Educational, Cultural and Social Programming for Everyone


9 Route 39 Sherman CT 06784 US

October 7th and 8th and October 14th & 15th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$75 for 30 Minute Sessions
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Please call or email us with what time slot you would like to sign up for.

Wet Felt Merino-Silk Cowl Workshop
Saturday, October 14th 9:30AM - 3:30PM

$60 Members | $70 Non-Members

This wet felted cowl neck piece is created using a silk and merino wool blend fiber.  The fiber is variegated to provide rich color and the silk donates the fluid drape as well as the stunning but subtle shine to the finished piece. Finally, the unattached leaf-style magnetic closure offers unlimited ways to wear this fashionable scarf.

Pre-paid reservations required by Monday, October 9th

There will be a lunch break from 12:30PM-1PM - Please bring your own lunch

Participants must provide the following Materials
2 Bath Towels, one hand towel
1 Four Quart Plastic Bowl (example: Glad or Ziploc)
Plastic bag for wet towels
**Felting Soap** (Instructor will have plenty of hers to share if needed)
Plastic soap container
Measuring Tape
Optional: Water proof apron

The Instructor, Judy Pascale, a native of Connecticut and a lifelong knitter, launched her career as a professional knitting instructor and designer.  She has professionally sold her unique knitwear under the name THE JUDITH COLLECTION both privately and at juried shows.  For several years she was employed at a yarn shop where she taught knitting classes and assisted numerous customers with their knitting and finishing problems.  She now teaches knitting and design classes with the emphasis on customizing desired fit.

Most importantly, Judy has joined the ranks of other talented members of the fiber community whose explosive interest is creating a renaissance for these ageless art forms. 

Spotlight on the Beatles

Saturday, September 23rd

Doors Open 7:30 PM | Show at 8:00 PM
$25 Members / $30 Non-members

"The Blackbird All-Stars perform The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' (1969) in its entirety, as well as selections from 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967) and 'White Album' (1968). The six-member band includes drummer Andy Chatfield and bassist Mark Crino, lead vocalists Julie Corbalis and Sarah LeMieux, guitarist and singer Ron LaRosa, and Greg Marshall on keys."

Reserve your tickets by September 20th by registering online as space is limited!

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Saturday, November 4th  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Movie, Cooking Demonstration, & Dinner
$35 Members / $40 Non-members

The Israel-born, award-winning chef of Zahav, Michael Solomonov, offers up a tour of 70 plus diverse cultures of Israel through food. Over the past 30 years, Israel has gone from having no fine food to a food scene that is world renowned. Solomonov visits the vibrant restaurants of Tel Aviv, must-experience Jerusalem destinations and organic kitchens off the beaten track, sampling from remarkable food traditions as diverse as Moroccan, Persian, Lebanese, French, Italian and Russia

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Reserve your tickets by November 1st by registering online as space is limited!


Please be reminded that pre-registration for all programs is highly recommended to assist us in planning and staffing the program (before the deadline date is okay too!)

Beginner Ballroom Dancing
6 – Week Series: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursdays, September 28th – November 2nd

$80 per person

Come and learn Ballroom Dancing at the JCC in Sherman! Professional Dance instructor Anna Vazquez will teach and make you confident on the dance floor. In this series you will learn the basic dances, Waltz, Rumba and Samba! Dance shoes are not required. A dance partner is not required.

Pre-paid registration required by Sept. 25th.

A Trip Around the World

With a performance by Dream Performing Arts

Saturday, October 7th | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Food will be served 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM |Performance will be 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$20 Members | $25 Non-members | $5 kids 12 and under

Join us for a great afternoon with food from local restaurants and a fantastic performance by Dream Performing Arts.

About Dream Performing Arts: "DPA is the performing division of Kang Hua Singers of Greater Hartford (founded in 1989), a group of dedicated performers actively performing locally and across the United States. We are specialized in singing and Chinese dancing.  Our dancing styles include Mongolian dance, long sleeve Tibetan dance, Chinese Dragon dance, Fan dance, Umbrella dance, Dai dance and more.  Our singing styles include solo, duet, trio and group singing of Chinese folk songs, art songs and songs in English and other languages."

 Buy your tickets by Wednesday, October 4th by registering online as space is limited!

Jewish Gangsters

Sunday, October 22nd  11:30 AM

Free Event | $10 Suggested Donation

Ronnie Hirschhorn is making a return visit to the Sherman JCC.  As a student of the Holocaust, she presented a successful program on Jewish Resistance during WWII.  She'll be returning with her husband Dan, and they'll be presenting a program that deals with the darker side of Jewish culture.  It's a topic that motivated them to do the research into Jewish mobsters including Meyer Lansky, Lepke Buchalter, and Arnold Rothstein (among others) and the ramifications of their actions within the Jewish community.
A discussion will follow this presentation asking members of the audience to participate by considering their reaction and feelings to the information given on both a personal level and as a member of the Jewish community.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 18th