Class Date/Time Meeting Details
Prime Time Chair Exercise and Lunch Program
In Person
Young Israel Lawrence-Cedarhurst
8 Spruce Street, Cedarhurst
Mondays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Susan Sachs
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207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst

Knitting at 1pm on Wednesday, May 25th only

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x 222
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Do you love to sing? Broadway show tunes? Songs from the 60s, 70s and upwards? Classic Israeli songs? The two of us, Miriam Adler and Miriam Liebermann, have been singing and harmonizing together for decades. It’s finally time to share our passion with you! Come join us as we gather around the piano for an afternoon of music, joy and laughter as we travel lightyears back in time! Song sheets will be distributed. Don’t forget your reading glasses!!

There is no charge for this program, which is for women only.

Gural JCC
207 Grove Ave

Please contact Rachayle for next date and further information.

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x 222
with Roberta Greene
advanced beginner to intermediate level


Covid vaccine card required at first session attending
Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

207 Grove Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY  11516
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x 222
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.
9:30 am – 10:30 am
$15 per class. Contact Rachayle if you have any questions.
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Zoom Book Club with Liz Ropers
by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian—who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick!

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post
“Historical fiction at its best!”*

Tuesday, May 31st
3:00 pm
on zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 819 5247 4187
Passcode: 005669

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x 222

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Libi ba’mizrach, v’anochi b’sof ma’arav – 
My heart Is In The East and I Am In The West

Eretz Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael: Our Home, Our Land, Our Essence

An exciting all-new 4 part spring series with Michal Horowitz exploring insights related to the Holy Land

$15 per class

Registration and payment for the classes includes  MP3 recordings.

4 Tuesdays 11:30 am on zoom

Part IV
June 14
Yom Yerushalayim

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Join our wonderful meditation teacher, Patricia Orshan for practices/techniques to calm and enhance manage emotions and relationships in these challenging times.
Please contact Rachayle for October class information. Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(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 Pazar 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.

May 25
10:30 AM

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x 222

with educator and pedagogical consultant – Dina Shalev


$9 per class. Contact Rachayle if you have any questions.

Mondays at 4pm

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Kadima Women’s Support Group on ZOOM

Weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 8701 1710
Passcode: 427591

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x 222

Horizons – A Kadima Event
A discussion group on relevant literature, films, articles, music, art, etc. (in place of Coffee and Conversation). By invitation. Topic to be announced.
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(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 and welcoming, safe circle

IN-PERSON Coffee and Conversation
Monday, June 13th, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst

ZOOM Coffee and Conversation
Weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 7540 3242
Passcode: 975309

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(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

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
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Bereavement Group for the Loss of a Spouse
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. Six week sessions, 2-3pm in person at The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, 207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst. 

$45 for the full six weeks and masks are 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
(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 7:00pm.

Next session:
June 7, 2022 7:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 9681 1323
Passcode: 895709

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

Our Kids Abroad in Yisrael
A networking group for moms whose children live in Israel

If you are vaccinated, we hope you will be there when we meet again in person! – (if you are traveling to Israel please contact Rachayle)

Everyone RSVP your attendance. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

June 13th, 7pm

Please contact Rachayle for location.

Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Support Group for Adults with Disabilities
Upcoming Meetings:
Virtual Support Group

Next Support Groups
Wednesday, May 25 On Zoom 5-6PM

Please Contact Marisa Ruggiero for Zoom info sent day of.
Marisa Ruggiero, LMSW
(516) 569- 6733 Ext: 213
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 “Long Island Friends Experience” (LIFE)
Social/Recreational Group for Adults with Disabilities.
Enjoy Opportunities to See and Develop Friendships.

The LIFE programs are sponsored by the generosity of the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation.


Marisa Ruggiero, LMSW
(516) 569- 6733 Ext: 213
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(516) 569- 6733 Ext: 213
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
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“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”
– Mason Cooley

Maxi’s Secrets By Lynn Plourde

Every Other Tuesday ON ZOOM 7-8PM

Contact marisa.ruggiero@guraljcc.org for zoom link (Sent Morning of)

Marisa Ruggiero, LMSW
(516) 569- 6733 Ext: 213
Chaverim Program for Holocaust Survivors (In Person)
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

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst
Lisa Barnett, LCSW-R
Director of Social Work
516-569-6733 x210

Judy Goldberg, LMSW
516-569-6733 ext 224

A weekly gathering of older adults enhancing their past with a feel of European flavor. Enjoy meeting new people with a little nosh, Yiddish humor, lectures, music and more.
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm, $3
April 26 – June 28th
No Cafe Europa May 10

Congregation Beth Shalom
390 Broadway, Lawrence

Please e-mail Judy Goldberg at judy.goldberg@guraljcc.org for further information.
Come Alive Social Adult Day Program
This program offers older adults with memory impairment an opportunity to participate in social and recreational activities in a safe environment. Reminiscent therapy, exercise, kosher lunch, arts and music are offered.
Held at Congregation Sons of Israel
111 Irving Place, Woodmere
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Fee $45.00

Please contact Mary Sheffield for further information (mary.sheffield@guraljcc.org).

An intake with staff is required. Call Mary Sheffield for an appointment, (516) 569-6733 ext. 219.
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.
May 23, 2022 8:00 PM

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

Russian Department

We are extremely excited to start this school year off with you and can’t wait to see you all walk through our doors once again!!! Get ready to have a blast with our new and already established programs, classes and clubs at the Russian Division starting September 19th at the Harrison-Kerr Family Campus, 140 Central Ave, Lawrence, NY 11559.

