Ruth & Saul Weinberger Center for 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.

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

Family
Events

SHABABA FRIDAYS
Ages: Birth-5 years and their families
Community gathering for singing, dancing, and stories.
Ongoing
Begins September 21
9:45–10:45am
$10 family / members free

SUKKAH DECORATING AT FAMILY PLAYTIME
At Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp
Ages: Birth-7 years and their families
Celebrate Sukkot with us by decorating the sukkah, making pita, playing in the playground, and enjoying a bagel breakfast!
Sunday, September 23
10-11:30am

OPEN HOUSE FOR YOUNG FAMILIES
Try out our Parent + Me classes, meet the staff, celebrate Sukkot with lulav shakes, songs, crafts, and see all we have to offer.
Sunday, September 30
10am-12pm

GLEANING OF THE FIELDS
At Garden of Eve Farm
4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
Help pick vegetables that have been left behind that will be donated to food pantries across Long Island. Enjoy lunch at the café (or bring your own), bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you can get dirty. RSVP to sberman@sjjcc.org by October 18.
Sunday, October 21
10am-12pm

CHANUKAH CELEBRATION
At Sun Harbor Manor
255 Warner Avenue, Roslyn Heights,
Bring a smile to the residents of Sun Harbor Manor by sharing stories, songs, decorations, and crafts. An Andrea and Robert Fortunoff Art for Community Project.
Sunday, December 2
2:30pm

CHANUKAH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Ages: Birth-7 years and their families
Enjoy an Israeli-style community party hosted by Shevet Gefen and our Long Island chapter of Israeli Scouts ATID with food, candle lightings, and Chanukah songs!
Sunday, December 2
4-6pm

FAMILY OPEN HOUSE
Mark your calendars for a fun-filled day of special programming and activities for the entire family including Chanukah musical concert with Carla from Tkiya, gym time, crafts, songs, face painting, special fitness classes, swim contests, and more. Refreshments will be served. Bring in a new toy for a child in need to help spread the holiday spirit.
Sunday, December 9
9:30am-2:30pm

FAMILY MITZVAH DAY
Spend the morning with us by doing a variety of mitzvah projects and other family fun activities!
Tuesday, December 25
9:30am-12pm

 

 

Mind +
Spirit

TASTE OF TORAH
Participate in the collective story of the Jewish people through Jewish text study.
Ongoing
Wednesdays, 10:30am-12pm
$50 per quarter / members free

CALM YOUR SPIRIT
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 / members, Engage, Career>Connect and Cancer Wellness free

KLEZMER BAND
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.
6 sessions
Begins Wednesday, October 10
7:30-9:30pm
$160 / members $140

HERBERT TARR INSTITUTE
The Herbert Tarr Institute aims to enhancing the appreciation and understanding of Judaism through lectures and classes on a broad range of topics. For more information and to register, contact info@herberttarr.org.
Ongoing
Mondays, 7:30pm

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.

Israeli Scouts
Atid

Center for
Israel



Looking for more information about our programs?

Contact Paul Isserles, Associate Executive Director, 516.484.1545 ext. 140, paulisserles@sjjcc.org

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