Education

Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelet

Ofra Levin is back with a fabulous new design! Learn to make a bangle frame bracelet using a wire wrap technique. Attach elegant beads or crystals to your unique design. Many beautiful new gems and fresh-water pearl options to choose from.

Wednesday evening February 22
7:00-9:00 pm
$40

Understanding Ancient Texts with Modern Relevance: Insights and Exploration

February 28 – Megillat Esther

Join us for our series of Exploring and Analyzing The Scroll of Esther.

Megillat Esther, which relates the miraculous story of Purim, and Divine salvation, is central to the celebration of this holiday. Where is G-d in the Purim story and why is His name omitted from the book? Why is Esther, one lonely, Jewish maiden, the one chosen to save her people?
What is the role of Mordechai vis a vis his relationship to the Jewish queen? Who is the real villain? Join us as we ask, answer, learn and explore.

March 21 – The Hagaaddah
May 16 – Megillat Rut
June 13 – Tehillim

4 Tuesdays 11:30-12:30
February 28, March 21, May 16, June 13
$50 for the series $15 per class

ADULT CERAMICS CLASSES at OWL 57

Enjoy a hands-on exciting course where you will receive detailed instruction on hand building ceramic techniques – coil, slab, pinch – as you design your own unique object from a lump of raw clay. Part two of each project will entail instruction on ceramic glazing and guidance as to proper brushwork to apply decorative glazes to the project. The process will require two firings – once of the raw clay to produce the bisque state to accommodate the glazing and the second of the painted piece to become fully lustrous and functional.

March 14, 21, 28 and April 4
7:30-9:00 pm
$125

INTRODUCTION TO TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM

If you’re wondering what a hashtag is, this is the class for you! In this workshop you will learn about tweeting, posting pictures online, finding friends, following your interests . . . and so much more!
Prerequisite: Comfort with Computers

Wednesday evening March 15th
7:00-9:00 pm
$35

DO IT YOURSELF SERIES with Chef Naomi Ross:
Why Buy It In The Store If You Can make It Yourself?

Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm

March 22
Building Blocks: Homemade Condiments, Gourmet Sauces and Dips with Distinction (Pesach-Friendly Recipes)
May 10
Do-It-Yourself Pizza and Toppings (Shavuot-Friendly Recipes)
June 7
Do-It-Yourself Summer: Cool recipes For The Hot Season! Homemade Ice-Box Treats (Sorbets), Conserves, Relishes and Chutneys

O.K.A.Y. – Our Kids Abroad in Yisrael

A networking group for moms whose children live in Israel where we will share experiences, offer encouragement, exchange ideas and resources and develop coping skills and friendships.

Upcoming Meetings: March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5

Location: The Marion and Aaron Gural JCC, 207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst

Art Class at The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC

From beginners to advanced, through a series of still life arrangements, students will learn observation and to understand structure and form, using a variety of materials. We will explore composition, color, line, shading and spatial relationships.

8 Tuesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Beginning February 7
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst

$165 for the series. (Course requires art supplies which can be purchased on your own or for $25 from the instructor.)

MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS

Instructor- Patricia Orshan

Need to get off the “Stress Express?” Try a course in mindfulness! Learn a technique for paying attention to your life. Increase mental, physical and emotional well-being. Call for details.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING

Chaverim and our JCC are offering an official Defensive Driving course for the community. Gets points off your license and a discount on your insurance. Choose the night.

Monday, March 6 begins at 7:00 pm
Monday, May 8 begins at 7:00 pm

Fee: $60


Please call Rachayle Deutsch at 516-569-6733 x 222 or e-mail rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org to register.