GibConnect and Gib U

Virtual and in-person enrichment classes for those with developmental delays


The David Posnack JCC provides programs for those with developmental disabilities that provide opportunities to learn life skills, be creative, build strength, confidence and coordination, socialize and make friendships.

GibConnect’s mission is to help participants stay connected, either in-person or virtually (through Zoom).

CLASS SCHEDULE BETWEEN March 29, 2022 - May 22, 2022

Register for classes and/or the socials here!

Please review the class schedule, changes have been made.





GibConnect Virtual Fee:
April session - $150
May session - $150
Both months at a discounted price - $260

MONDAY $98/$112 Basketball 3:00-3:45 pm      
MONDAY $98/$112 Ready, Set, Go Fitness+ 4:15-5:00 pm Ready, Set, Go Fitness 4:15-5:00 pm
MONDAY *$98/$112 ActAbility* 4:15-5:00 pm   
MONDAY $98/$112 Yoga 5:15-6:00 pm  Yoga 5:15-6:00pm 
MONDAY *$98/$112

Cooking-Back to Basics^*  

5:15-6:00 pm   
TUESDAY $112/$128 BOOST U- The Essentials^  3:00-4:00 pm     
TUESDAY $112/$128 Unique Comedy & Improv Performers 4:15-5:00 pm Unique Comedy & Improv Performers 4:15-5:00 pm
TUESDAY $112/$128 Gib Cheer 4:15-5:00 pm    
TUESDAY $112/$128 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Bubbe 5:15-6:00 pm Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Bubbe* 5:15-6:00 pm 
WEDNESDAY $112/$128 Basketball 3:00-3:45 pm   
WEDNESDAY $112/$128 Scouting the Obstacles^ 4:15-5:00 pm Artsy Craftsy*    4:15-5:00 pm 
WEDNESDAY $112/$128 Path to Independence 4:15-5:00 pm    
WEDNESDAY $112/$128 Hip Hop Kidz 
5:15-6:00 pm  Hip Hop Kidz 5:15-6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY $112/$128 First Tee D.R.I.V.E Golf 5:15- 6:00 pm    
THURSDAY $112/$128 The Voice in U  3:00-4:00 pm   
THURSDAY *$112/$128 Artsy Craftsy* 4:15-5:00 pm    
THURSDAY $112/$128 Healthy Strides 4:15-5:00 pm  
THURSDAY $112/$128   Karate 5:15-5:50 pm   Karate  5:15-6:00 pm
THURSDAY       ActAbility*  5:15-6:00 pm
FRIDAY $98/$112 The Cosmic Pretzel  3:00-4:00 pm  
FRIDAY        Movie Makers  5:00-5:45 pm 
SUNDAY $84/$96 Basketball 10:00-10:50 am    

Register Here!

Everyone must complete an intake form.  For more information contact Debbie Lombard, DLombard@dpjcc.org or call 954-434-0499 ext. 208

  • *The starred classes also have a supply fee of $15 added to the class fee. 
  • Minimum of four registrants for a class to run.
  • No classes on April 15, 2022
  • +Ready, Set, Go is funded by Autism Speaks
    Funded by Best Buddies Jobs
    •Must know how to swim confidently
    ^Life Skills classes provided by a grant from Jewish Federation Broward County
    Click here for updated COVID-19 policies as of April 2022
    The Arts 
    ActAbility with Debbie Lombard & Anna Wallace “All the world is a stage” - This theater class combines the inspiration of, music, acting and dance. Gain self-confidence and social skills while you get into the groove and discover that you have the ability to act in all of life’s situations. After completion of the class, the participants will perform in an end of the year showcase. Monday class IP, Thursday class V

    Artsy Craftsy with Tara Evans Students work on creative projects using paints, chalk, pastels, glue and a variety of materials. Skills include coordination and fine motor skills, encouraging self-expression, choice-making and following directions. Completed works will be displayed in an art show at our end of the year party “Gib Has Talent”. Wednesday class V, Thursday class IP

    Hip Hop Dance Class with Hip Hop Kidz This fun dance class includes hip hop moves, all the follow-a-longs from your favorite music videos, plus line dances like the electric slide and more. The participants improve coordination, agility and body awareness while moving to the music.  IP, V

    Movie Makers with Samantha Sehter Gib participants... are you ready to unleash your creative artist? In Movie Makers, we will work collaboratively to create and produce a movie! Learn all about different movie genres, how to develop a storyline, acting, directing, and how to lean on your imagination to boost self-confidence and develop positive self-image. V

