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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 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 561-736-4751.


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:
   October 20, December 1, January 5
   $55/Member; $80/Guest

Watercolor with Anita Lovitt
Come try your hand at a wonderful art form with subtle nuances and spontaneity, as well as brilliance and control. Learn traditional watercolor techniques through invaluable demonstrations that will give you a solid foundation. Watercolor is a medium that’s not as unforgiving as you might think, so come find out about some surprising tricks that will wash away those confusions. This class is for the beginner or experienced watercolorist. Learn about the various methods and materials of watercolor painting. Six week session is taught by Anita Lovitt

> Wednesdays; 9:00 am-12:00 pm / 6:00-9:00 pm
   Six-week sessions begin:
   October 22, December 10, February 4
   $125/Member; $150/Guest

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

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
   November 11, February 17, March 17
   Free/Member; $5/Guest

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
   November 12, December 10
   $15/Member; $20/Guest; Fee includes materials

Knosh & Knowledge Lecture Series

Join us for a brunch of fresh bagels, tuna fish, egg salad, cream cheese and coffee along with stimulating conversations with some of the most knowledgeable and funny people you will ever meet.
Per lecture: $8/Member; $10/Guest

Ron Dagan
Ron Dagan has been a singer guitarist for the past 30 years. Born in Israel and educated at New York University, Ron has made his mark on stage in front of the audience. Today Ron specializes in performing for the retirement communities of South Florida. Ron’s program is bringing to life the songs that are part of the musical lexicon of the population.

> Sunday; 10:30 am-12:00 pm
   November 16

Jacques Weisel
Jacques Weisel is a former president of the New York Metro Chapter of the National Speakers Association and the author of several books and audiocassettes. He delivers keynote speeches and leads seminars throughout the United States on personal motivation, human resources development, sales, customer service, and management skills. In person, as on the printed page, Weisel is an entertaining advocate of self-inspiration whose indomitable enthusiasm is contagious.

> Sunday; 10:30 am-12:00 pm
   November 23

Bea Lewis - My Children Are Grown So Why Are They Driving Me Crazy
Her talk is based on her five year stint as a Palm Beach Post advice columnist on parent/adult child relationships. She shares experiences from her column with practical advice for parenting adult children, sometimes called second-stage parenting. Topics include interviews with family relationship experts plus tried and true tips for getting along with the cranky daughter-in-law, adjusting to your child’s interfaith marriage or nasty divorce, dealing with the kid who thinks you are his or her personal ATM machine, learning your child is gay, or what to do when your grown kid moves back home just when you’re ready to fly the coop and enjoy freedom!

> Sunday; 10:30 am-12:00 pm
    December 7

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

Cultural Arts Groups

The Mandel JCC Choral Group
Looking for talented people who can play the piano, sing, or conduct.

> Thursdays; Nov 6 and Dec 4; 4:00-6:00pm

For more information, please call 561-736-4751.

Theater Lab of the 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!

> Mondays; Oct 27, Nov 24 and Dec 29; 6:30pm
   Free to the community

For more information, please contact Toby at 561-509-0117.

Discussion Groups

Singles at the J (a group for singles 55+)
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.  Check our calendar (hyperlink) for upcoming programs.  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.  

> Wednesdays; 7:00 - 9:00pm
   October 22, November 5, 19, December 3, 17, January 7, 21, February 4, 18, March 4, 18, April 1, 15, 29
   $3/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 – 11:30am; Free/Members; $5/Guests

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

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

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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