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*All ACE classes are free for members; $15 for a guest day pass. 
Pre-registration is not required.


Spontaneity
Come have fun working with others creating quick and fun theater. This class requires no scripts, no memorization and just utilizes your own unique listening skills.

Instructor: Suzi Lynch | Thursdays, December 6, 13, 20 | 1:45 pm


Laughter Is The Best Medicine
This class will discuss the upside and benefits of laughter. The conversation will focus on what we laughed at in the 1950s, 60s and 70s including: popular comedy duos, TV shows and movies. Come join us and see if you agree that laughter is the best medicine!

Instructor: Bruce Kalner | Mondays, December 10, 17 | 1:45 pm


Some Amazing Structures
Join us as we journey around the world to visit some wondrous architecture. We will visit Greece to see some amazing buildings on top of sheer mountain outcroppings or a huge pagoda covered in gold and topped with 5,448 diamonds and 2,317 rubies in Myanmar. We will also discuss whimsical buildings such as a library in Kansas that consists of just 22 books stacked 25 ft. high or a building in Ohio that is shaped exactly like a picnic basket. This will be a fun way to think about some creative uses of architectural design.

Instructor: Geoff Kashdan | Monday, December 10 | 12:15 pm


Jeopardy For Seniors
Based on the popular television series Jeopardy, enjoy a fun afternoon competition to identify the questions from the clues given as answers. Host Chet Kaufman will offer tidbits from history, geography, Jewish culture, and some corny jokes.

Instructor: Chet Kaufman | Tuesday, December 11 | 12:15 pm


Pathways To The Past 
Have you ever thought about your ancestors of one, two or even three centuries earlier? This presentation will focus on one man’s journey into the past and the startling results he obtained. He presents his story through words and photos as he explains how he consequently traveled to Eastern Europe and walked on “the pathways to the past.”

Instructor: Lowell Halpern | Wednesday, December 12 | 12:15 pm


Knowing Robert's Rules Of Parliamentary Procedures: Better Informed, More Productive 
You will be surprised to learn the correct answers and become much more informed at your community association meetings by learning Robert’s Rules. Being informed is a powerful tool and can change the outcome of an entire meeting.

Instructor: Martin Goodman | Thursdays, December 13, 20 | 1:45 pm


Meet the Author: The Five Day War 
Modern history presents a repetitive saga of Arab countries attempting to destroy the Jewish State. The method is irrelevant, but the goal is always the same — Jews have no place in the little area they call Israel. For these nations, not only have they failed, but with each attempt Israel has become stronger and more secure. The same cannot be said for her enemies. The Five Day War is a book describing the author’s potential recruitment by Saudi Arabia to serve as a surgeon in its Air Force. The fictional story gets more interesting in each chapter.

Author: Dr. Mandell (Mendy) Ganchrow | Thursday, December 20 | 12:15 pm


“Mike the Headless Chicken Festival” (And other such wild, weird, wonderful tourist attractions) 
While in Colorado I “bumped” into Mike the Headless Chicken Festival in a little town called Fruita. The story behind that festival (which attracts thousands) is so bonkers that I had to learn more. Wondering what other such festivals, hotels and roadside attractions I might find which astound, amuse and confuse, I embarked on this new presentation. While I explored internationally, I focused  on South Florida. Come see how some creative people have managed to make their lives, and the lives of others, so much fun.
 
Instructor: Geoff Kashdan | Monday, January 14 | 1:45 pm


Laughter: RX for Survival
This series features laughter. Come for the laughs, stay for the information. The schedule: Ethnic Humor and Political Correctness, Jewish Humor, Jewish Comedians with an appearance by comedy historian Lenny Dave, Humor of the Holocaust, A Humorous Look at Sex and Aging, Development of Humor by Children, plus others.     
 
Instructor: Joyce Saltman | Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19 | 1:45 pm


Do You  Think You Can Roleplay ... and More!
This is a creative journey through the magic of humorous improvisation. We will identify values through role playing, conflict resolution, group dynamics and logical solutions. This is a vibrant interactive class. Participation is encouraged. Class may be limited to 25 participants. 
 
Instructor: Marshall Cohen  | Wednesdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 | 12:15 pm


A Star on Broadway
Join Fred, from real-life memory, details the tale of a young refugee from the Holocaust, with lots of Chutzpah who made his debut, opening a store on Broadway in midtown Manhattan. He will tell you about the kooks, nuts and gonnifs, from the famous to the infamous that entered his hallowed emporium. This story is told with humor and lots of tongue-in-cheek. It is the true story of the plight of immigrants trying to make new lives for themselves and their families in this new haven, America.   
 
