Welcome to the Y at Home!

The Y is much more than a building. It's a place to learn, grow, stay healthy, enjoy each other's company, and have a good time. We're a community and a family. 

We're thrilled to continue The Y @ Home to provide you fun and meaningful online programs. The Y @ Home includes some great free programs for all ages and populations open to the wider community, such as live cooking, programs for children, Jewish learning, resources for what to do at home, and even some interactive arts activities.

At The Y @ Home, there is something for everyone! We invite you to stay connected with the Y and our community.

Join us from the comfort of your own home for the following online events. View our list of virtual events below, or click here for the Y's calendar

Events and Classes For the Public


We're here for you, and we're thrilled to be able to share some of the Y's best activities, events, and educational programs with you online as we face these uncertain times together. The following free events are open to all. Invite a friend to join you, too. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Special Events

For Teens and Adults

Teens Care: A Social Justice Film Series
Manhigut Institute Film Festival

Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 PM 
Global Warming
Film: Before the Flood
Speakers: Jewish Youth Climate Movement Board Members

Click here to register with Zoom

For Kids and Families

Ukulele Shabbat's 5th Birthday
Sunday, November 1, 10:00 AM

Happy 5th Birthday to Ukulele Shabbat! Celebrate with us! Sing favorite tunes with Reb Ezra on ukulele, say hello to our friend Todah the Sloth, and light birthday candles on this Sunday morning, instead of our usual Shabbat candles. All are welcome, whether you joined us back in 2015, over the years as we outgrew rooms at the Y, or now on Zoom. All friends and family, including grandparents and more, are warmly welcomed to join. Can't wait to see you! 
Click here to register on Zoom.
NOTE: Sunday, November 1 is Daylight Savings Time, and we move the clock back one hour on this day.
Contact Mara Bragg, Y Beginnings Parenting Center Coordinator, 
mbragg@ywashhts.org 

For Seniors

Medicare Open Enrollment

Monday, November 2, 2:00 PM
Join us for this informative presentation on how to choose or change your Medicare plan, Medicare Advantage plans, newly added benefits, Medigap, and how you can get help to pay for Medicare premiums.
Click here to register with Zoom.
Contact: Mira Myteberi, NORC Program Coordinator, mmyteberi@ywashhts.org

For Families

PJ Library at the Y 2020 - 2021: Sharing Our Stories
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Monday, January 18, 2021
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Learn More and Register

For All

Shamayim Challenge

Tuesday, November 24, 7:00 PM (Next Session)
As we celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions throughout the year, we will explore vegan — plant-based — cooking with delicious recipes and discuss compassion for animals from a Jewish perspective, as well as plant-based alternatives to avoid food allergies. Each session will introduce a theme with a new dish. Recipes will be shared in advance. This program is generously sponsored by Shamayim Jewish Animal Advocacy and VegFund.
Click here to learn more

Ongoing Events

For Kids

Bubbie's Kitchen: Challah Bake
Thursday, November 12, 7:00 PM

Click here to register with Zoom
Each session will have its own Zoom registration link.
Click here for recipes and additional dates.
Contact: Cyndi Rand, Jewish Educator and Creator of Bubbie's Kitchen, crand@ywashhts.org

Ukulele Shabbat (for kids ages 0 - 5 and their families)
​Fridays, 9:30 - 10:15 AM 
Click here to register with Zoom.
Contact: Mara Bragg, Y Beginnings Parenting Center Coordinator, mbragg@ywashhts.org 

For Parents
 
Y Beginnings and Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life Parenting Workshop Series
 
Book Talk: Becoming a Soulful Parent
Wednesday, October 28, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Meet the author! Dasee Berkowitz of Ayeka shares from her new book Becoming a Soulful Parent, a guide for families along a "path to the wisdom within," strengthening "muscles" like love, listening, empathy and curiosity, while drawing insights from traditional Jewish wisdom and contemporary spirituality.  
 
Self-Care Retreat for Parents
Tuesday, November 17, 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Parents are invited to treat themselves to an hour "off duty" — precious time for self-care via guided imagery, sharing, brief meditation, and the creation of a tangible reminder of their power and resilience as parents, facilitated by Mara Bragg, Y Beginnings Parenting Center Manager.
 
Click here to register with Zoom
 
New Moms Support Group, Including Two Weeks of the Breastfeeding Cafe
Fridays, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
October 2 to November 20
October 16 and November 6 presented as Breastfeeding Cafe
Series participation encouraged, and drop-ins welcome. For moms with newborns through six months. Guided by weekly topics, new moms are invited to share from their experience, ask questions, or just listen, as we learn from each other in a welcoming and inclusive environment that honors the unique path of each family, facilitated by Mara Bragg, CLC, Y Beginnings Parenting Center Manager.
 
