Programs and events designed to enrich the lives of the adult and senior population. Whether it’s to have fun, gain support or learn something new, each program gives participants the opportunities to meet new people & feel connected to the SYJCC community. Come join us for:

  • Book Clubs
  • Lectures
  • Game Clubs
  • Support Groups
  • Discussion Groups
  • Musical Performances
  • Fitness Classes
  • And so much more!



Young Onset Spouse: Caregiver Group
Weekly Caregiver Support Group for spouses caring for individuals with Young Onset Dementia.

Singles Chat Group
Weekly meet-up for singles to get together & discuss relevant topics.

Widow & Widowers Support Group
Eight session support group for those who have recently lost their partner.

Next Steps for Widows & Widowers
A group for widows & widowers to continue to adjust to the changes they are experiencing.

Early Stages of Separation & Divorce
A support group for those going through a separation or divorce.

Caregiver’s Support Group
A bi-weekly support group for those caring for their spouse or parent.

Women’s Breast & Reproductive Cancers Support Group
Support Group for those going through or have gone through Women’s Cancers.

Sid Jacobson JCC’s Young Onset Adult Day Program comes to SYJCC!
This program is designed for individuals in their 30’s, 40’s 50’s & early 60’s who are diagnosed with front temporal degeneration, Alzheimer’s & other neurodegenerative illnesses.
Let’s Do Lunch provides generational-appropriate activities that are physically, intellectually & socially stimulating, all under the supervision of caring professionals.  As the first program specifically designed for younger individuals, we offer vibrant activities including basketball, karate, support groups, vocational work, dancing, hot kosher lunch & more. Financial aid is available.
For more information, contact Taylor Herbert, LCSW, Director of Specialized Senior Services at (516)484-1545 x114 or
Visit this website for more information.


Information & Referral
Social Work staff is available to answer your questions about supports & services available to seniors from a variety of community providers. For more information, please call Tina Block at (631)462-9800 x121.

Limited mini-bus transportation for senior adults to SYJCC. For more information or to register, please call Tina Block at (631)462-9800 x121.

Please see Calendar for schedule and fees
For more information contact Sharon Reichmen, (631)462-9800 x139.

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The SYJCC provides guidance and support for those who are unemployed, underemployed, or considering career change.

Employment services include workshops on all aspects of conducting a job search, supportive counseling, and unemployment and entitlement guidance. In addition, the SYJCC maintains an up-to-date bank of employment resources, including referrals for specifically focused educational and career opportunities.



SYJCC is the only Suffolk County location for Career>Connect Long Island. Through this program, we offer on-site workshops and career coaching.

Free Individual Career Coaching: Career>Connect offers up to 4 free individual career coaching sessions. These can focus on individuals’ specific needs and may include setting short- and long-term goals, resume review, and interview practice and feedback. (Additional sessions available for a fee.)  Individual appointments at SYJCC being scheduled for Monday, May 6.  Coach is also available at other sites or by telephone. Contact below for more information.

Questions? To learn more about any of the above programs or employment support services in general, please contact Rabbi Sheila Goloboy, LMSW at 631-462-9800 x151 or

The SYJCC is a satellite location for Career>Connect Long Island, a UJA-Federation program administered by the Sid Jacobson JCC. SYJCC is also a grantee of Connect to Care, an employment outreach program of the Suffolk County Department of Labor. 

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Retirement Club
Meets 1st/3rd Tuesdays 10:30-12:00 to plan trips & outings to museums, shows, restaurants & more.

American History
Discussion of events in American History facilitated by Steve Rochester.

Dr. Gerry Ravitz Men’s Social Club
Mondays 2:00-3:00 Members of the club plan speakers & special programs for each meeting.

Women’s Social Club
Mondays 2:00-3:00 Members of this club plan speakers & special programs for each meeting.

Couples Club
Meets 2nd/4th Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 Members of the club plan speakers & special programs for each meeting.

Sociable Singles
Meet 1st/3rd Thursdays 3:00-5:00mbers of the club plan speakers & special programs for each meeting. Free for SYJCC Members & Chai Members. Non-Members $5

Jewish War Veterans Post #488
If you are a veteran & Jewish join the Jewish War Veterans, the oldest veteran organization in the United States.  Each monthly meeting includes breakfast & a speaker discussion.

Knights of Pythias
Pythian Membership Required. This group of men meets twice a month. The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal order established in 1860 & is based on Friendships, Charity & Benevolence.For more information contact Tina Block, (631)462-9800 x121.

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Group Meditation
SYJCC Members. Meditation with Reike Practitioner.

Individual Meditation & Reike Sessions
20 min. individual Reike/Meditation sessions with Reike Practitioner.

Blood Pressure Screening
Available 2nd Wednesday of the month 10:30-12:00. Have your blood pressure checked by a nurse from Gurwin Jewish Home Care.

Re-Reels: Film Appreciation & Discussion Group
Films about Jewish Historical topics or related themes. Discussion after the film.



