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.
Oct 28, 2020 10:30 AM 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

Join Zoom Meeting
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.

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
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.

Oct 20, 2020 09:30 AM
Oct 22, 2020 09:30 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
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

Michal Horowitz’s Learning Series

“On Rosh Hashana Sarah, Rachel and Chana Were Remembered” (R”H 11a)
THE POWER OF PRAYER AND DIVINE MERCY

with Michal Horowitz

$50 for the series
$15 per class
Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

October 21   
Class II – “And G-d Remembered Rachel and Opened Her Womb “: Beloved Wife, Beloved Son
November 18   
Class III –  Chana: Rivalry, Loneliness, Pain, Prayer
December 16   
Class IV – Tefillas Chana: Glorious Song, Soulful Thanks

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

Book Club with Liz Ropers
NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people.  Their relationship develops along the journey in this beautifully told, morally complex, multilayered historical fiction volume.
Oct 27, 2020 2:00 PM
Meeting ID: 828 0038 2186
Passcode: 713340
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

Oct 19, 2020 04:00 PM
Oct 22, 2020 04:00 PM
Oct 26, 2020 04:00 PM
Oct 29, 2020 04:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 9798 4952
Passcode: 714366

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

TOXIC EX’S:  MOVING FORWARD as you navigate and sidestep the “minefields

Understanding what is “toxic” and recognizing triggers

Loyalty conflicts and protecting our children 

via zoom – no fee

Susan Lamm, LCSW, is in private practice counseling couples and families
Counterforce Supervisor/Program Coordinator (Director of Stepparent Program 1995-2004)

Tuesday October 27th
8:00 pm

Zoom invitation sent with registration to rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org

Questions may be sent in advance to the email address above.

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

Kadima Friendship Groups – Girls
Our Kadima Friendship Groups are open to children ages 6-11 and include a variety of activities and meaningful discussions centered around single parent family issues.
Girls’ groups begin Monday, October 12th 6:00-7:00pm, and will be led by social worker Jill Alper and social work intern Joycee Chabbott.
Oct 19, 2020 06:00 PM
Oct 26, 2020 06:00 PM
Nov 2, 2020 06:00 PM
Nov 9, 2020 06:00 PM
Nov 16, 2020 06:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 899 0310 4364
Passcode: 293152

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

Kadima Friendship Groups – Boys
Our Kadima Friendship Groups are open to children ages 6-11 and include a variety of activities and meaningful discussions centered around single parent family issues.

Boys’ groups begin Tuesday, October 13th 6:00-7:00 pm, and will be led by social worker Debbie Bienenfeld and social work intern Joycee Chabbott.

Oct 20, 2020 06:00 PM
Oct 27, 2020 06:00 PM
Nov 3, 2020 06:00 PM
Nov 10, 2020 06:00 PM
Nov 17, 2020 06:00 PM
Download Calendar Invite

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 810 8224 5399
Passcode: 972803

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 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
Oct 20, 2020 07:00 PM
Oct 27, 2020 07:00 PM
Nov 3, 2020 07:00 PM
Nov 10, 2020 07:00 PM
Download Calendar Invite

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
New Kids Class! Bake and Exercise
Looking to have some indoor fun after school?
Join us and keep in shape!
Must register in advance.
Once you sign up we will send you all the recipes.
Therefore you will have time to get the ingredients in advance.
Eat and Keep Fit!
$50/household for ALL 4 SESSIONS!
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:30pm on Zoom
October 28, Nov. 4, 11 & 18
Erica Brown
Studio Arts Director
erica.brown@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x309
JCC Family Bingo Night
Zoom Family Bingo Returns
from the Comfort of your own home!
Fee: $3/household
Zoom information and link (to print Bingo cards) to follow upon registration.  
Bingo cards must be pre-printed or you can make your own.
Must pre-register.  Click Here to Register
Wednesday, October 21st
4:30-5:30pm
Erica Brown
Studio Arts Director
erica.brown@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x309
Join Us for Zoom Art & Activities!
For children of All Ages

Fee: $3/session

Must pre-register. Zoom information to follow upon registration.
Household art supplies will be needed. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
Thursday, October 22, 4:30-5:30pm 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 – 2:00 pm 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
12pm for Oct. 19th only
Join Zoom Meeting
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 usually take place the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm-8:30

