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Classes and Programs

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Teen Activity Group - Ages: 13-17 yrs

TBD, Start Date: 01/22/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

(Ages: 13-17 yrs) Designed to help teens enhance and practice social skills while encouraging greater independence in the community. Activities chosen by the group members with assistance from their advisors. Participants pay for outside activities. Leader: Jenny Levine, Kelsey Hammond

Strength Training Drop-in Class for Young Teens

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturdays, 10-10:45am

Learn safe, effective exercises with JCC personal trainer Ana. Geared for ages 10-13. Meet at the trainers' desk in the Fitness Center.

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, February 26, 2017 2-4pm

Geared for families with children ages 4 1/2 to 15
Learn why JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community. Bus transportation from more than 40 communities throughout Greater Boston. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, March 5, 2017 2-4pm

Geared for families with children ages 5-17
Learn why JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp is a place to make friends, a place to learn new skills and a place to spread creative wings. Perform in a show, canoe on the Charles River, star in a music video, swim, learn to cook, play sports and much more! Bus transportation from Brookline, Framingham and Wayland. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/kaleidoscope or contact kaleidoscope@jccgb.org or 617-558-6523

New! Broadway Bound Teen Cabaret - Grades: 7-11

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/05/2017, End Date: 05/21/2017, Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

(Grades: 7-11) An exciting opportunity to create a cabaret featuring music from favorite Broadway musicals. Under the direction of theater professionals, teens will learn about acting through song and explore how to interpret and connect with lyrics to tell a story. Teens will receive professional vocal, acting and dance training. There will be final performance on Thursday, May 25th at 7pm Showstoppers staff

Visit and Tour JCC Grossman Camp

JCC Grossman Camp, Sunday, March 12, 2017 2-4pm

Meet the camp director and staff and learn how JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community.
 
Varied activities give campers ages 4.5 to 15 years old a sense of the world around them—and supportive, experienced staff encourage exploration and growth in this vibrant Jewish camping environment.
 
Bus transportation available from more than 40 communities throughout Greater Boston. Extended day available in Newton (at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC). Financial assistance available.   
 
Everyone welcome. A program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.
 
For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

JCC Maccabi Games Tryouts

For teens, ages 12-16

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, March 12 (6-7pm)

Boston's JCC Maccabi Games delegation will send teams to participate in boys baseball, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys soccer, and boys and girls ice hockey. Individual sports to be represented by the Boston delegation are dance, table tennis, swimming, tennis, star reporter and golf.

Tryouts are for boys and girls basketball and boys and girls soccer. The rest of the sports will be sign-ups.

The Maccabi Games will take place from August 6-11, 2017 in Albany, NY.

Participants must be age 12 by 7/31/17 and must not have reached age 17 by 7/31/17. $150 deposit due at time of tryout. 100% refundable until March 15, 2017.

Register and learn more or contact maccabigames@jccgb.org or 781-249-9567.




Free Workout Wednesday

A monthly boot camp style group workout with a JCC personal trainer.

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Wednesday, March 15 (5:45-6:30pm)

A monthly boot camp style group workout with a JCC personal trainer. Held in the Functional Training Studio.

No cost. Open to all. Bring a friend. Babysitting available.

Register by contacting fitness@jccgb.org or 617-558-6458. Walk-ins welcome.

Cyber Trolls, Death Threats and the First Amendment

A Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series event

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Wednesday, March 15 (7:30pm)

In October 2016, Politico reporter Hadas Gold wrote an article about the presidential campaign and was met with a litany of Naziesque death threats.  She received a photoshopped image of herself with a bloody bullet hole to her forehead and a yellow “Jude” star, as Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany, on her chest.  

From journalists and activists, to doctors and politicians, death threats, and particularly anti-Semitic and anti-women cyber threats, have become common fodder on social media. The mechanisms of the internet – its global reach, immediacy and anonymity – have exposed an ugly underbelly of targeted hate.  As they consider user rights and First Amendment freedoms, social media platforms are grappling with whether to police, or even prosecute, these threats.

On the internet, the push and pull between hate speech and freedom of speech reflects a new frontier in the pursuit of an ethical society.  Is there a road back to civility? How far can the First Amendment be reasonably stretched?  Should journalists and others under threat simply double down, or is self-censorship the way forward?


Moderator:

Lisa Green (pictured) is an author, lawyer, and legal analyst. A former senior producer at NBC News, Lisa has appeared on TODAY, CBS This Morning, MSNBC, CNBC and CNN.com to discuss current legal issues, and has written for MSNBC.com and Tablet. Lisa has litigated cases involving First Amendment, access, new media and intellectual property claims. Her book, On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Women's Life (William Morrow) was hailed by Judge Judy Sheindlin as "an insightful encyclopedia and brilliantly crafted."


Panelists:

Mary Anne Franks is a professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law and the Vice-President and Legislative & Tech Policy Director of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating online abuse and discrimination. Professor Franks frequently advises legislators and tech industry leaders, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft, on privacy and abuse issues. She is the author of The Radicalized Constitution: The Rise of Fanaticism in American Law and Politics (forthcoming, Stanford University Press), in addition to numerous scholarly and popular press articles. Professor Franks holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and doctorate and master’s degrees from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Hadas Gold is a reporter at POLITICO, covering media and politics. She joined POLITICO after a wide range of experience from following trash pickers in Argentina with the Pulitzer Center and work with Spanish-language network NTN24, to internships with 60 Minutes, PolitiFact and Cox Newspapers. Gold earned her B.A. in journalism and M.A. in media and public affairs from The George Washington University and is a proud alumna of the award-winning college newspaper, The GW Hatchet. She was born in Tel Aviv born and raised in Arizona.

Ari Ezra Waldman is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School (NYLS) and an Affiliate Scholar with Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. Professor Waldman is the Founder and Director of NYLS’s Data Privacy Project, a locus of student-faculty cross-disciplinary research on notice and choice, privacy and design, and trust and disclosure. He is the founder and director of the Institute for CyberSafety, a research and direct services initiative that includes, among other things, the first and to date only law school clinic providing free counsel to victims of cyberharassment. Professor Waldman is a nationally recognized expert on data privacy and cyberharassment.  He recently appeared as an expert on Syfy’s “The Internet Ruined My Life,” a six-episode miniseries on privacy and cyberharassment. Professor Waldman holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College and has published work in many leading law reviews.

JCC Grossman Camp Open House at Temple Sinai

Temple Sinai, Sunday, March 19, 2017 12-1pm

Meet senior staff and learn how JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community.
 
Register at open house to take advantage of savings including $100 off for first-time campers and $75 off for siblings.
 
Varied activities give campers ages 4.5 to 15 years old a sense of the world around them—and supportive, experienced staff encourage exploration and growth in this vibrant Jewish camping environment.
 
Bus transportation available to and from more than 40 communities throughout Greater Boston. Extended day available in Newton (at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC). Camp is located in Dover on Hale Reservation.

Everyone welcome.
 
For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

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