Adult Living & Learning

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Founded on the belief that learning is a lifelong endeavor, the JCCGW offers a comprehensive range of educational programs that stimulate minds, help participants maintain a healthy lifestyle, and encourage community and social engagement.

Questions about lifelong learning at the JCCGW? Contact us!

Education

It’s ALL at the JCC: Adult Living and Learning (ALL)

Spring Semester 2016

At the JCC of Greater Washington, one can fulfill all of the keys to healthy aging!  Workout in our fitness center to maintain your body and reduce your stress, cultivate social relationships through our various social clubs, have a nutritious kosher meal, and Keep  your brain stimulated through our new ALL (Adult Living and Learning) Program. It’s ALL here at the JCCGW! For more information please contact Debbie Sokobin at 301.348.3760 or dsokobin@jccgw.org.

We will screen the award winning Israeli TV miniseries, “A Touch Away” (Merhak Negiya) preceded by a short introduction and followed by class discussion. Instructor: Ira Weiss

Wednesdays at the JCCGW
March 9 – April 13
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$30 members/$40 gen. public

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Thursdays at Leisure World
March 10 – April 14
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$30 Leisure World Residents

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Instructor Paul Levy is back! This class will cover the profound historical period of the 1960’s, specifically focusing on minority groups, the 1964 and 1965 Civil Rights Acts, LGBT rights, equality and women’s rights issues. 

Tuesdays
Feb 2 – March 1
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
$25 members/$35 gen. public

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Former Jewish Federation executive Elton Kerness will lead an in-depth study of Jewish customs and practices in Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Japan and Zimbabwe.

Wednesdays
Feb 10 – March 9
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$25 members/$35 gen. public

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Learn the ins and outs of the pottery wheel as well as different aspects of working with clay.

Tuesdays
Feb 2 – Mar 8
10:00am – 12:00pm
$40 members/$50 gen. public
Materials Fee $15

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Wednesdays
Feb 3 – Mar 9
10:00am – 12:00pm
$40 members/$50 gen. public
Materials Fee $15

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Explore the contributions of Jewish women to music and of women to Jewish music. We will learn about the lives Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice and Dinah Shore through their histories and music with performer Karen Webber Gilat.

Thursdays
March 10-24
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
$15 members/$30 gen. public

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Beginning with an overview of the brain, we will then talk in-depth about what we can do to enhance our lives and the aging process with two NIH Neuroscientists.

Wednesdays
Feb 10 and 17
6:30 p.m. – includes dinner
$10 members/$15 general public

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Jewish Learning

Strengthen your Jewish heritage, learn Hebrew, explore Israel, study the Torah, and much more through the JCCGW’s Jewish Family Living & Learning program. Learn more about the Jewish Family Living & Learning program.

Melton School Classes 2015-2016

Check out upcoming classes at The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning starting on October 22. Click here for more info.

Biblical Archaeology Forum

2015-2016 Schedule and Subscription Information

Now in its third decade, BAF presents a series of scholarly lectures on the latest archaeological research findings and related fields such as history, art and texts of ancient times. Reservations are not required. Fees per lecture are: $5 – Residents of CES Life Communities, high school students and co-sponsors; $8 – BASONOVA & JCCGW members, and; $10 – the general public. For more information, please contact BAF.JCCGW@gmail.com.

Gateways / English as a Second Language Classes

The Gateways program at the JCCGW has evolved into a comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESOL) program featuring a Citizenship component. Immigrant seniors from several countries – although predominantly the former Soviet Union – meet at the Center twice a week and learn English from a dedicated staff of volunteers who have worked with the program for many years.

Program funded in part by: MCAEL (Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy)