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Classes, Programs & Groups
Academy of Continuing Education
Bridge, Mah Jongg & Canasta
Classes, Programs & Groups

Arts & Culture
92nd ST Y
Book Festival
Special Events
Cultural Trips
Film Festival

The Adult Classes and Programs will be held at the Mandel JCC, 8500 Jog Rd., Boynton Beach unless otherwise specified. To register or for more information, please call 561-736-4751.


Painting & Drawing

Graphite Portraits
Learn how to draw a portrait from life and from a photo. The artist/teacher will share the secrets she learned from world renown Beverly Hale, founder of the Art Students’ League of New York City. Students will learn how to really “see” features and personality on a face. Last two sessions will include a live model.
Instructor: Renee Plevy

>Tuesdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm or 6:30 pm-9:00 pm;
Six-Week sessions begin: January 6, February 17, March 31
$125/Member; $150/Guest  

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Watercolor for Beginners to Advanced
Learn traditional watercolor techniques through demonstrations and critiques that will give you a solid foundation or help you build on the skills you already know. Discover surprising tricks and methods that will help you
push past any frustration you have had with painting with watercolor.
Instructor: Anita Lovitt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   >Wednesdays 9:00 am-Six-Week sessions begin: January 7, February 18, April 1
$125/Member; $150/Guest

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Drawing for Beginners to Advanced

Learn the essential skills to putting your ideas on paper through drawing with pencil and charcoal. Create the foundation for drawing, learning to paint or continue building the skills you already know.
Instructor: Amy Berkowitz

>Wednesdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Six-Week sessions begin: January 7, February 18, April 1
$100/Member; $125/Guest

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Fashion Illustration and Design
Master the art of fashion Illustration. Learn the techniques that are unique to fashion drawing – the first step in bringing your designs to life.
Instructor: Amy Berkowitz

>Wednesdays 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Six-Week sessions begin: January 7, February 18, April 1
$100/Member; $125/Guest

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Sip and Paint
Uptown Art is a step-by-step painting studio that walks you through a designated painting. They will take you step-by-step through a painting, so the night is filled with fun times and laughter. Everyone leaves with their own
unique masterpiece at the end of class. Their instructors are talented enough to teach everyone (including those of us who can’t draw a stick person)! Everything you need to create a painting is provided. BYOB – Bring your favorite
>Thursday 7:00-9:00 pm
March 12; April 9
$29/Member per class; $34/Guest per class

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Design Your Own Greeting Cards with Tama Pasternak
You will learn to create personalized greeting cards that are so creative and beautiful that recipients will treasure and save. The amazing results will astonish you. Your family and friends will eagerly look forward to receiving them.

 >Wednesdays; 10:15-11:30 am
 3 sessions on January 14; February 11; March 11; December 10
 $15/Member; $20/Guest

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Photography & Technology

Digital Camera 101
Learn how to use your digital camera and start taking pictures that capture your vision. You will learn the technical aspects of your camera and how to “see” through the lens. This hands on class will provide you
with the foundation you need to create beautiful photographs. Bring your camera and manual to the first class.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              >Fridays 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Four-Week sessions begin: January 9, February 6,
March 6, April 3
$85/Member; $110/Guest

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Navigating your iPhone or iPad
Learn how to maximize your phone or tablet. Take photographs, download apps or use FaceTime. Our teacher will answer all your questions.
Instructor: Jennie Azoulai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   >Fridays 10:00 am-11:30 am
Three-week sessions
iPhone: January 9; February 20
iPad: January 30; March 13
$40/Member; $45/Guest

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Antiques & Collectibles

Antiques and Collectibles
Antiques and Collectibles are part of global history and our culture. We will discover why certain Arts & Crafts develop in certain areas? Why do particular antiques become valuable & retain their value? How do we recognize & authenticate antiques & collectibles? Six week sessions led by Lila Lavine

> Mondays; 10:00 am-12:00 pm
   Six-week sessions begin:
   January 5, January 14, February 25, April 8
   $55/Member; $80/Guest

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Dance, Theater and Music

Theater Lab of the Mandel JCC
Seeking actors, playwrights and directors! A workshop that engages in play reading, improvisation and the crafting of new theatrical material. Theater Lab provides a nurturing and innovative environment that
allows members to hone their talents for future productions. Bring your ideas and your enthusiasm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  >Mondays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Ongoing January 26, February 23, March 23, April 20
Free and open to the community

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Inside the Music: New World Symphony Simulcast Series
The New World Symphony’s Inside the Music program provides an intimate and interactive view into the world of classical music and symphonic musicians. The Mandel JCC and the NWS are bringing this popular interactive one hour program to you via simulcast.

 >Tuesdays; 7:00 pm
 February 17, March 17
 Free/Member; $5/Guest

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Broadway Jazz
This upbeat dance class begins with a warm up to strengthen, stretch and improve flexibility, then moves into footwork and rhythm and isolations. You’ll learn original combinations and dance numbers to a variety of music all in the style typically seen on Broadway. Some experience is helpful, but not necessary. A good time and great workout is guaranteed. Join us and get your mind and body energized and inspired. This is a weekly class that continues throughout the year.
Purchase a 6 week dance card.

