The Stamford JCC Board of Directors hosted its first virtual Annual Meeting last night! Congratulations to Risa Raich, the 2020 Hyacinthe & Harold Hoffman Humanitarian Award winner, and Michael Gold, the new President of the JCC Board of Directors. Meeting highlights also included an inspiring message from our outgoing President Joy Katz, the installation of the 2020/2021 Board of Directors and the presentation of JCC Volunteer of the Year awards. Thank you for making The JCC a true community effort!

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Our Community CAN Make a Difference!
Stamford JCC Food Drive
Thursday, May 21 • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Contactless Drop-Off at the Stamford JCC

Click HERE for more information and full list of items to donation.
In partnership with JCares and the Freedberg Family Kosher Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County. Sponsored by the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

JCares is teaming up with the City of Stamford's Stamford Together initiative to help recruit volunteers for the Senior Outreach Program. Volunteers are asked to help sew cloth masks which will be distributed to residents of Stamford. Click HERE to sign up to volunteer.

Stay in touch with your Stamford JCC Fitness Community!

Live-Stream Group Exercise Classes
Join our instructors for some of your favorite Stamford JCC Group Exercise Classes from your home! Click on the links below or download the Zoom app on your phone and start sweating today!

Group Exercise Live-Stream Classes

Click on the class you'd like to join and start sweating today!
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Mondays, 7 - 7:45 a.m. Sculpt with Dina
Mondays, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Barre with Lori
Mondays, 6 - 6:45 p.m. Pilates with Karen
Tuesdays, 7 - 7:45 a.m. Cardio Core with Dina
Tuesdays, 8:15 – 9 a.m. VIVE with Diana
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Cardio & Sculpt with Lauren
Tuesdays, 11 – 11:45 a.m. Senior Exercise with Joan
Tuesdays, 3:50 – 4:30 p.m. Pilates with Fran
Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m. BODYPUMP with Ania
Wednesdays, 7 - 7:45 a.m. Yoga with Leann
Wednesdays, 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Strength & Stretch with Mary
Wednesdays, 12 – 1 p.m. Pilates with Fran
Wednesdays, 6 – 6:45 p.m. Cardio Boxing with Jasmine
Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8 p.m. Dance Cardio with Tatiana
Thursdays, 7 - 7:45 a.m. CXWorx & Stretch with Lori
Thursdays, 9 – 10 a.m. Dance to the Core with Jessica
Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Total Body with Shari
Thursdays, 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Shred and Lean with Mary
Fridays, 7 - 7:45 a.m. Cardio Sculpt with Lauren
Fridays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. BODYPUMP with Lori
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Mixed Levels Yoga with Ann
Fridays, 12 – 1 p.m. Yoga and Meditation with Raema
Saturdays, 8:15 – 9 a.m. HIIT Bootcamp with Luis
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Pilates with Karen
Sundays: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. HIIT Cardio with Lauren
Sundays, 11 – 11:45 a.m. Tai Chi with Joseph

For classes, please have available: hand weights or two cans (same size and weight); towel; exercise tube or thera band; chair for balance; broom stick, walking stick or any sturdy pole that can be used for balance when standing, and performing movement; and exercise mat.
Archived Virtual Group Exercise Classes
LES MILLS Group Exercise on Demand

Virtual Neshama Yoga
Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality. No prior experience needed. Suitable for all fitness levels. Led by Jackie Tepper.
Fridays, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Runs through May 29

Member $133 / Community $147 (7 sessions)
Click HERE to register for the series

Drop-In fee $25 per session
Click HERE to register for a single session

8-Week Nutrition Challenge
During this challenging time, what we fuel our bodies with is so important. Follow our 8-week nutrition challenge to ensure that your family is getting a healthy diet.
WEEK 5: Stay Hydrated! Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. We've talked about how important it is to stay hydrated and after a good night's sleep and a fast your body needs to start to re-hydrate. So before the first sip of tea, before the first cup of coffee, treat your body to a tall glass of water. This is a good habit to establish and it is a very kind and gentle way to start the day for your body.

Click HERE for the full list of virtual offerings and for more information on the below programs and educational and wellness content. Check the page frequently as we will be adding new content every day!


