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Men: Let's Talk
ACE’s ongoing popular discussion group returns. Men, our work is winding down or changing and our children have moved on. Our thoughts now center on the options associated with growing older. We think more about our health, our relationships and our resources. All of a sudden our world looks different. This men’s discussion group is a time to talk, to listen and to share stories and experiences in a safe, no obligation environment. It’s a time to dig a little deeper into who we are and what we have in common. It’s a time to learn and continue to grow as we look at the years ahead.

Instructor: Dr. Michael Pisick | Tuesdays, December 11, 18 | 12:15 pm


Your Life, The Law and Charity
Pamela Higer Polani is a senior partner at her law firm, she’s a wife and she’s a mother, but she still finds time to dedicate to as many charitable organizations that she can. In this program, she will discuss both the legal and social reasons that people in mature age groups can fulfill themselves while still assisting others.

Instructor: Pamela Higer Polani, Esq. | Tuesday, December 11 | 12:15 pm


"W2W"-Women To Women, Let's Talk About Us
Join us for lively discussions where extraordinary women share wisdom and humor. Our purpose is to build relationships, promote dialogue and inspire women. Discussion topics are democratically selected. All are welcome to suggest and partake.

Moderator: Anita Ross | Thursdays, December 13, 20 | 12:15 pm


Protecting Your Assets Against The Cost Of Long-Term Care
The cost of long-term care is the number one threat to most people’s life savings. This class teaches the latest legal strategies on how to protect your life savings against the cost of home care, assisted living and nursing home care. Staying at home and out of nursing homes costs money (more than $8000/month). Many folks to not have insurance to cover these costs, and those who do often do not have enough or do not know how to use it. This class teaches how to qualify for Medicaid and V.A. to pay for even the best of care, without giving away your assets, with or without long term care insurance. This class is from a lawyer’s experience, not an insurance salesperson.

Instructor: Scott Solkoff | Wednesday, December 19 | 12:15 pm


Pathways to the Past
As time goes by, one may think more often of parents and grandparents. What about your ancestors of one, two or even three centuries earlier? The presentation focuses on one man’s efforts to research his ancestry and the startling results he obtained. This is the story of his research and discoveries. He presents this through words and photos as he explains how he consequently travelled to Eastern Europe and walked on “the pathways of the past.”
 
Instructor: Lowell Halpern | Wednesday, January 16 | 12:15 pm


Identity Theft
This class focuses on the methods of protecting yourself from being a victim. Learn about major cases involving the theft of credit cards, the theft of your mail, fraudulent telephone calls and mailed advertisements.

Instructor: Jay Siegel | Wednesday, January 23 | 12:15 pm


The Art of Living Longer - A User Manual For the Human Being
If you buy a toaster you get a manual. Buy a car, you get a manual. But when you have a baby, they just give it to you and expect you to know the proper upkeep and maintenance! To fill this void, Anne Goldberg, The Savvy Senior, has developed a user manual for humans so that we can know what our species actually needs in order to achieve optimum performance from the machine that is our body.
 
Instructor: Anne Goldberg | Friday,  January 25 | 12:15 pm


Live a Happier Life: Change Negative to Positive
We can be our own worst enemy when we allow feelings of gloom and doom to overshadow what may otherwise have been an enjoyable experience. Our health is directly related to the way we feel. Making subtle changes in order to live a happier life may be easier than you think. Join us to learn the methods.
 
Instructor: Lee Ravine | Monday, January 28 | 12:15 pm


My Kids Are All Grown Up, So Why Are They Driving Me Crazy? 
If you have been asking yourself this question as the title indicates, this class is a must! You may not learn all the answers, but you will get some sage advice and many laughs. If nothing else you will learn that you’re not alone in this saga.  
 
Instructor: Bea Lewis | Wednesday, January 30 | 1:45 pm


Do You Feel Like Laughing?  
Peter is a noted humorist and collector of very funny stories who will share some of them with the class. This will be followed by a lively discussion about these stories and sharing some of their own. Examples of topics: “My very unusual day” and “Why I retired to Florida.”   
 
