Mondays • April 8-May 13 • JCCGW
►How Do I Do That with My Computer, iPad, Digital Camera or Cell Phone?
Mondays • 9:45-11:45 a.m.
If you know how to do some things with your computer or cell phone, but want to know more, this may be the class for you. Do you want to take pictures and video with your cell phone or digital camera, make slide shows, or movies? Do you want to keep track of your assets and make periodic updates as you receive information from your bank and broker? Are there questions you want to look up but don’t because of the effort required to answer them? Find out how to use the Internet like a genie without having to rub a vase. There are lots of computer applications that are relatively easy to learn that can expand your capability. Class size is limited and homework for each session will be required. Lab fee: $25.
Instructor: Jerry Hulman, BS and MS in Engineering with over 50 years of computer experience
►The History of Civil Rights and Liberties
Mondays • 10-11:15 a.m.
This course will review the history of selected Rights and Liberties stated or incorporated in our founding documents and Constitution. Among subjects included will be freedom of religion and speech, equality, and the right to work. Time will also be spent on the 14th Amendment and an indepth examination of the contributions of Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King, Jr. In each class historical context will be provided and followed by discussion of a related contemporary issue. Those with an interest in history, good discussion and an appreciation for divergent viewpoints will enjoy this course.
Instructor: Paul H. Levy; BA, MEd and EdD University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Retired history and social science teacher
►Modern Orthodox Life in Israel through Lecture, Film and Discussion: Part II
Mondays • 10-11:30 a.m.
The students in this class will be flies on the wall of the places where young, modern orthodox Jews in Israel hang out. We will be privy to the conflicts they have to deal with, their friendships, their dining, living and dating arrangements and the ways they deal with the rest of Israeli society. Classes will be a blend of short lectures, award-winning dramatic Israeli TV episodes and discussion.
Facilitator: Ira Weiss; Ph.D. is a retired neurophysiologist and an avid collector of cinema related to Jews and Israel
►Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Giuseppi Verdi
Mondays • 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Giuseppe Verdi was born Oct 17, 2013. We will celebrate this occasion with recordings and
discussion of A Masked Ball, Aida and other works.
Instructor: Robert I Misbin MD, formerly Medical Officer at the Food and Drug Administration and lifelong lover of opera and classical music
►Creative Writing Workshop
Mondays • 10 a.m.-12 noon
Students will write on diverse subjects, some assigned and some chosen by participants. Class members will read their writing in class, exchange views on works and help each other to improve. Registrants are asked to bring a sample of their writing to the first session.
Facilitator: Michael Lux; MBA in Taxation, retired tax consultant and training director
►Crash Course in Art History
Mondays • 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Explore the world of Western Art History in six illustrated lectures. This course will survey
paintings, sculptures and architecture from prehistoric times to the 20th century. It will focus
on six areas of art: Greek and Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th Century, and 20th Century.
Instructor: Karen Dawn Feuerstein, art historian and museum educator, MA in Art History from George Washington University
►Beginning Conversational Spanish
Mondays • 12-1:30 p.m.
Learn Spanish for everyday conversation. The course will focus on basic grammar in the present tense, vocabulary and pronunciation. Bring a positive spirit and lots of humor to the class and do not worry about being confused and committing mistakes. Here’s a bonus, studying a new language helps increase brain neuron function! Printed materials
and a textbook are available to purchase for $15.
Instructor: Samuel Gustavo Levy; MPA, Cornell University, Commercial Engineer, University of Chile, Spanish teacher Non-Credit Courses, Montgomery College and consultant. Formerly IDB and United Nations Specialist
Mondays • 12-1:30 p.m.
Do you take many pictures with your digital camera or smart phone? Do you receive emails with digital photographs from family and friends? Organizing and printing your photos can be quite daunting. Learn how to save your photos in folders and albums. Organize them by people, places, dates or interest areas. Using simple, free software available from the internet you can edit your pictures, adjust the exposure or crop them to eliminate unwanted areas. Create beautiful collages and slide shows of your friends, relatives or vacations. Learn to share your photographs easily by using one of many services available online. Class size is limited. Lab
fee is $25.
Instructor: Bob Teichman; Retired computer specialist, developer and instructor; amateur photographer
►Music and Musicians, Live!
Mondays • 1:40-2:30 p.m.
