skill + fun

Welcome to VERVE 55+ Adult Programs

Purchase an Adult Program Pass (APP) and get unlimited access to our adult programs, including social groups, skill-building workshops, and lifelong learning programs. An Adult Program Pass + Wellness (APP+) allows unrestricted access to adult programs, plus all of our wellness classes, which include Tai Chi, Yoga, Body Sculpt, and Water Aerobics.

As part of the VERVE community, you’ll connect to people who live life to the fullest. Whether you’re still working, semi-retired, or fully retired, there are lots of ways to get involved. Celebrate together at a holiday dinner or over a glass of wine at a local tasting. Enjoy cultural events. Make good things happen as a volunteer. VERVE is everywhere—in cafes and coffee houses, at libraries and theaters—and at the JCC. Be a part of the momentum and feel the energy of VERVE in your neighborhood today.

Please note: Classes and programs will no longer be sold on an individual basis.

Free Trial Class

We invite you to try a free adult program before purchasing an APP or APP+. Please contact [email protected] to sign up.

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Social Programs

in-person and virtual

Men's Club

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Join other men for biweekly meetings, lively conversation, and comradeship.

Location

Wednesdays: Adult Programs Room
Fridays: Zoom

Weekly Schedule

Wednesdays 9:30–11:30 AM
Fridays 9:30–11:30 AM
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dine + socialize

Shabbat Supper Club

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Join us for Shabbat Dinner. Experience Shabbat together with your community and find connections within your faith.

Location

Social Halls

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Lifelong Learning Programs

read + discuss

JLit Book Club

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Once a month, come together and discuss the book of the month and reflect. Books will be decided by the group. Explore stories and bring your friends.

Location

Adult Programs Room

Monthly Schedule

Fridays 1:00 PM February 24, March 24, April 28
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listen + learn

Lectures

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A program with various facilitators across a wide range of subject matters. Topics include politics, history, genealogy, and arts and culture. This program will have similar content and facilitators from our former Senior Connections programs.

Location

Adult Programs Room

Note

Stay tuned for pop-up Jewish education classes during our lecture sessions!

explore + discover

Adult Program Trips

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Join us once a month for our offsite trips around the greater New York area. Explore historic sites, see classic movies and Broadway shows, and discover new museums.

Location

Locations will vary. Please check back for more event information!

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Skill-Building Programs

new players

Beginning Canasta

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Join us for Beginner Canasta, where you can learn to play this classic game that is both fun and competitive,

Weekly Schedule

Thursdays 12:15–1:15 PM
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experienced players

Modern Canasta Open Play

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Join us for Modern Canasta Open Play for more experienced players.

Location

Adult Programs Room

Weekly Schedule

Thursdays 1:00 PM

About the Instructor

A canasta instructor extraordinaire, Jamie Meadow has been teaching across Westchester for many years. Jamie is excited to bring canasta to our weekly tabletop community. 

strategy + fun

Beginning Mahjong

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Come learn how to play mahjong, a challenging and social game of strategy and luck. You will meet other new players, learn the basics of American mahjong, exercise your brain, and have a blast!

Location

Adult Programs Room

Weekly Schedule

Tuesdays 1:00 PM
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games + refreshments

Mahjong Madness

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We provide the space and refreshments for experienced mahjong players. No instruction is provided during this program. Not a mahjong player—all games are welcome!

Location

Adult Programs Room

Weekly Schedule

Wednesdays 1:00 PM

perform + laugh

Comedy Improv

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Come perform and laugh alongside our new improv instructor, Ellen Flaks, and refine your performance skills. Classes will be held on select Fridays each month.

Location

Adult Programs Room

About the Instructor

Ellen Flaks is the director and owner of Improv Innovations. She is a creative drama instructor; improvisational theater specialist; a scene study, monologue and audition coach; a puppeteer; a director; a stage manager; a birthday party savior; and a supporter of the arts in Westchester and Rockland Counties, NYC, and beyond. 

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learn + adapt

JTech Series

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Come build your technology skills and knowledge! Teen volunteers teach adults how to better utilize the technology in their lives. Also available is a partner program where teen volunteers are matched with interested adults to have personalized instruction and assistance with technology-related challenges.

Location

Adult Programs Room

art + crafts

Judaic Art Workshop (JArt)

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Join us once a month as we explore creating Jewish ritual objects.

Location

Adult Programs Room

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click + capture

Photo Club

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Once a month join our resident photographer Arnold Breisblatt in his photography class. He will share his experience and teach you the skills you need to take better photos.

Location

Adult Programs Room

reminisce + write

Writing Workshop

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Join us for a memoir-writing workshop with esteemed writer Reyna Gentin. Each week you will revisit and write about important moments in your lives, big and small.

Location

Adult Programs Room

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JCCMW Disclaimer

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We reserve the right to change or cancel classes, instructors, schedules, policies, and/or prices at any time.