From The Sid Jacobson JCC


JCC_100715AMamma Mia! Theatre Workshop

On Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12 from 1 to 5 p.m., the Sid Jacobson JCC, in collaboration with A Class Act will host a Mamma Mia! workshop.

Jennifer Hemphill, who performed in the musical on Broadway in 2012, will teach students a song and dance combination from the show. A top New York City talent manager will also work with students on musical theatre audition technique.

The cost of the workshop is $150 for members and $175 for nonmembers. To register for the workshop visit

Shulem Deen Book Signing

On Thursday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m., the JCC will host author Shulem Deen, as will discuss his memoir All Who Go Do Not Return as part of the JCC’s author breakfast and book signing series. Tickets are $40 for JCC members and $50 for non-members and can be purchased at

Auditions For The Drowsy Chaperone

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. and on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 8 to 10 p.m., the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Players will hold auditions for the Tony award-winning musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Callbacks will be on Monday, Oct. 26. Come prepared to sing at your audition. Open to all ages. For more information, visit

Rabbi Rachel Cowan Talk

On Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m., the JCC will host author Rabbi Rachel Cowan to discuss her book, co-written with Dr. Linda Thal, Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit.

Using mediation, journaling, science and spirituality, Cowan and Thal help readers enhance relationships, gratitude, wisdom and loss and give a better understanding of how to age well.

Cowan is the former executive director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Thal is a Jewish educator and the founding co-director of the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction.

Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance at and $12 at the door.

The Sid Jacobson is at 300 Forest Drive, East Hills. For more information, call 516-484-1545.


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