There is a range of reading proficiency so don’t hesitate to join us. We’ve read books by Sholem Aleichem, I.J. Singer, Sholem Asch, I. Bashevis Singer and others. We also read short stories and poetry from time to time.

We hope you’ll come! Our group meets every Friday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

Contact Lily Ladin at (734) 662-6613 for more information.

Have you seen any interesting stories in the newspaper lately? Bring them in to
discuss with Heather during current events! Discuss issues important to you, or come to learn more about what’s going on. We hope you’ll find current events both enjoyable and informational!

Every Tuesday and Thursday the J offers a fresh and delicious vegetarian lunch at 12:00 noon. We recommend reservations to ensure we prepare the right quantity of meals. Contact Rachael Hoffenblum, Adult Program Coordinator at rachaelhoffenblum@jccannarbor.org with questions or to make a reservation.

Cost for a cafe lunch:
$5.00 per person
$3.00 per person 65 & up*

*The J is able to offer discounted meals as a Washtenaw County congregate meal site.

Instructors: Maria Farquhar (Tue.), Julia Braden (Thu.)

Low-impact exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind. Exercises in this class are done with the aid of a chair while sitting and standing and may include bands or light weights. The workout contains balance and strengthening endurance exercises. To increase each person’s energy, different techniques are introduced: Chinese self-massage, Qigong practice to draw energy from nature, and Donna Eden’s energy exercise routines. For cool downs, some Tai Chi practices are used.

Registration

Cost

$3 for member or community member

Class policies:

• Shoes are required.
• A water bottle is highly recommended.

Cancellation policy:

If cancelling less than two hours before class or you do not show, full price of the class will be forfeited and will not be refunded.  Must call JCC if cancelling.  If class is cancelled due to instructor illness, weather, or building closure, participant will not forfeit class, and will have an opportunity to make up the class in the next week or a week when they are able to attend.

Instructor Bios:

Maria Farquhar

Farquhar, Maria

Maria Farquhar is a practitioner of Qigong Exercise and Qigong Massage, Reiki, Energy exercise and medicine. She taught dance exercise at Washtenaw Community College for three years. She taught chair exercise for seniors at the Ann Arbor Senior Center for three years. She taught aquatics as an instructor at Bally Total Fitness for 20 years and has taught chair exercise at the J since 2001. Before living in Ann Arbor, she taught dance exercise in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Trinidad. Her greatest achievement is receiving an Achievement Award “In recognition of outstanding teaching and professionalism” from Doctor Morris Lawrence, Director of Music and Dance at WCC in April, 1990.

Julia Braden

Braden, Julia-Low Impact

Julia is Maria Farquhar’s daughter and has subbed for the Low Impact class since October, 2013. She has taught other fitness classes including water aerobics from 2011-2013, and in Tobago, West Indies from 2002-2004. Julia has been a massage therapist since 1994 and was voted “Best Massage Therapist” in 2012 from Current Magazine. She is excited to help you achieving your goals.

Class Details & Registration:

Maria Farquhar, Instructor (Tue.): mariaf009@yahoo.com

Julia Braden, Instructor (Thurs.): Icmt11@gmail.com

Every Tuesday and Thursday the J offers a fresh and delicious vegetarian lunch at 12:00 noon. We recommend reservations to ensure we prepare the right quantity of meals. Contact Rachael Hoffenblum, Adult Program Coordinator at rachaelhoffenblum@jccannarbor.org with questions or to make a reservation.

Cost for a cafe lunch:
$5.00 per person
$3.00 per person 65 & up*

*The J is able to offer discounted meals as a Washtenaw County congregate meal site.

There is a range of reading proficiency so don’t hesitate to join us. We’ve read books by Sholem Aleichem, I.J. Singer, Sholem Asch, I. Bashevis Singer and others. We also read short stories and poetry from time to time.

We hope you’ll come! Our group meets every Friday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

Contact Lily Ladin at (734) 662-6613 for more information.

Have you seen any interesting stories in the newspaper lately? Bring them in to
discuss with Heather during current events! Discuss issues important to you, or come to learn more about what’s going on. We hope you’ll find current events both enjoyable and informational!

Every Tuesday and Thursday the J offers a fresh and delicious vegetarian lunch at 12:00 noon. We recommend reservations to ensure we prepare the right quantity of meals. Contact Rachael Hoffenblum, Adult Program Coordinator at rachaelhoffenblum@jccannarbor.org with questions or to make a reservation.

Cost for a cafe lunch:
$5.00 per person
$3.00 per person 65 & up*

*The J is able to offer discounted meals as a Washtenaw County congregate meal site.

Instructors: Maria Farquhar (Tue.), Julia Braden (Thu.)

Low-impact exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind. Exercises in this class are done with the aid of a chair while sitting and standing and may include bands or light weights. The workout contains balance and strengthening endurance exercises. To increase each person’s energy, different techniques are introduced: Chinese self-massage, Qigong practice to draw energy from nature, and Donna Eden’s energy exercise routines. For cool downs, some Tai Chi practices are used.

Registration

Cost

$3 for member or community member

Class policies:

• Shoes are required.
• A water bottle is highly recommended.

Cancellation policy:

If cancelling less than two hours before class or you do not show, full price of the class will be forfeited and will not be refunded.  Must call JCC if cancelling.  If class is cancelled due to instructor illness, weather, or building closure, participant will not forfeit class, and will have an opportunity to make up the class in the next week or a week when they are able to attend.

Instructor Bios:

Maria Farquhar

Farquhar, Maria

Maria Farquhar is a practitioner of Qigong Exercise and Qigong Massage, Reiki, Energy exercise and medicine. She taught dance exercise at Washtenaw Community College for three years. She taught chair exercise for seniors at the Ann Arbor Senior Center for three years. She taught aquatics as an instructor at Bally Total Fitness for 20 years and has taught chair exercise at the J since 2001. Before living in Ann Arbor, she taught dance exercise in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Trinidad. Her greatest achievement is receiving an Achievement Award “In recognition of outstanding teaching and professionalism” from Doctor Morris Lawrence, Director of Music and Dance at WCC in April, 1990.

Julia Braden

Braden, Julia-Low Impact

Julia is Maria Farquhar’s daughter and has subbed for the Low Impact class since October, 2013. She has taught other fitness classes including water aerobics from 2011-2013, and in Tobago, West Indies from 2002-2004. Julia has been a massage therapist since 1994 and was voted “Best Massage Therapist” in 2012 from Current Magazine. She is excited to help you achieving your goals.

Class Details & Registration:

Maria Farquhar, Instructor (Tue.): mariaf009@yahoo.com

Julia Braden, Instructor (Thurs.): Icmt11@gmail.com

Come join us for quilting! A small group makes quilts to be donated to the C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital here in Ann Arbor. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm.