Lifelong Learning Open House Set for March 4 at the Boulder JCC

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!  

After a successful session in the Fall of 2023 and Winter of 2024, the Spring Session is about to open for registration. All classes run for two hours, once a week, for three weeks. Four classes will be in person at the Boulder JCC on Mondays, starting April 1, 2024. One class will be offered in person at the Boulder JCC on Wednesday mornings, April 3, 2024. Check out the Boulder JCC website for more information. 

To launch the Spring term of EXCHANGE, the Boulder JCC is hosting an Open House on Monday, March 4 from 9:30 -11 am. Bagels, coffee, and tea will be served and attendees will learn about EXCHANGE, the spring lineup of classes, 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.  

Class registration for the spring term opens online on Monday, March 4 at 11 am.  Each class is $35 and financial support is available. For registration support contact Acy Jackson at acy.jackson@boulderjcc.org or call (303) 998-1900.  

About EXCHANGE: A Hub for Learning

EXCHANGE instructors are volunteers with a passion for their subject matter, with some being 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 that topic to generate interesting, informative, and lively discussions. “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. 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 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.   For registration support call 303-998-1900 or contact Acy Jackson acy.jackson@boulderjcc.org.

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