UJA LONG ISLAND COVID-19 RESOURCES
Class Date/Time Meeting Details
Prime Time
ZOOM Chair Exercise Program
Mondays, 11am-12pm
Will resume October 4th
Meeting ID: 903 219 2503

Susan Sachs
(516) 569-6733 Ext. 230
susan.sachs@guraljcc.org

ISRAELI DANCE
with Roberta Greene
advanced beginner to intermediate level

$15

Covid vaccine card required at first session attending
Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
To resume Oct. 6th
207 Grove Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY  11516
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Chair Stretch and Tone
WOMEN’S CLASS with Barbara Weinberg
This women’s class is designed to be challenging yet suitable for ALL fitness levels. Using our own body as resistance, we will strengthen and then stretch, every muscle group. A full body workout from head to toe with instructor Barbara Weinberg. Have a belt or band handy, if possible.$9
Wednesdays, 9-10am
$9 per class. Contact Rachayle if you have any questions.
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222
RESTORATIVE AYURVEDIC YOGA FLOW
with Miriam Abrahams
Yoga is a sequence of movements, balance and stretches practiced in sync with your breath.
Ancient Ayurveda, the latest wellness buzzword, enhances the flow by aligning with the current season and time.
For women only.
$9
Tuesdays
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will resume in October.
$9 per class. Contact Rachayle if you have any questions.
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Exclusive Book Event with Author!
REBEL DAUGHTER by Lori Banov Kaufmann
Join us as we travel back in time to one of the most exciting and momentous events in history – the destruction of Jerusalem in the 1st century!
To register and receive the zoom link, email rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org.
Sunday October 17, 10:00 am on Zoom
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Get off the STRESS EXPRESS 
with MINDFULNESS 
Join our wonderful meditation teacher, Patricia Orshan for practices/techniques to calm and enhance manage emotions and relationships in these challenging times.
Mondays 9:30am
Please contact Rachayle for October class information.
Meeting ID: 857 0725 3574
Passcode: 418825

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222

Brain Fitness with Dr. Shelley Pazar
Can’t find your glasses? Lost your cell phone? Or have you forgotten the name of someone you just met? Well, you aren’t alone; these moments of forgetfulness are common. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be a regular occurrence anymore. Dr. Shelley Pazer will keep you thinking and feeling your very best – at any age – through useful lifestyle tips and encouraging, interactive activities that will boost your memory and sharpen your thinking.
October 13 & 27
10:30 AM

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222

HEBREW CONVERSATION
with educator and pedagogical consultant – Dina Shalev

WE ALL  HAVE A LOT ON OUR MINDS RIGHT NOW.  LET’S TALK ABOUT IT – IN HEBREW!

$9 per class. Contact Rachayle if you have any questions.
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Kadima Women’s Support Group
Will resume in September. For further information, please contact Rachayle.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 8701 1710
Passcode: 427591

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222

Coffee and Conversation
with Jill Alper, LMSW
for divorced and widowed men and women looking for additional support and socialization in a warm, welcoming and safe circle
In-Person Coffee and Conversation 
First Monday of the Month
Monday, October 4, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst
Zoom Coffee and Conversation
Tuesday, October 5th, 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 7540 3242
Passcode: 975309

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222

Student Loan Covid-19 Debt Management Webinar

NYLAG has added a new webinar for our clients – Student Loan Relief Under CARES Act.  The webinar can be accessed at link below.  This is the third in their series – previous webinars:  1) General Financial Management Advice-Covid 19 and 2) NYS Unemployment Insurance and Federal Benefits.

Key Issues Addressed in Student Loan Webinar (about 15 minutes):

  • Which student loans are covered under the CARES Act
  • How to identify your loans
  • Administrative forbearance on interest and principal
  • Interest rates and coverage period
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness during the forbearance
  • Defaulted student loans
  • Credit agencies
  • Private student loans

Individual consultations with Mark Alpert, NYLAG financial advisor, can be arranged by contacting Rachayle (516) 569-6733 ext. 222 or by e-mailing rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org.

