Community and connection - across generations

Our activities are open to people from all walks of life.
We love seeing new faces!

Pottery workshop

Let your creativity unfold freely with clay and colors our open pottery workshop!
For those interested, we will also gladly teach you some basic pottery techniques.

Join us! We love seeing new faces!

Time: Second Thursday of every month (see dates below), 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Price: Attendance is free, you only pay for the materials you use
Location: Workshop in the basement of Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich
Questions?  Contact info@cevizuerich.ch or 044 213 20 57

Dates in 2020

12 November
26 November
10 December


Franklin method exercise training

The Franklin method is an extraordinary composition of imagination, movement and experienced anatomy. It's exciting to find out that everybody has tools inside themselves to attain better life quality. Simple and without a lot of effort!

Resumption of exercise training courses

Franklin method exercise trainings are taking place again, in accordance with the YMCA/YWCA Zurich's Coronavirus Safety Protocol and the federal hygiene rules:

  • Wash or sanitize hands thoroughly
  • Keep your distance
  • Do not shake hnads
  • Stay at home if you have a fever or cough

Time: Second Tuesday of each month (see dates below), 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Gym hall or other room (see below) at Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich
Questions? Contact info@cevizuerich.ch or 044 213 20 57

Dates in 2020
17. November 2020,  Gym hall / Mehrzweckhalle
1. Dezember 2020, Gym hall / Mehrzweckhalle
15. Dezember 2020, Room "New York"

Rooms subject to change. Please see the published memos on location at the day of the event.


Cozy Get-togethers

Do you love community? Want to enjoy a cozy ambiance and conversations with friends over coffee (and maybe cake)? Come join us!

Who's welcome? Everybody who loves community - no age restrictions - guests are always welcome
Time: Thursdays, once a month (see dates below), 5 PM - 7 PM
Location: Café at Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich
Questions? Contact Sina Gubler, sina.gubler(at)cevi-zhshgl.ch or 044 213 20 50

Dates in 2020:
Thursday 03 December


Cevi Games

For all game enthusiasts - and those aspiring to be
Do you like a game of cards, or board games? In that case, Cevi Games is perfect for you!
We meet up once a month to play games in a cozy ambiance. Our group is different each time - people come and go as they like.

We'd love to have you join us - once, twice, or regularly!

Time: First Friday of every month (see dates below), 7 PM - 10 PM
Location: Café at Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich
Questions? Contact spielen@cevizuerich.ch or 044 213 20 57

Dates in 2020
4 September 2020
2 October 2020
6 November 2020
4 December 2020


Cevi Lunch

Enjoy a delicious meal, sit together in a cosy atmosphere and connect with interesting people. After every lunch, there is a short input. We'd love for you to join us!


Time: First Thursday of every month (see dates below), 12:15 PM (duration around 1 hour)
Location: Café at Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich
Price: Sold for donations (suggested price CHF 20 for a meal with drinks, coffee and dessert)
RSVP: Please register in advance so we know how many menues to order. Let us know if you'd like a vegetarian meal.  RSVP until the previous day at 044 213 20 57 or info@cevizuerich.ch

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all upcoming Cevi lunches have been cancelled. We hope to be able to see you again soon, hopefully at the beginning of the new year.

Dates in 2020:
5 November 2020 - cancelled
3 December 2020 - cancelled


Cevi Cinema

Get cozy on our comfortable couches and enjoy a movie with friends - this is what Cevi Cinema offers on six Saturdays a year. Popcorn, soft drinks and our popular "smilie toasts" are availale at the bar.

Next movies:

Saturday 6 February 2021

Doors open at 7:30 PM, showing at 8 PM

«When the war ended…»
«…. his fight began.»*

An inspring true story about an athlete's life. After years-long torture as a prisoner of war after the Second World War, he returns to his home town and meets Cynthia. Louis falls in love, and they eventually marry. But he is haunted by nightmares of his past. Can he ever forgive his torturers?

Location: Gym hall / Mehrzweckhalle, Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich
Language: German (English subtitles available on request)
Price: Free entry, donations appreciated 
Rating: appropriate for ages 12 and up
For questions: Contact the YMCA/YWCA Zurich at 044 213 20 57 or cevikino@cevi.ch

Saturday 27 March 2021: family movie

Doors open at 3:30 PM, showing at 4 PM

«Cartoon movie about a wolfhound who became a legend!»*

Loosely based on true events, the story follows the adventures of a half-wolf. When the children of the city become gravely ill with diphtheria and the sleigh carrying their medication is lost, he sets out with his friends, two polar bears and a goose, to bring it back and save the children's lives. The story of an extraordinary hero you won't forget!

