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Pirkei Avot, one of our essential Jewish ethical texts, teaches: Al tifrosh min ha tzibur, Do not separate yourself from the community. Although we are physically separated, we want to ensure that our community stays connected throughout this difficult time. How to join a Zoom call.

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Online Program Schedule

Sunday, July 5
7:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Morning Octane with Sarah 
High intensity, calorie burning sweat fest combining plyometrics and strength movements for a total body workout. Join Here
10:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Reformer on the Mat with Unique
Full body workout that tones, lengthens and strengthens. Join Here
Monday, July 6
9:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Group Strength with Dena  
Circuit with or without weights or resistance bands. Join Here
11:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Beginner/Advanced Beginner Tap for Teen/Adults with Dorena Battaglino
Put on your dancing shoes and learn the basics or review tap with Dorena. If you do not have tap shoes, wear tennis shoes or hard sole shoes. Join Here
12:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Stay Young Thru Fitness with Blair
Formatted for 60+ adults. This total body cardio and strength workout can be done from a chair. Join Here
2:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Contemporary Pilates with Traci
A mid-level mat class that focuses on strengthening abdominals, back, core, hip and pelvic floor muscles. Join Here
Tuesday, July 7
6:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Strength Circuit with Sarah
Circuit style, full body workout for strength and power. Join Here
10:00 AM | ADULT EDUCATION
Transformative Decisions That Defined Conservative Judaism
with 
Rabbi David Rosen
From its inception, Conservative Judaism was governed halakhically (with Jewish law) by its Law Committee. Starting in the 1950's, major decisions were made which came to define a distinction between Orthodox and Conservative Judaism. Details & registration
11:00 AM | ADULT EDUCATION
Midrash & Folklore with Rabbi Dan Gordon
Legend teaches us that the Torah is written with black fire on white fire. The black fire is the text of what we are taught happened. When looking for deeper meaning, we “read between the lines” – and that is where we find midrash. Details & registration
12:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Gentle Pilates with Unique
Low impact gentle style, mat pilates. Join Here
3:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Stretch It Out with Dena
Perfect way to recover from all those virtual workouts while gaining overall flexibility. Join Here
4:00 PM | ADULT EDUCATION*
Adult Drawing Class III - Register
The third series in our Adult Drawing Classes online. Students learned about value and texture in the first session of classes. We will draw a picture together. We will begin by blocking the picture in using positive and negative shapes and space. Then we will create texture using contrasts in value to give our drawing depth so we end up with a realistic drawing when we are finished. If you didn't attend the first series, view it here.  Supply List  
5:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Madeleine
Combination of movements and breathing to enhance strength, endurance and flexibility. Join Here
7:00 PM | ADULT EDUCATION
Jewelry Making for Beginners
Instructor Ruthi Drori-Mitelman is a jewelry designer and artist, and will be teaching a two-part jewelry making class for beginners! This is a two-part class that gives a step by step introduction to materials and tools. Details & registration 
Wednesday, July 8
6:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Morning Octane with Robin
High intensity, calorie burning sweat fest combining plyometrics and strength movements for a total body workout. Join Here
10:30 AM | FOR EVERYONE
Virtual Bingo 
Join the J for a fun morning of Virtual Bingo!  The game is limited to 30 participants. Learn more and sign up.  
12:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Stay Young Thru Fitness with Blair
Formatted for 60+ adults. This total body cardio and strength workout can be done from a chair. Join Here
1:00 PM | ARTS & IDEAS
Nearing Ninety: And Other Comedies of Late Life by Judith Viorst
Online Author Talk + Q&A
The newest illustrated poetry collection in bestselling author Judith Viorst’s “decade” series, explores with wisdom and humor, what it means to be an impending nonagenarian. Details & registration
4:00 PM | ADULT EDUCATION*
Painting with Susan
If you want to learn a little about color and how to paint, this is a good place to start. This class introduces you to some color theory and then a paint along with instructor. You will understand color mixing, the amazing power of complementary colors, and how to put them together in a final painting. FREE - Register Here

Supplies: Paint, brushes, Watercolor Paper Supply List 
Thursday, July 9
6:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Reformer on the Mat with Unique
Full body workout that tones, lengthens and strengthens. Join Here
7:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Optimal Movement Training with Sarah 
Mobility and conditioning class designed to increase range of motion and improve movement efficiency for runners, walkers, cyclist, and fitness enthusiasts. All levels welcome! Join Here 
9:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS 
Cardio Power with Dena
Circuit body-weight workout combining increased heart rate, toning and strength. Join Here
10:00 AM | ADULT EDUCATION
Jewish Self-Deprecation & Parody with Rabbi Kenny Weiss
Put your tongue in your cheek and leave your political correctness at the door. We'll laugh as we explore Jewish self-deprecation and parody ranging from Chelm to Tom Lehrer and Allan Sherman. Details & registration
11:00 AM | ADULT EDUCATION 
Arguing with God with Rabbi Barry Gelman
Join this class for provocative discussions on four central biblical figures who argued with God. Details & registration
11:30 AM | ADULTS 60+
Coffee Talk
It’s crucial to stay socially connected while practicing social distancing. Join your friends and JCC staff members to touch base, reconnect and get social on our weekly user-friendly video conference. Open to all seniors (60 years of age or older). Join Here 
12:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Vitality Yoga by Millette
Traditional Hatha Yoga with an increase in intensity and pace. Join Here
1:00 PM | ADULT EDUCATION
Beyond the Book: Community Conversations and Reflections
This summer you might not be traveling far, but you can curl up with a great book and escape far into a new world with us as we explore the novel On Division by Goldie Goldbloom. Details & registration 
3:30 PM | ADULT EDUCATION
Experienced Handbuilding - Thursdays through July 16
Instructor: Stacy Kuropata. This course is offered for students who have already had experience with handbuilt or wheelthrown pottery. Details & registration 
7:00 PM | ARTS & IDEAS
Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker by Barry Sonnenfeld, Online Author Talk + Q & A
In Conversation with Holly Firfer, CNN Journalist
In Partnership with the JCCs of Atlanta, Cherry Hill, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, Rochester, and Seattle Barry Sonnenfeld Book Cover
Barry Sonnenfeld, one of Hollywood’s biggest film and television directors, brings us his outrageous and hilarious memoir. Details & registration 
Friday, July 10
ARTS & IDEAS
Virtual Film Screening: The Tobacconist | July 10-24
The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC is proud to partner with the Israel Film Center to bring you The Tobacconist. Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. Details & registration 
9:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Core Plus with Milton
Circuit workout focused on strengthening and toning hips and abs. Join Here
11:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Gentle Pilates with Traci
Low impact gentle style, mat pilates. Join Here
12:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Stay Young Thru Fitness with Angela
Formatted for 60+ adults. This total body cardio and strength workout can be done from a chair. Join Here
12:00 PM | ADULT EDUCATION
Torah Study
Join us for a discussion of the week’s Torah portion using classic and modern commentaries. This week's instructor: TBD. Join Here

 

*Programs marked with an asterisk require ingredients or supplies to be purchased/prepared in advance.  

The content of Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center's video is for entertainment only. JCC is not a medical organization and its instructors or staff cannot provide medical advice or diagnosis. Physical exercise in all forms, even without equipment, is a strenuous physical activity. As such, you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this fitness program or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you. If you are predisposed to a medical condition that may be worsened by physical exercise, please do not start this fitness program. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. If you think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your health care professional, or 911, immediately.