SPOTLIGHTED CLASSES:

Streaming – What Is It? – How to Do It!
Managing Your Email with Gmail  
Facebook: The Basics and Beyond     
 NEW
All About the Cloud
Get Smart!  Phone Features and Plans
Games on the Internet          
NEW.

DESKTOP  &  LAPTOP COMPUTERS

Classes require the ability to use the mouse and keyboard.

 

Teaching those over 50 how to ease into the world of technology, multi-media devices and computers.

​Located at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 76th St and Amsterdam Ave.

All About the Cloud (PC, Mac)

You’re always hearing about “the Cloud,” but do you know what it is and how it works? We’ll look at some Cloud options, discuss how they work and how they can benefit you.

#1 Joan Kushinoff
1 Monday, June 5   1 – 3 pm
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers



Managing your Email with Gmail (PC, Mac)


Learn how to use your Gmail account more easily and efficiently.  Declutter and organize your inbox by using labels and filters; archive your emails.  Manage your contacts.  Learn how to use settings to customize your account.  Note: Appropriate for those with PCs and Mac users who do NOT use Mac Mail.

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#2 Liz Jaffe
1 Wednesday, May 24   1 – 3 pm
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers


​Digital Photography (PC, Mac)

Bring your fully charged digital camera to class and learn how to download and store your photographs in Picassa. Use it to improve the quality of your pictures.  Then print them or email them to family and friends.

Prerequisites: How to use a digital camera and basics of PC or Mac use
 

#3 Martin Schachter
Thursday, June 22       1 – 4 pm
$25 JCC members/$30 nonmembers

 

 

 

MOBILE DEVICES (TABLETS AND PHONES)

All devices, iPads and iPhones must be brought to class fully charged!


 

 

Getting to Know Your iPad

Learn how to get the most out of this remarkable device. Topics covered include navigation, settings, Internet, email, photos, music, and more. Even if you are already using your iPad for some basic functions, this course will fill in the gaps
 

#4 Nancy Neschis
3 Thursdays, April 13 & 20, May 4     1 – 3 pm
$45 JCC members/$55 nonmembers


Beyond The Basics on Your iPad

Are you using your iPad for email, Internet, and other functions?  Are you comfortable with navigating your way around the device, including using settings?  This course will help you turn the iPad into an even more useful tool.  Learn advanced features and many tips and tricks.

Prerequisite: Getting To Know Your iPad course.
 

#5 Nancy Neschis
3 Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23       1 – 3 pm

$45 JCC members/$55 nonmembers

 

 

Apps for iPad and iPhone    

If you are using most of the applications that came with your iPad or iPhone and are wondering what else you can do on your device, this workshop will show you how to find and install other free or very low-cost apps. We will look at all the app categories including travel, games, books, entertainment, health, reference, and more. You will need to know your Apple password for this workshop!
 

#6 Nancy Neschis
Thursday, June 8     1 – 3 pm
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers


 

Get smart!  Phone Features and Plans

A smartphone is a phone, a camera, a mini computer and lots more. This workshop will help you understand what a smartphone offers and the costs associated with it.

 

#7 Joan Kushinoff
Tuesday, May 9     10 am – 12 pm
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers


 

Getting to Know your iPhone

What’s next after buying an iPhone?  Learn how to set up your iPhone, use the built-in apps, install new apps and use them. Get many iPhone tips and tricks. 


#8 Liz Jaffe
3 Thursdays, May 11, 18 & 25     1 – 3 pm
$45 JCC members/$55 nonmembers

 

 

iPad/iPhone Small Group Workshop

Do you have questions about how to get the most from your iPad or your iPhone?  Do you want to know more about available apps and how to access them?  Bring your devices and your questions to get hands on help.
 

#9 Judith Segall
Tuesday April 25,     10 am –12 pm
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers

 

 

 

 

Getting to Know your Android Tablet

Have an Android (Samsung, Verizon, Toshiba, etc.) tablet and not sure how to use it? Learn how to navigate the tablet, change settings, set up email accounts, download apps and customize its look.  This workshop is for you even if you are already using your Android tablet for some basic functions; this course will fill in the gaps.

 

#10 Joan Kushinoff
Monday, May 1      10 am – 12:30 pm
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers


 

Android Phone Small Group Workshop

Do you have questions about how to get the most from your Android phone?  Do you want to know more about available apps and how to access them?  Bring your Android phone and your questions to get hands on help.
 