Instructor: Peter Hardis | Thursday, January 31 | 1:45 pm


What If?
What if you and your family had to make a decision to change your live forever? Become part of a socio-drama where one takes the role of another person and will make choices that ensure your survival. This is a unique opportunity to solve a contemporary problem while collaborating with others.    
 
Instructor: Dorothy Herman | Monday, February 4 | 1:45 pm


Women Remorse, Men Replace
This series provides an examination of the financial, emotional and social aspects of being widowed taught by someone who has been there twice. With diverse basic topics from the legal, financial and health aspects to the bedroom environment, this two-week lecture classes are designed for the many widow and widowers who would like to participate in a second chance at life but may need a bit of encouragement and advice from a widower’s point of view.
 
Instructor: Joel Lerner | Tuesdays, February 5, 12 | 12:15 pm 


Magic for Grandparents
All of us love to entertain our grandchildren and move them away from electronic gadgets when they visit. Demonstrating and explaining simple card tricks using no special gimmicks or slights of hands will be our agenda. It is a fun class that has been taught for six years. The class is limited to ten participants.

Instructor: Joel Lerner | Thursdays, February 14, 21 | 12:15 pm


Outsmart the Scammers
Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammer’s tactics are becoming more complex. While no one is immune, you can take steps to outsmart these scammers. Join us to learn about: red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources you can turn to if you are a victim or if you or a loved one is targeted, and ways to protect yourself.

Instructors: David Lorber & Meghan San Pedro | Tuesday, February 26 | 12:15 pm


The Psychology of Life: Mental Health for Seniors
The course will examine the factors causing stress and anxiety and their physical, behavioral, and psychological effects as well as what mental illness is and how it affects the family. With a focus on humor and laughter, stress management techniques you can use in your daily life also will be reviewed. Learn about care-giving, bereavement, how to move on and how to look at “who we are” related to self-concept. 
 
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Goodman | Mondays, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8 | 12:15 pm


Credit and Debit Card Fraud
This class will provide an insight into credit card fraud, stolen cards, as well as the costs to you and to the banks. What’s on the front and back of these cards that you can’t see. Using blue lights and magnetic card readers, you will learn the tricks of professional scammers and crooks.

Instructor: Jay Siegel | Tuesday, March 12 | 12:15 pm


Old School Cool and Learning New Things
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Join in this thought-provoking discussion about values. As we evolve, do we change? Examining some of the changes natural and unexpected we adapt to in our lives is a key component of the focus. Explore and share various coping strategies for successful adaptation to change.

Instructors: Sherry Picker & Ed Gray | Wednesday, March 13 | 12:15 pm


Ask the Lawyer: What is the Importance of a Power of Attorney & Healthcare Directive?
The designation of health care surrogate, also called a durable power of attorney for health care, allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf when you’re unable to do so. It’s different than a regular durable power of attorney, which only covers financial matters. From a practical standpoint, medical directives and living wills facilitate a person’s medical care and decision making in situations when they are temporarily or permanently unable to make decisions or verbalize their decisions. Learn the differences and ask general questions of our expert attorney.
 
Instructor: Elissa Vessal, Esq. | Thursday, March 14 | 12:15 pm


Point of View
What’s your point of view? Please bring an open mind, your thoughts on the topic and a desire to engage in respectful, civil dialogue. Our goal is to better understand the human condition and hone our thinking skills by ”thinking out loud”. This is a forum for the sharing points of view or your philosophy and opinion.
 
Instructor: Mendy Gottesdiener | Mondays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8 | 12:15 pm


Intimacy and Sexuality: Benefits and Myths
Intimate connections are healthy! More than half of people age 65-74 and nearly a third of those 75+ are both sexually interested and active. Today, more people living in senior communities report that sex, intimacy and affection are important to their quality of life. The many benefits of being sexually intimate include improved cardiovascular function, better quality sleep, pain relief, reduced depression and anxiety, improved sense of self and overall sense of well-being. Join our team of professionals to learn about these factors.

