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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)

Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Individual

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2014, End Date: 06/10/2015, 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 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 617-558-6596.   Full day programs planned from September 17, 2014 to June 10, 2015. Summer semester program begins on June 17, 2015 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Couple

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2014, End Date: 06/10/2015, 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 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 617-558-6596.   Full day programs planned from September 17, 2014 to June 10, 2015. Summer semester program begins on June 17, 2015 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

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

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2014, End Date: 12/17/2014, 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 by 12 noon 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 617-558-6596.   Begins Wednesday, September 17th (10am-3pm)

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

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2014, End Date: 12/17/2014, 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 by 12 noon 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 617-558-6596.   Begins Wednesday, September 17th (10am-3pm)

Comedian Richard Lewis

With Mike Jacobs

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturday, November 1 (8pm) and Sunday, November 2 (2pm)

Perhaps Mel Brooks put it best when he said, “Richard Lewis may just be the Franz Kafka of modern day comedy.”
 
Comedy Central has recognized Richard Lewis (pictured) as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all-time. GQ Magazine named Lewis one of the ‘20th Century’s Most Influential Humorists.’ Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form. Lewis remains addicted to performing before live audiences and is on a continuous Tracks of My Fears stand-up tour. In live performance he is often compared to a jazz musician for his wild riffs that fly out into space but always find a way to float back into rhythm as they splatter recurring themes against a spiraling, lyrical backdrop. Don’t miss this rare Boston appearance!
 
Mike Jacobs’ edgy brand of autobiographical comedy traces its roots to the north end of Hartford where he was voted “funniest kid” in his 6th grade class. His stories of “life” are hilarious, relevant to everyone…and true. Mike is a regular at the top comedy clubs in New York City.

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

NOTE: If you are interested in including this show as part of a subscription package, please call the Box Office at 617-965-5226 before ordering tickets. 

Saturday show is SOLD OUT.

David Kalis - Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser

Discussion and book signing

Ahavath Torah Congregation, Tuesday, November 4 (10:30am)

 “Thrilling, bold, and beautifully written” Robert Kurson, Author of Shadow Divers
 
For David, graduating from college is a matter of course, but figuring out what to do next with his life turns into a paralyzing decision. On a whim, he decides to travel to the Soviet Union. From surviving perilous run-ins with the Russian mafia and the Soviet military, to searching for his lost heritage in a remote village, David’s story is a riveting coming-of-age memoir.

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

Modern Fiction

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Tuesday, November 18 (7:30pm)

Randy Susan Meyers - Accidents of Marriage and Jenna Blum - Grand Central

Accidents of Marriage, this year’s JCC Community Read, is an account of life inside a marriage and how the unexpected gift of clarity can make the difference between living in hell and salvation. Blum, author of the New York Times bestseller Those Who Save Us, revisits her trademark themes of despair, love, shame, hope, and what it costs to survive in The Lucky One, a novella within Grand CentralMathew Gilbert will navigate the conversation and talk about his own memoir, off the leash.

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

Mitchell Zuckoff - 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

In conversation with Charles Sennott, Executive Director and co-founder GlobalPost

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, November 23 (11am)

13 Hours presents, for the first time, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Their personal account sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy.  Now optioned for a major motion picture.
 
Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University, a New York Times bestselling author, and a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting.

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

Bravo's Andy Cohen - The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year

In Conversation with Jonathan Soroff, Improper Bostonian

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, December 4 (7:30pm)

TV producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen talks about his newest book that is honest, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny.  Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog. Nothing is off limits.

Q&A and book signing after the program.

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

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