Health & Wellness
Jewish & Israeli life
Read for pleasure and then share. Join us to chat casually about books. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
Discussion will be lightly facilitated by Kathy Graff.
Attendees should read the book in advance of the meeting. We will chose books that are fun to read--well-written and not too dense.
The selection for April is The Other Americans by Laila Lalami.
Step out of your own world for a little, and journey with us into the lives of literary characters.
with Sheryl Intrator Urman, Art Lecturer, Curator and Docent
The new MOMA has expanded its galleries and spaces for the eyes and mind to explore and learn. How and why did this all come about? Ms Urman will discuss the founding concepts and players who organized MOMA and made it happen, including why most present-day museums are re-thinking the museum experience. Sheryl will also talk about the controversy surrounding the new way current curators have chosen to exhibit the artwork of many favorite artists... Monet, Picasso, Kahlo, and Van Gogh.
with Steven Masi, Faculty Member of the JCC Thurnauer School of Music
This year marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. In that time his importance has not only endured, but increased through the changing tastes and values of each succeeding decade. What is it about his music that speaks so directly and frankly to the heart? This class will explore the wonder and significance of his music, with emphasis on the piano sonatas and chamber music.
with Professor Ben Nelson
Reading and sharing a book with others brings a whole new perspective to the experience. Join us as Ben leads the exploration of these deeply affecting works. We’ll read the following 4 books:
March 18: The Cider House Rules by John Irving
April 22: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
May 13: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
June 17: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
with Ruth Padawer
This workshop offers you an opportunity to preserve your memories and reflect on your past. Along the way, you’ll gain confidence in your literary voice and learn valuable writing skills. All welcome, regardless of writing experience. Sponsored by the Ratner-Seiden Senior Adult Center for the Arts.
Keep up with the latest headlines and talk about local, national and international news. Alan will lead the discussion on various topics from sports and entertainment to business and politics. All opinions are welcome. (No April session).
Free and open to the community.
NOTE: March 16 meeting has been cancelled.