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Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program For Creative Arts & Crafts
Sarah Gottesman Lubin was an avid crafter who especially enjoyed the soft arts of quilting and needlepoint. She was an active member of the Pomegranate Guild. After her passing in December 2007, the Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program for Creative Arts and Crafts was established in her memory at the JCC so that others could explore and enjoy the exciting world of crafts and culture. This endowment provides opportunities for people to experience the sheer love and joy of creating something of beauty with their own hands. Pre-registration required for all creative arts classes.
Sundays, 7-11:30pm, Ongoing: Open dance for intermediate/advanced dancers, featuring all your old and new favorites. Couples and circles , all in a party atmosphere!
Tuesdays, 7:30-11pm, Ongoing: Repertoire instruction, followed by regular session of our favorite circle dances on an intermediate/advanced level. Beginners welcome!
Fee payable to instructor for ongoing sessions.
Contact Esther at 201.408.1456
Sheryl Intrator Urman, Artist, Curator and Art Lecturer
11/12: Gustav Klimt: The Man, His Art and the Woman in Gold Learn about the man and artist Gustav Klimt, who painted many Jewish wealthy young women from high society at the turn of the century in Vienna, Austria and get to know the man who loved gold.
12/10: Frida Kahlo: Her Art and Gardens By understanding Mexican female artist Frida Kahlo’s physical struggles, her loves, her tempestuous relationships, and the revolutionary time period she lived through, we will gain better insight into this complicated woman and her self-expressive art.
with Zvi Klein
Join the Israeli Choir, and sing along with the conductor and musical director Zvi Klein. Participants must know how to read and sing in Hebrew. Reading musical notes NOT required.
with Shaina Bilow, Certified Knitting Teacher, CYCABring your current projects to this group class for help with tricky techniques and dropped stitches, adjustments to patterns, and social knitting with other talented knitters. Crocheters welcome, too!
Maya Oren-Dahan, Owner of Maya Crafts
Discover the wonderful world of jewelry-making. Learn fundamental techniques like bead stringing, wire looping and knotting from an expert. Create unique multi-functional necklaces and bracelets that you will love to wear or can give as gifts. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome.
Additional item: materials fee $25.
Paulette CochetExperience the fascinating art of painting with watercolor and watersoluble colored pencils. Engage your senses and create personal works while enjoying the freedom of switching from drawing to painting in an instant! Discover the joy of filling your drawings with brush strokes, brilliant washes, and beautiful watercolor effects.
Paulette CochetDiscover the amazing versatility and ease of painting with acrylics. Explore a wide range of techniques from thick, luscious brush strokes to fluid and transparent washes. Personal and individual expression is encouraged, with emphasis on composition and color use. Open to beginners and more experienced painters.
Michael Reingold, Associate Director, Thurnauer School Of MusicThis 3-week class will explore the great expressive range of the violin through listening to master pieces: Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium).
with Professor Ben NelsonReading 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 3 books:9/25: Judas by Amos Oz10/23: Less by Andrew Sean Greer11/20: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker for 20 years and the current cartoon and humor editor at Esquire, is one of the nation’s leading commentators and TED talkers on the role of humor in American life. His memoir How About Never — Is Never Good For You?: My Life In Cartoons was a New York Times bestseller. Very funny himself, Mankoff will share the New Yorker’s most hilarious cartoons including many in his new book Have I Got A Cartoon For You!, a compilation of his favorite Jewish cartoons. This event is guaranteed to make you think, then laugh, a lot.You’ll leave with a smile and a book (which you may or may not re-gift for Chanukah).
You are cordially invited to a very posh affair. Experience the Plaza hotel when author Julie Satow regales us with the juicy stories about the residents, guests and various owners of this iconic property. Long the gathering place of socialites, movie stars, tycoons and world leaders, the Plaza came to define our understanding of money and glamour. Ticket includes a mimosa, brunch bites and a hardcover copy of the book The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel. Tina Brown raved about it in The New York Times as did reviewers at The Wall Street Journal and NPR.The favor of a reply is requested by December 1. Register online or call Kathy at 201.408.1454Sponsored in part by Ilisa Lansey.Membership in the Jewish Book Council is funded by the James H. Grossmann Jewish Book Endowment Fund.