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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.

Jewish Impact on Broadway

With Dr. Larry Lowenthal

Congregation Kehillath Israel, Thursday, February 5 (1-3pm)

The Jewish contribution to the development of the American musical over the past century has been significant.  Luminary composers such as Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Loesser and Stephen Sondheim have left an indelible mark on Broadway. Dr. Lowenthal will discuss the Jewish impact on the American musical and demonstrate elements from songs as part of his presentation.

For reservations and more information, contact 617-558-6439 or seniors@jccgb.org.

JCC Without Walls is a collaboration of Congregation Kehillath Israel, Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, Temple Ohabei Shalom and Young Israel of Brookline to serve the needs of senior adults with generous funding by Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Israeli Stage presents Never Ever Ever

Written by Sivan Ben Yishai, Starring Jordan Ahnquist

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Monday, February 9 (7:30pm)

This touching portrayal of a teenage boy dealing with dyslexia was the winner of four Israeli Assitej Awards in 2013. Yoni runs away from school, from home, from himself. He runs away the moment he’s confronted with the words disabled or dyslexic. In this moving, one-man play, Ben Yishai provides the audience an experience of what it’s like to feel like an outsider, feeling different, being differently-abled, yet, at the same time whole.  Show is performed as a staged reading.
 
Post-performance conversation with actor Jordan Ahnquist , director Guy Ben-Aharon, and Beth Crastnopol and Jen Newman from Gateways: Access to Jewish Education. Light refreshments.

Israeli Stage is dedicated to exposing audiences to the works of Israeli playwrights, offering high-quality artistic, apolitical programming to help promote Israeli culture in a meaningful way.

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. 
 
Co-sponsored by Gateways, Jewish Big Brother Big Sister, JCC Inclusion and Support Services, Jewish Vocational Service, and Yachad.

Wrestling Jerusalem

Starring Aaron Davidman

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturday, February 21, 2015 (8pm) and Sunday, February 22, 2015 (2pm)

Written and performed by Aaron Davidman; Directed by Michael John Garcés
 
"Remarkable solo performance...yearning beauty...riveting...” -San Francisco Chronicle
 
An old proverb says, An enemy is someone whose story you do not know. Wrestling Jerusalem is a solo performance piece about Israel and Palestine. It’s a personal story. Of grappling. With identity. With social justice. With ethnic allegiance. With history. With spirituality. Drawn from a 30-year journey, the play weaves a tapestry of narratives and gives voice and humanity to a dozen different characters. Set in America, Israel and Palestine, Wrestling Jerusalem reflects on the multi-layered issues that live at the center of a conflict that has lasted generations.
 
Post-show discussion:  Join in a facilitated discussion after the show that will touch on many issues that are raised during the performance.

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

Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner - All Fall Down

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, March 19 (7:30pm)

Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of 11 books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes (made into a major motion picture), and The Next Best Thing, talks about her newest book All Fall Down, her writing process and her views on the publishing industry. 

Co-sponsored with Hadassah.

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


Special Reception with Jennifer Weiner (6pm)

Meet Jennifer in an intimate setting prior to her program at the JCC.  Includes light hors d’oeuvers, priority seating, and signed copy of her book.  Cost: $75

JCC Wellness Expo

Wellness and fitness activities for the entire family

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, March 22, 2015 (1-4pm)

Free wellness and fitness activities for the entire family. Moonwalks/bounce houses, photos with Wally the Green Monster, Beth Israel Hospital "Ask the Doctor," massages, nutritious food samples, giveaways, discounts, and more. 

For details, contact 617-558-6459.

Co-sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham.

Kinky Friedman

Singer, Raconteur, Author

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturday, May 2, 2015 (8pm)

Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman writes and performs satirical songs and has been hailed as the Frank Zappa of country music. The son of a University of Texas professor who raised his children on the family ranch, Rio Duckworth. Kinky was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for Governor of Texas. An evening of song, stories and surprises.

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