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

Arts & Culture
Book Festival
Special Events
Cultural Day Tours
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 561-740-9000.


Antiques and Collectibles 

Learn what you need to know about your antiques and collectibles. Are they genuine? Where do they come from? Are they old? Are they valuable, etc? Instructor: Lila Lavine 

Mondays, Ongoing | 10:00am-12:00pm 
Per 6-week session: $55 Member ● $80 Guest 

Purchase at the JCC 


Broadway Jazz Movement 

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. Instructors: Mary Segal and Rhona Ross

Thursdays, Ongoing | 6:30-8:00pm 
Per 6-week session: $40 Member ● $50 Guest  

Purchase at the JCC 


Sunday Mornings at the J Presents Women of Inspiration

There comes a time in every woman’s life when she meets someone who inspires and motivates her to become all that she is capable of … Come meet three such inspirational women Sunday Mornings at the J who will share their journeys of struggle, endurance, fortitude and ultimate joy!

January 8: Sandy Lipton-November was a typical, traditional mother and housewife in the 1950’s when her life was turned upside down due to a nasty divorce. Two young children and penniless, Sandy made lemonade out of lemons and supported her children as a model, and then as a Hollywood actress. (You might remember her as the mother of Johnny Depp in the movie, Nightmare on Elm Street among other movies and TV shows.) Sandy will share her trials, tribulations and ultimate happiness in an entertaining DVD of her memoir. 

February 12: When Ann (Toback) Bair anxiously awaited her husband’s return from a business trip to celebrate the couple’s anniversary, she heard about a plane crash coming into Long Island that killed everyone aboard. She didn’t think much about it until she learned that her husband was aboard the flight, having wanted to come home earlier to surprise her. In an instant, the life of this idyllic suburban homemaker – mother of three young children – changed dramatically. Determined to make a life – and living – for herself and the children, Ann enrolled in college and then graduate school and is presently a psychotherapist with a busy practice in Boca Raton. She is the remarried and the grandmother of eight. 

March 12: Marilyn Murray Willison had an enviable career as an international journalist and editor. And then MS came to visit, and turned her life – and her career - upside down. She went from interviewing – and writing about – such celebrities as Michael Caine, Paul McCartney and Audrey Hepburn to spending her days paralyzed and in a wheelchair. When Marilyn turned 65, she made a mental inventory of the things that she had accomplished, the things she had lost, and the way she wanted to live the rest of her life. Learn how Marilyn reestablished her career and her life in new and rewarding ways to make the most of her talent and her aspirations. The author of seven books, her recent memoir won first place in the Florida Writers Association competition.

Sundays | 10:00-11:30am 
Per Lecture: $5 Member ● $8 Guest 
Continental Bagel Breakfast Included 

Register for Sunday Mornings at the J>>>


Watercolor Beginner/ Intermediate 

Beginner and Intermediate students, welcome to the pleasures and strategies of watercolor! Develop skills by watching weekly
demonstrations, working on class exercises, and experimenting with new techniques. Students also learn to give and receive
supportive feedback in a nurturing environment. Please bring your own watercolor brushes, paint and paper if you have them. Supply list will be sent ahead of time. Instructor: Anita Lovitt

Tuesdays, November 1 - December 6 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Per 6-week session: $150 Member ● $200 Guest
Min 4 people; Max 12.

Winter Session: 

Session 1: January 10- February 14 
Session 2: February 21- March 28 
Per 6-week session: $150 Member ● $200 Guest
Min 4 people; Max 12.

Register for Watercolor Beginner/ Intermediate>>


The Mandel JCC Book Review Club 

2016-17 Schedule: 
December 8 | As Time Goes By, Mary Higgins Clark
January 19 | The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, by Susan Jane Gilman 
February 16 | The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarity 
March 16 | The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman 
April 20 | The Orchardist Amanda Coplin 
May 18 | All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doer 
June 15 | Lilac Girls Martha Kelly 

Thursdays, 3:00pm 
Free Member ●  $5 Guest
To register contact Jennifer at 561-740-9000x208


The Renditions

Enjoy a full up-beat evening listening to the Renditions sing songs from the 50s and 60s. Hear songs originally sung by the Duprees, Dion and the Belmonts, The Drifters, Jay and The Americans and more. Interspersed with some levity, sing-a-long and name-that-tune with CD giveaways, you will be tapping your feet and dancing in the aisles!

Thursday, January 12 | 7:00pm
$12 Member $18 Guest (Refreshments Will Be Served)

Register for the Renditions>>


An Evening with Myrna Goldberger

Enjoy an evening with Myrna Goldberger. She is an educator, lecturer, creative writer, consultant and performer. She makes history come alive and performs what she calls “Edutainment.”

Thursday, March 9 | 7:00 pm
$12 Member ● $18 Guest

Register For An Evening with Myrna Goldberger>>


JCC Discussion Groups


Political Flashpoint

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

Mondays; Ongoing | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Free Member ● $7 Guest


 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 - 11:30 am
Free Member ● $7 Guest


 Networking Groups


 JBiz Networking Breakfasts 

JBiz is a business networking group within the JCC. The purpose of JBiz is to create business networking relationships between the members and within the local community. Our free monthly breakfast is open to everyone interested in making new business connections. Come hungry and bring plenty of business cards! Also, please feel free to invite your business colleagues!

Thursdays, Sept. 8 | Oct. 13 | Nov. 10 | Dec. 8 | 8:00am 
Free & Open to the community 
Please RSVP to [email protected]


JBiz Leads Group 

In addition to the monthly events, which are always held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, JBIZ also has two category-exclusive leads groups which meet on certain Tuesdays or Thursdays, depending on the group.  The Thursday group is headed by Mark Agnelli, and meets at the JCC on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.  The Tuesday group is headed by Jennie Azoulai, and meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Meetings are held at the JCC beginning at 7:45 a.m. until 9.  Membership is limited to one member per profession/category, and membership fees are only $100/year, guests are welcome to attend two meetings with no charge. 

For further inquiry, please contact Mark Agnelli (Thursday Group) at [email protected]; or Jennie Azoulai (Tuesday Group) at [email protected].

Thursdays | 7:45-9:00am 
$100 Year 
Group 1: Sept. 1 & 15 | Oct. 6 & 20 | Nov. 3 & 17 | Dec. 1 & 15
Group 2: Sept. 20 | Oct. 18 | Nov. 15 | Dec. 20 

 

 

 

 

 

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