Programs: JFS at the JCC

Programs: JFS at the JCC

Jewish Family Service, the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC), JEWISHcolorado, Volunteers of America, Shalom Cares, and Kavod Senior Life teamed up to provide social, recreational, educational, and health programming to older adults. The programs all take place at the JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St., (unless otherwise noted). This page is updated monthly with the program schedule.  

A suggested $5.00 fee will be charged for many JFS at the JCC functions. Please note if there is a fee under “Cost” for each program.

*We are looking for experienced Canasta players! Please call Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 if you are interested.

There will be no VOA Kosher Lunch Program April 10 through April 18 in observance of Passover. The JCC will be closed April 11, 12, 17, and 18.

Local Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories
Tuesday, March 14 at 10:15 a.m. in the MACC Conference Room (across from the elevator)
Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org
Join Trudy and Zachary Kutner as they share their remarkable experiences! Zachary survived the Holocaust and Trudy’s family relocated to Shanghai. 

Girl Rising Movie and Q&A
Monday, March 20 at 12:45 p.m. in the Wolf Room (upstairs near main entrance)

Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org
Directed by Richard Robbins, Girl Rising is the true story of nine girls across the globe who are trying to change their lives through the vehicle of education. This movie is presented by Maryann Touitou, a Jewish Family Service AmeriCorps member. A question-and-answer session with Maryann will follow the movie.

Israel: First Responder Presented by Noam Grinfeld
Tuesday, March 21 at 10:15 a.m. in the MACC Conference Room (across from the elevator)
Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org
Join Noam Grinfeld, JCC Israeli Shilicha, as she discusses how Israel is the first responder to crises around the world.

Ossie Sladek Concert
Tuesday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. in the MACC Boardroom 
Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org
Join Ossie Sladek as he entertains us with a colorful collection of original and familiar songs sung in English and Hebrew. Co-sponsored by Kavod on the Road.

Active Minds: Charlie Chaplin and the Silent Film Era
Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall
Cost: Free
RSVP not required; for information, call Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358
With the Denver Silent Film Festival coming up later this month, Join Active Minds for a journey to the era of the silent film and a visit with one of its greatest stars, Charlie Chaplin. We will explore the unique artistic elements that make silent films appreciated by audiences young and old and get to know the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, including his role in founding United Artists with Mary Pickford and others, as well as the circumstances surrounding his exile from the United States for nearly 20 years.

In Honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day: Presentation by Survivor Jack Adler
Thursday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the MACC Boardroom
Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org
Born in Pabianice, Poland in 1929, Jack Adler and his family were swept into the terror of the Nazi concentration camps. His parents and four siblings all perished at the hands of the Nazis. In his powerful and inspiring firsthand account, Jack (Yacob) tells his story and describes his struggle to survive, overcome, and regain a sense of joy about being alive.

The Story of Survival Presented by Sara Moses
Tuesday, April 25 at 10:15 a.m. in the MACC Boardroom (theatre entrance)
Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org
Sara Moses tells the story of her survival as one of the youngest children, without her parents, to survive a Jewish ghetto and two Nazi concentration camps, Ravensbruck and Bergen Belsen, where Anne Frank died. She shares lessons she learned from the Holocaust, which she believes can help us today, in dealing with a world still filled with double standards, violence, and genocide.

EVERY WEEKDAY

VOA Lunch 
Monday-Friday, 11:45 a.m. in the Perlmutter Room (
There will be no VOA Kosher Lunch Program April 10 through April 18 in observance of Passover.)
Cost: $2.50 donation

 

MONDAYS

Let's Write with Susan Jacobs
Every Monday, 9:00 a.m. in the Wolf Room 
(no class April 17)
Discover the joy of writing. If you have never written before or have written volumes, joining this unique group of writers is stimulating and fun.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

NEW: Coed Poker
Every Monday, 1:00–3:00 p.m. in the Perlmutter Room (no poker April 17)
Experienced players are invited to join our new Coed Poker game.
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Mah Jong
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter (no Mah Jong April 12 or April 17) We are looking for more people to play Maj regularly at the JCC. If you can bring a group of 4 players, we gladly welcome you and will have the table set up.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

TUESDAYS

Poker, Poker, Poker 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30–3:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter Room (no poker April 11 or 18)

Join us at the JCC for an afternoon of nickel/dime poker. Experienced players are invited to join this lively group. Drop-ins are always welcome—the more the merrier!
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Yiddish Club Lomir Redn Yiddish
Tuesday, April 4 (no class April 18), 12:30 p.m. in the Wolf Room

Join Rosalyn “Reyzele” Kirkel at the “Lomir Redn Yiddish” club and have fun speaking Yiddish.Whether you are a fluent speaker or a beginner, you are welcome.
Cost: $5.00 per session
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Shmooz
Tuesday, April 25 (no Shmooz April 11), 12:30–2:00 p.m. in the Wolf Room
Susan Jacobs leads a discussion of the issues of the day with this dynamic group. New participants are always welcome. 
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

WEDNESDAYS

Professional Foot Care Clinic
Wednesday, March 15, 8:00 a.m. and Wednesday, April 19, 8:00 a.m. in the Wolf Room

Cost: $16 session by appointment only
Contact: Jacque at 303.881.1812

Knitting Korner
Every Wednesday, 10:00–11:30 a.m. in the Perlmutter Room (no Knitting April 12) (3rd Wednesday of the month in the Main Lobby)

This is a wonderful group of women who love to knit, chat, and laugh! All levels of knitters are welcome. If you are a beginner and want to learn to knit, stop in, too!
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Mah Jong
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter (no Mah Jong April 12 or April 17)

We are looking for more people to play Maj regularly at the JCC. If you can bring a group of 4 players, we gladly welcome you and will have the table set up.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

THURSDAYS

Short Story Literature
Thursdays, March 23, April 6 and April 20, 10:00 a.m. in the Wolf Room, 10:00 a.m. in the Wolf Room

This group, facilitated by Susan Jacobs, selects literary works, short stories, memoirs, and other works to read and discuss. This year the group will read from The Art of the Story, an International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories by Daniel Halpern, editor.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Poker, Poker, Poker
Thursdays, 12:30–3:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter Room (no poker April 11 or 18)

Join us at the JCC for an afternoon of nickel/dime poker. Experienced players are invited to join this lively group. Drop-ins are always welcome—the more the merrier!
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359 

Mah Jong
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter (no Mah Jong April 12 or April 17)
 We are looking for more people to play Maj regularly at the JCC. If you can bring a group of 4 players, we gladly welcome you and will have the table set up.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

FRIDAYS

Current Events
Every Friday, 10:00–11:30 a.m. in the Wolf Room

Facilitated by Susan Jacobs. Kibbitz and discuss how to solve the world’s problems.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Contact:

Suzi MalmanJFS at the JCC Coordinator

Ph: 303.316.6358
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