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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.

Special Needs Classes

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

The following is a listing 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 to learn about dates, times and fees.

Special needs classes for children and teens:

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

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

Wednesdays at the JCC (LSJCC/Newton) - Seniors - Spring Individual

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/19/2014, End Date: 06/11/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 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 (10-11am) the Friday 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 617-558-6596.   Begins Wednesday, March 19th (10am-3pm)

Wednesdays at the JCC (LSJCC/Newton) - Seniors - Spring Couple

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/19/2014, End Date: 06/11/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 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 (10-11am) the Friday 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 617-558-6596.   Begins Wednesday, March 19th (10am-3pm)

Think Spring! Let your mind and body bloom!

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Classes begin week of April 6.

Arts and fitness classes for every age and interest this spring at the JCC. Search classes and register online using the JCC's easy-to-use online catalog.

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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
 
 

Film screening – The Children of Teheran

Presented by The Israeli House and the JCCs of Greater Boston

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Monday, April 28 (7:30pm)

The Children of Teheran is the story of the rescue of 800 children from occupied Poland and their grueling journey to Palestine/Israel in the winter of 1943. This unprecedented operation took the children, many without their parents, on a tortuous path that led them to distant lands, including Tehran, before they arrived safely in Palestine. The Children of Teheran was the first large group of Holocaust survivors to reach Palestine/Israel from occupied Europe. The film is being shown at the JCC in commemoration of Yom Ha’Shoa (Holocaust Memorial Day).

Introduction to the screening will be given by Professor Tuvia Friling, a senior researcher at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The film is directed by Yehuda Kaveh.

No charge. Open to all.

Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual with Paul Ford on Piano SOLD OUT

Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, Wednesday, April 30 (7:30pm)


Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway legend.  Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual presents the acclaimed actor/singer/ storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer.  “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of popular song.  From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget.

Mandy Patinkin will perform as part of the Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series. The show will begin with a 50-minute musical performance, followed by a one-on-one conversation between Mandy and Robert Brustein, founder of The American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and renowned theatre critic, producer, playwright and educator. After the discussion, Mandy and Robert will field questions from the audience.

Mandy’s Broadway credits include Evita (for which he won a Tony Award for his role as Che), Sunday in the Park with George, Mandy Patinkin in Concert and The Wild Party (Tony Nomination). On television, Patinkin has been seen on Chicago Hope, Criminal Minds and Homeland. His film credits include Yentl, Ragtime, Everybody’s Hero and The Princess Bride.

Photo credit: newspixs

See Mandy's recent interview by a cab driver in the back of a car >>

Boston vs. New York – Who’s Funnier?

Featuring Improv Asylum and Upright Citizens Brigade

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturday, May 3, 2014 (8pm)

The rivalry between Boston and New York sinks to new levels.  New York’s famed Upright Citizens Brigade goes toe-to-toe with Boston’s Improv Asylum in a first-ever improv mash-up.  Who is funnier - Boston or New York?  You be the judge.
 
It’s sketch comedy at its best.  The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company has spawned the careers of comedy greats Horatio Sanz, Amy Poehler, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, MTV's Human Giant, the Daily Show’s Rob Riggle.  Improv Asylum, in Boston’s North End has performed 10,000 shows for more than two million people.  Cabaret seating.  Refreshments available. Cash bar (wine and beer).
 
All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.

For more information, contact boxoffice@jccgb.org or 617-965-5226

Watch video of past Upright Citizens Brigade touring company show >>
Another popular YouTube video of Upright Citizens Brigade >>


Related Program
Try Your Hand at Improv Comedy.  Classes taught by Improv Asylum will be held at the JCC in the spring.
Call 617-558-6480.

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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