The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC is located at 207 Grove Avenue in Cedarhurst. For more information, call 516-569-6733 or visit www.guraljcc.org.

Art Class. From beginners to advanced, through a series of still-life arrangements, students will learn observation and to understand structure and form, using a variety of materials. Explore composition, color, line, shading, and spatial relationships. The class will touch on foreshortening, perspective, and the Impressionism period of art history. Students will develop their own personal form of artistic expression and will complete a Shabbat or French still-life, a fall still-life, and a “Monet” or “Van Gogh” they can proudly display in their home. Six Tuesday afternoons, 1:00—3:00 p.m., November 29—January 3. $125 for the series. Course requires art supplies which can be purchased on your own or for $25 from Gila. To register, call Rachayle at ext. 222 or e-mail rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org.

Coat and Clothing Drive. Sunday, December 4, 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. To volunteer, or if you are in need of clothing, please contact Judy Goldberg, LMSW, at ext. 224 or judy.goldberg@guraljcc.org.

Shemoneh Esreih Lecture Series. A powerful new series with Michal Horowitz, which explores the different blessings of the Amidah prayer, giving meaning, intent, and insight to words we say every day, that we may have come to take for granted. In this four-part series, students will go through the Amidah, blessing by blessing, and learn to understand and appreciate the power of the words and the impact they carry. Tuesday, December 6 and 20, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.; $15 per class. To register, call Rachayle at ext. 222 or e-mail rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org.

Cooking Concepts. Join Chef Naomi Ross in our winter healthy-cooking series. The next class will take place on Wednesday, December 14, 9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. and feature alternative, yummy sugar-free recipes; $60/class. To register, please call Rachayle Deutsch at ext. 222 or e-mail rachayle.deutsch@guraljcc.org.

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