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We offer many classes at the JCC of the East Bay, on a variety of interesting topics including Yiddish texts, film discussions, current events, and literature. There's always plenty of opportunity to inquire, discuss, debate, and learn together.  Come stop by and join the conversation.  First-timers welcome! 


Critical Viewings: Learning to Learn From What We Watch

Day & Time: Mondays, 1:00-3:30pm

Location: Berkeley Branch

Watch and examine one or two short films, documentaries, TV episodes, commercials, etc. each week and discuss, becoming intellectually engaged and articulate viewers. With facilitator George Porter. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School.


Current Events

Day & Time: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm

Location: Berkeley Branch

This discussion group is aimed at keeping all involved on top of current "hot button" issues. Diverse points of view are encouraged and respected. Explore social, political, and economic issues in the news around the world. With instructor George Porter. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School.


Adventures in Literature

Day & Time: Thursdays, 11:15-12:15pm

Location: Berkeley Branch

In this class, students read and discuss contemporary short stories and essays. Learn not only to become a more analytical reader, but to relate ideas in texts to personal experiences in order to shed light on these short works. With facilitator George Porter. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School.


For more information, please contact Emma Stern at 510-848-0237 x148 or at