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.
Aug 18, 2020 11:00 AM
Aug 25, 2020 11:00 AM
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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

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

        Aug 20, 2020 08:00 AM
Aug 27, 2020 08:00 AM
Sep 3, 2020 08:00 AM
Sep 10, 2020 08:00 AM
Sep 17, 2020 08:00 AM
Sep 24, 2020 08:00 AM
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Meeting ID: 874 9283 0620
Passcode: 059851

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.

Aug 17, 2020 09:00 AM
Aug 24, 2020 09:00 AM
Aug 31, 2020 09:00 AM
Sep 7, 2020 09:00 AM
Sep 14, 2020 09:00 AM
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Meeting ID: 835 5992 3794
Passcode: 581299

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

Aug 19, 2020 09:00 AM
Aug 26, 2020 09:00 AM
Sep 2, 2020 09:00 AM
Sep 9, 2020 09:00 AM
Sep 16, 2020 09:00 AM

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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.

Aug 18, 2020 09:30 AM
Aug 20, 2020 09:30 AM
Aug 25, 2020 09:30 AM
Aug 27, 2020 09:30 AM
Sep 1, 2020 09:30 AM
Sep 3, 2020 09:30 AM
Sep 8, 2020 09:30 AM
Sep 10, 2020 09:30 AM
Sep 15, 2020 09:30 AM
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Meeting ID: 827 2617 1387
Passcode: 962581

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

Book Club with Liz Ropers
THE GIRL WHO WROTE IN SILK
by Kelli Estes
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Inspired by true events, this brilliant and atmospheric historical novel serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing.  In this debut effort we learn about our own history and the power of our own stories.
Aug 25, 2020 02:00 PM
Meeting ID: 891 1977 8075
Passcode: 135750
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 4pm
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Meeting ID: 849 3521 8184
Password: 730346

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 7:30pm

Aug 19, 2020 07:00 PM
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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
Aug 18, 2020 07:00 PM Download Calendar Invite

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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

JCC Family Bingo NightDrive in Family Bingo Returns by Popular Demand
Let’s play Bingo under the Stars
from the comfort of your cars.
Social distancing is a must,
you need to wear a mask we trust.
Bring your chairs or a blanket,
We will sell snacks to eat
and winning prizes will be our treat.

Fee:  $10/car
Bingo cards are included.

Location:  Harrison-Kerr Family Campus Parking Lot (in the back)
140 Central Avenue, Lawrence (off of Winchester Place)

Monday evening, August 24th, 6:30pm

Rain date Tuesday evening, August 25th, 6:30pm

Click Here to Register!

Erica Brown
Studio Arts Director
erica.brown@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x309

Fun Painting Ceramics Under the Tent!
Come join us for Art & Activities!

Ages 4-9
Fee:  $20/session
Must pre-register by the Friday before.

This will be outdoors at the
Location:  Harrison-Kerr Family Campus Parking Lot (in the back)
140 Central Avenue, Lawrence (off of Winchester Place)

Note: Masks must be worn.  Limited space available.

Tuesday mornings, 10am-11:15am Erica Brown
Studio Arts Director
erica.brown@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x309

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 – 1:45 p.m. Zoom meeting ID: 623 103 8986

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

Anxiety and Coping Support Group
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, 11:00am-12:00pm

Aug 17, 2020 11:00 AM
Aug 24, 2020 11:00 AM

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Meeting ID: 858 4834 0496
Passcode: 603625

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 take place every other Tuesday from 7:00 pm-8:30 Please e-mail judy.goldberg@guraljcc.org or call 516-569-6733 ext 224
Russian Division

Virtual Art Workshop
We would like to offer you a series of biweekly virtual art workshops for children 7 years old and up.

Each program will  begin with a lecture and discussion of a certain art topic and conclude with an art project.

Taught by artist Natasha Potyomkin.

Please register in advance.
$15.00 per class

This summer program workshop will take place every 2 weeks, Mondays at 4:30pm

Monday August 17, 2020
Yulia Gross
Russian Division
Children’s Programming Director
yulia.gross@guraljcc.org
(516) 852-2277
O.K.A.Y.
Our Kids Abroad in Yisrael
A networking group for moms whose children live in Israel
Aug 24, 2020 07:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 813 3115 8595
Passcode: 740066

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 11am Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 865 3424 1509
Password: 869178

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

“Long Island Friends Experience” 
 Enriching the lives of adults with special needs (ages 21+).
Social/Recreational group for adults with disabilities. Enjoy opportunities to see and develop friendships.
Virtual Game Night – Mondays at 7:00pm Amy Feldman
amy.feldman@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x213
100 DAYS OF SUMMER FITNESS CHALLENGE!
Walking, running, yoga, stretching, swimming – alone, with family, friends, or in a group or class, ANY PHYSICAL MOVEMENT COUNTS! Individuals with disabilities (adults and teens), as well as their friends and families are welcome to participate on behalf of the Gural JCC Special Needs Department. All you need is a unique email address and the desire to get in shape this summer! Let’s do this!
Visit jcca.org to register.
Amy Feldman, M.S. Ed.
Special Needs Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x213
ISPACE VOCATION CONNECTION WORKSHOP
If you are an adult with special needs or a disability and you are interested in finding a job, this is for you! Here we will support each other in this post COVID job market and learn skills to help us succeed as we look for employment.
Tuesdays at 4pm
Meeting ID: 861 7419 4299
Password: 782232
Amy Feldman, M.S. Ed.
Special Needs Coordinator
(516) 569-6733 x213
Book Club for Adults with Disabilities

Join us to listen to and enjoy the book being read. Ask questions, share ideas and have discussions about the story.  Our First Book:  Wonder by R.J.Palacio  You do not need to have the book. We will be reading it together.

Tuesdays at 11:00 AM Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 843 9411 0729
Password: 270545

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

Chaverim Via Zoom Aug 20, 2020 01:00 PM Download Calendar Invite

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Meeting ID: 869 1966 8060
Password: 709649

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

Older Well Adults – Zoom Shalom Club

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am Anyone interested to please e-mail judy.goldberg@guraljcc.org and she can send anyone a link to join via e-mail 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
Sep 14, 2020 07:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 6603 3537
Passcode: 986391

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.