For Adults
 
Coffee Chat
Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:15 AM 
Grab a cup of Joe and meet members of our community who specialize in a wide-range of areas, including health and wellness, arts and culture, neighborhood happenings, and foreign languages.
Click here to register with Zoom
October 22, Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Aileen Fitzpatrick, DNP, FNP-BC, nurse practitioner, Visiting Nurse Service of New York and Safe-at-Home, and adjunct clinical faculty, Pace University.
October 29, Jim Nedelka’s Creative Keystrokes help you “tighten the writin’” of any piece of writing or story you would like to show to others.
November 5, Medicinal Herbs from the Colonial Garden with Dyckman Farmhouse.
November 12, How to Enjoy Holidays Safely During the Pandemic with Joan Altman of the Hospital for Special Surgery. We will discuss combating isolation, how to safely spend time with family members, and how to care for ourselves while eating healthy. 
Contact: Ann Votaw, CALW Health and Wellness Director, avotaw@ywashhts.org 
 
Awakening Wisdom Experience with Tashi Chodron
Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 
Click here to register with Zoom.
This class has been made possible through a generous discretionary arts grant provided by New York City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriquez.
Contact: Ann Votaw, CALW Health and Wellness Director, avotaw@ywashhts.org 

Chair Yoga*
Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 AM 
Click here to register with Zoom
Contact: Ann Votaw, CALW Health and Wellness Director, avotaw@ywashhts.org 

Almuerzo y Platica General en español con Altagracia Corniel
Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Únase a nosotros durante la hora del almuerzo para comer y hablar sobre cualquier cosa y todo lo que tengamos en mente.
Click here to register with Zoom.
Contact: Ann Votaw, CALW Health and Wellness Director, avotaw@ywashhts.org 
 
Inspired Movement*
Mondays through Fridays, 3:00 - 3:30 PM 
On Wednesdays, we welcome a very special guest -- Ruth Cunningham, a classically trained musician, sound healing practitioner, and founding member Anonymous 4. The music for Wednesday's class has been made possible through a generous discretionary arts grant provided by New York City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriquez.
Click here to register with Zoom.
Contact: Ann Votaw, CALW Health and Wellness Director, avotaw@ywashhts.org

Wonderful Wednesdays with Maria and Mehavi
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 2:50 PM (starts 10/14)
Each week, Maria and Mehavi, occupational therapy students from Columbia University, will have a special theme, like Cultural Jeopardy with movie and sound clips. Participants are encouraged to share memories. 
Click here to register with Zoom.
Contact: Ann Votaw, CALW Health and Wellness Director, avotaw@ywashhts.org 
 
For Everyone

Magic with Gary Dreifus of Magic at Coney
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:15 AM 
Click here to register with Zoom.
This class has been made possible through a generous discretionary arts grant provided by New York City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriquez.
Contact: Ann Votaw, CALW Health and Wellness Director, avotaw@ywashhts.org

Please check back for online programs that are available to all members of the community, as we will be updating this section soon.

 

For Members

We will continue to update this schedule with additional programs. If you have not already received online log-in credentials, please contact your program’s director. 

Y Beginnings (Mara Bragg: mbragg@ywashhts.org)
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:15 AM Ukulele Shabbat
Contact: Mara Bragg, Y Beginnings Parenting Center Coordinator, mbragg@ywashhts.org

Nursery School (Susan Herman: sherman@ywashhts.org)
No online activites at this time.
Contact: Susan Herman, Director of Early Childhood Services, sherman@ywashhts.org

Be Me (Katherine Higuera-McCoykhiguera@ywashhts.org)
No online activites at this time.
Contact: Katherine Higuera-McCoy, Director of Elementary Programs, khiguera@ywashhts.org

Sunday Funday (Lauren Summerhill, Inclusion Coordinator, lsummerhill@ywashhts.org) 
Learn More
Contact: Lauren Summerhill, Inclusion Coordinator, lsummerhill@ywashhts.org

Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life (Rabbi Ari Perten: aperten@ywashhts.org)
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:15 AM Ukulele Shabbat
Monthly, Bubbie's Kitchen: Challah Bake
Monthly, Shamayim Challenge
PJ Library
Contact: Rabbi Ari Perten, Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life Director, aperten@ywashhts.org

Center for Adults Living Well (Ann Votaw: avotaw@ywashhts.org)
Mondays through Fridays, 3:00 - 3:30 PM Inspired Movement* 
Mondays, 10:00 AM Short Story Corner with the New York Public Library/Inwood Library
Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 AM Chair Yoga* 
Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Awakening Wisdom Experience with Tashi Chodron
Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM Almuerzo y Platica General en español con Altagracia Corniel 
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:15 AM Magic with Gary Dreifus of Magic at Coney
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 2:50 PM Wonderful Wednesdays with Maria and Mehavi 
Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:15 AM Coffee Chat
Contact: Ann Votaw, CALW Health and Wellness Director, avotaw@ywashhts.org

Camp Twelve Trails (Adam Benmoise, adam.benmoise@camptwelvetrails.org)
Contact: Adam Benmoise, Camp Director, adam.benmoise@camptwelvetrails.org 

Solnechniy Krug @ the Y (Zhenya Lopatnyk, ylopatnyk@ywashhts.org)
No online activites at this time.
Solnechniy Krug @ the Y is supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group and The Jewish Education Project! Best for children ages 3 - 10 and their parents.
Contact: Zhenya Lopatnyk, ylopatnyk@ywashhts.org 

 

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*The Y strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise. If you engage in this exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge the Y from any and all claims or causes of action.