Adults, Arts & Culture At Home

Connect with your community from home!

DPJCC Virtual Adult Classes

You will need a computer, smart phone or tablet to connect. Click the below links at the designated day/time and you will be able to participate from home. If you are using a smart phone or tablet, you will need to download the Zoom app. If the link is not working or you do not have access to a computer, smart phone or tablet, you can still participate. Just call the "dial-in phone number" (646-558-8656) and use the "meeting ID" to connect. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Debbie Hochman either by phone or email. 954.434.0499, ext. 368 or dhochman@dpjcc.org  

Click here for tips on how Zoom works.

Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Talk
This is not your mother’s coffee klatch! Adults are invited to a lively “young at heart” discussion group. Topics range from funny to provocative.

Zoom Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82063230082?pwd=WlZBekdJTzdwUysyVzBhS3FhTkZkUT09 
Meeting ID: 820 6323 0082
Online Password: coffee
Phone Password: 416551

Mondays at 11 a.m.
Current Events with Peter Levine
In this popular and lively discussion class learn about what is going on in today’s world and talk about topics that are directly from newspapers at home and abroad.

Zoom Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83970107367?pwd=L3BMdWFsbkxPa3owVTZ0WGUyYnBCUT09
Meeting ID: 839 7010 7367
Online Password: cedpjcc
Phone Password: 5406439

Mondays at 2 p.m. 
Brain Games with Shayna
If you enjoy the challenge of word games, this is your chance to put your skills to the test.  Join Shayna for interactive Brain Games held in a small, group setting where you can exercise your mind meet people with similar interests and have some fun!

Zoom Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84712531735?pwd=SjBaandjRVdjd2E0Zm5QRXhJSmtzUT09
Meeting ID: 847 1253 1735
Online Password: dpjccbg
Phone Password: 8300145

Mondays at 4 p.m.
Bereavement Support Group
This support group, facilitated by experienced counselors, is for individuals who have lost a loved one. It is run in collaboration with Catholic Hospice. 

Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78476327278?pwd=dGpOYnVhOS95dXo2QTk1SGRqc0p1Zz09 
Meeting ID: 784 7632 7278
Password: DPJCC

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 
Growing Wiser with Miriam
Growing Wiser is a group experience for curious adults who wish to learn, share, and celebrate life with others in a similar stage of their lives. These workshops aim to create a space for you to learn in a non-conventional format. Using creative and fun approaches to interact with one another, we will dig into a different topic each week by using scholar lectures, research-based articles, and mixed media. Our priority is to make sure you foster lifelong learning, cultivate joy, and make new friendships. Join us any Tuesday as we approach a different topic every week.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/82419744356
Meeting ID: 824 1974 4356
Online Password: dpjccgw
Phone Password: 556117

Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. 
Feliz 60+ (in Spanish)
Hay peliculas que nos impactan, nos dejan pensando y nos gustaría comentar con otros. Miramos una película. La discutimos y conocemos linda gente. Usamos la trama de la película para reflexionar sobre situaciones cotidianas, emociones, vínculos, valores, culturas y mucho más…
¡Te esperamos! Invita a tus conocidos.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/821544805  
Meeting ID: 821 544 805
Dial-in Phone Number: 646-558-8656
Password: feliz

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. 
Brain Games with Shayna
If you enjoy the challenge of word games, this is your chance to put your skills to the test.  Join Shayna for interactive Brain Games held in a small, group setting where you can exercise your mind meet people with similar interests and have some fun!

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82841114153?pwd=V0hFY3pDd01KOTlxV3ZQbTRZalZqdz09
Meeting ID: 828 4111 4153
Online Password: dpjccbg
Phone Password: 5721535

Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. 
Appreciate the Yiddish language by exploring literature and culture through classroom discussion. All levels from beginner to philosophers are welcome.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/88503383256 
Meeting ID: 885 0338 3256
Online Password: yiddish
Phone Password: 4251715

Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. 
Questions That Matter with Miriam
We invite you to pause and reflect. We delve into guided conversations and fun group games, to foster connection and growth. Join us in this collaborative learning that is good for personal introspection and inspires a more purposeful and joyous lifestyle at any age. We welcome new participants every Thursday.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/89997075571
Meeting ID: 899 9707 5571
Online Password: dpjccgw
Phone Password: 630031 

All opinions and ideas expressed by the instructors are solely their own and do not express the positions or opinions of the presenting JCC leadership, Book Fest Committee, staff or co-sponsoring organizations.