Next meeting November 10

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
Contact Rachayle for details. Rachayle Deutsch
Cultural Arts and Education Director
Kadima Program Coordinator
rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x 222
MURDER MYSTERY VIRTUALLY LIVE SHOW!
Capone’s Place: A 1920s Virtual Murder Mystery
5 LIVE ACTORS. 1 VIRTUAL MURDER.
CAN YOU GUESS WHO THE KILLER IS?
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! REGISTRATION IS LIMITED.
FEE: $9
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020 AT 4:30 PM Amy Feldman
amy.feldman@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x213
FRIENDSHIP BENCH
Virtual social and recreational group for children with special needs, 8 to 11 years old. Interactive and creative games, activites, and projects to promote social and emotional learning and growth.
FEE: $6 per session, $25 for all 5 sessions (paid in full upfront.)
5 Weekly Sessions starting Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 5:15 PM – 6: 00 PM Amy Feldman
amy.feldman@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x213
TEEN TALK
Virtual social and recreational group for teens with special needs, 12 to 17 years old. Interactive activities, games, and discussions to promote connectivity and social and emotional learning.
FEE: $6 per session, $25 for all 5 sessions (paid in full upfront.)
5 Weekly Sessions starting Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM Amy Feldman
amy.feldman@guraljcc.org
(516) 569-6733 x213
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.
MONDAYS AT 7 PM
10/19: Scavenger Hunt
10/26: Music with Katie
11/2:   Bingo
11/9:   Storytelling
11/16: Trivia
11/23: Drama with Jackie
11/30: Fitness with Warren Levi
12/7:   Bingo
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.
ISPACE Workshops are on alternate Tuesdays 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Dates: 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8
No Fee
ISPACE Individual Sessions– Thursdays By Appointment.
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 book: Auggie & Me by R.J.Palacio. You do not need to have the book. We will be reading it together.
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 868 1127 5513
Passcode: 426000

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

Chaverim Via Zoom Oct 22, 2020 01:00 PM
Oct 29, 2020 01:00 PM
Download Calendar Invite

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 835 5827 4143
Passcode: 912810

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 Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 7654 7748
Passcode: 421989

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
Oct 19, 2020 07:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 5317 4153
Passcode: 642600

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

Russian Division Classes
ALL Classes are offered on ZOOM
Chess
October 14, 2020 – December 16, 2020
Advanced Class: Wednesday 6:30 pm – 7:50pm
10 classes
$32.00 per class.
Instructor:   Anatoly Tonkonogy
children are placed in groups based on experience
NEW
Chess Beginners
Tuesday October 13 ,2020 -December 15, 2020
5:45pm – 6:30 pm
10 classes.
$25.00 per class
Instructor:   Anatoly Tonkonogy
children are placed in groups based on experience
Advanced Russian:
Tuesday October 20, 2020 to December 15, 2020
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
10 classes.
$16.00 per class
Instructor: Veronika Litvinova
children are placed in groups based on proficiency
NEW
Harmony
Monday, October 19, 2020 – December 21, 2020
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
10 classes
$16.00 per class
Ages 7 to 16
Instructor: Veronika Litvinova
children are placed in groups based on age and proficiency
Our Goal is to offer the children a well-balanced course that promotes the intellectual growth of each participant.
Children will work on Russian vocabulary and grammar, learn about famous Russian writers by reading and analyzing their work, and writing essays based on the offered readings.
Some project titles for the semester include:
“15 outstanding Russian people”
“Eggs Faberge and how are they constructed”
“Mozart, Beethoven, Bach – Understanding why they are Genius”
Theatre
Beginning Sunday, October 18, 2020 – December 20, 2020
$16.00 per class
Beginners (Group 2) -12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Advanced (Group 1) -12:55 PM – 1:40 PM
Instructors:   Miron and Edith Galperin
children are placed in two groups based on age and experience
To all who love to sing and dance, read poetry and transform into different characters, who love to perform and become real movie stars – this class is for you! The “Butterfly” Movie Studio (department of the “Butterfly” Music Theatre) is starting its 13th academic year. Our online classes will help you to develop performance and public speaking skills while creating new comedy movies.
Art/drawing children 4 to 16
Beginning Sunday, October 18 – December 20, 2020
$16.00.00 per class
10 classes
10:30am – 11:30am
children are placed in groups based on age
The class will help children to develop dimensional thinking, support fine motor skills that promote intellectual thinking.
Children will find another useful hobby, to help them perceive the world in all its subtleties.

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.