The JCC of the Greater Five Towns has a central location at 207 Grove Avenue in Cedarhurst. Most events take place there unless otherwise stated. The central phone number is 516-569-6733. (For additional listings of upcoming events, please see last week’s issue of the 5TJT.)

Elderly Groups

Café Europa. Tuesdays, 1:00—3:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 390 Broadway in Lawrence. A weekly gathering for older adults, with a feel of European flavor. Enjoy meeting new people with a little nosh, exercise, Yiddish humor, lectures, movies, music, and more. For further information, please contact Rebecca Gordon, LMSW, at ext. 209.

Cards & Friendship Group. Wednesdays, 1:00—3:00 p.m. Come alone or bring a friend for a fun afternoon. Enjoy meeting new people, good conversation, and challenging games. For further information, please call Mary Sheffield at ext. 219.

Chaverim Group. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. The purpose of this group is to bring together Holocaust survivors in a heimish atmosphere. A kosher lunch and transportation is also available. For further information and to pre-register, please contact Lisa Barnett, LCSW-R at ext. 210.

Come Alive Program. At Congregation Sons of Israel in Woodmere on Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m. This program provides an opportunity for homebound older adults to participate in social, recreational, and intellectual activities. Kosher lunch and door-to-door transportation is available on a limited basis. For further information, please call Mary Sheffield at ext. 219.

Golden Notes Choir. Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. A joyful hour of singing with choirmaster Zvi Klein. Singing songs in all languages and performing for local venues. For information please call Sheryl at ext. 222.

L’Chaim Club. Wednesdays, 12:00—2:00 p.m. at Valley Stream Jewish Center, 322 North Corona Avenue in Valley Stream. This group offers a light kosher lunch, socialization, and an array of lectures, entertainment, and wonderful discussions. For further information and to pre-register, please contact Gayle Fremed ext. 211.

Remember When. Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m. at Congregation Sons of Israel, 111 Irving Place, Woodmere. A weekly social day program for those with memory loss. This unique gathering provides social and intellectual activities through the use of art, music, and current events and other innovative cognitive therapies. A kosher lunch is provided and door-to-door transportation is available on a limited basis. $40/day. For more information and to pre-register please call Gayle Fremed at ext. 211.

Shalom Club. Mondays, 11:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m. at Temple Hillel, 1000 Rosedale Road, North Woodmere. A unique group of retired professionals with a zest for intellectual stimulation and Jewish enrichment. The club will focus on social, cultural, and educational experiences. A wide variety of speakers will ensure lively discussions. Programming includes exercise and lunch. For further information please contact Cathy Byrne, MS, RN.

Tisch & Dish. Fridays, 10:00—11:30 a.m. This innovative program combines Friday mornings with a little taste of Shabbat. It includes music, singing, noshing, and schmoozing in a light, enjoyable environment.

Health and Fitness

Israeli dancing. Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. with Danny Uziel. For further information and to pre-register, please contact Sheryl Wyszkowski at ext. 222.

Yoga Class. Thursdays, 9:15—10:30 a.m. Fee: $90. Taught by Miriam Abrahams. For registration information please call Sheryl at ext. 222.

Zumba Gold. Thursdays, 2:00—3:00 p.m. Please wear flat-soled sneakers.

Russian Division

Chess Club. For all children ages 7+. Wednesdays, 3:45—4:45 p.m. and 6:30—7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel, 140 Central Avenue in Lawrence. This class, instructed by a chess senior master, will teach the basic principles of chess and improve analytical skills while allowing students to compete and have fun. Call ext. 214 or e-mail for further information.

Russian Language Lessons. Individual or small group Russian language lessons for people of all levels and ages upon request. Please call Yulia Gross, ext. 214, or e-mail

Social Services

Caregivers Support Group. Meets the first Thursday of the month. Next meeting will be on Thursday, November 1, 7:00—8:30 p.m. at the JCC; side door. This group is for people who are caring for an elderly loved one and who may find themselves trying to meet the demands of work, family, and caregiving, all at the same time; meeting everyone else’s needs but their own. Share experiences with others. For further information, contact Mary Sheffield at ext. 219.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Group. Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at Temple Hillel in North Woodmere. The goal is to offer a safe haven where clients and family members feel accepted for who they are. For further information, please contact Lisa Barnett, LCSW-R at 516-569-6733, ext. 210. v


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