Council Lifetime Learning has suspended all in person programming until NYC’s “social distancing” restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, we are pleased to be able to bring our members virtual opportunities to keep learning, moving and connecting with like-minded peers while at home.


We hope you’ll participate in some of the opportunities below. Wishing you good health, safety, connection and comfort in these challenging times.

Virtual Classes

Meditation with Richard Goldberg
Wednesdays at 11 AM and Fridays at 10 AM
Join by Phone
Phone Number: 1-646-558-8656
Wednesday Meeting ID: 857 5896 3095
Friday Meeting ID: 894 6220 5644


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.


Art Lectures with Gene Wisniewski
Thursdays 1-2 PM | May 21st- June 18th
Or Dial in by phone 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 838 8954 7277


Before and After the Renaissance 
Discover the sometimes surprising origins of the art movement that gave the world some of its most recognizable masterpieces, and learn how the late work of Michelangelo and Raphael helped bring the Renaissance to an end.
Part I – 5/21
Part II – 5/28
Part III-  6/4
West Meets East—An Introduction to Chinese Art
Even art enthusiasts often know little about the art of this important civilization. Discover treasures of Chinese art, the history and philosophies behind its creation, and the frequently compelling personal stories of the artists who created it.
Part I 6/11
Part II 6/18


Short Story Discussion Group
Mondays at 11AM
Phone Call
Email 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


Short Reads, Long Conversations (Non-Fiction Discussion Group)
Wednesdays at 1 PM
Phone Call
Email 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


Weaving on a Zoom with Jamie Boyle
Fridays from 11 AM – 12 PM
Zoom Videoconference
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 323 776 722
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.

Artist of the Week…Explore, Learn and Create with Donna Levinstone
Tuesdays from 2 PM  – 3 PM (beginning 4/14)
Zoom Videoconference
Join Zoom Meeting
Or dial in by phone 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 471 677 610
Explore and analyze different artists each week, and then create a piece of art modeled after the artists style. Have handy paper for collage, watercolors, paints, even a pencil will do! 


Ellie Ressler Musical Theatre with Mark York
Fridays 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Zoom Videoconference
Or dial in by phone 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 150 005 949
The class will sing songs from these songbooks:

Collage Class with CLL Teacher Donna Levinstone
Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Zoom Videoconference


*If you need detailed instructions for accessing telephone or video conferencing, please contact Denise Paradiso at


Connect with a Peer

Interested in connecting one-on-one by phone and providing mutual support? Join NCJW NY’s NEW Friendly Phone Calls program. Complete this form and begin speaking with your match the following week.