Seniors are welcome at the JCCMW!

From our popular Senior Connections, to the Men’s Club morning coffees, to fitness, dance, and art classes, and ENGAGE’s volunteer program, there are plenty of ways for you to find your grove at the JCCMW.

The JCCMW’s Senior Connections offers cultural and current affairs programs for seniors from September-June each year.

Interested in films? Music? Current events? Cultural programs? Book discussions with authors? Want to celebrate Jewish culture, Jewish holidays and general holidays with others? We offer these programs and more for local seniors!

Senior Passports (SP) are available for people ages 65 and over. SP holders can attend all daytime events listed here, unless otherwise indicated. Program prices as follows:

$180 for a Senior Passport

  • $180 for a Senior Passport
  • $15 per day-time Val Franco Film Series for non passport holders
  • $12 per day-time Film for non passport holders
  • $ 8 per day-time program for non passport holders
  • $10 per day-time Sunday programs for non-passport holders

For more information, please contact Phyllis Kelly at 914.472.330 ext. 423 or kellyp@jccmw.org

Click here to purchase a Senior Passport for yourself or as a gift.  Or call the Front Desk at 914 472 3300 x0.

2018-2019 Senior Programs: Movies, Talks and Fun and Fellowship

Senior Connections Men’s Club
 March 20 @ 9:30am -11:30am
March 21  @ 10:30am -1:00pm
Purim Celebration with Xylophonist Roman Lankios.
Lunch will be served.
RSVP by March 18  914-472-3300 x 0
 
 March 22 @ 9:30am -11:30am
March 26 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
Short Stories, Tall Tales. Stories read aloud & distributed in class. Discussion led by Carol Flicker & Terri Rosenbaum.
12:30pm – 1:30pm  Yiddish Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven.  Converse in the Mama Lushen
 
 March 27 @ 9:30am -11:30am
March 28 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
Lecture: The Rosenberg Trials.  Despite massive worldwide protest, Ethel & Julius Rosenberg were executed on June 19, 1953 at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY, After being convicted of conspiracy to Commit Espionage in one of the most hotly-debated trials in U.S. history.  Discussion led by Marty Alpert. $8 for non-Passport holders & free to Passport holders.
1:30-2:30 p.m.
 Mitzvah Project: Making Paper Flowers to be delivered by Dorot to homebound seniors and for Holiday Celebration centerpieces for Bronx Community Seniors Program. 
 
 March 29 @ 9:30am -11:30am

APRIL

Senior Connections

Men’s Club

April 2
No program: Preparing for the GALA
 
 April 3 @ 9:30am -11:30am
April 4
No program: GALA
 
 April 5 @ 9:30am -11:30am
April 9  @ 10:30am -12:00pm
The Image of Jewish Women In Literature & the Media (Part 1of 2)
The image of Jewish women has changed dramatically over the past hundred years in its presentation to the public.  With Professor Eleanor Ehrenkranz
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Adult Coloring: $3 per class for materials (For non-passport holders)
 
 April 10 @ 9:30am -11:30am
April 11 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
Laughter ( Part 4 of 4).  Our Series concludes with Francine Shore’s LAUGHTER YOGA class as we “Unearth Our Mirth, De-Stress Our Mess, Chi Our Glee, and Razzle Dazzle Our Frazzle!!! Let’s have a LAUGH together!
 
 April 12 @ 9:30am -11:30am
April 16 – April 25
No program: Passover
 
 April 26 @ 9:30am -11:30am
April 30 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
Short Stories, Tall Tales. Stories distributed & read aloud in class.  Discussion led by Carol Flicker & Terri Rosenbau
12:30pm – 1:30pm:  Yiddish Conversation – You Don’t Have To Be A Maven”.  Converse in the Mama Lushen
 

MAY

 May 1 @ 9:30am -11:30am
May 2 @ 10:30am -1:00pm
Yom HaShoah film: Denial (1hr.49min).  Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. Followed by Bagels & Discussion
 
 May 3 @ 9:30am -11:30am
May 7 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
“History” (Topic TBD) with Jack Rosenthal
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Adult Coloring: $3 per class for materials (For non-passport holders)
 
 May 8 @ 9:30am -11:30am
May 9 @ 10:30am -1:00pm
Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day).  Musical performance by Internationally acclaimed Israeli singer Estere.
Lunch will be served   RSVP by 5/6 (914)472-3300 x 012:30pm – 1:30pm
Mitzvah Project: Making Paper Flowers to be delivered by Dorot to homebound seniors and for Holiday Celebration centerpieces for Bronx Community Seniors Program.
 