Book Discussions with Lynda Levin


In partnership with Friends of the Stirling Road Library.

Tuesday, January 19

Free, RSVP required. 

Join us for a book review from the comfort of your home. 
A link to the Zoom call will be sent to those who RSVP. 

From the author of Me Before You, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

Register Here

George Gottlieb Holocaust Education

 Experience a beautiful short film. In 24 minutes, you will meet some extraordinary people, and hear how they are connected in a profound way.

In the Oscar®-nominated Joe's Violin, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship between 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx schoolgirl Brianna Perez, proving that the power of music can bring light into the darkest of times, and that a small act can have a significant impact. Nominated, 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.


Please enjoy, and please share this special story,

Videos of Past Programs

-Happiness Webinar from 4/23/20-Tami Muller on building resilience and happiness in a difficult time. CLICK HERE to watch the recorded Zoom meeting.

-Yom Hazikaron Program from 4/27/20- honoring the memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers. Click here

-Shabbat lunch from May 8, 2020 Click here  

-Virtual Books & Bites from May 21, 2020. Click here to watch the recording. 

-Shabbat lunch from May 22, 2020 Click here

-Virtual Book Discussion with Lynda Levin from June 16, 2020. Click here to watch

-Virtual Book Discussion with Lynda Levin from July 21, 2020. Click here to watch

-Virtual Book Discussion with Lynda Levin from August 18, 2020. Click here to watch. 

-Virtual Book Discussion with Lynda Levin from September 15, 2020. Click here to watch. 

-Virtual Book Discussion with Lynda Levin from October 22, 2020. Click here to watch. 

-Virtual Book Discussion with Lynda Levin from November 2020. Click here to watch. 

-Virtual Book Discussion with Lynda Levin from December 15, 2020. Click here to watch. 

From Our Partners...


NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

-Virtual Exhibit Tour

 CLICK HERE for more information on do it (home)



Aging Disabilty & Resource Center of Broward County 

 As the pandemic is certainly impacting people in various ways, group support will provide an outlet for expressing fears and anxiety. Sessions are open to all Broward County residents who are 60 and above.

+ Group sessions will start Thursday, August 27th
+ Groups will meet every 2 weeks at 10 a.m and 3 p.m
+ Groups sessions will last 1 hour

If you are interested in attending Group counseling sessions or know of a senior who can benefit from it, please register at:

www.bit.ly/aaabcgroups (http://www.bit.ly/aaabcgroups)

For more information or questions, please email

JCC's Across the Country



Robert and Dorothy Ludwig JCC of Schenectady NY

We are presenting the Israeli comedy Stockholm this weekend, with a discussion on Sunday at 7:30 PM Eastern Time. The speaker is Dr. Strosberg, a local physician that was elected actually, for his good sense of humor.


Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill

Cooking Workshops: I wanted to let you know about our upcoming cooking workshops. These workshops will teach you the skills to feel more comfortable in the kitchen. Please feel free to share with your members. More information about the classes and the instructor on the registration page https://jccfed.wufoo.com/forms/r8kzvis18i13qo/

NSU Lifelong Learning Institute Lectures


Rebecca Staton Reinstein (1 hour 14 minutes)
Ben Franklin was much more than that avuncular fellow in the paintings. Before the Revolution, he was the only American most Europeans had ever heard of – the "inventor" of electricity. He convinced the French to support the rebels with ships, leaders, soldiers, and money despite John Adams' scathing criticism. He evolved from a young man on the rise to an elder statesman and left a legacy we need to appreciate.

Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, President of Advantage Leadership, Inc. works with leaders that have a strong vision and want to turn that vision into a reality with bottom-line results. With her newest book, Conventional Wisdom: How Today's Leaders Plan, Perform, and Progress Like the Founding Fathers, Rebecca has documented successful strategies for approaching all situations strategically. Her extensive research of the winning strategies used by the framers of the U.S. Constitution and contemporary leaders from many economic sectors are helping leaders create robust strategic plans that get results.

Ben Franklin: Jack of All Trades, Master of Most!

The program starts with a message from Elaine Wallace, Dean of the Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. Then the hour long lecture with Sylvia Gurinsky, entitled:
We Built This City on Rocks and Roads SO What’s Next?
History educator, presenter, writer and guide, Sylvia Gurinsky will trace the evolution of sustainability efforts in South Florida’s homes, neighborhoods and streets through the years.

Keep your brain stimulated! Science and Spirituality:
A Harvard Trained Scientist, Ronnie Newman Interviews Nobel Prize Nominee and world-renowned spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi. Ronnie has spoken at the NSU Lifelong Learning Institute for a number of years. Watch her on YouTube by clicking HERE. (43 minutes which includes a guided meditation)

Keep your brain stimulated! (1 hour 27 minutes)
The Political Ramifications of the Coronavirus with Charles Zelden, Ph.D.
Charles L. Zelden, Ph.D. is a Professor of history in the NSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  A legal-Constitutional historian by training, Zelden has published seven books to date: Justice Lies in the District: The U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960 (1993); Voting Rights On Trial (2002); The Battle for the Black Ballot:  Smith v Allwright and the Defeat of the Texas All-White Primary (2004); Bush v Gore: Exposing the Hidden Crisis in American Democracy (2008); The Supreme Court and Elections (2009); Bush v Gore: Exposing the Hidden Crisis in American Democracy, Abridged and Updated 2nd Edition (2010); and Thurgood Marshall: Race, Rights and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union (2013). Dr. Zelden is also the general editor of ABC-Clio Press’ three volume About Federal Government encyclopedia. He has also published numerous scholarly articles and is a regular commentator on politics and current events for local media outlets. 

VINCENT TOSCANO, Ph.D. holds a BA from Muhlenberg College, MA from Seton Hall University, PhD from the State University of New York in Albany. He worked at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY for over 33 years. While at Marist he served as assistant vice president for academic affairs and the dean of the school of liberal arts. Professor Toscano retired as an Associate professor of History. Two years later he was named Heritage Professor of History by the College Board of Trustees. His major fields of study include: modern American history, the American presidency and the Civil War.
Recording - America First (27 minutes)
Recording (from 2015) - Racism in America (1 hour/27 minutes)

The 1939 World’s Fair with Steven Schlesinger
Click here to watch: The 1939–40 New York World's Fair was a world's fair held at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons. It was the first exposition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", and it allowed all visitors to take a look at "the world of tomorrow".

Steven Schlesinger earned a BA at Rutgers University and a MA in American History at Syracuse University. After a successful career on Wall Street he pursued his passion for New York City by becoming a licensed NYC Tour guide. Since moving to Florida in 2008 he has lectured in many venues in South Florida.

Illusion of the "Free Market" Economy with Peter Levine

A free market economy is an illusion in the 21st century. To advocate for it is to deny that it can even exist in a globalized environment.

To watch this lecture recorded for the Nova Southeastern University Lifelong Learning Institute click here

Peter Levine was born in New York City, attended The George Washington University where he majored in history with an emphasis on American History and International relations. He attended C.W. Post College for two years of graduate work while working at CBS-TV News. He taught History, Government and Economics at the Copenhagen International School and lived in Denmark for 5 years. Currently Peter has volunteered at the Jewish Community Center to teach courses in American History, Current Events, Economics and Government.

