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Discussion Groups

These groups meet weekly or monthly throughout the year. 

Scroll down to read about each group and click for additional information and to register. 

Discussion Groups

    • September 12, 2022
    • April 10, 2023
    • 8 sessions
    • JFGN Board Room (Zoom through December)
    • 2

    Israel Discussion Group

    Lead by Harvey Cohen and Colin Lewis

    Meets on the second Monday of the month at 10:00 AM EST

    Hardly a day goes by without some news coming from Israel, be it political, economic, military-related or social.

    This new discussion group will be devoted to these current events. With a limited audience, participants will have an opportunity to dig into these pressing issues of the day and share opinions with fellow MCA members.  

    • September 21, 2022
    • December 28, 2022
    • 14 sessions
    • Zoom

    MCA Great Decisions

    Facilitated by Harvey Oriel 

    Every Wednesday at 3:00 PM

    Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.

    The program involves reading a chapter from the Great Decisions briefing book, listening to a member of the group introduce the topic in a fifteen minute summary, discussing issues related to that topic and then answering questions suggested in the book.

    The program lasts for 8 weeks and the group may decide to continue year round with issues of that time. 

    This is a COED program. MCA members may register a significant other. 

    You must only register once for this series of programs. You will receive reminders one week and one day before each session. 

    • October 13, 2022
    • March 09, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom (for now)

    MCA Book Group

    Lead by Stan Farb

    Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 2:30 PM EST,
    usually, though not always, after the MCA Luncheon. 

    We will meet on Zoom until further notice. 

    The books we discuss which are recommended by group members may be on any subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. The discussions, led by a group member, will focus on the theme, character development and quality of writing.

    If you enjoy reading books of substance and discussing with peers, you will definitely enjoy this group.

    For additional information, contact Stan Farb.

    Books Selections

    Thursday , October 13 at 2:30 PM

    “ Hearts Touched With Fire : How  Great Leaders Are Made “ by David Gergen. This White House advisor to four presidents uncovers the qualities of effective leadership , an important need considering the current lack of trust in our institutions

    Thursday , November 10 at 2:30 PM

    “ The Latecomer “ by Jean Korelitz - This saga of an affluent family has been described as “ funny and cutting , a nearly forensic study of family conflict .”

    Thursday , December 8 at 2:30 PM

    “ Gunfight : My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America “ by Ryan Busse - Raised in gun-loving rural Kansas , the author spent 25 years in the gun manufacturing industry.  The book details his disillusionment with the gun culture and outlines the pernicious results as his industry teamed with the NRA .

    Thursday January 12 at 2:30 PM

    " Alpha: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the soul of the Navy Seals: by David Phillips. A meticulously researched account of the high profile case of an accused murderer among the Seals and the battle to get justice for his actions.

    While all sessions listed are in Zoom only mode, toward the end of the year we will consider in-person meetings.

    Questions? Email Stan Farb at stan4mignon@earthlink.net

    • October 20, 2022
    • March 16, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom

    Current Issues Discussion Group

    Lead by Ron Mutchnik

    Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM

    Each month the group engages in an interesting, relevant and often controversial discussion.  A shared magazine article is used as a spur for the interaction.  If you enjoy stimulating conversations about current issues with a group of critical thinkers, please join us.

    Here are the upcoming topics and links to articles. 

    September 15 - Fault Lines 

    An article about forgiveness: AA woman's quest to free the man convicted of killing her father.


    October 20 - Force of Nature:

    Can Kathryn Paige Harden convince the left that genes matter and the right that they're not everything?


    November 17 - Poles Apart:  Can Politics Survive an Era of Hyper-partisanship?

    We'll see what mid-term election season brings.


    December 15 - Beyond the Vaccine

    Preventing another pandemic will be a political task as much as a medical one.


    For additional information, contact Ron Mutchnik .

    Please Note:  You only need to register once for all sessions of this program. You will receive monthly communication about the subject of next session, the readings for that session and the Zoom link. 

    • November 11, 2022
    • May 12, 2023
    • 7 sessions
    • JFGN BBYO Room (Zoom until January 13th)
    • 19

    Men's Financial Health Discussion Group

    Moderated by Michael Feldman, J.D, CFP®

    Meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 11AM 

    Stocks and bonds, estate planning, savings, long term care and other health insurance issues, real estate, and more will be discussed during this monthly series. Listen to experts discuss financial issues facing all of us at this point in our lives. You will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions of these special speakers.

    We will meet on Zoom until January 2023

    Here is the schedule of speaker and topics:

    11/11/2022 - Casey Wolf

    Florida Domicile - Naples attorney has specialized in immigration law for decades. He will discuss the steps required for the resident of another state or nation to establish domicile in Florida, which has tax advantages.

    You must only register once for this series of programs. You will receive reminders one week and one day before each session. 

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