Cancer Care @ the JCC

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Our current cancer care program is based on the four pillars of health: MOVE, RESTORE, NOURISH, and CONNECT. All of our programs are based on scientific findings of the importance of a plant-based diet and regular exercise in easing the side effects of cancer treatment and boost healing.

Created in partnership with Alison Estabrook, M.D., a nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon, this innovative program is designed to share the latest in medical information while also bringing complementary health and wellness programming to those living at risk of and/or impacted by breast cancer. Click here to read more about Dr. Estabrook.

Cancer Care programs are FREE for those being tested or treated for cancer. An intake form is require to receive your discount code.  


Free Ongoing Virtual Cancer Care Exercise Classes

The following fitness classes are free and designed specifically for those being tested or treated for cancer. Please click the links below to register.






Daily Drop-In Meditation (Virtual)

Activate peace and calm whether you're brand new to meditation or an experienced practitioner, all are welcome.

Mornings: Mon–Fri, 7:30–8:30 am. Click here to participate.
Evenings: Mon–Thu, 5:45–6:45 pm. Click here to participate.

For more information about meditation instructors, click here.

Breast + Ovarian Cancer Support Massage

Tuesdays, Thursdays + Fridays, 10 am-2 pm
To schedule an appointment, Please fill out the JCC Cancer Care Massage Intake Form and submit it. We will call you to make an appointment. Prescription required.

Receive supportive, holistic bodywork, employing massage techniques suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or for those who are post-treatment and/or postsurgery from therapists Dominique Bousquet and Ericka Clinton.

If you have any concerns or questions about oncology massage please email

Please understand the specific nature of this program. We are responsible for utilizing our limited time to best serve patients. If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we have the opportunity to rebook the time. A cancellation fee will be charged, as set forth below, for any cancellation unless such cancellation is due to a medical emergency, or you are having COVID-19-related symptoms. Please let us know of any health issues immediately. Documentation will be required.
Cancellation Fees: JCC Members ($55), and General Public ($65)


Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is working together with Plant Powered Metro New York to present plant-based cooking classes and demos that address different aspects of a healthy diet and the ways in which nutrition can help protect against and improve a variety of health conditions.

To view upcoming nutrition programs, click here.


Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer

Join Caroline Kohles, JCC Senior Director of Health and Wellness, and amazing Broadway entertainers for our virtual series celebrating life and fostering learning. Hear top health and wellness experts discuss how life is affected during and after cancer—all without leaving your sofa! As always, we will tell you how to take advantage of the complementary and supportive care of the JCC’s programs.

This special program is cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Dr. Alison Estabrook, a nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon who is currently professor emeritus of surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She was founder and chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center, Mount Sinai West, in New York City, and co-founder of Breastlink New York, an affiliate of Radnet. The program is endorsed by JCC community partners Sharsheret, The Nia Technique, and the American Cancer Society.

To enjoy a sampling of musical numbers from Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer, click here.

To view recordings of past programs, click here.


Positive Psychology Hour

Tuesdays, noon–1 pm, Free

This lunch and learn series is offered in partnership with Wholebeing Institute and moderated by Caroline Kohles, JCC Senior Director of Health and Wellness. The program offers a chance to hear from leading experts in the field of positive psychology who offer a variety of skills that can help you build your inner strength and increase your coping skills. Discover practical tips you can implement right away to help you cope with the social isolation brought on COVID-19. Learn how the science and practice of positive psychology and flourishing can help you fortify your resilience today and in the days to come. 

To learn more and view upcoming Positive Psychology Hour programs, click here.

Wholebeing Institute is dedicated to teaching the science of human flourishing and is based in Massachusetts. For more information go to


Shirley Kohn Spa Day for Individuals Impacted by Breast or Ovarian Cancer

This free day of pampering and renewal is designed to lift the spirits while pampering the body. This year, our annual Spa Day will take place virtually on Sun, May 21, 10 am-4 pm. Register here!

The day's sessions may include self-massage, Zentangle art therapy, and mind/body exercises including yoga, meditation, and Moving for Life, all specifically designed for women living with cancer.

This program has been named in loving memory of Shirley Kohn by the support of her friends and family. This program was created in partnership with Dr. Alison Estabrook, a nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon, and is co-sponsored by SHARE, Sharsheret, The NIA Technique, and Moving for Life.



The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is proud to partner with Sharsheret to provide support services for those impacted by cancer.

To be placed on our email list, please click the button below to join our email list, and make sure to check off Cancer Care in the list of options.

Cancer Care Classes

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support Cancer Care at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.