Adult Programs | Spring 2015

Check back often for new events!

For prorated rates on classes already in session and to register, call 914.366.7898.


Lincoln on the Civil War: Selected Speeches
Read and discuss some of the sixteenth president's most stirring addresses on issues of freedom, civic duty, slavery and the Constitution, including his early 1838 speech, "Address to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois," and his famous "House Divided."  Facilitator: Margaret Collins Carrel
5 Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
March 5,12,19,26, April 9
Series cost: $25.00.     Pre-registration required.
Funded by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities    


 92nd St Y Live Rebroadcasts
Skip the schlep into the city.   The 92nd Street Y is known for hosting interesting and informative lectures with top news or culture makers.  Mere days after each 2015 live event at the 92nd Street Y, you can see the same scintillating program here at the JCC. Watch for program announcements.


Sundays @ the J with George & Friends
A popular monthly reading of original poetry by local authors, as well as tributes to established poets.

Moderated by published author and poet, George Kraus, PhD.   Dr. Kraus holds a doctorate in Hispanic and Luso-BrazilianLiteratures and Languages from the Graduate Center, City University of   New York. He has worked as both scholar and translator. His chapbook, Rendition, was published by Toadlily Press. He divides his time between Rio de Janeiro and Tarrytown, NY., where he continues to write poetry and prose.  
Fee: $5/month


The Ruth L. & Henry H. Renard Active Retirement Lecture Series

The Active Retirement Program is committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities of the highest quality for adults 55 years and older. This unique program offers an eclectic variety of provocative, stimulating, and engaging continuing education programs. Professional presenters from local colleges and the community provide courses of study in the arts, literature, theater, philosophy, current events, and life trends. 

Print Spring 2015 Schedule

Project Director:  Linda Paver, LCSW-R;   Project CoordinatorFelicia Ash. 
Mondays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (door opens at 10:00 a.m.)

Fee: $5/session
Made possible in part by a grant from the Ruth L. and Henry H. Renard Foundation.  


Men’s Club                          Print April 2015 Schedule

This program is free and open to the public.  (Women, too!)
This ongoing program meets weekly over coffee and bagels. Retired professionals and business executives provide fellowship and exchange ideas, providing members with stimulating lectures, diverse programs and exposure to cultural events. In addition to sharing their own experiences and expertise, club members engage a variety of speakers--ranging from members of Congress to television sports producers to health care providers. Membership is not limited to any age group. 
Elliott Topp, Chairman; Leonard Lindey, Co-Chair.  

Wednesdays 9:45 a.m.-noon, ongoing
Please join us at the Men's Club as our guest.  Should you decide to join us on a regular basis we will ask that you contribute as follows:
Annual club dues $60, JCC membership (at any level) required

Yiddish Conversation and Culture
No experience necessary. Our in-house Yiddish expert, Maddy Simon, will keep the arty going.  
10 Tuesdays 12:30-2:00 p.m.; January 27-March 31 (on-going registration)
Fee: $230, JCC member $200

Rosh Chodesh: For Women of All Ages
Lively discussions, guest speakers and great snacks, with Rabbi Lisa Izes and Lois Green.

Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.
January 20, February 17, March 17, April 14, May 19 and June 16

Fee: $10/meeting

Private Music Lessons     

Experienced professionals offer one-on-one instruction in piano, violin, guitar, flute, saxophone, clarinet, cello, viola, and voice. Recital performances are held toward the end of each semester.
Semester Fees (16 weeks): Fall semester begins 9/8
          30 minute lesson       $585
          45 minute lesson       $765
          60 minute lesson       $935
Non-members will be charged a $75 registration fee which includes a $10 insurance charge.
Call for a free trial lesson. Pro-rated fees available for mid-semester registration.


Private Single Session Music Lessons
Flexible scheduling, with morning and afternoon classes, offers adults with busy lifestyles an opportunity to pursue musical interests at their convenience. Schedule weekly lessons to learn a new instrument, improve skills and/or take advantage of performance opportunities.

Fee:  30 minute lesson      $40
         45 minute lesson       $50
         60 minute lesson       $60


Rivertowns Jewish Consortium Programs

Gateway Dual Membership (two memberships in one)

Enjoy two memberships in one when you join the Jewish community. This special membership is for families whose eldest child is in second grade or younger in the 2013-14 school year. Through Gateway, you’ll hold a family membership at both the JCC on the Hudson and one of three participating synagogues in the Rivertowns: Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Temple Beth Abraham, or Woodlands Community Temple. For information, contact Lois Green at
914.366.7898 or
Fee: $995/family, Membership valid September – August.


Partners in Caring

Stefani Cohen, LCSW, Coordinator

You don't need to be in crisis to benefit from a sympathetic ear.  The JCC Social Services Department, provides on-site counseling and support to members of the JCC, the general community, and the Rivertown synagogues. Individual, family and group counseling, information and referrals are also available. Please call 366.7898, ext. 102 for more information.

Partners in Caring is offered in partnership with Westchester Jewish Community Services as part of UJA-Federation of New York’s Partners in Caring program initiative. Programs offered through Partners in Caring are free to JCC members and members of the Rivertown Jewish Consortium participating agencies.