ENGAGE  IN KNITTING 
 
KNITTERS FOR NEED
Monthly Meeting on MONDAY, DECEMBER 2nd
10:30 am
JCC of Mid Westchester
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale

SHUL STITCHERS @TEMPLE SHAARAY TEFILAH
Monthly Meeting on MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th
10:30 am
Temple Shaaray Tefila
89 Baldwin Road, Bedford Corners

SHUL STITCHERS IN THE NORTH
      Monthly Meeting on MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th
1:00 pm
Engage Mount Kisco
27 Radio Circle Drive, Mount Kisco
(corner Lexington Avenue, 1st Floor)

       RIVERTOWNS SHUL STITCHERS
Monthly Meeting on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th
1:00 pm
Greenburgh Hebrew Center
515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry

If you cannot attend a monthly knitting circle, then  KNIT AT HOME!

All knitters and crocheters welcome. Beginners too! If you want to participate or if you know of an organization in need of  blankets, hats or scarves, p lease contact K aren Newman at  knwm64@gmail.com 
VOLUNTEER FOR 
PROJECT HOPE CHANUKAH

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th
9:00 - 11:30 am
Co-Op City: 
789 Co-op City Blvd (Met Council Building), Bronx
AmPark: 
95 Gale Place (Community Room #9), Bronx

It only takes an hour and a half to deliver holiday food packages to lonely homebound Jewish elderly, and share some of the joy of the holiday.  You will be so glad you did!

Please RSVP to Debra Cerbini at  dcerbini@shamesjcc.org
ENGAGE GROUP SERVICE PROJECT

DECEMBER 10th is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts and holiday closures at Kids' Kloset.  Please be on the lookout for 2020 dates in our next Engage Community Service and Programs Bulletin.
ENGAGE GROUP SERVICE
AFYA FOUNDATION

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10th
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Shames JCC on the Hudson
(In the Youth Lounge)
371 South Broadway, Tarrytown

Did you know that every year American hospitals discard 7,000 tons of usable medical supplies? AFYA is a wonderful organization that recovers these surplus medical supplies and ships them to healthcare facilities in 56 countries.

We are excited to announce that we have scheduled Monthly Engage AFYA Sorts of critically-needed medical supplies at Shames JCC.  Thanks to Engage volunteer leaders Barbara Aronson, Irene Lustgarten and Lynn Millstein for making this possible.  Please join us!

SAVE THE DATES - ALL TUESDAYS FROM 1:30 - 3:30 pm AT SHAMES JCC
JANUARY 14th
FEBRUARY 11th
MARCH 31st
APRIL 28th
MAY 12th
JUNE 16th

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please email 
Barbara Aronson at  baronson46@gmail.com or call her at  914.318.7748
MID-WESTCHESTER WEDNESDAYS
ENGAGE MEET & GREET @ JCC of MID-WESTCHESTER

EASY TO LEARN ORIGAMI
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
JCC Mid-Westchester
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale

Origami is  the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.  The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques.

Join expert teacher Bernice Smith in a holiday origami workshop.  Learn simple folds like a peace dove, a git box and a dreidle.  Have fun and begin your holiday decorating at the same time!

Please RSVP to Maida Silver at  engage@jccmw.org
TARRYTOWN THURSDAYS
ENGAGE MEET & GREET @ SHAMES JCC

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th
10:30 - 11:30 am
Shames JCC on the Hudson
371 South Broadway, Tarrytown

In this season of giving thanks, come join other Engage volunteers and share what you are grateful for.  Gratitude covers so many things - share your thoughts and learn from others.  We will also share tips on learning to be grateful, and how it helps us put things in perspective.   Gratitude is contagious - spread the feeling!

Hope you can join us for this time of snacks, coffee, and gratitude.  

Please RSVP to  Laura Wexler at  lwexler@shamesjcc.org
ENGAGE IN SONG

REHEARSAL
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th
1:00 - 2:30 pm
JCC of Mid-Westchester
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale

CHANUKAH SING-ALONG
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th
11:45 am  ( warm-up rehearsal followed by Sing-Along)
JCC of Mid-Westchester
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale

All are welcome and no audition is necessary - just bring your love of singing!

Experience the joy of singing with  others.  Participate in Sing-Alongs
for  Westchester Social Service Agencies.  Join Engage In Song!! 

Please RSVP to Debra Cerbini at  dcerbini@shamesjcc.org
MOUNT KISCO MONDAYS
ENGAGE MEET & GREET @ ENGAGE MOUNT KISCO
CHANUKAH SHARING SHOW & TELL
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Engage Mount Kisco
27 Radio Circle Drive, Mount Kisco
(Corner Lexington Ave, 1st Floor)

YOU'RE INVITED TO ATTEND A SHARING SHOW-AND-TELL Chanukah Coffee Klatch!! Bring something you'd like to share with the group: 
  • A poem 
  • Your favorite App 
  • A yummy recipe 
  • A photo of your grandchild; of your pet 
  • A project 
  • A quote 
  • Your favorite bingeable show 
  • A book recommendation 
  • Something that makes you laugh 
  • Anything you enjoy, love or are proud of and would like to share with others
Bring your lunch -Beverages and dessert will be provided!

