Adult Programs Overview

The Adult Programs Department plans a multitude of events and programs throughout the year that are educational, cultural, entertaining, stiumulating and just plain fun.

 

A Matter of Balance

Participants learn to set realistic goals for increasing activity, to change their environment to reduce risk factors and to increase strength, flexibility and balance through exercise. They also have found significant improvement regarding their level of falls management and control and their level of exercise. 

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Monday 10:00 a.m. - Noon October 20 8 Free

For more information and registration call the registrar at 954-434-0499, ext. 336.

Ageless Grace

A dynamic fitness program for seniors in which the brain is stimulated by everyday natural and organic movements that increase cognitive function in various areas of the brain.  A study conducted at Harvard University showed that the most effective way to stave off dementia and Alzheimer's is for the body to move and create new patterns for the brain, rather than separating body and mind exercises.  All exercises are performed in a chair. 

Instructor: Lana Gelb

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Wednesday 11:00 a.m.
Ongoing
Ongoing Free

For more information and registration call the registrar at 954-434-0499, ext. 336.

 

Bereavement Group

This support group, facilitated by experienced counselors, is for individuals who have lost a loved one. The group is free and open to the community. It is run in collaboration with Catholic Hospice. Please call or email before first time attendance. Contact: Linda Kirschenbaum at 954.434.0499, ext. 336 or lkirschenbaum@dpjcc.org

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - Noon Ongoing Ongoing Free

For more information and registration call the registrar at 954-434-0499, ext. 336.

 

Coffee Talk

This is not your mother's coffee klatch! Adults, ages 55+, are invited to a live "young at heart" discussion group. Topics range from funny and provocative to sharing life experiences, travel and pertinent issues in the news. The group also has speakers and plans social outings. Call Janet for further information at 954.475.8080. 

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Sunday 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Ongoing
Ongoing Members: $3
Community: $5

 

Fiddler, Fanny & Dolly

The Year of the "Jewish" Broadway Musical
Fifty years ago, Broadway welcomed three hit musicals with Jewish themes and, in some cases, stars - Hello, Dolly!, Funny Girl and Fiddler on the Roof. Instructor Sylvia Gurinsky will take a look at how Broadway's creators - and audiences - came to embrace and love these themes.

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Monday 11:00 a.m. - Noon

September 8

6 Free

 

For more information and registration call the registrar at 954-434-0499, ext. 336.

55+ Dinner Club

Get together with the 55+ Couples Club for an evening of good food, great fun and interesting company. Couples include spouses and significant others. The group meets monthly on mutually agreeable dates. Couples take turns picking the restaurants. No dues, no speeches - just an evening of socializing in a friendly setting. It's a great way to meet new friends. For more information call Valerie Feldman at 954-447-9341, or send her an email at feldman_605@comcast.net.

Duplicate Bridge

A competitive, stratified ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game.  Come play duplicate bridge in a relaxed environment; bring a friend or make a new one. Partners can be arranged. Prepay for 10 entries, get 1 entry free.  For more information, contact TJ Singer at 954-399-1222 or jcc@anotherbridgeclub.com.

Instructor: TJ Singer

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community*
Tuesday 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Ongoing

Ongoing Members: $7
Community: $10
Thursday 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Ongoing

Ongoing Members: $7
Community: $10

*Fees are per class. Prepay for 10 entries and get one for free.

Israel Now

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
Israel and the Middle East - the history, politics, religion, ethnicity, water, oil and current events - are all discussed in this lively, open-discussion class moderated by Dr. Steve Schoenbaum.  Expression of all viewpoints is encouraged.
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
Join us for an interactive class about Israeli culture that includes literature, art, music, documentary films and discussion. Instructor: Lea Shani

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ongoing

Ongoing
Free

For more information and registration call the registrar at 954-434-0499, ext. 336.

Knitting & Crocheting

Come be a part of this ongoing, worthwhile project.  Knit or crochet caps, wraps, and blankets to be donated to adult and children cancer patients undergoing treatment in hospitals in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.  Instruction is available if you don't know how to knit or crochet and would like to learn.  Call 954-434-0499, ext. 336 for more information.

Instructors: Gail Topping & Aline Zuker

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Ongoing

Ongoing Free

 

For more information and registration call the registrar at 954-434-0499, ext. 336.

Living and Leaving Your Legacy

What gives your life meaning, and what life lessons have you learned? What do you want to pass along? What do you want people to remember about you? Together, we will examine thsese questions and many more. You will be inspired to reach new understandings as you explore your lfie and its meaning. By the end of this interactive class, you will be on your way to putting your priceless legacy into an ethical will, a loving legacy letter, a journal, a memoir, an autobiogrpahy, a scrapbook, a letter, an oral history and more. It will be a gift to yourself and to your loved ones, perhaps for generations to come. For starters, all you will need is paper and a pen. Class limited to 15.

Instructor: Merle Saferstein

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Monday 10:00 a.m. - Noon

September 8

8

Members: $150
Community: $175

 

For more information and registration call the registrar at 954-434-0499, ext. 336.

Mah-Jongg (Plus Canasta on Mondays)

Learn mah-jongg basics or just come to play. This is an ongoing class so you may join at anytime. Instruction is available if needed. Come by yourself to learn or bring your mah-jongg group to play. For more information call Nancy Alberts at 954-322-2581.

