VIRTUAL LEARNING, ARTS & CONVERSATIONS

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

Programs listed in blue are one-time programs.
Programs listed in purple are ongoing programs.

Times listed are Pacific Time.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, a glass of red wine, maybe a flute of champagne, and come do “research” (wink, wink) for a dessert to serve for your upcoming distanced Super Bowl party, Valentine’s Day dinner, other festivity, or any day of the week! Join culinary host James Sokol as he “zooms” you to meet team members Sara Westbrook and Sunitha Malieckal at Greyston, bakers of world-changing brownies! Learn more about Greyston’s interesting story & inspiring community impact, get insights into their product & business development, and – of course – take a guided tasting of their brownies & blondies!

NOTE: Tickets must be ordered by Sunday, January 10 for brownies to be shipped in time.

Co-sponsored by the Osher Marin JCC.

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

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATE TIME FEE
Sunday January 24 1:00-2:30pm $15-40

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of the Trees, with Our City Forest, San Jose’s leading urban forestry non-profit organization.

Our City Forest believes in the power of trees and the power of people to change Silicon Valley from gray to green. Join us as their AmeriCorps Grant Officer, Nancy Solorio, speaks about the organization’s services and programs, and the presence of community. Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia, Director of Collaborative Leadership and Jewish Engagement at the APJCC, will provide an introduction about the holiday.

REGISTER HERE.

Closed captioning will be available.

DAY DATE TIME FEE
Thursday January 28 12:00-12:45pm Free

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.

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

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Thursday Ongoing 11:00am-12:00 noon Free

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.

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

For more information, email cherie@apjcc.org.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Tuesday 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.

DAY DATES TIME FEE
See description Ongoing - Free

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!

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.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Every other Monday Upcoming dates: 1/25 1:00-2:00pm Free

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 8 and limited to 12 students. The class will be online using Zoom.

*Class fee does not include materials. A list of materials that could be purchased online will be sent to the participants.

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

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Monday January 25 – April 26 5:00-6:30pm $216

West Valley College will resume Continuing Education Classes for Older Adults on February 1, 2021 via ZOOM.

Join instructor Jan Masters Mondays for Exploring Art History in AmericaThursdays for Great Composers Since 1600, and Fridays for Archeology. These classes are FREE! And open to any resident of California 55+ years of age. But space is limited, so sign up ASAP!

Pre-registration is quick and easy through the West Valley webpage. Fill in your personal info, then:
-Click NCAD 145 Older Adult Courses the courses will drop down.
-Click the item to select specific classes to enroll: You can enroll in multiple classes.
-After selecting all your classes click submit.  

For more information, contact cherie@apjcc.org.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Mondays - American Art Ongoing 1:00-2:20pm Free
Tuesdays - Wonders of the World Ongoing 3:00-4:20pm Free
Thursdays - Great Composers Since 1600 Ongoing 1:00-2:20pm Free
Fridays - Archeology Ongoing 1:00-2:20pm Free

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.