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



Academy of
  Continuing Education

Winter 2016

Classes By Category:

Arts, Music & Entertainment
Health & Wellness

Jewish Culture & Israel

Leisure & Literature

Personal Growth & Financial

Social, Political & Historical Issues

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Leisure & Literature at the JCC 

 What’s Your Opinion?

This class is a new concept in the attitudes and thinking of our generation or age group today, compared to the times when we were young and
innocent. If we can remember the times gone by and how we thought then, how do we react to them in today’s world? This will create a unique
and provocative experience. Let us discuss, argue, laugh and explore the human mindset.

Instructor: Fred Behrend 

>Mondays, Jan 25- Feb 8
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 

More Fun with Food

The Master Concocter Returns! Have fun with food, by putting together unlikely ingredients to produce simple, interesting and nutritious concoctions. Samples for tasting are included.

Instructor: Sol Hitzig 

>Tuesdays, Feb 2-16 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 

Strategies & Techniques to Improve Your Vocal Quality

Topics for the class will include: principles of good vocal hygiene, vocal use and abuse, how acid reflex affects one’s voice and how hearing loss
affects vocal quality. Also discussed will be how to maintain a stronger voice and ways to improve your inflection. (Please bring a bottle of water to
each session).

Instructor: Deborah Klapper 

>Tuesday, Feb 9
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 

Grandma’s Googles

The continuation of the series presented by Vitas Healthcare focuses on the technology of modern life and how easy it can be to learn when you navigate. The programs this semester include: Jan 21 “Let’s Get Social”, Feb 11 “Internet Dating for Seniors”, Mar 17 “Don’t Worry, Be Happy".

Instructor: Tali Kentof & Sherry Picker 

>Thursdays, Feb 11, Mar 17 
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 

Play Reading 1 0 1

So you have always wanted to act, but didn’t want to memorize lines? In this class you can act your heart out while reading and having a great time. Join us to
begin your journey to the Oscars! 

Instructor: Lorraine Bauman 

>Wednesdays, Feb 10, Mar 2 & 9 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 


This is the true story of an 89 year-old and how he immigrated to these blessed shores. His stories, as told by his children, will chronicle his early struggles and slow climb to success, and other poignant moments. Come listen and ‘qvell’ a little with him as his tales of adventure and discovery unfolds.

Instructor: Fred Behrend 

>Mondays, Feb 29, Mar 7 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 

“Letters”: A Dramatic Presentation

A dramatic reading is presented in a series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner who
has returned to Germany. It is a reminder of the Nazi horrors and a cautionary tale in light of the current racial, ethnic and nationalistic intolerance.

Instructor: Bonnie & Peter Raycroft 

>Monday, Mar 7 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 

 In Search of Love, Contentment and Happiness in Sunny Florida

Come hear the adventurous tale of a widower looking for the lost paradise in the ‘jungles’ of tropical Florida. We follow his labors and travails in search of the Golden Fleece. The journey is told with humor and tongue in cheek. For instance, how do you ask a lady for a date after a lapse of 40 years? His tutor: none other than Dr. Ruth (a personal friend).

Instructor: Fred Behrend 

>Monday, Mar 14 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 

 Magic for Grandparents

All of us love to entertain our grandchildren and get them away from their electronic gadgets when we visit them or they come to us. This class will
show and explain simple card tricks using no special gimmicks or slights of hand.
(Class limited to 12 participants).

Instructor: Joel Lerner 

>Repeated from January Mar 22, 29 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 

The Storyteller: This Time It’s for Grownups

Storytellers around the globe flourish as they spin their tales to the delight of audiences. Vera, who is a certified professional storyteller, will tell you a few tales and then teach you how to create and perform stories for the amusement and enchantment of family and friends.

Instructor: Vera Fried 

>Thursday, Mar 24 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 

Meet the Author: “My Life and Other Aggravations” by Ted Slate

After a 31 year career at the New York Times and Newsweek, Ted Slate 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 humorous and outrageous essays encapsulating the highlights of his checkered career.

Instructor: Ted Slate 

>Thursday, Mar 24 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 

Meet the Author: “Shochet” by Kenneth Green

Blood, like death, has taken on ubiquitous qualities for a society fed daily on mass killings, rampage and suicide bombings. Greasy newsy shots of blood splatter titillate our dulled pallets. This novel takes a different approach. It explores the devolution of an individual, from seemingly upwardly mobile middle class origins who becomes driven into a fascination with Kabbalistic occultism until misanthropy finds an outlet in a lust for human sacrifice.

Instructor: Kenneth Green 

>Thursday, Mar 24
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 

The Book Discussion Group

Reading is usually a solitary activity, but it doesn’t have to be. If you like what you read, it’s only natural to share it. A book discussion group is a forum that
can come together and talk about books. This session: A Seat at the Table by Joshua Halberstam is the first book chosen. The second book: The Saturday Wife by Naomi Ragen. Please complete reading the book and be prepared to discuss in the group.

Instructor: Janet Ekolsky- Taubin 

>Thursday, Wednesday Mar 30
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 

Easy Healthy Cooking for Singles & Couples

Come meet Chef Carolyn and learn easy, quick ways to make healthy meals. Participants will have the opportunity to learn food and cooking tips while trying healthy and delicious recipes. Watch how Chef Carolyn makes these meals in a minute right before your eyes! You’ll also get to see some amazing gadgets that can save you tons of time in the kitchen!

Instructor: Carolyn Geraci Strum 

>Thursday, Apr 7
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 






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