UJA LONG ISLAND COVID-19 RESOURCES
Class Date/Time Meeting Details
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.
Contact Rachayle for next session. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 870 0468 9303
Passcode: 178537

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

Tai Chi Techniques
Adam Schwartz, Director of Lynbrook Restorative Therapy and Nursing’s Pulmonary Program, will be sharing some Tai Chi techniques he uses for his patients to encourage relaxation, improve cognition and relieve symptoms of COPD.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 851 1062 6095
Passcode: 120101

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

CARDIO-BARRE-STRETCH Class 
with fitness instructor Barbara Weinberg
A full body workout combining Barre-based Sculpting, No Impact Cardio, Stretching
No barre necessary.  Have a mat and a chair and optional weights (2-3 lbs.) nearby.

Please let me know if you are interested in joining this class: rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org

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.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 2039 0150
Passcode: 958347

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

Zoom Pilates session from Barbara’s studio with Barbara Weinberg

Strengthen, lengthen and  build muscles. Increase balance and endurance. All levels welcome. For women only.

Weekly on Wednesdays at 9am
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 821 5388 7387
Passcode: 020802

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

RESTORATIVE AYURVEDIC YOGA FLOW

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.

Jan 19, 2021 09:30 AM
Jan 21, 2021 09:30 AM
Jan 26, 2021 09:30 AM
Jan 28, 2021 09:30 AM
Feb 2, 2021 09:30 AM
Feb 4, 2021 09:30 AM
Feb 9, 2021 09:30 AM
Feb 11, 2021 09:30 AM
Feb 16, 2021 09:30 AM
Feb 18, 2021 09:30 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 885 3421 4184
Passcode: 490769

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

Zoom Book Club with Liz Ropers

discussing ISAAC’S STORM by Erik Larson

A gripping, fascinating and true account of turn-of-the-century Galveston, Texas, a bustling port, and the role of Isaac Cline following the events immediately preceding, during and after the 1900 Galveston hurricane. A riveting and suspenseful story of what can happen when human arrogance meets the great uncontrollable force of nature.

Jan 19, 2021 2:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 890 8138 1123
Passcode: 689244
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222
The Power of Prayer
with Michal Horowitz
Jan 20, 2021 11:30 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!

Weekly Monday AND Thursdays at 3pm
Jan 18, 2021 04:00 PM
Jan 21, 2021 04:00 PM
Jan 25, 2021 04:00 PM
Jan 28, 2021 04:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 2914 7580
Passcode: 549805

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

REMARRIAGE AND THE STEP FAMILY

Guidelines to Achieve Success – a Zoom workshop with Susan Lamm, LCSW

  • Strengthening the Couple Bond
  • Dynamics and Challenges
  • Developing Relationships with Stepchildren
  • Becoming a (newly formed) Family

No fee – Limited space

To reserve your spot contact Rachayle (516)569-6733 ext. 222, rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org

Tuesday evening
January 19
8:30-9:30 pm
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Kadima Women’s Support Group Weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00pm Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 813 5710 0374
Password: 109254

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

Zoom 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
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 830 5152 4180
Password: 610457

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
MOVING FORWARD AFTER COVID-19
with Lisa Barnett, LCSW-R
Gural JCC Director of Social Work
This weekly zoom Support Group is designed to provide empathy, compassion and coping strategies for those who survived the trauma of Covid-19. Each member will be able to tap into their inner resilience, move forward and learn that they are not alone.
Tuesdays at 9:00 am
Lisa Barnett, LCSW-R
Director of Social Work
516-569-6733
Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group (TBI)
Join us for ongoing socialization, emotional support and friendship.
Mondays 1:00 – 2:00 pm Zoom meeting ID: 623 103 8986

Lisa Barnett, LCSW-R
Lisa.barnett@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x210

Coping with Anxiety During Covid

Dealing with loss, isolation, and anxiety during Covid-19? Please join us to discuss and learn different mechanism and coping skills to help you through this difficult time.

Mondays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jan 20, 2021 10:00 AM
No session Jan 25
Meeting ID: 899 7994 3554
Passcode: 046741

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

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 from 7:00 pm-8:30

February 2, 2021 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 869 5351 2238
Passcode: 140271

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
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
Support Group for Adults with Disabilities to connect, share resources, and support each other during the COVID 19 outbreak.
Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
Meeting ID: 822 0774 9750
Passcode: 569541

Amy Feldman
amy.feldman@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x213

“Long Island Friends Experience” (LIFE)
Social/Recreational Group for Adults with Disabilities.
Enjoy Opportunities to See and Develop Friendships.
UkuKATIE

Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to welcome back Katie and her Ukulele – otherwise known as UkuKATIE. Sing along or just listen to songs both classic and new for an evening of relaxing musical entertainment.
Register Here:
https://forms.gle/t9tm4sX6HcYvX7HW6

SunRose Yoga with Michelle

Join us for a relaxing evening of stretching, balancing, yoga poses, breathing exercises and guided meditation. No experience needed.
Register Here:
https://forms.gle/TnaCRzudTjaup3HM6

Come One, Come All!
Join Us For…
DRAMA WITH JACKIE 
“An Evening Filled with Drama, Improv, and Imagination”
Here we make everything up and there are no points to matter! Sit back, relax and enjoy (or take part in) the entertainment!

Register Here:
https://forms.gle/QEAMZ41Lb1J6mJiy7

These programs are made possible by the generosity of the Disability Opportunity Fund and the Ramer Family Foundation.

UkuKATIE
Monday, January 18, 2021
7 PM on Zoom

SunRose Yoga with Michelle
Monday, January 25, 2021
7 PM on Zoom

DRAMA WITH JACKIE
Monday February 8, 2021
7 PM on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 860 1014 4048
Passcode: 353597

Amy Feldman
amy.feldman@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x213

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.
Amy Feldman, M.S. Ed.
Special Needs Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x213
Book Club for Adults with Disabilities

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”
– Mason Cooley
Our next book is Whitebird, by R.C. Palacio.
Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable, Sydney Taylor Book Award-winning story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.
White Bird: A Wonder Story | R.J. Palacio
While we will be reading the book together, and it is not mandatory to have it, we are recommending that each participant has their own copy, so that it can be easier to follow along, and have a more enjoyable experience. If you are interested in purchasing Whitebird, please click here.
Tuesdays at 7 PM on Zoom
Book Club Register Here:
Amy Feldman
amy.feldman@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x213
Chaverim Via Zoom
Jan 21, 2021 01:00 PM
Jan 28, 2021 01:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 862 4278 5981
Passcode: 540667

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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am

Jan 19 – Concerts in Motion
Jan 21 – Discussion with Delaney Langbard, Social Work Intern
Anyone interested to please email judy.goldberg@guraljcc.org and she can send anyone a link to join via email if necessary.
Second Generation Survivors Support Group
The Marion and Aaron Gural JCC is proud to initiate a new, vital program for second generation survivors –

Preserving our Parents’ Legacy
Discussion, education and projects to preserve our cherished memories
Jan 25, 2021 7:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 868 1687 9081
Passcode: 900225

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

Russian Division Class
The winter semester will begin on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Advanced chess classes will take place on Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:20 PM, on Zoom. Price per class is $32.00; ($320.00 must be paid before January 13, 2021.)
January 20,27
February 3,10,24
March 3,10,17,24
Yulia Gross
Russian Division
Children’s Programming Director
(516) 569-6733
yulia.gross@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.