View Webinar Recording

R.I.S.E.
Resources, Inspiration, Support, Education

During this unprecedented time in our lives we have all had to make changes and adjustments.  The NechamaComfort team wants you to know that we are here for you and are currently holding our meetings via zoom. Women and men are welcome.

If you are interested in participating, email nechama.groups@gmail.com with your name, phone number, and location (city). We will send an invitation with the Zoom link via email the day before the scheduled group.

Please remember that we are continuing to offer the same support and guidance to you and your family. Please do not hesitate to reach out. 1(833)nechama.

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Bereavement Group for the Loss of a Spouse via Zoom
This group is to provide support for the recently bereaved in a caring and warm atmosphere. There will be the opportunity to work through grief, examine feelings and discover inner strengths.
Pre-registration is required. Contact Judy Goldberg for more details.
Judy Goldberg, LMSW
516-569-6733 ext 224
Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group (T.B.I.)
This program provides ongoing socialization, emotional support and friendship opportunities. Exercise, counseling, lunch and guest speakers are all incorporated into the weekly program.
Pre-Registration is required.
Mondays – 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Fee: $10
The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst
Lisa Barnett, LCSW-R
Lisa.barnett@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x210
Parkinson Support Group
Coping Strategies, education and support
Cathy Byrne
Gerontologist/RN with 35 years of experience working with Parkinson’s clients.
Tuesdays, 12pm Contact Cathy Byrne at cathy.byrne@guraljcc.org or (516) 569-6733 x 220 for meeting details.
Caregivers Group The Caregivers group will usually take place the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm.
Meeting ID: 249 181 4682
Passcode: 7ffoif

Please email judy.goldberg@guraljcc.org or call 516-569-6733 ext 224

O.K.A.Y.
Our Kids Abroad in Yisrael
A networking group for moms whose children live in Israel
Next meetings:
October 4th at 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 815 7518 2981
Passcode: 565960

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222

Support Group for Adults with Disabilities
Upcoming Meetings:
Virtual Support Group
Thursday, Sept. 23rd, 5:00-6:00pm
Meeting ID: 814 0455 9254
Passcode: 140279
Marisa Ruggiero, LMSW
(516) 569- 6733 Ext: 213
“Long Island Friends Experience” (LIFE)
Social/Recreational Group for Adults with Disabilities.
Enjoy Opportunities to See and Develop Friendships. These programs are made possible by the generosity of the Disability Opportunity Fund and the Ramer Family Foundation. Mondays at 7pm

IN-PERSON LIFE GROUP

Next LIFE Group IN PERSON Monday, October 11 from 7-9PM At the Gural JCC
Trivia Night!
Test your knowledge on these fun facts!
Win great prizes and have fun!
RSVP By Friday, October 8th
Fee: $5.00
Marisa Ruggiero, LMSW
marisa.ruggiero@guraljcc.org
(516) 569- 6733 Ext: 213
ISPACE VOCATIONAL WORKSHOPS & JOB SEARCH SUPPORT
The I-Space (Inviting Special Populations to Access Community Environments) program offers adults (ages 18+) with disabilities & special needs the opportunity to maintain their dignity and sense of fulfillment through their placement in appropriate paid employment. I-Space works to identify placements suitable to their skill level and abilities through skills assessments, in addition to in-depth workplace and task evaluations.
Marisa Ruggiero, LMSW
(516) 569- 6733 Ext: 213
Book Club for Adults with Disabilities

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”
– Mason Cooley
Tuesdays at 7 PM on Zoom
NO Book Club on Sept. 21 & 28

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 834 9763 9004
Passcode: 686056

Marisa Ruggiero, LMSW
(516) 569- 6733 Ext: 213
Chaverim Program for Holocaust Survivors
This is a special enrichment program designed to bring Holocaust survivors together in a heimishe atmosphere. All members will have the opportunity to schmooze and share in social, recreational, and educational activities in a weekly social program. Lunch will be provided along with round trip door-to-door transportation (on a limited basis).
Pre-Registration is required.
Thursdays – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resuming September 23rd
The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst
Lisa Barnett, LCSW-R
Director of Social Work
Lisa.barnett@guraljcc.org
516-569-6733 x210

Judy Goldberg, LMSW
judy.goldberg@guraljcc.org
516-569-6733 ext 224

Older Well Adults – Zoom Shalom Club

Exercise, followed by a discussion regarding self care and resiliency.

