Boynton Beach-Ross Palm Beach Gardens
 Boynton Beach
 Palm Beach Gardens



Academy of
  Continuing Education

Winter 2015

Classes By Category:

Arts, Music & Entertainment
Health & Wellness

Jewish Culture & Israel

Leisure & Literature

Personal Growth & Financial

Social, Political & Historical Issues

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Let’s Learn to Read Hebrew
An informal setting is provided for students wishing to learn to read Hebrew. Beginners or those wishing to brush up their reading skills are invited to this class.
(Additional fee for workbook may be required).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Instructor :Elaine Grossman
>Thursdays; 12:30 PM
January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5

Modern Israel
Using background facts, research and historical documents, the class will focus on how the ‘new’ State of Israel was founded, stabilized, set up its
political system and how it has arrived as a world power in today’s global environment. The class will trace this process and discuss current events
and technologies.
Instructor: Susan Jaffe
>Fridays; 12:30 pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27

You Don’t Have to be Jewish, But it Helps!
Our resident expert on Jewish life returns with humorous and intriguing looks at Jewish life. Research and your input will make these sessions totally enjoyable afternoons. Classes include: The History of Jewish Mothers & Daughters, Bad News Jews, Good News Jews, Jews 7 I Q s, Old Jokes for Middle Aged Jews, Tidbits of Non-Famous Jews Who Should Have Been Famous! And Updates on Jews in Medicine, Retail and the World!
Instructor: Joyce Saltman
>Tuesdays; 2:00 pm
February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3

Israel and the Middle East
We will discuss the precarious position of Israel as it is under threat from its neighbors; Iran and other hostile nations. Discussions focus on exploring the domestic
Jewish issues such as anti-Semitism in universities and in the general population. These sessions will attempt to educate us to the constant challenges
Jews face and how to cope and overcome them.
Instructor: Alan Bergstein
>Tuesdays; 12:30 pm
February 3, 10, 17, 24

Israel: A Land of Dramatic and Poignant Contrasts
Many of our members and guests have visited Israel and have personal experiences and emotional connections to the many historical and modern sights. In this class you will be encouraged to share your
impressions, recollections and experiences of this truly magnificent Holy Land.
Instructor: Leonard Rosendahl
>Thursdays; 12:30 pm
February 5, 12, 19

Living Today Through the Lens of the Torah
2/17 God and the Supreme Court
2/24 Women- Our Other Bible Heroes
3/3 Moses and the 70 Commandments
3/10 Comparative Religions
3/17 Holidays are More Than What we Eat
3/24 Who Wrote the Torah?
3/31 Will We Need God in 100 Years?
Instructor: Buddy Schreiber
>Tuesdays; 12:30 pm
February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

 “What the Chelm!”: Chelm Tales
“Chelm “is the name of a legendary town inhabited by foolish, befuddled but endearing people. The chelmites are the subject of many Yiddish jokes. Join us for “chelm” of a good time!
Instructor: Marjorie Wolfe
>Thursday; 2:00 pm
February 26

“Is the Grass Always Greener?
This class will explore the often-conflicting information about what the most environmentally-friendly option is for the body after death. We will have an engaging,
practical discussion comparing the environmental benefits and drawbacks of cremation and burial, while incorporating the broader concept of Jewish
environmentalism as well.
Instructor: Rabbi Jay Lyons
>Wednesday; 2:00 pm
March 4

Death Perception
Have you ever wondered what we perceive after we die? What we will know and remember if anything? What does Judaism have to say on the topic? Through
thought provoking discussion, we will explore a unique understanding of the afterlife, as well as its effects on our life in this world.
Instructor: Rabbi Jay Lyons
>Wednesday; 2:00 pm
March 11

Evolutionary Judaism: The Survival of the Yiddish Lead
Rabbi Silver will discuss how the relationship of science and religion when combined can lead the world out of darkness and bring joy and fulfillment to our personal lives. Modern versus historical trends contribute to these
informative presentations. Bring your ideas, thoughts and questions.
Instructor: Rabbi Barry Silver
>Wednesday; 2:00 pm
March 4


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