Classes & Programs
Academy of Continuing Education
Mah Jongg & Canasta
Arts & Culture
92nd ST Y & Performing Arts
Groups & Clubs
Designed to offer various ways to engage in continued growth and learning and to discover new passions or revisit one from the past, while connecting with others in the community. For more information or to register for a class or workshop, contact Rhonda at RhondaG@JCConline.com or call 561-712-5233. Friends of the J receive 15% discount on all adult classes.
This 4-week Hebrew course is designed to cover everything from Aleph – Tov to conversational Hebrew. Classes tailored to meet the needs of participating students. Pre-registration required.
> Tuesdays; March 4-25; 9:30-10:30 am
> Tuesdays; April 1-29; 9:30-10:30 am (no class 04/15)
> Tuesdays; May 6-27; 9:30-10:30 am
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Needlepoint with Norm!
Norm Lieber has been making hand stitched needlepoint tapestries for the past 30 years. Here at the Mandel JCC, Norm is the designer and creator of the JCC Tapestry Project which can be seen every day at the entrance to the Peggy Brown Social Hall. The secret is in the stitching. For six weeks you will learn his stitching, rhythm and participate in creating something new and wonderful! All materials provided.
> Thursdays; Mar. 27-May 1; 7:00-8:30 pm; (Pre-registration by Mar. 20); $100/session
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iPad/iPhone – Basic Introduction
Join this class to rid yourself of the frustrations using your iPad/iPhone. Learn how to navigate through the many functions with ease! Such as, setting up screens and “apps” commonly used, including texting, camera, searching the internet, and sharing photos.
> Thursdays; Mar. 6-27; 7:00-8:30 pm; $28; $10/Class (Pre-registration by Feb 27)
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Alzheimer’s Support Group – Take Back Your Life!
Find refuge at the JCC and Take Back Your Life! This support group will meet every other week and is geared towards helping Adult children caring for Parents with Alzheimer’s. Professional facilitators from the Alzheimer’s Association help guide you through the process.
> Tuesdays; March 11, 25, April 8, May 6, 20; 7:00-8:00 pm; Free and Open to the Public
This is sponsored by Always Best Care Senior Services and Facilitated by Alzheimers’s Association
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Topics covered include basics of digital cameras and lenses, how to get pictures into computer, improving quality, user friendly tools like Picasa, how to get prints, making photo album, e-mail pictures, creating and storing digital album on Internet. All topics demonstrated using the internet.
> Thursday; March 27; 7:00-9:00 pm; Free/Friends of the J; $7/Guest
Topics covered include: Why and how to shop on the Internet, getting a good deal, warrantees, shipping cost, credit card security, Amazon.com, PayPal, buy and sell on eBay and Craig’s list. Live demonstrations held over an Internet connection.
> Tuesday; April 8; 7:00-9:00 pm; Free/Friends of the J; $7/Guest
|Armory Art Center Art Classes & Workshops
We are pleased to present Armory Art Center Art Classes held at the Mandel JCC! Providing the finest faculty and class selections for northern Palm Beach County. For more information and to register for Armory Art Classes held at the Mandel JCC, contact Rhonda at RhondaG@JCConline or call 561-712-5233.
Watercolor and Pastel Painting
Explore using watercolor with pastel to finish your artwork and develop ability to utilize multimedia techniques. Learn basic skills of watercolor and how to approach subject matter of your choice with this media. Experienced painters will develop their own style or try new techniques. Instructor: Hiromi Katayama
> Mondays; February 24-March 21; 10:00 am-12:00 pm; 4-week session: $175 (Pre-registration required)
Drawing for Beginners Workshop
For those seeking ‘refresher’ course or are new to drawing. Using proven curriculum for learning translate what you see into two-dimensional form, we will work with basic lines and mark-making, then proceed to studying gray value scale, light and shadow, shape and form and basic perspective. Instructor: Leslie Albert
> Tuesday, Mar 13; 1:30-4:30 pm; $50 (Pre-registration by March 5)
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Japanese Traditional Painting Introduction Workshop
Explore Japanese traditional painting (nihonga) a historic form of painting. Nihonga is water-based painting, using special imported pigments and techniques. Instructor will provide in depth, hands-on instruction and demos. Students are introduced to materials, both technical and practical. Instructor: Hiromi Katayama
> Monday; Mar. 24; 6:00-9:00 pm; $50 (Pre-registration by Mar 14)
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Palette Knife Painting Demo
Locally renowned painter Sonya Gaskell will demonstrate some of her Palette Knife Techniques and teach students a variety of methods. Students will gain experience in an alternate way of painting beyond just the brush!
> Thursday; March 13; 6:00-8:00 pm; $50 (Pre-registration by Mar. 3)
Try painting without a plan. Creativity is about process and not necessarily about the product. It’s appropriate and reasonable to recognize that innovation, invention, creativity, apply to things and ideas that are unknown to us up to their discovery. Our minds, filled with doubts and thoughts will not get us to creativity. Intuition can. Instructor: Harlan Hoffman
> Wednesday; March 19; 6:00-8:00 pm; $50 (Pre-registration by Mar. 10)
> Wednesday; April 9; 6:00-8:00 pm; $50 (Pre-registration by Mar. 31)
Create Better Paintings
This dynamic focused studio-style workshop program will produce artists who can call upon their abilities to create art with a “sense of purpose and desired quality.” Instructor: Hugh O’Neill
> Fridays; April 4-25; 10:00 am-12:00 pm; 4-week session: $175 (Pre-registration by Mar. 27)
Learn to paint like Helen Frankenthaler and Jackson Pollock. Learn the technique of pouring paint. Using acrylic paint, explore different ways of mark making. Build up your image with transparent washes and glazing techniques. The painting experience suggests ideas that create the final concept. Instructor: Roxene Sloate
> Mondays; April 7-28; 10:00 am-12:00 pm; 4-week session: $175 (Pre-registration by Mar. 28)
Still Life Painting
Students will work on color harmonies, composition, and issues of light and dark values to create dynamic still lifes. Participants will learn how to orchestrate set ups using their own objects as well as objects provided by the instructor. Acrylic or Oil Paints. Instructor: Nancy Tart
> Fridays; May 2-May 23; 12:30-2:30 pm; 4-week session: $175 (Pre-registration by Apr. 25)
Groups and Clubs
> For questions regarding Groups/Clubs, contact Sharon at 561-712-5232 or SharonW@JCConline.com.
All groups and clubs take place at JCC North unless otherwise noted.
Timely Topics Discussion Group
Join this lively discussion group covering the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community including national affairs and foreign relations as it relates to Israel & the United States.
> Mondays, Ongoing; 1:00- 2:30 pm
Free/Friends of the J; $3 drop-in or $18 Annual Fee/Guests; Mandel JCC
Mandel JCC Book Club
Join other book lovers as we read and discuss a wide array of current Jewish-themed books, from memoir to fiction. We have arranged to have the authors participate in the discussion via Skype. The book club will meet on the third Thursday of each month.
> 7:00 pm; Free/Friends of the J; $18 Annual Fee/Guests
Men’s Book Club
For centuries, men have sought fellowship in clubs where they could hang out, talk about books, and discuss whatever else is on our minds. Each month a different member will lead discussion.
> Thursdays, March 20 and April 24; 7:00 pm
Free/Friends of the J; $18 Annual Fee/Guests
JBiz Networking Group
This networking group meets for community networking, speakers, and breakfast the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7:45-9am. All professionals in the Palm Beach Gardens area welcome!
For more information, please contact Ken Rotenberg at 561-712-5225 or KenR@JCConline.com.