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    JASA SERVICES

    $10,000: COMMUNITY SPACE AT JASA SENIOR HOUSING

    $7,500: ART PROGRAMMING

    $5,000: ELDER ABUSE

    $2,500: HOME DELIVERED MEALS

    $1,000: ADVOCACY EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF SENIORS

    $500: ESSENTIAL DAILY-LIVING SERVICES


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  • Celebrating Seniors Cocktail Reception

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    SPONSORSHIPS

    Sponsor benefits are listed below and may also be viewed here.

    All sponsors will have the opportunity to be recognized in JASA's Annual Report and JASA's newsletter.


    $50,000 Title Sponsor – EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY
    Tickets as requested
    • Exclusive recognition on Step-and-Repeat
    • Gift bag opportunity
    • Exclusive recognition on bar signage
    • Recognition in press releases and media pitches (two million impressions anticipated)
    • Opportunity to address event participants live from stage
    • Exclusive slide in Slideshow, displayed on screen 20.5’ W x 18.5’ H
    • Name/Logo and link on top of electronic and hard copy event materials
    • Associate Membership in JASA President’s Circle donor program and all associated benefits
    • All other Celebrating Seniors sponsorship benefits noted below

    $25,000 Presenting Sponsor
    Tickets as requested
    • Exclusive recognition on signage at hors d’oeuvres station
    • Recognition in press releases and media pitches (two million impressions anticipated)
    • Acknowledgement in welcome remarks (250+ attendees)
    • Exclusive slide in Slideshow, displayed on screen 20.5’ W x 18.5’ H
    • Name/Logo and link directly below title in electronic and hard copy event materials
    • Membership in JASA President’s Circle donor program and all associated benefits
    • All other Celebrating Seniors sponsorship benefits noted below

    $10,000 Advocate Sponsor
    Twelve tickets
    • Recognition in Slideshow, displayed on screen 20.5’ W x 18.5’ H
    • Name/logo and link included prominently on electronic and hard copy event materials

    $5,000 Champion Sponsor
    Eight tickets
    • Recognition in Slideshow, displayed on screen 20.5’ W x 18.5’ H
    • Name/logo and link included on electronic and hard copy event materials

    $2,500 Supporter
    Six tickets
    • Name included prominently on electronic and hard copy event materials

    $1,000 Friend
    Two Tickets
    • Name featured on electronic and hard copy event materials including:
      Event program (250+ attendees)
      Sponsor webpage (20,000+ monthly website visitors)

    $500 – One ticket


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    Sponsorship Levels
    Title Sponsor $50000
    Presenting Sponsor $25000
    Advocate Sponsor $10000
    Champion Sponsor $5000
    Supporter $2500
    Friend $1000
    Ticket $500


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  • Crossword Construction Course - Summer 2018

    Thursdays from July 12 – August 9, 2018
    from 5 PM to 6 PM

    All classes will be held at:
    JASA Headquarters
    247 West 37th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), 9th Floor
    New York, NY 10018

    Download Registration Form


    Join instructors Andy Kravis and Natan Last For A 5-Week Crossword Construction Course

    Learn principles of crossword puzzle construction – basic history, finding a theme, making a usable grid and creating the fill.

    Will Shortz, New York Times Crossword Puzzles Editor, hailed this course as “One of a Kind.”

    Instructor Bios:

    Andy Kravis is a trivia writer and crossword constructor. He is one of the constructors for the mobile app Crosswords with Friends, and co-founded and co-directors the Indie 500 Crossword Tournament in Washington, D.C.

    Nathan Last published his first crossword in the New York Times when he was 16, then the youngest constructor to appear in the Sunday New York Times and has written a book of crosswords titled Word.


    For more information contact Sara Tornay at 212-273-5304 or stornay@jasa.org.

