Boulder JCC Announces New Lifelong Learning Program This Fall, EXCHANGE

Imagine going back to school to attend only the classes that tickle your fancy? No tests, no grades, and in most cases, optional homework? That’s what EXCHANGE, A Hub for Learning, the newest adult program from the Boulder JCC, offers.

Beginning October 2, EXCHANGE will offer six different courses at $55 per course. All classes are two hours and held once a week for six weeks, with four classes being held in person at the Boulder JCC on Mondays and  two classes being held online via Zoom on Tuesdays (starting October 3). Class Registration for the fall term opens on Monday, August 28. All are welcome to attend an Open House where staff will be on hand to help you register for class.

To launch EXCHANGE, the Boulder JCC is hosting an Open House on Monday, August 28 from 9:30 -11 am. Bagels, coffee, and tea will be served. Attendees will learn about EXCHANGE, the fall lineup, meet the instructors, and discover how easy it is to become a volunteer instructor in the future. The Open House is free and open to the community. Advance registration is always recommended for programs at the Boulder JCC. This allows us to plan accordingly and be in touch with participants if there is a change. 

About EXCHANGE: A Hub for Learning

EXCHANGE instructors are volunteers with a passion for their subject matter, some are even experts in their field. You may be taught by a PhD or a former marketing director. The instructors use videos, PowerPoints, and other lecture tools to inform participants about a particular topic to generate interesting, informative, and lively discussion. 

“And for those that prefer to sit back and simply listen, they can do that too,” says Reva Greenburg, a retired PhD Professor of European History, who has been teaching lifelong learning classes for several years.

Another highlight of the program are the built-in opportunities for everyone to connect. With a fifteen-minute break during each class and 90 minutes between morning and afternoon sessions, there are many opportunities to discuss and engage with others. It is recommended that if you have a morning and afternoon class, bring your own lunch or plan to order takeout from one of the local restaurants surrounding the Boulder JCC.

“Since Covid, there’s been a gap in Boulder for in-person lifelong learning for adults 55+ in Boulder County. EXCHANGE fills that need”, says Joy Alice Eisenhauer, Director of Arts, Culture and Education. “We want adults to connect and forge new friendships. We are committed to building opportunities for building community, connection, and joy”.

All Boulder JCC programs are open to everyone of any or no religious affiliation.  You do not need to be Jewish to participate. There is no membership requirement to participate in Boulder JCC programs.   Using a computer rather than your mobile device will make the registration process easier for you. For registration support call Reception at 303-998-1900 or contact Acy Jackson acy.jackson@boulderjcc.org

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