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Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Individual

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2014, End Date: 06/10/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

A full day program is available to members on Wednesdays. Membership includes discounts to all senior adult programs and Travel club events. Each week offers a variety of activities including lectures, fitness, discussion groups, entertainment and more. Typical courses include current events, Jewish history, play reading, nutrition, Yiddish, Art, choral group and more.   To reserve a Kosher lunch on Wednesdays, please call 617-558-6596 by 12pm the Monday before the Wednesday program. There is a $3 suggested donation for lunch and full day program.   If you are a Brookline or Brighton resident, transportation is available on Wednesdays. For transportation reservations, please call 617-558-6596.   Full day programs planned from September 17, 2014 to June 10, 2015. Summer semester program begins on June 17, 2015 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Couple

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2014, End Date: 06/10/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

A full day program is available to members on Wednesdays. Membership includes discounts to all senior adult programs and Travel club events. Each week offers a variety of activities including lectures, fitness, discussion groups, entertainment and more. Typical courses include current events, Jewish history, play reading, nutrition, Yiddish, Art, choral group and more.   To reserve a Kosher lunch on Wednesdays, please call 617-558-6596 by 12pm the Monday before the Wednesday program. There is a $3 suggested donation for lunch and full day program.   If you are a Brookline or Brighton resident, transportation is available on Wednesdays. For transportation reservations, please call 617-558-6596.   Full day programs planned from September 17, 2014 to June 10, 2015. Summer semester program begins on June 17, 2015 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Kinky Friedman

Singer, Raconteur, Author

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturday, May 2, 2015 (8pm)

Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman writes and performs satirical songs and has been hailed as the Frank Zappa of country music. The son of a University of Texas professor who raised his children on the family ranch, Rio Duckworth. Kinky was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for Governor of Texas. An evening of song, stories and surprises.

Co-sponsored by Boston Jewish Music Festival

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.

Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, May 14 (7:30pm)

Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of 11 books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes (made into a major motion picture), and The Next Best Thing, talks about her newest book All Fall Down, her writing process and her views on the publishing industry. 

Co-sponsored with Hadassah.

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.

How Judges Judge - The Role of Personal Values in Judicial Decisions

A Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series event

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Tuesday, May 19 (7:30pm)

When ruling on landmark cases, do judges bring their personal histories to bear? What, if any, is the role of personal experience and perspective in adjudication? An esteemed panel will grapple with the complexities of making rulings that can change lives, shift policy and alter the course of history while balancing their own moral compasses and staying true to the rule of law.

Panelists:

Judge Nancy Gertner is a former U.S. federal judge who built her career around standing up for women’s rights, civil liberties and justice for all. Gertner was appointed to the federal bench of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts by President Bill Clinton in 1994. She retired from the bench in 2011 to teach at Harvard Law School. 
 
Justice Salim Joubran is an Israeli Arab judge on the Supreme Court of Israel. He has served as a Supreme Court justice since 2003 and became a permanent member in 2004. Joubran is the first Arab to receive a permanent appointment in the Supreme Court. He is the second Arab judge to hold a supreme court appointment. 
 
Moderator:

Frederick M. Lawrence became the eighth president of Brandeis University on Jan. 1, 2011. Lawrence is one of the nation’s leading experts on civil rights, free expression and bias crimes. Prior to Brandeis, Lawrence was dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. Lawrence received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a law degree from Yale Law School. Upon completing his term as President of Brandeis this spring, he will become a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School.


This discussion will be recorded in partnership with the Forum Network, a joint venture of WGBH and The Lowell Institute. It will be available online at forum-network.org and other affiliated sites.

Travel with the JCC this Summer to Ogunquit and Portland, ME

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Tuesday-Thursday, June 16-18

Travel with the JCC this Summer to Ogunquit and Portland, ME

Highlights:
• Ogunquit Playhouse – Broadway smash hit musical comedy Sister Act
• Scenic Casco Bay Harbor cruise
• Portland Art Museum
• Maine Jewish Museum
• Guided tour of Portland

Trip includes seven meals, two nights at the Trip Advisor top-rated Hampton Inn Waterfront, air-conditioned coach (with restroom), and time for enjoying the scenic harbor.

For details, contact 617-558-6448 or travel@jccgb.org

Travel with the JCC this Summer to the Berkshires

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Tuesday-Friday, August 4-7

Travel with the JCC this Summer to the Berkshires

Highlights:
• Tanglewood on Parade – Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart, Boston Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons, Tchaikovsky 1812, Overture, followed by fireworks
• Williamstown Theatre Festival – A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neil, starring Audra McDonald
• Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival – choreographer Jessica Lang Dance in The Wanderer
• Visits to the newly renovated Clark Museum, Lincoln Memorial sculptor Daniel Chester French’s Chesterwood, and the fascinating Yiddish Book Center

Trip includes nine meals, three nights at the Holiday Inn Express in Great Barrington, air-conditioned coach (with restroom), time for relaxation with friends.

For details, contact 617-558-6448 or travel@jccgb.org


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