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.

Please note: VOA Lunch is now served on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The JCC will be closed on April 6 for Passover. There will be no VOA lunch served on April 3, 5, or 6.   
JFS at the JCC will be honoring our Holocaust survivors for the month of April in honor of Yom Hashoah. Please join us as they share their remarkable lives:  

Roz Kirkel: Child Survivor
Tuesday, April 24 at 10:15a.m. in the Wolf Room
  Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org

Active Minds: India, A Story of Contrasts Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall
Cost: Free
RSVP not required; for information, call Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358

India has the third largest economy in the world, yet over 20 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. India’s universities produce an educated elite that competes with the best in the world, while more than a quarter of the country remains illiterate. Join Active Minds as we explore this dichotomy as well as the ongoing challenges between the Hindu leadership and the Muslims in India and neighboring Pakistan.

Film: Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
Tuesday, May 8 at 9:45 a.m. in the Wolf Room

Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org

Harold and Lillian Michelson’s names may not sound familiar, but you’ve most likely seen their work in West Side Story, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Birds, among many other films. Harold, the storyboard artist husband, and Lillian, the film researcher wife, were a prolific team whose careers were profiled in Daniel Raim’s documentary Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story.

 

Paula Burger: Smuggled Out of the Ghetto and Brought to the Bielski Partisans in the Naliboki Forest
Thursday, May 10 at 10:15 a.m. in the Boardroom

Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org 

Dead Sea Scrolls – The Second Temple Architecture Presented by Architect Phillip Greenberg
Tuesday, May 15 at 10:15 a.m. in the MACC Boardroom

Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org 

 

Architect Phillip Greenberg will explore how the design of Herod’s Temple, also known as the Second Temple, evolved and how it was likely built. Topics will include how architects conveyed their design to builders, what contemporaneous temple designs might have influenced the plan, and the symbolic significance of axially, procession, and monumentality played in the completed building. Phillip will discuss available building technology, materials, methods, means, sequences, and procedures that were likely used to carry out the work.

Still in the Game Play Staged Reading and Talk Back
Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Social Hall

Cost: $10
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org 

Robert F. Benjamin’s upbeat family drama, Still in the Game, tells the humorous journey of a widower who begins a new life chapter at age 70 after taking care of as his late wife. He clashes with his grieving daughter who feels guilt for not caregiving enough. When the widower needs a caregiver, his daughter and girlfriend offer. The tension around his caregiver decision explodes during a bizarre encounter with a young policewoman. Come see how it all unfolds!

Emergency Preparedness: Part 1
Presented by Maureen Spiegelman, Office of Emergency Preparedness
Thursday, May 24 at 10:15 a.m. in the MACC Boardroom

Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org

Disasters can be particular disruptive to the daily living of older adults and their caregivers. The Emergency Preparedness workshop is an interactive training to educate the aging population about basic emergency planning skills they can share with family and friends. The training will include family and home emergency preparedness, communications planning, sheltering, pet care, and more!

Emergency Preparedness: Part 2
Presented by Maureen Spiegelman, Office of Emergency Preparedness
Thursday, May 31 at 10:15 a.m. in the MACC Boardroom

Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org

Disasters can be particular disruptive to the daily living of older adults and their caregivers. The Emergency Preparedness workshop is an interactive training to educate the aging population about basic emergency planning skills they can share with family and friends. The training will include family and home emergency preparedness, communications planning, sheltering, pet care, and more!

Ongoing Senior Programs  

MONDAYS 
Let's Write with Susan Jacobs
Every Monday, 9:00 a.m. in the Wolf Room (Not meeting May 21 or 28)
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

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND THURSDAYS 
Mah Jongg
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter (Not meeting May 21 or 28) 
We are looking for more people to play Maj regularly at the JCC. If you have a group of 4 players, call us and we will have a table set up for your group. If you do not have a group, call to have your name placed on the substitute list.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

TUESDAYS

Come SCHMOOZE with Us!
Tuesdays, April 24, and May 8 and 22 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in the Wolf Room
Definition of schmooze: Friendly, informal conversation.

We are here to connect a group of people who want to make friends, converse casually, make social connections, network, laugh, and share. Are you new in town? This is a great place to find new friends, learn about the community, and find resources. Want to talk about your family, worries, or fun experiences? Join us! Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359  

Coed Poker
Every Tuesday, 12:30 in the Perlmutter Room

Join us for a lively game of nickel-dime coed poker.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

Poker, Poker, Poker
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter Room
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  

TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND FRIDAYS

VOA Lunch
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter Room 
Cost: $2.50 donation

THURSDAYS

Short Story Literature
Thursdays, April 19, and May 3, 17, and 31, 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. We encourage newcomers to join this group. The book is “The Best American Short Stories of the Century,” edited by John Updike. The book sells for $20.00 and can be ordered from the Bookies.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

FRIDAYS

Current Events
Every Friday, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Wolf Room
Facilitated by Susan Jacobs. Kibbutz and discuss how to solve the world’s problems.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359