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River Friends Day Camp (ages 2 – 6)

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Early Childhood Center: Turning 2’s

Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

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Alexander Technique

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Personal Training

Group Exercise

Holistic Yoga Series with Bari Ruck

Physical Therapy with ProClinix

Pickleball

Tai Chi

Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness

Aquatics

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

Private Swim Lessons

Hammerheads Swim Team

Lap Swimming

Adult Group Swim Lessons

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving (ages 10 & up)

Adult Enrichment

Renard Lecture Series

Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

Senior Social Club

Broad River (Women’s Networking Group)

River Friends Day Camp (ages 2 – 6)

Early Childhood Center

Early Childhood Center: Turning 2’s

Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

River Friends Day Camp (ages 2 – 6)

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Early Childhood Center

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Early Childhood Center: Turning 2’s

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Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

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Children

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Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness & Recreation

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Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

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Volunteer Opportunity for Teens: MLK Day of Service

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Alexander Technique

Fitness Center

Personal Training

Group Exercise

Holistic Yoga Series with Bari Ruck

Physical Therapy with ProClinix

Pickleball

Tai Chi

Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness

Alexander Technique

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Fitness Center

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Personal Training

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Group Exercise

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Holistic Yoga Series with Bari Ruck

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Physical Therapy with ProClinix

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Pickleball

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Tai Chi

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Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

Private Swim Lessons

Hammerheads Swim Team

Lap Swimming

Adult Group Swim Lessons

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving (ages 10 & up)

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

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Aquatics Exercise

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Private Swim Lessons

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Hammerheads Swim Team

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Lap Swimming

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Youth Group Swim Lessons

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Adult Group Swim Lessons

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PADI Open Water Scuba Diving (ages 10 & up)

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Jewish Life

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Special Needs

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Renard Lecture Series

Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

Senior Social Club

Broad River (Women’s Networking Group)

Renard Lecture Series

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Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

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Senior Social Club

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Broad River (Women’s Networking Group)

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The High Holidays 2020

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A Message from Rabbi Ben Newman

 

As we notice the green leaves of summer turn yellow and orange, red and brown, and the wind gets a little chillier, nature teaches us wisdom. All things change. Nothing is forever, nothing is certain, nothing is constant. This can be a difficult truth but it can also be liberating. Everything painful must come to an end and every ending is a chance for a new beginning.

It is no coincidence that the Jewish High Holy days of Rosh Hashanah, the birthday of the world, the New Year—and Yom Kippur, the day of forgiveness—come at this time. We mark the changing of the seasons with mindful celebration, and holy convocation. Though much is different in practice this year, the deep wisdom of this season has not changed.

From all of us at the Shames JCC—may you be strengthened to face your challenges by the profound wisdom of nature that is all around us this holiday season.

Below is a list of links to the communities of the Rivertowns Jewish Consortium (RJC) who will each be celebrating the Holidays in their own unique ways this year. All of the RJC communities welcome guests—so if you are new to the Rivertowns, please reach out to them!

I am here as a resource. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about spiritual life at the JCC and/or Jewish life in the Rivertowns.

Rabbi Ben Newman

Greenburgh Hebrew Center: In-person and virtual services

Mishkan Ha’am: All virtual services

Rosh Pinah Chavurah of the Rivertowns: All virtual services

Temple Beth Abraham: All virtual services

Temple Beth Shalom: In-person and virtual services

Woodlands Community Temple: In-person and virtual service

And Rabbi Newman will be hosting an outdoor pre-Yom Kippur Meditation at 12:00 PM on Thursday, September 24 at the Shames JCC (rain date September 25). Register here (you do not need to be a member to attend).

 

Due to special youth basketball events, the Gymnasium will be CLOSED for Open Basketball on Sunday 1/23 from 1:30 – 6:00 pm, and Saturday 1/22 and Saturday 1/29 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; Sunday 1/30; 1:30 – 4:30 pm