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 groove 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


FEBRUARY

Senior Connections Men’s Club
Tuesday, February 18: Winter Break, no Senior Connections
Wednesday, February 19 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, February 20: Winter Break, no Senior Connections
Friday, February 21 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, February 25 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
“Short Stories: Tall Tales” Stories will be distributed and read aloud in class. Led by Carol Flicker
Wednesday, February 26 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, February 27 @ 10:30am-12:00pm: Author Talk: Thelma Adams ”Bittersweet Brooklyn” 
12:30pm-2:00pm “Yiddish Culture and
Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven” Led by Maddy Simon 
Friday, February 28 @ 9:30 – 11:30am

MARCH

Tuesday, March 3 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
Celebrating Women’s History Month
“Ada Lovelace” Presented by Knowledge to Grow On
12:00pm-12:15pm: “15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Wednesday, March 4 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Begin today’s Men’s Club with “15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Thursday, March 5 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
Celebrating Women’s History Month “Ethel Merman, an American Icon” 
Illustrated Lecture by Marty Schneit
Friday, March 6 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, March 10 @ 11:00am-1:00pm
“Purim Celebration” Come celebrate Purim with Yiddish melodies and pop music.
Xylophone virtuoso Roman Lonkios
Wednesday, March 11 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, March 12 @ 10:30am-12:00pm. “Thursdays with Dory” History of Judea and Samaria.  Led by Educator Eli Doron Kathein
12:00pm-12:15pm
“15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright ,
JCCMW Fitness Director
Friday, March 13 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, March 17 @ 10:30am-12:00pm “Hassidic Tales” (Part 1 of 3) 
With Professor Eleanor Ehrenkranz 
Wednesday, March 18 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, March 19 @ 10:30am-12:00pm   
Celebrating Women’s History Month!
“FUNNY LADIES: Women In Comedy”:     
Lecture by Marty Alpert 
Friday, March 20 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, March 24 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
“Antisemitism and Current Middle East Events” Lecture by Shaya Lerner, Associate Director Of Middle Eastern Affairs/ADL-Anti Defamation League
Wednesday, March 25 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, March 26 @ 10:30am-12:00pm:
“Electing the President” Lecture by Retired NYPD Detective Professor James Coll
12:30pm-2:00pm “Yiddish Culture and
Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven” Led by Maddy Simon 
Friday, March 27 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, March 31 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
“Short Stories:Tall Tales” Stories will be distributed and read aloud in class. Led by Carol Flicker 

APRIL

Wednesday, April 1 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Begin today’s Men’s Club with “15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Thursday, April 2 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
Film: “Crescendo” 
(Run:1hr.46 Min.) 
Friday, April 3 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, April 7 PASSOVER – NO PROGRAMS
Wednesday, April 8 PASSOVER – NO PROGRAMS
Thursday, April 9 PASSOVER – NO PROGRAMS
Friday, April 10 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, April 14 PASSOVER – NO PROGRAMS
Wednesday, April 15 PASSOVER – NO PROGRAMS
Thursday, April 16 PASSOVER – NO PROGRAMS
Friday, April 17 PASSOVER – NO PROGRAMS
Tuesday, April 21 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
Yom Hashoah  “The Flight
Portfolio”, Ceremony / Author Talk 
Wednesday, April 22 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, April 23 @ 10:30am-12:00pm:
“Leonard Cohen: There Is A Crack In Everything” Power point presentation by Jewish Museum Docent Judy Schmeidler.
12:00pm-12:15pm:
“15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Friday, April 24 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, April 28 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
Yom Hazikaron Film: “Cast A Giant
Shadow”
(Run Time 2hrs.26min.) 
FREE To All
Lunch – traditional Israeli cuisine-$10 RSVP-(914)472-3300 
Wednesday, April 29 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, April 30 @ 10:30am-12:00pm:
Understanding the Ballet: Giselle”
JCCMW Dance Director Kristen Mcgrew
12:30pm-2:00pm “Yiddish Culture and
Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven” Led by Maddy Simon 

MAY

Friday, May 1 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, May 5 @ 10:30am-12:00pm “Hassidic Tales” (Part 2 of 3) with Professor Eleanor Ehrenkranz
Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Begin today’s Men’s Club with “15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Thursday, May 7 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
Film-”What About Adolf” (Run:1hr.31min.) 
Friday, May 8 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, May 12 @ 10:00am
In honor of National Women’s Health Week “Mindful is the New Skinny” with author Jodi Baretz 
Wednesday, May 13 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, May 14: NO SENIOR CONNECTIONS: JCCMW SPRING FUNDRAISER
Friday, May 15 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, May 19 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
“Hassidic Tales (”Part 3 of 3)
Professor Eleanor Ehrenkranz 
Wednesday, May 20 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, May 21 @ 10:30am-12:00pm:
“Inside the Artist Studio: Henri Matisse 
Presented by Knowledge To Grow On
12:00pm-12:15pm “15 Minutes of
Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Friday, May 22 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, May 26 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
“Short Stories: Tall Tales” Stories will be distributed and read aloud in class. Led by
Carol Flicker 
 
Wednesday, May 27 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, May 28 @ 10:30am-12:00pm:
“Thursdays with Dory” We will discuss the History of Judea and Samaria.
Led by Educator Eli Doron Kathein
12:30pm-2:00pm “Yiddish Culture and
Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven” Led by Maddy Simon 

JUNE

Tuesday, June 2 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
“WWII and You”: Commemorating the 76th anniversary of D-Day, we will use primary sources to look back at the main events of this epic war. Led by Lori Stratton 
Wednesday, June 3 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Begin today’s Men’s Club with “15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Thursday, June 4 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
“Thursdays With Dory ”History of Judea and Samaria”. Led by Educator Eli Doron Kathein
Friday, June 5 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, June 9 @ 10:30am-12:00pm 
“Mummies and More: Discovering Ancient Egypt”.  Presented by Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe. Marisa’s background includes double Bachelors degrees in Classical Archeology and Egyptology and a Master’s degree in Art and Museum Education from Harvard University.
Wednesday, June 10 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, June 11 @ 10:30am-12:00pm 
”Cinema Judaica: Epic Cycle In Movie Posters”
12:00pm-12:15pm “15 Minutes of Fitness” with Danielle Wright, JCCMW Fitness Director
Friday, June 12 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, June 16 @ 10:30am-12:00pm 
“Shakespeare and the Torah” with Professor Eleanor Ehrenkranz
Wednesday, June 17 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, June 18 @ 10:30am-12:00pm:
“Crime of the Century: The O.J. Simpson Trial”(Part 3 of 3) Presented by Marty Alpert
12:30pm-2:00pm “Yiddish Culture and
Conversation: You Don’t Have To Be A Maven” Led by Maddy Simon 
Friday, June 19 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday, June 23 @ 10:30am-12:00pm
“Short Stories: Tall Tales” Stories will be distributed and read aloud in class. Led by
Carol Flicker 
 
Wednesday, June 24 @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday, June 25 End of Year Luncheon
Friday, June 26 @ 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