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.

Round-table Discussion of STILL IN THE GAME
Monday, June 18 at 10:15 a.m. in the Wolf Room

Cost: Free
RSVP:Suzi Malman 303.316.6358, smalman@jccdenver.org

You're invited to a lively round-table discussion of STILL IN THE GAME, Robert F. Benjamin's upbeat, humorous family drama about "Caregiving and Aging with Grace, Courage and Humor," performed May 16, 2018 at the JCC. The playwright will moderate the question-and-answer conversation and provide insights about how audiences have viewed this poignant play about a widower's journey, late-in-life romance and retail therapy.

Active Minds: The Mayans
Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall

Cost: Free
RSVP not required; for information, call Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358

Join Active Minds for an overview of Mayan history, culture, art, and science. This program will provide attendees with a solid understanding of Mayan civilization. Attendees will leave with a greater appreciation for one of the great civilizations in the history of the world.

Colorado and Wyoming: A Western Microcosm of American Judaism
Presented by Dr. Seth Ward, University of Wyoming professor and Kavod Jewish Chaplain
Tuesday, June 26 at 10:15 a.m. in the Wolf Room

Cost: Free
RSVP:Suzi Malman 303.316.6358, smalman@jccdenver.org

Colorado and our neighboring state of Wyoming have long but contrasting histories, with much to say about Israel, holocaust studies, synagogues, education, support for Israel, and local communities. The lecture will delineate how the story of the Jews of Colorado and Wyoming mirrors many of the trends and changes that have transformed American Judaism in the past century.

Active Minds: Putin's Russia
Tuesday, July 3 at 10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall

Cost: Free
RSVP not required; for information, call Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358

Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia has been accused of illegally invading Ukraine and hacking the U.S. to influence the 2016 presidential election. Having stretched his influence far beyond the term of his first official presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old. Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin.

Discussion with Rabbi Ben Last: Are a Chaplain’s Responsibilities the Same as a Rabbi's?
Tuesday, July 10 at 10:15 a.m. in the Wolf Room

Cost: Free
RSVP:Suzi Malman 303.316.6358, smalman@jccdenver.org

Join Rabbi Last, interim community chaplain for Jewish Family Service, to discuss the similarities and differences of the two titles. Bring your questions for the rabbi.

What’s Happening in Congress After the Legislative Sessions?
Tuesday, July 17 at 10:15 a.m. in the Wolf Room

Cost: Free
RSVP:Suzi Malman 303.316.6358, smalman@jccdenver.org

Join Kelli Fritts from AARP for a discussion of the legislative sessions that just ended. Presented by JFS at the JCC and Kavod on the Road.

Local Fiction Authors Irv Sternberg and Steve Berger
Tuesday, July 24 at 10:15 a.m. in the Wolf Room

Cost: Free
RSVP:Suzi Malman 303.316.6358, smalman@jccdenver.org

Local fiction authors, Irv Sternberg and Steve Berger, will speak about their award-winning books and their Jewish characters. Irv is the creator of the popular Izzy Brand series of mysteries about an elderly stand-up comic who solves murders when he's not performing at a downtown Denver comedy club. In Steve's novel, Ursula's Yarzeit, a worldly Jewish woman helps a Hispanic youth escape a gang initiation and pursue a better path. Irv is a dual winner of the Colorado Authors' League best fiction award and Steve has been a finalist. Both are long-time Denver residents.

Ongoing Senior Programs    

MONDAYS 
 

Let's Write with Susan Jacobs Every Monday, 9:00 a.m. in the Wolf Room  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 July 4)
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, June 26 and July 10 and 24 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, June 28 and July 12 and 26, 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