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 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 – 11:20 AM
Zoom Videoconference
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89035742936

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 https://zoom.us/j/471677610
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! 

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

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

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

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.

Art Lectures: “Seeing Things Our Way: Art as Propaganda” with Gene Wisniewski
Thursdays 1-2 PM | July 16th to August 27th
Zoom Videoconference
Visual art has been employed as propaganda since the days of the early Greeks, often in works that few people now would suspect were intended as such. Special emphasis is placed on the cataclysmic events of the 20th century, and its demand for art capable of mobilizing multitudes—to fight, to survive, to obey.  * Contact Denise at denise@ncjwny.org for meeting password

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

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

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

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.