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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. Click on the program name for a description of the class.  

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Day   Time     Class & Description
Monday
 
10:30am    

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!

1st & 3rd Monday each month • On-going classes.

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


10:30am
   

Color My World

Whether you are an artist-at-heart, looking to relieve stress or simply want to find new friends, join in on the fun.

2nd & 4th Monday each month • On-going classes. • One-time materials fee of $5

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


12:30pm    

Mah-Jongg & Canasta

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

Members & Community: $5 per class + card fee of $8
Ongoing

For more information call Nancy Alberts at 954.322.2581.


12:30pm    

Meditation

Join our facilitator, Esther Cohen, from VITAS for a 5-minute meditation session to quiet your mind, relax, and renew for the rest of your day.

facilitated by

Studio A | Members & Community: Free

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


Tuesday   10:00am    

Intermediate Drawing, Watercolor & Collage

Members: $90 • Community: $115 (Material fees not included)

Instructor: Linda Altshuler


10:30am    

American History & Government: What You Should Know

This seminar is a refresher on American History and government and how it relates to today.
Instructor: Peter Levine, former history lecturer at the Copenhagen International School

First & third Tuesdays of each month

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

Peter Levine was born in New York City and educated in the city public education system. He attended The George Washington University where he received a BA in history. He also completed 2 years of graduate work in history and political science at C.W. Post College while working at WCBS-TV News. He left New York in 1967 to lecture at the Copenhagen International School where he taught history, government and introductory economics. Most recently he worked at the Broward County Property Appraiser's office for 10 years working in the Community Outreach Department. He represented the Appraiser's office at homeowner, condo and civic association meetings. Peter Levine is now retired.


10:30am    

Current Events

This seminar is a discussion on current events.
Instructor: Peter Levine, former history lecturer at the Copenhagen International School

Second & fourth Tuesdays of each month

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

Peter Levine was born in New York City and educated in the city public education system. He attended The George Washington University where he received a BA in history. He also completed 2 years of graduate work in history and political science at C.W. Post College while working at WCBS-TV News. He left New York in 1967 to lecture at the Copenhagen International School where he taught history, government and introductory economics. Most recently he worked at the Broward County Property Appraiser's office for 10 years working in the Community Outreach Department. He represented the Appraiser's office at homeowner, condo and civic association meetings. Peter Levine is now retired.


10:30am    

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

For information call Jay Riazanow at 954.835.0532.


10:30am    

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.

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


12:00pm    

Open Art Studio

Members: $20 • Community: $25

12:30pm    

Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia Support

A support group for individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. This group has been meeting since 2001!

Instructor: Steven Kruger

3rd Tuesday of each Month • 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Free | Mania Nudel Holocaust Learning Center
Subject to change, please email to confirm.

For more information or to register, contact Steven Kruger at skruger24@aol.com*
*Please put cfs/fm in the subject line, otherwise it will not be read.


7:00pm    

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 

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.


Wednesday   10:30am    

Bingo

 

10:30am    

Studio Art Class

Members: $180 • Community: $230 (Material fees not included)

11:00am    

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

On-going classes.

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


Thursday   10:00am    

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

On-going classes.

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


 10:30am    

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.

1st & 3rd Thursday of every month beginning November 3. On-going classes.

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


10:30am    

Political Science & Economics

In this discussion class you will explore systems of government and analyze the current political activity and behavior. With the approaching presidential election you will explore current political events and learn how the general principles surrounding the world of politics work.
Instructor: Peter Levine, former history lecturer at the Copenhagen International School

Second & fourth Thursdays of each month

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

Peter Levine was born in New York City and educated in the city public education system. He attended The George Washington University where he received a BA in history. He also completed 2 years of graduate work in history and political science at C.W. Post College while working at WCBS-TV News. He left New York in 1967 to lecture at the Copenhagen International School where he taught history, government and introductory economics. Most recently he worked at the Broward County Property Appraiser's office for 10 years working in the Community Outreach Department. He represented the Appraiser's office at homeowner, condo and civic association meetings. Peter Levine is now retired.


10:30am    

Studio Art Class

Members: $180 • Community: $235 (Material fees not included)

12:30pm    

Mah-Jongg

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

Members & Community: $5 per class + card fee of $8
Ongoing

For more information call Nancy Alberts at 954.322.2581.