Please contact Judy Goldberg for next session date.
Meeting ID: 811 6760 8844
Passcode: 902411

Anyone interested to please email judy.goldberg@guraljcc.org and she can send anyone a link to join via email if necessary.

Second Generation Support Group
The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC is proud to continue hosting a vital program for second generation survivors to preserve our families’ legacies –

Studies in the Holocaust – Education, Memories, Awareness
SHEMA is a project-driven supportive group focused on collecting and sharing Holocaust survivors’ bios and educating middle and high school public school students about the Shoah via in person and Zoom member presentations.
October 11, 2021 8:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 899 8232 2097
Passcode: 644586

For further information, call Judy Goldberg, LMSW at 516-569-6733 ext 224 or email judy.goldberg@guraljcc.org.

Leo The Lion

Hand Prints:
Hand Prints Art Project
Materials:
Colored paper
White paper
Paint or ink pad
Scissors
Straws
Glue
1 black pipe cleaner cut in half
Googly eyes.

Directions:

Dip hand in paint or press onto ink pad and make hand prints on the white paper. Cut them out. Do one picture at a time and have fun.

Cassie Stephens’ Blog: https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com

Cereal Box Puzzle

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug dependence is offering clinicians on call 24 hours a day 631-979-1700.

National Alliance for Mentally Ill offering telephone support for those coping with a loved one with mental health issues during this time of crisis. 1-800-950-6264

Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7 365 days a year 1-800-985-5990

Stay Calm During this Crisis: https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering the following services to families

  • “Virtual” therapeutic programs such as music, art and dance therapy to serve individuals who either cannot, or are advised not to, leave their homes. Visit their Facebook page to participate.
  • The AFA Helpline remains open with its normal hours of operation (9 am to 9 pm ET on weekdays, 9 am to 3 pm ET on weekends). Connect with a licensed social worker by calling 866-232-8484, through our website, alzfdn.org, by clicking on the blue and white chat icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the page or by sending a text message to 646-586-5283 (the web chat and text chat accepts conversations in more than 90 languages).
  • The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America can be reached @ 866-232-8484.

American Society on Aging has webinars for caregivers – www.asaging.org

Pre-recorded Webinar with Mark Alpert: Coronavirus and its Impact on Personal Finances

What to know and How to protect yourself during COVID 19 Outbreak: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health and coping during COVID-19 for children and caregivers

The Child Mind Institute resources on how to talk about COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has information on travel, media resources, and other research on COVID-19

Anxiety and Depression Association of America provides some strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety

Boys Town has information on talking to children about the information they are hearing

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science-news/what-should-autism-community-know-about-coronavirus-outbreak  Information for the autism community regarding COVID 19

https://acl.gov/COVID-19 info on what do individuals with disabilities need to know

Education information regarding children with disabilities during the COVID 19 outbreak: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/idea-files/q-and-a-providing-services-to-children-with-disabilities-during-the-coronavirus-disease-2019-outbreak/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2020/03/08/5-things-to-know-about-coronavirus-and-people-with-disabilities/#6c77d9991d21 – helpful tips

https://creakyjoints.org/living-with-arthritis/coronavirus-facts-for-chronic-illness-patients/ – info regarding individuals with chronic illnesss regarding COVID 19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html  – helpful tips and info

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center – helpful tips and info

New York Presbyterian has a 24-hour hotline for those with concerns about COVID-19.  The number for this hotline is 646.697.4000. When you call the number there is a short recorded message, after which the caller is connected to an NYP a Physician Assistant.  The hotline’s purpose is not to diagnose or treat the caller, but rather to provide a reliable and trusted source of information to the public, and to help people avoid unnecessary trips to the Emergency Room. To speak with a physician, NYP encourages you to consider a virtual visit with one of their physicians using the NYPOnDemand platform — this is an app available in the app store. More information on NYP OnDemand and virtual visits can be found at nyp.org/virtualvisits.