enrichment & learning

The Minnesota JCC creates a wide range of day time programs to add to your knowledge, deepen your curiosity and connect you to the community. Fitness programs, enrichment classes, field trips, speakers, enlivening Jewish education and social opportunities help you to stay active and engaged. No matter where your interests lie, we have something for you.

Due to Covid-19, our wide range of programs are brought to you VIRTUALLY. Whether in-person or online, we are here for you!

For more information, please feel free to contact: Irit Vinitsky at iritv@minnesotajcc.org.

special events

ARE YOU NEW TO MEDICARE?

SEPTEMBER 30 • 6:30 PM • ZOOM
Join an Educational Seminar offered for those planning to go on Medicare in the next year. Sheri Salloway Yarosh, MBA, licensed Insurance Agent from Partners Senior Advantage, will discuss general options for obtaining Medicare. This seminar is for you if you are:

  • Turning 65 or are over 65 and going off your company’s health insurance plan.
  • Not sure if you should go on Medicare or stay on your company’s plan.

We will review the ABCs of Medicare. Types of Medicare health care and prescription drug programs, along with factors to consider when choosing a Medicare health plan and timelines for initial enrollment and annual Medicare open enrollment. Ms. Yarosh has extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of the needs of Medicare recipients. No sales involved! Bring all your questions! Invite a friend to attend with you!

Advanced registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

REGISTER HERE for September 30


ongoing events

TC TALKS

TWO MONDAYS PER MONTH • 9 – 10 AM
Listen and learn from inspiring, knowledgeable and prominent individuals of the Twin Cities. Professors, sports figures, entrepreneurs, theater directors and more!


CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

MONDAYS • 10:30 AM – NOON
Do you have a passion for words? Join like-minded writers in this supportive and uncritical weekly creative writing group.

To join the group, contact Irit Vinitsky at iritv@minnesotajcc.org.


BOOK GROUP

4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH • 10 – 11 AM
Our Book Group reads a wide variety of texts: novels, memoirs, non-fiction, short stories and everything in-between! The conversations are enlightening and fun; the people are engaged and enthusiastic.


JLI: JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE

OUTSMARTING ANTISEMITISM
TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 2 – 23 • 7:30 – 9 PM (Capp Center St. Paul)
WEDNESDAYS, NOVEMBER 3 – 24 • 9:30 – 11 AM (ZOOM)
COST: $90

We cannot let antisemitism define our Judaism, but we cannot ignore it either. As direct memory of the Holocaust fades, Jews around the world are wondering whether the patterns of past centuries are returning, in both the Old and New Worlds, where Jews experience more hate crimes than any other group.

Are Jewish people doomed to be stuck in this cycle forever? Is there a way to escape this history of hate?

Outsmarting Antisemitism takes this dark subject on squarely, with a sense of unabashed optimism, profound faith and a distinctly Jewish approach.

Through illuminating source texts and captivating case studies, this course considers the sources of this ancient scourge, along with the appropriate strategies for overcoming it. It’s time to find the confidence to fight hate with hope and to stand tall against antisemitism with positivity, purpose and plenty of Jewish pride!

In Partnership with Chabad of Greater St. Paul

CLICK HERE to learn more and register


HINENI: ADULT JEWISH LEARNING AND CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES

PIRKE AVOT: ANCIENT RABBINIC WISDOM FOR TODAY’S WORLD
1ST & 3RD FRIDAYS • 11 AM – NOON ON ZOOM
The imperative to live life from your true self, as the image and likeness of God, flowers in the words of the early Rabbis (250 BCE–250 CE) who captured God’s call to be holy in Pirke Avot – a collection of pithy sayings on how best to live an ethical life. Come study this ancient work with much to say to our lives today. Drop in, no experience is necessary.

For more information, contact Sara Lynn Newberger at sara.lynn@ttsp.org