Albany JCC

Albany JCC www.albanyjcc.org 340 Whitehall Rd, Albany, NY 12208, 518-438-6651, FAX: 518-459-0924 The Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center exists to strengthen Jewish identity and continuity by providing opportunities in quality experiences that enrich personal, cultural, social and physical growth by promoting the well-being of the entire Jewish community and the community as a whole.

The Albany JCC is open to the entire community. You do not need to be of the Jewish Faith to apply for membership.

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Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York  Support Groups.....
04/30/2021

Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York Support Groups.....

Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York Support Groups.....

We hope to see you this weekend at the Albany JCC!  Reserve a spot in Saturday's HIIT/Yoga class on the patio ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ a free ...
04/30/2021
Hadassah Lieberman, Hadassah: An American Story

We hope to see you this weekend at the Albany JCC! Reserve a spot in Saturday's HIIT/Yoga class on the patio ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ a free ticket for the book festival featuring Hadassah Lieberman!

Tickets for Hadassah Lieberman, Hadassah: An American Story in Zoom from ShowClix. MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Hadassah Lieberman, Hadassah: An American Story In Conversation with Holly Firfer, CNN Correspondent Zoom Author Talk & Q & A In 1949, Hadassah Lieberman and her

04/29/2021

Come in from the rain & warm up with zumba tonight at 6pm! Registration required.

Teen Camp at the Albany JCC starts on June 28th!!! #summercamp #teens
04/28/2021

Teen Camp at the Albany JCC starts on June 28th!!! #summercamp #teens

Teen Camp at the Albany JCC starts on June 28th!!! #summercamp #teens

Check out the amazing book festival events in May at www.albanyjcc.org/bookfestival.  Authors include: Hadassah Lieberma...
04/27/2021

Check out the amazing book festival events in May at www.albanyjcc.org/bookfestival. Authors include: Hadassah Lieberman, Pam Jenoff, Judy Batalion, Paula Shoyer, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew McCarthy and Jennifer Weiner!!

Check out the amazing book festival events in May at www.albanyjcc.org/bookfestival. Authors include: Hadassah Lieberman, Pam Jenoff, Judy Batalion, Paula Shoyer, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew McCarthy and Jennifer Weiner!!

Limited number of spots available in tonight's ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฎ (outdoor pavilion), ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป (outdoor patio) and ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด classes at ๐Ÿฑ...
04/26/2021

Limited number of spots available in tonight's ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฎ (outdoor pavilion), ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป (outdoor patio) and ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด classes at ๐Ÿฑ:๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐—ฝ๐—บ!! Register online at www.albanyjcc.org/register. @Albany JCC #yoga #spin #kickboxing

Limited number of spots available in tonight's ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฎ (outdoor pavilion), ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป (outdoor patio) and ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด classes at ๐Ÿฑ:๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐—ฝ๐—บ!! Register online at www.albanyjcc.org/register. @Albany JCC #yoga #spin #kickboxing

Today was our last Kidz Cook class of this session! We made snickerdoodles!
04/25/2021

Today was our last Kidz Cook class of this session! We made snickerdoodles!

The JCC of Schenectady is hosting a Stars of David from Around the World virtual exhibit this Tuesday!!
04/23/2021

The JCC of Schenectady is hosting a Stars of David from Around the World virtual exhibit this Tuesday!!

The JCC of Schenectady is hosting a Stars of David from Around the World virtual exhibit this Tuesday!!

Join us for ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†-๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด,  a new five-part workshop series with ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ, starting Tuesday, June 1st...
04/23/2021

Join us for ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†-๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, a new five-part workshop series with ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ, starting Tuesday, June 1st.

Join us for ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†-๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, a new five-part workshop series with ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ, starting Tuesday, June 1st.

You don't want to miss this rollicking memoir from Robert Lefkowitz on Sunday, April 25th!!  Use the link below to purch...
04/22/2021
Robert Lefkowitz, M.D., A Funny Thing Happened...

You don't want to miss this rollicking memoir from Robert Lefkowitz on Sunday, April 25th!! Use the link below to purchase Book Festival tickets & support the Albany JCC!

Tickets for Robert Lefkowitz, M.D., A Funny Thing Happened... in Zoom from ShowClix. MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Presentsย  Robert Lefkowitz, M.D., A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm: The Adrenaline-Fueled Adventures of an Accidental Scientist Zoom Author Talk & Q & A

Ms. Susan Leath, Bethlehem Town Historian, will be joining us at ๐—˜๐˜†๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ.  This program...
04/21/2021

Ms. Susan Leath, Bethlehem Town Historian, will be joining us at ๐—˜๐˜†๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ. This program is generously sponsored by Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, PLLC and is free for JCC Members. Register online at www.albanyjcc.org/register or call 518-438-6651.

