Bucks County

Bucks County
Programs in Memory of Joseph H. Levine

Greta Wrigley
Program Director, Bucks County

267-984-0722
Email Greta
Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org

Classes to Enrich Your Life!

Join us for fascinating courses designed to enrich the lives of older adults. Classes are held in person at Shir Ami in Newtown as well as on Zoom.

Registration  below!

Please email: Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org with any questions

Current Lifelong Learning Offerings

 

Fall 2022 Courses

 

 

Register for Classes

  • Individual Course Selection Only

  • 6 Thursdays October 13 - November 17, 10AM - 11AM: Are you looking to lower your stress level and blood pressure? Join us for this unique 6-week course on the benefits of living mindfully. Learn practical tools to help us live a longer, healthier life with more clarity and a sense of well-being. This course is thoughtfully designed to introduce step by step about mindfulness as well as doing it. These simple approaches can help relieve pain, reduce the stress hormone cortisol, lower blood pressure, minimize shrinkage of the brain that normally occurs with aging, increase cognitive functions, and improve mood. Topics include what mindfulness is and how it works, the scientific research and its benefits, training in attention and awareness, taming your busy mind, common challenges and remedies, and practical steps in your daily life. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $58.00
  • 6 Thursdays October 13 - November 17, 11:15AM - 12:15PM: For over 100 years, the entertainment industry has been captivating Americans and the rest of the world with great talents and sensational cinema. This light and exciting 6-part series focuses on six unforgettable talents who made their mark in different ways, and can never be forgotten. Their names alone conjure up images of their work and genius. Personalities include Lauren Bacall, Hedy Lamarr, Paulette Goddard, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lorre and Groucho Marx. This course will provide fun and fascinating insights into their public work, and more often than not, their more interesting private lives! We invite you to sit back as we go and take a walk down memory lane. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $58.00
  • 4 Mondays October 31 - November 21, 11AM - 12PM: TED talks give us a glimpse into big subjects in just 10 or 20 minutes of time. We can learn from some of the greatest minds from all around the world about anything, from cutting edge technology to the psychology of human emotions to the arts. Join us for this series as we watch and discuss some of the best loved and most intriguing TED talks. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $38.00
  • 4 Mondays October 31 - November 21, 1:30PM - 2:30PM: Eighty years ago in October 1942, countless Jews were murdered in death camps. It was one of the darkest times in the Holocaust, the Nazi machine working in full force. This class will present an overview of the avenues Jewish refugees were able to take from 1933 to 1945, in order to escape the German onslaught on Europe. The course includes a look at the rescue in the Philippines, Sweden, Sosua (Dominican Republic), the Shanghai Ghetto, Palestine and more. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $38.00
  • 6 Wednesdays October 12 - November 16, 10AM - 11AM: This course will explore several topics in relation to ancient Egypt. We’ll talk about the diet of the ancient Egyptians, based on archeology as well as how many of Egypt’s food groups eventually spread into the Mediterranean world of ancient Greece and ancient Rome. This class will also discuss why ancient Egyptian mummies hold such a fascination in popular culture through the history of Western civilization’s centuries-long interaction with ancient Egypt’s human remains. We’ll celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, The Tomb of Tutankhamun. Hidden in the famed Valley of the Kings, burial place of Egypt’s New Kingdom pharaohs, the tomb had laid nearly undisturbed for over 3,000 years until its discovery by an English archaeologist, Howard Carter. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $58.00
  • 6 Wednesdays October 12 - November 16, 11:15AM - 12:15PM: Saturday Night Live has entertained audiences for over four decades. In this course, we will look back at the great performers whose career took off due to their popularity on the show. This course will leave you laughing and learning at the same time! Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $58.00
  • Thursday November 10, 7PM - 8PM: Our journey around the world continues as we travel virtually to Melbourne, Australia. The first Jews documented to arrive to Australia were transported there as convicts in 1788. The first organized synagogue was established in Melbourne in 1841. From 1938 to 1961, the Jewish population nearly tripled in size to an estimated 61,000 Jews. Today, more than 100,000 Jews live in Australia; many of whom are descendants of Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors. Although Jews are only 0.5% of the Australian population, they are a major part of public life in Australia. The current Governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau, is the first woman and first Jew to serve in the position. Our virtual tour will incorporate a trip to the new Jewish quarter that is being built, the new Jewish museum, and the Holocaust Centre. Along the way, we hope to meet some interesting personalities in the community, from a much-loved Yiddish singer and actress who will talk about the resurgence of Yiddish culture, to a Rabbi who runs the Chabad house in North Queensland and travels around the outback to visit Jews in the most remote places. We will also hear a brief history of the establishment of Melbourne and Australia as a penal colony. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $36.00
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  • By registering for in person programs, I(we) have been vaccinated for Covid-19. I (we) will not attend the program if I (we) have tested positive for COVID-19, are awaiting test results, or have symptoms of COVID-19. I (we) will not attend the program if I (we) have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. I will contact Greta Wrigley if I test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of attending a program.

Book Club

  • Individual Course Selection Only

  • September 21, 3 PM. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $5.00
  • October 26, 3 PM. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $5.00
  • November 30, 3 PM. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $5.00
  • December 28, 3 PM. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $5.00
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Location & Directions

Shir Ami

As you enter the parking lot of Shir Ami, drive all the way around to the back of the building and park. Classes are located through in the Atrium to the left of the entrance.

Policies

Cancellation

When appropriate, Golden Slipper Gems will issue a credit, not a refund.

Attendance

A course series generally runs between 4 and 8 weeks depending on the site and holiday schedule. Please note that each individual course is sold only on a course basis, Golden Slipper Gems does not sell individual classes. Courses are not pro-rated if you join the course late or you miss a class for any reason.

Guests

For out of town guests you may purchase one class for $5.  Guest passes cannot be purchased in lieu of course registration.

Credit

Credit will not be given after the first day of classes except in the event of illness or injury. Written documentation from a physician or nurse-practitioner is required.