Drs. Bindu Mayi and Nicole Cook did a Q&A with our Lifelong Learning Institute Members on the Coronavirus Pandemic. You may have seen Dr. Mayi on the television on local channels during the last few weeks as she is an expert in epidemics. Here is a link to this fascinating and enlightening subject. CLICK HERE. 

BINDU MAYI, Ph.D. is an Associate professor of microbiology in the College of Medical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University.  One of her research specialties is the prevention of MRSA infections in an era of increasing antibiotic resistance. She is also in charge of the south Florida branch of the national pet therapy organization Share-A-Pet, has co-authored a book, Some Angels have Fur: For the Love of Pet Therapy (May 2013) and authored an inter-generational book on prevention of MRSA set in the context of a story of a bullied boy who turns his life around with the help of an 80 year old mentor. The book is called Mrs. A and is available on Amazon.

Dr. Nicole Cook is an epidemiologist and associate professor of Public Health at Nova Southeastern University, Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is passionate about health prevention and improving quality health care delivery. She has over twenty years of health care experience as a health program administer and researcher and she is thrilled to talk about this often undiscussed topic with you today. She is the mother of two daughters who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the school shooting in February 2018.

Nutrition and Your Health: Fighting Inflammation with Food with Kristine Santarone & Stephanie Petrosky, M.H.A., RDN, FAND
Click here. 

Many major diseases that plague us—including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer's—have been linked to chronic inflammation. What you eat matters! There are foods that lead to inflammation in our bodies AND there are foods that help to alleviate inflammation. Choose the right anti-inflammatory foods, and you may be able to reduce your risk of illness.

Stephanie Petrosky, M.H.A., RDN, FAND is assistant professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her professional training from Florida International University and earned an M.S. in Health Services Administration from Capella University. With 30 years of teaching experience, she has been active in many leadership roles. She is proud to be a past-president of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and currently serves as the Chair of the Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council for Florida, which oversees the licensure in Florida. Ms. Santarone is a student in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at NSU.


Kim is readily available to help open the doors for you! Reach her by email Kim@IJKL.org or by phone at 954-249-8290. https://www.ijkl.org/zoomclasses 

Sparks Beneath the Surface

Sparks Beneath the Surface with Rabbi Akiva Mann
Mondays at 12 Noon 
Rabbi Akiva together with you, will dig deep into Torah texts and concepts until precious and illuminating gems of wisdom emerge. A must for those seeking a contemporary grasp of Torah and it’s spiritual and ethical depth! Join us each week as we unearth a new gem.

MondaysJuly. 12:00-1:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE to Register
Click here to view flyer. 

Deep Dive into Reb Zalman's Kabbalistic Teachings

Rabbi Akiva encapsulates Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s brilliant interpretation of the 4 letter Name with surprising conclusions and ramifications for us to ponder.

TuesdaysJuly from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE to Register
Click here to view flyer. 

Rav KOOK! Now More Than Ever...

Expansive Vision Now More Than Ever
If ever there has been a time for us to embrace our inner mystic - it is now! Using Rabbi A.I. Kook’s texts we will discover, embrace and vitalize our own inner mystic.

Thursdays, July, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
1:30-3:00pm with Rabbi Akiva Mann

CLICK HERE to Register
Click here to view flyer. 

Meet the Artists, Mystics & Masters of Tsfat

Live from Israel

Tuesdays, July, 7, 14, 21, 28
12:15 p.m.

CLICK HERE to Register
Click here to view flyer. 

More Pillars of Judaism

There are a number of basic principles that were formulated by medieval rabbinic authorities. These are put forth as fundamental underpinnings inherent in the acceptance and practice of Judaism. This class discusses those "pillars" and our connection to Israel. 

Thursdays, July, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Bruce Greenberg

CLICK HERE to Register
Click here to view flyer. 

Kim is readily available to help open the doors for you! Reach her by email Kim@IJKL.org or by phone at 954-249-8290          

IJKL is offering unlimited Zoom classes for only $36. Come to one class or to all classes.

Turn isolation into community purchase an UNLIMITED MAY CLASS PASS.

