Special Programs and Series
Come enjoy special events and series throughout the year! From tax preparation to documentary series, we offer something new each month.
Take a look at what we’re currently offering:
September 15, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Stock up on apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), and browse a variety of produce and other handcrafted goods from local farms at the many other booths! Dozens of vendors will be on hand selling everything from challah and honey cake to coffee and hummus.
Redefine Retirement: Get Covered! Understanding and Enrolling in Medicare
September 17, 5:30pm
Experts from the Ohio Department of Insurance will provide the basics of Medicare benefits and how they can benefit you. Learn all your Medicare options – plus how and when to enroll. RSVP at JVSCareers.org/redefineretirement or call 513.936.9675.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
October 28, November 4, 11, 18 & 25, December 2, 9 & 16
Mondays, 1 – 3pm
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities accordingly. But you don’t have to restrict your life as well! A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to teach you how to manage falls and increase your level of activity. Two-hour classes will be held once a week for eight weeks.Register
The Forgotten Kingdom: Sand Stories LIVE
November 7, 7pm
J Member: $18; public: $24
International sand art superstar Kseniya Simonova and Guy Mendilow Ensemble team up to present an extraordinary show bringing lost Sephardi women’s voices to life. Simonova creates, morphs and obliterates sand imagery in real-time, crafting a flowing narrative driven by the Ensemble’s evocative music and radio drama-style storytelling. The Forgotten Kingdom’s intertwining music and storytelling conjure voices from Sephardic communities lost to war and upheaval, and finds highly resonant, deeply moving connections to contemporary struggles, debates, and dilemmas.
Kseniya Simonova is winner of Ukraine’s Got Talent and was featured on America’s Got Talent Champions (2019) and Eurovision (2011, 2019). The world-class Guy Mendilow Ensemble has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts for their art which uses historic music and stories to reflect contemporary life.Get Tickets
Introduction to Face Reading (Physiognomy)
November 20, 6 – 8pm
Join our very own Tai Chi instructor, Ralph Dehner, for a fun, informative lesson on reading facial features to understand yourself and others. Physiognomy has been practiced for thousands of years. It is based on the belief that every face is perfect, and reveals in its shape both our gifts and our challenges. RSVP required to 513-761-7500 x 1218 by November 13, or register below.Register
GrandFriends is your opportunity to volunteer in our community! Seniors are paired with a Mayerson JCC Early Childhood School classroom, and will visit the class weekly to read books, tell stories, and play with the children. Re-connect with your childhood while giving back to our youngest community members. Share your wisdom and see the world through the perspectives of your new young friends.
Requirements for volunteering:
- Commit to making at least two hour- long visits each month for one school year (September – May)
- Complete one hour of JCC volunteer training
- Proof of immunization
- Background check/Fingerprinting
Contact 513-761-7500 x 1218 to sign up and join the fun!
Smartphone I-Help Club: Managing Your Smartphone
Mondays, 3 – 4pm
Do you love your smartphone but need help managing photos and more? Jennifer Goodman and her classmates from Sycamore High School will help you learn to manage photos, apps, and other information on your smartphone. RSVP to 513.761.7500 x 1218 to join the club!