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Wine Appreciation



NEW  Wine Tasting Intermediate
We will delve into some of the great wine regions of the world, exploring what makes them unique. Eight wines will be tasted in each sit-down session, tutored by wine expert Lance Berelowitz. Some prior wine experience is encouraged.
Wednesdays    7:00-9:00pm       
Dec 9: ITALY and SPAIN
Drop-in per class:
Member Value Price: $65 + gst
Regular Price: $75 + gst

NEW Israeli Cooking Workshops
Make fresh and comforting dishes full of Mediterranean flavours guided by Israeli chefs..

Su Jan 10    Burekitas & Falafel
3:00-5:00pm            1932
Instructor: Sanna Penso worked as a Pastry  Chef in some of the best restaurants in Israel.
Su Jan 31    Vegan Beets Kube’
11:00am-1:00pm            1933
Instructor: Shachar Bar has expertise and is passionate about vegan and healthy food.
Su Feb 14     Israeli Breakfast: Shakshuka & Hummus
11:00am-1:00pm            1933
Instructor: Nitzan Cohen
is the Executive Chef of Cocktails & Canapes catering.
Su Feb 28      Rugelach
3:00-5:00pm             1934
Instructor: Lior Ben-Yehuda is a Pastry Chef at Thomas Haas Chocolates.
Su Mar 13         Purim Special: Creative Hamantaschen
3:00-5:00pm             1935
Instructor: Ortal Mor is a Pastry Chef at Parallel 49th Café.

Price for the series #1937
Member Value Price: $165 + gst ; Regular Price: $190 + gst
Drop In: M: $35 + gst; R: $40 + gst

NEW Hashkata: Jewish Meditation
Learn the approach to meditation which comes from the heart of Jewish mysticism.
Instructor Matthew Gindin has been teaching meditation for ten years. Since 2008 he has been teaching a Jewish form of meditation first taught by the Aish HaKodesh, Kalonymous Kalman Shapira (d. 1942), the  Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto. In this four-week course we will begin each evening by looking at an aspect of the history of meditation in Judaism, followed by guided meditation in the method of "hashkata" (quietness). Suitable for beginners and beneficial to the experienced.
Mo    7:00-8:30pm    1927          
    Jan 11–Feb 1 (4 classes)
Member Value Price: $48 + gst
Regular Price: $58 + gst
Drop in per session:
Member Value Price: $15 + gst
Regular Price: $17 + gst

NEW Visual Midrash - a creative way of understanding Jewish texts
We will study Torah, midrashim and art, engage in lively discussions and make our own artistic interpretations, using visual art techniques. Topics include The Book of Exodus.
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: just willingness to experiment.

TEXT STUDY with scholar Matthew Gindin
ART STUDY with Seattle artists Robin Atlas  and Nancy Current

Tu 7:00-8:30pm    1938
Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23, Mar 8, 22
Member Value Price: $120
Regular Price:  $150

NEW Reflexology
This introductory course in is ideal for those who would like to be able to use reflexology on their friends and families.
A combination of theory and practice. Instructor: Michal Garcia Parnes
We    7:30-9:00pm    1928          
    Jan 6–Jan 27 (4 classes)
Member Value Price: $40 + gst/series
Regular Price: $45 + gst/series
Drop in per session: Member Value Price: $12 + gst;
Regular Price: $15 + gst

2-part learn-to-play series
Learn the basics and build on a good foundation. Each class will consist of 1/2 hour of theory and one hour of play.
Instructor: Rhona Thorton
Tu   10:30am–12:00pm
Member Value Price: $60 + gst
Regular Price: $77 + gst

Beginner/Refresher     6033
Jan 5-Mar Feb 9       
Topics: Major and Minor suit opening; No trump opening; Overcalling; Finessing
Intermediate    6034
Feb 16-Mar 22
Topics: Counting winners and losers; Leads; Stayman; Take out doubles; Weak two's
Bridge Fundamentals
For those who know how to play but want to review the fundamentals and sharpen their skills. 30 minutes of theory and one hour of play in each session.
Instructor: Barry Yamanouchi
Topics: Negative doubles; Notrump structure; 1NT by responder; Hand evaluation; Ruffing losers; More finesses; Second and third hand defense; Defensive signaling
We     10:30am-12:00pm    6035
    Jan 6-Feb 23       
Member Value Price: $80 + gst  
Regular Price: $103 + gst

Supervised Play
Players will be given hands to play and be able to ask the bridge supervisor questions. Bring your partner, bring a friend or just come by yourself.
Supervisor: Rhona Thorton
Fr     11:00am-1:00pm
Starting Jan 8; drop-in: $5

NEW Purim Makeup Workshop
Parents and children,  get ready for Purim and learn how to create the perfect look. Instructor Margot Tache has many years of experience as a makeup artist in film, theatre and special events.
Su Mar 13   10:00am-12:00pm    1929          
Member Price: $10 + gst/ parent & child
Regular Price: $15 + gst/parent & child

Circle of friends - women 55+
An exciting group of young-at-heart widowed, divorced and single women, offering a warm place to develop new and meaningful friendships.
Tu      1:00-2:30pm  
Dec 1, 15, Jan 19, Feb 2 & 16, Mar 1 & 15
Drop-in: $5