Sundays at JASA is back with exciting new classes and in-person offerings! Classes are spread across the week on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays – your tuition fee of $200 includes the entire catalog of courses for the 10 week semester. Join Sundays at JASA in-person at the Marlene Meyerson JCC on Sundays, and join us for 12 different classes available over Zoom Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.
Sundays at JASA has a 30 year legacy of offering the highest-quality continuing education for adults age 50+. Our Spring 2023 virtual semester will not disappoint. Students can choose from 15 unique college-level courses featuring luminaries from the worlds of politics and art. Classes include:
– The Supreme Court: Law and Politics Collide: Today’s U.S. Supreme Court has involved itself in numerous controversies that have had significant political ramifications. Whether it is redistricting, voting rights, abortion, guns, climate change, or immigration, just to name some of the issues, the Court’s actions have involved it in major political controversies. As the lines blur between law and what may seem to be judicial activism, many long-standing procedures, achievements, and branch processes are up for review. This course will examine the Court’s recent actions in areas of political significance as well as look ahead to other issues that may reach the Court.
– Cinema Lecture Series: Sundays at JASA film instructor, Max Alvarez, hosts discussions and shares selections from acclaimed movies, directors and actors. Classes vary week-to-week on topical film industry matters.
– Drawing Workshop: Explore your creativity in this hands-on exploration inside the art of drawing and watercolor painting. Drawing and painting in watercolor can increase our observation and imagination, as we notice and appreciate more of the world around us. Beginning and experienced artists are welcome and students are free to work in either drawing or watercolor throughout the semester.
– Crossword Construction: Learn the principles of crossword puzzle construction: basic history, finding a theme, making a usable grid, and creating the fill. A group puzzle will be submitted to the New York Times. Eighteen puzzles have been featured in the Times thus far! Will Shortz has hailed this class as “one of a kind.”
– The Broadway Musical: Through the Decades: This class will examine and celebrate some of Broadway’s best loved musicals starting with the 1920s up to the 1960s. Through the use of live performance videos, sound recordings, still photographs and historical lecture, participants will enjoy a deeper look into the synopses, original cast members, performance details as well as information about the composers and lyricists of these musical treasures. This class will also offer the opportunity to listen to an array of showtune favorites and perhaps join in a sing along.
– Opera Companion: Touching Upon Romantic Era Operas: This semester’s opera course will include stylistic opera diversity, including the Baroque Era, the Bel Canto and Romantic Eras, and the Verismo and the Impressionistic Eras, all of which open up Ms. Marsh’s commentary on the vocal equipment and technical production needed for these operas. Drawing from literary drama, novels, plays, and political history, the classes will be entertaining fun, all presented through a plethora of apropos YouTube clips.
There are so many great courses to choose from, and students who want to learn, grow, and make new friends will have extra opportunities to exercise their intellect. Whether you’re a New Yorker by address or just in your heart, these classes are available to older adults around the world. We hope you’ll join us!
To learn more, and to view the full spring semester curriculum, please visit www.jasa.org/saj.
For more information, please contact Joe George at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-273-5304.