Poetry Reading Series

Directed by Gayl Teller, Nassau County Poet Laurette 2009-2011

One Sunday Afternoon Each Month | 2:00-4:00 pm


Stitched Together: Virtual Knitting And Crocheting Circle

Join other needlework lovers Monday mornings from the comfort of your home for discussion and camaraderie as we work!

Mondays | 10:30 am

Zoom ID: 898 1702 1488

For more information, Call Puja at 516.822.3535, x345

Zoom Room

Strategy Canasta

A Canasta class for advanced-beginner and intermediate players wishing to learn more and bring their game to the next level.

Mondays | 7/25, 8/1, 8/8
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Fee: $90 | Members: $75

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Calling All Poker Players!

Looking for a game?
Come down to our Open Play at the Mid-Island Y JCC.
Open Play takes place weekly in the Mid-Island Y JCC Studios.
New players looking for a game are encouraged to come the first week of each month to try and match with other new players.

Fee: $8 per person | Members: FREE
12:30-2:30 pm

To ensure adequate table set-ups, please call ahead:
Marcia Cooperman: (516) 822-3535, x310

To Reserve A Table, Click Here

Open Play

Reserve a table in our INDOOR STUDIOS… and enjoy a game with friends!*

Looking for a new game/group, stop by the first Monday of each month for MEET UP MONDAY
and try to match with others looking to play!

Have an existing game/group and need a place to play? Reserve a table any/all Mondays!

Fee: $8 per person | Members: FREE
12:30-2:30 pm

*Reserve our game-sets for Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, or Rummy-O, or bring your own game of choice!
Call ahead, reservations are encouraged. Drop-ins welcome, subject to available space.
Please contact Marcia, 516-822-3535 x310

To Reserve A Table, Click Here

Lunch And Learn With Local Rabbis

Join us in person at the MIYJCC or virtually on Zoom

Fourth Monday of Each Month | 12:30–1:30 PM
Free for MIYJCC Members | $5 per session for non-Members

Upcoming Sessions:

For more information, contact Alana at (516) 822-3535, x385 or [email protected]

Toll-Free Dial-In: 1-888-788-0099 | Meeting ID: 867 3049 3774
Or visit and enter meeting code 867 3049 3774

Zoom Room


Building Your Brain

One of your favorite in-person groups is back! Join us for an hour of paper and pencil brain games!
Exercise your brain, challenge your memory and have fun!

Every Tuesday | 10:30am
Fee: $8 | Member Fee: $5

For more information, contact Hillary at (516) 822-3535, x328 or [email protected]

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Israeli Current Events Discussion Group

JOIN US for an informative discussion of current events involving Israel and her neighbors with Lirin Shay Goshen, Shlicha of the Jewish Agency for Israeli and Director of the Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel

Contact : Alana Rosenstein, 516.822.3535 x385 [email protected]

Select Tuesdays | 11:30 am
July 12

Fee: $5 per person | Member Discounted Fee: FREE

Choose Between In-Person Attendance at the Mid-Island Y JCC in Room 204 or Virtual Attendance on Zoom!

Toll-Free Dial-In: 1.888.788.0099 | Meeting ID: 846 1575 6241

Zoom Room

Veterans Group – Attend In-Person or by ZOOM!

Meet with your peers to reminisce about common experiences, talk about current events, share tips for staying active and connect with friends.

Meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of each month
12:30-1:30 pm

Join us on computer at Meeting ID: 840 6490 5974 Or by phone at 1-888-788-0099

For more information, call Wendy at 516.822.3535, x384

The Manes Foundation Adult Cultural Center Presents

Pottery on Wheels Class: Apple and Honey Dish

Tuesday | August 16, 2022

After you complete your piece, Alison will take it back to her studio where it will undergo a glazing and firing process that will make it completely food-safe and available for pick-up at the JCC ahead of this year’s high holidays.


Contact: Alana Rosenstein at (516) 822-3535, x385 | [email protected]

Choose From 2 Class Options

Adult Only Class | 4:00 pm

Instructor Alison Ryczek will teach us to use a potter’s wheel, hand shaping techniques and stamps to create a beautiful Apple and Honey Dish for the upcoming Rosh Hashana holiday.

Cost: $80/person
JCC Member Discounted Price: $60/person

Child/Teen and Me Class | 6:00 pm

Each adult and child pair will work collaboratively using a potter’s wheel, hand shaping techniques and stamps to create a beautiful Apple and Honey Dish. A great opportunity to bond and create art with your son, daughter, grandchild, niece, nephew, or other significant person in your life. Class is open to adults of all ages and children ages 9 and up. Each pair will complete one project together.

Cost: $115/adult-child pair
JCC Member Discounted Price: $95/adult-child pair

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Canasta – Supervised Play and Continued Learning

A six-week class for people with basic canasta knowledge, hoping to sharpen their skill and get play-time with the guidance of our instructors.  Emma and Amy will provide a review lesson each week and be available to answer questions and assist while you play.

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Fee: $195* Member Discounted Fee: $145*

For more information, contact Wendy Lepper at (516) 822-3535, x384 or [email protected]

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Beginner Mah Jongg – Summer Series


6 Sessions:
7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
1:00-3:00 pm

For more information, contact Wendy Lepper at (516) 822-3535, x384 or [email protected]

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Singles Rap Sessions

Irwin is back!
Motivational speaker and humorist Irwin Pfeffer will lead a weekly discussion group for single adults, focused on personal empowerment and growth. Each session will begin with a half hour for socialization, followed by a one-hour interactive program, led by Irwin.

Summer Series is scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
July 6, 20
August 3, August 17

6:30–8:00 pm

At the Door Price: $12/session, Member Discounted Price: $10/session

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

For more information, contact Wendy Lepper at (516) 822-3535, x384 or [email protected]

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The Manes Foundation Adult Cultural Center Presents

Summer Mosaic Series

Join artist and instructor Kelly Schulte-Smith for a 6-week creative experience. Learn mosaic artistry and techniques. Each participant will have the opportunity to complete his or her own Mosaic Lazy Susan!  $210 fee includes materials (Member discounted fee: $160).

6 consecutive Thursdays | 10:00 am-1:00 pm

July 7–August 11, 2022

Participants attend all 6 classes to complete their project. Space is limited

The total cost for the 6 sessions, including all supplies, is $210. The member discounted price for full MIYJCC Members is $160.

For more information, contact Alana at (516) 822-3535, x385 or [email protected]

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Phone-in Bingo Bonanza

Dial in or join us by Zoom video chat for an afternoon of Bingo fun.

Select Fridays | 11:15 am

July 22, 2022

Please call Wendy at (516) 822-3535, x384 to request your Bingo Board

Toll-Free Dial-In: 1-877 853 5247 | Meeting ID: 878 4510 1101
Or visit and enter meeting code 878 4510 1101

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor

Join with instructor Louise Fucci and your peers.

Fridays | 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Runs 6 Weeks
July 8, 15, 22, 29

Member Cost: $130
Non Member Cost: $100

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