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.

Active Minds: The Age of the Vikings
Tuesday, July 11 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 as we trace the rise and fall of the Age of the Vikings. We will describe their origins in Scandinavia and how they extended their reach into Europe, North America, and beyond. We will explain the culture and traditions of the Norse Warriors, including their distinctive horned helmets and unique ships. Finally, we will discuss their legacy in modern times (besides the football team). This program makes a great accompaniment to a visit to the Vikings program running at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science through August 13.

Fit & Fold
Friday, July 14 at 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the MACC Boardroom
Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org
Fit & Fold combines chair yoga with strength and balance exercises. Join Amy of Iora Primary Care as she works with you to improve balance and strength, help reduce fall risk, and increase physical activity. Bring a friend! Iora Primary Care is specifically designed to meet the needs of Medicare-eligible adults 65+. They have multiple offices in the area and can coordinate transportation if needed.

Bingo and Bagels
Tuesday, July 18 at 10:15 a.m. in the MACC Boardroom
Cost: $5.00 (includes 2 cards)
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org
Join us for Bingo, bagels, and prizes!

End of Life Options Act: What Happens Now? Presented by Kavod on the Road
Thursday, July 20 at 10:15 a.m. in the MACC Boardroom
Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org
Dr. Art Strasburger, retired orthopedic surgeon and volunteer with Compassion & Choices Colorado Access Campaign will present information about the Colorado End of Life Options Act and Access Campaign. Learn about the new law and be empowered to make informed choices about end-of-life care. Additionally, Elaine Selsberg, local activist and community member, will share her family’s story and personal connection to Compassion & Choices.

The Prophet Jeremiah Presented by Elizabeth Naidu
Tuesday, July 25 at 10:15 a.m. in the MACC Boardroom
Cost: Free
RSVP to Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358 or smalman@jccdenver.org
The great prophet Jeremiah lived during the most turbulent times of Judah's existence as a kingdom. He incessantly warned his people to mend their ways before the Babylonians took over the city and destroyed the First Temple. And when the catastrophe finally overwhelmed his people, he was the one who bitterly lamented Israel's terrible fate in the Book of Echah (Lamentations) which we read on Tisha B'Av, the anniversary of that catastrophe. 

EVERY WEEKDAY

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

NEW: Coed Poker
Every Monday, 1:00–3:00 p.m. in the Perlmutter Room 
Experienced players are invited to join our new Coed Poker game. Drop-ins welcome!
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Mah Jong
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter
We are looking for experienced players to play Maj regularly at the JCC. If you can bring a group of 4 players, we will gladly welcome you and 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 July 4)
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
Shmooz
Tuesdays, July 11 and 25, 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, June 21, 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 Wolf Room (3rd Wednesday of the month in the Perlmutter Room)
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 Room
We are looking for experienced players to play Maj regularly at the JCC. If you can bring a group of 4 players, we will gladly welcome you and have the table set up.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

THURSDAYS

Poker, Poker, Poker
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30–3:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter Room (No Poker July 4)

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
 
Short Story Literature
Thursdays, July 13 and 27, 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 Fiction 100: An Anthology of Short Fiction, 11th Edition by James H. Pickering. Can be purchased on Amazon.com.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Mah Jong
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter Room (no Mah Jong June 1)
We are looking for experienced players to play Maj regularly at the JCC. If you can bring a group of 4 players, we will gladly welcome you and 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. Kibbutz and discuss how to solve the world’s problems.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359 
EVERY WEEKDAY

VOA Lunch
Monday-Friday, 11:45 a.m. in the Perlmutter Room (no lunch July 4)
Cost: $2.50 donation