Over 200 older adults come to Council House each week to create, exercise and learn.

With more than 30 classes and discussion groups each week, there is something for everyone at Council Lifetime Learning.

Council Lifetime Learning programming is open only to members of NCJW NY. Membership costs $72* for Council Lifetime Learning participants 60 years and older.

Most classes are under $100* and discussion groups are free for members.

NCJW NY Council Lifetime Learning is the place to be for older active New Yorkers who value life-long learning and community. With affordable classes in Council House’s comfortable Upper West Side environment, Council Lifetime Learning provides a wide range of arts, humanities, cultural educational, and recreational programming.

*For those in financial need, scholarship funds are available. Those interested in a scholarship for membership and/or CLL classes must meet with a member of the NCJW NY social work team. 

If you have any questions, reach out to Denise Paradiso, our Program and Volunteer Coordinator at denise@ncjwny.org or 212-687-5030 ex. 0. Check out the current slate of classes here.

“When I am at Council Lifetime Learning, I feel like I am at home.” – Rochelle Gorelick, CLL participant

Box Office

CLL’s Box Office offers NCJW NY members free and heavily discounted tickets to concerts and dance performances as well as Broadway and off-Broadway theater. To receive emails about current theatre offering contact the box office volunteers at councilhouseboxoffice@gmail.com.

Social Work Services

Resources/Referrals/Individual Support
Council Lifetime Learning’s social work team checks in with and supports members as they manage the many challenges of aging offering resources, referrals and most importantly a listening ear.

Caregivers Support Groups
NCJW NY’s social worker Letitia Maun leads Caregivers support groups for spouses caring for a loved one with all forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease. Groups are open. Potential members can reach out to Letitia for more information.

To connect with NCJW NY’s social worker, Letitia Maun, LMSW about the social work services above please reach out to her at lmaun@ncjwny.org or 646-884-9471.

“We count on Council Lifetime Learning’s high-quality, accessible programs.” – Sue and Sandy Friedberg, mother and daughter CLL participants

The Helen Bloom LINC Program

The Lunch, Interaction, Nurturing & Companionship (LINC) program is designed to provide individuals with memory impairment and their caregivers with recreational programming. LINC sessions includes art, music, movement and pet therapy. Many participants and their caregivers describe LINC as the highlight of their week.

As of October 2021 LINC meets virtually on Mondays and Fridays and in person at Council House on Wednesday. Contact Letitia Maun ( lmaun@ncjwny.org or 646-884-9471) if you know someone who is interested in LINC to review eligibility requirements and get the most up to date information on the LINC schedule and pricing for virtual and in-person sessions.