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JF&CS AgeWell Neighborhood Classes 

Friday July 31st

11:00 Exercise with Janet Mills

Seated Cardio class specifically focused on Seniors.

Saturday, August 1st

10:00 am Study and Prayer (JCC Sponsored Program)

Brief study session with Rabbi Glusman followed by prayers including Mi Sh’bayrach (prayer for recovery) and Mourner’s Kaddish.

Watch via Facebook

Monday August 3rd

10:30am-12:00pm Talking Heads-Special Presentation by Dr. Marshall P. Duke (JCC Sponsored Program)
Marshall Duke’s presentation is always fascinating and informative. Marshall Duke is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Personality and Psychopathology; Emory University (1991 -present)

11:00 am Tea with Rabbi B ‘Kings of the Bible

3:00 am History of Klezmer with Elad and Avigail

Tuesday August 4th

10:30 am Chair Yoga (JCC Sponsored Program) NEW!
This class will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures for increased flexibility, balance and range of movement. Equipment needed: Chair, strap (tie, towel, band) Teacher: Karen Goldstein

12:30 pm-2:20 pm The Men’s Forum (JCC Sponsored Program)

Men’s Group which discusses politics and the state of the world. Discussion Leader: Bruce Saltzman

3:00 pm Exercise with Maureen

Wednesday August 5th

11:30 am-12:3 0pm Yiddish Vinkl (JCC Sponsored Program)

A fun discussion group in Yiddish (mostly) to learn vocabulary and popular idioms in Yiddish. No prior Yiddish knowledge required.

Teacher: Morris Borenstein

11:30 am Yoga & Meditation with Ling Olaes

2:00 pm Crossword Coach (JCC Sponsored Program) NEW!

Have you always wanted to master the New York Times crossword puzzle? Or, do you love trying but have never quite gotten over the hump? Join Steve Manin, a NY-based writer, entrepreneur, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker. A fun and educational time is guaranteed, even if you're new to crossword solving. .

2:00 pm Get Excited and Move (GEM) (JCC Sponsored Program) NEW!

A new weekly program. Be prepared to move your body, put on some boxing gloves, punch, bounce and move with agility ladders and other amazing fitness equipment that will challenge your every move. Research shows that vigorous activity for people with Parkinson's Disease helps slow symptoms and increase your quality of life. Equipment needed: A chair and hand weights, dumbbells preferred, but any 2 objects that have a pretty even weight (ie. cans.). Teacher: Deanna Bustillos

3:00 pm Art History with Shoshanna ‘Must Know Jewish Artists’

Thursday August 6th

1:00 pm Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Beiner

2:00 pm Gentle Pilates (JCC Sponsored Program) NEW!

This weekly class features a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Equipment and special notes: A mat and any props such as a small ball, elastic bands, head pad(pillow), weights. You will need to be able to get up and down off the floor during the class. Teacher: Karen Goldstein

3:00 pm Dr. Michael Siegel ‘Four Questions You Should Ask Presidential Candidates’ (see attached description)

Friday August 7th

11:00 am Exercise with Janet



Coffee Talk with Dr. Yael Zamir

Click here to RSVP for the Zoom Link.

2020 Rockin' for the Cure benefit for Crohn's and Colitis

The next Rockin' for the Cure benefit concert will be August 9, 2020 at Nowak's Restaurant.  This concert benefits the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. 

You can support the Rockin for the Cure at the link below with your ticket purchase and/or your donation to the event.  All donations and tickets purchased by May 15th will be matched by a generous donor to make your contribution twice as valuable.

Purchase/donate here.


Addiction and Families Lecture by David Sheff

Click here to register.

Jewish Fertility Foundation Support Groups

For more information, go here.

JF&CS Food & Essential Items Drive



Food & Essential Items Drive
Food Does Not Have To Be Kosher

Age Well Atlanta, a partnership between JF&CS, Jewish Home Life, MJCCA and Federation that supports the needs of older adults and their families need our help.  Please consider donating these needed items.

Drop-offs can be made at the JF&CS

Tuesday and Thursday

from 11 am - 2 pm


Wednesdays or Thursdays
from 10 am - 4 pm

 Please go to the single door closest to North Druid Hills Road.
Simply ring the doorbell to be let in and there's a collection bin

right at the entrance.

For items needed, please visit the JF&CS website.

Help from your Jewish Community during Covid-19

During these unusual times, you may find you and your family members need extra support. Whether it’s dealing with the stress of sheltering in place or resources to help meet your monthly expenses, please know the Jewish community is here for you. Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Emergency Response Fund has made funding available to members of the Jewish community who are in need as a result of COVID-19. Available supports provided by

Jewish organization partners include:
Jewish Family and Career Services (JF&CS) Their website
Counseling - 770-677-9474
Food and emergency financial assistance – 770-677-9389
Supports for older adults and their caregivers through AgeWell Atlanta
 1.866.AGEWELL 866-243-9355  Their website
Telephone reassurance
Food and emergency financial assistance
Information and referral to older adults services and supports
Jewish Interest Free Loan Association (JIFLA)
 470-268-5665  Their website 

Finally, a list of current COVID-19 specific support groups . 

The list can be found here.      


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