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ACE Lifelong Learning  Center 

Winter 2017

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Jewish Culture & Israel at the JCC 


Let’s Learn To Read Hebrew

An informal setting with a relaxed and cozy gathering 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. Instructor: Elaine Grossman

Thursdays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Jewish Afterlife (A Three- Part Series)

February 27: Heaven and Hell - Is there such a thing as reward and punishment? Are we really going to one place or the other? Fire? Devils? Find out, so you can really be prepared.

March 6: Body and Soul - You are very important, but who are you? Where does the body end and the soul begin? Are the body and soul partners or adversaries? Delve into these fundamental concepts behind our essence.

March 13: Life and Afterlife - The Perfect World: Is there life before the afterlife, and why? If there is an afterlife, why not just skip right to it? Let’s ask the fundamental question: What is the point of life? Instructor: Rabbi Jay Lyons

Mondays, February 27, March 6, 13 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Anti- Semitism in France Revisited

Anti-Semitism in France started centuries ago. The existence of Jewish communities is now threatened more than ever. Trying to determine the answer whether to stay or flee is on the minds of citizens daily. This serious situation requires the attention of Jews all over the world. Will it continue? Can it spread? Instructor: Pierre Chanover

Wednesday, 12:30 pm | March 1
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Dr. Ruth and Judge Judy: Two Jewish Personalities

Find out about their early lives, their marriages, challenges , accomplishments and fascinating highlights during their careers that led to them becoming media personalities. Personal events and connections to being Jewish are included. PowerPoint pictures and short video clips enhance this presentation. Instructor: Dr. Rose Feinberg

Thursday, March 2 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Jewish Women, Nobel Prize Winners

Four geniuses in medicine, a great Israeli chemist and two great writers have won the Prize. But there are others whose contributions are enormous did not win. Why? Come and join the discussion. Instructor: Leah Polin

Monday, March 6 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

The History of Islam & Israel Relating to Current Events

We will discuss the precarious position of Israel as it is under threat from Iran and other hostile nations. Also, we will focus on exploring the domestic Jewish issues such as anti-Semitism in universities and in the general population and in Israel. These sessions will educate us to the constant challenges Jews face and how to cope and overcome them. Instructor: Alan Bergstein

Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Janusz Korczak: The Holocaust Years: A Movie

On August 6, 1942, an orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto was forced to evacuate by the Germans. Nearly 200 children, teachers and Janusz Korczak made the long march to the train station that would take them to their final destination, the killing camp Treblinka. Korczak became the director of the Jewish orphanage in 1912. He was a pediatrician, child advocate and educator. The orphanage was forced into the ghetto in October 1942. This film details the life in the ghetto, but the surprise ending leaves us with redemption and hope. Instructor Kurt Bomze

Tuesday, March 7 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Environmentalism & Judaism: A Match Made in Heaven

Conservation isn’t the only way to protect the earth’s resources. We will delve deeper, an almost Kabbalistic look at environmentalism and learn about using, conserving and even cultivating nature. Instructor: Rabbi Jay Lyons

Monday, March 20 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

The 613 Mitzvoth

Are they out of date or for our times? Do you know the rules of the road? The IRS Tax laws? The 613 Mitzvoth? Be part of the intriguing discussions which reveals both the secret mysteries and illumining background of the basics of our Jewish Religion. Should these be part of lives or discarded? What benefits do they provide? This revealing session will be thought provoking and very impactful. Instructor: Andy Greenberg

Monday, April 3 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest




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