The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV) has announced the Fall 2014 course schedule for the Adult Learning Institute (ALI). Located at the JCCNV, ALI is dedicated to offering adults of all ages fulfilling opportunities to continue their lifelong learning in a friendly, intellectually stimulating and inclusive environment. All are welcome. There are no grades or tests, no stress or pressure, just the joy of learning new things, meeting new people from diverse backgrounds, and feeling vibrant, engaged and connected, no matter your age.
ALI first launched in September 2013. Its inaugural year was a great success, serving nearly 200 adults of all ages and backgrounds who rated their experience an average 4.6 out of a possible 5.0. A wide variety of subjects were covered in the ten courses offered during the first two semesters. The instructors have included distinguished professors from American University and George Mason University, journalists, diplomats, authors and scholars.
Course offerings for the fall of 2014 include: Iranian-Jewish Culture and History with Isaac Yomtovian, author of My Iran: Memories, Mysteries and Myths; “Maimonides: From Moses to Moses; Exotic Travel Destinations with Sandy and Gail Cohen; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors 101; From Thoughts on the Afterlife to an Understanding of God; and The Assistant” by Bernard Malamud.
The semester will run from Monday, Oct. 6 through Tuesday, Dec. 9.
To register for classes, visit www.jccnv.org for online registration; mail completed registration form, available online or at the JCCNV, with payment to: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031; or call the JCCNV at 703-323-0880 and provide a credit card. Registration begins Tuesday, Sept. 2. For convenience, registration will be available in the JCCNV lobby Monday-Friday, Sept. 8 -12, from 9 a.m. until noon.