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JCC Of The Greater Five Towns Fall Schedule

The JCC of the Greater Five Towns has a central location at 207 Grove Avenue in Cedarhurst. Most events take place there unless otherwise stated. The central phone number is 516-569-6733.

Special Needs

Soul Mates for the Young Soul. November 7 and 28, and December 5 and 12, 4:00–5:00 p.m. A biweekly program for high functioning special needs children aged 6–12, with interaction with peers and typically developing teen shadows. The program is designed to expose the participants to an array of artistic therapies including music, drama, art, and yoga. For more information and to pre-register, please call Gayle Fremed at ext. 211.

Parent and Sibling Support Groups for Children of Special Needs. November 7 and 28; and December 5 and 12. Coincides with “Soul Mates for the Young Soul” program on designated Wednesdays from 4:00–5:00pm. For further information and to pre-register, please contact Julie Schatt, LMSW at ext. 205 or julie.schatt@fivetownsjcc.org.

Play Golf. Sunday, October 21 and 28. In partnership with the Lawrence Yacht and Golf Club offers golf lessons for children and teens with disabilities. The JCC “Play Golf” program will allow participants ages 10+ with physical, emotional, sensory, or developmental disabilities to gain the many benefits that the game of golf teaches. Offered at 3:00 p.m. specific Sundays in October and additional sessions in the Spring will follow. Pre-registration is required. Please contact David Weingarten at ext. 215 or david.weingarten@fivetownsjcc.org for more information.

Etgar Challenge Sports Program. Monday, October 22 and 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26; December 3, 10, and 17. Program for children with special needs aged 3–6 on Mondays from 3:30–5:15 p.m. This program improves motor and communication skills and promotes a sense of sportsmanship, fair play, and community through activities. For further information and to pre-register, please contact Julie Schatt, LMSW at ext. 205 or julie.schatt@fivetownsjcc.org.

Kids Club with Mary Moshos. Wednesday, October 24; November 7, 14, and 8; and December 5 and 12, 5:30–6:30 p.m. For children on the autism spectrum. An innovative program for adolescents ages 5+ with a variety of special needs. The program is designed to expose the participants to an array of artistic therapies including sports, arts, and crafts, music, and movement. For further information and to preregister, please contact Julie Schatt, LMSW at ext. 205 or julie.schatt@fivetownsjcc.org.

Soul Mates. Wednesdays, 6:30–7:45 p.m. November 28, “Pizza and Music,” December 12 “Pizza and Drama.” An innovative bimonthly program for adolescents ages 13–18 with a variety of special needs. The program is designed to expose the participants to an array of artistic therapies including music, drama, art and yoga. For more information and to pre-register, please call Gayle Fremed at ext. 211.

LIFE Game Day. Sunday, October 21, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. LIFE is a socialization program for adults with physical, neurological, and emotional needs. The group meets three times a month and enjoys a wide range of fun and diverse social activities. For more information and to preregister, please call Gayle Fremed at ext. 211.

Pizza With Pals. Wednesdays, November 7, December 5 6:30–7:45 p.m. Pizza and Bingo. Pizza with Pals is an innovative social skills program for children with high functioning autism in middle and high school which includes a kosher dinner. For more information and to pre-register, please call Gayle Fremed at ext. 211.

F.A.M.E. Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. November 8, December 13, “Friendship and Mentoring Experience” is an integrated mentoring program for high functioning special needs and typically developing children aged 6–12. Each child will be paired with a mentor and will participate in socialization activities. A kosher pizza will be served. For more information and to preregister, please call Gayle Fremed at ext. 211.

Upcoming Events

Film: “Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story.” Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel, 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, lower level; enter from parking lot. Aristides de Sousa Mendes, The Angel of Bordeaux, was the Portuguese Consul General stationed in Bordeaux, France, during World War II. His government had issued strict orders to all its diplomats, in a document called Circular 14, to deny visas to Holocaust refugees seeking to escape Occupied Europe through Portugal. Sousa Mendes defied these orders and issued Portuguese visas to an estimated 30,000 people in May and June of 1940 in an operation described by the Holocaust scholar Yehuda Bauer as “perhaps the largest rescue action by a single individual during the Holocaust.” This film will be introduced by Dr. Olivia Mattis. This is a free community event sponsored by Amy and Ilan Mosery, but you must call the JCC to reserve a seat at 516-569-6733.

Film: “Kinderblock 66.” Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel, 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, lower level; enter from parking lot. “Kinderblock 66,” a fascinating documentary about a unique block of children in Buchenwald and how they survived the war. This film will be introduced by Producer Brad Rothschild. This is a free community event but you must call the JCC to reserve a seat at 516-569-6733.

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