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Senior Program

Seniors' lives have changed considerably. We live longer, experience empty nests, living alone, changes in our lifestyle, having to make new friends, participate in different activities, coping with limitations, learning to live with all the above and more. To add some spice to this hodgepodge dish of changes to our lives, the Jewish Community Center's South Senior Programs and kosher lunches offer a lively spark of entertainment, friendship, and activity. 

The JCC's South Senior Programs and kosher lunches are open to all seniors. It offers a social connection and interaction to all seniors with programs of fantastic speakers, dynamic entertainers, and creative original programming. Come and join a great group of seniors that are welcoming to all, enjoy each other’s company, and like to have fun. 

They sponsor a great kosher lunch program supported by Old Colony Elder Services and catered by A Perfect Taste Catering of Stoughton.

ATC hosts this program on most Tuesdays and one Thursday a month. Many programs are free of charge, but some carry a small fee, and all require reservations to attend.

October 2020 (Virtual) Schedule of Programs

All our programs are on Zoom and are open for all to enjoy, be entertained, and be informed. A Zoom link to login to our programs on Tuesday mornings will be sent to all those registered. If you wish to join our registered group of Zoomers please send your full name and email address to hlevensohn@jccgb.org. Some programs have attendance limitations and preference will be given to seniors who are regular attendees of our programs.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

“The Hero of Dear Old Halifax: The Massachusetts Relief Effort Following the Halifax Explosion of 1917” 

On Dec. 6, 1917, a collision in Halifax Harbor caused the largest man-made explosion to date. Nearly 2,000 people were killed and 9,000 injured. Over a century later, many Bostonians are aware of the city’s role in the relief efforts following the blast—the reason why Nova Scotia gifts Boston with its official Christmas tree each year. Yet very few know about the Massachusetts men and women who were instrumental to those endeavors. One of those individuals was Abraham C. Ratshesky, the son of Jewish immigrants and commissioner-in-charge of the Halifax Relief Expedition, who, within two weeks, became a hero to the citizens of Halifax and Boston. Learn about Ratshesky’s leadership in the relief efforts and his philanthropic legacy that continues to this day.  

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Vote HERE, a film for the people by the people. African American and Women’s Suffrage. This is an amazing and fascinating series of short videos, generously produced and given to us by Sula Miller, author of “Welcome to the Widows Club”.  As the November 3 election draws near, and last month was the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th amendment, we celebrate this most important responsibility in our democracy, the right to VOTE!  Be sure to vote, America is counting on you.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.  

“You’re Invited to Mrs. Jack’s, Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, on January 1, 1903, Ten in the Evening” with your tour guide, Bernard Berenson 

Reservations are required, and you will be rubbing elbows (socially distant) with the Brahmins of Boston society. 

"Years ago, I decided that the greatest need in our Country was Art… We were a very young country and had very few opportunities of seeing beautiful things, works of art… So, I determined to make it my life's work if I could." - Isabella Stewart Gardner, on the creation of her Museum, 1917

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

A Jewish Halloween, Ghosts, Goblins, Golems, and Dybbuks, a multi-media program with Harvey S. Levensohn.  Join us for lots of scary fun.  

These are no “bobbe-mysehs”, you will be surprised at where the scariest stories and images originated.  

More information on the JCC South Senior Programs and lunches can be obtained by calling 339-364-1488 or emailing hlevensohn@jccgb.org.

Tue, October 20 2020 2 Cheshvan 5781