 May 10 @ 9:30am -11:30am
May 14  @ 10:30am -12:00pm
“The Great American Songbook;American Standards”  (Part 2 of 3).  They include popular and enduring melodies from the 1910s-1950s. Multimedia presentation by Richard Know
 
 May 15 @ 9:30am -11:30am
May 16  10:30 – 12:00
“The Image of Jewish Women In literature & The Media” (Part 2 of 2) with Professor Eleanor Ehrenkranz
 
 May 17 @ 9:30am -11:30am
May 21  @ 10:30am -12:00pm
“STEM:How does your Boat Float?” (Part 4 of 4).  How do large, heavy ships stay afloat? How do submarines submerge on command? Participants will build their own buoyancy boats to discover the science behind how ships and submarines travel the oceans with the knowledge of density, buoyancy and displacement to find out. Each participant will compete in an engineering design challenge to see whose boat can stay afloat with the most cargo.
 
 May 22 @ 9:30am -11:30am
May 23
A&T FILM TBD
 
 May 24 @ 9:30am -11:30am
May 28 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
Short Stories, Tall Tales.  Stories Distributed & read aloud in class.  Discussion led by Carol Flicker & Terri Rosenbaum
12:30pm – 1:30pm  “ Yiddish Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven”.  Converse in the Mama Lushen
 
 May 29 @ 9:30am -11:30am
May 30  @ 10:30am -12:00pm
“Lower East Side”.  From the comforts of our chairs, tour the Lower East Side and visit Schimmel’s knishes, Katz’s Deli, Ansche Chesed, the Daily Forward and Rabbi Eisenberg, one of the few remaining torah scribes remaining in the Lower East Side.Listen to a number of stories and tidbits about some of the great people who lived there-Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor and George Burns.  Wuth NYC Tour Guide Marty Schneit.
 
 May 31 @ 9:30am -11:30am

JUNE

June 4 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
“History’ with retired History Teacher Jack Rosenthal
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Adult Coloring:
$3 per class for materials (For non-passport holders)
 
 June 5 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
June 6
ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL   (FIM TBD)
 
 June 7 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
June 11 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
“Something Beautiful Happened: A story of Survival, Faith and Courage in the Face Of Evil” Award winning Journalist and New Rochelle native, Yvette Manessis Corporon set out to find the Jewish family her Greek grandmother saved from the Nazis. After years of searching, Yvette finally finds them. But their joyful reunion is cut short when days later, two members of Yvette’s own family are murdered by a neo-nazi a ta JCC in Kansas. Lessons learned from the survivors of the past help Yvette and her family discover new ways to understand forgiveness and the power of kindness.
 
 June 12 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
June 13 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
“The Great American Songbook; American Standards” (Part 3 of 3). They include popular and enduring melodies from the 1910s – 1950s.  Multimedia presentation by Richard Knox
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Mitzvah Project: Making Paper Flowers to be delivered by Dorot to homebound seniors and for Holiday Celebration centerpieces for Bronx Community Seniors Program.
 
 June 14  @ 9:30 – 11:30am
June 18 @ 10:30 – 12:00pm
“Bubby’s Stories-Belarus to the Bronx is a compelling true story, that is a deeply pleasurable and charming biography, yet completely universal. An inspiring family’s saga from the 1880s through 2005.  Author: Roslyn Rothstein
 
 June 19 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
June 20 @ 10:30am -1:30pm
Film Series: Rising To The Challenge (Part 5 of 5).  “Loving Vincent” with Professor Val Franco. Followed by Bagels & Discussion
 
 June 21 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
June 25 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
“Short Stories, Tall Tales”.  Stories distributed and read aloud in class. Discussion led by Carol Flicker and Terri Rosenbaum.
12:30 – 1:30  “Yiddish Conversation:You Don’t Have to Be A Maven”.  Converse in the Mama Lushen
 
 June 26 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
June 27   END OF YEAR LUNCHEON
– DETAILS TO BE DETERMINED
 

Senior Men’s Club

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

Senior Passports

Senior Passports are available for seniors 65 and older to attend many of our daytime programs.

Some of the benefits for Senior Connections Passport Holders

  • Be part of an exciting and thought-provoking community
  • Welcoming and professional staff
  • The opportunity for a hassle-free experience to attend as many programs as you would like
  • Meet on Tuesdays-Fridays and occasional Sundays throughout the year
  • Socialize over kosher-style lunch brought from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • A free Kosher lunch on select days (RSVP is required). Please check the calendar for dates where free lunch will be provided
  • Ample parking is available

For more information on Senior Connections and the Senior Passport, please contact:
Phyllis Kelly at (914) 472-3300 ext 423 or email to kellyp@jccmw.org.

In case of inclement weather, please call: (914)- 472- 3300 x 113 for updates.

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.

Scarsdale Adult School: a continuing education program that offers an enrichment curriculum for lifelong learning.  For questions, please contact director@scarsdaleadultschool.org or call (914)723-2325