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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: 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-11:30 am or 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Six-Week sessions begin: 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: 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: 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 beverage. Snacks and glasses will be provided.
>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 February 11; March 11
 $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: 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 for iPhone begin: February 20
Three-week sessions for iPad begin: 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:
   February 23, 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
Monthly 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
 2 Performances: February 17, March 17
 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)                                                                                                                                                                       

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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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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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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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 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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 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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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. 

A Joyful Celebration of Your Favorite Songs!
Israeli-born Ron Dagan has been a singer guitarist for the past 30 years. Ron has made his mark on stage in front of the audience. You will find yourself singing and clapping right along to his vibrant variety of music. Followed by a Dessert Reception. Program for Singles 55+
>Wednesday, February 18 7:00pm—9:00pm
Members: $5.00 Guests: $8.00                                                                        

Sunday Morning at the J-Special tables reserved exclusively for Singles at the J 

Do You Believe in Angels?
Sunday Morning  at the J   Enjoy coffee & a nosh while listening to Rabbi Abraham Eckstein. We will exam the role of Angels, how to recognize them, how to create them & how to defend yourself from Malach Ha Mavet. When you call for to reserve your seat please request to be at the table reserved for Singles at the J
>Sunday, January 25 10:00am—11:30am
Members: $3.00  Guests: $7.00 

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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