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Classes and Programs

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Welcome Baby! Meet-ups, Metro North

Panera Bread, First Wednesday of each month (year round) 11am-12:30pm

Designed for parents with babies ages 0-1 year
Meet other parents with babies, and enjoy a cup of coffee in a relaxed setting the first Wednesday of each month. Staff from the JCC and Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston will advise on area resources and upcoming programs. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

PJ Bagels and Books Drop-in Group, South

Temple Sinai, Wednesdays, October 2, 2013-April 30, 2014 9:30-11am

Designed 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.

Advanced Israeli Dance: Drop In - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2014, End Date: 06/08/2014, Time: 6:15 PM-8:15 PM

Previous Israeli dance experience is recommended. Instructor: Latishya Steele

Israeli Dance: Drop In - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/08/2014, End Date: 06/10/2014, Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Instructor: Latishya Steele

Klezmer Plus - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/08/2014, End Date: 06/10/2014, Time: 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

While klezmer music, a centuries-old folk art from Eastern Europe, is emphasized we will also explore the multi-faceted palate of Jewish music. Almost any instrument (winds, brass, strings, voice and piano) can be worked into this ensemble. Includes coaching and historical background with occasional performances. Instructor: Barry Shapiro

Israeli Dance to Fitness - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/11/2014, End Date: 06/13/2014, Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

(Beginners) Israeli dance is fun, heartfelt, and great exercise. You will be introduced to a variety of steps, styles and rhythms as participants develop a repertoire that will keep everyone moving through the entire class. Instructor: Kfir Mizrahi

JCC Grossman Camp Open House/Tours

JCC Grossman Camp, Sunday, April 20, 2014 2-4pm

Designed for families with children ages 4.5-15 years
Come learn why JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and self-confidence. Meet senior staff and see JCC Grossman Camp which is located on seventy-five acres on Hale Reservation in Dover, MA. For more information, contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Film screening - The Ritchie Boys

Congregation Kehillath Israel, Thursday, April 24 (1-4pm)

Run out of Germany by the Nazis, a small contingent of German Jewish intellectuals exacted the perfect revenge - returning to Europe as U.S. soldiers to defeat the enemy. Groundbreaking and unforgettable, a handful of German nationals used their language and cultural knowledge to wage psychological warfare against the Nazis and to liberate Europe. Still sharp as octogenarians, The Ritchie Boys - a medley of hilariously unlikely soldiers - vividly recall their treacherous and heroic slog through World War II, from their training at Camp Ritchie, Maryland, to the beaches of Normandy, from dark weeks spent in a German POW camp to D-Day ebullience. Now highly successful artists, businessmen, and professors, The Ritchie Boys laugh at their clumsy fit within the U.S. military, cry at the horrors of war, and marvel at the unorthodox, but effective, forms of subterfuge that helped defeat the Nazis.
 
RSVP: 617-558-5439
 
 

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

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, April 24, 2014 5-6pm

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 Bernice B. Godine 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. Tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC. For more information, contact newton-elc@jccgb.org or 617-558-6420.

PJ Library Topsy Turvy Pajama Shabbat

Whitney Place Community Room, Friday, April 25, 2014 (5:30-7pm)

For families with children ages 0-5 years with adult
Enjoy the chance to celebrate a silly Shabbat with family and friends in your pajamas. Unwind after the work week and relax while we read Shabbat themed stories, sing songs and enjoy ‘breakfast for dinner’ such as bagels, cream cheese, cereal and more.

Please bring a new pair of pajamas to donate to the Pajama Program.

For more information, contact metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300.

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Spotlight

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Two famed improv groups go toe-to-toe in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy. Featuring Boston's Improv Asylum and New York's Upright Citizens Brigade. Who's funnier - Boston or New York? You be the judge.

Leventhal-Sidman JCC