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Explorations: Adult Learning and Enrichment

Temple Beth Avodah, Six Thursdays (10am-12:30pm): July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

Explore new interests. Develop greater understanding of current events. Join other active learners in the JCC's six-week Explorations: Adult Learning and Enrichment series. Held on Thursdays from 10am-12:30pm beginning July 10. At Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton Center.

Session 1 (10-11am): Choose one
- Becoming America 1776-1800. Discuss the events, personalities and Parliamentary decrees that led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. With professor Gary Hylander
- Chair Yoga. A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. Provides relief for people with hypertension, arthritis, chronic pain, etc. With certified massage therapist and trainer Michelle Newman.

Session 2 (11:30am-12:30pm): Choose one
- Jewish potpourri. Six classes dedicated to learning about Jewish contributions in the fields of music, art, and history. Topics include the Poetry of Israel, a look at Israel's Declaration of Independence, Hava Nagila (The Movie), Judaica on display at the MFA and more.
- Current events. With teacher/writer Lois Sockol.

Full details listed in Summer Senior Adult newsletter >>

To register, contact 617-558-6439 or seniors@jccgb.org.

JCC Day at Grossman

JCC Camp Grossman, Sunday, August 10, 2014 1-4pm

Geared for families with children
Spend the afternoon at camp with your family! Enjoy a range of activities including: waterfront (beach, swimming, boating, water trampoline, water slide, fishing and more), sports (newcomb, gaga, basketball, street hockey, capture the flag and more), arts and crafts and the rock climbing wall. GPS address: 294 Powissett Street, Dover. No raindate. Check bostonjcc.org/grossmanjccday after 11am on the day of the event for an update. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For more information, contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center, Newton Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, August 14, 2014 5-6pm

Designed for families with children ages 6 weeks-five years
A vibrant, engaging learning environment with Jewish values at the core: this is the essence of the Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center. The Center nurtures children, embraces families, mentors educators, and in every way possible brings out the best in children and in our community. Tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC. For more information, contact newton-elc@jccgb.org or 617-558-6420.

Young Author's Club - Grades 3-6 - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 11/16/2014, Time: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

(Grades: 3-6) Do you enjoy making up stories? The Young Author’s Club is a place for kids to have fun exploring the craft of writing. Under the guidance of an award winning published children’s author, children will learn new skills and techniques and share work with fellow writers. Instructor: Jane Kohuth

Weekend Ballet, Jazz, Tap - Ages 4-6 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2014, End Date: 12/14/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

(Ages: 4-6 yrs) Children will learn the basic dance forms of tap, ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This clas promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions.

Shining Stars Musical Theatre - Ages 4-5 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/22/2014, End Date: 12/15/2014, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Adventures in acting, singing and teamwork culminate in a final performance of a mini musical for family and friends. This is an exciting and fun introduction to the world of musical theatre in a warm, inclusive and supportive environment. Instructor: Katie McTyre Escort available for this preschool class.

ZumbaKids - Ages 4-6 - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/23/2014, End Date: 12/16/2014, Time: 4:15 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 4-6 yrs) ZumbaKids is the ultimate dance fitness party. This high energy class teaches the kids the basic steps of salsa, meringue, hip hop and more. This program features age-appropriate music that gets kids movin' to the beat. A great combination of dance, exercise and fun. Instructor: Angelica Ochoa de Lopez Escort available for this preschool class.

Weekend Ballet, Jazz, Tap - Ages 4-6 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/27/2014, End Date: 12/20/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

(Ages: 4-6 yrs) Children will learn the basic dance forms of tap, ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This clas promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions.

Creative Movement for Boys and Girls - Ages 3.5-5 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 10/01/2014, End Date: 12/17/2014, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 3.5-5 yrs) Creative movement is a fun approach to the fundamentals of dance and joy of movement. Through exploration of mobility, rhythmic play and expressive repertoire, children will developmentally discover their natural moving beings while engaging socially and learning movement vocabulary that reinforces their understanding fo themselves and the world around them. Instructor: Nancy Krieger Escort available for this preschool class.

Dance Combo and Acro - Ages 3.5-5 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 10/02/2014, End Date: 12/18/2014, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 3.5-5 yrs) Instructor: Alyson Abramson

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