​Go to the menu bar and click on "Class Pass" and come to as many classes as your interests and schedule permit!

​Remember to register for each class that is of interest to you - by registering for the class you will receive the particular class materials

​Alternatively you can sign up for one course for $18.

​We look forward to seeing you in the Zoom classroom. If you would like assistance in setting up Zoom, we are here to help!



Friends of the Stirling Road Library



Museum of Discovery and Science

Entertainment At Your Fingertips! 

Click here for JCC videos of leaders and speakers from around the country

Stream Jewish Films: Click here for a list of Jewish films you can stream for a low price. 

Free Online TV Streaming: Click here to try streaming services for free during this period of time. 

Broadway HD: Click here to stream your favorite Broadway hits, anytime, anywhere! 7-day free trial offered.

Broadway.com Youtube: Click here to go to the YouTube Channel of Broadway.com for fun updates from your favorite Broadway stars.

Podcasts: Click here for the top 30 podcasts you could be listening to right now according to Good Housekeeping. 

Free HBO Programming: Click here to see the list of 500 hours of programming HBO is offering during Covid-19.

SXSW 2020 Shorts: Click here to view the list of short films that are virtually debuting and you can watch for free. 

Virtual Book Events: Click here to check out the schedule of virtual book and author events from RandomHouse.

Dan Harris & 10% Happier Team Daily Guided Meditations: YouTube

Free Art Classes: Click here to browse free art classes from SkillShare

Ivy League Classes: 8 Ivy League universities now offer free online courses across multiple platforms. So far, they’ve created over 500 courses, of which around 450 are still active. Click here to learn more.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. Click here for the schedule.

12-hour New Jersey Artist Playlist: Listen here.

MNM Theater Company: MNM alumni have created videos of their favorite songs from the company's musicals, and these videos have been uploaded to the company's YouTube. 

Watch a National Theatre Performance: The National Theatre (London, UK) is streaming one of their productions per week on YouTube.  

Watch an Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical: Each Friday, Andrew Lloyd Webber will stream one of his iconic musicals on his YouTube channel - The Shows Must Go On.  The shows will be available for 48 hours only. You must subscribe to his channel, but once you've done, that, viewing is free. Click HERE   

Some Good News: A Webcast with John Krasinski to possible make you... smile!? Click here.

MoMA Online Classes: The nine classes span contemporary art, fashion and photography. Click here. 

Jewish Museum of Florida: Offering virtual tours, online classes with Artists, and more. Click here to see the full calendar of events and sign up. 

Celebrate Stephen Sondheim!: Watch a star-studded lineup of Broadway favorites toast Stephen Sondheim in a once-in-a-lifetime tribute to the master in honor of his 90th birthday. The entire Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration can be viewed HERE. To watch Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, and Audra McDonald singing 'The Ladies Who Lunch' - and read how this particular number came to be! Click HERE 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is streaming plays, their Love in Isolation project, and other performances. Click HERE

Carnegie Hall: Watch life & listen. Click here.

Kennedy Center: Enjoy free videos of extraordinary live and on-demand performances and educational activities to do at home, with new releases daily. Click here. 

Fisher Center: Each Wednesday UPSTREAMING will release new content, including digital commissions and beloved performances from our archives. These programs reflect the Fisher Center’s mission to engage artists and audiences in the development and examination of artistic ideas, offering perspectives from the past and present, as well as visions of the future. Works featured each week will highlight a different aspect of the breadth of programming the Fisher Center offers, including weekly performances from the SummerScape Opera and BMF archives. CLICK HERE

Brandeis University Alumni YouTube: Click here to watch a variety of videos. 

