**Updated 6/17/21 Council Lifetime Learning has begun to re-open some classes and discussion groups in phases. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see current in-person classes, and read our policies for those who wish to attend them.

As more classes move from Zoom to Council House, we will continue to update this page.

Virtual Classes and Discussions

Council Lifetime Learning’s Zumba Gold and Discovering Chi instructor Roger Puckett is offering free online dance videos.
Check them out here at your leisure.

Short Story Discussion Group
Mondays at 11AM
Zoom Videoconference or Phone Call
Email denise@ncjwny.org to register for this class. After registering you will receive the call-in information and the story for the week by email.
*Space is limited

Collage Class with CLL Teacher Donna Levinstone
Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoom Videoconference
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89035742936

Meditation with Richard Goldberg
Wednesdays at 11 AM and Fridays at 10 AM
Zoom Videoconference or Phone Call
Phone Number: 1-646-558-8656
Wednesday Meeting ID: 857 5896 3095; Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85758963095
Friday Meeting ID: 894 6220 5644; Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89462205644
*Will resume in-person on July 7th. See details below.

Short Reads, Long Conversations (Non-Fiction Discussion Group)
Wednesdays at 1 PM
Zoom Videoconference or Phone Call
Email denise@ncjwny.org to register for this class. After registering you will receive the call-in information, and the essay for the week by email.
*Space is limited

Knitwits
All virtual Knitwits sessions will take place on Zoom from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM

7/1
7/15
7/29
8/12
8/26
For Zoom login information, contact Denise at denise@ncjwny.org

Current Events
Thursdays 11 AM-12 PM
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85945598682?pwd=OVpvZGNjVzlQeXRaYmhPSksxbC93dz09
Or dial in by phone 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 859 4559 8682
Password: 405847

Exercises in Art
Thursday from 12-1
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85262191406?pwd=a0dhcmw4YkZiOERUTlFRUmEvMGs4UT09
Meeting ID: 852 6219 1406
Password: Gene

Each week, participants are given an assignment geared toward improving their technique, expanding their creativity, or stepping outside their comfort zone. The class consists of three sections: an open critique of students’ independent work, a review of the responses to the previous week’s assignment, and, time permitting, a quick sketching segment.    

Watercolor with Al Bukszpan
Thursdays 10 AM-11:30AM
Email denise@ncjwny.org to register for this class. After registering you will receive the sign in information.

Weaving on a Zoom with Jamie Boyle
Fridays from 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Zoom Videoconference
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/323776722

Join members of the Council Lifetime Learning weaving community to show and share works-in-progress and discuss weaving techniques (and more!) Each week, Jamie will also introduce a small project that can be created using common materials found at-home.

Ellie Ressler Musical Theatre with Mark York
Fridays 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Zoom Videoconference
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/150005949
Or dial in by phone 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 150 005 949
The class will sing songs from these songbooks: Songbook 1, Songbook 2

Tech Soup 101: Virtual Technology Help Desk
NCJW NY partners with volunteers from Engage at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan to offer technological help with phones, tablets, lap tops and video conferencing. To request support from a Tech Soup volunteer email Denise at denise@ncjwny.org or leave a message at (212) 687-5030 x 0.

If you need detailed instructions for accessing telephone or video conferencing, please contact Denise Paradiso at denise@ncjwny.org.

In-Person Classes and Discussions

In early  July  2021,  we will begin to re-open Council Lifetime Learning with some classes and groups meeting in-person.  We will be maintaining  safety precautions as we all slowly take steps to return to old routines.

Currently, the classes listed below will begin to gather in-person at Council House. This page will be updated regularly as more classes return in-person.

** PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE COVID-19 RE-OPENING POLICIES**

YOU MUST READ THIS DOCUMENT BEFORE COMING TO AN IN-PERSON CLASS AT COUNCIL HOUSE, AS IT DETAILS SPECIFIC  REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND. 

Men’s Group with Howard Fischer
Council House Location: Second Floor Front
Tuesdays at 12 PM
Beginning 7/13

Meditation with Richard Goldberg
Council House Location: Second Floor Front
Wednesdays at 11 AM
Beginning 7/7

Emotional Aspects of Aging with Howard Fischer
Council House Location: Second Floor Front
Thursdays at 2 PM
Beginning 7/15

As always, if you have any questions about Council Lifetime Learning, contact Denise Paradiso at denise@ncjwny.org.