Health & Wellness
Jewish & Israeli life
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with Michael Norris Ph.D.
Henri Emile Benoît Matisse (1869-1954)—an artist famed for his original use of line and color—compared his artistic development to the growth of a seed. We will trace that growth in Matisse’s life story until his mid-thirties by examining examples from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He came by the seed metaphor naturally—he was the son of a seed merchant in a northern French town. Despite his conservative appearance and work habits, Matisse continually absorbed new ideas as he worked in Paris and the South of France. We will leave Matisse as he becomes a leader of the “Fauves” or “Wild Beasts” (whose paintings expressed emotion in wild, often dissonant colors).
Lifelong Learning programs are sponsored by the Millicent and Harold May Family Endowment for Lifelong Learning in memory of Edward J. Newman, M.D. and the Michael J. Levitt Family Endowment Fund for Lifelong Learning.
Free Introductory Meeting:
Are you a woman in your 60s or 70s? These healthy years of aging are full of potential for learning, growth and forming new friendships. Meet our group facilitators, Mona Fishbane and Toby Glick, and learn more about the Wise Aging program and how it can help you cultivate joy and resilience, especially important during these challenging times. Reservations required. A zoom invite will be sent prior to the event.
The “Wise Aging” program, based on the book Wise Aging written by Rachel Cowan and Linda Thal, is designed to help us find new joy in life and grow in wisdom, resilience and spirit. To achieve our goals, we will use the techniques of reflective discussions, Jewish text study, journaling, and mindfulness practice. This online program offers social, emotional and spiritual insights to help you achieve a fulfilling and active older age – one that recognizes the opportunities of growing older as well as the challenges. Topics include: relationships with adult children and spouses, cultivating well-being, developing nourishing friendships, forgiveness and reconciliation, living with loss and creating a legacy.
book Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit by Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal.
Mona Fishbane, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, a couple’s therapist, and author.
Toby Glick, MS, is a school psychologist and psychotherapist with extensive group experience.
Mona and Toby have successfully co-facilitated our Wise Aging groups for the past two years.
Learn tips and tricks for taking better photos on your iPhone
with professional photographer Karen Gowen
This two-session online class will introduce you to the many features on an iPhone that will help you take better photos of the people, places, and things that you want to capture in your everyday lives.
Our first interactive class will walk you through composition, basic settings on the iPhone camera and a discussion of some editing techniques to make your photos pop. Bring samples of your images and lots of questions.
The second class will involve reviewing new work you created so that we can address issues you encountered while using the tips and tricks to produce your own great work.
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.