Adult Studies

Daytime Knitting Circle Not available for registration 06/29/2020 - 08/21/2020 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

Work on your own handiwork projects as you enjoy conversation with other knitters

Great Plays with David Stallings Not available for registration 06/29/2020 - 08/21/2020 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

Led by award-winning playwright and 14th Street Y Associate Artistic Director and Theater Manager David Stallings, this class is dedicated to readings of significant plays of the 20th Century. The class features special guests from the Golden Age of Broadway!

Let's Draw Together with Mona Zamdmer Not available for registration 06/29/2020 - 08/21/2020 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

Love to draw? Join this non-traditional art class for what teacher Mona Zamdmer describes as “pleasures of the pencil.”

Lunch and Learn: How the Startup nation became the startup nation? 04/21/2020 - 04/21/2020 Ages 16 and up

Location:14th Street Y

This lecture will walk you step by step on how Israeli startup industry came to be, and what might be the challenges of this entrepreneurship landmark in our fast changing world.

Lunch and Learn: Independence vs Nakba: Both sides of the story 05/19/2020 - 05/19/2020 Ages 16 and up

Location:14th Street Y

For the Israelis it's a holiday, and for the Palestinians-a catastrophe. The yearly Independence Day of Israel fuels up the tension between the Israeli and Palestinian narratives on what happened in 1948 war that Israelis celebrate as independence. 

In this Lunch and Learn, we will dive into details of each narratives, and brainstorm ways in which they can overlap, and perhaps complete each other.

Lunch and Learn: The Surrogate dilemma and the LGBTQ community 06/16/2020 - 06/16/2020 Ages 16 and up

Location:14th Street Y

In 2018, The LGBTQ Community took it to the streets as the government excluded them from the surrogate law, allowing LGBTQ men to get the assistance of a surrogate mother in Israel or abroad in order to bare children. 

As the protest swept Israelis by storm, it raised heavy moral dilemmas on surrogates, and collision between women's rights and LGBTQ rights.  

In this lunch and learn, we will learn together about the largest LGBTQ protest in the middle east's history, and try to solve together the moral dilemmas it surfaces. 

Mah Jongg for All levels with Sandy Magesis Not available for registration 06/29/2020 - 08/21/2020 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

8 Wednesdays
Let’s play Mah Jongg! This class is for all ages, all genders, and all levels—from beginner to advanced. Please get a Mah Jongg card from the National Mah Jongg League. You can reach them by phone at 212-246-3052 or online at www.NationalMahJonggLeague.org. Space is limited so please register early.

What's Your Story? An Intro Memoir Writing 04/15/2020 - 05/20/2020 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

Participants will write in class in response to memoir-specific prompts and, through subsequent discussion, they will discover ways to frame and write personal stories. The workshop will help writers develop strategies to organize material, experiment with form and hone their voices to craft engaging narratives. Like above, in the second half of the class, writers will share excerpts from ongoing projects they are working on outside of class.