Adult Cultural Classes

Jewish Canvas Art

Pick up a new skill, meet new people, or just have fun at one of these classes specifically for adults.  Unless otherwise noted, all classes are $10 each and completely free for JCC members.  For more information, contact Leah Sandler, Cultural Arts Coordinator, at 407-645-5933 ext 282 or LeahS@orlandojcc.org

Touro College Lecture Series

Visiting professors from the highly regarded Touro College and University System in New York share their expertise on a variety of subjects including quantum mechanics, politics, medieval poetry, and more. Touro College is America’s largest private institution of higher and professional education under Jewish auspices. Every year, thousands of students from all countries and walks of life turn to Touro College and University System to pursue degrees in medicine, education, Jewish Studies, technology—and everything in between.

$10 per lecture | $50 entire series (Free for JCC members)

October 23: College Life: 1998 vs. 2018
December 11: Medieval Hebrew Poets: Heroes or Villains
January 24: Quantum Mechanics & How God Might Run the Universe
May 15: Extremism in America

Israeli Dancing

Do you love to dance? Love Israeli music?  Come get the best of both.  Learn new dances and get some exercise with a friendly group of people.  Partners not necessary.  Wear comfortable exercise clothes.  Taught by Debbie Meitin.

Mondays, 7:00pm

Jewish Canvas Art

Work with Bonnie Morgan, JCC’s art teacher and Ringling College alumna, to create a one-of-a-kind Judaic artwork. You will be guided through the painting process step-by-step to help you create your own masterpiece.  We will bring everything you will need for your painting—you bring friends and wine if you’d like.

February 6, 6:30-8:30pm
April 24, 6:30-8:30pm

Beginners’ Conversational Hebrew

Beginners will learn to read and speak conversational Hebrew, whether you are visiting Israel, want to keep your skills current, or you are brand-new.  The beginners’ course is Sundays. Taught by Adele Lipofsky.

Thu 6:30-8:00pm     Janaury 10-May 16

Intermediate Conversational Hebrew

Intermediates (who already know the aleph-bet) will learn reading and translating Hebrew into English. They will also learn Hebrew through pictures with the goal of learning 500 vocabulary words. Taught by Adele Lipofsky.

Tue 6:30-8:00p     January 8-May 14

Laughter Club

Led by certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Dana Kaplan, the Laughter Club is a fun exercise to boost your happiness and well-being. Now a global phenomenon, this class will bring joy and a social network into your life.

Mah Jongg for Beginners

If you are interested in learning how to play mah jongg, then this is the class for you. This is a 5-week series that will introduce you to the fundamental principles of the game. This class is a perfect fit if you are new to the game, or want to brush up on your skills. Taught by Dale Perreault. RSVPs requested to register@orlandojcc.org.

Hot Talks

How do Jewish identities and histories intersect and intermingle with other identities in the diaspora? How do seemingly disparate contemporary ideas and events connect and affect our daily lives? This lecture series will touch on these important topics through the paradigms of local guest lecturers from different fields of study and walks of life, with the goal of stimulating dialogue and investment in broader contemporary issues from within the Jewish community. Wine and light refreshments served. 

Summer 2019 
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

$5 (Free for JCC members)

JGSGO Family Discovery Workshop Series 

Start your family history discovery journey with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Orlando. All workshops are interactive and FREE. Discover where your ancestors lived and find living descendants. Workshops will include hands-on labs with free access to Ancestry.com, so bring a laptop to these workshops which begin at 6:30pm.  Pre-registration required at Jgsgo.org/myjewishroots.

For more information, e-mail info@jgsgo.org, visit jgsgo.org ,or “like” the society at facebook.com/ JGSGreaterOrlando. Lecture portion of workshops accessible via the internet.