Attention Amherst members: Starting Monday, November 5 you will have to access the JCC from Dodge Rd due to town construction.
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Benderson Family Building716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest RoadAmherst,NY14068
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Holland Family Building716-886-3145
787 Delaware AveBuffalo,NY14209
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Amherst Hours: Tue, Nov 20th
Closed for Season

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Buffalo Hours: Tue, Nov 20th
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
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The Adult Department promotes social, educational, recreational, and Jewish cultural programs. We encourage our adults and senior adults to learn, to grow, and to enrich their lives along with others who share common values. We provide classes in literature, current events, discussion groups, art classes, bridge lessons and a very special weekly lecture series. You can join our JCC Community Choir or take music lessons, or come in to play Canasta, Bridge, Scrabble, Mahjong or Gin Rummy.

Several times a year we travel together to theatres, museums, or special events. This year we began offering many new programs at the Holland Family Building in Buffalo as well as new and continuing classes at the Benderson Family Building in Getzville. We are always open to your suggestions for “new” programs or trips. Please call Karla Wiseman at 716-204-2257 at the Benderson Family Building in Amherst or Kathy Goodwin at 886-3172 x407 at the Holland Family Building in Buffalo for more information.

716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest RoadAmherst,NY14068
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Benderson Adult Programming Schedule

Contact: Karla Wiseman at (716) 204-2257, kwiseman@jccbuffalo.org

All schedules subject to change at any time without notice due to holidays and/or participation levels. Proper gym attire required to use gymnasium.

716-886-3145
787 Delaware AveBuffalo,NY14209
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Holland Adult Programming Schedule

Contact: Kathy Goodwin at (716) 886-3172 x407, kgoodwin@jccbuffalo.org

Adult Class Descriptions

Benderson Family Building, Amherst

Cards & Mah Jongg

Canasta, Mah Jongg, Poker, Scrabble or Bridge players. Bring your group! Let us know you are coming.

Monday – Friday afternoons
FREE to full/social members

Current Events

Lively discussions of political, social and cultural concerns. Bring your point of view and opinions and have your say about news at the local, national and international levels.

Facilitators: Howard Ross & others
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18  |  Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm
Full/Social Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $30

Limud-Speakers & Events

Come and learn with us. A weekly program of music, speakers, or films on many subjects. Schedules are available in the Lobby.

Sept. 6 – Dec. 27  |  Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm
Full/Social Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $30

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.

Facilitators: George Pearlman & Tova Krystal
Sept. 5 – Dec. 26  |  Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm
Full/Social Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $30

JCC Community Choir (Voice of Joy)

The JCC Community Choir has openings for people who like to sing Jewish and secular music.

Led by: Sebnem Mekinolor
Ongoing, every other Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm
$118 for the year

NEW YORKER MAGAZINE Discussion Group

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

Facilitators: Sheila Shapiro & Arlene Burrows

Sept. 18 – Dec. 18  |  Tuesdays 10:30am-12:30pm

Full/Social Member: $22  |  Gym/CP: $30

READING THE CLASSICS: Greek Tragedy

Some of the greatest plays in the world were written twenty-five hundred years ago, in Ancient Greece. These plays are still read and performed because they address basic issues that confronted people then and that confront us now. We will read a sampling of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

Facilitator: Ted Steinberg

Sept. 12 – Nov. 14  |  Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm

Full/Social Member: $22  |  Gym/CP: $30

READING ALOUD: Bringing Short Stories to life

Experience the fun of reading short stories aloud and discussing them in a small group. We start with selected authors and continue with group suggestions.

Facilitator: Regina Grol

Sept. 13 – Nov. 8  |  Thursdays 12:00-2:00pm

Full/Social Member: $22  |  Gym/CP: $30

STUDIO IN ART

Acrylic, pencil, watercolor, pastel, pen & ink, or collage; emphasis on original subject matter or a project of student’s choice.

Facilitators: Sonya Gellman Young & Deb Meier

Sept. 13 – Nov. 8  |  Thursdays 12:00-2:00pm

Full/Social Member:  $110  |  Gym/CP: $135

Stage Right

Explore the wonderful world of acting! Enjoy a variety of theatrical forms including theatre games, mime, reader’s theatre, live radio drama, story theatre, and performance art. No experience necessary!

Facilitator: Gail Golden

Sept. 12 – Nov. 21  |  Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm

Full/Social Member: $110  |  Gym/CP: $110 / $135

Holland Family Building, Buffalo

CURRENT EVENTS

Lively discussions of political, social and cultural concerns. Bring your point of view and opinions and have your say about news at the local, national and international levels.

Facilitator: Jack Regan
Sept. 5 – Dec. 19  |  Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm
Full/Social Member: Free  |  Gym/CP: $30

Literature and Aging

Exploring issues and themes related to aging through discussion of short stories, poetry and essays.

Facilitators: Arlene Burrows & Alice Rosenthal
Oct. 3 – Oct. 31  |  Wednesdays 1:30-3:00pm
Full/Social Member: $22  |  Gym/CP: $30

NEW YORKER MAGAZINE Discussion Group

Discuss the articles, poetry, fiction, reviews and cartoons found in the New Yorker. Readings are pre-selected by the group.

Facilitators: Peter Gold & Liz Clark
Sept. 6 – Dec. 13  |  Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm
Full/Social Member: $22  |  Gym/CP: $30

READING ALOUD: Short Stories

Experience the fun of reading short stories aloud and discussing them in a small group. We start with selected authors and continue with group suggestions.

Facilitator: Elaine Regan
Oct. 8 – Dec. 17  |  Mondays 10:30am-12:00pm
Full/Social Member: $22  |  Gym/CP: $30

The Fourth Annual Poetry Reading: New and Selected Poems

Shakespeare’s King Lear

Read one act per week with selected scenes read aloud in class followed by discussion and film clips to enhance and expand our experience. People who appreciate Shakespeare’s genius and those who were turned off in high school are all welcome.

Facilitator: Jim Paul
Oct. 8 – Oct. 29  |  Mondays 7:00-8:30pm
Full/Social Member: $22  |  Gym/CP: $30

WESTERN CIVILIZATION REVISITED

Oral reading and discussion of the world’s great literature.

Facilitator: Athalie Joy
Oct. 9 – Dec. 18  |  Tuesdays 1:30-3:00pm
Full/Social Member: $22  |  Gym/CP: $30

What Makes A Film A “CLASSIC”?

We will view and discuss films that appear on several lists of best American films of the mid-20th century, considering technique, themes, and narrative structure. Films include: It Happened one Night (1934); Citizen Kane (1941); Casablanca (1942); All About Eve (1950); On The Waterfront (1954); Vertigo (1958).

Facilitator: Mary Ellen Shaughnessy
Oct. 8 – Nov. 12  |  Mondays 1:00-2:30pm
Full/Social Member: $22  |  Gym/CP: $30

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