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Adult Programs Overview

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

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

Wednesdays • 11:00 a.m. | Members & Community: Free
On-going classes.

For more information or to register, contact 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

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 before first time attendance.

Tuesdays • 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Members & Community: Free
On-going classes.

For more information or to register, contact 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

Brain Games

If you enjoy the challenge of word games, this is your chance to put your skills to the test.  Join Shayna for interactive Brain Games held in a small, group setting where you can exercise your mind meet people with similar interests and have some fun!

Mondays • 11:00 a.m. | Members & Community: Free
1st & 3rd Monday each month • On-going classes.

For more information or to register, contact 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

Coffee Talk

This is not your mother's coffee klatch!  Adults 55+ are invited to a lively "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.

Sundays • 10:30 a.m. - Noon | Members: $3 • Community: $5
On-going classes.

For more information call Janet at 954.475.8080.

55+ Dinner Club

Get together with the 55+ Dinner 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 email feldman_605@comcast.net.

Duplicate Bridge

A competitive, stratified ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game. Come play bridge in a relaxed environment; bring a friend or make a new one.  Partners may be arranged.
Instructor: T.J. Singer 

Tuesdays • 7:00-10:00 p.m. | Members: $7 • Community: $10
Thursdays • 7:00-10:00 p.m. | Members: $7 • Community: $10

On-going classes. • Fees are per class. Prepay for 10 entries and get one free.

For more information, contact T.J. Singer at jcc@anotherbridgeclub.com or 954.399.1222.

Fall Prevention

Steady on Your Feet: Balance Class for the 60+

Fallen in the past?  Restricting your activities because you worry about falling? This class with Shayna may help you improve your balance, flexibility and strength and help to reduce your fear of falling.  

Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m. | Members & Community: Free
Beginning January 19 for 3 classes

For more information or to register, contact 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

NEW! Family History Basics

Are you curious about whom your ancestors were but don't know how to start the search? This class will teach basic research techniques and strategy and discuss how to get started immediately tracing your family. You will learn some of the many U.S. and local resources available to find your ancestors, how to use them, and the value of genealogy software. You will also learn how to use computers to find your family roots. Student level: for the beginning hobbyist who has little to no genealogy experience. Basic computer skills are strongly advised.

Instructor: Mark Fearer

Fridays • 10:00 a.m. - Noon | Members: $100 • Community: $120
Beginning January 22 - February 26. Six classes.

For more information or to register, contact 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

Israel & the Middle East

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.

Thursdays • 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Members & Community: Free
1st & 3rd Thursday of every month. On-going classes.

For more information or to register, contact 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

NEW! The Jews of France from Rashi to Vichy & Beyond

This two-part lecture series will focus on the history of the Jews of France from the medieval period to the present day crisis. The first lecture will deal with Rashi and other great rabbinic minds that flourished in France. Lecture two will discuss the progress of French Jews as full citizens of the Republic in the 19th and 20th centuries, and especially the way in which Napoleonic values changed the religious contours of French Judaism.

Instructor: Arnold Ages

Fridays • 10:00 a.m. - Noon | Members & Community: Free
January 15 & 22, 2016

For more information or to register, contact 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

Joys & Oys - Caregiver Support Group

Experience support and care from your peers while gaining invaluable insights, resources and empathy from a licensed clinician/facilitator.

1st & 3rd Sunday of each Month • 9:30-11:00 a.m. | Members & Community: Free
Beginning Sunday, February 7, 2016 the class time will change to 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Facilitated by

For more information or to register, contact 954.370.8140, ext. 216.

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.

Instructors: Gail Topping & Aline Zucker

Thursdays • 10:00 a.m. - Noon | Members & Community: Free
On-going classes.

For more information or to register, contact 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

NEW! Learn Bridge

Bridge is considered by many to be the greatest card game of all. It can be very challenging, but once learned can provide many years of enjoyment. This course is intended for the absolute beginner, one who knows nothing or almost nothing about bridge. Come join instructor Bernice Gunther and learn how to play.

Tuesdays • 12:20 - 2:00 p.m. | Members: $60 • Community: $72
Beginning January 12 for 6 weeks.

For more information or to register, contact 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

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.
Instructor: Nancy Alberts

Mondays • 12:30 p.m. | Members & Community: $5 per class + card fee of $8
Thursdays • 12:30 p.m. | Members & Community: $5 per class + card fee of $8
Ongoing

For more information call Nancy Alberts at 954.322.2581.

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.

Tai Chi
Mondays • 11:00 a.m. - Noon |
Members & Community: Free
Ongoing

Music Therapy
Tuesdays • Noon - 12:45 p.m. | Members & Community: Free
Ongoing

Yoga
Tuesdays • 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. | Members & Community: Free
Ongoing

Ageless Grace
Fridays • 1:30-2:15 p.m. |
Members & Community: Free
Ongoing

For more information call Bob Schwartz at 954.805.1800.

Shalom From Israel

Join us for an interactive class about Israeli culture that includes literature, art, music, documentary films, vivid presentations and discussions.
Instructor: Alon Roitman, the Israeli Shaliach from the Jewish Federation of Broward County

Thursdays • 10:30 a.m. | Members & Community: Free
Class meets on: December 10, January 4, February 25 & March 10

For more information or to register, contact 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.
Instructor: Jay Riazanow

Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m. - Noon | Members & Community: Free
Ongoing classes.

For information call Jay Riazanow at 954.835.0532.

Lunch Bunch at the JCC

Enjoy delicious food and fun activities.  Meet new friends, or bring a friend with you.  Lunch is open to anyone in the community age 60 and over.  You do not have to be a member of the JCC to attend.

While here, check out some fun activities:
Mah-Jongg • Bridge • Painting • Knitting • Yiddish 

A $2 donation is requested and lunch reservations must be made by the noon the day prior.
This lunch program is sponsored through a partnership with the David Posnack JCC, the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Aging Disability Resource Center.

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.

To register call 954.434.0499, ext. 336.

Click here for more information about the various classes being offered in the Art Studio.

NEW! Take a Chance, Learn to Dance!

Irene has been a professional Ballroom Dance Instructor for over 20 years. Well versed in both Traditional and Latin dances Irene's style of teaching reflects the philosophy that anyone can learn to dance.

Instructor: Irene J. Marshall

Wednesdays • 7:30-9:00 p.m. | Members: $72 per person • Community: $90 per person | Couples only
Begins January 13 for 6 weeks. Please wear shoes that don't stick to the floor.
Pre-registration until January 11 • On-site registration January 13 at 7:00 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact 954.613.9006