To register for classes, please contact:
Yulia Gross
(516) 569-6733 x 214

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Instructor – Yulia Golbin
Ages: All
Day/Time: to be determined

All levels of Russian language classes are offered for children and adults. Level evaluation is available by appointment only. Levels of classes are based on age and verbal proficiency.

Fee per session: $23

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Instructor – Edith Galperin

Intermediate (ages 4-7): 11:00am-12pm
Advanced (age 7+): 12-1:30pm

In our theatre, children will develop performance skills, public speaking, and adapt to the theatre environment. Humorous and joyful poetry, innovative verses, heart-warming monologues, genuine and original presentations will bring every household proud smiles and lots of laughter & happiness guaranteed! Everyone who loves dancing and singing, transforming into different characters from stories or creating their own fairy tale – we are here for you to explore your talents. We invite all children ages 4 and up. Our core preparatory gurus await their artists!

Fee per session: $21 beginners, $26 advanced

Instructor – Anatoliy Tonkonogiy
Senior Master in Chess


Beginners (age 6+): 5:00-5:45pm
Advanced (age 9+, MUST have experience): 6:00-7:30pm

This class will teach the principles of chess, while allowing students to compete in a fun and friendly atmosphere. This course facilitates the development of analytical skills, concentration, and memory. This course will help prepare children for tournaments.

Fee per session: $27.50/beginners, $35.00/advanced
Discount packages available, call for details


Instructor – Irina Gun Slezinger
Experienced Couture & Fashion Designer


Beginners (age 9+, no experience necessary): 5:00-5:45pm
Advanced (All, some experience preferred): 6:00-7:30pm

If you want to create something special by your own hands – this program is for you! Not only will you get to learn the basics of crocheting, sewing by hand and beautifully design your own patterns, you get to keep your creations for long memories to last. This course will teach you how to utilize your inner designer potential and make extraordinary gifts for yourself and your loved ones.

Fee per session: $20/beginners, $23/advanced; *class materials NOT included*

Discount packages available, call for details

Instructor – Anastacia Zavyalova
Engineer/Graphics Developer


Introductory course (age 8 – 16): 5:00-6:00pm

Why Scratch? Because it is the best engineering program for all ages! We will teach you how to expand your knowledge in technology. This program will carefully take you step-by-step through numeral obstacles of structural and graphic concepts in modern architecture, building and design. During the lessons, the children will create interactive projects: cartoons, games and simulations. Scratch was created as a continuation of the Logo language and Lego constructor. Get ready for some awesome creations!

Fee per session: $18.50

*The Scratch application is FREE and can be used not only on computers/laptops but also on mobile devices and tablets*

Instructor – Hakob Hakobyan
Professional Artist


All ages: 6:00-7:30pm

Incredibly colorful, contemporary and educational art is offered to be learned. This program is created to teach how to draw, sketch, and paint. Fueled by dreams, emotions, memories and visions of the future, this course employs a vibrant palette of colors to impart the beauty of our everyday life. This class is an excellent source of a rich learning environment for children and adults, which will lay the foundation for easy mastering of painting principles.

Fee per session: $23.50; *class materials NOT included*

Instructor – Yulia Golbin (in collaboration with guest appearances)
Experienced Russian Language Teacher

Sundays – Time to be determined
Age: 13+

If you are a Russian-speaking teenager interested in improving your communication skills, sharing your creative ideas with peers, and giving back to the community, “U Samovara” might be just the right club for you! One of the best things that gives all of us the sense of purpose is helping others, making new friends, engaging in intellectually challenging tasks, and seeking personal growth and improvement. This is what we strive to do in our club. We will provide a safe, friendly, fun and intellectually stimulating environment to collaborate, compete, discuss and create. In terms of our activities, there are plenty of fun competitions, trivia-like games, consultations with various field experts, career development meetings, helping seniors and much, much more. Join us to create a better future!

Fee per session: $23

Instructor – Edith Galperin
Sundays: 10-11:00am

Come witness your child’s first steps on the stage, first dance, first applause and first success of a young artist. This program invites 3-year-old children to participate in lessons that teach music and rhythm. Dance games and lively lessons with musical instruments and sports equipment will help our participants understand the basics of music and dance, building self-confidence and performance skills.

Fee per session: $25

Instructor – Veronika Litvinova (in collaboration with famous guest appearances)
Radio host and social media developer

Alternating Sundays
Ages 16+: 11am – 12pm

Intensive study of the Russian language based on Russian and international literary classic and modern authors. Members of this club will have an opportunity to have in-depth discussions on their own favorite books, explore the choices of others, and analyze new literary works. This club will unveil the motives behind writers’ ideas, learn about their biographies and production surroundings. This informal and creative environment will encourage communication skills and develop better conversational and social interactions between its members. We will have a variety of authors, critics, journalists, and other guests of honor to join us in our pleasant and delightful literary discussions!

Fee per session: $25

Sport coach – Roman Yagudayev

Ages: 16+, all levels welcomed
Sundays – time to be determined

Whether you are picking up a paddle for the very first time, or you are a professional player looking to learn new ping pong tricks – we’ve got you covered. Learn the world of table tennis and enjoy your game with us!

Fee per session: $15
Private lessons: $35 for 45 mins

This disclosure informs you that it is required by NYS Law to wear a mask at all times while engaging in educational activities of any sort. This implementation is subject to change upon further notice. For more information please visit www.coronavirus.health.ny.gov

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


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.