Israeli TV Shows & Movies to Watch

Our Boys, Docudrama, HBO
Fauda, Spy Thriller, Netflix
Shtisel, TV Drama, Netflix
When Heroes Fly, TV Drama, Netflix
The Spy, Action Thriller, Netflix
In Treatment, TV Drama, Amazon, Hulu, HBO
Homeland, TV Drama, Amazon, Hulu, Showtime
Srugim, TV Dramedy, Amazon Prime
False Flag, Adventure, Hulu 
Hashoter Hatov  - "The Good Cop", TV Comedy, Netflix
Mossad 101, Action Drama, Netflix
The Operative, Mystery/Spy Thriller, Amazon Prime, Vidu, YouTube, Google Play
The Spider in the Web, Mystery/Spy Thriller, Amazon Prime, Vidu, YouTube, Google Play
The Angel, Docudrama/Thriller, Netflix
Red Sea Diving Resort, Drama, Netflix
Maktub, Action-Comedy, Netflix
The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch, Dramedy, Netflix
The Cakemaker, Drama, Netflix
Sand Storm “Sufat Hol”, Drama,  Netflix
Ask Dr. Ruth, Documentary, Hulu
The Devil Next Door, Documentary / Crime, TV Mini Series, Netflix
Inside the Mossad, Documentary, TV Mini Series, Netflix
Shadow of Truth, Documentary, Netflix
Foxtrot, Drama, Hulu
Dancing in Jaffa, Documentary / Drama / Family, Hulu
The Oslo Diaries, Documentay, HBO Series, Netflix

Virtual Tours

Click here for the top 10 museums you can explore virtually right now. 

Can't visit Israel? Come on a virtual tour here instead.

Israel Museum in Jersualem

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Center for Jewish History

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Virtually Tour Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
This Nashville landmark is remaining closed through April, but they are open for virtual tours. According to a recent press release, “From our curatorial team to our education staff and even our president and CEO, we will share tips on keeping your children engaged, little-known facts about The Hermitage and even Andrew Jackson himself, as well as insights on why our team members choose to work at the home of the 7th president.”

Jewish Museum of Florida
Tamim Exhibit
Master Craftsman
JMOF-FIU is offering weekly curator led Virtual Tours of Judith Leiber: Master Craftsman and Zachary Balber: Tamim The 30 minute tour is led by our curator and takes visitors through the two current exhibitions..It's just like being there in person! http://jmof.fiu.edu/calendar/

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Online Games (Bridge, Mah Jongg, Solitaire)

Play Mahj online! 

Click here to play. 

Play Bridge Online!

Click here to play.

Online Solitaire. 

Click here to play. 

Jewish Book Council

We know that this is a crazy time for all of us! JBC is working on finding different ways of connecting with the literary audiences around North America. Check out our rolling list of digital literary resources and live book events for the community, which can be found here.

Click here for reading lists from the Jewish Book Council

Recommended Reading

From stunning works of history to grill-ready cookbooks, here’s what Dad really wants for Father’s Day this year. (Seriously, he has enough ties.)

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis.

A Novel of Pearl Harbor: To Wake the Giant by Jeff Shaara
Jeff Shaara “elevates history from mere rote fact to explosive and engaging drama.” (Book reporter, on The Smoke at Dawn)
The New York Times bestselling master of military historical fiction tells the story of Pearl Harbor as only he can in the first novel of a gripping new series set in World War II’s Pacific theater.

Spearhead by Adam Makos
From the author of the international bestseller A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner’s journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel—and forge an enduring bond with his enemy.

Devolution by Max Brooks
The #1 bestselling author of World War Z returns with a horror tale that blurs the lines between human and beast, and asks, What are we capable of when we’re cut off from society?

Fearless by Eric Blehm
Go deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.

Beastie Boys Book
A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.

The Franklin Barbecue Collection

Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet

The Hope of Glory by Jon Meacham
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham explores the seven last sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels, combining rich historical and theological insights to reflect on the true heart of the Christian story.

The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
A memoir of leadership and success: The executive chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the year, shares the ideas and values he embraced during his fifteen years as CEO while reinventing one of the world’s most beloved companies and inspiring the people who bring the magic to life.

From vivid historical works to heartwarming fiction, these books make thoughtful gifts for Mom or for you (treat yourself!). For an extra special touch, why not read them together?