For printable flyer, please click here.

Please RSVP by Thursday, December 12th to Debra Cerbini
ENGAGE GROUP SERVICE PROJECT
CREATE A STORY-TELLING COLLAGE 
WITH DOROT SENIORS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18th
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Westchester Dorot
925 Westchester Ave, 2nd floor, White Plains

Join us for a program with DOROT seniors, ages 60+, to help them create a story-telling collage.  A skilled artist will guide us in the sharing of individual stories, using images and design from various sources. Everyone has a story to tell, and our collages will express our own personality and interests. Be a part of a caring group - use your creativity and meet someone new.  You can help a DOROT senior, or you can make your own in tandem with that senior.
 
Hope you can join us.  There is plenty of parking at the DOROT office. 

Please RSVP to Laura Wexler 
by Thursday, December 12th at  lwexler@shamesjcc.org 
ABBOTT HOUSE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17th
Between 1:00 and 3:00 pm
100 North Broadway, Irvington

A large donation of holiday gifts is being donated and volunteers are needed to sort and organize.
If you are available to volunteer, please RSVP to Debra Cerbini at
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NEIGHBOR'S LINK
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18th
2 hour shifts: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
27 Columbus Avenue, Mount Kisco

Volunteers needed to wrap donated gifts at their annual Mercado event.
If you are available to volunteer, please RSVP to Debra Cerbini at
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CHILDREN'S LITERACY OPPORTUNITIES 
WITH JCY-WCP 
JCY-WCP is currently recruiting mentors for their programs in White Plains, Yonkers and Mount Vernon. For just one hour each week, read with a student and provide him/her with the resources, motivation and opportunities to develop a lifelong love of reading! You can make a difference in the life of a child!  

Please  click here for JCY-WCP Volunteer Program descriptions.  If you are interested in playing a vital part in any of these programs, 
please email Maida Silver at  msilver@shamesjcc.org

We want to remind everyone about the importance of giving us your volunteer hours each month.  

We are so appreciative of the time that you spend volunteering! But the grant that Engage receives from UJA-Federation requires that we submit all the hours that our members volunteer.  
 
At the end of each month we send an email asking for the agencies where you volunteered and the number of hours you volunteered at each. Please, please, help us by responding to those emails. By recording your hours, we document the strength of this wonderful program. Thank you!

- Maida, Debra and Laura

Whether you are retired, an empty nester, or transitioning to a new stage of life, we invite age 50+ members of our community to join the Engage volunteer network. Our Engage professional team always looks forward to meeting prospective and active members to introduce you to exciting social action opportunities in Westchester, whether you are interested in an individual weekly volunteer opportunity or want to participate in our monthly GROUP SERVICE  projects.  In addition, we schedule a monthly MEET & GREET at each of our 3 sites.

As an Engage volunteer, we welcome you to explore programs specifically designed with you in mind at the Shames and Mid Westchester JCCs.  Adult and Senior Programs as well as Health and Fitness departments at both JCCs offer a variety of classes, lectures, book talks, film, crafts and more!  Although fee based, there are frequently discounts offered to Engage volunteers. Follow these links, shamesjcc.org and jccmw.org to connect with others through social, physical, cultural and spiritual programs. 

Hope to see you soon! - Maida, Debra and Laura

A LINK TO A PRINTABLE  ENGAGE MONTHLY CALENDAR 
   
All the month's  Engage service projects and activities posted on your refrigerator.  What could be better? 


FOR A DECEMBER CALENDAR 
PLEASE  CLICK HERE

ENGAGE WESTCHESTER

Maida Silver
Director,  Engage Westchester 
(914) 366-7898 ext. 1147   msilver@shamesjcc.org

Shames JCC on the Hudson
Laura Wexler
Engage Site Coordinator 
(914) 366-7898 ext. 1124  lwexler@shamesjcc.org
 
UJA-Federation/Mount Kisco
Debra Cerbini
Engage Site Coordinator
(914) 366-7898 ext. 1145    dcerbini@shamesjcc.org  (Please note NEW telephone#)

JCC of Mid-Westchester 
Maida Silver   engage@jccmw.org
Stephanie Balkin   
(914) 472-7672   balkins@jccmw.org
 
Engage Leadership Advisory Committee 
Froma Benerofe , Engage Co-Chair 
Lee Lowell,  Engage Co-Chair
Carol Corbin 
Harry Follick                                              
Sheila Friedland  
Susan Gilbert                             
Barbara Kostroff                 
Lynn Millstein  
Jessica Morgenthal    
Karen Newman     
Lenore Rosenbaum        
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