J Weekly January 10-16

This weekend marks the 10th year since the death of Debbie Friedman. The year before she passed, Debbie led 840 women in the Mandell JCC’s unforgettable Women’s Seder – “The Journey Continues.”
During her 40-year career as a singer-songwriter, Debbie impacted Jewish music in unparalleled ways. Following the events of the last week, we all could use some of the love and joy Debbie shared with us.
We hope you enjoy this special link to 10 of her most iconic songs, provided by Kveller.
Thanks to so many of you, the JCC will continue to thrive as a place to learn, play, grow up, grow old and a place for you to call your own.
Because of the generous support of our donors, we will continue to build a warm and welcoming community where everyone belongs.
You have made a meaningful difference in the lives of these members and our entire JCC community, and we hope you'll watch just how much your donations truly mean to us.
We're proud to support our community partner, Trinity Health of New England & Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in its efforts to provide our community with "What You Need to Know" about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Join them Mondays, January 11 - February 15 for FREE webinars about the vaccine, followed by a Q&A session.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Imagine how great the world would be if every family did something small for others to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
It would be amazing! There are dozens of ways to show our children how to keep Dr. King’s Dream of social justice, respect and kindness alive.
The highly acclaimed concert, Soul to Soul” is a beautiful a celebration of the shared journey, common struggles and glorious cultural/musical legacy of African Americans and American Jews.
It is performed by Broadway veterans and outstanding concert artists Elmore James, Tony Perry, Lisa Fishman, Cantor Magda Fishman and special guest Tatiana Wechsler. They are accompanied by a musical ensemble led by the theater's artistic director Zalmen Mlotek (who initiated the recent run of Fiddler On the Roof in Yiddish, directed by Joel Grey).
“...even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous 1963 speech still resonates today. To celebrate this visionary leader, join James Sokol to journey through an array of music – Broadway, pop, opera & more! – exploring the theme of “dreams.”
Join us for this four-part series and experience specific holistic techniques to guide you to calmer, more focused days.
Stress management topics include:
  • Whole Body Wellness
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Hypnosis
  • Acupressure Points
  • Self-Massage
Individual Sessions: $10/member or $15/non-members
Series: $40/session members, $50/session non-member
To Register:
Mandell JCC Members visit www.mandelljcc.org/registration
Non Mandell JCC Members please contact Jessica Farrell, jfarrell@mandelljcc.org, 860.231.6329
We hope you will share how much you love the JCC in Hulafrog's Annual
If you missed our 'Year in Review' letter, we invite you to take a look at some of the JCC's shining moments during the extraordinary challenges of 2020.
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the JCC every time you shop, at no cost to you.
AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.
AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the JCC every time you shop Amazon!
Our friends at JCC Chicago are excited to introduce a new 4-part series: History of Hollywood and the Golden Age of Television.
Join Fordham University Professor Emeritus, Brian Rose, for a 4-part series that will take an in-depth look at The History of the Movie Musical, The Golden Age of Hollywood, The Golden Age of Television and The Grandmasters of Comedy.
The JCC's commitment that no one should be denied a JCC experience due to inability to pay the full price could be more important than it is today. Financial aid, based on need, is available for summer camps, sports jams, preschool, and membership. Asking for help can be difficult and uncomfortable -- and for many, this may be the first time such a request is being made. Everything is kept confidential.
For questions about financial support, please contact Jessica Farrell | 860.688.2267
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