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ACE Lifelong Learning  Center 

Fall 2017

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Arts, Music & Entertainment
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Jewish Culture & Israel

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Arts, Music, and Entertainment at the JCC 

The History of Doo Wop Music

Explore all aspects of Doo Wop music from its origins through the 60s and beyond. This includes favorite artists, recordings, anecdotes and history. Patrons are encouraged to sing along as we journey down memory lane.
Instructor: Neil Waldman      

Wednesdays October 18, 25, November 1, 8, December 6, 13 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Do You Think You Can Role Play? and More!     

This is a creative and stimulating journey through the magic of humorous improvisation. We will identify our values through role playing, conflict resolution, group dynamics and logical solutions. This is a vibrant and exciting interactive class. Participation is encouraged. Class may be limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: Marshall Cohen            

Wednesdays October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Jewish Entrepreneurs: With a Little Bit of Luck and Lots of Chutzpah, They Made it to the Top of the Heap

This series focuses on Jewish Innovators and Entrepreneurs whose genius has impacted the world of business- and whose business has impacted the world.
Instructor: Irene Cohen   

Wednesdays October 18, November 15 and December 20 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Spontaneity is the Word of the Day

Have fun creating scenes from class suggestions as we work together to create enjoyment with laughs and fun. This class features great exercises for your brain and increases your listening skills with abundant social interaction.
Instructor: Suzi Lynch                   

Thursdays October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, December 7 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Cultural Fridays: American Classic Movies

Join us to view and enjoy the classics of the American film library. October 20: A Night at the Opera, November 10: Sabrina (1954), December 8: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers
Instructors: George Feirstein & Roberta Martel  

Fridays October 20, November 10, December 8 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The Theater Group Acting Workshop

Learn the procedures and highlights of creating a show or a production. The classes will focus on theater, show functioning, acting and staging. A forming theater group will work together to create a show and perform roles with the goal of presenting it to the community.
Instructor: Ralph Sheffler   

Tuesdays October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Gloria Steinem: Moving Women Forward

This powerful woman was a journalist who became a spokeswoman for the feminist movement. Learn about her difficult childhood, love life, founding of Ms Magazine, and her quest for equality for women. Pictures and video clips via Power Point enhance this presentation.
Instructor; Dr. Rose Feinberg                                        

Tuesday October 24 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Murals of the Palm Beaches

Returning by popular demand, Sharon Koskoff, artist and President of the Palm Beach County Art Deco Society, will enthusiastically present a power point presentation about the history of creative and colorful murals seen in the Palm Beaches.
Instructor: Sharon Koskoff                                         

Wednesday October 25 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Cultural Fridays:  At the Movies            

The Friday movie series continues on a rotating basis featuring films of International renown, documentaries and more that have been nominated for their worthy story lines. Introductions preview the film of the week followed by discussion and your opinions. Opening week: Fill the Void, an Israeli film. 
Instructors: Eileen Budwig, Roberta Martel          

Fridays October 27, November 17, December 15 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Cultural Fridays: An Afternoon of Dance, Ballet, Opera, Great Performances

This series presented on alternating Fridays (with the movies series), presents outstanding performances by the most famous and talented players. Dance, opera, ballet and classical genres are highlighted.
Instructor: Don Pasternak                    

Fridays November 3, December 1, 22  | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Barbara Walters: News Trailblazer

Barbara Walters paved the way for women in the news. Learn about early life influences, marriages, affairs, her daughter, key interviews, challenges and events that impacted her life and career. Pictures and video clips via Power Point will enhance your enjoyment of the presentation.
Instructor: Dr. Rose Feinberg                                       

Tuesday November 7 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

The Mixed Bag 

This series will offer the audience a potpourri of entertainment including guests with interesting stories and historical perspectives of past eras. Each week will provide a thought provoking hour of descriptive and informational opportunities for audience members to learn and reminisce.
Instructor: Robert Israel              

Mondays November 20, December 4, 11, 18 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

The History and Legends of the Fabulous Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables Florida

Johnny Weismuller, the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, Judy Garland and many more celebrities are included in this entertaining presentation by Linda Spitzer, who was a professional storyteller at the Biltmore. The history of the hotel is unusual in all of its many transformations as well as its haunted history and unusual genre of gangsters and movie stars. We won’t give all the secrets away, so you’ll have to join us and hear for yourselves.
Instructor: Linda Spitzer                            

Tuesday December 5 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

The Ceramic Art of Beatrice Wood and George Orr

ACE’s energetic art historian and biographer Terryl Lawrence documents the lives of two American creative artists. “The Mama of Dada” meets “The Mad Potter of Biloxi”.
Instructor: Terryl Lawrence                                         

Monday December 18 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

A Musical Journey into Your Past

Create a musical journey into the past as we re-visit the songs that remind you of the happy times, the sad times or the difficult times. Your requests and memories are encouraged to be shared with other audience members. ACE’s popular deejay Charlie D will bring back the music you enjoy.
Instructor: Charlie Deitch                                             

Tuesday December 19 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

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