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Lifelong Learning

News & Views
Mondays, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Ongoing.
Come discuss local and world issues in this interactive class.
Instructor: Jesse Rosenblum. JCC members only: Free.

Books & Bagels
Tuesdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Meets once a month.
Enjoy coffee and bagels while discussing the book of the month. Facilitated by Dana Susson and Marcy Middler. JCC Members & Women’s Philanthropy Free, Public $10.

April 29—Open Heart by Elie Wiesel Sign up »
May 27—The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult Sign up »
June 24—The World Without You by Joshua Henkin Sign up »
July 29—The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer Sign up »

Writing your Story
Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., May 28, June 25, July 30
Do you have a memory that begs to be written? Do you find it difficult to get started? Through the use of prompts and free writes, we’ll get those memories on paper. We’ll talk about the basics of memoir and the details that bring them to life. Facilitator: Dr. Marcy Middler PhD, MFT.
JCC Members Free, Public $10. Sign up »

iPhone Tips and Secrets
Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m., July 8 – 29 (4 classes) Sign up »
Learn how to get the most out of your iPhone and things you didn’t know your iPhone could do. JCC Members $25, Public $35 per 4 week session


Wellness

Women’s Connection − Lecture Series
Join a dynamic group of women promoting educational, social, wellness and Jewish interests for women at the JCC.

Intuitive Eating: Body and Mind Connection to Food
Wednesday, June 18, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Do we eat with our body, heart or brain? What makes us satisfied and why? What is a healthy eating? Tips to eat healthy and stay healthy. Instructor: Joanna Richarson Jones RD, MBA, CEDS. JCC Members Free, Public $10 Sign up »

Authentic Woman
Wednesday, July 16 & 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join Lynda Zussman, Life Skills Specialist, as we expand our spirituality and deepen our commitments to lead the best possible lives. Through structured journal writing and open discussions, we will explore and define the unique gifts and talents within. Come celebrate the gifts of life and enrich your style of living. Each new decade welcomes a shift in our direction to obtain our goals for a substantial and meaningful daily life. Includes a copy of Zussman’s book, Throw Me the Rope. JCC Members $30, Public $45 Sign up »

Gentle Yogalates & Meditation
Mondays, 9 – 10:20 a.m. June 2 – July 21. This class will integrate gentle core exercises with yoga & meditation to provide a complete and balanced experience. Instructor: El Vered Rubin. JCC Members only: $50 for 8 classes. Sign up »

Gentle Yoga
Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m., Ongoing. This gentle approach to yoga helps you increase flexibility, improve circulation and experience more energy. Bring a yoga mat and strap. Instructor: El Vered Rubin. JCC Members only: Free (drop-in).


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Mah Jongg

Drop-in Mah Jongg
Mondays, 7 – 9 p.m. Ongoing. Bring your JCC friends and meet other Mah Jongg players. JCC Members only: Free (drop-in).

Drop-in Mah Jongg
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ongoing. Bring your JCC friends and meet other Mah Jongg players. JCC Members only: Free (drop-in).

Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Mondays, 7 – 9 p.m. June 25-August 13 (8 classes – no class May 26) Sign up »
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. May 7 – July 2 (8 classes – no class June 4) Sign up »
Learn to play in a small, friendly class setting. Instructor: Joan Samson. JCC Members $115, Public $130. Card $9. Minimum: 6 per 8 week session.

Bridge

Beginner Supervised Play with Ann Cressman
Tuesdays, 10 am – 12 p.m. July 1 – August 5 (6 classes). Improve your play through supervised instruction and analysis of hands. Instructor: Ann Cressman, ACBL certified instructor, Gold Life Master. JCC Members $100, Public $115 per session. Sign up »

Intermediate Supervised Play with Ann Cressman
Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m. July 1 – August 5 (6 classes). Improve your play through supervised instruction and analysis of hands. Instructor: Ann Cressman, ACBL certified instructor, Gold Life Master. JCC Members $100, Public $115 per session. Sign up »

Poker

Poker League 2014
May 18, July 13, Aug. 17, Sept. 14, Nov. 9, Dec. 7. Games start at 1 p.m. Play in our monthly games on Sundays and earn points toward the yearly grand prizes. Each game has prizes for the winner of the day.
League fee: JCC Members $59, Public $79. Sign up for league »
Or Individual game registration: JCC Members $20 Public $25 not eligible for league.


Clubs & Affinity Groups

The View for Women of All Ages
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ongoing. Come for coffee, chat, and share your ideas while discussing topics of interest to women. Facilitated by Michelle Walot & Ro Probolsky. JCC Members Free, Public $5 per session (drop in and join).

Men’s Wine Tasting
Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m. Monthly. May 13, June 17 and July 15. Gents—if you love wine, this is not to be missed. RSVP Required to Sid Field, Coordinator (949) 464–9939, Bacchus1961@cox.net. JCC Members only: Free. Sign up »

Men’s Club at the J
Fridays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ongoing. Enjoy coffee and bagels while discussing issues of the day. Club members share views on current news items and thought provoking topics. The participants’ wide range of professional experiences, life lessons, and opinions enhances the discussion. Coordinator: Marty Migdall. JCC Members only: Free (Drop in and join).


Just for Seniors

Medicare – Free Private Consultations
Request a free private consultation at the JCC on the first Tuesday of each month with consultant Joan Kaye, from Health Insurance Counseling Agency. Call Geri at (949) 435-3400 x 303 to schedule an appointment in advance.

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