Canasta Instruction for Beginners has resumed as of 2/4 (Media Room 2-3pm).
Eithne McGowan’s art classes have resumed as of 2/11.
Shakespeare as Historian will take place on 2/17 from 9:30-10:30am in the Adult Lounge.
Ulpan Basics, Ulpan I and Ulpan II will be cancelled on Wednesday 2/18.
Conversational Spanish with Isaias Mercado will begin on 2/23 and it will occur every Monday until 3/30 (11am-12pm President’s Room).
World History with John Rossi was postponed to begin on 2/25 and will occur every Wednesday until 4/1 (1:15-2:15pm President’s Room).
Financial Advice and Lessons with Janet Doherty will to continue to meet every Wednesday at 10:30am-12pm in the Adult Lounge.
Monday’s Israeli Folk Dancing will be for intermediate level dancers. Class will take remain in the Media Room 11:30am – 12:30pm.
Friday’s Chair Yoga will now take place at 1:30pm – 2:30pm as corrected on the Sports & Wellness schedule.
NEW CLASS: Flickr and Digital Photography Beginning Friday 2/13
Fridays 2:30-3:30pm in the Computer Lab
Flickr is a leading online platform for photography, and in this course, we will learn how to upload and edit our photos to Flickr. By the end of the course, an online portfolio will be achieved.
Monday February 16: Let’s Talk about: INTERNET SAFETY Adult Lounge 1:30-2:30pm
Learn about some simple techniques to stay safe online. There are some very simple things that can greatly improve one's security. One example is not using "123456" or "password" as a password! It's funny but those are actually the two most common passwords of 2014, with thousands of people using them!
Speaker: Hector Fernandez, Certified Information Systems Security Professional
Vice President in Information Security at Citigroup
Thursday February 19: Israel Briefing - The Druze Community in Israel. 12:30pm.
The main speaker is Koftan Halabi, Founder and Executive Director of the Druze Veterans Association. He has served as a Senior Advisor to Israeli Ministers and Members of Knesset.
He will discuss the ways they are making entryways into Israeli society for young Druze veterans. They are creating relationships with major corporations to help their youth study in universities and obtain the leaderships skills that are necessary to compete in the employment market. Employment and financial stability are often blocked due to low levels of education and the lack of employers willing to employ Druze individuals. This will be an open discussion to hear directly about their community and the challenges that they face.
Movie to follow: The Syrian Bride. 2004, 97min
Mona, a Druze bride-to-be, lives in a village on the border of Israel and Syria. Her father, a political leader, wants her to marry a Syrian comedian, but her move to Syria would likely be a permanent one, considering the political unrest between the two countries. The wedding planning is a nightmare, and tensions are high -- especially when Mona's siblings, who have moved on to new countries and complicated relationships, come home before the big day.
Thursday Dinner/Entertainment: Ayana Lowe “In The Midnight Hour”. An evening of soulful ballads, down home blues and up tempo jams with a touch of sass!
5pm-7pm in the Social Hall. $5 fee for entertainment, $3 recommended contribution for dinner.
Save The Date:
Tuesday March 3: Wine and Hamantaschen 7:30pm The Story of Purim, Presented by Cantor Liat Forst.
A lighthearted look at the source of the obligation to get drunk on the holiday, traditions and songs for Purim.
Come & Enjoy wonderful stories with great kosher wine and songs.
$15 member/$18 non-member
Monday March 9: Life Stream From 92 Y Comes to J. 7:30pm
Just Kids from the Bronx: Arlene Alda in Conversation Regis Philbin, Alan Alda and TATS CRU
What was it like to grow up in the place that bred influencers in just about every field of endeavor today?
The Bronx is where Al Pacino, Carl Reiner, General Colin Powell and so many other leading artists, athletes, scientists and entrepreneurs spent their formative years. Three of the Bronx’s favorite sons and daughters get together to reflect on stories from Arlene Alda’s new book, Just Kids from the Bronx, and to share memories of where it all began. Join them for an indelible portrait of the Bronx—and of America—from back-in-the-day to modern times.
Tuesday March 10: CLLD/JCC Holiday Fair. 11am-6pm
Local vendors are welcome!
Wednesday March 11: Rescheduled trip to MOMA. The bus will leave the HCK at 10am.