Bucks County

Bucks County
Programs in Memory of Joseph H. Levine

Greta Wrigley
Program Director, Bucks County

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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





Register for Classes

  • Individual Course Selection Only

  • Thursday July 28, 10AM - 12PM: What are contemporary Jewish playwrights exploring in their work? What do their plays reveal about American life and values, Jewish thought and life, and world affairs? In this interactive hands-on class, we will read and discuss ten-minute plays and scenes from full length plays to answer the question, what are they writing? After our 90 minute class, we will stay for snacks and schmoozing. This class will take place at a member’s home in Newtown. After registration, you will get the address. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $18.00
  • Thursday August 4, 10AM - 12:15 PM: In Peter Bogdanovich’s fun-filled salute to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s, Ryan O’Neal is a naïve music expert attending a convention in San Francisco with overbearing fiancée Madeline Kahn. His life is turned upside down when he meets mysterious Barbara Streisand and his plaid overnight bag gets mixed up with three other similar bags. After the film, enjoy a bagel and fruit brunch while Irv Slifkin leads us in a discussion about the movie. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $18.00
  • Thursday August 11, 10AM - 12PM (two classes back to back!): Music and Gossip in the Gilded Age: The Gilded Age was a unique era of American history in between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I. During this time, technological and cultural innovations changed the lifestyles of the successful few and the many who struggled. This course will examine the “new normal” for the rich, the poor, and those in-between. We’ll visit the fabulous mansions of Newport, Hull House in Chicago, and many sites in New York. We will meet the Vanderbilts, Mamie Fish, Jane Addams, and more to learn what happened behind closed doors. And of course music! We’ll listen to music popular at the time including Ragtime, dance music, and art music. Bluebird of Happiness: Affectionately known as “Pinky,” Jan Peerce started singing at Radio City Music Hall, and was then taken under the wing of Arturo Toscanini to sing with the NBC Radio Orchestra. He went on to sing with the Metropolitan Opera Company from 1941 to 1966, besides having a distinguished career in concerts and recordings. He was also, almost as famously, the brother-in law of Tenor Richard Tucker. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful music as Steve entertains us with the story of Jan Peerce’s life, shares his favorite recordings, and sings his own renditions of the arias that made Jan Peerce’s career soar! Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $18.00
  • 3 Mondays July 25 - August 8, 10AM - 11AM: This virtual Deep Dig course first orients you to Jordan and Petra itself, both ancient and modern. You will then experience a first-hand virtual tour of Petra’s major monuments. Finally, Dr. Steve takes you with him inside an archaeological excavation at Petra’s “Temple of the Winged Lions,” where he served as an Area Supervisor. Is archaeology at all like Indiana Jones? Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $27.00
  • 3 Wednesdays July 27 - August 10, 11AM - 12PM: This course looks at the evolution and nature of war in the post-Cold War era. At its heart, we will examine whether Clausewitz’ “War is a continuation of politics by other means” is still relevant in an age of nuclear weapons and global interconnectedness. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $27.00
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  • By registering for in person programs, I(we) confirm that: 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. If I have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, I will wear a mask to class and remain distanced from other attendees. I will contact Greta Wrigley if I test positive for COVID-19 within 7 days of attending a program.

Book Club

  • Individual Course Selection Only

  • July 27, 3 PM. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $5.00
  • August 30, 3 PM. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Gwrigley@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $5.00
  • September 21, 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.



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


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.


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


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.