Instructor: Fred Behrend | Monday, February 4 | 12:15 pm


Spontaneity
Come have fun working with others creating quick and fun theater. This class requires no scripts, no memorization and just utilizes your own unique listening skills.   
 
Instructor: Suzi Lynch | Thursdays, February 14, 21, 28, March 14, 21, 28 | 1:45 pm


That Was the Week That Was
Bruce Kalner details and provides perspectives of the week’s news and editorial commentary from global media to provide the audience with multiple political viewpoints. In addition to news and opinion, Bruce also covers entertainment, business and the arts. These weekly news and topical discussions are designed into an easily digestible audience give-and-take with Bruce as the moderator.    
 
Instructor: Bruce Kalner | Mondays, February 18, 25, March 4, 18, 25 | 1:45 pm


What’s Your Opinion? 
Let us look at the world and U.S. today. If you are as confused at the state of affairs as the instructor is, the class will gather in a friendly atmosphere and ask each other, “What’s YOUR opinion?” Audience members might be shocked by the answers that they hear. This is not a teach-in or lecture; it is rather a search for answers to simple questions that have evaded the minds of so-called experts and pundits. The only requirement is that everyone is expected to make their wise answers or opinion known.     
 
Instructor: Fred Behrend | Mondays,  February 25 & March 4 | 12:15 pm


Inside Secrets for Luxury: Travel for 10 cents on the Dollar
We coach the deals! The complete strategy, a winning game plan, the X’s & O’s to a “Lifestyle of Privilege” in luxury travel and leisure at 10 cents on your dollar. This strategy can last a lifetime. Whether it’s airfares, luxury accommodations, cruising, enjoying family activities, shopping, dining, golfing or going to a show. Bring a note pad because the information shared can allow you access to things that will bring memories and enjoyment.

Instructor: “Coach” Chris Klesh | Monday, February 25 | 1:45 pm


Have I Got a Story for You
Listen to the storyteller everyone is talking about. With a warm energetic style, Linda adds character voices to her highly energetic, animated style of storytelling. Linda Spitzer, professional storyteller, will enchant you with her thought provoking and humorous tales in the program Have I Got a Story For You.  

Instructor: Linda Spitzer | Thursday, February 28 | 12:15 pm


The Magic Wand of Makeup
This class is a clinic in quality makeup and tips for creative improvement. Bring all of your products and find the magic you hold in your hand. (Bring a makeup mirror as well) Class limited to 15 participants.

Instructor: Saundra Rothenberg-Lurie | Thursday, March 7 | 1:45 pm


Share Your Wisdom: Get Your Grandchildren’s Attention
Do you wish you could teach and impart your wisdom, life lessons and values to your grandchildren (even great-grandchildren) or grown children? Does distance, the generation gap, disagreements or complicated relationships prevent that from happening? Learn new and fun ways to connect and strengthen your relationship with your next of kin from a family therapist and relationship coach. You will leave with strategies and a plan that will improve the way they interact with you.

Instructor: Rorri Geller-Mohamed | Wednesday, March 13 | 1:45 pm


Braintertainment
Engage your brain with novel exercises to stimulate and delight in the short term and produce long term results. Forget “senior moments” when you remember to take a “mental minute” to exercise your mind with a fun activity.

Instructor: Judy Herman | Wednesday, March 13 | 1:45 pm


Botany with Katherine: Focus on Orchids
Come smell a chocolate orchid! See a dramatic dancing lady orchid! Learn the secrets of the finest vanilla flavor and hear the tale of Darwin’s orchid. Join botanist Katherine from the New York Botanical Garden for a fun exploration of orchids. PowerPoint and live materials will be presented. You will appreciate orchids in a new way after this class.

Instructor: Katherine Wagner-Reiss | Tuesday, March 19 | 12:15 pm


Botany with Katherine: A Virtual Visit to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Katherine will present a virtual tour of many of the amazing plants at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. This 83-acre garden is an oasis of palms, flowering trees, edible fruits and butterflies. Come to enjoy, relax, reduce stress and learn about plants.

Instructor: Katherine Wagner-Reiss | Tuesday, March 26 | 12:15 pm


Storytelling for & By Grownups
Story-tellers around the globe flourish as they spin their tales to the delight of audiences. Vera, who is a certified professional storyteller will tell you a few tales and then teach you how to create and perform stories for the amusement and enchantment of family and friends.

Instructor: Vera Fried | Thursday, March 28, April 4, 11 | 12:15 pm


Memories of Brooklyn
People from other boroughs and cities are invited to hear Brooklynites discuss their memories of growing up in Brooklyn from stories of school and the teen experience to recollections of favorite stores and restaurants. Join us if you grew up there or are curious about the mystique of what New York’s most densely populated borough offered its residents.

Instructor: Vera Fried | Monday, April 1 | 1:45 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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