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    The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3

    The Songwriters, the Singers, and the Songs

    Wednesdays, June 10–July 15, 1:00–3:00 pm

    $90 General; $60 Members; Registration closes June 8.

    Delve into the history of American popular music—the story of diverse individuals coming together to create groundbreaking, enduring work that reflects and defines us as a culture. This class will look at the history of Tin Pan Alley and examine songwriters including Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman; singers Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr., Frankie Laine, and Dean Martin, among others; and all of their unforgettable songs.

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    Being Here Now: Jewish Meditation at Home

    Wednesdays, June 10–24, 7:00–8:00 pm

    $30 General; $15 Members; Registration closes June 8.

    Quiet your mind, practice self-care, and connect Jewishly during this interactive online workshop. Over three sessions, students will experience both modern Jewish meditation techniques as well as ancient Jewish mystical and contemplative practices. No experience or beliefs necessary—just yourself! 

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  • Art: Beauty and Harmony Around the World

    Art: Beauty and Harmony Around the World

    Wednesdays, May 6–June 10, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

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    This life-affirming lecture series considers artworks from around the globe that deftly articulate the concepts of beauty and harmony. Explore how paintings, photography, sculpture, installations, and architecture from various countries illuminate that notions of beauty are diverse and that the world’s civilizations are linked through art. Subjects will include the red rocks of Petra, monuments along the Nile, Buddhist tombs, and Jewish mosaics.

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    Yiddish Songs of Immigrant Life in America

    A Sing-Along History Class

    Mondays, May 18–June 8, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

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    As Jews immigrated to America in the late seventeenth century, their dreams and difficulties were brought to life by the Yiddish theater. Discover songs of immigrant pain and joy in this sing-along history class. Presented in both Yiddish and English, selections range widely, including a music hall number by Boris Thomashefsky, a turn-of-the-century Yiddish penny song (sung on New York streets by Yiddish peddlers), and songs of the famed Second Avenue Theatre.

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    Skirball Book Groups: Something Different

    Winter–Spring 2020

    This program is now sold out.

    Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, participants examine the book together, analyzing characters, themes, and motifs and learning about the author’s background. Expect lively, interactive classes. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Participants must read the book prior to each session.

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  • Writing Class

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Tuesdays, June 16–July 21, 1:00–3:00 pm

    This program is now sold out.

    Tap into your creativity, strengthen your writing practice, and enjoy the company and feedback of others in this intimate writers’ workshop. Open to both new and experienced writers, this class will explore fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Come prepared to experiment, hone your craft, and most importantly, have fun. 

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