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    Entire Course
    5 Weeks $100
    Individual Classes
    Thursday, July 12 $20
    Thursday, July 19 $20
    Thursday, July 26 $20
    Thursday, August 2 $20
    Thursday, August 9 $20


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  • EATI Workshop: Addressing Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community: A Social Work/Legal Perspective

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Location

    UJA-Federation of New York
    130 East 59th Street, Room 710
    New York, New York, 10022


    Presenters

    Thomas Weber, Director of Care Management Services, SAGE

    Martha Pollack, LCSW, Manhattan District Director, JASA

    Deirdre Lok, Esq, Assistant Director and General Counsel, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale


    Description

    In this workshop we will explore the unique dynamics and challenges of addressing victimization for older LGBT women and men, identify best practices in interviewing, assessment and safety planning, and provide resources that would assist clients who are reluctant to access help or are unaware of available services. The curriculum will focus on different aspect of the complex realities of elder abuse, highlighting the unique realities of how elder abuse is viewed by the LGBT community. The workshop provides in-depth training on the identification of red flags, evidence based social and legal interventions, and ongoing recommendations for the coordination of services for this vulnerable population.


    FEES

    $40 plus $35 for CEH or CLE
    CEH provided. CLE pending.

    NY Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are pending for this workshop courtesy of St. John's University School of Law.

    Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is the provider of social work continuing education hours (CEH), as approved by the New York State Education Department Board of Social Work.

    Three (3) CEH credits are available for this workshop for an additional fee.

    Light breakfast will be served.


    MORE INFORMATION

    212.273.5281 or elderabuse@jasa.org
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    Workshop Fees
    Addressing Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community: A Social Work/Legal Perspective $40
    CEH Credits (3) $35
    CLE Credits- Pending (1) $0


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  • EATI Workshop: Alternatives to the Criminal Justice System

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Location

    UJA-Federation of New York
    130 East 59th Street, Room 710
    New York, New York, 10022


    Presenters

    Susanna Eckblad, LCSW, Criminal Defense Social Worker, Brooklyn Defender Services
    Colleen King, Esq, Senior Staff Attorney, Mental Health Team, Brooklyn Defender Services
    Jessica Nitsche, Esq, Staff Attorney, Integrated Defense Practice, Brooklyn Defender Services


    Moderator

    Dianne Woodburn, Esq, Senior Supervising Attorney for Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens/Elder Abuse Prevention Project (LEAP)


    Description

    Working with the person with whom your client is in conflict with is an important part of elder abuse work. Often clients refuse help if it means using law enforcement and the criminal courts. In this workshop we will discuss how the criminal justice system works and will focus on other options available that could keep individuals out of jail and on the road to recovery. We will also focus on the role of the social worker in collaborating with the legal team in providing a psychosocial perspective on the relationship between the defendant and the complaining witness. This module will also discuss the ethical concerns surrounding working with elder abuse cases, especially when clients do not agree with our legal or social work advice.


    FEES

    $40 plus $35 for CEH and CLE

    NY Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are pending for this workshop courtesy of St. John's University School of Law.

    Two (2) CLE credits are pending for this workshop for an additional fee.

    Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is the provider of social work continuing education hours (CEH), as approved by the New York State Education Department Board of Social Work.

    Two (2) CEH credits are available for this workshop for an additional fee.

    Light breakfast will be served.


    MORE INFORMATION

    212.273.5281 or elderabuse@jasa.org
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    Workshop Fees
    Alternatives to the Criminal Justice System $40
    CEH Credits (2) $35
    CLE Credits (2) $35


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  • EATI Workshop: Elder Abuse 101

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Location

    JASA Evelyn and Louis A. Green Residence at Cooper Square
    200 East 5th Street, Community Room
    New York, New York 10003


    Presenters

    Ariella Beer, MSW, JASA Manhattan Elder Abuse Program/Carter Burden Center CEMAPP
    Cheryl Lee LMSW, Supervisor, NYC Department for the Aging Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center
    Robert J. Seewald, Esq., L.E.A.P. Attorney, JASA/Legal Services for the Elderly in Queen


    Description

    With financial exploitation and physical and emotional abuse of older adults on the rise, an increasing number of professionals serving this population are looking for training opportunities to familiarize themselves with the forms of elder abuse, understanding what are the causes, and how it can be addressed.

    Topics include:
    • Exploring the unique dynamics of elder abuse
    • Identifying types of abuse and warning signs
    • Presenting information and best practices
    • Providing intervention strategies and resources


    FEES

    $40 plus $35 for CEH
    CEH provided

    Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is the provider of social work continuing education hours (CEH), as approved by the New York State Education Department Board of Social Work.

