Lifelong Learning (and More!)
Learn more about about the world around you through the pursuit of knowledge. Improve your quality of life by learning a new skill in our adult art or dance classes, play Mah Jongg or write your memoirs. Or learn more about politics, religion, social issues. Please check back for updates on when classes will resume.
Still Traveling: Sensational Seville
Mondays, January 4-25, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Would you still like to 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.
- Historical Overview & the Alcazar (Jan 4)
- The Cathedral & Giralda (Jan 11)
- Barrio Santa Cruz & Jewish Seville (Jan 18)
- Modern Seville (Jan 25)
Music & Morsels: Classical Elegance for the New Year
Wednesday, Jan 6 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bring your dessert & coffee or cocktail & nosh and take your front-row seat for a beautiful & interesting, live musical event with insights into each piece of the program! Today, pianist Ian Scarfe brings a special New Year's program featuring the most refined and elegant of classical masters - Sonatas by Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Scarfe will give a breakdown of the history and context of the Sonatas, offering a kind of "listening guide" to these incredible works. After the program, stay for live Q&A with our guest artist.
- Haydn, Sonata in E-flat Major, No. 49
- Mozart, Sonata in C Major, K. 330
Thursdays, January 7-28, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Let JCC Program Director & Broadway/opera instructor James Sokol sneak you in the Stage Door to go “backstage” on Broadway! Meet special guest theater professionals – who bring unique expertise, experiences & insights to the discussion – at our exclusive, live, behind-the-scenes visits.
- Randy Graff – The Veteran (Jan 7)
- Kelli Barrett – The One to Watch (Jan 14)
- James Moye – The Actor/Director (Jan 21)
- Carolee Carmello - The "Go to Gal" (Jan 28)
Come learn, off-stage, what makes the magic happen on-stage!
Cocktails & Cabalettas: Operatic Happy Hours
Four Wednesdays, January 6-27, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
B.Y.O.C. and let’s kick-off the New Year with some musical festivities! Stir, shake, pour your preferred cocktail, wine or other libation and join popular San Francisco Bay Area Opera Instructor James Sokol for a happy hour of beautiful music, interesting tidbits, and lively banter; maybe a behind-the scenes story or two thrown in for good measure! Who knows, we might even have special guests drop in for a “toast.” Video performance clips bring the magic of opera into our festivities. Come for the music; stay for the fun!
Lt. Colonel (Res.) Eyal Dror: The IDF and the Good Neighbor Directorate
Sunday, January 31 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lt. Colonel (Res.) Eyal Dror served in the IDF for 24 years where he coordinated liaison units working with the Palestinian population. He established and commanded the Good Neighbor Directorate, an operational unit that managed humanitarian assistance Syrian civilians who were victims of the civil war.
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