Mah Jong | Friedman JCC

Mah Jong

Similar to the Western card game rummy, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, although some regional variations may omit some tiles or add unique ones. Learn to play this tile game from China with your friends at the JCC.  Upcoming dates will be added to our Calendar once we reopen!

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Men's Club | Friedman JCC

Men's Club

The JCC Men’s Club provides an organization that offers a chance to socialize, meet new friends, and take part in discussion groups.

Check back soon for announcements about our next virtual Men’s Club to be held via tele-conference.

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LiveStrong | Friedman JCC

LiveStrong

Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected.

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Upcoming dates will be added to our Calendar once we reopen!

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Institute of Learning | Friedman JCC

JCC Institute of Learning

Meets 10 consecutive weeks, Jan to April on various topics from religion, current events, top speakers from the Wilkes-Barre area, artists, and more.

Upcoming dates will be added to our Calendar once we reopen!

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Learn Yiddish

Literally speaking, Yiddish means “Jewish.” Linguistically, it refers to the language spoken by Ashkenazi Jews — Jews from Central and Eastern Europe, and their descendants. Though its basic vocabulary and grammar are derived from medieval West German, Yiddish integrates many languages including German, Hebrew, Aramaic and various Slavic and Romance languages.

Upcoming dates will be added to our Calendar once we reopen!  In the meantime, learn about the history of Yiddish HERE.

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Rummique | Friedman JCC

Rummique

Come and join us for a game. New players are always welcome!.

Rummique is a tile-based game for 2 to 4 players, combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong. There are 104 number tiles in the game and two jokers. Players have 14 or 16 tiles initially and take turns putting down tiles from their racks into sets of at least three, drawing a tile if they cannot play.

In the Sabra version, the first player to use all their tiles scores a positive score based on the total of the other players’ hands, while the losers get negative scores. An important feature of the game is that players can work with the tiles that have already been played.

Upcoming dates will be added to our Calendar once we reopen!

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Seniors Wellness Intervention | Friedman JCC

For Seniors

Throughout  the year the Friedman JCC hosts a variety of wellness workshops and learning series out of our commitment to educate, support and empower our members.

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Book Club

Through both fiction and non-fiction, you’ll explore some of today’s best new books and meet other book lovers at the JCC. Here’s what we’re reading now:

Current Book:  “The Secrets Between Us” by Thrity Umrigar
Thrity Umrigar takes you back to India where the first book, The Spaces Between Us, left off. The Secrets Between Us allows you to peek into daily Indian life and culture through the eyes of two poor elderly females Bhima and Parvati. Bhima is raising her granddaughter, Maya, after losing her own daughter to AIDS.
Book club members: please email a list of book club suggestions to Barbara.

Meeting Date: TBD
Book club members: please email a list of book club suggestions to Barbara.

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Davidowitz Weaving Room

Are you interested in weaving at the JCC? Want a tallis? How about a new tallis bag? How about weaving matzah and afikomen bags for Passover?

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Bridge | Friedman JCC

Bridge at the JCC

The Wyoming Valley Bridge Club is owned and operated by our JCC. This Club is American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) accredited with sanctioned master points.

Upcoming dates will be added to our Calendar once we reopen!

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Congregate Meals Program | Friedman JCC

Congregate Meals Program

Serving 60 years of age and older, this program is funded by the Area Office On Aging. Kosher, balanced meals are served five times a week at the Center. Meals are prepared by Kingston Kosher, necessitating reservations being made several days in advance. There is no charge; however, donations of $2.00 per meal are accepted. Participants are encouraged to stay for cards or board games following the meal. Once we reopen call the front desk at 570-824-4646 for reservations.

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Kosher Meal Delivery

Deliveries are made once per week on Mondays at 9:30 am. All meals are Kosher and cooked at the Jewish Home. Private pay is available.
Volunteers  are needed to make deliveries!  For more information please call Barbara Sugarman 570-824-4646.

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