    Three (3) CEH credits are available for this workshop for an additional fee.

    Light breakfast will be served.


    MORE INFORMATION

    212.273.5281 or elderabuse@jasa.org
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    Workshop Fees
    Elder Abuse 101 $40
    CEH Credits (3) $35


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  • EATI Workshops: Understanding Gambling Disorder: Its Development, Impacts, and an Integrative Approach to Treatment of Older Adults

    THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR JASA STAFF ONLY. PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF YOUR PROGRAM in the box that says "Additional Information about your order." 

    Sponsored by: Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, and JASA

    **Three Hours of Social Work Continuing Education Credit Available**

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018
    1:00 – 4:00 pm

    LOCATION

    JASA Evelyn and Louis A. Green Residence at Cooper Square
    200 East 5th Street, Community Room
    New York, New York 10003

    This workshop will discuss the nature and prevalence of the gambling behavior problem from its development and challenges, to its detection, as well as the societal and clinical impacts with a particular focus on older adults.


    Topics include:
    • How flexible and integrative application of evidence-based interventions support client motivation and treatment goals, as well as help clients change, adopt, and adapt to new thinking and coping strategies to address their gambling problem
    • Working with older clients with co-occurring substance and psychiatric disorders, including emphases on comprehensive care through multi-disciplinary collaboration
    • The role social workers play in JASA settings, such as senior centers, NORCs, JASA housing, Community Guardian and JASA APS, in identifying clients who may be suffering from this addiction
    • Identification of what services we can provide, such as referrals for mental health treatment, peer support groups, financial management, etc., and clinical case examples

    PRESENTERS

    Mayumi Okuda-Benavides, MD, Attending Psychiatrist at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Columbia Gambling Disorders Clinic
    Frank Grazioli, LMSW, Therapist and trainer at the Columbia Gambling Disorders Clinic


    FEES

    Pre-registration is required. $35 charge for CEH credits.

    Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is the provider of social work continuing education hours (CEH), as approved by the New York State Education Department Board of Social Work.


    MORE INFORMATION

    Contact Martha Pollack at 212.273.5281 or elderabuse@jasa.org
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    Workshop: Understanding Gambling Disorder
    Understanding Gambling Disorder: Its Development, Impacts, and an Integrative Approach to Treatment of Older Adults $0
    CEH Credits (3) $35


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  • JASA Gala 2019

    LEVELS OF SUPPORT FOR THE 2019 GALA

    Golden Benefactor at $50,000
    10 tickets
    • Full-page Gold electronic journal ad
    • Listing in event materials
    • Special mention from the podium
    • Premium seating

    Champion at $25,000
    10 tickets
    • Full-page Silver electronic journal ad
    • Listing in event materials
    • Prime seating

    Advocate at $10,000
    10 tickets
    • Full-page Bronze electronic journal ad
    • Listing in event materials
    • Preferred seating

    Enthusiast at $5,000
    6 tickets
    • Half-page Gold electronic journal ad
    • Listing in event materials
    • Choice seating

    Activist at $3,000
    4 tickets
    • Half-page Silver electronic journal ad
    • Listing in event materials
    • Special seating

    Friend at $1,000
    1 Ticket(s)
    • Listing in the electronic journal and printed materials
    • Individual seating

    Supporter at $600
    1 Ticket(s)
    Individual seating
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    Sponsorship Levels
    Golden Benefactor $50000
    Champion $25000
    Advocate $10000
    Enthusiast $5000
    Activist $3000
    Friend $1000
    Supporter $600


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  • JASA Staff EATI Workshop: When the Past is Present: Working with Survivors of the Holocaust and Other Traumas

    THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR JASA STAFF ONLY. PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN THE BOX THAT SAYS"Additional Information about your order." (1) Name of JASA program (2) Your title (3) Address of your program (4) Your Social Work License # (required if you are getting CEH credit).


    **Three Hours of Social Work Continuing Education Credit Available**

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    LOCATION

    JASA Evelyn and Louis A. Green Residence at Cooper Square
    200 East 5th Street
    New York, New York 10003

    This is a training for JASA social work professionals on understanding, identifying and treating trauma in older adults in partnership with Fordham University.


