Senior Connections


Are you a 50+ adult, recently retired or a senior citizen? The JCC welcomes adults seeking intellectual, cultural and social programming. Get involved with other adults interested in music, art, film, play readings, day trips and special events. Program development suggestions welcome.

Phyllis Kelly, Connections Program Coordinator
(914) 472-3300, x423

Bring a friend (new to CONNECTIONS) & you & your friend will only pay $8 for that day!

Morning and afternoon programs for our seniors, led by outstanding professionals, offer a variety of stimulating subjects including current events, art, music, films, book reviews, and Judaic topics. The first Thursday of each month we will have an afternoon of music. The last Thursday of each month we will continue with our Israeli film series. The group socializes over kosher style brown bag lunches brought from home. Light refreshments served.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 10
10:30AM – 12:00PM: Honoring Women’s History Month-“Women’s Rights: A Struggle Of Class, Race, and Ethnicity”.   Dr. Harriet Davis-Kram will lecture on women’s quest for equal rights.
She will illuminate the similarities between their own social, economic, and political status, and that of the slaves they were fighting to emancipate.
12:00PM – 1:00PM – Kosher lunch provided by WJCS in honor of Purim (Please RSVP Phyllis Kelly, (914)472-3300 x 423 or
1:00PM – 2:00PM – Tenor, Robert Puleo will perform arias, Italian art songs and classic Broadway tunes. (Ed Pressman has been cancelled).

Thursday, March 12
10:30AM – 12:00PM: “Pete Seeger’s Legacy In Song,” presented by Robert Cohen.
Event summary: Pete Seeger was one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century. We’ll listen to samples of songs and singers that Pete composed and inspired.
12:00PM – 12:30PM: Lunch (brought from home)
12:30PM – 1:30PM: “Journey to India with the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)”
Event summary: Erin Beser, Director of Youth & Family Education of Temple Israel Center of White Plains, will share her journey with us.

Tuesday, March 17
10:30AM – 12:00PM: “The Grandparent Scam”
Event summary: Assistant District Attorney Susan Brown-Vega and Assistant Attorney General of Westchester Regional Office Gary Brown will give this informative talk.
12:00PM – 12:30PM: Lunch (brought from home)
12:30PM – 1:30PM: Yiddish Vinkle (FREE!) with conversation lead by Bea Freedman

Thursday, March 19
10:30AM – 12:00PM: “What Now? The Police & the Constitution”
Event summary: Professor & NYPD Detective James Coll will give this informative talk.
12:00PM – 12:30PM: Lunch (brought from home)
12:30PM – 2:00PM: “The Art Of Collage Making,” a workshop lead by Susan Kaufman

Tuesday, March 24
11:00AM – 2:00PM: Film: “Precious Life” (Run time 1hr. 30min.) followed by Q&A and light Israeli refreshments.  Documentary summary: Born without an immune system, four-month-old Palestinian boy Mohammad Abu Mustaffa will die without a bone marrow transplant – a procedure that can only be done in an Israeli hospital. In the race to save a child, there are no borders. This timely documentary received the 2010 Ophir Award (the Israeli Academy Award) for Best Documentary.

Thursday, March 26
10:30AM – 12:00PM: “Art Gallery Tour”
Event summary: The Westchester Photographic Society will take us on a tour in the JCC Art Gallery where their work is on display. Learn about their techniques and inspirations. (Chairs will be provided for your comfort)
12:00PM – 12:30PM: Lunch (brought from home)
12:30PM – 1:30PM: Chabad’s Avroham Butman speaks about Passover

Senior Men’s Club

Join other senior men for weekly meetings, lively conversation and comradeship.  Bring a kosher-style breakfast; coffee served.
Wednesdays and Fridays ongoing, 9.00am – 11.00am.

Mah Jongg

Classes for beginners.  Sessions led by Anne Wiesel, instructor.
6 Mondays January 12-March 2, 2015, 9:30-11:30am  (no class 1/19, 2/16)
6 Mondays March 9-April 20, 2015, 9:30-11:30am (no class 4/6)
6 class card: $160

Supervised play.  Sessions led by Anne Wiesel.
6 Mondays January 13-February 24, 2015, 9:30-11:30am & 7:30-9:30pm  (no class 2/17)
6 Mondays March 10-April 21, 2015, 9:30-11:30am & 7:30-9:30pm (no class 4/7)
6 class card: $160

Other Offerings

Adult Dance: The JCC offers Adult Ballet and Tap Classes, Zumba Fitness and Israeli Folk Dancing for adults.

Art Classes: The JCC offers a range of classes for adults wishing to try their hand or develop their skills in media such as wheel throwing, life drawing, ceramic pottery, Open Studio Life Painting, and Holiday Workshops.

WAJE: Westchester Adult Jewish Education, a program of the Westchester Jewish Council, offers a broad spectrum of Jewish topics for study in classes that range from single sessions to ten or more weeks.

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