Ms. Susan Leath, Bethlehem Town Historian, will be joining us at ๐—˜๐˜†๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ. This program is generously sponsored by Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, PLLC and is free for JCC Members. Register online at www.albanyjcc.org/register or call 518-438-6651.

The next session of group exercise classes starts on ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต! https://www.albanyjcc.org/clientuploads/Fitness...
04/20/2021

The next session of group exercise classes starts on ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต!https://www.albanyjcc.org/clientuploads/Fitness/Schedules/2021_Group_Exercise_April_to_June.pdf

The next session of group exercise classes starts on ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต!https://www.albanyjcc.org/clientuploads/Fitness/Schedules/2021_Group_Exercise_April_to_June.pdf

Don't miss this Terrific Tasting for Cinco de Mayo!!  ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜!!
04/19/2021
Terrific Tastings: Salsas for "Cinco"

Don't miss this Terrific Tasting for Cinco de Mayo!! ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜!!

Let us deliver goodies to your door, then join James Sokol for a live, online discussion & guided tasting with our special guest.

๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ๐˜๐—ต - Join James Sokol for an operatic journey through "the City of Light," touching on beloved masterpie...
04/19/2021
Exploring Opera: Popular Paris

๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ๐˜๐—ต - Join James Sokol for an operatic journey through "the City of Light," touching on beloved masterpieces and rarely-staged gems!

Join James Sokol for an operatic journey through "the City of Light," touching on beloved masterpieces and rarely-staged gems!

We made mini cheesecakes in Kidz Cook today!
04/18/2021

We made mini cheesecakes in Kidz Cook today!

04/16/2021

The ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† Awards is ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ-๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ this ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด๐˜๐—ต!! Purchase viewing tickets and more at: https://www.albanyjcc.org/specialevents/pillars-of-the-community/.

04/15/2021

The Schenectady JCC is offering Five programs to celebrate Israel's 73rd Independence Day: A wide community program and a program for young kids, today, Thursday. "Crescendo," An award-winning film on Sunday, a talk with people from the Eshkol area next Thursday, and we will conclude with an exhibit and talk about Stars of David from all over the world. More details can be found here: http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/celebration-series/

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜ - Take a front-row seat at your computer and join songstress & storyteller Gilda Solve for a delig...
04/15/2021
Songs & Stories: French โ€œChansonsโ€

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜ - Take a front-row seat at your computer and join songstress & storyteller Gilda Solve for a delightful, live (from Paris!) musical program!

Take a front-row seat at your computer and join songstress & storyteller Gilda Solve for a delightful, live (from Paris!) musical program!

Timeline Photos
04/14/2021

Timeline Photos

Days of Gratitude #3
04/13/2021

Days of Gratitude #3

Todayโ€™s the third and final day of our April Gratitude Journey.

What wisdom and new ways of being grateful can emerge from studying Torah?

๐Ÿ‘“ Explore the black letters, white space, and grey area of the Torah and its role in our lives >

๐Ÿ“– Choose your own adventure with a text study from our partners at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies >

๐ŸŽง Express gratitude for the Torah through the art of song >

๐Ÿ–‹ Share what Torah means to you and the role it plays in your life >

Engage with all of todayโ€™s activities > https://bit.ly/3a8MswZ

#gratitudedays #yomhaatzmaut #gratitudejourney #gratitude

Timeline Photos
04/13/2021

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
04/13/2021

Timeline Photos

Days of Gratitude #2
04/13/2021

Days of Gratitude #2

Itโ€™s Gratitude Day 2 of our April journey:

Today, we discover how our identities, heritage, and even our garments can evoke glory and inspire our gratitude.

๐ŸŽจ Examine the meaning of glory through history, visual art, music, and poetry in Makom's Putting on a Robe of Glory activity >

๐ŸŽฅ Watch Dr. Micah Goodman, founder and president of ื‘ื™ืช ืคืจืช - ืžื“ืจืฉื” ื™ืฉืจืืœื™ืช discuss the tension between gratitude and guilt as you explore your relationship with the modern State of Israel >

๐ŸŒ Take a journey with our partner OLAM through Israelโ€™s recent history and learn how we as individuals and the country of Israel can be responsible global citizens>

๐ŸŽค Sing and bake with singer Ester Rada and recognize the aspects of wonder in yourself >

Explore all of todayโ€™s activities > https://bit.ly/2PNjfB1

#gratitudedays #yomhaatzmaut #gratitudejourney #gratitude

04/13/2021

Yom Haโ€™atzmaut will be virtual again this year, but with a bonus! Ganey Orly, kosher Middle Eastern cuisine out of Queens, will be delivering to enhance our celebration!
Order online: https://form.jotform.com/210973035207147
Orders must be placed by 12:00 PM on April 14!

