Adult Learning Institute (ALI)
THE JCCNV ADULT LEARNING INSTITUTE (ALI)
Contact: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, 703.537.3068; Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, 703.537.3060
ALI is an initiative of the JCCNV Adult Services Department which launched in September 2013. We offer classes on topics such as the arts and entertainment, history, literature, Israel, Jewish history and culture, and much more. Classes are usually held on Mondays and Tuesdays during the day.
The Adult Learning Institute (ALI) will soon be on summer break but will be back in the fall. The ALI Fall 2015 semester will begin on Monday, October 12 and run through Tuesday, December 15.
Planning is already well underway for the fall, and it's shaping up to be our best term yet! So far, fall classes will include McCarthyism and the Red Scare, Immigrant Literature, The 2015 Virginia Elections: Why They Matter, and The Pope and the Rabbi in Conversation.
A full schedule will appear in the next issue of Centertainment and in The Voice, the Adult Department bimonthly newsletter. Also be on the lookout for fliers in the J lobby, updates on the J website, and email notices. There will be many wonderful opportunities to continue your lifelong learning at the J!
Mail completed registration form with payment, payable to “JCCNV,” to Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031.
Call the front desk at 703.323.0880, and be prepared to give a credit card number to secure your place in the course.
Spring 2015 ALI Course Schedule
ALI is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 line-up of classes! The semester will run from Monday, April 13 through Tuesday, June 16.
Modern Psychological Portraits of Biblical Characters: What They Teach Us About Our Own Lives
Instructor: Rabbi Bruce Aft, Spiritual Leader of Congregation Adat Reyim
Tuesdays, May 12–26 (3 weeks)
The ways in which biblical characters faced challenges in their lives can enlighten our own lives when we face similar challenges. How do we treat our children, how do we treat our siblings, how do we balance our professional and personal lives, and how do we relate to our partners? Complicated questions, aren’t they? We will learn from their experiences what to do, and maybe what not to do!
Fee: $36/ $24 J member
Find the Healthiest Version of You
Tuesdays, June 2–16 (3 weeks)
Instructor: Keri Drugan, JCCNV Group Exercise and Wellness Coordinator; Personal Trainer with specialties in motivation and wellness planning
For many of you, life has been about putting other people and other things ahead of yourselves. Now it’s your turn. It’s time to focus on your health and happiness. This class will have you reflecting on your life’s greatest accomplishments and show you how the steps you took then can help you achieve your wellness goals now. You’ll find what motivates you, how to devise a plan of action and how to be the healthiest version of you.
Fee:$36/ $24 J member