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enrichment & learning

The Minnesota JCC creates a wide range of day time programs to add to your knowledge, deepen your curiosity and connect you to the community. Fitness programs, enrichment classes, field trips, speakers, enlivening Jewish education and social opportunities help you to stay active and engaged. No matter where your interests lie, we have something for you.

Due to Covid-19, our wide range of programs are brought to you VIRTUALLY. Whether in-person or online, we are here for you!

For more information, please feel free to contact:
Barbie Levine at barbiel@minnesotajcc.org or Irit Vinitsky at iritv@minnesotajcc.org.

 

special events

THE MUSIC OF MARVELOUS MEN WITH VICKY MOUNTAIN

APRIL 14 • 1 PM

Featuring Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, voice instructor Vicky Mountain shares the magic of these “Marvelous Men.”  We will learn interesting background stories about the singers and their music and listen to select recordings. A YouTube playlist will be made available following the session.

Join Zoom Class HERE
Meeting ID: 
845 2132 8409
Passcode: 
669572


CONTAINER GARDENING

APRIL 22 • 1 PM

Did you ever wonder how to grow vegetables or blooming plants in containers? Join us as we learn from Tori Clark, Master Gardener, about how to use containers as a way to garden with limited space. Explore how to grow tomatoes or sun-loving annuals with just a small, sunny part of the yard!

Tori Clark lives near Hastings with her husband and children where they tend to various gardens including perennials, annuals, shrubs, veggies, fruit trees and berries. She has spent the last 10+ years as a Master Gardener and working in horticulture, getting hands-on opportunities to learn more about gardening. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge with others.

Join Zoom Class HERE
Meeting ID:
844 6941 1493
Passcode:
184582

 

ongoing events

TC TALKS

TWO MONDAYS PER MONTH • 9 – 10 AM
Listen and learn from inspiring, knowledgeable and prominent individuals of the Twin Cities. Professors, sports figures, entrepreneurs, theater directors and more!

Monday, April 12
Community First Response to Homelessness with Gabrielle Clowdus
Hear Gabrielle Clowdus, research fellow and PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, discuss the “community first” response to addressing the roots of homelessness including shelter, relational and social needs of individuals. In addition, learn about the development and collaboration of tiny home communities as a holistic and innovative solution.

Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 857 9115 4367
Passcode: 857 9115 4367


CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

MONDAYS • 10:30 AM – NOON
Do you have a passion for words? Join like-minded writers in this supportive and uncritical weekly creative writing group.

To join the group, contact Barbie Levine.


BOOK GROUP

4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH • 10 – 11 AM
Our Book Group reads a wide variety of texts: novels, memoirs, non-fiction, short stories and everything in-between! The conversations are enlightening and fun; the people are engaged and enthusiastic.

April Book: Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin
Go Tell It on the Mountain is a 1953 semi-autobiographical novel by James Baldwin. It tells the story of John Grimes, an intelligent teenager in 1930s Harlem, and his relationship with his family and his church.

Group Discussion: April 22 • 10 AM

Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 810 9533 6975
Passcode: 957861


HEBREW WITH KESHET

Enjoy a morning coffee break, learn and speak a little Hebrew. This informal class is designed as an opportunity to meet and talk all things Israel with our Community Shlichah, Keshet Edry. This RAJE (Random Act of Jewish Education) is free, some Hebrew experience is helpful in this conversation based program and everyone is welcome.

If interested, please contact our Community Shalicha, Keshet Edry, at kedry@stpaulfed.org for dates & times.


HINENI: ADULT JEWISH LEARNING AND CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES

PIRKE AVOT: ANCIENT RABBINIC WISDOM FOR TODAY’S WORLD
1ST & 3RD FRIDAYS • 11 AM – NOON ON ZOOM
The imperative to live life from your true self, as the image and likeness of God, flowers in the words of the early Rabbis (250 BCE–250 CE) who captured God’s call to be holy in Pirke Avot – a collection of pithy sayings on how best to live an ethical life. Come study this ancient work with much to say to our lives today. Drop in, no experience is necessary.

For more information, contact Sara Lynn Newberger at sara.lynn@ttsp.org