15-Minute Workout for Senior Adults
This 15-minute workout is great for helping senior adults build their strength, balance, and flexibility!
Check out this link for a variety of workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home!
Ongoing Wellness Classes
We have several virtual wellness classes throughout the week! From exercise to nutrition to medical care questions and more, there's sure to be a class to help you stay well and stay connected during this time! Check out our website for a full schedule of all of our virtual wellness programming!
Power Output Dryland Workout
This workout focuses on your ability to create powerful starts and turns. Complete three rounds of the following exercises. Take minimal rest between exercises and two minutes of rest between rounds. You can utilize a sturdy chair, box, or step for these movements. Click on the exercise for a demonstration.
We are pleased to announce that we will be opening JCC Trident Swim Camp this summer! At swim camp, our primary goal is to bring out the very best in every swimmer we coach! Whether you are entering the pool for the first time, a new swimmer looking to become more comfortable in the water, an aspiring competitive swimmer who is almost there, or a competitive swimmer looking to build endurance, we have a spot for you. We're so excited for another great summer in the pool! Click here for more information and to register for Aquatics Camp.
Core 24 Basketball Camp
We are pleased to announce that we will be opening the JCC’s Core 24 Basketball Camp this summer at the Avis/South Shore Building! Our new-and-improved basketball camp will help your child become the best player they can be, and it's a great opportunity for them to have fun and stay active after months at home! Visit our website for more information and to register.
Core 24 Basketball Academy Presents: Basketball Drills!
Check out this video from one of our Core 24 Basketball Academy trainers! We can't wait to see you back on the court this summer at basketball camp but until then, you can work on your game at home!
Free Esports Tournaments
Do you love gaming? Try out these free games for teens ages 13-18! Compete with friends and make new ones, from around the corner and around the world. Maccabi USA has partnered with Lost Tribe Esports to present free tournamentsFor a full tournament schedule visit Lost Tribe Esports.
Did you know that we offer four different sports camps in the summer? In addition to basketball and aquatics, we also have soccer and gymnastics programs! Not only will your child improve their skills, but sports will teach your child how to be a good teammate, the value of hard work, and the power of a positive attitude! Learn more here!
ARTS AND CULTURE
Broadway Fridays: One Act
Tune into Lincoln Center's next "Broadway Friday" performance! A recording of James Lapine's One Act will be available to stream for two weeks, beginning tomorrow night at 8pm. One Act tells the story of Broadway legend Moss Hart's rise to fame. Watch it here.
Dr. Esther Grushkin Seminars for Adult Jewish Education (SAJE) presents A JCC Virtual Rabbi/Rebbetzin Series
Tuesday, June 23, 12:30pm
Join us for a FREE Zoom lecture by Rebbetzin Katzman, who will discuss "Women and Empowerment in Judaism."
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 851 7275 6018
Music for Healing
Monday, June 29, 3pm
Our first Music for Healing program last month was so wonderful and we can't wait for the next one! Join us on June 29 for another special Music for Healing session with Joelle Cohen. We hope to (virtually) see you there!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 2986 3021
Ongoing Cultural Arts Classes
We miss all of our enriching Cultural Arts classes, but we are so excited to be able to offer some of them virtually! Check out our website for a full schedule of all of our virtual programming!
Music Trivia Challenge
This week's trivia challenge asked... One of the towering figures in the history of classical music, Johann Sebastian Bach was married twice and the father of twenty children. Several of his sons also became noted musicians. Can you name any of the younger generation of musical Bachs? Four of Johann Sebastian’s sons became noted musicians. They are:
Wilhelm Friedemann (commonly called Friedemann, 1710-1784), who held many important musical posts. His unhappy life inspired a novel, Friedemann Bach, by Albert Brachvogel.
Carl (or Karl) Philipp Emanuel (commonly called C. P. E Bach, 1714-1788), author of the influential book The True Manner of Keyboard Performance, was a prolific composer and one of the originators of the sonata-symphony form.
