VIRTUAL LEARNING, ARTS & CONVERSATIONS

Stay engaged in our community! These virtual classes, gatherings, and conversations will keep you learning, growing, and thriving.

Times listed are Pacific Time.

 

Banner saying Book Fest In Your Living Room

Don’t miss a minute of this virtual book festival, delivering renowned authors right into your living room! Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium.

No matter your interests—fiction to fantasy, humor to headlines, mystery to history—you’re sure to find presentations that surprise, engage, inform, and inspire.

For complete calendar of scheduled authors, see apjcc.org/bookfest.

woman taking notesCreate a writing routine! We’ll share writing and encouragement for projects to get you inspired.

This class will be held via Zoom.

Days: Thursdays, ongoing (no class 11/26)
Time: 11:00am-12:00 noon
Fee: Free

Register online: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoceisrj8sHNd7FQg5_7ZUtAMsr6CFJq0p

For more information, 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. This is a free, drop-in program.

Register in advance at:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlcOiurzIqH9c8TdjyXxbHrIdlgP4deyJD

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

For more information, email cherie@apjcc.org.

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Tue ongoing 10:00-11:30am Free

The JCC offers a wide variety of Jewish life and learning programs online. For details, please see the Jewish Life Online page.

Learn to use visual, contextual, and environmental cues, preserving hearing and optimizing hearing aid performance. Class is divided into three groups by skill level.

This free class is offered in partnership with Foothill College and is for adults ages 55+. Register by contacting Jackie Brown Lauese at Foothill for a registration packet: lauesejackie@fhda.edu. For additional information about Lip Reading contact Marcia at hear@gizmology.com

Dates and how to participate: Lipreading classes will be available as YouTube videos in the fall for registered students. Classes will begin on September 21. We will start with the YouTube recordings, and then occasionally have some “live” virtual classes, for which the dates are still to be determined.

Follow Marcia’s videos online at:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCU_3Bkf4qYyLAB7ebAnoSWw


** There is no charge for this class, but you must register by contacting Jackie Brown Lauese at Foothill for a registration packet: lauesejackie@fhda.edu.

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 is an experienced actor, theater director, improv artist, Accredited Trainer of Playback Theater, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), and RDT (Registered Drama Therapist). Classes will be held on Zoom. The group is limited to 10-12 adults.
Dates: November 2. 9, 16, 23, 30, December , 14, 21
Time: 8:00-9:30pm
Fee: $250
Registration: Click here to register.

More information: mayat@apjcc.org

Adults ages 55+ are invited to get together once a week for a moderated chat via Zoom video conference. Each week will start with an ice breaker and we’ll have a different discussion topic each week. Free!

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpfuugrz0vGN0EBpPxHbkV0tJhb-N98i0t

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

For more information, please contact Cherie Ravel at cherie@apjcc.org.

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Every other Monday Upcoming dates: 10/26, 11/9, 11/23 1:00-2:00pm Free

Four Mondays, December 7-28
11:00am-12:15pm (PST)
on Zoom

Pour yourself a cup of mint tea and join Trip Leader James Sokol on our virtual trips to this magical North African country. Morocco has its own unique, fascinating culture -– a blend of indigenous Berber, Arabian, Sub-Saharan African, and European (Christian & Jewish) influences. In this first series on Morocco, join our wonderful, local guide, Nabil, for visits around his diverse, vibrant, 1000-year-old city to discover wonders that await!

Join us for the full series or for single visits — whatever works best for you.

Our Visits Include:
– Morocco Overview & Marrakech’s Medina (Dec 7)
– The Gardens of Marrakech (Dec 14)
– Moroccan-Jewish Life (Dec 21)
– Koutoubia Mosque & Local Muslim Life (Dec 28)

For details & tickets, click here.

More information: cherie@apjcc.org

Monday, November 30 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Would you like to still travel? Now you can without leaving your home – just stay still! Let us whisk you away for an “armchair adventure” on an interesting, educational, fun & live, guided group tour in a destination beyond your front door …even beyond the grocery store! Forget the long, masked airplane ride, we take you across the time zones by Zoom where a local professional guide from a distant destination will take us to explore sites or topics. Live Q&A, photos, graphics & video clips (when available) will transport us to the destination!

This program is presented on Zoom.

Murals of Cincinnati
Cincinnati has become an art gallery! Take a virtual “walk” through historic downtown streets and explore some of the city’s impressive collection of monumental murals. Transforming the area one wall at a time, ArtWorks Youth Apprentices & Professional Artists have already turned bare walls into public masterpieces by painting hundreds of murals throughout Greater Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky Region. Join Trip Leader (and our JCC colleague) James Sokol to:
– meet and “tour” with special guest Liz Neidich,
– get an overview of the inspiring & impactful ArtWorks program,
– take in-depth look at 20 of the most exciting & fan-favorite murals,
– enjoy live, fun banter and Q&A about these inspiring works!

Save! Buy an $8 “advance” ticket before the “regular” ($15) price kicks in.

For details & tickets, click here.

Sunday, December 6  |  2:00-3:30pm

Get some crackers, slice some apples, pour some sparkling wine & join us for a live, online, guided nut butter tasting with a special guest! Working out of their homes and a small, shared production kitchen in Berkeley, CA, the Artisana Organics founders started by selling almonds & almond butter. Their offerings grew to include raw, organic butters made of cashews, walnuts, pecans & coconut, plus unique blends of macadamia nuts/coconut and hemp/brazil nuts. Join us for this interesting discussion and for this fun & surprising guided tasting, taking us well beyond a traditional PB&J!

This event will be presented on Zoom.

Meet Santiago Cuenca-Romero, founder & lead product developer. Hear about this interesting San Francisco Bay Area company, get insights into the development of their products & seasonal flavors, share a live, tasting experience of different varieties of organic nut butters & spreads, learn different pairing to complement the butters, get tips on using these butters in sweet & savory recipes, and enjoy the fun chat and Q&A with our special guest.

Artisana products are appropriate for organic, vegan, raw, paleo, gluten-free, kosher, non-GMO & keto culinary practices.

Whether to put a twist on your meals, into your holiday baking/gifting, onto a nosh tray, or simply enjoying them on bread/toast, leave the world aside and come join in this “nutty” experience!

Order soon! Tasting Collection sales end when our curated collections are sold out or on Saturday, November 21, whichever comes first.

We hope to see you at the tasting!

For details & tickets, click here.

More information: cherie@apjcc.org

This class is full, but you can email mayat@apjcc.org to be added to the waiting list.

Learn to paint in watercolor from instructor John Giannotti, former president of the Los Gatos Art Association and accomplished painter. Class size is a minimum of 5 and limited to 8 students.

The class will be online using Zoom.

Price doesn’t include materials. A list of materials that could be purchased online will be sent to the participants.

Dates & Time: Mondays 9/14-12/21, 5:00-6:30pm (no class 9/28)
Fee: $252

For more information, contact Maya Tripp at mayat@apjcc.org.

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.