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June 2022

Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Capp Center St. Paul, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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Join us for the conclusion of our season with a program that explores the string orchestra’s broad expressive spectrum. This past season, the Symphony exclusively played repertoire for strings. We look forward to being a full symphony in the fall! Albinoni's Sinfonia is both elegant and vividly vibrant. The Elgar Serenade's romantic lyricism contrasts with the Mendelssohn Symphony's almost-neurotic storm and stress. The understated sorrow of Ravel's Pavane is answered with Copland's boisterous "Hoedown" from his ballet Rodeo, ending our…

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Art & Anti-Semitism

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$12

When talking about antisemitism, people often think about the Nazi regime and contemporary antisemitism, maybe about the Spanish Inquisition and other events within the past couple of centuries. However, anti-Semitism has been expressed in visual art since the early Middle Ages. This and other types of discrimination were encouraged by political and religious powers, all which paved the way to persecution and genocide. Jews have been depicted as monsters, sub-humans, animals or even demons.    Join our professional guide &…

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Author Talk! After Effects: Andrea Gilats in Conversation with Rabbi Morris Allen

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Capp Center St. Paul, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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The Minnesota JCC is pleased to present Andrea Gilats, St. Paul author of After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief, and honored guest Morris Allen, Rabbi Emeritus of Beth Jacob Synagogue, to discuss her intensely moving and revelatory memoir of enduring and emerging from exceptional grief. Gilats suffered from a condition called prolonged grief disorder for almost two decades after her husband died of cancer in 1998 at the age of 52. Now, finally, she shares true stories of her…

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Argentine Jewish Artists

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$12

Save! Register by June 7th for “Early Bird” pricing! Join our professional guide and lecturer Claudia – who created a sensation with her lecture on Art & Anti-Semitism in February – to learn about some of the artists, Jewish immigrants and their descendants, who became significant painters, sculptors, photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Review their work, their life stories, and find out about their techniques, their ideas, their main subjects and their compromise with Argentine society, with Human…

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Pool Party

June 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

FREE • OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY • 21+ Join us as we kick off the summer pool season with a Zumba class and DJ music in the pool from 3– 4 PM! Follow your workout with cocktails and snacks. After class, pool floaties and freezies will be available for the kids! CLICK HERE to register or contact Jory Hossalla at joryh@minnesotajcc.org.  

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Pop-Up Yoga Tasting

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Capp Center St. Paul, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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FREE • OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY • 21+ Bring a friend for this lovely, summer fitness evening. Elevate your practice with our relaxed sampler of yoga styles guided by Master-Level Yoga Trainer, Jan. Following the 60-minute workout, enjoy a sip of several wine varietals, and compare tasting notes. Bring a friend for this lovely, summer fitness evening. Questions or need more info? Contact Amy Hodge at amyh@minnesotajcc.org. REGISTER

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AARP Smart Driver Course

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Capp Center St. Paul, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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$20 – $25

This driver safety course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. By taking this course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course. Learn research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash or receiving a traffic violation. Learn the newest safety and…

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AARP Smart Driver Course

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$20 – $25

This driver safety course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. By taking this course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course. Learn research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash or receiving a traffic violation. Learn the newest safety and…

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June Book Group Discussion: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? Weaving her lifelong…

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Lifeguard Certification Class

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - June 26 @ 6:00 pm
$140 – $210

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 • 4–6 PM SATURDAY, JUNE 25 • 8 AM–6 PM SUNDAY, JUNE 26 • 8 AM–6 PM Learn to save a life, both in and out of the water. This course covers in-water lifesaving skills as well as CPR/AED, and First Aid for adults, children, and infants. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, bring a swim suit and towel, and provide their own snacks and water bottle each day. THIS IS A BLENDED LEARNING CLASS AND PARTICIPANTS WILL…

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JFCS J-Pride Weekend – Day 1

June 25
Loring Park Minneapolis, MN + Google Map

June is Pride month, a time dedicated to the uplifting of LGBTQ voices, celebration of LGBTQ culture and the support of LGBTQ rights. The Minnesota JCC is proud to support JFCS J-Pride, whose mission is to create community through queer-focused Jewish programming for LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies throughout the Twin Cities. Looking for ways celebrate LGBTQ+ Jewishness as a community? Day 1 Events: Pride Shabbat: 10 AM on the Loring Stage J-Pride Booth Open: NOON to 6 PM J-Pride is…

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JFCS J-Pride Weekend – Day 2

June 26
Loring Park Minneapolis, MN + Google Map

June is Pride month, a time dedicated to the uplifting of LGBTQ voices, celebration of LGBTQ culture and the support of LGBTQ rights. The Minnesota JCC is proud to support JFCS J-Pride, whose mission is to create community through queer-focused Jewish programming for LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies throughout the Twin Cities. Looking for ways celebrate LGBTQ+ Jewishness as a community? Day 2 Events: Pride Parade: 11 AM J-Pride Booth Open: 10 AM to 6 PM Ask A Rabbi: NOON to 5…

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