Expanded Hours, Effective February 21st!
JCC of Greater Buffalo
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Benderson Family Building

Benderson Family Building
716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Hours | Directions
Sun, Feb 28th

Benderson Family Building

Holland Family Building
716-886-3145
787 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Hours | Directions
Sun, Feb 28th

gym:
We're currently closed.8:00 am - 5:00 pm
indoor pool:
We're currently closed.8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall 2020 Virtual Adult Classes and Descriptions

Registration is required. You may register online or to register by phone. For Benderson Family Building classes, please call 688-4033 and speak with a Member Services Representative. Registrants will receive an email from Katie Wzontek,  containing the link for the zoom class. Space is limited. Questions please feel free to call Katie Wzontek at (716) 204-2084.
For Holland Family Building classes, please call 886-3145 and speak with a Member Services Representative. Space is limited. Questions please feel free email Kathy Goodwin at .

Enjoying Poetry

Enjoying Poetry

Unfortunately, many people’s experience with poetry begins and ends in classrooms, and despite the best efforts of teachers, those classroom experiences are often remembered in terms of tests, memorization of terms, and, too often, bewilderment. Teachers usually cannot focus on the beauty and the power of poetry or on the enjoyment of poetry because those things cannot be tested and given standardized scores. But in fact, poetry is beautiful and powerful and was written to be enjoyed. So those elements will be the focus of this class as we look at poems, both canonical and current, and learn to enjoy and appreciate them.

Facilitator: Ted Steinberg
January 4 – March 22 | Mondays 1:00-2:00pm
Full/Social/Virtual Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $36

Reading Aloud: Bringing Short Stories to Life - Holland Family Building

Reading Aloud: Bringing Short Stories to Life - Holland Family Building

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.

Facilitator: Mimi Dow
January 4 – March 22 | Mondays 1:00-2:30pm
Full/Social/Virtual Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $36

Current Events - Benderson Family Building

Current Events - Benderson Family Building

Bring your point of view and opinions and have your say about local, national and International issues.

Facilitator: Howard Ross
January 5 – March 23 | Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm
Full/Social/Virtual Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $36

New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group - Benderson Family Building

New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group - Benderson Family Building

An informal gathering of people interested in discussing the articles, poetry, fiction, reviews and cartoons found weekly in the New Yorker.

Facilitator: Arlene Burrows
January 5 – March 23 | Tuesdays 2:00-3:00pm
Full/Social/Virtual Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $36

Current Events - Holland Family Building

Current Events - Holland Family Building

Bring your point of view and opinions and have your say about local, national and International issues.

Facilitator: Jack Regan
January 6 – March 24 | Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm
Full/Social/Virtual Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $36

Yiddish Club

Yiddish Club

Yiddish speakers and those who understand are welcome. This is a chance to practice your Yiddish, learn a little, share stories and have a few laughs.

Facilitator: Tova Krystal
January 6 – March 17 | Wednesdays (occurring every other week) 1:00-2:00pm
Full/Social/Virtual Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $36

New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group - Holland Family Building

New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group - Holland Family Building

An informal gathering of people interested in discussing the articles, poetry, fiction, reviews and cartoons found weekly in the New Yorker. Class is filled, email  to be placed on a wait list.

Facilitators: Peter Gold & Liz Clark
January 7 – March 25 | Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm
Full/Social/Virtual Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $36

Limud-Speakers & Events

Limud-Speakers & Events

A weekly program of music, speakers, or films on many subjects.

Click here for schedule of weekly presentations (Winter 2021)

January 7 – March 25 |  Thursdays 9:00-10:00am
Full/Social/Virtual Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $36

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