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Music
Music

The Words of the Prophets are Written on the Subway Walls:
Hearing the Torah in the Songs of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan & Paul Simon

Course # 1910

Th Sep 17  7:00-8:30pm     Leonard Cohen
The use of Torah narrative and symbolism in three of Leonard Cohen’s songs.

We Sep 30  7:00-8:30pm      Bob Dylan
The voice of scripture in Bob Dylan's songs, and his embodiment of the Jewish prophetic tradition.

Tu Oct 13  7:00-8:30pm     Paul Simon
The playful and provocative uses of Torah in the songs of Paul Simon.

INSTRUCTOR: MATTHEW GINDIN
Member Value Price: $36 + gst /series
Regular Price: $46 + gst /series
Drop-in per lecture:
Member Value Price: $15 + gst
Regular Price: $17 + gst


Torah & Science

Demystifying Biblical Messianic prophecy and  the secret to the world’s future
Is history a purposeful process with a beginning and an end? Or is it a random series of events? If history is a guided process, are we near the end? In other words, have we almost completed preparations for the End of Days? What will happen next? When?
INSTRUCTOR: DANIEL FRIEDMAN
Th Nov 19   7:00-8:30pm     1911
Preregistration: $12 + gst
At the door: $15 + gst


Wine Appreciation
Music

INSTRUCTOR LANCE BERELOWITZ

Wine Tasting Fundamentals 
What’s the difference between a Merlot and a Malbec? Or a Shiraz from Australia and a Syrah from the Rhone Valley? Need help deciphering those restaurant wine lists? Want some guidance on what to look for in a wine? Get the answers to these questions and more. Eight wines will be tasted in each session. No experience required.

Wednesdays     7:00-9:00pm      1901

Oct 21: WINE TASTING BASICS
Oct 28: WINE VARIETALS AND KEY ELEMENTS: Popular varietals; what to look for: fruit, oak, tannin, acid, balance, finish
Nov 4: KEY WINE REGIONS
Nov 18: THE QUALITY/PRICE RATIO FACTOR: comparing similar wines at different price points

Member Value Price: $220 + gst
Regular Price: $268 + gst
Drop-in per lecture:
Member Value Price: $65 + gst
Regular Price: $75 + gst
Registration closes 2 business days before each session.

NEW  Wine Tasting Intermediate
We will delve into some of the great wine regions of the world, exploring what makes them unique. Each sit-down, tutored session will be led by wine expert Lance Berelowitz. Some prior wine experience is encouraged.

Wednesdays    7:00-9:00pm        1902   

Nov 25: ARGENTINA and SOUTH AFRICA
Dec 2: AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND
Dec 9: ITALY and SPAIN
Dec. 16: BORDEAUX and BURGUNDY

Member Value Price: $220 + gst
Regular Price: $268 + gst
Drop-in per lecture:
Member Value Price: $65 + gst
Regular Price: $75 + gst
Registration closes Nov 11


Bridge Lessons

SUMMER Barry's Bridge Clinic
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INSTRUCTOR: BARRY YAMANOUCHI
This week-long course will consist of a short question and answer period at the beginning of each class.  This will be followed by a supervised play session with each hand carefully analyzed in front of the class.  An emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic principles of bidding.
Monday - Friday  July 27-31        #6035
10:00am - 12:00pm
3rd floor of the JCC
Member Value Price: $60 + gst
Regular Price: $65 + gst

Bridge Beginner/Refresher
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    6033
          Oct 13-Nov 17
1.    Playing the cards
2.    Major suit opening
3.    Minor suit opening
4.    No trump opening
5.    Overcalling
6.    Finesses
Member Value Price: $60 + gst
Regular Price: $77 + gst           

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
1.    Overcalls
2.    No trump bidding
3.    Counting winners and losers
4.    Finesses
5.    Opening leads
6.    Leading after opening leads
We     10:30am-12:00pm    6035
    Oct 14-Nov 25
    no class Nov 11     
Member Value Price: $60 + gst 
Regular Price: $77 + 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.
INSTRUCTOR: RHONA THORTON
Fr     11:00am-1:00pm, starting Sep 11    
Drop-in: $5


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  
Oct 13, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 1, 15
Drop-in: $5 
NEW – we will be offering an EVENING circle of friends once a month beginning in October.  Contact Leah  604.638.7283 or leah@jccgv.bc.ca