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, social 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:

$220 for a Senior Passport – includes Senior Connections events AND Mens’ Club!

  • $220 for a Senior Passport; $360 for a Married Couple Joint Passport
  • $10/$20 per event for non-passport holders


2019-2020 Senior Programs: Movies, Talks and Fun and Fellowship

SEPTEMBER

Senior Connections Men’s Club
 Wednesday, September 4 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, September 5 @ 10:30-12:00 
“Party with Artie”
Master entertainer Artie Kersting will take us ona walk down memory lane, from those oldies but goodies to the classics. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP By 9/1    914-472-3300 X 0
Passport Holders: FREE
$15-Non-Passport Holders
 
Friday, September 6 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, September 10 @10:30-12:00   
“The Constitution” (3 part series)
The Constitutional Convention and the Constitution itself were the most significant and transformative events in the history of mans ongoing mission to govern itself. The Convention was high drama in its most intense and contentious form. Join us, as we in as real time as possible, sit with the delegates in that hot steamy room im 1787. Discussion led by David Hershberg
FREE-Passport Holders    $10-Non-Passport Holders
Wednesday, September 11 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, September 12 @10:30-12:00  
“Presidential Administrations: Compared and Contrasted”
(Part 1 of 4 Part Series)
A discussion of four consecutive Republican and Democratic Administrations philosophies and specific events and/or legislation will be a basis for our discussions.The Administrations will span from 1920’s-1980’s. We will examine: Herbert Hoover/Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman/Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy/Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter/Ronald Reagan
Professor Judy Lass
FREE-Passport Holders    $10-Non-Passport Holders
Friday, September 13 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, September 17 @ 10:30-12:00  
“Back To The Moon”
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by traveling back in time to the Space Race and explore how we got there.With interactive demos, activities and historical storytelling, discover the struggles NASA scientists, engineers and mathematicians faced before eventually succeeding in sending astronauts to the moon. Class led by Lori Stratton
FREE-Passport Holders     $10-Non-Passport Holders
Wednesday, September 18 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, September 19 @ 10:30-12:00 
“Book Talk Thursdays” Julie Satow  “The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel”
With it’s glamorous history with celebrity guests to the strife behind the scenes, this is the story of how one hotel reflected New York’s place at the center of the country’s cultural narrative for over a century. Enjoy a cup of tea!
FREE-Passport Holders       $20-Non-Passport Holders
Friday, September 20 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, September 24 @ 10:30-12:00   
“ Short Stories: Tall Tales”
Short stories will be distributed and read aloud in class. Discussion led by Carol Flicker and Terri Rosenbaum
FREE-Passport Holders        $10-Non-Passport Holders
Wednesday, September 18 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, September 26 @ 10:30-12:00 
“Crime of the Century” (3 Part Series)
Every so often, certain crimes capture our attention, and become a fascination, part of our culture and everyday table talk. This series will explore three crimes which became an American obsession.
(Part 1) Leoplod and Loeb: Nathan Leoplod and Richard Loeb, two brilliant, wealthy boys from Chicago murdered a child to commit, what they thought would be, the perfect crime. Clarence Darrow was retained to defend them. Discussion led by Marty Alpert
FREE-Passport Holders      $10-Non-Passport Holders
12:30-2:00 “Yiddish Culture and Conversation:You Don’t Have To Be A Maven”. Just love the Mamaloshen. Led by Maddy Simon. Ms. Simon was a music teacher in the NYC Board of Ed for 27 years and has conducted many Yiddish and folk choruses. She is an expert in Yiddish language, literature and culture, and has been leading Yiddish conversation groups for many years.
9/26,10/31,11/21,   12/19 (11-12:30)*Please note time change for 12/19 only
FREE-Passport Holders      $10-Non-Passport Holders
Friday, September 27 @ 9:30 – 11:30am

OCTOBER

Senior Connections Men’s Club
 Wednesday, October 2 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, October 3 @10:30-12:00  
“Presidential Administrations: Compared and Contrasted”
(Part 2 of 4 Part Series)
A discussion of four consecutive Republican and Democratic Administrations philosophies and specific events and/or legislation will be a basis for our discussions.The Administrations will span from 1920’s-1980’s. We will examine: HerbertHoover/Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman/Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy/Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter/Ronald Reagan
Professor Judy Lass
FREE-Passport Holders    $10-Non-Passport Holders
 
