adaptations program descriptions


Adaptations: Program Descriptions

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Relationship Support

Creative Alternatives to Social Learning
Licensed drama therapists and trained theater artists lead engaging, interactive activities that inspire confidence and a sense of community.

Relationships + Sexuality
Are you anxious in social situations or do you have difficulty meeting new people? Join relationship coach Shula Melamed to develop your conversation and advocacy skills, sex education knowledge, and more.

Being Together: Couples Group
Are you part of a couple in which both of you are members of Adaptations? Join Allison Kleinman and Shula Melamed in this safe space to talk about the ups and downs of being together.


Social Scene

Join your friends and other Adaptations participants on Sunday afternoons at one of our most popular programs. Engage in conversation and enjoy light fare in a relaxed, social environment.

Chat ’n Chew + Social
Join us for a monthly casual dinner where you can get to know other people, practice socialization skills, make friends in the comfort of our surroundings, and engage in a social activity after dinner.

Dine Out
Interested in catching up with old friends and making new ones over dinner? Spend an evening dining with Adaptations members at a local restaurant.

End-of-Season Parties
Join Adaptations for our traditional end-of-season parties! Whether it’s on the rooftop, a dance party, or a dinner party, don’t miss these spectacular events with friends from your favorite programs.

Jewish Holiday Celebrations
Join Adaptations for some of the many holiday-themed programs at the JCC. Celebrations such as First Night First Light, Tikkun, Adaptations Sukkah Dinner, Chanukah Lounge, and Purim parties are just some of the Jewish holiday celebrations offered.


Arts + Culture

Comic Book Club
Are you a little angry at DC Comics over the annual universe shake-ups? Did you know who the Red Hulks were before the reveal? Come discuss and learn about the comic book world with this lively group!

Anime Group
Are you tired of keeping your inner otaku—your obsession with anime—a secret? Do you want to watch anime beyond Dragon Ball or Bleach? Find others who share your passion at Anime Group.

Literary Club
Build a body of creative writing work that ranges from heartfelt to hilarious. Writers hone their craft and express themselves through journal writing, poetry, essays, humor pieces, television scripts, and more.


Fitness + Healthy Living

Circuit Training
Come every week to learn how to train your body into the shape you want. Sign up by yourself or with other Adaptations members to work out with Jamar Grimball, a terrific and talented certified trainer at the JCC Fitness Center.

Teens/Young Adults Special Needs Swim Class
This swim class is for teens and young adults with special needs (age 15–29). This class focuses on basic swimming skills and strokes, including breathing technique and becoming comfortable in the water. We specialize in small class sizes and dedicated instructors. Intake form required. Please contact Kathy Morgenstern at 646.505.4456 or for more information.

334 amsterdam ave at 76th st
new york, ny 10023 | 646.505.4444 []