 >Thursdays; 6:30-8:00 pm; Ongoing
 $36/Member; $45/Guest

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Sunday Morning at the J

Begin your week learning and being inspired.  Join us for coffee and a nosh while our guest presenters enlighten you with their talent and expertise. 
Per lecture: $3/Member; $7/Guest (unless otherwise noted)

Al Schwartz - George Washington and the Founding of a Nation
Discover the background of the history of the beginning of our nation through this retrospective, an informative documentary on the life of our first president, George Washington.

>Sunday; 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  December 14

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Success and Happiness
Free your potential, think outside the box and learn how to connect to the source of fulfillment in all areas of your life.
Instructor: Anne Shoshana Deakter                                                                                                                                                                          

.>Sunday; 10:00 am-11:30 pm
   January 11

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Love and Relationships
The purpose of life according to the teachings of Kabbalah is for us to transform; we weren’t put on this earth to be good people, we were put on this earth to be better people. The people in our life serve to help us on this life long journey of personal and spiritual growth. The discussion will explore love from two perspectives: as need or as true/real love and the practical steps for generating enduring and endless love in your life.
Instructor: Anne Shoshana Deakter

.> Sunday; 10:00 am-11:30 pm
     February 8

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Kabbalah Seminar: The Inner Wisdom of the Torah
Kabbalah is the practical guide book on how to live a life of fulfillment, purpose, love, joy and passion. Join us on a journey of sublime discovery on how a wisdom thousands
of years old is user friendly, relevant, applicable and practical for today’s life.
Instructor: Anne Shoshana Deakter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     >Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
   $36/Guest; $42/Includes boxed lunch. Reservation Required

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Israeli Folk Dancing
Have a fun time learning basic and beginning Israeli folk dance classics at a smooth and slow pace. No previous experience is needed. Kira has taught Israeli folk dancing
and performed in dance shows in Israel. Enjoy the music and easy dance steps for all.
Instructor: Kira Fleischman

.> Sunday; 10:00 am-11:30 pm
    April 12

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Do You Believe in Angels?
Angels play an important part in the Bible. We will exam the role of Angels, how to recognize them, how to create them and how to defend yourself from Malach HaMavet.
Instructor: Rabbi Eckstein 

.> Sunday; 10:00 am-11:30 pm
    January 25

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Unknown Secrets of Harem Life Revealed
Learn about the capture, education and competition between young harem slave girls. Understand what a typical day was like for these girls which included drug
addiction, understanding Jewish women who would visit them and take home an authentic recipe or two.
Instructor: Kira Fleischman

.> Sunday; 10:00 am-11:30 pm
    February 22

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Woman as the CEO of Her Own Life
Our sages write that the coming of Moschiach will be through the women. That requires us to stand up, become empowered and live our full potential. Learn
how to tap into your inner strength and transform into the leader you are destined to be.
Instructor: Anne Shoshana Deakter

.> Sunday; 10:00 am-11:30 pm
    March 22

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Parenting for All Generations
Once a parent always a parent. Learn time honored tools and techniques found in the Torah. Learn to look beyond what you know to answers that allow you to see
something that you didn’t see before.
Instructor: Anne Shoshana Deakter

.> Sunday; 10:00 am-11:30 pm
    April 26

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Singles at the J

Singles at the J (formerly Lust for Life)
Singles at the J is a great place to come to make friends or connect with old.  Each program will be an opportunity to embrace something new and exciting. Each class will offer time to socialize and an opportunity to learn something new. Come to learn and come to laugh!  We look forward to seeing you here.  

Singles at the J Discussion Group
Join us for an interactive discussion and activity that will challenge you to think deeply about what matters most to you.  We will light the Chanukiah for the second night and nosh on some sufganyot and more.  Moderator Tali Kentof will lead the discussion.  Followed with time to meet and mingle. Program for Singles 55+.   Thank you to our sponsor Vitas Healthcare.

>Wednesday,   7:00pm – 9:00 pm
 December 17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 FREE/Members;  $5/Guests

Sunday Morning at the J

Special tables reserved exclusively for Singles at the J 

>December 7, December 14; 10:30-12:00 am; December 17 7:00-8:30 pm
  $3/Member; $7/Guest

Discussion Groups

Current Events
Those of us, who watch, read and study the news, have opinions that are diverse and convictions that are clear. This discussion group provides a weekly forum for the exchange of these views on various topics contained in the ever changing world and local events.

> Thursdays, Ongoing; 9:30 – 11:30am; Free/Members; $5/Guests

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W2W Let's Talk About Us
Join us for lively discussions where extraordinary women share wisdom and humor. Our purpose is to build relationships, promote dialog and inspire women. Discussion topics are democratically selected. All are welcome to suggest and partake.

> Thursdays, Ongoing; 12:30– 1:45pm;  Free/Members; $5/Guests

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Political Flashpoint
An interactive weekly discussion group that focuses on domestic and international issues in the news, meets weekly. Political, economic and current event subjects are the focus of this audience participation series. 

> Mondays, Ongoing; 10:00 – 11:30am; Free/Members; $5/Guests

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To register or for more information, please call 561-736-4751

JBiz Networking Group

JBiz Networking
This networking group meets for community networking, speakers, and breakfast the second Thursday of every month at 7:45am.  All professionals in the Boynton Beach area welcome!
For more information call Elissa Vessal at 561-214-4648.

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