Bucks County

Bucks County
Programs in Memory of Joseph H. Levine

Lettie Switzer
Director, Bucks County

267-984-0722
Email Lettie
lswitzer@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: Lswitzer@goldenslipper.org with any questions

Current Lifelong Learning Offerings

 

Program Guide June 2022

 

Register for Classes

  • Individual Course Selection Only

  • All five arts courses plus storytellers workshop! Please allow one week to receive the zoom links. Email questions to Lswitzer@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $150.00
  • 4 Thursdays June 9 - 30, 10-11 AM: What are the various ways in which Jews have expressed their identity, culture, religion, and values through art? Each week we will cover various artforms and eras: traditional art from the biblical period all the way through impressionism, early 20th century modern art through expressionism, contemporary art and sculpture, as well as Jewish photography. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Lswitzer@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $35.00
  • 3 Thursdays June 9 -23, 11:15 - 12:15 PM: Come celebrate our musical heritage as we listen to jazz and popular songs performed by some of the world’s great vocalists — well-known, not so well-known and some who are young and up-and-coming. Whether it’s Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett or a host of other lesser-known names, we’ll learn why the vocalist plays such an important role in helping us understand and appreciate the music, regardless of the style. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Lswitzer@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $27.00
  • June 30, 12 - 1 PM: Stories have always been a way to communicate. Before people learned how to write, they would tell each other stories. Stories are much easier to remember than simple facts. Acquire skills to share your unique experiences with the next generation. Your story matters! Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Lswitzer@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $12.00
  • 3 Mondays June 13 - 27 4 - 5 PM: In this course, we will learn about composers and lyricists who truly revolutionized the Broadway musical. We will cover shows such as Miss Saigon and Les Miserables (Claude Michel Schonberg), Hamilton (Lin Manuel Miranda), Dear Evan Hansen (Pesak&Paul), and Ragtime (Flaherty&Ahrens). Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Lswitzer@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $27.00
  • 4 Tuesdays June 14 - 28, 11-12 PM: Why do Jews eat a triangle shaped dough on Purim? What is the importance of dates in Islam? How do Italian Catholics manage to have so many kinds of fish in their Christmas meal? These questions and more will be the focus of this course. Each week we will explore a different religious tradition and the food that is accompanied by it. The course is based on a book Ms. Camerini published in Italy in 2019 and in Germany in 2021 Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Lswitzer@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $35.00
  • 4 Wednesdays, June 8 - 29, 10 - 11 AM: Join us as we explore how historical biblical leaders (and villains!) have inspired composers’ music for the stage and the concert hall. We will consider the music of Bernstein, Prokofiev, Verdi and more! Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Lswitzer@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $35.00
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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 Lettie Switzer if I test positive for COVID-19 within 7 days of attending a program.

Book Club

  • Individual Course Selection Only

  • May 31, 3 PM. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Lswitzer@goldenslipper.org.
    Price: $5.00
  • June 22, 3 PM. Please allow one week to receive the zoom link. Email questions to Lswitzer@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.