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It’s Passover Grover!
It’s Passover on Sesame Street, and Grover invites a few friends to a Seder at his house. Watch the Shalom Sesame episode, It’s Passover Grover!, available free of charge through Friday evening.

Use Promo code HOUS20 (in PROMO CODE box) at check out to receive the film for FREE for 72 hours (registration required). Please do not use Internet Explorer to view the film. If you have technical difficulties, please contact the technical support for the site as noted on their website.
Sunday, April 5
7:00 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
10:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Reformer on the Mat with Unique
Full body workout that tones, lengthens and strengthens Join Here
11:00 AM | FOR EVERYONE
Shilchim Time
Join Gil and Hadas as they host Houston’s past community Shlichim for a check in, see how they are doing at this time, what they miss most about Houston and how they are getting ready for Pesach in Israel. Join Here
Monday, April 6
9:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS 
Group Strength with Dena
Strength circuit with or without weights or resistance bands
10:00 AM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Havdalah with Ms. Cathy & Rabbi Samantha
Get ready as we bring in the start of the new week followed by a Passover Sing-A-Long at 10:30 AM. 
10:00 AM | ADULT EDUCATION
Passover Learning with Rabbi Jill Levy
12:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Stay Young Thru Fitness
Formatted for 60+ adults. This total body cardio and strength workout can be done from a chair. Join Here
12:00 PM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Passover Story and Yoga with Ms. Michelle & Rabbi Samantha
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
5:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Madeleine
Combination of movements and breathing to enhance strength, endurance and flexibility
 Tuesday, April 7
9:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Strength Circuit with Sarah
Circuit style, full body workout for strength and power
11:00 AM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT*
Passover Craft: Making Elijah and Miram cups
Join Ms. Rene to learn how to make both Elijah and Miram's cups to decorate your Seder Table.

Supplies: 2 cups, Choice of cup coverings can include tissue paper and glue, stickers, yarn, sharpie markers. Use what you have at home
11:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Morning Meditation with Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper
Jewish mindfulness for connection and clarity Join Here
12:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Gentle Pilates with Unique
Low impact gentle style, mat pilates
2:00 PM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT*
Passover Themed Arts and Crafts
Join us to make an Afikomen cover for use during your family Passover Seder.

Supplies: 1 piece of cloth or large piece of construction paper, yarn/ribbon/shoe lace, markers and crayons
3:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Stretch It Out with Dena
Perfect way to recover from all those virtual workouts while gaining overall flexibility.
3:30 PM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Passover Story and Scavenger Hunt with Mischpacha and Me
4:00 PM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT*
Passover Arts and Craft - Seder Plate
Supply list coming soon!
Wednesday, April 8
Virtual programs will end at 1:00 PM in observance of Passover
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
9:30 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Strong by Zumba with Angela
A combination of muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometrics using body weight
10:00 AM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Passover Sing-A-Long with Rabbi Samantha and Ms. Cathy
11:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Morning Meditation with Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper
Jewish mindfulness for connection and clarity Join Here
11:00 AM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT*
Matzah Making Class with Ms. Dina
Have you ever wondered how Matzah is made? Have your kids asked why is it different than bread? Join Ms. Dina for Matzah Making Class as we explore all the learning opportunities that cooking in the kitchen has to offer. Matzah recipe
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
Thursday, April 9 & Friday, April 10
No programs in observance of Passover
 
Sunday, April 12
7:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Morning Octane with Robin
High intensity, calorie burning sweat fest combining plyometrics and strength movements for a total body workout
10:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Reformer on the Mat with Unique
Full body workout that tones, lengthens and strengthens
 Monday, April 13
9:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS 
Group Strength with Dena
Strength circuit with or without weights or resistance bands
10:00 AM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Havdalah with Ms. Cathy & Rabbi Samantha
Get ready as we bring in the start of the new week.
11:00 AM | ADULT EDUCATION*
Cooking with Laykie from Cafe at the J
Join Laykie in her home kitchen as she shares a couple of her favorite Passover recipes. You will have dinner prepared for the evening!
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
3:30 PM | CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS*
Movement with Maxine
Creative movement for young children

Supplies: Before class, make your own shaker with two small paper plates, uncooked beans or rice. Take two small paper plates, staple together so the eating sides are facing each other, leave a small hole to put some beans or rice inside and staple ends of plates together to make a shaker. Also bring a small stuffed animal.
4:00 PM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Passover Bingo with Ms. Donna
Join the J for Bingo Passover Edition with Ms. Donna from EBECS. Kids of all ages are invited to log in.
5:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Madeleine
Combination of movements and breathing to enhance strength, endurance and flexibility
Tuesday, April 14
9:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Strength Circuit with Sarah
Circuit style, full body workout for strength and power
11:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Morning Meditation with Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper
Jewish mindfulness for connection and clarity Join Here
12:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Gentle Pilates with Unique
Low impact gentle style, mat pilates
2:00 PM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Craft Project with Ms Jill
Join us to make Shabbat candle stick holders

Supplies: Two baby food jars or similar size plastic containers, white liquid glue, construction paper or tissue paper
3:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Stretch It Out with Dena
Perfect way to recover from all those virtual workouts while gaining overall flexibility.
4:00 PM | CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
CATCH with Mr. James
Gross motor movement for young children
Wednesday, April 15 & Thursday, April 16
No programs in observance of Passover
 
Friday, April 17
9:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Core Plus with Milton
Circuit workout focused on strengthening and toning hips and abs
11:00 AM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT*
Challah Making with Ms. Dina
Bring Back the Bread! Ms. Dina is back with her delicious Challah recipe to bake the first Challah after Passover.

Supplies: 3/4 cup warm water, 1 packet of yeast, pinch of salt, 1/4 cup of oil, 1/2 cup of honey, 2 eggs + 1 for brushing over the challah, vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 3.5 - 4 cups of (bread flour recommended) flour, raisins optional 
11:00 AM | ADULT WELLNESS
Gentle Pilates with Traci
Low impact gentle style, mat pilates
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
1:00 PM | ADULT WELLNESS
Midday Meditation with Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper
Jewish mindfulness for connection and clarity Join Here
3:00 PM | FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Shabbat with Ms. Cathy & Rabbi Samantha
Join Rabbi Samantha and Ms. Cathy as we welcome in Shabbat with lively songs and blessings.

 

*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.