#11 Martin Schachter
Thursday, June 15      1 – 3 pm
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers



ALL DEVICES

 

How to Get Free eBooks from the NY Public Library and Other Sources   


Learn the many ways you can enjoy the luxury of reading on your computer (PC or Mac), iPad, or eReader. Access everything from classics to recent novels or non-fiction, all for free.

Prerequisite: Ability to use mouse and keyboard. Valid NY Public Library card and PIN#.
 

#12 Muriel Mandell
Tuesday May 2        12:30 – 3 pm                                    
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers

 

Streaming – What Is it? - How to Do It!
     
    

Streaming lets you direct movies, TV shows, live sports events, news, and music from the web to your home. Find out how to bring the world of entertainment to your computer or TV through streaming. Find popular choices that you can rent, buy, subscribe to or watch for free.

#13 Caleb Dansky
Monday April 3        10 am – 12 pm                                    
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers
 

#14 Caleb Dansky
Monday April 24       10 am – 12 pm                                    
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers
 


Facebook: The Basics and Beyond            NEW

Want to use Facebook to stay in touch with friends, post pictures, film and broadcast live videos, or explore your interests?  We will cover the basics of friending, posting and commenting on existing posts, as well as more advanced functions including following the news and trending topics, posting live videos, and gaming.  With plenty of time for questions, learn how to get the most out of Facebook.

Prerequisite: Your Facebook account and password.
 

#15 Karen Jeanne Radley
Thursday April 6       1 – 4 pm                                    
$25 JCC members/$30 nonmembers


Finding Your Family in Cyberspace:  A Beginner's Guide to Genealogical Web Research

Discover on-line genealogy and begin to research your family's history.  Using a surrogate relative, you’ll be introduced to the most productive and methodological way to search internet sites, both paid and free (Ancestry, My Heritage, and Family Search).  Look at other sites (Newspaperarchives, FindAGRave). We’ll discuss brick and mortar free research centers like the Center for Jewish History and the New York Public Library.  And we’ll list some resources for European research and immigration records. You’ll have an opportunity to put theory to practice and launch your own search.  At the end of two hours, you’ll at least have one relative entered online, the beginnings of a family tree, or a good story.

Prerequisite: Comfortable with accessing the internet.
 

#16 Melanie Radley
Tuesday, April 25     1 – 3 pm
$20 JCC members/$25 nonmembers

 

Games on the Internet
 
     NEW

Want to take a break and play a computer game for fun like Candy Crush Saga, or a game with others like Words with Friends, or a “train your brain” game like Luminosity, but don’t know how to play?  We will look at some of the most popular games and gaming sites, played individually or with friends on the internet and available on tablets.  Learn how to register for the games, play them, and what hidden costs they may contain.  Enjoy  time spent on your computer by playing a game; come to this class and find out how.

#17 Karen Jeanne Radley
Thursday April 27      1 – 4 pm                                    
$25 JCC members/$30 nonmember

 

One-To-One                                             

SeniorTechNYC is partnering with JCC Community Service Programs to provide one-to-one instruction for you from a tech-savvy teen.  Do you have questions about how to use your cell phone? A Mac? The internet or eMail? Are you curious about Facebook? Bring your questions (and your device, if it’s mobile) and get hands-on practice in the subject of your choice.

#18 Sunday, April 2       1:30 – 3 pm
$25 JCC members and non-members

#15 Sunday, May 7      1:30 – 3 pm
$25 JCC members and non-members

Seats in One-to-One workshops are limited.  You may register for one session and be waitlisted for the others. One-to-One instruction is supervised by a SeniorTechNYC volunteer.



Senior Lounge:

Would you like a place to catch up with friends, socialize, rest between programs, or meet fellow 60+ community members?  Come to our all-new Senior Lounge for a relaxing afternoon of conversation, comfortable chairs, and complimentary coffee and tea.  Drop by or stay for the entire session. 

Mondays (ongoing) 1-4 pm   No registration is required.

60+ Program Liaisons

Meet with a 60+ program liaison to explore how JCC offerings can help you meet your personal goals and interests, and provide you with new and exciting experiences. Located just inside the Membership Office.

Mon + Wed,
10 am–1 pm, Free

Tue + Thu
1–4 pm, Free

Walk-ins are welcome, or call 646.505.4398 for an appointment.