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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

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Classes and Programs

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Introduction to Paint and Pastel - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/13/2016, End Date: 06/08/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Beginners/Intermediate) Learn the basics – handling materials, values, edges, composition, and mixing color – in your choice of medium, working from your still life or photos. Bring a sketch book, pencils and a kneaded eraser to the first class. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Susan Kelley www.artistcolony.com/

Introduction to Pastel - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/13/2016, End Date: 06/08/2016, Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

(Beginners/Intermediate) Work with a wide range of objects and textures to discover the limitless possibilities that pastels have to offer. By learning about linear strokes, cross-hatching, scumbling, feathering, and blending, you will gain facility with pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Cyrus Whittier www.cyruswhittier.com

Monotype: Using A Press - Intermediate & Advanced

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/14/2016, End Date: 06/09/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

(Intermediate and advanced, new students with instructor’s approval) Develop a body of work in a variety of processes including direct painting on plates, viscosity, trace monotype, relief printing and chine colle. Materials not included in cost. Instructor: Joni Levy Liberman www.jonilevyliberman.com

Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/14/2016, End Date: 06/09/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(All levels) Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition, using your landscaped photographs. Sight-sized method can be explored in this class. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Susan Kelley www.artistcolony.com/

Men's Basketball League Under 40 League

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/14/2016, End Date: 03/24/2016, Time: 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Individual sign ups limited

Beginning Mah Jongg

TBD, Start Date: 01/14/2016, End Date: 02/25/2016, Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

For Adults Learn to play this fun and fascinating game of old which has gained widespread popularity with the younger generation as a social pastime. Combining the old Chinese set of tiles with American rules, Mah Jongg is a lively game of skill and strategy, cooperation and challenge that creates strong bonds amongst its players. Taught by Mah Jongg maven, Laura Zoll. No experience necessary! Register by January 7. Address will be provided upon registration. For more information, contact 617-841-8009 or metronorth@jccgb.org

Men's Basketball League Over 40 A League

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/20/2016, End Date: 03/23/2016, Time: 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

League play begins in January. Ten games plus playoffs. Individual and team signups are available. Contact 617-558-6464 or basketball@jccgb.org for more information and team prices.Team sponsorships are available at $150 for the season.
Placement onto teams for individual registrants will be done by committee to ensure league parity. Team fee is $950.

Gentle Yoga - 25+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/21/2016, End Date: 03/24/2016, Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

(Ages: 25+ yrs) This class is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations. Using the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga, a sense of wholeness and balance is created.  Meditation, guided imagery and gentle restorative exercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  The class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat. Instructors: Angela Wasson, Mieko Yamamoto

Krav Maga - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/21/2016, End Date: 03/03/2016, Time: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

(Ages: 16+) Krav Maga (Contact Combat in Hebrew) is the name the Israeli Defense Forces give to the type of self-defense and unarmed combat it teaches. Krav Maga applies this to a civilian setting, teaching defenses against common attacks and assaults. What makes Krav Maga effective is that it works with the body’s natural instincts and reflexes. Krav Maga Yashir Boston instructor team, under the guidance of Head System Gershon Ben Keren Free Demo! 1/14/16 register at wellness@jccgb.org

Fitness, Fun and Swim - ages 18+

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/23/2016, End Date: 03/26/2016, Time: 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

(Ages: 18+ yrs) A fitness class designed for young adults with different learning styles. Class combines 30 minutes of stretching, weights and cardio with 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the pool. Instructor: Diane Taylor

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