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,


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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

Winter Schedule: *Locations TBA*
December 17, 2023
January 21, 2024
February 25, 2024
March 17, 2024
April 14, 2024
May 19, 2024
June 9, 2024

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.

Want to join the Hiking Club planning committee? Contact Beth Mukamal, 631-462-9800 x122 or

To Register, please


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Social Singles Line Dancing

Move your feet, feel the beat, meet and greet! Join us for a social afternoon of line dancing with Norma Granofsky. Light refreshments will be served, with some mingling!

Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 3:00-5:00 pm

Fee $10 | Member Discounted Fee $8

To Register, please

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Chanukah Dinner Party

Join us for a fun night with live music by Paradigm, Hanukkah dinner, dancing and menorah lighting. Bring your own wine. Dinner include an Israeli fare, to honor Israel and including vegetarian options.

Thursday, December 14, 2023 |  7:00-9:00 pm
Single Mingle | 6:30 pm

Fee $35 | Member Discounted Fee $25

To Register, please


Lifelong Learning Series

Lifelong Learning Series Presents: Celebrate Jewish Ethiopian Traditions & the Holiday SIGD
In support of Israel

Come learn about this unique community & the ancient holiday of SIGD that has been observed for centuries in the Ethiopian Jewish Community. Music by Oshi Masala, Ehiopian Israeli singer-songwriter. “Masala, who was born in Israel to Ethiopian parents, makes music that’s connected to her roots, all of them”.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 
Lunch & Entertainment | 12:00-1:45 pm
Ethiopian Jewry & the Holiday of SIGD | 2:00-3:30 pm

Lunch + Lecture- M $30 | NM $38
Lecture only- M $8 | NM $10

To Register, please

Lifelong Learning Series Presents: The Golden Age of Aviation on Long Island

Presented by the Cradle of Aviation

The years between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II are often referred to as the “Golden Age” of aviation. On Long Island, aircraft manufacturing boomed, and pioneering pilots made countless flights to and from the area’s many airfields, mostly located along the Hempstead Plains in Nassau County. Come and learn about this era of innovation on Long Island.

Sponsored by Brandywine Independent Living

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 | 2:00-3:30 pm

Fee $10 | Member Discounted Fee $8

Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required.

To Register, please

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Monthly Supper Club

Join us for an evening of conversation and good food! Bring your friends and make some new ones! Welcome to singles, couples or friends.

(Monthly) | 7:00 pm

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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

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

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