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:

$180 for a Senior Passport – includes Senior Connections events AND Mens’ Club!

  • $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

Spring Luncheon with Dr.Ruth

dr ruth

Hear from the legend herself!  How did Dr. Ruth come to be Dr. Ruth?  It’s quite a journey!  Using a trip to an amusement park with her grandchildren as its framework, Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s new graphic novel-style Young Adult autobiography depicts all the ups and downs of her remarkable life and demonstrates lessons of grit, resilience, and strength that readers can apply to their own lives.

Thursday, June 6 @12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.  
$54 (includes a delicious lunch)

Books will be available for purchase and signing by Dr. Ruth.


Westchester Premiere Screening of Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles followed by Musical Sing-a-long

NY Premiere for Max Lewkowicz’s Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles. The story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York. With live musical performances and sing-a-long.

Wednesday, June 19th @7:00pm – 9:00pm  
$20

Sponsored by Kensington Assisted Living of White Plains

Senior Connections Men’s Club

MAY

 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 about some of the great people who lived there, like Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, and George Burns.  With NYC Tour Guide Marty Schneit.
 
 May 31 @ 9:30am -11:30am

JUNE

June 4 @ 10:30am -12:00pm
Film: “Quiz Show”  (Run Time:2hr.13min.)  Based on a true story. An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950’s discoveres that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show “Twenty-One”: Herbert Stemple, a brash working -class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren, the patrician scion of one of  America’s leading literary families . 
Followed by Discussion led by Retired History Teacher Jack Rosenthal
Light Refreshments served.
 
 June 5 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
June 6
No Senior Connections. See top of page for information about the Dr Ruth Spring Luncheon.
 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