Adult Studies

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50+ Creative Writing / Our Own Narratives 09/04/2019 - 12/04/2019 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

Common is the expression, “I could write a story about my life!” This workshop, for those 50 plus, will offer the opportunity to write about significant times when life gave you both lemons and lemonade. No creative writing experience necessary. Workshop facilitated by Heidi Mandel, PhD, LMSW from The Jewish Board.

Daytime Knitting Circle 09/09/2019 - 12/16/2019 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

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

Great Plays with David Stallings 09/10/2019 - 12/17/2019 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!

Israel 101 Full 09/13/2019 - 12/13/2019 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

The Many Faces of Israel: What is it about Israel that fascinantes, attracts, angers and excites so many people? With Israeli Shaliach and former journalist Ophir Tal, deep dive into Israel. Explore language, culture, politics, culinary arts, and science, and learn how this small country makes a big difference in the world.

Let's Draw Together with Mona Zamdmer 10/03/2019 - 12/04/2019 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: Not available for registration 01/28/2020 - 01/28/2020 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

Join us for Israeli food and group discussion with Israeli Shaliach Ophir Tal. Each Lunch and Learn will focus on a different subject from the life of Israelis. For Post-Election Round 2, we will discuss what happened in the last election, the dramatic changes from the second election, and more.  

Lunch and Learn: Not available for registration 03/17/2020 - 03/17/2020 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

Join us for Israeli food and group discussion with Israeli Shaliach Ophir Tal. Each Lunch and Learn will focus on a different subject from the life of Israelis. In this session, we will learn about partnerships between Jews and Arabs, and explore racism in Israel and about those fighting against it.

Lunch and Learn: The struggle against racism in Israel 12/17/2019 - 12/17/2019 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

Join us for Israeli food and group discussion with Israeli Shaliach Ophir Tal. Each Lunch and Learn will focus on a different subject from the life of Israelis. In this session, we will learn about partnerships between Jews and Arabs, and explore racism in Israel and about those fighting against it.

Mah Jongg for All levels with Sandy Magesis Full 10/02/2019 - 12/04/2019 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

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.

Monday Book Club 1 Not available for registration 01/27/2020 - 01/27/2020 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

This book club is led by Lorraine Lamazor-Kwest, a trained and certified NY Public Library Group Leader. *Classes occur once per month. September 16: A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz

Monday Book Club 2 Not available for registration 02/24/2020 - 02/24/2020 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

This book club is led by Lorraine Lamazor-Kwest, a trained and certified NY Public Library Group Leader. *Classes occur once per month. October 21: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Monday Book Club 3 11/18/2019 - 11/18/2019 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

This book club is led by Lorraine Lamazor-Kwest, a trained and certified NY Public Library Group Leader. *Classes occur once per month. November 18: Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Monday Book Club 4 12/16/2019 - 12/16/2019 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

This book club is led by Lorraine Lamazor-Kwest, a trained and certified NY Public Library Group Leader. *Classes occur once per month. December 16: The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

Monday Book Club 5 Not available for registration 05/18/2020 - 05/18/2020 All ages

Location:14th Street Y

This book club is led by Lorraine Lamazor-Kwest, a trained and certified NY Public Library Group Leader. *Classes occur once per month. December 16: The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

What's Your Story? An Intro Memoir Writing Not available for registration 01/15/2020 - 02/26/2020 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 hour writers will share excerpts from ongoing projects they are working on outside of class.

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