Engaging, enriching virtual programs offered for older adults

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Posted 4/12/21

The Center for Senior Enrichment (CSE), under the auspices of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, provides week-day free ZOOM programming for all older adults throughout the Valley, …

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Engaging, enriching virtual programs offered for older adults

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The Center for Senior Enrichment (CSE), under the auspices of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, provides week-day free ZOOM programming for all older adults throughout the Valley, exploring music, movement, history, art and more during the month of May.

For Mother’s Day, T.A. Burrows will present a Mother’s Day concert, “Sing Street Café,” 1 p.m. Friday, May 7. Mr. Burrows will include jazz standards and timeless works penned by legendary composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and others.

Karen Rudel returns for another virtual experience of Paris 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6—this time presenting “Secrets of the Night.” Secret legends and spooky myths lurk in the Latin Quarter. Discover the tiny winding streets of Paris under star-lit skies as Karen unveils the hidden side of the romantic city.

Charlotte Adelman shares her experiences surviving the Holocaust 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18. Ms. Adelman was born in Paris in 1932. When she was only 8 years old, the Nazis invaded Europe. During the next four years, she was constantly in danger and on the run. After sharing her fascinating story of survival, she will answer questions about her story, along with her past and present life today.

Rabbi Laibel Bloter will return for a new series called “Jewish Life and Tradition.” The first class is 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 and will continue on each fourth Tuesday of the month.

Movement and dance classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, including everything from chair yoga and ballet to Latin Fusion dances.

Fridays include a Welcome Shabbat program at 11 a.m., with Rabbi Nitzan Stein Kokin of Congregation Beth El on May 7, and other special guests the following Fridays.

The Center for Senior Enrichment offers additional programs in the worlds of art, history, theater and creative writing.

“Our attendance has increased each week since we began in November,” states Jennifer Brauner, CSE director. “Through our virtual presentations, we have eliminated the transportation issue many older adults face, enabling us to reach out throughout the Valley to provide meaningful, engaging programs to older adults in the comfort and safety of their own homes.”

Classes and programs are open to all older adults in the greater Phoenix area. New offerings are added each month. All are free and available on Zoom.

For a complete list of classes, visit jfcsaz.org/cse. For questions, contact seniorcenter@jfcsaz.org or call Jennifer Brauner at 602-343-0192.

The JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment is partially funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, the Area Agency on Aging and individual donors. Jewish Family & Children's Service strengthens the community by providing behavioral health, health care and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds.

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