Location: Gym hall / Mehrzweckhalle, Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich 
Language: German (English subtitles available on request)
Price: Free entry, donations appreciated 
Rating: No age restriction
For questions: Contact the YMCA/YWCA Zurich at 044 213 20 57 or cevikino@cevi.ch

* Aus rechtlichen Gründen verzichten wir auf die Bekanntgabe des Filmtitels. 

Upcoming dates
5 June 2021
28 August 2021
25 September 2021 - family movie
30 October 2021

*For legal reasons, movie titles are not published .


Our children's music festival in Zurich. Come celebrate the "God And Music Party" (German "Gott Und Musik Party", "GUMP") together with us - as a family, with your neighbours and friends, your YMCA group. From 2PM until 5PM, an afternoon full of creativity, fun, music and action for big and small, open for everyone!

Schedule for GUMP 2021 (tentative)

Café &  Gloggespiel daycare centre open 9 AM to 6 PM, special discounted price CHF 5 per hour, per child

2 PM doors open
2:30  PM official start
2:40 PM Concert with Christof Fankhauser, part 1
3 PM Crafts and drama workshop by  Cevi Schwamendingen
4 PM break  with snacks
4:30 PM Concert with Christof Fankhauser, part 2
5 PM ending
until 5:30 PM: Snacks in the Café

Location: Gym hall (ground floor), Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich
Price: Free entry, donations appreciated

Target audience: children up to around 9 years
Older children, parents, grandparents, godparents, friends etc. are welcome too! Children are supervised in the main hall, but we encourage you to accompany them during the festival

For parents: The parents' café is open to you as a mom, dad or other guardian. Enjoy a time out, or discuss questions about child upbringing and education with others, if you are interested.

Snacks: Hot dogs and beverages can be bought during breaks. Snacks, cake and hot and cold beverages are also available in our café before, during and after the festival.

Questions? Contact 044 213 20 57 or info@cevizuerich.ch

Christmas market at Glockenhof

Get to know us and our house
Meet old friends
Browse our large selection
Buy Christmas presents, necessities and discover hidden treasures
Enjoy a tasty lunch, dessert and coffee or tea
Support Cevi Zurich with your purchase
Our house is open to everyone!

Saturday, 28 November 2020, 10 AM - 5 PM

Open-house day and Christmas market at our headquarters: Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich

Main market hall: Christmas decorations, fresh cheese and sausages from the Alps, fresh bread, Advent wreaths,  "Squeasy" reusable water bottles, Scouting supplies, marigold skin cream, various products from Spitak YMCA in Armenia, ...

Food and drinks: Two different lunch menues, coffee and croissants, snacks, desserts (pop corn, homemade cakes, hot dogs)

  • Indoor flea market
  • Fishing parcels for kids
  • Large selection of books
  • stylish second-hand clothes
  • Card and board games you can try
  • Second-hand children's clothes and toys
  • Gloggespiel daycare: special discounted price CHF 5 per hour, per child - open all day

A different kind of Christmas

Are you ready for something new on the biggest holiday of the year?
Would you like to join our Christmas celebration at the YMCA/YWCA Zurich?

On Christmas Eve (24 December) 2020, our house is open to everyone.

Christmas coffee & cake from 2 PM to 9 PM
Simple dinner with a time of reflection from 6 PM to 8 PM

Location: Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich

You can simple come by as a guest, or help out in different places:

Be a host at the Cevi Café

Greet and welcome guests at the door

Help handing out gifts

Talk to other guests

Pray during the event

Support us financially 

Or simple stop by as a guest

If you're interested, please contact Christa Wiedemeier Webb, info@cevizuerich.ch or 044 213 20 57

"(...) Thank you for your, as every year, prompt reply with your details and feedback, which I was very happy to read. 
The "Christmas list" depends on the broad variety of offers from institutions, associations and others who keep their doors open over the holidays and make sure that no one needs to spend them alone.
In this spirit, we want to thank you and your team for your valuable work. (...)"

- M. T.,  administrator at the social affairs department, in October 2018