In addition to our in-person and virtual Group Ex classes, we offer a variety of other classes for adults at the Dwares JCC.

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Dance Dance Evolution! A Mind/Body Workshop Series

Unfortunately, Dance Dance Evolution will not be offered during the fall session because it did not meet the minimum enrollment requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact Devorah Phillips.

Delve Deeper: Yiddish Folklore & Culture

We will examine the linguistic and cultural origins of Yiddish; explore Yiddish folklore, including stories, songs, curses, magic and religious rituals and objects; and delve into great literary works that draw on the rich folkloric tradition of Yiddish, including short stories by I. L. Peretz and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

No prior acquaintance with Yiddish is required.

For a detailed description of the course, and to enroll, please click here.

Delve Deeper is an adult education initiative that brings dynamic teachers to present in-depth, university-level Judaic courses to a diverse group of adult learners.

Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16
All classes will be held on Zoom.
Link will be sent to those who register.
$250 for the semester.
Partial and full scholarships are available! Please do not let cost be a barrier.

Contact Morty Miller or the rabbi of a sponsoring synagogue about the discounts.

About the instructor: Natan M. Meir is the Lorry I Lokey Professor of Judaic Studies and Academic Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Delve Deeper programs are presented in cooperation with the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and area synagogues including: Congregation Beth Shalom, Temple Beth-El, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Habonim, Temple Sinai, and Temple Torat Yisrael. Financial support is provided by the Joseph and Jacqueline Teverow Memorial Fund at the Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Rhode Island.

Intro to Tai Chi

This 8-week series is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. This class will guide you through a series of functional movements designed to improve your balance, coordination, body awareness, breathing, posture, and overall well-being.

No experience necessary.

Wednesdays, 11:00am in person at the Dwares JCC
September 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8

8-Week Series:
JCC Members: $90 | Non-members: $114
Individual Class:
JCC Members: $12 | Non-members: $15

Click here to sign up
For more information, contact Nikki Long.

About the instructor: Al Tringali started Tai Chi Chuan in 1970 with Master Tung Fu Ling and trained with him for 5 years, later becoming one of his assistants. After that Al trained with Andrew Lum from 1975 until the early 2020’s and became Andrew’s assistant as well. He’s excited to bring his knowledge and skills to the JCC!

Pottery with Sally

This 10-session course is about hand building with clay. We will explore the pinch, coil, and slab techniques to create exciting forms and realize great ideas in three dimensions. We’ll learn some of the rules that clay demands, and then we’ll see what happens when we dare to break them!

6:00 - 8:00pm
September 27 - December 6 (no class November 22)

JCC Members: $350 | Non-members: $425

Click here to sign up
For more information, contact Devorah Phillips.

About the instructor: For more than 50 years, Sally Merino has practiced her art through clay, as a potter. Over the years she taught ceramics to both children and adults, in schools and colleges. She looks forward to sharing her joy and her knowledge in teaching others about this simple yet amazing material from the earth: clay.

Writing Community

This class welcomes all writers, at any level, to come together to form a supportive community that provides writing inspiration and motivation. The teacher will provide lessons, guidance, and creative writing prompts to help all writers find their voice, allowing time for focused writing, optional group sharing, and one-on-one consultation.

Examples of lessons include: Methods of the Writing Process: pre-writing, brainstorming, theme, voice, and editing; Letter-writing: a lost art reclaimed; and Creative Non-fiction: personal story-telling with pizazz.

6:00 - 7:30pm
September 11 - December 11
No class September 25 or October 9

4-Week Block:
JCC Members: $25 | Non-members: $35
Individual Class:
JCC Members: $8 | Non-members: $10

Click here to sign up (when redirected, click Personal Services).
For more information, contact Devorah Phillips.

About the instructor: Jim Levanos dedicated 38 years as an ELA teacher and recently retired from an illustrious career. Still wanting to give back to his community, and as a member of the JCC family, he is offering his services to individuals who want to explore their writer’s voice.