    The workshop will focus on:
    • Identifying Holocaust and other trauma survivors.
    • Brain science of trauma in older adults – why does it persist?
    • Symptoms of trauma that professionals in aging may encounter.
    • Negative cognitions often held by trauma survivors.
    • Five core principle of trauma informed work with older adults.
    • Coping with secondary trauma as a professional.

    PRESENTERS

    Amanda Leis, MA, LCSW-R - Dedicated to expanding the map of social services for New York City's older adults, Amanda works as a consultant, trainer and interim manager in the field of aging.
    Desiree Nazarian, LMSW - Desiree currently serves as the Outreach Program Coordinator and Social Work Supervisor with Selfhelp Community Services' Holocaust Survivor Program.


    FEES

    Pre-registration is required. $35 charge for CEH credits.

    Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is the provider of social work continuing education hours (CEH), as approved by the New York State Education Department Board of Social Work.


    MORE INFORMATION

    Contact Martha Pollack at 212.273.5281 or elderabuse@jasa.org
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    When the Past is Present: Working with Survivors of the Holocaust and Other Traumas
    When the Past is Present: Working with Survivors of the Holocaust and Other Traumas $0
    CEH Credits (3) $35


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  • One Day Pass for Sundays at JASA

    Explore Sundays at JASA for Only $20
    Sunday, May 7, 2017
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, 2nd floor, NYC

    One Day Pass

    Sundays at JASA is a one of a kind, college level continuing education program for adults 55+. This special one day pass allows you to attend as many courses as you wish, including…

    *Lunchtime Lecture - Join lecturer James Gavin as he shares with us the fascinating history of the pop duo of Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, including rare film clips.
    *Pondering Politics: What Effect the New Federal Administration may have on New York City and State
    *American Political History through the Presidents
    *Philosophy – Raging Issues in Global Justice
    *Poetry is for Everyone
    *Get a Clue! Crossword Construction
    *Silver Screen Legends: Calling the Shots – Legends in the Director’s Chair
    *Opera Companion
    *Shakespeare: An Actor Speaks
    *Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Bridge
    *And many, many more

    Click Here for course descriptions

    Fee
    $20

    Register
    Pre-registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. 

    Information
    For more information contact 212.273.5304 or NextAct@jasa.org 



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    One Day Pass $20
    9:00 AM – 9 :55 AM
    9:30 AM – 10:55 AM
    10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
    10:00 AM – 11:55 AM
    11:00 AM – 11:55 AM
    1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


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  • Sundays at JASA Fall 2019 Semester


    Welcome to Sundays at JASA!




    Open House 
    Sunday, September 15 from 10:00am – 2:00pm 
    John Jay College, 524 West 59 Street, 2nd Floor, New York City 
    - Faculty presentations begin at 10:30am  - Refreshments will be served

    Course Dates 
    Sundays, September 22 – December 8
    (no courses September 29 and December 1)

    Location
    John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City
    (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

    Fee 
    $185 for the Fall 2019 Semester 

    Register
    New reduced registration fee of $185 for the whole semester!

    Sundays at JASA Fall 2019 catalog


    Fall 2019 Courses and Descriptions 

    America and You: A Historical Relationship
    9:00am – 9:55am Instructor: Avram Jezer
    The United States has gone through radical transformation over the past 70 years. We will use texts, music, and first-hand accounts to help you explore how America’s stories and your stories intersect.

    Sunday Morning Workout
    9:00am – 9:55am Instructor: Caroline Grant
    Take part in a series of gentle movements to music that can be done standing or sitting. All exercises are designed to keep the body mobile, boost immunity and improve cognitive function by enhancing flexibility, strength, balance and coordination.

    Drawing Workshop
    9:00am – 10:55am Instructor: Pamela Koehler
    Beginning and experienced students will focus on observational drawing / learning to see, and will sharpen their observational skills through the study of great master artists. Topics include gesture, contour line, simple perspective, and the expressive use of a variety of drawing materials. No previous art experience necessary.

