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Classes and Programs

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PJ Library Bagels and Books Drop-in Group

Geared for children ages 0-4 years with adult

Temple Sinai, Starts September 3 -ongoing through April 2015 (except school vacation weeks and holidays) Wednesdays (9:30-11am)

Geared for children ages 0-4 years with adult
Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Grab a bagel, hear a story and meet other parents while your children socialize and have fun.  All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. 

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

Reader's Choice - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 10/14/2014, End Date: 05/26/2015, Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Monthly facilitated Book Group meets on Tuesday nights. Ranging from fiction, memoir, nonfiction and more, participants choose the books that they will be reading. Special Skype sessions with authors will be planned. Join anytime. Call 617-558-6480. Please come to first session having read "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year. Cost: $10 per session; $60/All sessions JCC member cost: $8 per session; $50/All sessions Facilitated by Talya Sokoll, Master Library Science, MA, English Education

Rock-A-Baby

Geared for children ages 0-3 years with adult

Sharon Community Center, Fridays, October 24 - December 19, 2 Classes: (9:30-10:15am or 10:30-11:15am)

BOTH ROCK-A-BABY CLASSES ARE FULL
check back for more class offereings this winter

Geared for children ages 0-3 years with adult
Your child has a chance to be “in the band” with Rock-A-Baby. With a trio of musicians, three zany puppets, dancing, instruments and music ranging from classical to jazz to children’s songs to rock ‘n roll, Rock-A-Baby gives your child a stimulating and educational musical experience.  All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. 

For more information, contact: south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

JCC Community Day

Lend a hand...or two

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, December 25, 2014 10am-1pm

Everyone welcome
December 25 will be a day to lend a hand to the community at the JCC. The JCC will be open to the public from 10am-1pm. Participate in family-friendly community service-themed activities that spread joy to those in need. Activities include making blankets for pets at the MSPCA, making tissue paper flower centerpieces to brighten up senior winter lunch programs, sorting donations collected by the JCC Early Learning Centers for Cradles to Crayons, and decorating birthday bags and warm wish notes for the recipients of the Cradles to Crayons donations. You'll also have the opportunity to play chess for charity - beat the JCC's chess king and we'll make a donation to the charity of your choice. The JCC facilities including the gym, indoor pool and children's gym will also be open. Please feel free to bring donations for Cradles to Crayons. Can't attend the JCC on December 25, but still want to lend a hand, here are some other volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact bostonjcc.org/communityday or 617-558-6529.

Adult Adapted Aquatics - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 22+ yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/05/2015, End Date: 03/23/2015, Time: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM

(Ages: 22+ yrs) Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment. Instructor: Lucinda Parker

L'Chaim (To Life) Fun, Fitness and Community - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 31+ - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/06/2015, End Date: 03/18/2015, Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

(Ages: 31+ yrs) Socialize, dine out, work out in the gym, see a show! A group for adults with mild learning differences. Group members decide their own leisure-time activities with the assistance of an advisor. Particpants pay for outside activities. Instructor: Trudy Bauer

Free Fitness Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, January 11 (8am)

A giant Zumba Jam group fitness class with a DJ and boot camp class with more than ten stations are part of a free fitness open house at the JCC on Sunday, January 11. Start the year off right with these amped-up cardio and strength training workouts.  The Zumba class will be held from 8-8:45am and 9:30-10:15am. Boot Camp will be held from 8:45-9:30am and 10:15-11am. JCC personal trainers will lead the Boot Camp class using TRX straps, kettlebells, battle ropes and other nontraditional training tools. Both classes will be held in the gym. The event is open to the entire community.

Young Adult Social Group - Inclusion and Support Services - ages 18-30 - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/11/2015, End Date: 03/01/2015, Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 18 - 30 yrs) Social, cultural and recreational activities for young adults with mild/moderate learning differences, including a variety of leisure-time activities taking place within and outside the JCC; chosen by the group members with assistance from their advisors. Participants pay for outside activities. Instructors: Breanna Robinson, Liz Niedzwiecki

Metrowest Adult Activity Group - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 25+ yrs - Winter

Temple Israel, Start Date: 01/11/2015, End Date: 03/08/2015, Time: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

(Ages: 25+ yrs) A group for adults with moderate learning differences, offering a variety of activities designed to enhance social skills and independence within the community. Going out to dinner, bowling, art projects and baking are just a few of the activities the group will enjoy together. Participants pay for outside activities. Leaders: Cindy Campbell, Charlotte Ruskin.

Adult Activity Group - Inclusion and Support Services (Adults) - Winter

BAMSI Day Habilitation, Start Date: 01/12/2015, End Date: 03/16/2015, Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

BAMSI Day Habilitation 521 Washington Street, Stoughton A monthly social group for adults with mild learning differences, offering opportunities for a variety of leisure-time activities such as craft projects, games, cooking, as well as trips to local shopping centers and restaurants. Participants pay for outside activities. Leaders: Maryellen McNally, Erin Donahue

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