Taste of Torah with Jonathan Fass
Fridays, 12 p.m.

JCC Book Club
Love to read? Enjoy meaningful discussions? Interested in getting to know people in a different way?
Sunday, Jun. 7 • 11:30 a.m. • The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
Dial-in number is 319-527-2814
Conference Code: 936258#

All are welcome. There is no charge.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact


NEW! Guitar Concerts
Come listen to a live guitar concert every week by David Citrin. David loves to play classical and flamenco guitar. He is heavily influenced by his teacher, Emilio Ibrahim, with whom David studied in Granada, Spain. David also loves to play the blues and rock and roll!
Mondays, 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Click HERE to attend. (Password: 3MFanr)

NEW! Israeli Poetry
Israeli poetry is a unique vehicle to learn about Israel and Israelis. This 6-session course will explore weekly themes with select poems. If you love poetry, and want to encounter Israel, this is the course for you! Facilitated by David Citrin.
Wednesdays, 5 - 5:45 p.m.
Click HERE to attend. (Password: 9nafk9)

NEW! Fauda Discussion Group
What do we love more than Fauda? Talking about Fauda together! Join in for a weekly Fauda discussion group moderated by David Citrin. Follow us, episode by episode, starting with the new season three!
Thursdays, 5 - 5:45 p.m.
Click HERE to attend. (Password: 8z0zRx)

JCC Sara Walker Nursery School and KinderPlace Families: Remember to check Remini/Tadpoles for program-specific content.

Virtual Bim Bom
Birth – 2 years
Come welcome Shabbat with a spirited celebration filled with singing, dancing, and lots of fun!
Fridays, 10:45 a.m.
(Meeting ID: 893 5337 4843 Password: 5MZqyw)

Virtual Blooming Babies
Birth – 2 years
Virtual playgroup including circle time, music and movement. All are welcome!
Mondays, 10 a.m. Click HERE to attend (Meeting ID: 821 6354 8921 Password: 2V0Mh4)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Click HERE to attend (Meeting ID: 826 1578 8722 Password: 3mZCj9)
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Click HERE to attend (Meeting ID: 816 5309 2764 Password: 2NtP2W)
Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. (No class May 21) Click HERE to attend (Meeting ID: 843 2720 7911 Password: 5ujur1)

JCC Sara Walker Nursery School
Click HERE for the recipes from Recipe for a Virtual Mother's Day Cooking Demonstration

The JCC Preschool at Greenwich Reform Synagogue
Click HERE for a bedtime story, Are you a Horse?, with Sarah

KidsPlace Families: Remember to check Tadpoles for program-specific content.

Day Camps@The J
Click HERE to play Color War @ Home!
Click HERE to make Play-Doh with Roxanne 

Empowering Parents During the Challenging Time of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Navigating the Road Ahead Series
Tuesday, May 19 • 7 p.m.

Topic: Transitioning from High School to College
Click HERE for more information and to register.

Click HERE to join the JumpStars Facebook Group, providing resources for parents and siblings of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Click HERE for a Jazz Pirouette tutorial with Ms. Maria

May is National Water Safety Month! Check our social media accounts for water safety information throughout the month.
Water Safety Tip #1: Make sure there is constant adult supervision and children are within arm’s reach at all times, even if children wear a life jacket or other
flotation device. 
Water Safety Tip #2: Home pools are the most commons sites for drowning among young children. Install a minimum of a 4-foot barrier around all water sources, including pool, spa and hot tubs.
Water Safety Tip #3: Young children or inexperienced swimmers should wear a coast guard approved life jacket. Please note: flotation devices are not the substitute for a properly-fitted life jacket.

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A Special Thank You to Our Heroes!
We would like to thank all of the brave medical professionals and first responders in our community. Please send photos of these heroes at work, along with their name and profession, to

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Support The J by choosing the Jewish Community Center of Stamford as your charity of choice when purchasing through Amazon Smile.
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Arts & culture offerings: 92nd Street Y at Home
Teen offerings: BBYO On Demand
CAS offerings: Congregation Agudath Sholom
Social service resources: Jewish Family Service
Children's music offerings: PJ Library Artist Music Videos

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