Civilization & The Jews
Discussion group facilitated by Keve Karalitzky.

Military History Roundtable
Group discussion on topics related to Military History. Facilitated by Phil Braverman.

Let’s Be Honest: A Discussion Group for Men
Discussion group facilitated by Gene Rosenthal & Bruce Glaser; open to all men

Reading Shakespeare Aloud
Group reads Shakespeare plays aloud; discussion follows.

Current Events
Discussion of current event topics. Facilitated by rotating members.

Laugh ’til it Hertz!
Group discussion facilitated by Bob Hertz.

Please see Calendar for schedule and fees
For more information contact Tina Block, (631)462-9800 x121.

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2018-2019 (click button above for breakdown of series)
Limited Seating-Register Early!

Purchase full series & receive one free lecture.
Registration opens July 30, 2018 for SYJCC Members: $170 / Chai Members: $190
Registration opens August 13, 2018 for Non-Members: $225
Individual Lecture Fees: SYJCC Members: $20 / Chai Members: $22 / Non-Members: $25
The above registration include both lunch & learn
Fees at the door (if space is available) – Lecture Only SYJCC: $20 / Chai Members: $22 / Non-Members: $25

Jewish Experience Lectures are subject to change or cancellation.


2018-2019 (click button above for breakdown of series)
An informal educational program that features a wide variety of lectures
One Friday a Month, 10:30am – 12:00 noon
Purchase full series and receive one free lecture
SYJCC Members: $56 / Chai Members: $70; Non-Members: $84
Fees for each lecture: SYJCC Members: $8 /Chai Members: $10 / Non-Members: $12
Pre-registration is open until the Monday before each lecture. If you wish to sign up after that, please pay at the door.

Please note that Lifelong Learning programs are subject to change or cancellation.

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September Monthly Music 2017
All performances begin at 12:45pm
Friday, September 1st: Vic Vincent; Popular Dance Music
Wednesday, September 6th: Jerry Tatt and Friends; Harmonica Music
Monday, September 11th: Randy Accardi; Vocalist Sings Popular Music
Wednesday, September 13th: Moriel Chamber Music; Classical Chamber Music
Monday, September 18th: Margo Cohen; Vocalist With Keyboard Accompaniment
Wednesday, September 20th: Jerry Ross Duo; Vocals, Saxophone & Keyboard
Monday, September 25th: Tom Parris; Vocalist Sings Popular Songs
Wednesday, September 27th: Susan Capri; Vocalist with Keyboard Accompaniment (Celebrating our September Birthdays)

Art Class: Unleash Your Creativity, Painting & Drawing
This class includes painting & drawing. No experience needed.

Arts & Crafts
Different Arts & Crafts projects each month facilitated by Michele Hertz.

Knitting & Loom Hats
Learn to make hats on a Loom or knit in a friendly group atmosphere.

Sing-A-Long with Phil
Join us & sing. Song sheets will be provided just bring your voice. Group facilitated by Phil Braverman.

Please see Calendar for schedule and fees
For more information contact Tina Block, (631)462-9800 x121.



Introduction to Latin Dance
Come try line dancing with instructor Norma Granofsky.

Latin Dance
Learn dances like the Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata, Tango & Quickstep with professional dance instructor Norma Granofsky.

Beginners Ballroom & Latin Dance
Learn to Dance with professional Dance Instructor Norma Granofsky.

Waltz Dance Class
Learn this beautiful & forever popular dance with professional dance instructor Norma Granofsky.

Intermediate Ballroom & Latin Dance
The next level of Ballroom dance with professional dance instructor Norma Granofsky.

Country Western Line Dancing
Kick up your heels & have lots of fun learning Country Western Line dancing with professional dance instructor Norma Granofsky.

Please see Calendar for schedule and fees
For more information contact Tina Block, (631)462-9800 x121.



Pre-registration is required for all game clubs. These clubs are free of charge & open to SYJCC Members & Chai Members only.
Scrabble, Cards, Bingo, & Mind Games
Canasta Club
Pinochle Club
Mah Jongg Club
Poker Club

Book Club

Monthly book discussion facilitated by Eileen Schneyman

Please see Calendar for schedule and fees
For more information contact Tina Block, (631)462-9800 x121.

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Hands on Huntington (HOH) is a Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community or a NNORC. NNORC is a NYS term that identifies a neighborhood with a very high concentration of residents 60+.  SYJCC NNORC is in some areas of Greenlawn, East Northport & Huntington; please see the map below for the census track included in the NNORC.  This program is funded by a NYS Office For the Aging grant.

The goal of a NNORC is to help seniors age in place & remain in their homes with the support services they need to keep them in their community. The NNORC brings together SYJCC, the Town of Huntington & other community partners to provide social work case management, information & referral, education & recreation programs & medical services to seniors in the NNORC area. For more information about the program or to check if you live in the NNORC please call (631)351-6610 to speak to one of our social workers.

Hands on Huntington includes the area shaded in blue on the map below.


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