The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.

The Wedding Dress by Danielle Steel
In Danielle Steel’s epic new novel, the lives of four generations of women in one family span fortune and loss, motherhood, tragedy and victories.
From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the ’60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle
“Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)
In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis. On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium.

Dear Girls by Ali Wong
Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.

Mood Boosting Books: From witty rom-coms to charcuterie as self-care, these feel-good books are sure to boost your mood.

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today
A heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game. In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn’t correct them.

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
From the author of Surprise Me comes an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything. Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will?

Wild and Crazy Guys by Nick De Semlyen
The behind-the-scenes story of the iconic funnymen who ruled ’80s Hollywood—Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Eddie Murphy—and the beloved films that made them stars, including Animal House, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters. Wild and Crazy Guys opens in 1978 with Chevy Chase and Bill Murray taking bad-tempered swings at each other backstage at Saturday Night Live, and closes twenty-one years later with the two doing a skit in the same venue, poking fun at each other, their illustrious careers, triumphs, and prat falls.

Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
A seaside town helps one young woman reclaim the light after darkness in an uplifting novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager.

Last Couple Standing by Matthew Norman
A couple determined not to end up like their divorced friends try a radical experiment—and get in way over their heads—in this hilarious, heartfelt novel from the author of We’re All Damaged. The Core Four have been friends since college: four men, four women, four couples. They got married around the same time, had kids around the same time, and now, fifteen years later, they’ve started getting divorced around the same time, too. With three of the Core Four unions crumbling to dust around them, Jessica and Mitch Butler take a long, hard look at their own marriage. Can it be saved?

Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer
One life-changing summer on Nantucket brings about exhilarating revelations for a single mother and her two grown children in this sensational novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer.

Watched That? Read This!

For fans of Never Have I Ever, read Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
From the author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and creator of The Mindy Project and Never Have I Ever comes a hilarious collection of essays about her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life.

For fans of The Last Dance, read Playing for Keeps by David Halberstam
From a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist comes “the best Jordan book so far” (The Washington Post), the story of Michael Jordan’s legendary years with the Chicago Bulls, capped by the 1998 NBA Finals and the team’s second three-peat.

For fans of Devs, read New Waves by Kevin Nguyen
A wry and edgy debut novel about race and startup culture, secrecy and surveillance, social media and friendship
“A knowing, witty, and thought-provoking exploration of love, modern isolation, and what it means to exist—especially as a person of color—in our increasingly digital age.”—Celeste Ng, bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere

For fans of Beastie Boys Story, read Beastie Boys Book
A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.

Check out some of the authors that we have had the pleasure of having at or learned about at our J!

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine - Gail Honeyman
The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See
A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines
The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
Is There Still Sex in the City? - Candace Bushnell
A Field Guide to the Jewish People - Dave Barry, Adam Mansbach & Alan Zweibel
Bad with Money - Gaby Dunn
Savage News - Jessica Yellin
You've Been Volunteered - Laurie Gelman
The House of Secrets - Brad Meltzer
An Unorthodox Match - Naomi Ragen
Your Body in Balance - Dr. Neal Barnard
Learning from the Germans - Susan Neiman
The Guest Book - Sarah Blake
The World That We Knew - Alice Hoffman

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DPJCC Parkinson's Classes at Home

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Tai Chi

From James: The classes are all fine, but the even number classes (2,4, etc) are slightly more applicable to the class I teach at the JCC.

Class 1 - Video

Class 2 - Video

Class 3 - Video

Class 4 - Video

Class 5 - Video

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From James: if you find something hard, try it in a chair.

Warmup from Master Tao (11 minutes): Video

Alignment (1 minute, 30 seconds): Video

Shifting (2 minutes, 35 seconds): Video

Stepping (1 minute, 45 seconds): Video

Wuji (6 minutes): Video

Silk Reeling Basics (23 minutes): Video

Baby Silk Reeling (2 minutes, for a smile!): Video

Zoom Tips & Tricks

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