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Radical Amazement: Art and Spirituality

October 7, 2015 

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Social Hall/Free and open to the community

 

   

 Almost all spiritual traditions teach seekers to value others as they value themselves. For many people, the path to this Golden Rule is art. art.  Giving ourselves over to a piece of film, music, performance or visual art, we experience a state of wonder that Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel called “radical amazement” . Surrendering certainty, we connect with experiences and feelings very different from our own.

Join nationally acclaimed writer and cultural activist Arlene Goldbard (arlenegoldbard.com) in exploring art as a form of spiritual practice and discovering the personal and communal benefits of seeing, hearing and understanding like an artist.

Arlene  Goldbard is the most respected person in the field of community-based arts...and the most intelligent optimist I have ever worked with in 35 years in this field. --Linda Fry Burnham, Co-founder of Art in the Public Interest.

 

 

Nia

Instructor: Marcelle Rudnick!

Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Studio 1 (upper level of the JCC)

Sundays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Studio 2 (upper level of the JCC)

Voucher System: One class: $13   Four classes: $44     Eight classes: $80

Purchase by calling Lauren Levin at 913.327.8007

What is Nia?

    • Nia is sensory-based movement combining Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do,
      Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga,
      Alexander Technique and the teachings of Moshe Feldenkraiss.
    • It empowers people of all shapes and sizes to balance form with freedom, personalizing movements for pleasure and personal comfort.
    • Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
    • For more information about the Nia experience, click here.
    • For more information about Nia at the JCC call Jill Maidhof, Director of Jewish Life & Learning at 913.327.8077

 

Two Jews, Three Opinions

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If you're a news junkie, this highly popular class is for you!  Receive articles in advance of each meeting and lend your voice and opinions to our lively discussions about current events in Israel and around the world.

Facilitated by Rabbi Scott White.

Classes meet on Wednesdays 12:30-1:45 pm in Club Room 3 (upper level of the Campus).

Registration Required

June 11, 18 (2 sessions) $20 *

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (5 sessions) $50

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (5 sessions) $50

November 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 sessions) $40

August 6, 13, 20, 27 (4 sessions) $40

December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (5 sessions) $50

September 3, 10, 17, 24 (4 sessions) $40

January 7, 14, 21, 28 (4 sessions) $40

 *NO class on June 4, JCC closed for Shavuot

This class is made possible by a generous gift from the Porter-Hill-Gill Foundation:THANK YOU. 

Great Jewish Literature:

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Diane Botwin and Audrey Asher lead highly focused discussions of literature with Jewish content: contemporary and historical poems, short stories and essays. Each reading can be completed in one sitting and is available in advance; participants should come to meetings familiar with the monthly selection(s).

FREE

10:30 am - 12:00 pm every third Sunday of the month from fall to spring

Club Room 3 (upper level of the campus)

Welcome to the 13th year of the Great Books Discussion Group. This season we will complete the seven remaining stories of The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories. Page numbers in the list below refer to that anthology. All readings with an asterisk and without page numbers are available online by clicking the reading title:

Aug. 17

Postscript to a Dead Language by Melvin Jules Bukiet

p. 415

Poetry: Hebrew by Danny Siegel, A Linguistic Problem by Dan Pagis, If it was a place by Jen Maidenberg

*

Sept. 21

Poetry by Marge Piercy: The Ram's Horn, Coming Upon September, Tashlich, Heading of the Year

*

Oct. 19

Broken Glass by Deborah Eisenberg

*

Nov. 16

Bottles by Alcina Lubitch Domecq

p. 430

Cherries in the Icebox by David Grossman

p. 438

Three Nightmares by Ilan Stevens

p. 447

Dec. 21

Sideways by Uri Gnessin

*

Jan. 18

My Brother by Benjamin Tammuz

*

Feb. 15

Useful Ceremonies by Francine Prose

p. 386

The Prophet's Dilemma by Shalom Auslander

*

Mar. 15

Bloodshed by Cynthia Ozick

*

Apr. 19

The Applecake by Allegra Goodman

*

The Art Biz by Allegra Goodman

p. 459

May 17

Endless Visibility by Jonathan Rosen

p. 455

Poetry by Yehuda Amichai: Letter of Recommendation, All the Generations Before Me

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