Health & Wellness
Jewish & Israeli life
with Michael Norris, PhD
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” movement (whose paintings expressed emotion in wild, often dissonant colors).
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, based in Washington, DC, is working to keep Holocaust memory alive by inspiring citizens and leaders to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity in our constantly changing world. Museum historian Dr. Edna Friedberg will discuss the depth, reach, and enduring relevance of the work being done, connecting Holocaust history with disturbing social, cultural and political issues today, such as current legislation that criminalizes Holocaust research, as well as the recent rise in white-nationalist and other far-right movements. Examining trends and concerns through the lens of history, Dr. Friedberg will assess the current threat to Holocaust memory and how the Holocaust Museum's programs look to address them.
$8 JCC members and US Holocaust Memorial Museum members, $10 public
Sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
with Professor Ben Nelson
Reading 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 4 books:
March 18: The Cider House Rules by John Irving
April 22: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
May 13: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
June 17: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
An Educational Seminar with Future Health: Life Settlement Advisor to the JCC
Did you know that you can sell your life insurance policy for cash?
Life Insurance is personal property and often one of your largest assets that can be used to alleviate financial challenges or simply to improve your lifestyle.
Join the Founders of Future Health, the official life settlement advisor of the JCC, to learn about the hidden value in your life insurance policy. Find out how a life settlement works, how you can get cash for your life insurance policy that is no longer needed or affordable, and how you can use your life insurance policy for charitable purposes.
Never let your life insurance policy lapse without first learning what it’s worth!
Free and Open to the Community.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information or to RSVP contact Alison Holzberg Kenny at 201-408-1405 or email@example.com
Keep up with the latest headlines and talk about local, national and international news. Alan will lead the discussion on various topics from sports and entertainment to business and politics. All opinions are welcome. (No April session).
Free and open to the community.
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. Sponsored by the Ratner-Seiden Senior Adult Center for the Arts.