ADULT CLASSES

PLEASE NOTE: The JCC building is currently closed under Santa Clara County’s shelter-in-place order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Many JCC programs are now running online via Zoom or other electronic media. For details, see our Virtual Learning and Conversations web page, or contact Cherie Ravel at cherie@apjcc.org.

 

Join the conversation, let your voice be heard! We meet weekly for a lively discussion and stimulating conversation, news of the week and stories that touch our lives. Moderators rotate each week.

Please note: To help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Current Events discussion group is meeting via Zoom video conference.

Register in advance at:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkduyoqDsoHtOMAF9cAgso3Wcqqy5T4JKL

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information, email cherie@apjcc.org.

DAY DATES TIME PRICE
Tue ongoing* 10:15-11:30am FREE

This is a free, drop-in program.

Read a story about the Current Events program in the Los Gatos Weekly Times/Mercury News!

Thursday July 9 – August 27, 11:00am-12:00pm
Create a summer writing routine. Join members of our fall and spring writing class to discuss summer projects via Zoom video conference. We’ll share writing and encouragement for summer projects to get you inspired. Free. To sign up, contact cherie@apjcc.org.

Fall class dates are TBD.

Lip Reading classes will return in the fall. Follow Marcia’s videos online at:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCU_3Bkf4qYyLAB7ebAnoSWw

DAY DATES TIME PRICE
Mon 4/6-6/22* Beginners 10:30am-12:00pm, Advanced 1:00-3:00pm, Intermediate 3:00-4:30pm Free**

* No class 5/25

*** There is no charge for this class, but you must register by contacting cherie@apjcc.org.

 

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and how to deal with aggressive drivers. This course is classroom-based (there is no behind-the-wheel component).

We offer a 2-day course for those who have never taken this class before, and a 1-day refresher for those who have taken the class within the past 3 years but need to renew their certification.

DAY DATES TIME AARP / Non-AARP Member
Tue 9/15 9:00am-1:30pm $20*/$25*

* Please make checks payable to AARP. The JCC will take RSVPs for the class, but all registration and financials will be handled by AARP on the day of the class.

** The two-day course (4 hours each day) is the initial mature drive course for those who are taking this class for the first time. The one-day class is a 4 hour refresher course for those who have taken the two-day (8 hour) course within the last 3 years.

To sign up, email cherie@apjcc.org.

This program is on hiatus to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

A once-a-month get-together on Fridays from 12:00-2: 00 pm in the APJCC Auditorium (unless a different time is noted here). Enjoy a catered hot lunch followed by entertainment. Please reserve your spot in advance. Cost is $6 JCC members, $8.50 non-members. RSVP to cherie@apjcc.orgIf you’d like to come for the entertainment portion of the afternoon only and skip the lunch, the fee is just $4 and no reservation is required. RSVP to cherie@apjcc.org.

These lunches  are a lovely way to close out your week. Priced at a reasonable cost for everyone, this is a welcoming event for JCC members and non-members alike. Make a date with friends to meet for lunch and know you’ll have a leisurely time to catch up and be entertained. A vegetarian lunch is always provided and the program changes regularly with educational and musical entertainment to keep us in the know. Here is a sneak peek at upcoming offerings.

 

 


APJCC monthly Senior Shabbat Luncheons are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Milton and Sophie Meyer FundThe San Jose Opera Guild Lecture Series and Preview Performances are made possible, in part, by a gift from Judy & Warren Kaplan.

Ever wonder what makes a painting or an artist into an icon of its time and culture? What is the meaning behind the colorful surface of the painting, or what is the purpose of the sculpture? Instructor Jan Masters will show some award-winning DVDs and share personal insights to enhance your experience and appreciation of art. No previous art history knowledge is required. This drop-in class is presented in partnership with the Continuing Education Older Adults Program of West Valley College.

Please note: The Art History class will resume in Fall 2020.

DAY DATES TIME PRICE
Wed Classes resume in Fall 2020. 1:00-2:15pm Free

This is a free, drop-in class. No need to register.

A sight and sound exploration of famous musical compositions and the historical events that inspired their composers, including Beethoven, Hayden, Copland, and others. With instructor Jan Masters. No prior musical history knowledge is required. This class is presented in partnership with the Continuing Education Older Adults Program of West Valley College.

Please note: The Music History class will resume in Fall 2020.

DAY DATES TIME PRICE
Wed Class resumes in Fall 2020 11:00am-12:15pm Free

This is a free, drop-in class. No need to register.

Develop your intuition, creativity, empathy, and spontaneity as you learn how to improvise real-life stories. Playback Theater transforms real stories told by audience members into theater, on the spot, using movement, ritual, spoken improvisation and music. This is a series of seven classes; the first class is a trial class. Instructor Roni Alperin, the instructor is an experienced actor, theater director, improve artist, Accredited Trainer of Playback Theater, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), and RDT (Registered Drama Therapist). More information: mayat@apjcc.org

Please note: The Playback Theater class that was scheduled to start in March 2020 has been cancelled. The next class starts August 24.

DAY DATES TIME PRICE
Mon 8/24, 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19 8:00-9:50pm $250

For details about the online version of this class, see the Virtual Learning & Conversations web page.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM

All APJCC programming for older adults is made possible, in part,  by a  generous grant from The Myra Reinhard Family Foundation. Continued Learning programs for older adults are made possible, in part, by the Corporate Alliance sponsorship of  Los Gatos Memorial Park & Darling-Fischer. All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Doris & Rick z”l Davis, and an Anonymous Donor.