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Computer 101 for Surfers

A class designed for beginners that are familiar with the basic aspects of computer usage, including launching desktop applications and visiting URLs via a web broswer. A maximum of five students allows each student to receive individual attention. For the first five classes, participants will be using the tablets supplied by the instructor. In the last session, students are encouraged to bring in their own portable device to be able to implement their knowledge easily.

Session 1: Basic computer and Internet technologies
Session 2: Working with email
Session 3: Exploring the vast resources of the Internet
Session 4: Modes of digital communication on the Internet
Session 5: Staying safe on the Internet
Session 6: Practicing and polishing your skills

Instructor: Estee Gelman comes to us from the Greater Pittsburgh (South Hills) JCC where she provided computer classes. She was also a computer instructor in the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Pittsburgh's Cognitive Enhancement Program.

> Mondays, Nov 2- Dec 1; 10:00-11:30am
   $108/Member; $120/Guest
   Pre-registration required by Oct 15

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Men Let's Talk

Careers are winding down or changing and children have moved on. Our thoughts now center on teh options associated with growing older. All of a sudden our world looks different. Transitions challenge us. They reveal where we are stuck and where we need to grow. Grappling with transitions becomes the "inner work" of life and it has been said that women do it better than men. This five-week men's discussion group is a time to talk, to listen, and to share stories and experiences in a safe, no obligation environment. It's a time to dig a little deeper into who we are and what we have in common. It's a time to learn, and a time to continue to grow as we look at the years ahead.

Facilitator: Ron Browne is a seasoned group leader, teacher, and speaker in the areas of lifelong learning, creativity, wellness and spirituality. He has been active for many years in promoting meaningful personal change. Ron is the former director for the Cleveland Foundation funded lifelong learning project What's Next!, and former VP of Smart Living for Judson at University Circle.

> Wednesdays, Nov 18- Dec 23 (no class Nov 25); 2:00-3:15pm
   40/Member; $60/Guest; $15/Class

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Antiques: Focus on Glass
Glass is among the most widely collected of all antiques. Since ancient eras, the beauty of glass has drawn collectors and brought riches to those that created it. Novices and experts alike will benefit from this mind-opening look into the world of glass. Besides discussion, group participation and hands-on experience are some of the highlights of this lunch and learn. Each participant is invited to bring one item (it does not have to be glass) for a free appraisal.

Instructor: Vivian Highberg a former Antiques Roadshow appraiser has been a member of International Society of Appraisers for two decades. Before "semi-retiring" she dealt in a general line of antiques, collectibles, fine art, prints and upscale merchandise at the Hilding & Larson Gallery of Antiques and Decorative Arts.

> Wednesday, Dec 9; 12:45-2:30pm
   $12/Member; $16/Guests
   This is a Lunch and Learn Lecture. Pre-registration is required by Dec 4

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The Scripps Research Institute Lecture Series
Conquering Cancer Together: The Scripps- Israel Partnership

Israel's Technion and the Scripps Research Institute are working together to stop cancer in its tracks. Join us to hear about a new breakthrough in the treatment of this dreaded disease.

Project Professors: Joseph Kissil, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Scripps Florida and Yehuda G. Assaraf, Professor, Dean of Faculty, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

> Wednesday, Dec 16; 7:00-8:30pm
   Free and open to the community
  Call 561-712-5253 to reserve a seat.

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Nova Southeastern University Lecture Series at the JCC


Bullying: Identification & Intervention

There is a strong link between bullying and suicide, as suggested by recent bullying-related suicides in the U.S. and other countries. This lecture addresses the topic that is more and more in the news. Could those who were victims of bullying by helped before they saw no other way out than to take their own lives. In his presentation, Dr. Poland will discuss those signs and how to help a victim of bullying before it becomes "bullycide".

Speaker: Scott Poland, Ph.D is a nationally recognized expert on school crisis, youth violence, suicide intervention, self injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of pyschological services in schools. He served on the President's Roundtable on Youth Violence and has testified about the needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions. Dr. Poland is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team for the National Association of School Psychologists and serves as the Prevention Director for the American Association of Suicidology.

> Thursday, Nov 12; 4:30-6:00pm
    Free and open to the community
   Call 561-570-3225 to reserve a seat.


Growing Old is Mandatory, Being Old is Optional: Part I

It is part of life that we grow older, and with the advances in medicine, people are living longer than before. However, being old is optional. Age is also a matter of attitude, and those that view themselves as old tend to be. Why does 70 have to be the new 50 when 60, 70, 80 and older can be fantastic?

Speaker: Dr. Jacquelyn Browne, LCSW is Program Professor of Gerontology Initiatives at Nova Southeastern University's Fischler School of Education and Human Services in South Florida. Dr. Brown is the recipient of several university and community grants to explore experience and potential in the second half of life. Dr. Browne holds degrees from Barnard College, New York University and The Union Institute and University. Also, Dr. Browne maintains a private psychotherapy practice, specializing in working with older adults.

> Thursday, Dec 17; 4:30-6:30pm
   Free and open to the community
   Call 561-570-3225 to reserve a seat.


Conflict Analysis and Resolution Between Family Members

It seems the whole world is in conflict. Can it be resolved before it escalates? If we can't resolve our personal relationship problems within our family, how can we cope with global problems. Let's start small, in our own backyard and see if we can develop some conflict resolution skills that will work for us.

Speaker: Dr. Judith McKay is Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution and Community Studies, the Chair of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) and the Director of Community Resolution Services (CRS) at NSU's School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS). For over 30 years, she has been involved in conflict resolution as a mediator, arbitrator, negotiator, facilitator, trainer, executive and conflict coach, dispute systems designer, researcher, and professor.

> Thursday, Jan 21; 4:30-6:30pm
   Free and open to the community
   Call 561-570-3225 to reserve a seat.


Growing Old is Mandatory, Being Old is Optional, Part II

Dr. Browne continues her discussion of the biological and sociological phenomenon of aging. Aging is a fact present in all human lives, but what is aging, and how do we age? What is the effect of society on aging, when purpose and meaning are formed and challenged as human beings grow older? What has to be overcome so that "Being Old is Optional"?

Speaker: Dr. Jacquelyn Browne, LCSW is Program Professor of Gerontology Initiatives at Nova Southeastern University's Fischler School of Education and Human Services in South Florida. Dr. Brown is the recipient of several university and community grants to explore experience and potential in the second half of life. Dr. Browne holds degrees from Barnard College, New York University and The Union Institute and University. Also, Dr. Browne maintains a private psychotherapy practice, specializing in working with older adults.

> Thursday, Feb 11; 4:30-6:00pm
   Free and open to the community
  Call 561-570-3225 to reserve a seat.


Identity in Crises: Do You Know Who You Are?

By definition, an identity crisis is a period or episode of distress, when a person seeks a clearer sense of self and an acceptable role in society. Many think of it in connection with adolescence adn the teenage years, however this "crisis" may occur at any time in your adult years. Retirement, politics, religion, career changes and gender roles can pose challenges to your sense of self. Do you really know who you are?

Speaker: Dr. Rhonda Schaffer Schuval has been with Nova Southeatern University for 15 years. Currently an advisor for students in the Doctor of Education degree program, she previously served as the Director of the Jewish Educators program. She holds a Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership, and is trained in Family Mediation.

> Thursday, March 10; 4:30-6:30pm
   Free and open to the community
  Call 561-570-3225 to reserve a seat.


 

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