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Learn and Discuss - Recurring
These groups meet on a regular basis throughout the year.
Scroll down to read about each group and click for additional information and to register.
Virtual Speaker Series
MCA Wisdom Years - Group 3
Lead by Morris Binder
MCA’s – Wisdom Years Groups are “a Band of Brothers,” groups that foster close long-lasting personal friendships. We all need friends to share our joys and successes, but we especially need close friends who will listen to our challenges, never judging, and who will actively help when needed. Men are very good at sharing stories. We’re not so good about sharing our feelings with other men.
Meetings give us all a chance to move beyond this as we come together and share our joy, our concerns, and what comes up for us as we move through the current phase of our lives. Topics could range from relationships with our children, our grandchildren, our spouses; issues of health, mortality, honor, purpose, and commitment. These are not therapy groups as their license is built on the close relationships developed within each group.
Relationships are the mission of each group, and this spirit has made it a meaningful experience for those of us in the groups. The number one rule for the group is confidentiality: “What is said in the group stays in the group.”
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MCA Wisdom Years - Group 2
MCA Wisdom Years - Group 1
Lead by Mel Zahn
This group meets on the first and third Thursday of the month between December and March.
Talmud Study Group will focus on ancient Jewish civil laws, many of which formed the foundation of our modern laws. Below is a description of this year's focus:
Protecting our identities and private information is a growing concern. So, this season we will focus our study on biblical sources and Talmudic principles of privacy rights and their application to our modern society.
Participants will sit as judges and lawyers and engage in spirited debate on the merit of cases, and unravel the thinking of our sages. Knowledge of Hebrew is not a prerequisite to experience the challenges and satisfaction of these discussions.
Facilitator Sid Freund has been Superintendent of Schools in New York and Connecticut. He attended eight years of Yeshiva studies in New York City, and has had a longtime interest in Hebrew texts.
For additional information or to register contact Sid Freund.
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.
You can attend this event 'live' in the JFGN Conference Room or via conference call.
The conference call dial-in number is: (805) 706-5835.
No access code is required.
You must only register once for this series of programs. You will receive reminders one week and one day before each session.
MCA Great Decisions
Facilitated by Harvey Oriel and Gene Goldenzeil
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.
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