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.

 

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 # Fee/ Member Fee
Wednesday 11:00 a.m.
Ongoing
Ongoing Free

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

 

Brain Aerobics

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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 # Fee/ Member Fee
Monday 11:00-11:45 a.m.
March 10 6 Free

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

 

Coffee Talk

Adults, ages 65+, are invited to come for the coffee but stay for the lively agenda. Participate in discussions, meet new people, share experiences and camaraderie as the group explores current events, learns about the world around us and plans social events.

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

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

 

Diabetes Self-Management

This six-week program builds confidence for managing chronic health issues, staying active and enjoying life. Learn valuable knowledge on how to manage symptoms, eat well, communicate your needs with friends and family, solve probelsm and relax. Class size is limited.

Day Time Start Date # Fee/ Member Fee
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - Noon

March 4

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 # Fee/ Member Fee
Tuesday 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Ongoing

Ongoing
Member Fee: $7
Fee: $10*
Thursday 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Ongoing

Ongoing
Member Fee: $7
Fee: $10*

*Fees are per class.

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 # Fee/ Member Fee
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 # Fee/ Member Fee
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.

Day Time Start Date # Fee/ Member Fee
Wednesday 1:00-3:00 p.m.

March 12

8

Member Fee: $150
Fee: $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 # Fee/ Member Fee
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

 

 

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 # Fee/ Member Fee
Monday 5:30-6:45 p.m. 10 Member Fee: $200
Fee: $240

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 # Fee/ Member Fee
Monday 10:00 a.m.
November 11 Ongoing
Free

 

Oy, What Now? A Workshop Series for Jewish Women Over 50

Join Transition Network South Florida co-coordinators, Nancy Kalikow Maxwell and Julie McGinty, for a fun and helpful gujide into your next phase of life. Through hands-on activities, group discussions and presentations, we will explore topics such as: where to live, whether to work, how to spend your time, and where Judaism fits in your life now. Along with discussing these questions, you will connect with other Jewish women, who are also pondering, Oy, What Now? in this exciting, but confusing tim eof life. Class minimum is 8 participants. 

 

Day Time Start Date # Fee/ Member Fee
Sunday 10:00-11:30 a.m.
February 16 6

Member Fee: $60
Fee: $75

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

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.

Instructors: Nathan Garnick & Jay Riazanow

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

 

 

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 # Fee/ Member Fee
Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
March 5 6
Member Fee: $75
Fee: $95

 

 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.

 

Studio Class

 

Day Time Start Date # Fee/ Member Fee
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. February 24 & April 22
7

Member Fee: $175
Fee: $225

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. February 25 & April 23 7

Member Fee: $175
Fee: $225

Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. February 26 & April 24 6

Member Fee: $175
Fee: $225

*Plus a one-time $10 materials fee.

 

Beginners Art Class

 With instructor Gus St. Anthony

Day Time Start Date # Fee/ Member Fee
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. March 7 & April 25 7

Member Fee: $110
Fee: $85

*Materials fee not included.

 

Watercolor & Drawing

  With instructor Linda Altshuler

Day Time Start Date # Fee/ Member Fee
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - Noon February 24 & April 22
7

Member Fee: $110
Fee: $85

*Materials fee not included.

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