7:00pm    

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 

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.


7:30pm    

Ballroom Dance with Irene

The only thing you need to bring with you to class is a partner. Irene will show you the rest. Dancing is fun, romantic and great exercise!

Instructor: Irene J. Marshall

Salsa & Waltz
Thursdays • 7:30-9:00 p.m. |
Members: $72 per person • Community: $90 per person | Couples only
Please wear shoes that don't stick to the floor.

Rhumba & Meringue
Thursdays • 7:30-9:00 p.m. |
Members: $72 per person • Community: $90 per person | Couples only
October 27 - November 17, December 8 & 15. Please wear shoes that don't stick to the floor.

For more information or to register, contact 954.613.9006 or email dancing.irene13@gmail.com.


Friday   10:00am    

Open Art Studio

Members: $20 • Community: $25

10:30am    

The Most Significant Jewish Books of the Last Decade with Dr. Arnold Ages

Fridays, January 13 & 27, 2017 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon • $8 per lecture
Presented by Orloff CAJE and the David Posnack JCC
Classes will be held at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center.
For questions or to register, contact Judy at jasuleen@orloffcaje.org or 954.660.2074

This fascinating two-part mini-series will explore the profusion of English language books dealing with Jews, Judaism and the State of Israel. Jewish studies programs across North American campuses have become increasingly more popular, and have influenced book production on Bible studies, Israel, Talmud, Hebrew language, Jewish history, philosophy and contemporary events. Please join Professor Arnold Ages as he examines four influential works of the past several years.

Lecture I: Friday, January 13
The Prime Ministers by Yehudah Avner & Maimonides: Life and Thought by Moshe Halbertal

Lecture II: Friday, January 27
American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society by Shaul Magid & Jews and the Military: A History by Derek Penslar

Dr. Arnold Ages received his Master of Arts and doctorate in Romance Languages from Ohio State University. He has authored five books and 80 articles in scholarly journals as well as numerous book reviews and essays. Dr. Ages retired from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) with the title, Distinguished Emeritus Professor. During his career at Waterloo, Dr. Ages was the recipient of many Canada Council grants including the Killam Fellowship, Canada’s highest academic award.


11:00am    

Special Lunch Programming

January 20: Diabetes Prevention Presented by Humana

January 27: Sponsored Entertainment: Don Stansfield

February 3: Vitas presents Nutrition Awareness

February 10: Emergency Center of Davie presents Heart Health and Entertainment by Jeanie Gray

February 17: Dr. Harry Krichmar - Why Do Healthy People Get Heart Disease?

February 24: Emergency Center of Davie presents Heart Health and Entertainment by Jeanie Gray


Sunday   10:00am    

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.

Members: $3 • Community: $5
On-going classes.

For more information call Janet at 954.475.8080.


10:30am    

Caregivers Series

Multigenerational Family

When Did the Tables Turn?
A series addressing concerns and challenges about your aging family members.

A FREE program in partnership with Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County.

Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County

Sunday, February 26 • 10:30 a.m.
What’s “Natural” During the Aging Process
with Dr. Marc Agronin, Medical Director for Mental Health and Clinical Research at the Miami Jewish Health Systems

Dr. Marc Agronin brings his warmth, wisdom and sense of humanity to his talks on what it means to grow old and how we all have unimaginable potential not in spite of age, but because of it.

Dr. Agronin will present the common and “uncommon” signs of aging from the physical to the cognitive perspective.

Sunday, March 26 • 10:30 a.m.
To Move or Not to Move
with Michael Brodie, Senior Placement Specialist
Teresa Duvall, Director, Jewish Family Home Care

  • Not sure if your loved ones need home care? Learn about the signs and the services available to help support your family member in their own home.
  • Learn how to find the “right” fit if your loved one needs to move from their current home.

Sunday, April 30 • 10:30 a.m.
Giving Up the Keys
with Linda Bloomfield, RN, BSN, MPA, HCRM
Andrew Parker, Co-Founder of Papa

  • This is a tough subject and a serious matter for most families. Learn how to assess your loved one’s driving skills and gain the tools to help you have this important conversation.
  • Explore alternate transportation options.

For more information or to reserve your seat, contact 954.434.0499, ext. 336.
Cost: FREE
David Posnack JCC • Room 135

This program is funded through a grant provided by
Jewish Federation of Broward County