ADULT CENTER PROGRAMS & EVENTS

SYJCC Adult/Senior Center includes a variety of weekday programs for older adults including discussion groups, entertainment, speakers, educational programs, Shabbat, holiday celebrations, and special events.

For more information please contact Janine Mandera, Senior Center and Nutrition Program Coordinator at x147 or [email protected]

MONDAYS

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Civilization and the Jews with Keve

Join Keve for interesting discussions on effects Jews have had on world history and the effects the world has had on Jews, Judaism, and Jewishness. No topics are out of our scope: what is the history of the Jews? What is the meaning of our holidays, their history and their observances.
How have the Jewish people reformulated their core and yet remained “True Jews.” And more. Zoom option available with pre-registration only

Mondays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Room 24

To Register, please

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Music & Memories with Kayla 

Monday, March 11, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 24

Music is deeply rooted in our conscious and subconscious minds. Just a mere song can transport us back to a special place in our pasts, remembering special people and events. Come listen to the music you love to remember.

TUESDAYS

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American History  with Steve

Join Steve, retired history teacher & history buff. Challenge yourself and learn something new in a friendly atmosphere with your peers.

Tuesdays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Room 24

Zoom option available with pre-registration only

To Register, please

Mind Sharpeners with Robin

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 24

Keep your brain young with a mixture of trivia questions and mind sharpening games! Come challenge your brain with fun games for memory, vocabulary, logic and more! Start training your brain today.

Brittany’s Brain Busters

Tuesdays, March 5 & 26, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 24

Come and test your knowledge of all things trivia related with Brittany. This activity includes categories like entertainment, wildlife, science, books and art. There’s a topic that everyone can enjoy.

Sing Along with Laurie 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Come join us as we sing along through the Great American songbook. These popular tunes are many of the greatest songs of our time. This is an informal singing session lead by our own talented Laurie Byrne. She will also have you singing, sharing, laughing and reminiscing about the movies, plays & actors associated to many of these famous songs

A Bissel Yiddish with Bernice 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Did you know that many words in the English language are derived from Yiddish? Come connect to Yiddish as a precious Jewish cultural birthright that deserves to be preserved. Share words that you remember and share your family stories. So come if you want to be part of an exclusive club of folks who know how to schmooze in the language of schmoozing!

WEDNESDAYS

CURRENT EVENTS

Join us for lively discussions lead by a rotating group of facilitators. Each week different stories from the news will be presented and discussed. All opinions and views are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Openings for new facilitators are available, for information about facilitating contact Janine at x147. Room 24. Zoom option available with pre-registration only.

Wednesday | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Fall Prevention & Better Mobility 

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm
Hall of Fame

Come and participate in a discussion about avoiding falls this winter with our guest, Roshan Dominic, a Physical Therapist from the Arbors at Islandia. Although 25% of older adults fall each year, falling does not have to be a normal part of aging! Help make your home as safe as possible. Learn appropriate strength & balance training exercises. Also, educate yourself about the medical risk factors associated with falling. Refreshments provided.

Live Music with Naomi Zeitlin 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm
Hall of Fame

Come & join us for an afternoon of listening and singing along to great songs with musical guest, Naomi Zeitlin. She will be performing all of your favorite songs that will have you up and dancing!

Richard Knox Presents: Johnny Mathis- “Romantic Balladeer” 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm
Hall of Fame

Since the start of his musical career in mid-1950, Johnny Mathis’ fame as an outstanding interpreter of popular musical standards continues to endure. He is the third best-selling artist of the 20th century, selling over 360 million records worldwide, and still performs in concert venues to the current day. During
this presentation, we will have an opportunity to revel in Johnny’s rendition of such glorious ballads as Twelfth of Never, Wonderful, Wonderful, Chances Are, and of course his signature song Misty.

Sing Along with Alex Alexander

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm
Hall of Fame

Please join us for an afternoon of listening and singing along to great songs with musical guest, Alex Alexander, performing all of your favorites – like only he can!

THURSDAYS

Intergenerational STEM Program

This program bridges the generation gap while inspiring and promoting the creative process deep within, led by biologist Jack Schlein and artist Janine Mandera. It brings together children and adults for a weekly program of science or art. Come explore new ideas and see the wonder of children exploring with you.

Thursdays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Room 24

All are welcome! No registration required

Israel Now with Dagan

Come for a frank discussion about events going on in Israel with our Israeli representative, Dagan. How are we in the US affected by what happens in Israel? Learn about everyday life in this fascinating country! No topics are off the table!