    Current Events
    10:00am – 10:55am Instructor: Eric Alterman
    Discuss the major issues of our time and current breaking news with background provided by a moderator knowledgeable in national and international trends. Experience the latest news up close and personal with noted journalist and historian, Eric Alterman. 

    Shakespeare: An Actor Speaks
    10:00am – 10:55am Instructor: Leo Schaff
    A Sundays at JASA favorite! This semester’s class will focus on Hamlet. Actor, singer and songwriter Leo Schaff will lead the class in a close-reading, one-of-a-kind, dramatic exploration of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces. 

    A World of Art
    10:00am – 10:55am Instructor: Pamela Koehler
    Take a worldwide tour of art exhibitions, museums, and collections from around the globe. From iconic museums and World Heritage sites to lesser-known hidden gems, students will become virtual tourists and explore the art and culture of a different city around the world each week. The course also includes highlights of local NYC exhibits.

    It Was a Very Good Year: Banner Years for the Movies
    10:00am – 11:55am Instructor: Max Alvarez
    Join Sundays at JASA’s film history instructor, Max Alvarez, as he takes you through ten terrific and diverse movie years, ranging from 1939 to 2005. Each two-hour session features at least a dozen selections of landmark films and extensive historical background on the films and filmmakers. Films will include: The Little Foxes, The African Queen, North by Northwest, La Dolce Vita, The Last Picture Show, Gone with the Wind, Brokeback Mountain and many more!

    The Opera Companion: The Met Opera’s 2019-20 Season
    10:00am – 11:55am Instructor: Jane Marsh
    Join international renowned opera singer, Jane Marsh, for an in-depth tour of the new Metropolitan Opera season. This semester’s course includes a diverse range of operas including productions under the theme of “royalty at the opera,” Wagner’s "The Flying Dutchman," and highlights from French and Slavic repertoire. Gershwin’s "Porgy and Bess" will highlight America’s contribution to the art form. The class will explore ways in which opera intersects with literary drama, literature, and politics and will include a wide range of film and audio clips from staged productions.

    Freedom of Speech and the Supreme Court
    11:00am – 11:55am Instructor: Leora Harpaz
    Freedom of speech may be the most important individual liberty protected by the U.S. Constitution and it plays a major role in protecting our democracy. Government attacks on expression are a central feature of the Free Speech Clause’s history. This course will explore the Free Speech Clause and how the Supreme Court deals with free speech controversies. Examples may include: opponents of U.S. entry into World War I, Communist Party members in the 1950s, civil rights marchers, or Vietnam War protestors.

    Jewish Book Club (Institute of Judaic Studies)
    11:00am – 11:55am Instructor: Amy Weiss
    Read and discuss short stories with Jewish characters or themes. This course will emphasize contemporary Jewish fiction by authors including Molly Antopol, David Bezmozgis, Dara Horn, Nathan Englander, and Etgar Keret (among others). New trends in Jewish fiction will also be discussed. Readings will be provided in advance. In collaboration with JASA, JBI International (formally known as The Jewish Braille institute) will make it possible for people who are visually impaired or blind to participate in Judaic Studies courses by preparing relevant reading materials in audio, large print, or braille format - free of any charge.

    Creative Writing 101
    11:00am – 11:55am Instructor: Leo Schaff
    Writers of all types and experience levels are welcome to this deep-dive into the art and craft of creative writing. Find inspirations through art, music, and current events. Students share work in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Understanding America: The Immigrant Experience in the 19th Century (Institute of Judaic Studies)
    1:00pm – 1:55pm Instructor: Doug Brin
    Immigration has been a flashpoint as well as a source of pride and identity throughout United States history. Learn about the immigrant experience in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and how large waves of immigration both enriched the American experience and expanded the idea of what it means to be an American. This course will include profiles of Jacob Riis, Albert Einstein, and Irving Berlin. Discussion topics include the role of Ellis Island, the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty for newly arrived immigrants, and excerpts from an original memoir of a struggling Jewish family in turn-of-the-century New York City.

    Masterpieces in Art: What They Say About Life
    1:00pm – 3:00pm Instructor: Jim Smith
    This popular course will take an up-close look at art masterpieces across disciplines. Dig into great works of art like Rembrandt’s Bathsheba, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Verdi’s La Traviata, Balanchine’s Apollo, and Keats’ Grecian Urn, and discuss what makes them so powerful: more particularly, how they relate to the issues we face in our own lives.