Johann Christoph Friedrich (called the "Buckeburg Bach," 1732-1795) composed in a wide variety of modes, including chamber music and symphonies.
Johann Christian (called the “English Bach,” 1735-1782) became an opera and concert director and music master to the family of England’s George III. His compositions range from operas and symphonies to simple works for the harpsichord.
Learn with Carnegie Hall: Musical Explorers for Families
Join New York City–based artists as they introduce children (ages 4–8) to music from around the world. Brianna Thomas shares jazz, father-daughter duo Juan Gutiérrez and Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera introduce the musical expressions of bomba and plena, and Fabiana Masili explores the Brazilian sounds of Carnival. Watch the concert here!
We are currently holding scholarship auditions for the 2020-2021 school year! If your child is ages 12-18 and has some prior music training, please email a 1-2 min video of your performance (to include a scale and musical selections) to Ela Seeley, Music Institute Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for camp is now open again here!
Wondering what activities your children can look forward to at camp this summer? We plan to offer most of our traditional camp activities with modifications when necessary, including: swimming, animal exploration with Brian Lark, sports, archery, nature, arts and crafts, music, fun science, drama, yoga, and celebratory events such as weekly Shabbat, July 4th, Israel Day, Day of Caring and Sharing, and Maccabi Games. What is your camper most excited for?!
We've received some questions about our policies and procedures this summer. We will be putting out a parent handbook, developed by our new camp medical committee, closer to camp starting. For other questions, please contact Glenn at email@example.com
Check out a special message from one of our counselors, Kyle, about what Sunrise means to him. As a cancer survivor himself, Kyle knows first-hand that the magic of Sunrise is giving kids with cancer the chance to just be kids again. Together, we can bring that magic to our campers this summer. Register to "walk" with us at our Virtual SunriseWALKS Celebration on June 28 and donate to support Sunrise Day Camp-Staten Island here!
We'd like to give a shout-out to Richmond Wealth Management, The Internicola Law Firm, P.C., Casale Jewelers, RTR Financial Services, Stout Homes Building and Remodeling, Master Realtors, and Investors Bank! Our generous sponsors are helping us bring the magic of Sunrise to our amazing campers when they need it most!
KIDS AND FAMILIES
iCivics is a non-partisan online collection of free games that teach kids how to become engaged citizens! Learn how laws are made, vote on Supreme Court cases, run a presidential campaign, and more here!
What's Jewish About Chocolate?
Monday, June 22, 1pm
From cacao beans to yummy treats... what can we learn from chocolate? Join our friends at the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford for a free online event for families with elementary school-aged children. There is a maximum of 20 attendees so be sure to register here to save your spot!
COVID-19 Connect to Recovery
Do you need help accessing social services related to COVID-19 relief? We recently launched our COVID-19 Connect to Recovery program, a one-stop shop for Staten Islanders to access social services that will help them recover from the effects of the current crisis. Read more about this new program and get information on accessing these social services here!
Resource Navigator Program
We are excited to be chosen to be part of the City’s Resource Navigator program to assist those who have tested positive for COVID-19. You can see the Mayor’s announcement and learn more here. The #NYCTestandTrace Corps’ first group of contact tracers have made their first calls! They’re reaching out to New Yorkers who have tested positive for #COVID19 or have been exposed to the virus. This is how we stop the spread of the virus. Learn more: http://testandtrace.nyc
Bereavement Support Group
Tuesdays, beginning May 26, 10am-11:30am
If you are interested in joining this 6-week online Bereavement Support Group, contact Sandy Haft, LMSW, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-475-5274.
Building Resiliency and Coping Through Art
Tuesdays, beginning June 16th, 2pm
Join us for 6 weeks of adults only art therapy sessions. Sessions will focus on building resiliency and coping through art! Please contact Sarah McMahon at email@example.com or (908) 963-6740 by June 12, 2020 to register.
