Lifelong Learning Open House Set for December 6

Imagine going back to school to attend only the classes that pique your interest. No tests, no grades, and in most cases, optional homework? That’s EXCHANGE, A Hub for Learning at the Boulder JCC.  The program launched its inaugural term this fall.  

All classes are two hours, once a week, for six weeks. Four classes will be held in person at the JCC on Wednesdays starting January 17, 2024. Class registration for the winter term opens online on December 6. Staff will be on hand at the Open House to help you register for class or click here. The topics range from History to Literature, from STEM to Current Events. Each class is $60 and financial support is available. 

To launch the winter term of EXCHANGE, the Boulder JCC is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, December 6 from 9:30 -11 am.  Bagels, coffee, and tea will be served. Attendees will learn about EXCHANGE, the winter 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.  However, advance registration is always recommended and appreciated for programs at the Boulder JCC. This allows us to make sure we have enough food and chairs 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 the topic to generate interesting, informative, and lively discussions. 

“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 is the built-in opportunities for everyone to connect. There is a fifteen-minute break during each class and 90-minutes between morning and afternoon sessions.  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.

“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 all 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 303-998-1900 or contact Acy Jackson acy.jackson@boulderjcc.org

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