Days of Gratitude is back!! @Albany JCC @Days of Gratitude
04/12/2021

Days of Gratitude is back!! @Albany JCC @Days of Gratitude

Welcome back to Days of Gratitude.

It is Gratitude Day 1 of our April journey.

Our gratitude exploration begins by examining our strengths as a nation and global community.

What are Israelโ€™s strengths?

What was the price we had to pay for that power?

What comes along with strength and power?

๐Ÿ“–Start a new ritual with a ceremonial reading of the Israeli Declaration of Independence on Yom HaAtzmaut >

๐Ÿ’ชMeet the brave, and often overlooked, female Refuseniks who stood up for Soviet Jewry with OpenDor Media >

๐Ÿง  Reflect, brainstorm, and act upon your own strengths and how you can share them with the world >

๐Ÿ‘€ Explore how to celebrate and express gratitude during times of mourning, remembrance, and difficulty -โ€“ both personally and nationally >

Explore today's activities at https://gratitudedays.com/edition-5/day-1/

#gratitudedays #yomhaatzmaut #gratitudejourney #gratitude

We made soft pretzels today in Kidz Cook!
04/11/2021

We made soft pretzels today in Kidz Cook!

Nothing like ending your vacation week wearing pajamas and writing to your penpals! Thank you, Schenectady JCC!
04/09/2021

Nothing like ending your vacation week wearing pajamas and writing to your penpals! Thank you, Schenectady JCC!

We were Albany JCC Ninja Warriors at vacation camp today!
04/08/2021

We were Albany JCC Ninja Warriors at vacation camp today!

Celebrate Israel Independence Day with PJ Library stories, crafts and more on Thursday, April 15th!! Open to the communi...
04/08/2021

Celebrate Israel Independence Day with PJ Library stories, crafts and more on Thursday, April 15th!! Open to the community! Register online at www.albanyjcc.org/register or call 518-438-6651. #PJLibrary #YomHaAtzmaut @Albany JCC @Temple Israel of Albany @JCC of Schenectady @Jewish Federation of NENY

Celebrate Israel Independence Day with PJ Library stories, crafts and more on Thursday, April 15th!! Open to the community! Register online at www.albanyjcc.org/register or call 518-438-6651. #PJLibrary #YomHaAtzmaut @Albany JCC @Temple Israel of Albany @JCC of Schenectady @Jewish Federation of NENY

Vacation campers continued with our spring theme and made bird feeders out of recycled materials!
04/07/2021

Vacation campers continued with our spring theme and made bird feeders out of recycled materials!

๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† (๐Ÿฐ/๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ) -MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents A Special Yom HaShoah Program with Rabbi Brian Glusman and D...
04/07/2021
Daniel Lee, The SS Officer's Armchair

๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† (๐Ÿฐ/๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ) -MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents A Special Yom HaShoah Program with Rabbi Brian Glusman and Daniel Lee, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜š ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ'๐˜ด ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ณ: ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜ช. Free with advance registration.

Tickets for Daniel Lee, The SS Officer's Armchair in Zoom from ShowClix. MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents A Special Yom HaShoah Program Introductory Remarks and Memorial Prayer: Rabbi Brian Glusman, Atlanta Daniel Lee, The SS Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi In Co

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐˜๐—ต - Meet & listen to author Jane S. Gabin discuss her novel based on her father's actions in German-...
04/07/2021
Author Insights: "The Paris Photo"

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐˜๐—ต - Meet & listen to author Jane S. Gabin discuss her novel based on her father's actions in German-occupied Paris at the end of WWII. Free with advance registration.

Meet & listen to author Jane S. Gabin discuss her novel based on her father's actions in German-occupied Paris at the end of WWII

Today, vacation campers enjoyed some science to welcome spring! We made Earth-colored lava lamps using oil, water, food ...
04/06/2021

Today, vacation campers enjoyed some science to welcome spring! We made Earth-colored lava lamps using oil, water, food coloring and a generic Alka-Seltzer tablet!

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