UJA LONG ISLAND COVID-19 RESOURCES
Class Date/Time Meeting Details
Prime Time
ZOOM Chair Exercise Program
Meeting ID: 903 219 2503

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

LATIN CARDIO BLAST FOR WOMEN!
with Kara Gibson, Dance Instructor and Fitness Trainer
Learn how to dance latin styles – Salsa, Cumbia and Samba – perfect for beginners!
Each class will include a proper warm-up, footwork instructions, and song applications. We will start with all the basics and build from there! Modifications available for those who are intermediate and advanced as well. We will focus on footwork and try fun combo’s to a variety of song tempos!  If you’re looking for a fun way to get fit, you’ve come to the right place!
Apr 20, 2021 10:30 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 893 6481 9778
Passcode: 132159
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.
Wednesdays 8pm (new time) Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 861 8491 3810
Passcode: 621010

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 and Thursdays
9:30 am – 10:30 am
$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
CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST
with Liz Elsby
How did children cope with the devastation, deprivation and loss that engulfed them during the Shoah? In this talk, we will tell the stories of the Holocaust’s youngest victims through their own eyes as expressed through their dairies, letters, poetry, and drawings.
Sunday, April 25
11:00 am
To register and receive the zoom link email rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
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.
Apr 28, 2021 10:30 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 867 4285 7696
Passcode: 493616
Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222
Insights and Inspiration: Shabbos Tefillos
with Michal Horowitz
Learn about, explore in-depth insights, and add meaning to our Shabbos Tefillos. Shabbos, our Day of Rest and Connection, is marked with its own special tefillos. This shiur series will shed light into the meaning and depth of these prayers.
$15 per class
May 19th
11:30-12:30
To register and pay for the series contact rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org.
A zoom link will be sent to you before the classes and an MP3 recording will be sent to all those who paid after the class.

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!

Mondays AND Thursdays at 4pm
$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 Weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Apr 21, 2021 07:00 PM

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

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
April 20
7:00 PM
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

Kadima Kids Club For Girls Ages 7-12
with Jill Alper and Joycee Chabbott
Come join us as we play games and do fun activities
while speaking about topics related to single-parent families.
Make new friends or reconnect with old friends!
4 Monday evenings
April 19, 26, May 3 and 10
6:00-7:00 pm
Meeting ID: 828 7302 6546
Passcode: 441698
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
Meeting ID: 623 103 8986
Passcode: 444547

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
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 at 7:30pm.

Next session: Monday May 4th 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 meeting: May 3rd 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
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 876 8673 4313
Passcode: 466192
Marisa Ruggiero, LMSW
(516) 569- 6733 Ext: 213

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month!
This month aims to increase understanding and acceptance of individuals with Autism. For the month of April the Marion and Aaron Gural JCC asks you to support and inspire a kinder and more inclusive community. By supporting individuals with Autism, we can create a compassionate and accepting community where every person is treated equally. Join us in spreading acceptance and awareness all month long.
“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.

ASL with Taylor
Looking to learn the basics of American Sign Language?
Look no further!
ASL with Taylor
Monday April 19th 2021
7 PM on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 811 4517 8194
Passcode: 107467
Marisa Ruggiero, LMSW
(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

Lucky Go Happy: Make Happiness Happen! by Paul van der Merwe
This book equips readers with the know-how to be happy! Follow Lucky the rat on his adventure to discovering happiness. A book for all ages!
Tuesdays at 7 PM on Zoom

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

Marisa Ruggiero, LMSW
(516) 569- 6733 Ext: 213
Chaverim Via Zoom Thursdays at 1:00pm 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 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
May 10, 2021 7:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 825 7691 2177
Passcode: 483864

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

Russian Division Class
Advanced chess classes
Must pre-pay in full, $32/class, 12 sessions.
Tuesdays, April 6th – June 22nd
6:00 pm to 7:20 pm
Zoom
Yulia Gross
Russian Division
Children’s Programming Director
(516) 569-6733 x213

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.