Arts & Education: Sundays at JASA

Arts and Education: Sundays at JASA

Sundays at JASA is a one of a kind, college level continuing education program for adults 50+. Each semester offers a wide range of courses and lectures. Our instructors include luminaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, media, and more.

For more information contact Sundays@jasa.org or 212.273.5304.

DUE TO COVID-19 SUNDAYS AT JASA IN-PERSON CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

CLASSES WILL CONTINUE ONLINE ON ZOOM. SEE BELOW FOR SCHEDULE.

If you are interested in attending a class, please email sundays@jasa.org for instructions on how to join. Phone-only options are also available for some classes. 
 

CLASSES ON SUNDAY


11:00am
It Was a Very Good Year- Banner Years for the Movies - Part II
Max Alvarez

Max Alvarez is a New York writer, film historian and frequent speaker on world cinema culture. Alvarez has held prominent positions as an entertainment journalist, film and theater critic and motion picture and archival researcher. He has formed presentation partnerships with organizations such as the American Film Institute and the Library of Congress to broaden understanding of the cultural impact of film.


1:00pm
Art in the City - International Views
Pamela Koehler

Pamela Koehler is an adjunct professor of art and art history at Adelphi University. As a teaching artist she has presented lectures, talks and workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Morgan Library, Whitney Museum and the Dahesh Museum.


2:00pm
Get A Clue! Crossword Construction 
Andrew Kravis and Natan Last 

Andy Kravis is a trivia writer and crossword constructor. He is one of the constructors for the mobile app Crosswords with Friends, and co-founded and co-directs the Indie 500 Crossword Tournament in Washington D.C. He has had crosswords published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsday, and Fireball Crosswords.

Natan Last published his first crossword in the New York Times when he was 16, then the youngest constructor to appear in the Sunday New York Times. Last wrote a book of crosswords, Titled Word. He received a BA with honors in Economics and Literary Arts from Brown university.


3:00pm
Drawing Workshop
Pamela Koehler

Pamela Koehler is an adjunct professor of art and art history at Adelphi University. As a teaching artist she has presented lectures, talks and workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Morgan Library, Whitney Museum and the Dahesh Museum.


 

CLASSES ON MONDAY


11:00am
Major Supreme Court Cases in 2020
Leora Harpaz

Leora Harpaz is an emeritus professor who taught constitutional law at WEstern New England University School of Law as well as the founder of the annual Supreme Court Conference, where she has been a speaker for over 15 years. Since receiving emeritus status, she has been teaching law courses in the Political Science Department at Hunter College. She received her B.A. from CUNY Stonybrook University and has law degrees from both Boston University and New York University.


1:00pm
The 1950’s: A Decade of Conforming or Harbinger of Change 
Doug Brin

Doug Brin facilitates weekly discussion groups at the 92nd Street Y and several independent senior residences, and has lectured at the JCC. He is a former feature writer for the New York Daily News, and both a history and ethics teacher at the prestigious Dalton and Ethical Culture SChools. As a visual artist, his work has been exhibited in major neighborhood galleries in Manhattan.


2:00pm
Shakespeare
Leo Schaff

Leo Schaff is an actor, singer and songwriter. A longtime Bardolator, he also teaches Shakespeare at the 92nd Street Y and was NY1 New Yorker of the Week for his popular Shakespeare classes for seniors throughout the city. He co-wrote “Give Us Hope” a song performed by the San Francisco Children’s Choir at President Obama’s first Inauguration.


3:00pm
Creative Writing 
Leo Schaff

Leo Schaff is an actor, singer and songwriter. A longtime Bardolator, he also teaches Shakespeare at the 92nd Street Y and was NY1 New Yorker of the Week for his popular Shakespeare classes for seniors throughout the city. He co-wrote “Give Us Hope” a song performed by the San Francisco Children’s Choir at President Obama’s first Inauguration.


 

CLASSES ON WEDNESDAY


10:00am
Jewish Book Club 
Amy Weiss

Amy Weiss is the Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Her research and publications focus on the intersections of American Jewish history, Israel studies, and jewish-Christian relations. She most recently received the American Council for Judaism Fellowship from the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, Ohio to conduct research on her book manuscript on Jewish-Protestant interfaith alliances and Israel. She received her PhD in Hewbrew & Judaic Studies from New York University.


11:00am
Broadway Mixtape 
Will Friedwald


Will Friedwald is the author of nine books, including A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers; Stardust Melodies: The Biography of Twelve of America's Most Popular Songs; Jazz Singing: America's Great Voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond; Sinatra!


2:00pm
Painters and Poets: Ekphrasis & Aesthetic Convergence
Mark Tursi

Mark Tursi is a poet, with several published books of poetry. Mark has joined us for Poets and Painters: ’Ekphrasis’. Poetry and Visual Art. Professor Tursi teaches poetry and creative writing at Jersey City University. Tursi guides you through a maze of poetic vision that promises to be interesting and fun! Mark Tursi holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver and an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University.


 

With funding from New York Foundation for Eldercare.

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