Thursdays, March 7 & 21, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 24

All are welcome!

MOVIE: Moonstruck

Thursday, February 8, 2024 | 12:45-2:00 pm
Room 24

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), and then she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny (Nicholas Cage). She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident that he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta fall deeper in love, she comes to learn that she is not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Ted Talks with Brittany 

Thursday, February 29, & March 14 & 28, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Join Brittany, our social work interns, to discuss, laugh and share your experiences with the group. Watch an engaging TedTalk followed by an interesting discussion.

Open to all.

FRIDAYS

MOVIE: The Notebook

Friday, February 2, 2024 | 1:00-3:00 pm
Room 24

In 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) are desperately in love but her parents do not approve. Therefore, when Noah goes off to serve in WW2 it seems to mark the end of their love affair. However, when Noah returns to their small town
years later, on the cusp of Allie’s marriage to another man, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over!

“Koffee Talk” with Kayla 

Fridays, March 15 & 29, 2024 | 12:30-1:30 pm
Room 8

From the thrill of travel to the pride of personal milestones, we explore the moments that shape us. Share childhood stories, family traditions, and the hobbies that light up your world. Whether you’re here to reminisce or to make connections, our group is your go-to spot for laughter, learning, and a touch of nostalgia. Join us for a heartwarming journey through the chapters of life!

Sweetheart Shabbat Luncheon & Dance

Friday, February 23, 2024 | 12:00-2:00 pm
Room 10

Please come and celebrate love with us at our Sweetheart Shabbat Luncheon! Enjoy an afternoon filled with food, fun and good friends. Sing and dance to lively music performed by The Bay City Ramblers.

All are welcome. Pre-register by 2/16.

Call 631-462-9800 x147 or x146 to reserve a seat.

Fee $10 per person.

SENIOR MENU & EVENTS CALENDAR

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Senior Nutrition Program offers a daily lunch for seniors 60+ Mon-Fri for a suggested contribution of $4/meal.  All meals are made fresh daily by our in-house caterer Chick Chak Café. These programs receive funding support from Suffolk County Office For Aging

To register for lunch call x147 or x146 before 10:30 am daily.

SENIOR EXERCISE CLASSES

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Step App Social Walking Group

All are welcome to join our 4 -week social walking group to connect with the community and learn the benefits of keeping a healthy body by simply walking together. We will also learn to use tracking tools to track our progress! Please bring your cell phone charged.

Meet in the Café.

Tuesdays | 1:00-2:00 pm

To Register, please

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Arthriticize

Join us for this new class of special exercise for those with arthritis and other limiting conditions. If you think there is no exercise class for you, this is the class you should try!

Instructor: Barbara Fertig

Tuesdays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

To Register, please

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Tai Chi for Balance

In this class, you will learn Tai Chi poses and positions that will improve your balance and core strength. This class is designed for seniors and those with a limited range of motion or physical limitations.  Chairs are provided for balance and support.

Wednesdays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

To Register, please

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Chair Yoga

In this chair-based class, you will learn yoga positions, gentle stretching, and breathing techniques to help you maintain flexibility and balance. This class is designed for those that need a chair-based class and are unable to participate in conventional yoga on a mat.

Instructor: Diana

Thursdays | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

To Register, please

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Sit & Fit

This class allows the participant to exercise while seated or standing depending on the individual’s strength and endurance.  The class includes stretching, light hand weights, and stretch bands for resistance strengthening and stretching.

Instructor: Kristy

Fridays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesdays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

To Register, please

 

CONCERTS IN MOTION

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Concerts in Motion brings together professional musicians and youth for engaging performances that include interaction with the musicians. These programs are in partnership with Concerts in Motion and will feature different musicians each week.

Registration is required for all programs to receive the zoom link or to reserve a spot for our in-person exercise classes.

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Classical Concert

Meets on zoom every week featuring 2 professional musicians for engaging performances that include interaction with the musicians.

Mondays | 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

To Register, please

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Jewish/Klezmer

Meets on zoom every week featuring 2 professional musicians for engaging performances that include interaction with the musicians.

Thursdays | 1:00 pm

To Register, please

Youth

Meets on zoom every week featuring 2 professional musicians for engaging performances that include interaction with the musicians.

Wednesdays | 5:00 pm

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