Self-Expression Through Art
Thursdays, beginning June 18th, 2pm
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join us for 6 weeks of art therapy sessions that encourage self-expression! Please contact Sarah McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 963-6740 by June 12, 2020 to register.
Special Enrollment Period for Health Insurance
New York State announced a Special Enrollment Period for individuals who may have lost their health insurance as a result of their employment ending due to Coronavirus. If enrollment in Qualified Health Plans through NY State of Health Marketplace is completed by July 15, individuals will have coverage effective August 1, 2020. Enrollment into Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus is open year-round. Consumers can apply for coverage through JCC NYSOH Navigators by phone at 718.981.1400 or 718-475-5271.
Coronavirus has unfortunately led to a serious spike in anti-Semitic activity on social media and is impacting local Jewish communities. Dedicated experts and researchers at the Simon Wiesenthal Center are working around the clock to find, expose, and combat anti-Semitism and hate. We cannot afford to allow such hate to go unchallenged. Please partner with the SWC by reporting anti-Semitic or other coronavirus-related hate activity online or impacting your community by contacting the Simon Wiesenthal Center at SWCNY@Wiesenthal.com.
UJA-Federation of New York has partnered with Columbia University, which is conducting a survey to track COVID-19’s impact on New York City neighborhoods in real time, filling in critical gaps in knowledge of the virus to better understand the needs across our communities. Ultimately, CovidWatcher will enable public officials, policymakers, and medical institutions better coordinate their response and target resources during the pandemic and the critical period that will follow. The survey is intended for everyone to fill out, regardless of symptoms or concerns about exposure. The ultimate goal is for every New Yorker to complete this survey. You can complete the survey here. If you have any questions, please contact CovidWatcher@columbia.edu.
U.S. Census 2020
If you haven’t filled out the census yet, now is the time to do it! It is vital that we are ALL counted to secure funding for housing, transportation, schools, and other services we rely on. It takes less than 10 minutes and is confidential. You can fill it out by mail, online or by calling (844) 330-2020.
Be sure to check out these additional programs from our friends at other organizations around the country!
TONIGHT: Maccabi USA President's Forum with Olympic and Maccabiah Champion Anthony Ervin, 8pm
Hosted by Maccabi USA President Jeff Bukantz, the President’s Forum features intimate conversations with distinguished guests across the global Jewish community. The next featured guest is US Olympic and Maccabiah Swimming Champion, Anthony Ervin. Anthony was a member of the U.S. Swim Team at the 2000, 2012 and 2016 Olympics. In 2017, Anthony was a member of the US Maccabiah Open Swimming team and was given the highest honor – lighting the torch at the Opening Ceremony to officially begin the Games. Register here.
TOMORROW: Tips and Tricks for a Father’s Day BBQ from Izzy Eidelman, CEO and Pit Master of Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse, 4pm
Father's Day is this weekend! Learn some tips and tricks for a Father’s Day BBQ from Izzy Eidelman, CEO and Pit Master of Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse. Join the Schwartz/Reisman Centre and Prosserman JCC for a free livestream!
It wasn’t until the tender age of 26 that Sruli “Izzy” Eidelman had his first bite of BBQ. Kosher barbecue to be exact. For Izzy, it was love at first bite. He started smoking briskets in his parents' backyard in Brooklyn and amassed a knowledge that helped him open Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse, the first kosher BBQ restaurant in NYC. Izzy will share his story, mission, advice for success and some tips for your home BBQ. You won’t want to miss this one!
Every year, the JCC serves over 6,000 people in crisis. This year, that number has grown as Staten Islanders experience hardships related to COVID-19. Here’s the story of a family directly affected by the COVID-19 crisis that we were able to help:
We were able to help a senior couple who are the parents of two sons in college. One parent became unemployed due to the pandemic, and the other has applied for disability benefits but was denied. We were able to connect them with food from our Kosher Food Pantry as well as legal services to help them navigate their benefits. They told us they are incredibly grateful for our help during this difficult time.
Donate to our Families in Need campaign here to help families like this one.
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