Come to the Center to experience a wide variety of live music programs featuring talented and
knowledgeable performers. We will meet in the Center’s Kreeger Auditorium and enjoy the US
Navy Band “Windjammers” Woodwind Quintet, pianists Alexander Beresovsky and Frank Plumer, singers and guitarists Doris Justis & Scott Morgan and much more. If you love live music, this is the series for you.
These performances are free and open to the public. Please join us!
||US Navy Woodwind Quintet the Windjammers
||Pianist Alexander Beresovsky
||Folk Musicians Doris Justis and Scott Morgan
Pianist and Vocalist Frank Plumer and Family
►The Parsha in Your Life
Mondays • 1:40-2:30 p.m.
Discover how the themes in the weekly Torah portion, or parsha, often parallel and shed light on
the issues in your life. Questions and discussions are encouraged. Handouts are included and can be taken home for further study.
Instructor: Phillip Sinsky; B,Sc University of Wisconsin, Psychology and Sciences, M.P. A. Public Administration, Syracuse Univ.; experienced educator, education consultant, program manager
►Biographies of Eminent People
Mondays • 2:40-3:30 p.m.
Stir your passion for knowledge and understanding. Learn about the lives of such varied and interesting individuals as Noah Webster, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Al Jolson, Cantor Pinchas Pinchik, and Dmitri Shostakovich. In this class you will meet people who have shaped our world and contributed to our history and culture.
Moderators: George Birnbaum and Jack MacFadden
►One-Act Plays across Two Continents
Mondays • 2:40-3:30 p.m.
Travel across the 20th Century, from the Russia of Chekhov, to the England of Noel Coward, to the America of George S. Kaufman. Whether drama or comedy, each week’s visit promises provocative entertainment. Read aloud and discuss The Boor by Anton Chekhov, The 120 Pound Look by J.M. Barrie, Fumed Oak by Noel Coward, and The Typist by Murray Schisgal, Amicable Parting by Kaufman & MacGrath, and Linda /Her by Harry Kondolean.
Class discussion will be moderated by Ernie Joselovitz and other local playwrights.
Tuesdays • April 9-May 14 • Leisure World
►Connecting to Our Jewish Roots
Tuesdays • 9:45-10:45 a.m.
While many of us attended Hebrew School in our youth and observed our Judaism to varying degrees since then, some may have forgotten, or never fully explored, Jewish Beliefs, Holiday
Observances, and Life Cycle Events. This class will provide opportunities to review and discuss the fundamental beliefs and philosophy of Judaism, the major and minor holidays, and life cycle events and customs. We will discuss these topics from multiple streams of Jewish observance – Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform. The class will reinforce our knowledge and understanding of being Jewish.
Instructor: Dr. Stephen Raucher, retired MCPS School Administrator, where he taught over 100 sessions of A Jewish American’s Perspective. Past
President and a current Board member of Tikvat Israel Congregation and a Member of the Jewish Committee on Scouting for BSA
►Authors & Insights
Tuesdays • 11-11:45 a.m.
Whether we use an electronic reader or prefer to hold a bound copy in our hands, there are few
things more enjoyable than settling in to read a good book or play. The Washington area is blessed with talented and insightful authors. Six of them will join us to discuss their writings. Their topics range from the practical to the promising, from the persuasive to the heart rending. Join us to listen to each author’s description of the story and the process of their work. Questions are welcome. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
►History of Zionism
Tuesdays • 1-2:30 p.m.
Participants in this class will learn the history of Zionism from the 1880s to 1948. The classes
feature screenings of films, including archival film footage from the earliest days of Zionism and interviews with Jewish, Arab, British and other eyewitnesses to the critical events that culminated in the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine.
Facilitator: Ira Weiss; Ph.D. is a retired neurophysiologist. Ira is an avid collector of cinema related to Jews and Israel
Tuesdays • 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Chinese and Jewish culture share some common tradition and values. In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn from six China experts the essence of Chinese language, culture, philosophy and many contemporary topics on China. From presentations and live demonstration on Chinese language, culture, calligraphy, classical thought, literature, travel and art, we gain insights and appreciation into this fascinating and dynamic civilization. When the course concludes we will have a special tour to visit the University of Maryland University College to view the collections of over 2000 years of art and artifacts.
Facilitator: Edward Wan, PhD is the Chairman of Board of Visitors, Confucius Institute at the
University of Maryland