Created for those with a passion for art, a thirst to continue (or begin) their Jewish education, or those looking to adopt a new hobby, you’ll find what you need at the JCC. Both of our facilities offer a diverse list of classes throughout the year. More questions? Contact Judy Yaillen.
Sources Through Srugim
Join Rabbi Josh for TV and Torah on Wednesday nights. We'll be watching the hit Israeli TV show SRUGIM; the Israeli version of FRIENDS. Unlike in FRIENDS, the characters in SRUGIM need to navigate relationships and family dynamics within the bounds of Halacha, traditional Jewish law, and we will explore their challenges and successes in balancing their religious and personal lives.
We will start with a min-class to prepare for that day's episode with Rabbi Josh at 7:00 PM, before breaking to watch the episode. Afterward, we'll regather for a brief discussion of the episode. Beginning at 8:15 PM those who would like to stick around, we will have a halachic discussion concerning the episode with Rabbi Josh, Rabbi Rebecca Schatz of Temple Beth El in Los Angeles and members of her congregation. No class on November 25 and December 16.
ZOOM link will be provided upon request.
October 14 - February 3
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Rabbi Josh Pernick
No charge members and non-members
The 2020 Elections and the Jewish Vote
This nonpartisan Zoom analysis of this November's election is designed to inform audiences about the diverse and significant roles Jews have played in American politics.
Monday, October 19
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Dr. Steven Windmueller
No charge members and non-members
Meeting ID: 986 6430 2922
Beginning Portrait Drawing is a class where you will learn the proportions and principles of Drawing the Head, whether it's a self-portrait, a friend or favorite pet. You may choose to do a portrait that is very simple or complex. Bring in a number of things from which we can choose the best and clearest image for you to work from. Adrian will do demos to begin with so that you can understand the principles of proportion. Once you understand these principles you will apply what you've learned.
Join us for Creative Painting! Adrian Deckbar has taught painting and drawing at universities and workshops around the country. Locally, in addition to the JCC, she has taught at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts for 10 years. Adrian enjoys working with beginners as well as more advanced students. She encourages all styles of art from Photorealism to Abstraction and everything in between, like Impressionism. This is an ongoing class with a great group of people. We have easels, lots of space and good light. Come check it out! To learn more about Adrian and to view her works, visit adriandeckbar.com
This six lesson class is perfect for Mah Jongg beginners or those who need a refresher course. Learn the game using the National Mah Jongg League rules. No experience necessary. Bring a friend! Contact Judy Yaillen.
Join us for Open Studio, an ongoing drawing and painting class for all skill levels. In a welcoming atmosphere of creativity, expression, and encouragement, students get the opportunity to paint, play, and learn together. Artist and art historian Miriam Lilje will be there to help answer questions, offer guidance, and provide feedback on your work. Students are welcome to use water-based paints, collage, pastel, as well as other drawing mediums. If you are a first-time student, please ask for a list of art supplies needed for your favorite art projects. Miriam will be happy to assist you with finding ideas and resources for your individual painting and drawing goals. To learn more about Miriam Lilje and her work, please visit www.miriamlilje.com
Yoga for the Jewish Spirit
Yoga and Judaism are different practices, but they share some profound truths about the human spirit. In this basic Hatha class held in the Uptown JCC’s Mind/Body studio, we will explore different contexts in which these two disciplines interact. This will be a safe, gentle class with the opportunity for intermediate and advanced practitioners to work more deeply if they wish. Instructor Rabbi Deborah Silver has 200 hours yoga instructor training through the Yoga Alliance®.