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 them all!

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

$180 for a gold 10 month Passport (Sept-June)
$150 for a silver 7 month passport (Sept-Nov & Mar-June)
$15 per daytime program 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.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Sunday, September 25
2pm – 3:30pm
The 2016 Elections…So Far –  with James Coll
A non-partisan look at the exciting and unpredictable road to the White House

 

Tuesday,  September 27
10:30am – 12pm
*Russian Short Stories (Part 3 of 3) *
The Short Stories of Dostoevsky by William Phillips

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Yiddish Conversations
Bea Freedman
You don’t have to be a Yiddish maven, just love Yiddish.

 

Thursday,  September 29
No program

 

October

Tuesday, October 4
Rosh Hashanah  (no program)

 

Thursday, October 6
10:30am – 12pm
Elder Abuse (Senior Fraud), Melissa Diodati
Stick it to them: What you don’t know about Canes and Umbrellas, Susan Teltser Schwartz

12:30pm – 1:30pm
For the Love of Reading
Teacher, poet, reader Sandra Garrett leads a discussion about a short story or book.

 

Tuesday, October 11
Erev Yom Kippur (no program)

 

Thursday, October 13
10:30am – 12pm
Andre Rieu Retrospective
Richard Knox leads a multimedia presentation on the musician’s background and career

 

Friday, October 14
10am-12pm *
Let’s Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series
Six consecutive Fridays

 

Tuesday, October 18
Sukkot (no program)

 

Thursday, October 20
10:30am-12pm
Sukkot Sing Along
With Bob Friedland, a successful business man who loves to play music and sing with others. Chabad Rabbi Butman gives a talk on Sukkot

 

Tuesday, October 25
Simchat Torah (no program)

 

Thursday, October 27
10:30am-12pm
Triumph Over Tragedy
Inspiring talk with Ron Gold, a Wall Street executive who became paralyzed after a bicycle accident. He tells his story of triumph after a tragic life change.

 

November

Tuesday, November 1
10:30am – 12pm
Decline of Radio and Newspapers with Evan Weiner
How radio declined from its golden age, when people gathered to hear Jack Benny and the Shadow.

 

Thursday, November 3
10:30am – 12pm
In the News  with Professor Judy Lass
12:30pm – 1:30pm
For the Love of Reading
Teacher, poet, reader Sandra Garrett leads a discussion about a short story or book.

 

Tuesday, November 8
Election Day
10:30am – 12pm
Honoring our Veterans
Ina Bass on her father Sgt. William Shemin’s posthumous Medal of Honor
US Marine Vet Emil Paolucci on operation Iraqi Freedom

 

Thursday, November 10
10:30am – 1pm (1h 32min)
* Contemporary International Cinema (Part 2 of 7) Food on film with Val Franco
Paulette: French comedy about a woman who uses her baking skills to elude local drug dealers

 

Tuesday, November 15
10:30am – 12pm
* The Serious Side of Food (Part 1 of 5)
Dr. Eleanor Ehrenkranz discusses food through texts selected by food critic Mimi Sheraton.
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Yiddish Conversations with Bea Freedman

 

Thursday, November 17
10:30am – 12:30pm (43 min)
Highlights of WJFF
Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew 
Story of Mekonen Abebe, from a shepherd in Africa to a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces

 

Sunday, November 20
2pm-4pm
Supreme Court Year in Review: Panel Discussion with James Coll and Arlene Popkin

 

Tuesday, November 22
10:30am – 12pm
The Serious Side of Food (Part 2 of 5) with Dr. Eleanor Ehrenkranz

 

Tuesday, November 24
Thanksgiving (no program)

 

Tuesday, November 29
10:30am-12pm
The Serious Side of Food (Part 3 of 5)
with Dr. Eleanor Ehrenkranz

 

December

Thursday, December 1
10:30am – 12pm
Middle East Current Events
Shaya Lerner, A. Dir. M.E. Affairs for the ADL
12:30pm – 1:30pm
For the Love of Reading
Teacher, poet, reader Sandra Garrett leads a discussion about a short story or book.

 

Sunday, December 4
2-4pm (1h 9min)
Fight for Justice: David & Me 
Story of wrongly convicted prisoner David McCallum’s friendship with Ray Klonsky, who tries to exonerate him.
Q&A with McCallum and Klonsky

 

Tuesday, December 6
10:30am – 12:30pm
* The Serious Side of Food (Part 4 of 5)
Dr. Eleanor Ehrenkranz discusses food as nourishment, pleasure, and social bond through texts selected by food critic Mimi Sheraton.

 

Thursday, December 8
10:30pm – 1pm (1h 25min)
* Contemporary International Cinema
(Part 3 of 7) Food on film with Val Franco
The Tasting Menu: Spanish comedy follows the closing of one of the world’s greatest restaurants, where an offbeat group comes together to experience the last meal.

 

Tuesday, December 13
10:30pm – 12:30pm (1h 12min)
Highlights of Westchester Jewish Film Festival (WJFF)
The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Story of the famous Yiddish writer’s harem of women translators

 

Thursday, December 15
11am-1pm*
Author Janice Kaplan: Gratitude Diaries
How a year looking on the bright side can transform your life.

 

Tuesday, December 13
10:30am-12pm
The Serious Side of Food (Part 5 of 5) With Dr. Eleanor Ehrenkranz
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Yiddish Conversations with Bea Freedman

 

Thursday, December 22
10:30am-12:30pm
Chanukah Celebration
Latkes, jelly donuts and Klezmer music with Doug Leblang
RSVP by 12/15 to 472-3300 x 0

 

 

On June 21, the Senior connections program was a “Salute to the Bronx”. Seniors from The Ambassador Scarsdale Senior Living, Willow Towers, Assisted Living and Five Star Seniors joined the JCC Seniors as they watched a 92Y interview with Arlene Alder talking about her book, “Just Kids From The Bronx. Followed by Ben’s Deli hotdogs & knishes, not to be topped by NYC Tour guide Marty Schneit who led the tour down memory lane. Here are a few photos:

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.

This calendar is subject to change. 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