Learn, grow, and enrich your life along with others who share your values. We provide classes in literature, current events, discussion groups, art classes, bridge lessons and a very special weekly lecture series.
Registration is required. You may register online or register by speaking with a Member Services Representative.
For Benderson Family Building classes, please call 688-4033. Registrants will receive an email containing the link for the zoom class. Space is limited. Questions: Katie Wzontek at (716) 204-2084 or .
For Holland Family Building classes, please call 886-3145. Questions: Kathy Goodwin at .
Nutrition and Wellness Lunch and Learn for Seniors
Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator with Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, will share and demo recipes, present nutritional facts, and help guide you to healthy eating and living. Light lunch provided.
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Shakespeare never grows old, and he is always worth returning to. We will consider a single play each month from Shakespeare’s vast range of plays. Discussions take place on Zoom.
Bring your point of view to discuss, understand, and explore local, national, international, political, economic, and social issues in a respectful, meaningful, and active way. In-person or via zoom.
New Yorker Magazine: Discussion Group
An informal, peer-led gathering of people interested in discussing the articles and topics (and don’t forget the cartoons) found weekly in this wonderful magazine.
Harvesting Life’s Wisdom for our Sageing Years
We are honoring our wisdom and blossoming into sagehood. Conversations will focus on chant, breathwork, silence, and gentle movement. Topics include introspection, dreams, fears, forgiveness, healing, and helping us grow as human beings. Sharing our thoughts, reflecting on who we are, and connecting with each other’s stories will take place each class. Feel free to bring a journal or sketch pad.
Limud-Speakers & Events
Continuing education program of speakers on many subjects. Past programs have included virtual tours of museums and landmarks, performances by local musicians, readings by poets, artist talks, and more. Sign-up and join when you can.
Short Story Reading Club
It’s like a book club but with short stories! Stories will be selected in advance, read independently, and then discussed in weekly meetings as a group.
Friday Fit-Chats presented in Partnership with Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator with Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, will share info, tips and teach techniques to help you achieve your best physical, mental, and emotional you! Friday Fit-Chats meet every other week.
Studio In Art
In this “open-studio” class for adults, participants create in the medium of their choice. The instructors will guide and offer assistance in creating pastel, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, or other mediums artwork. Beginners welcome! Must bring own supplies.
Yiddish speakers and anyone who understands is welcome. Each member will take a turn in researching and presenting a topic related to Yiddish, although the presentation will not necessarily have to be in Yiddish.
Reading Aloud: Bringing Short Stories to Life
Experience the fun of reading short stories aloud and discussing them in a small group. We will start with selected authors and continue with suggestions from members of the group.
Self care workshop
Come learn about self-care and how these practices can be incorporated in your life. Create a personalized self-care plan and explore how to best support yourself.
Join us as we learn about mindfulness and the advantages of mindfulness practices in daily life.