Instructor: Nancy Alberts

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Monday 12:30 p.m.

Ongoing

Ongoing $5 per class*
Thursday 12:30 p.m.

Ongoing

Ongoing $5 per class*
*Plus card fee of $8  

Mah-Jongg Tournament
Sunday, October 19 | 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Community Invited | $36/person | Includes a kosher lunch
To register or for more information call Nancy Alberts at 954-322-2581.

Modern Conversational Hebrew

At the ulpan you will learn modern converstaional Hebrew: language skills, speech, reading comprehension and writing, using the successful ulpan method. Our certified, experienced, native teachers use Israeli teaching materials that have been carefully selected for the American student. Students are totally immersed in an interactive, Hebrew speaking environment in small classes. Pre-registration is required. Class enrollment requires a minimum of 8 students per class. 

Coordinator: Anat Nagar
Anat has taught Hebrew for more than 25 years. Currently, she is the Hebrew Department coordinator at the Dvaid Posnack Jewish Day School.

 

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Monday 5:30-6:45 p.m. September 8 14

Members: $280
Community: $335

For more information and registration call Lea Shani at 954-434-0499, ext. 336. 

Movie Mondays

Join us every Monday in the Horowitz Music Room for a feature film. Call 954-434-0499, ext. 370 to find out this week's film. No reservations necessary.

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Monday 10:00 a.m.
August 18 Ongoing
Free

 

Parkinson's Support Group

Sponsored jointly by the JCC and the National Parkinson's Foundation, this twice a week support program is open to anyone who has the disease. Physical exercise classes provide much help to slow the progression of Parkinson's. Yoga, tai chi, Ageless Grace and discussions are all part of the group;s activities.

- Yoga for Parkinson's utilizes poses and exercises to improve joint range of motion, flexibility, core strength, balance, posture and breathing and sense of well-being. All poses and breathing exercises are performed either seated in a chair or standing. 

- Tai Chi for Parkinson's guides the body through gentle, flowing poses that experts say may help patients move more steadily and improve balance. Exercises are customized from the chair or standing. 

 

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Tuesday 1:00-1:45 p.m. Ongoing Ongoing

Free

Friday 1:30-3:30 p.m. Ongoing Ongoing

Free

Call Linda at 954-434-0499, ext. 336. 

Tai Chi

Originally developed in China, this graceful form of exercise is used for fall prevention, stress reduction and to promote general health and well-being. Tai chi is ideal for seniors who want to improve their balance and promote serenity through its gentle movements - connecting mind and body. It may be done sitting down and adapted for those with special needs. 

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m. September 30 Ongoing
Free

 Register with Shelly Fried at 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

Yiddish Class

Appreciate the Yiddish language by exploring literature and culture through classroom discussion. All levels from beginner to philosophers are welcome. For information contact Jay Riazanow at 954-835-0532.

Instructor: Jay Riazanow

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Ongoing
Ongoing
Free

 

Yiddish in Living Color

Discover the Yiddish language, culture, music, film and theater arts. This class includes conversational Yiddish at elementary and intermediate levels. 

Instructor: Professor Miriam Hoffman of Columbia University

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Wednesday 1:30-2:30 p.m. October 22 8 Members: $120
Community: $160

 

 

You and Your iPad

Come join us for a series of fun creative iPad classes in which we will explore the many useful applications for iPad users. Our classes are friendly, easy-to-follow and our instructors are professional and artistic. We supply the iPads, or you may use your own. Call 954-434-0499, ext. 336 for day and time.

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Tuesday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
September 9 6
Members: $120
Community: $150

 

 Jean Leighton Art Studio

Ann Wolkowitz and Linda Altshuler run the Jean Leighton Art Studio and teach classes in drawing, oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, mixed media and collage. They coordinate several art shows and workshops during the year, giving students the opportunity to exhibit their work. "Art can change your life," say Linda and Ann.

 

Canvas & Cocktails

Get your art buzz on!

At Canvas and Cocktails all you need to do is sign up, show up and sip up. Your canvas, paints and brushes, light snack and wine, and instructors will be waiting to help you create your take-home masterpiece. No painting experience necessary. Our artists will guide you step-by-step.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7:30 p.m. • $30
To reserve your spot (space is limited), call 954.434.0499, ext. 336.

Studio Class

 

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. September 3 & October 29 7

Members: $175
Community: $225

Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. September 4 & October 30 6

Members: $175
Community: $225

*Plus a one-time $10 materials fee.

 

Beginners Drawing Class

 With instructor Ruth Porat

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Monday 10:00 a.m. - Noon September 8 & October 27 7

Members: $85
Community: $110

*Materials fee not included.

 

Intermediate Drawing, Watercolor & Collage

  With instructor Linda Altshuler

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - Noon September 2 & October 28 7

Members: $85
Community: $110

*Materials fee not included.

 

Open Studio

 

Day Time Start Date # Member/Community
Tuesday Noon - 4:00 p.m. September 2 Ongoing

Members: $15
Community: $20

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. September 5 Ongoing

Members: $15
Community: $20

For more information and registration call the registrar at 954-434-0499, ext. 336.