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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

The JCC is a community partner in enhancing the social, emotional and physical developmental needs of, and facilitating a sense of empowerment and independence in, children, teens and adults with physical, developmental, neurological, learning and mental health challenges.

For more information about JCC special needs programs and services, contact the JCC Inclusion and Support Services team at 617-558-6507.

Classes and Programs

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LSJCC, Start Date: 09/20/2015, End Date: 12/13/2015, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

(Ages: 13-17yrs) An activity-based exercise program for pre-teens and teens with mild learning differences who want to build self-confidence, strength and achieve good health through movement and exercise. Small group orientation allows for individual attention and support. Instructor: Rachael Held

JCC Camp Kingswood Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, December 6, 2015 2-4pm

Geared for families with children currently in grades 2-10
Located on 100 acres in southern Maine, Kingswood provides overnight campers with an unforgettable, fun summer experience. Campers develop independence, gain self-confidence, build individual skills and learn to work as teams, all while nurturing lifelong friendships and strengthening their Jewish identities. Special needs inclusion program available. Israel trip for CITs offered in partnership with BBYO. For more information, visit kingswood.org or contact info@kingswood.org or 617-558-6531.

Adult Adapted Aquatics - 22+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/04/2016, End Date: 03/21/2016, 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-31+yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/05/2016, End Date: 03/15/2016, 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

Tikvah Jewish Social Group - 31+ yrs

ELC Brookline, Start Date: 01/10/2016, End Date: 03/06/2016, Time: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 31+ yrs) Enhance social and community skills and celebrate Jewish holidays with adults with mild/moderate learning differences. Activities include visits to museums, the aquarium, holiday shopping at the mall, dining out and other leisure time activities. Meetings are held at the JCC Early Learning Center in Brookline and in the community. Participants pay for outside activities. Leaders: Frank McManus, Becca Pearl

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, January 10, 2016 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 more than 40 communities throughout Greater Boston. Take advantage of early bird pricing as well as a special discount for registering at the open house. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Adult Activity Group - 30+ yrs

BAMSI Day Habilitation, Start Date: 01/11/2016, End Date: 03/14/2016, 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 and restaurants. Participants pay for outside activities. Leaders: Maryellen McNally, Erin Donahue

New Year. New Beginnings at the Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center (ELC)

Preschool Open Houses in Newton

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, January 14, 2016 5-6pm

Limited openings available in January of 2016 at the Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center. Attend an open house to meet the teachers and the school’s director, tour the classrooms and learn about the ELC’s educational philosophy. Enrollment information for September 2016 also available.

Operated by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, the school welcomes children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Flexible hours and days with full week or part week options, full year and school year programs, early drop-off and extended day, swim lessons for four and five year olds and optional in-house afternoon enrichment classes. Family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC included in tuition. Everyone welcome. No charge for open house. For more information, contact 617-558-6420 or newton-elc@jccgb.org or visit bostonjcc.org/earlylearning

Gentle Yoga - 25+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/21/2016, End Date: 03/24/2016, Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

(Ages: 25+ yrs) This class is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations. Using the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga, a sense of wholeness and balance is created.  Meditation, guided imagery and gentle restorative exercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  The class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat. Instructors: Angela Wasson, Mieko Yamamoto

Fitness, Fun and Swim - ages 18+

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/23/2016, End Date: 03/26/2016, Time: 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

(Ages: 18+ yrs) A fitness class designed for young adults with different learning styles. Class combines 30 minutes of stretching, weights and cardio with 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the pool. Instructor: Diane Taylor

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