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ACE Lifelong Learning  Center 
Fall 2017

Classes By Category:

Arts, Music & Entertainment 
Health & Wellness

Jewish Culture & Israel

Leisure & Literature

Personal Growth & Financial

Social, Political & Historical Issues


Leisure & Literature at the JCC  


Magic For Grandparents 

All of us love to entertain our grandchildren and get themaway from their electronic gadgets when we visit them or theycome to us. Showing and explaining simple card tricks using nospecial gimmicks or slights of hand will be our agenda. (Classlimited to 12 participants).

Instructor: Joel Lerner | Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Do You Think You Can Role Play? & More!

This is a creative and stimulating journey through the magicof humorous improvisation. We will identify our valuesthrough role playing, conflict resolution, group dynamicsand logical solutions. This is a vibrant and exciting interactiveclass. Participation is encouraged. Class may be limited to 20participants.

Instructor: Marshall Cohen | Wednesdays, January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14| 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

"W2W" Women to Women, Let's Talk About Us 

Join us for lively discussions where extraordinary women share wisdom and humor. Our purpose is to build relationships, promote dialogue and inspire women. Discussion topics are democratically selected. All are welcome to suggest and partake.

Instructor: Anita Ross | Thursdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8,15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

What's Your Point Of View? 

Please bring an open mind, your thoughts on the topics at hand, and a desire to engage in respectful, civil dialogue. Our goal is to better understand the human condition and to hone our thinking skills by “thinking out loud” and create a forum for sharing points of view or your philosophy or opinions.

Instructor: Mendy Gottesdiener | Fridays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

The Stories of Your Life: Writing Your Memories 

The course will teach participants how to write and organize their fondest memories so that their children and grandchildren will not have to lament: “oh how I wished I would have asked my grandparents and parents more about their lives and where I came from.” Small group atmosphere with discussions and sharing encouraged.

Instructor: Susan Berkowitz | Mondays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

A Look at Humor Through Every Stage In Our Lives 

This session will deal with showing participants a new way tolook at humor through the ages. Jokes at every stage of lifewill be discussed and you will see why we need to laugh as welose our minds or our eyesight. Laughing through life can keepus healthy, wealthy and wise.

Instructor: Joyce Saltman | Tuesday, February 13 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Spontaneity is The Word of the Day 

Improvisation and creativity highlight this series. Having fun, creating scenes from suggestions, and working in tandem with others creates enjoyment with laughs. The class features great exercises for your brain and increases your listening skills.

Instructor: Suzi Lynch | Thursdays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


This class is a culmination of Joyce’s past series and all of the new jokes and anecdotes that she has collected over the past year! Hold on to your chair and get ready to laugh!

Instructor: Joyce Saltman | Tuesday, February 20 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Jeopardy For Seniors 

Based on the popular television series “Jeopardy”, enjoy a friendly competition to identify the questions from the clues given as answers. Host Chet Kaufman will offer tidbits from history, geography, Jewish culture, and some corny jokes.

Instructor: Chet Kaufman | Friday, February 23 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Meet the Author: Rebuilt From Broken Glass 

Symbolized by a three-hundred-year-old Sederplate, the religious life of Fred Behrend’s familyhad centered largely around Passover and the taleof the Jewish people’s exodus from tyranny. Whenthe Nazis came to power, the wide-eyed boy and hisfamily found themselves living a twentieth-centuryversion of that exodus, escaping oppression andpersecution in Germany for Cuba and ultimately alife of freedom and happiness in the United States. Behrend’s childhood came to a crashing end with Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) and his father’s harrowing internment at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, but he would not be defined by these harrowing circumstances. Behrend wouldgo on to experience brushes with history involving defeating the Germans.

Instructor: Fred Behrend | Monday, February 26 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

If You Like to Cruise This Is For You! 

Attend an informative session with Anita Wolmetz a cruise travel representative with CruiseOne/Dream Vacations that is rated #1 in the industry. She will be presenting some of her local representatives to discuss new ships, new itineraries and much more!

Instructor: Anita Wolmetz | Monday, March 5 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Travel with Ted....To Vietnam!

After 29 years with Newsweek, Ted Slate, a columnist, an author and an inveterate traveler, left his position as General Editor with the magazine to begin a 15-career year as a Tour Director, working for such companies as GoAhead Tours, the Smithsonian Institution’s Journeys program and Grand Circle Travel. In this capacity, he traveled the world, leading groups and lecturing on the countries and sights they visited. In this hour-long presentation, Ted will present visual highlights of a tour of Vietnam which he conducted for Smithsonian Institution’s travelers.

Instructor: Ted Slate | Monday, March 5 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

What's Your Opinion

Provocative questions ignite insights into the human condition. This is a unique and thought provoking experience as we discuss, argue, laugh and explore the human mindset. The answers you will hear may surprise you. Come, share and enjoy with us. Class limited to 25 participants as class members are expected to share their opinions.

Instructor: Fred Behrend | Tuesdays, March 13, 20 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Meet the Author: Life in the State of Retirement: The Good, The Bad and the Very Funny  

In her book Life in the State of Retirement: The Good, The Bad and The Very Funny, Bea Lewis holds a mirror up to senior living with all the pleasures and pitfalls that come with it — which is a far cry from our mothers’ Florida lifestyle. Come prepared to laugh as Bea shares stories of family visits (the pleasures of living under one roof) Mah Jongg madness, learning the rules of senior dating, and which early-bird specials are worth eating at 4:45 pm.

Instructor: Bea Lewis | Monday, March 19 | 12:00 pm

Pathaways to the Past 

As time goes by, one may think more often of parents and grandparents. What about your ancestors of one, two or even three centuries earlier? The presentation focuses on one man’s efforts to research his ancestry and the startling results he obtained. He presents this through words and photos, as he explains how he consequently traveled to Eastern Europe and walked on “the pathways of the past.”

Instructor: Lowell Halpern | Wednesday, March 28 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Fix the Flops

How to fix culinary disasters and create culinary feasts for one or for a crowd is the focus of this class. The late Julia Child’s mantra is “What the hell! ... Pull the dish through with flair.” Instructor Ethel Hofman’s mantra is “this is how it’s supposed to be.” Deflated chocolate cake? Pile ripe berries into center and call it chocolate torte — and other impressive remedies. Culinary demos, tips and tasting galore!

Instructor: Ethel Hofman | Wednesday, March 28 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Meet the Author: My Life & Other Aggravations 

After a 31 year career at the New York Times and Newsweek, Ted Slate’s desire to travel became so overwhelming that he jumped ship and started a second career as a tour director, leading groups around the world. Fifteen years later, he resigned to write a travel column for The Warren Reporter in New Jersey. Five years later, he left and decided to write his book My Life and Other Aggravations, a collection of the humorous and sometimes outrageous essays encapsulating the highlights of his checkered career. Discover the author’senc ouragement and learn the process of book creation.

Instructor: Ted Slate | Thursday, March 29 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest



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