Jewish Life + Learning

Jewish Life and Learning

Throughout the JCC, we enable and empower our community to help make our world a better place by offering comfort, engendering joy, creating peace, connecting to others and to Jewish tradition.

Shababa Fridays

Ages: Birth through 5 years and their families
Music together with a Shabbat spin! Songs, stories and hands-on activities for the very youngest to share with parents, grandparents, or a caregiver.
Fridays, 9:45–10:30am

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Holidays at the JCC

Throughout the year many holiday events are held at the JCC as a place to gather, learn, and celebrate. Some of these holidays include Purim, Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Chanukah. We hope you’ll join us for the variety of celebrations we offer for each holiday

Celebrations
for Families

SHABABA FRIDAYS

Ages: Birth-5 years and their families
Community gathering for singing, dancing, and stories. In partnership with 92Y Shababa Network.
Begins Friday, July 7
9:45–10:45am
$10 family / members free

SHABBAT UNDER THE STARS 

At Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp
Join us for songs, dancing and challah braiding with the Israel Friendship Caravan! You bring the picnic, we bring grape juice, challah and dessert.
Friday, August 11
5:00pm

YOGA RETREAT

At Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp
Participate in a Restorative Yoga Experience set to a backdrop of the Ma’ariv (evening) prayers in a beautiful, natural setting. The evening will conclude with a shared meal. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Yoga School of Temple Beth-El of Great Neck.
Thursday, August 10
5:30-8:30pm
$72 / members and Temple Beth-El members $60

KLEZMER BAND

JCC musicians come together to learn lively and evocative Jewish music of Eastern Europe. Intermediate musicians are welcome – there are performance opportunities! For more information, contact Jonathan Flamm, weekday evenings at 516.767.8070.

Mind +
Spirit

TASTE OF TORAH

Participate in the collective story of the Jewish people through Jewish text study with Rabbi Lina and guest presenters.
Ongoing
Wednesdays, 10:30am–12:00pm
$50 per quarter / members free

CONVERSATIONAL HEBREW ULPAN

Students are immersed in writing, oral comprehension and conversational Hebrew.

Beginner with Liat Chanoch
9 sessions
Begins Tuesday, May 2
12:15-1:30pm
$180 / members $135

Beginner+ with Liat Chanoch
8 sessions
Begins Tuesday, May 2 (no class May 30)
7:30-8:45pm
$160 / members $120

Advanced Beginner with Liat Chanoch
8 sessions
Begins Monday, May 1
12:15-1:30pm
$160 / members $120

Intermediate with Dorit Gryn
11 sessions
Begins Wednesday, April 5 (no class April 12, May 31)
11:00am-12:15pm
$220 / members $165

Advanced Beginner with Dorit Gryn
12 sessions
Begins Thursday, April 6 (no class June 1)
9:30-10:30am
$240 / members $180

Advanced with Dorit Gryn
11 sessions
Begins Wednesday, April 5 (no class April 12, May 31)
9:45-11:00am
$220 / members $165

MEDITATION

Calm your mind and allay your fears during our mindfulness meditation instruction that draws on Jewish traditions and wisdom.

Ongoing

Thursdays, 12:30–1:30pm

$5 per session / Engage, Career>Connect, Cancer Wellness and members free

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION 

Rabbi Lina is available to discuss your questions, concerns and spiritual interests, by appointment.

YIDDISH CLUB: KOFFEE, KIBBITZ & MORE

Enjoy coffee along with informal Yiddish conversation, stories, anecdotes, songs and more.
Thursday, April 20, May 18, June 15
12:00-1:00pm
$15 / members and Engage volunteers $10
For more information, contact Donna Shulman, ext. 134, dshulman@sjjcc.org

Israeli Scouts
Atid

Tikkun Olam/
Repairing the World

LADLES OF LOVE

Come together to make soup for those in need. Let’s strengthen our community of caring one ladle at time! Shopping, soup making and delivery opportunities available for all ages.

PLANT A ROW

Plant in our mitzvah garden at Bernice Jacobson Day School and Camp. We are partnering with Plant a Row for the Hungry and will donate produce to area shelters.

ART FOR COMMUNITY
Art for Community is an intergenerational program that couples art with giving. It provides creative art experiences utilizing fabric and a variety of techniques as a means for self-expression, artistic engagement and intergenerational and community-building experiences. Projects include shawls for those who are in need of a barrier from the cold, huggable pillows for children undergoing treatment for illness and beautiful baskets for homeless families.

Meet the
Staff

 

Inspired by the message of b’tzelem elohim (everyone is in the image of God) and mission of tzedek, tzedek tirdof (justice, justice shall you pursue), Rabbi Lina Zerbarini works to engage people across borders and beyond synagogue walls.

A graduate of Manhasset High School, Barnard and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Lina has continued her personal and professional growth through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Rabbis without Borders and the Jewish Greening Fellowship.

As Director of Jewish Life and Learning at Sid Jacobson JCC and as Secretary of the Long Island Board of Rabbis, she engages the community with the richness and relevance of Jewish wisdom and tradition.



Looking for more information about our programs?

Contact Rabbi Lina Zerbarini, Director of Jewish Life + Learning,  516.484.1545 ext. 166, lzerbarini@sjjcc.org

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