    Acting
    1:00pm – 3:00pm Instructor: Scott Klaven
    Prepared monologues, scenes, and improv exercises introduce students to the concepts of modern acting and hone the skills of the more experienced student. Students will present their work in a showcase at the end of the semester.

    Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
    1:00pm – 3:00pm Instructor: Bonnie Gellas
    Bridge players with some experience will enjoy this advanced beginner to intermediate level class. Each class will begin with a bridge hand that reflects a playing or bidding problem. Supervised play will follow the lesson.

    The Symphonic Poem
    2:00pm – 3:00pm Instructor: Philip Harwood
    A symphonic poem is a musical piece, in one movement and at various lengths, which tells a story. It could be based on a poem, a play, a landscape, or an event. In this course, historian Philip Harwood discusses and presents musical narratives (through recordings and video) by composers such as Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Strauss, and others. Every work will be a musical adventure!

    Get a Clue! Crossword Construction
    2:00pm – 3:00pm Instructors: Andy Kravis and Natan Last
    Learn the principles of crossword puzzle construction – basic history, finding a theme, making a usable grid, and creating the fill. This lively course is team taught by Andy Kravitz and Natan Last, experts in the field of crossword construction. The Sundays at JASA Crossword Construction class regularly has puzzles published in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Will Shortz has hailed this course as “one of a kind.”


    Lunchtime Lecture Series

    Join us for The Regina F. Gordon Lunchtime Lecture Series, free of charge for ALL registered students. With a different topic each week, the speaker line-up brings together well-known journalists, artists, historians, writers, and academics.

    LIGHTSUP/FADETOBLACK: Three Original Short Plays
    October 6 Presentation: Theater of Light
    Professional theater company, Theater of Light, Inc., will present three new, original short plays by noted playwrights and performed by professional actors. Theater of Light uses the power of theater to inspire, encourage, and empower audiences in nontraditional settings.

    Gay Life Since 1940: How Culture and Politics Combined to Produce the Modern LGBTQ Movement  
    October 13 Lecturer: Charles Kaiser
    Charles Kaiser, journalist and author of New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Gay Metropolis, will trace the history and origins of the modern LGBTQ movement back to World War II. Kaiser will explore how seminal works of literature and art like Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar, Kinsey’s Sexuality in the Human Male and films like Cabaret, Brokeback Mountain, and Moonlight combine with political activism to achieve a transformation in the status of LGBTQ Americans.

    Immigrants and Klezmers: Two Jewish-American Music Scenes (Institute of Judaic Studies)
    October 20 Lecturer: Mark Slobin
    Mark Slobin, Professor of Music Emeritus at Wesleyan University and author of Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World and Tenement Songs: Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants will discuss the breadth and diversity of Jewish-American music, from the popular music of the immigrant age to both traditional and modern interpretations of Klezmer.

    Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M
    October 27 Lecturer: Mel Haber
    Popular music expert Mel Haber will discuss singer, songwriter, actress, and comedienne Bette Midler’s varied career. This multi-media presentation will include clips of Bette Midler’s many performances and videos of her singing her hit songs.

    Noël Coward Revisited
    November 3 Lecturer: Ken Starrett
    British playwright and actor, Noël Coward, was well-known for his witty plays and flamboyant personality. Coward wrote more than 50 plays during his long career, including Private Lives and Blithe Spirit. Ken Starrett, long-term North American Director of the Noël Coward Society, will discuss Coward’s early life and his professional successes in both the UK and US. The presentation will include film clips from some of Coward’s most memorable productions.

    Unspeakable Crime: Dissecting a Sensational Murder Trial
    November 10 Lecturer: Beth Karas
    Renowned investigative journalist and former CourtTV correspondent, Beth Karas, will discuss the investigation and trial of a sensational crime – a priest charged with the murder of a nun in 1980. Karas attended the trial and will share the intricacies of the case, which went unsolved for 24 years and finally culminated in the arrest of a priest in 2004.

