National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance Programs

The Mayerson JCC’s 60 & Better Department is thrilled to announce that we are now a partner in the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. This alliance allows us to bring you cutting-edge, exciting, and relevant programs – to the comfort of your home. Through this new effort, we are able to select the programs and events that best-fit our members, allowing us to provide the most diverse programming possible. Take a look at these phenomenal new offerings below:


Still Traveling: Astonishing Amsterdam
November 2, 2pm: “Canal Ring Highlights”
November 9, 2pm: “Museum Highlights: Dutch Masters”
November 16, 2pm: “Jewish Amsterdam”
November 23, 2pm: “Dam Square & Royal Palace”

Early Ticket: $15
Regular Ticket: $20
4-Series Ticket: $50

Let us whisk you away for an “armchair adventure” on an interesting, educational, fun & live, guided group tour in a destination beyond your front door …even beyond the grocery store!

Forget the long, masked airplane ride, we take you across the time zones by Zoom where a local professional guide from a distant destination will take us to explore sites or topics. Live Q&A, photos, graphics & video clips (when available) will transport us to the destination!

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Terrific Tastings: Cherries, Chocolates & Cheer! 
November 15, 4pm

Regular Ticket: $10

On daily walks around her family’s orchard after harvest, Pam Montgomery discovered ripe Bing cherries drying naturally on the branches. Although studies at UC Davis had concluded that drying cherries without added sugar or preservatives [or other artificial ingredients] was not plausible, Pam believed the natural sugars in tree-ripened cherries were enough. She was right! The seed was planted for what has blossomed, since 1988, into the family-owned, team-operated, quality-focused, premiere cherry grower of the Pacific Northwest!

Join us for a live, online, discussion & tasting of premier dried cherries and/or chocolates with Chukar’s visionary founder Pam Montgomery!

Order cherries and/or chocolates early to guarantee a timely arrival!

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Still Traveling: Murals of Cincinnati
November 30, 2pm

Advance Ticket: $8
Regular Ticket: $15

Cincinnati has become an art gallery! Take a virtual “walk” through historic downtown streets and explore some of the City’s impressive collection of monumental murals. Transforming the area one wall at a time, ArtWorks Youth Apprentices & Professional Artists have already turned bare walls into public masterpieces by painting hundreds of murals throughout Greater Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky Region. Join Trip Leader James Sokol to

  • Meet and “tour” with special guest Liz Neidich;
  • Get an overview of the inspiring & impactful ArtWorks program;
  • Take an in-depth look at 20 of the most exciting & fan-favorite murals;
  • Enjoy live, fun banter, and Q&A about these inspiring works!
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Our Special Guest:

Liz Neidich oversees all mural tour operations as well as the recruitment & engagement of all ArtWorks volunteers. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with bachelor’s degrees in creative writing & communications and a certificate in journalism, Liz is a self-proclaimed coffee & beer fanatic. She enjoys traveling and visiting local breweries/coffee shops with her husband, Steve, and their dog, Gatsby.

About ArtWorks:

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization provides youth, ages 14-21 with the majority coming from underserved households, with competitive 21st-century career readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists.

Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,600 youth and 3,200 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 190 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination.


Still Traveling: Marvelous Marrakech
December 7, 2pm: “Morocco Overview & Marrakech’s Medina
December 14, 2pm: “The Gardens of Marrakech
December 21, 2pm: “Moroccan-Jewish Life
December 28, 2pm: “Koutoubia Mosque & Local Muslim Life

Early Ticket: $15
Regular Ticket: $20
4-Series Ticket: $50

Let us whisk you away for an “armchair adventure” on an interesting, educational, fun & live, guided group tour in a destination beyond your front door …even beyond the grocery store!

Forget the long, masked airplane ride, we take you across the time zones by Zoom where a local professional guide from a distant destination will take us to explore sites or topics. Live Q&A, photos, graphics & video clips (when available) will transport us to the destination!

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Exploring Opera: Jewish Treasures
December 3, 4pm: “Jewish Composers”
December 10, 4pm: “Jewish Singers – Part 1”
December 17, 4pm: “Jewish Singers – Part 2”

Early Ticket: $15
Regular Ticket: $20
4-Series Ticket: $37.50

Join popular San Francisco Bay Area opera instructor (and JCC colleague) James Sokol for delightful musical journeys celebrating the careers & talents of Jewish artists whose work has graced many operatic stages; true operatic treasures! Audio & video clips bring the beauty and excitement of opera into the discussion. Whether Jewish or not, this is a wonderful series for the opera newcomer & the long-time fan!

Join us for the full 3-part series or for a single class – whatever works best for you!

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Terrific Tastings: Let’s Go Nuts!
December 6, 5pm

Tasting – Event Only: $10
Basic Tasting Collection & Event: $57
Premiere Tasting Collection & Event: $89

While working out of their homes and a small, shared production kitchen in Berkeley, CA, the Artisana Organics founders started by selling almonds and almond butter. Their offerings grew to include raw, organic nut butters made of cashews, walnuts, pecans & coconut. They went on to introduce wonderful, unique blends of macadamia nuts & coconut as well as hemp & Brazil nuts (yes, Brazil nuts…the ones often left over in the dish of mixed nuts…but, this butter is terrific!). Connected with farmers throughout California and organic food enthusiasts across the country, the team made products available through local co-ops, farmer’s markets, and eventually natural food stores. So, regardless of which holiday(s) you celebrate, make the season even more festive & delicious; come join our culinary host James Sokol to:

  • Meet Santiago Cuenca-Romero, founder & lead product developer;
  • Hear about this interesting San Francisco Bay Area company;
  • Get insights into the development of their products & seasonal flavors;
  • Share a live, tasting experience of different varieties of organic nut butters & spreads;
  • Learn different pairing to complement the butters;
  • Get tips on using these butters in recipes well beyond traditional PB&J and
  • Enjoy the fun chat and Q&A with our special guest.

Artisana products are appropriate for 100% organic, vegan, raw, paleo, gluten-free, kosher, non-GMO & keto culinary practices.

Whether to put a twist on your meals, into your holiday baking/gifting, onto a nosh tray, or simply enjoying them on your favorite bread or toast, leave the world aside and come join this “nutty” experience!

Come for the nuts; stay for the “nuts!”

To allow ample time for packing & shipping, Tasting Collection sales end on Sat, Nov 21 or when our curated collections are sold out …whichever comes first! Early ordering is recommended.

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