Instructors: Lawrence Siegel & Sherry Picker | Wednesday, March 20 | 12:15 pm


Basic Training for Tomorrow: Boot Camp for Veterans
Are you entitled to receive Veteran’s Benefits? Are you ready for the physical challenges of older age? Learn about: veteran and spousal benefits, aid and attendance programs, strategies for a more secure financial future, balance problems, reducing your threat of falling, appreciating greater independence and a better quality of life.

Intructors: Eric Weitkamp, Ed Gray & Sherry Picker | Thursday, March 21 | 12:15 pm


What Would You Do?
Sometimes in everyone’s life you have to make an instant decision. How will you react? What factors help you make important choices? What influences your thinking? Are you able to articulate your actions?

Instructor: Dorothy Herman | Tuesday, April 2 | 1:45 pm


Silence No More/Hear Us Roar
After centuries of silence, women are finally calling out sexual abusers, society is listening and heads are rolling. Let’s explore why it’s happening now and if the outcry will persist. Our springboard is the biblical rape of Dinah, daughter to Leah and Jacob, which set the pattern of sexually abused females keeping quiet, guilty and being re-victimized in a blame game. We’ll reference the blockbuster novel about Dinah, The Red Tent to see another slant. Today, women are marching, running for office, being heard. After we discuss motivations and the testimonies for the supreme nomination, we’ll look at the grey area.

Instructors: Carol Cott Gross & Terri Glatzer | Thursday, April 4 | 12:15 pm


You’ve Been Scammed and Your Identity Stolen, No Gun Needed
Under the auspices of AARP and seniors vs. crime organizations, Ira Slakter will utilize case studies from his research on scams presented to seniors. Identity theft, romance scams, financial fraud and others will be discussed. You will be able to ask questions and learn how to prevent these scams from affecting you or your loved ones. This is an important way to capture the knowledge to repel these crimes.

Instructor: Ira Slakter | Thursday, April 4 | 1:45 pm


Knock Wood Kinahoura: Multi Culti Superstitions Old and New (slant)
Do you knock wood?  Make a wish on your birthday cake? Put a red bow on a carriage? Wear a horn, fist, Evil Eye, Chai, Hamsa? Have you seen a girl wish on an eye lash? Smear her name on her birthday cake?  Ancient Evil Eye belief is still strong in our high tech age. Find out why we need these superstitions and how they seep into our lives as fads, fashions, rituals, traditions. Carol Cott Gross, popular speaker/writer in New York and Florida, will do a Cycle of Life on multi cultural superstitions.

Instructor: Carol Cott Gross | Tuesday, April 9 | 12:15 pm


For Further Information: 
Alan Egenthal at 561-740-9000 or AlanE@JCConline.com



Summer Camp

Summer Camp

While we always enjoy Camp Shalom favorites like theme days, field trips and Shabbat celebrations, we are excited for another fun-filled summer of helping campers discover their Wow by stepping outside of their comfort zone in order to promote confidence, develop character and build self-esteem through new experiences. Come see why summer 2019 is going to be our best summer yet!

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Edward & Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Learning Center

Edward & Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Learning Center

Registration is open for the 2019/2020 school year. We offer part-time and full-time options for infants through VPK. Our learning framework, community garden, ongoing parent communication, and integration of music, physical education, and Jewish celebration are just a few of the elements that separate us from other preschools. Come tour our facility and find out why we are considered a school of excellence.

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Perseverance Basketball Leagues

Perseverance Basketball Leagues

Brand new this fall, Perseverance Basketball will be running all Basketball Programs for the JCC. They are looking forward to bringing quality programs, staff, and knowledge to uphold their philosophy of “teaching Basketball the right way”, while still providing a fun and rewarding experience for all those involved!

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Club J

Club J

Palm Beach County's premiere afterschool program has a limited number of spots left! With supervised homework, Judaic activities, swimming, sports, cooking, art, fitness and more, your kids will be begging to stay after school!

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