Friday, October 4 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Wednesday, October 9 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, October 10 @10:30-12:00   
“The Constitution” (Part 2)
The Constitutional Convention and the Constitution itself were the most significant and transformative events in the history of mans ongoing mission to govern itself. The Convention was high drama in its most intense and contentious form. Join us, as we in as real time as possible, sit with the delegates in that hot steamy room im 1787. Discussion led by David Hershberg
FREE-Passport Holders    $10-Non-Passport Holders
Friday, October 11 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Wednesday, October 16 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, October 17 @ 11:30-1:00 *PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE*
“Songs In The Sukkah”
Music Therapist Marlon Sobol
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED    RSVP: By 10/10 914-472-3300 X 0
WEATHER PERMITTING , in the SUKKAH
Friday, October 18 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Wednesday, October 23 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, October 24 @ 10:30-12:00  
“You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca”
Among the two or three greatest films ever made, “ Casablanca” has established its reputation among  generations of film lovers as an enduring masterpiece. During this program we will have an opportunity to experience the entire film enhanced with commentary by the late film critic Roger Ebert.
Richard Knox
FREE-Passport Holders   $8-Non-Passport Holders
Friday, October 25 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, October 29 @ 10:30-12:00 
Wednesday, October 30 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, October 31 @ 10:30-12:00  
“STEM (science, Technology,
Engineering and Math): Superhero: Madame Curie” with Lori Stratton
12:30pm-2:00pm “Yiddish Culture and
Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven” Led by Maddy Simon

NOVEMBER

Senior Connections Men’s Club
Friday, November 1 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, November 5 @10:30-12:00   
Film tbd
Wednesday, November 6 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
“15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Thursday, November 7 @10:30-12:00  
“The Constitution” (3 of 3)
Discussion led by David Hershberg
Friday, November 8 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
“15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Tuesday, November 12 @ 10:30-12:00  
“Understanding the First Amendment”
(2 of 3) Lecture by Retired NYPD Detective Professor James Coll
12:30pm-1:15pm
“Understanding Medicare”
With WSOS Program Coordinator Mary-Anne Larkin. FREE TO ALL
Wednesday, November 13 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, November 14 @ 10:30-12:00 
“Book Talk Thursdays” Julie Satow  “The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel”
With it’s glamorous history with celebrity guests to the strife behind the scenes, this is the story of how one hotel reflected New York’s place at the center of the country’s cultural narrative for over a century. Enjoy a cup of tea!
FREE-Passport Holders      
$20-Non-Passport Holders
Friday, November 15 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, November 19 @ 10:30-12:00   
“Hollywood Screen Legends, Grace Kelly & Kirk Douglass”  (1 of 2 ) with Richard Knox
12:05 – 12:20pm
“15 Minutes of Fitness” With Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Wednesday, November 20 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
11:30pm-12:30 pm
“Tech With John” with JCCMW Director of
Technology, John Ramahlo
Thursday, November 21 @ 10:30-12:00 
“Book Talk Thursdays” with Richard Zoglin “Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las  Vegas Show”
12:30pm-2:00pm “Yiddish Culture and
Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven” Led by Maddy Simon
Friday, November 22 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, November 26 @ 10:30-12:00 
“Book Talk Thursdays” with Richard Zoglin “Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las  Vegas Show”
12:30pm-2:00pm “Yiddish Culture and
Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven” Led by Maddy Simon
Wednesday, November 27 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, November 28
THANKSGIVING
BUILDING IS CLOSED
Friday, November 29 @ 9:30 – 11:30am

DECEMBER

Tuesday, December 3 @10:30-12:00   
“Author Talk” A conversation with Susan Isaacs “Takes One To Know One”
Wednesday, December 4 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
“15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Thursday, December 5 @10:30-12:00  
“Presidential Administrations: Compared and Contrasted” (4 of 4) with Professor Judy Lass
12:30am-2:00pm
“Painting Styles Of the Masters”  (4 of 4)
with JCCMW Art Director, Susan Kaufman
Friday, December 6 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, December 10 @ 10:30-12:00  
“Hollywood Screen Legends: Ingrid Bergman & James Stewart” 2 of 2) with Richard Knox
12:30pm-1:30 pm
“Tech With John” with JCCMW Director of Technology, John Ramahlo
Wednesday, December 11 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, December 12
JCCMW Winter Gala – no Senior Connections programs
Friday, December 13 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, December 17 @ 10:30-12:00    
ART TALK: “Edith Halpert” with Jewish Museum with Docent Judy Schmeidler
Wednesday, December 18 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
11:30pm-12:30 pm
“Tech With John” with JCCMW Director of
Technology, John Ramahlo
Thursday, December 19 @ 10:30-12:00 
“Yiddish Culture and Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven” Led by Maddy Simon
12:30pm-2:00pm
“Hanukah Celebration”
Lunch Will be Served. Please RSVP call
914-472-3300 X 0
Friday, December 20 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, December 24 @ 10:30-12:00 
Wednesday, December 25 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, December 26
Friday, December 27 @ 9:30 – 11:30am

Senior Men’s Club

Wednesdays and Fridays ongoing, 9.30am – 11.30am.
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