It’s hard for me to believe we have already been enjoying our wonderful building for three years, and our fourth year is jam-packed with expanded offerings that continue to take advantage of our fabulous facility.
ACE’s fall schedule includes expanded experiential classes and discussion groups, including eight new art classes, Hip “Pop” for adults, Mah Jongg and Yoga for beginners, a Yiddish Culture and Conversation Club, and a facilitated Holocaust and Children of Holocaust Survivors support group.
We are thrilled to be launching the fall season on August 26 with two free screenings of the acclaimed new documentary, “Ask Dr. Ruth,” co-sponsored by Hadassah. Boulder sex therapist Jenni Skyler discusses this long-overdue portrait of the irresistible and influential “good sex” celebrity following the evening screening.
Author Mathew Klickstein reveals the Jewish backstory of “The Simpsons,” playwright and director Amy Feinberg presents a staged production of her “Ellis Island Stories,” author Jeff Blumenthal offers a look at the popular “voluntourism” trend, and Brian Hooker shares his nature photography of the Southwest.
On Veterans Day we present the stunning bio of American hero Ben Ferenz, “Prosecuting Evil,” and in December we share a provocative local research project on pain and the brain. OLLI, a national adult education series new to Boulder, presents a class on Oscar-winning films starting in September.
It has been an enormous pleasure creating stimulating and provocative programs for such an appreciative and adventurous audience for the last 16 years, and an honor to have been part of a program team so committed to community engagement. As I retire as ACE director, I look forward to continuing to program the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, and I am very excited about how the 8th year is taking shape.
Please join me on Wednesday, September 11 from 4:00 -6:00 pm in Levin Hall for a farewell party featuring a musical celebration produced by Sheldon Sands, memory-sharing, refreshments, and dancing to my favorite get-down-and-boogie tunes.
For years, I have used the admonition, “Don’t be a stranger!” to encourage participation. It’s advice I intend to take.