Join our VERVE 55+  community designed for spirited and active adults. As part of the VERVE community, you’ll connect to people who live life to the fullest. Whether you’re still working, semi-retired, or fully retired, there are lots of ways to get involved. Meet new friends on a hiking trail or a pickleball court. Celebrate together at a holiday dinner or over a glass of wine at a local tasting.

VERVE is everywhere – in cafes, coffee houses, libraries, theaters, and now at the SYJCC! Come be part of the momentum and feel the energy of VERVE today!

Contact: Beth Mukamal, 631.462.9800, x122, [email protected]


four adults going hiking

Social Singles Club 

Wednesdays | 6:30-8:00 pm 

Summer Schedule:
June 26, 2024 – Miriam Blau, Travel Agent will discuss travel on your own and tips for Group Travel. Refreshments served
July 10, 2024 – SYJCC Backyard fun with mini golf and corn hole, bring your own dinner or refreshments
July 24, 2024 – Meet at Sunken Meadow Park. Bring your own dinner or refreshments and walk and talk

OPEN TO ALL! Registration not required. 

To Register, please


four adults going hiking

Canoe Trip on the Nissequogue River 

Meet at Paul T. Given County Park. Bring a picnic lunch, snack, and hydration beverage of your choice in a cooler to take in the canoe. Come with friends or make some new ones!

Sunday, June 23, 2024 | 10:00 am
W Main St., Smithtown, NY

Trip includes:

  • Bus from Paul T. Given County Park to the Nissequogue River State Park
  • 2 hour canoe trip on the Nissequogue River, which is a tidal river and we will be paddling with the tide!
  • Cruise the river in a canoe that holds up to 4 adults and enjoy nature’s splendor!
  • Canoe trip ends at Paul T. Given County Park for a group picnic

Fee $30 

To Register, please

four adults going hiking

Hiking Club

Explore Long Island trails and parks with Verve! Register with Friends or Come make new ones!

One Sunday a month | 10:00 am

Bring Your Own Beverage

Annual Fee: $60 |   Member Discounted Fee $50
Join Anytime!
(pro-rate not available)

All club members will receive a Verve water bottle (at the first hike) and a trail snack for each walk.

Pre-walk details and meeting spot will be provided by email for all club members.

NEW sign-ups for 2024-2025
Fee $60 | Member Discounted Fee FREE
Registration is Open!

To Register, please

four adults going hiking

Retreat to Berkshire Hills

Trip includes 3 days, 2 nights and transportation including Kosher food & activities for active 55+ adults in the community.

Tues, September 10-Thurs., September 12, 2024
Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp
Copake, NY

Featuring fitness classes, aquatics, pickleball & tennis, yoga & meditation, s’mores, campfires and MORE!

Fee: $450 shared double room
$550 private room
(all rooms include a private bathroom)

To Register, please



Lifelong Learning Series Presents: Shelly Strickler ; The Golden Age of Radio News

Sponsored by Brandywine Independent Living

An informative and entertaining look at the enormous transformation of Radio.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 2:00-3:30 pm

Light refreshments will be served.

Fee $10 | Member Discounted Fee $8

To Register, please

multi-colored balls of yarn with a knitting needle amongst them

Knitting and Crocheting Workshop

Works of fiber are described in details in the scriptures – relating to weaving. In the early years pre and post the birth of Israel, Knitting and Crocheting took hold.  Sweaters and hats were needed for the cold damp winters, and a crochet Kippah was all the rage. Join our own master knitter Beth Mukamal as she guides you in crafting your own knitted or crocheted creation. Make for yourself, your family or to give away to charities in Israel. 

Thursdays | 9:30-10:30 am
Next Session: July 11, 2024 

7 weeks | Fee $45 | Member Discounted Fee $36

To Register, please


People smiling around a dinner table, clinking glasses

Monthly Supper Club

Join us for dinner by Wing Wan Kosher Chinese and live music for dancing! Bring your own wine, & bring your friends. Register and meet new friends!

Thursday, June 27, 2024
6:30 pm | Single Mingle
7:00-9:00 pm | Dinner and Dancing

Fee $50 | Member Discounted Fee $40

To Register, please


We have many new programs, events in the works!

Be on the lookout for:

Cooking Demo’s and SO much more!


Chanukah Celebration at the SYJCC Piano Bar,  Escape Zone Trip,  Purim Party, Party in the Sukkah, and Hiking Club