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Classes and Programs

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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

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.

Circo Comedia

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, January 4, 2015 (11am and 1pm)

Recommended for all ages with adult
Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts are the signature style of CIRCO COMEDIA starring the fantastic duo Jean Saucier & Patrick Côté from Montreal - performing their distinctive style of humour, acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic and eccentricity.

Tickets for Magic Ark performances are available online below or by phone at 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111. 

Get on board as we set sail for another exciting season of family entertainment. View the complete Magic Ark lineup at bostonjcc.org/magicark.

JCC MAGIC ARK PERFORMING ARTS SERIES FOR FAMILIES
A program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts and PJ Library® 

JCC Early Learning Center, Brookline/Brighton Preschool Open House

JCC Early Learning Center, Brookline/Brighton, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 5:30-7pm

Designed for families with children ages 15 months-five years
A vibrant, engaging learning environment with Jewish values at the core: this is the essence of the JCC Early Learning Center. The Center nurtures children, embraces families, mentors educators, and in every way possible brings out the best in children and in our community. Flexible scheduling with early drop-off and extended day, on-site playground, highly educated and experienced staff, swim lessons for 4 and 5 year olds, enrichment classes including art, sports, cooking and yoga, and NAEYC accredited. Tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton. For more information, contact brookline-elc@jccgb.org or 617-278-2950.

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center, Newton Preschool Open House

Located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, January 8, 2015 9-10am

Designed for families with children ages 6 weeks-five years
A vibrant, engaging learning environment with Jewish values at the core: this is the essence of the JCC Early Learning Center. The Center nurtures children, embraces families, mentors educators, and in every way possible brings out the best in children and in our community. Flexible scheduling with early drop-off and extended day, on-site playground, highly educated and experienced staff, enrichment classes, swim lessons and NAEYC accredited. Tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton. For more information, contact newton-elc@jccgb.org or 617-558-6420.

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, January 11, 2015 2-4pm

Geared for families with children ages 4 1/2 to 15
Learn why JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community. Bus transportation from many areas throughout Greater Boston. Take advantage of early bird pricing as well as a special discount for registering at the camp fair. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Annual Comedy Cabaret

Smart, hip comedy featuring Tony V, Dan Naturman, Dan Crohn

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturday, January 17, 2015 (8pm)

In 1986 Tony V (pictured) was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He quickly rose to national headliner status as he performed on HBO, Comedy Central, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, A&E and MTV. Along with being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges throughout the world, Tony V has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, and Adam Sandler.  
 
Dan Naturman is known to his fans as the “real winner” of Last Comic Standing 2, and was the favorite of celebrity judges Drew Carey and Brett Butler. Dan’s charming combination of self-deprecation and outright grouchiness has had audiences howling from coast to coast and has earned him spots on NBC’s Last Comic Standing (seasons 2 and 7), the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Comedy Central.
 
Dan Crohn has been performing stand-up comedy in and around Boston for years. A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Festival, his stories of family and friends have entertained audiences throughout New England.

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.

Ballet, Jazz, Tap Combo - Ages 4-6 yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/18/2015, End Date: 03/22/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

(Ages: 4-6yrs) Children will learn the basic dance forms of tap, ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development thruogh music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions. Instructor: A Fine Dance Studio Escort available for this preschool class.

Young Author's Club - Ages 8-11 yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/18/2015, End Date: 03/22/2015, Time: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

(Ages: 8-11 yrs) Do you enjoy making up stories? The Young Author’s Club is a place for kids to have fun exploring the craft of writing. Under the guidance of an award winning published children’s author, children will learn new skills and techniques and share work with fellow writers. Instructor: Jane Kohuth

Advanced Israeli Dance: Drop In - Adults - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/18/2015, End Date: 03/22/2015, Time: 6:15 PM-8:15 PM

Previous Israeli dance experience is recommended. Instructor: Erica Goldman

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