Knitting a Baby Sweater with Risa Sonnenblick. Learn how to knit an adorable baby sweater! Six Wednesday evenings, 7:00—8:00 p.m., starting February 4. $85. Bring your own supplies or purchase from the instructor.

Exploring the Seven Species: Cooking with the Ingredients of Our Heritage with Chef Naomi Ross. The second in four winter/spring 2015 cooking workshops on Wednesday, February 4, 10:30 a.m. $60. If all Tu B’Shevat brings to mind is hard carob and stale dried fruits, we have an eye-opening and palate-pleasing class for you! Rediscover your connection to the seven species of Israel and what they have to teach us–in our lives and in our kitchens. Spend this Tu B’Shevat learning about creative dishes that bring out the best from our most ancient ingredients and what they represent.

Insights into Chesed with Michal Horowitz. The Sages teach that chesed is one of the pillars upon which the world stands. This three-part series will explore different aspects of chesed and how it impacts our lives and the lives of those around us. Three Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. February 17: Divine Chesed; March 17: Imitated Chesed; May 12: Corrupt Chesed. $40 for all three classes or $15/class.

Canasta with Hannah Berman. Beginners, come learn this all-time favorite game that will guarantee hours of fun. Seven Thursday mornings, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m., starting February 5. $85.

The JCC of the Greater Five Towns is located at 207 Grove Avenue in Cedarhurst. To reserve your spot for any of these classes, call Rachayle at 516-569-6733, ext. 222, or e-mail


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