The JCC of the Greater Five Towns is located at 207 Grove Avenue in Cedarhurst. Unless otherwise noted, most events take place there. Call 516-569-6733 or visit www.fivetownsjcc.org to learn more. To register, call Rachayle at ext. 222 or e-mail rachayle.deutsch@fivetownsjcc.org.

Need to get off the stress express? Try a course in mindfulness! Awareness and wakefulness in the present moment with Patricia Orshan. This class is a joyful exploration of a variety of techniques to keep the mind from going on autopilot and cultivating the capacity to live more fully in the present moment with acceptance and without judgment. Increase mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Wednesday evenings, 7:30—8:30 p.m. October 14, 21, 28. $30 for the series. Registration a must. Patricia Adina Orshan has a master’s in psychology and is a yoga therapist and yoga teacher who focuses on mind/body interventions and how meditation and yoga influence and enhance wellbeing.

Social networking online with Sharper Training Solutions, Inc. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube–What’s it all about? Tuesday evening October 20, 7:00—9:00 p.m. $40. In this lecture and demonstration class, the instructors will discuss social-networking sites, instant-messenger programs, blogs, and much more. Parents: Help your kids use social networking more safely.

Michal Horowitz presents Insights into Berachot (Blessings): Permission to enjoy the bounty of our Creator. Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $50 for the series; $15 per class. October 20, Part I: The Mitzvah of HafrashatChallah and its Berachah. November 17, Part II: The Berachah of HadlakatNeirot and Borei Minei Besamim. December 15, Part III: The Berachot recited upon thunder, lightning, and seeing a rainbow. January 12, Part IV: BerachahAcharonah.

Cooking classes on tour: Three marvelous workshops with Chef Naomi Ross of Cooking Concepts. Wednesdays 9:30—1:00 p.m. $165 for the series; $60 per class. October 14: Farmer’s Market Day! Join an autumn walking tour of the Long Beach Farmer’s Market and explore new and different locally grown varieties. Chef Naomi Ross will provide tips, explanations, and usage information at the farm. The fun continues back at the JCC with a full cooking class to enjoy the farm’s bounty applied in the kitchen! (Rain date October 21.) November 18: Spice Market! High-quality fresh spices are the secret to vibrant, flavorful cooking. Recreate the finest Eastern spice markets at the JCC with special guest Mr. Golombeck of Morris Golombeck Spice Co. Chef Naomi Ross will demonstrate how to “spice it up” with recipes applied in a full cooking class to follow. December 16: Meat Market for the Carnivore! Don’t know your Deckle from your Delmonico? Confused about which cut to choose for your meat dishes? Join a free tour of the Gourmet Glatt meat department with tips given by their head butcher. Full meat cooking class to follow in the JCC kitchen with Chef Naomi Ross. Class recipes will demonstrate roasting, braising, and grilling techniques all suited for the right cuts.

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