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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; 
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-11:30 am or 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
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
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
April 1
$100/Member; $125/Guest

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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.

 >Wednesday; 10:15-11:30 am
 April 8
 $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
April 3
$85/Member; $110/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:
   April 6
   $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
April 27
Free and open to the community

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Broadway Jazz Dance Class
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)                                                                                                                                                                       

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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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   
Singles at the J offers a variety of programs through-out the year.  There will be programs where you can embrace something new and exciting or enjoy something fun and entertaining. Programs are followed by time to meet and mingle. Check our calendar for upcoming programs. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Singles Wine Tasting and Dessert Reception

Begin the evening with champagne and prosecco tasting followed by wine tasting and dessert reception

>Thursday, June 18; 7:00-9:00pm
$18 for Singles 55+
  Location: Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens

Call 561-712-5232 or email

Discussion Groups

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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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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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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