    STEP with Kristle Robinson Step into a new world of dance and communication. This dance form is a percussive, highly-energetic art form. In stepping, the body becomes an instrument, using footsteps, claps and spoken word to produce complex poly-rhythms. IP

    Unique Comedy and Improv Performers with Marty Lanz This class features creative characterization through the use of comedy and improv. We'll develop scenes using skits and creating our own unique scripted show! IP, V

    The Voice in U, A Chorus Ensemble with Miss Joan Music is a way to express and release emotions. The Voice in U will enhance social skills, build self-confidence and self-esteem. Class will conclude with a Voice in U concert. IP



    Basketball with Coach Jason Stura, Andy Perez This is a comprehensive class that enhances basketball skills, teamwork and sportsmanship for all ages. Students learn skills in shooting, passing and dribbling and techniques in offense and defense. IP

    FIRST TEE D.R.I.V.E. GOLF  First Tee DRIVE program introduces basic golf skills using games in ways that fit differing  abilities. With fun and safe activities, the class will promote wellness and health-enhancing lifestyles. Through First Tee’s Nine Core Values — honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment, the students will gain an appreciation for the positive values associated with golf and extend those behaviors to other areas of their lives. All equipment is provided. IP

    Gib Cheer with Cara Yontz  This cheerleading class creates a personalized environment for everyone to pursue their goals. This program teaches the lifelong benefits of team building and builds self-esteem and stronger bodies. IP

    Healthy Strides Healthy Strides participants exercise, monitor hydration and weight while promoting the lifetime benefits of walking. Students receive incentives based upon goal-setting and achievement. IP

    Karate We teach empowerment to our students to build the inside to be able to protect the outside. You will learn basic knowledge of self-defense with the understanding that the ultimate goal is to create time and space.  Fun fitness and structure-based classes professionally taught and positively reinforced. Thursday class V, Thursday class IP

    The Cosmic Pretzel with Jill Adler This class for all ages offers the opportunity to stretch and have tons of fun while learning relaxation techniques through imaginative yoga games. Students will laugh, breathe and reduce stress. Most important is the smiles this class will create. IP

    Ready, Set, Go Fitness  This class will challenge your strength and endurance by using boxing style movements, obstacle courses and fitness. Participants' stamina will build through increasing repetitive fitness tasks. Class is offered both in-person and virtual. IP, V

    Yoga with Cookie Billig This yoga class is a wonderful space for a family member to spend quality bonding time. It gives both a chance to relax, disconnect and refocus through a series of breathing, movement and stretches. Monday  IP, V

     Life Skills

    Life skills courses are supported by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Broward County.

    In collaboration with Goodman JFS B.O.O.S.T.

    BOOST U - Life Skills, The Essentials with Sam Salver (from JFS) This hands-on class focuses on basic skills to help students become more independent in taking care of themselves and their homes. Activities include household chores, choosing and caring for clothing, using money, shopping, community awareness and basic job skills. IP

    Cooking: Back to Basics with Chef Julia Steiner This class is a fun, hands-on class that teaches the students, basic life skills of cooking. These delicious and nutritious recipes also teach preparation and organizational skills.  Every week the participants will receive a short list of ingredients that helps them work with their recipes. We will provide the ingredients for a small supply fee. IP

    Guess Who's Coming To Dinner with Bubbe Join Bubbe in person at the David Posnack JCC or continue on Zoom for this interactive/virtual cooking class. Each week, Bubbe and a surprise community guest will guide and inspire you to prepare dinner during the class to share with your family and friends that evening. Learn how to make fresh dinner dishes, while
    gaining knowledge of culinary terms and techniques. This class is for all ages. IP, V

    Scouting the Obstacles with Hannah Wagner The goal of this class is to provide each participant with the opportunity to experience scouting. This includes badges, community service projects, and more! The badges include areas such as life skills, the arts, cooking and STEM. Scouts will complete the necessary steps to earn a particular badge. Each child will also be provided with a drawstring bag to add their badges to once they earn it. This program does not fall under Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. IP

    Path to Independence This class instructs the participants on interview skills, filling out applications, reading paychecks, purchasing and budgeting. All the essentials to be able to walk a path of independence. IP



GIborim United programs are supported by the Jewish Federation of Broward County