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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
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JCC programs and services in Brookline, Needham, Newton and beyond.
 

Jewish Community Centers
of Greater Boston
and Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center

333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
617-558-6522
membership@jccgb.org

Camps

All JCC camps are headquartered at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston offices. For information about specific camps, please visit the Camps and Vacations pages.

Early Learning Centers

Brookline/Brighton
50 Sutherland Road
Brighton, MA 02135
617-278-2950
brookline-elc@jccgb.org
 

Newton
Bernice B. Godine
JCC Early Learning Center
(at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC)
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
617-558-6420
newton-elc@jccgb.org
 

Classes and Programs

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Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Individual

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/18/2013, End Date: 09/10/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

A full day program is available to members on Wednesdays. Membership includes discounts to all senior adult programs and Travel club events. Each week offers a variety of activities including lectures, fitness, discussion groups, entertainment and more. Typical courses include current events, Jewish history, play reading, nutrition, Yiddish, Art, choral group and more.   To reserve a Kosher lunch on Wednesdays, please call 617-558-6596 by 12pm the Monday before the Wednesday program. There is a $3 suggested donation for lunch and full day program.   If you are a Brookline or Brighton resident, transportation is available on Wednesdays. For transportation reservations, please call 617-558-6484.   Full day programs planned from September 18, 2013 to June 11, 2014. Summer semester program begins on June 18, 2014 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Couple

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/18/2013, End Date: 09/10/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

A full day program is available to members on Wednesdays. Membership includes discounts to all senior adult programs and Travel club events. Each week offers a variety of activities including lectures, fitness, discussion groups, entertainment and more. Typical courses include current events, Jewish history, play reading, nutrition, Yiddish, Art, choral group and more.   To reserve a Kosher lunch on Wednesdays, please call 617-558-6596 by 12pm the Monday before the Wednesday program. There is a $3 suggested donation for lunch and full day program.   If you are a Brookline or Brighton resident, transportation is available on Wednesdays. For transportation reservations, please call 617-558-6484.   Full day programs planned from September 18, 2013 to June 11, 2014. Summer semester program begins on June 18, 2014 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Lactation Consults

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Consults available by appointment.

Designed for new moms
Lactation Consult - Meet individually with a professional breastfeeding specialist trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby. During this consult you will receive hands-on assistance with your breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, low milk production, low weight gain, pumping, just to name a few. Includes a care plan and follow up via phone and email. 75 Minute in office consult. Partners welcome!

Consults available by appointment.  Call to inquire regarding other time slots.
Cost:  $115; JCC Members:  $100
Cost for Multiples:  $145; JCC Members:  $130

To schedule, contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485
 
Bio: Melanie Venuti, IBCLC, RLC, CHBE
Melanie has been working in the maternal and child health field for many years beginning in pediatric nutrition where she developed a passion for breastfeeding support and parental education. Her focus is breastfeeding consultations, prenatal breastfeeding education, and family support. She is also a certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator, teaching the soothing techniques of Dr. Harvey Karp. 

For more information, call 617-558-6485 or earlyparenting@jccgb.org.

Special Needs Classes

Newton area, South area, Brookline and Metrowest, Throughout the year

Individuals with special needs are encouraged to participate in any mainstream or Inclusion and Support service offered by the JCC. Placement in appropriate classes is determined by the JCC Inclusion and Support Service staff. If you are signing up for a class for the first time, register by calling 617-558-6507/6508. If you have participated in previous special needs classes, please register online at www.bostonjcc.org/register.

The JCC offers financial assistance to those who qualify. If you are in need of financial assistance or a payment plan, or have questions regarding payment for registration, contact inclusion@jccgb.org. For more information regarding membership, registration, fee adjustment or special accommodations (e.g., locating an interpreter, accessibility, etc.) contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6507/6508.

The following is a list of all JCC classes for participants with special needs. All classes take place in Newton except where indicated. Please contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6508 for dates, times and fees.

Special needs classes for children and teens:

Fun and Games (South Area)
Adapted Aquatics(Newton and South Area)
Mini Sports
Music Stars
Get In Shape
Just Dance
Teen Activity Group

Special needs classes for adults:
Adult Adapted Aquatics
Fitness, Fun and Swim
Gentle Yoga
Saturday Night Out
Tikvah (Brookline)
Young Adult Social Group
Adult Social Group (Newton, Metrowest)
Adult Activity Group (Metrowest and South Area)
Wednesday Night Out (South Area)
Mass Self Advocates (Brookline)
Friends Drop-in (Brookline)

Adapted Aquatics - Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Mondays, June 23 - August 11, 1-6pm/by appt. Tuesdays, June 24 - August 12, 1-6pm/by appt. Thursdays, June 26 - August 14, 1-6pm/by appt. Saturdays, July 12 - August 16, 8:30am-12pm/by appt.

Weekly swimming classes adapted for children and teens with developmental, neurological, physical and emotional challenges. Half-hour lessons grouped by skill levels. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor. Lessons scheduled in coordination with the instructor.  Registration is not available online. For all programs, please contact Janis Robbins at 617-558-6507 or email jrobbins@jccgb.org. Enrollment is limited. All classes by appointment.

Explorations: Adult Learning and Enrichment

Temple Beth Avodah, Six Thursdays (10am-12:30pm): July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

Explore new interests. Develop greater understanding of current events. Join other active learners in the JCC's six-week Explorations: Adult Learning and Enrichment series. Held on Thursdays from 10am-12:30pm beginning July 10. At Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton Center.

Session 1 (10-11am): Choose one
- Becoming America 1776-1800. Discuss the events, personalities and Parliamentary decrees that led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. With professor Gary Hylander
- Chair Yoga. A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. Provides relief for people with hypertension, arthritis, chronic pain, etc. With certified massage therapist and trainer Michelle Newman.

Session 2 (11:30am-12:30pm): Choose one
- Jewish potpourri. Six classes dedicated to learning about Jewish contributions in the fields of music, art, and history. Topics include the Poetry of Israel, a look at Israel's Declaration of Independence, Hava Nagila (The Movie), Judaica on display at the MFA and more.
- Current events. With teacher/writer Lois Sockol.

Full details listed in Summer Senior Adult newsletter >>

To register, contact 617-558-6439 or seniors@jccgb.org.

Early Drop Off Tennis Camp

LSJCC, Start Date: 07/21/2014, End Date: 07/25/2014, Time: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM

Early drop off - Tennis camp
Week 6 - LFICYT06

Early Drop off - sports camps

LSJCC, Start Date: 07/21/2014, End Date: 07/25/2014, Time: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Early Drop off - Wide World of Sports July 21-25

Early Drop off - sports camps

LSJCC, Start Date: 07/21/2014, End Date: 07/25/2014, Time: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Early Drop off - Swim/Tennis Camp July 21-25

Wide World of Sports - Grades K-5

LSJCC, Start Date: 07/21/2014, End Date: 07/25/2014, Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Wide World of Sports - July 21-25
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