    Seeing Things Our Way: Art and Propaganda in the Twentieth Century
    November 17 Lecturer: Gene Wisniewski
    Visual art has been used as propaganda since the days of the ancient Greeks. Artist Gene Wisniewski will discuss the role of propaganda over the past 100 years, from the cataclysmic events of the 20th century to our own internet age. Wisniewski has 20 years of experience teaching and lecturing on visual art. He is the author of The Art of Looking at Art, which will be released by Rowman and Littlefield publishers in Spring 2020.

    My Jewish Journey Between Genders: My Transgender Journey Among Jews (Institute of Judaic Studies)
    November 24 Lecturer: Joy Ladin
    Author and academic Joy Ladin will discuss her experiences as a transgender woman in various Jewish communities, from the upstate NY conservative shul in which she became a bar mitzvah to Orthodox Yeshiva University, where she has taught for 16 years. Joy Ladin holds the Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University, and in 2007 became the first (and only) openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. Her memoir, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders, was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award.

    Older, Wiser, Shorter: An Emotional Road Trip to Membership in the Senior Class
    December 8 Lecturer: Jane Seskin
    Author and psychotherapist, Jane Seskin, will read from her latest book of poems OLDER, WISER, SHORTER: An Emotional Road Trip to Membership in the Senior Class. Seskin, the author of numerous books, non-fiction articles, and poems will discuss her writing process and how personal and public writing can be a vehicle for growth and change as we age, and a tool for calling out ageism.

    Information
    For more information contact 212.273.5304 or Sundays@jasa.org 
    Price: $185.00
    Price for Members: $185.00

    9:00am – 9:55 am Courses
    America and You: A Historical Relationship
    Sunday Morning Workout
    Drawing Workshop
    10:00am – 10:55am Courses
    Current Events
    Shakespeare: An Actor Speaks
    A World of Art
    10:00am – 11:55am Courses
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    The Opera Companion: The Met Opera’s 2019-20 Season
    11:00am – 11:55am Courses
    Freedom of Speech and the Supreme Court
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    1:00pm – 1:55pm Courses
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  • Sundays at JASA Registration

    Summer 2016 Session: Sunday, July 24 & Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Samuel B. and David Rose Building
    165 West 65th Street, 6th Floor
    Metropolitan Opera Guild Education Center
    (next to Walter Reade Theatre on 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues)

    Session 1: Sunday, July 24
    The Presidential Election
    Course #1: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM * Instructor: Alan Weisman
    Mondo Bizarro! Will the G.O.P. survive the election? Will the country survive the election? Does Bernie have a future in politics? Answers to all this and more as we analyze and psychoanalyze this year in politics.

    Hollywood on the Campaign Trail
    Course #2: 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM * Instructor: Max Alvarez
    A high octane journey down the Hollywood campaign trail with scenes and discussions of such poli-sci classics as The Candidate (1972), The Best Man (1964), The Great Man Votes (1939), and others. Truth may be stranger than fiction during this election year, but these and other films of the machinations behind U.S. political campaigning never cease to be timely, provocative, and entertaining.

    Session 2: Sunday, July 31
    The Senate and the House Elections
    Course #1: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM * Instructor: Alan Weisman
    Is the Senate in play? Maybe the House too? A look at the races no one is paying attention to, but which may have more of an impact than the presidential contest.

    Hollywood in the White House
    Course #2: 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM * Instructor: Max Alvarez
    How U.S. presidents have been portrayed in major movies over the decades: flattering (the American President and West Wing) - or not: (Absolute Power and the current series House of Cards). You don't have to be a member of the White House Press Corps to join and participate in this compelling and colorful audio-visual lecture.

    Please register your selection in SESSIONS or SINGLE CLASSES on the right hand side of this page. 

    For more information contact 212.273.5304 or sundays@jasa.org
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    Sessions
    Sessions 1 & 2 (all courses) $80
    Session 1: Sunday, July 24 (only) $45
    Session 2: Sunday, July 31 (only) $45
    Single Classes:
    Session 1 - Course 1: The Presidential Election $25
    Session 1 - Course 2: Hollywood on the Campaign Trail $25
    Session 2 - Course 1: The Senate and the House Elections $25
    Session 2 - Course 2: Hollywood in the White House $25


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