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Classes, Programs & Groups
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, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM, Ongoing
  $55/Members; $80/ Guests per 6 week session.

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

 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.

Instructor: Anita Lovitt 

>Tuesday, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM; Oct 13-November 17 or November 24-December 29
   $150/ Member; $175/Guest per 6 week session; Min 4- Max 12 

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

 Mah Jongg Open Play Sessions

Enjoy the game of Mah Jongg at the JCC. This is for people that know how to play.

>Wednesdays, 9:30 AM -12:00 PM; Begins October 13 or November 24th
   Free/ Member; $3/Guest 

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

 Navigating Your iPhone and iPad 

Learn how to maximize your iPad! Master email/photos/downloads and all of those Apps! Jennie will work with each student one-on-one to provide App recommendations and instructions. Learn Facetime/Skype/Snap Chat. Jennie Azoulai will answer all your questions. Bring your iPad to class.

Instructor: Jennie Azoulai 

>Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30AM; October 14- November 18; November 25- December 3
  $90/Members; $108/Guests per 6 week session; Minimum 5 students, maximum 12 

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

Pencil Portraiture

Learn how to use a pencil to draw lifelike portraits of your friends and family! The instructor 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 classes will have a volunteer live model for specific portrait instruction. 

Instructor: Renee Plevy 

>Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM; November 24th- December 28th
  $125/Member; $150/Guest per 6 week session; Min 5 People, Max 12 

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

Mastering Cell Phone Photography and Apps 

Take & send a photo from your phone (Android or iPhone), iPad or Laptop to anyone.Learn the basics of how to compose a decent selfie. Join Photographer Daniel Casey for a series of practical steps in taking a photo. Learn to send your photo from an email or text, or post it in social media like Facebook, Twitter, or eBay! Daniel will share a less complicated way to understand and make learning fun! Also learn simple editing of your digital photos (coloration, black and white, or sepia). 

Instructor: Daniel Casey 

>Thursdays, weekly, 6:30-8:00 PM; Nov 12-Dec 10; (no class Nov 26
   $90/Member; $120/Guest per 4 week session; Min 4 People, Max 10

>To Register Call 561-740-9000 

 Tarot Card Reading "Studio Meetup" 

Tarot is a way of accessing universal wisdom. There are many connections between Tarot and Kabbalah. The instructor has over 40 years experience providing readings, which are always "harmless and possibly helpful." Learn how to read the cards while enjoying snacks and a beverage with your friends! Bring your own deck of cards (Rider Deck is recommended) and a notebook. 

Instructor: Anita Lovitt 

>Mondays, 6:00-8:00 PM; Nov 16, Dec 14
  $50/per person per class; Min 4 people, Max 8

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

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 style typically seen on Broadway! Some experience is necessary. 

Instructor: Mary Segal and Rhona Ross

>Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM; Ongoing 
  $40 Member; $50/Guest per 6 week dance card 

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

The Power of Drawing 

Discover the energy and expressive power of line. Students will learn to observe and report their impressions in different linear modes. Techniques include: gesture drawing, blind contour, continuous line, cross contour, planar analysis, and various forms of hatching. Gain confidence in your drawing skills and watch your work take off! There will be 2 sessions with a live model, 1 portrait and 1 clothed figure. Bring a 9X12" sketchbook, a white eraser and a supply of #2 pencils. Other materials to be discussed. 

Instructor: Anita Lovitt

>Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM; November 25- December 30
  $135/Member; $160/Guest per 6 week session; Min 4 People, Max 12

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

The Nazi Officer's Wife

The Nazi Officer's Wife is the story of a Jewish woman in 1930's Vienna, who with the help of friends, moved to Munich, hid her identity and married Nazi Party member, thus saving her life. In this fascinating story, Angela Schluter tells the story of her mother's life as the Nazi Officer's Wife and her own story of her upbringing as arguably the only Jew born in an Aryan hospital during the war. 

>Friday, Dec 4, 1:00 PM at the Mandel JCC, Boynton Beach
  $10/Member; $15/ Guest (Includes dessert and coffee) 
  Registration Requested 

> Register Here 

Instructor Bios: 

Anita Lovitt: Ms. Lovitt has taught drawing and painting for many years and is also a talented digital artist. A graduate of Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with top honors and a degree in illustration. She also studied with some legendary teachers (design with Milton Glaser at School of Visual Arts in New York, watercolor with Charles Reid in workshops, and anatomy with Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Students League in New York City).

Renee Plevy: BS Education at Boston University, The School of Visual Arts, The Art Student League. Renee has been teaching portraiture for more than 35 years. Her paintings have been featured in more than 65 shows and galleries. 

Daniel Casey: Daniel began his digital career in photography over 9 years ago. With a background in the movie industry as prop master's assistant as well as print modeling and actor, Daniel's on set experienced helped hone his skills to make every detail pop in a setting creating punch and impact with every image taken. Mentored privately by some of the photographer's cooperative studio, Daniel became both a portrait studio photographer as well as architectural portraiture photographer and later developed as a successful event photographer. Daniel's love of people and sharing his experiences and knowledge are what he say's photography is all about! 

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. 

Instructor: William "Lenny" Bell

>Mondays, 10:00-11:30 AM; Ongoing
  Free/ Member; $5/Guest 

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

 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, 9:30-11:30 AM; Ongoing
   Free/Member; $5/Guest 

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

 Theater Lab of Mandel JCC 

Seeking actors, playwrights, & directors! Join us in a workshop setting to engage in play readings, improvisation, and the crafting of new theatrical material. This exciting venture will nurture an innovative troupe who will hone their talents for future productions. Please bring multiple copies of your plays along with your enthusiasm! 

Instructor: Mary Segal and Rhona Ross

>Third Monday of Each Month: 6:30-8:00 PM
   Free & open to the community 

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

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 dialogue, and inspire women. Discussion topics are democratically selected. All are welcome to suggest and partake. 

Instructor: Anita Ross 

>Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 PM
   Free/Member; $5/Guest 

>To Register Call 561-740-9000

 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!

>Thursday, Dec. 10

   8:00 AM

   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 a category-exclusive leads group which meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday 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 fees are only $100/yea, guests are welcome to attend two meetings with no charge.  We are currently working to form a second leads group, so all interested persons should contact David Hollander at [email protected].

>Thursdays, November 5 & 19; December 3 & 17
   7:45 AM- 9:00 AM


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