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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of September 14, 2020

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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Monday


September 2020
 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Welcoming Week": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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Register Here: http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/
Join JFS for Welcoming Week, when cities, towns and organizations across the nation bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections that make their communities a more welcoming place for all.
September 14-17
A week of free virtual offerings including Cultural Humility training, Creating Welcoming Communities training, Mentorship and its Impact Training, and Virtual Author/Book Event:
Meet Dina Nayeri, the Author of the Ungrateful Refugee. She will read an excerpt of her book and take audience questions. Books will be available to purchase online!
Thursday, September 17- 11:00am-12:00pm
Virtual/Online. Free. Online. 7347690209. info@jfsannarbor.org http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/



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Tuesday


September 2020
 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Welcoming Week": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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Register Here: http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/
Join JFS for Welcoming Week, when cities, towns and organizations across the nation bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections that make their communities a more welcoming place for all.
September 14-17
A week of free virtual offerings including Cultural Humility training, Creating Welcoming Communities training, Mentorship and its Impact Training, and Virtual Author/Book Event:
Meet Dina Nayeri, the Author of the Ungrateful Refugee. She will read an excerpt of her book and take audience questions. Books will be available to purchase online!
Thursday, September 17- 11:00am-12:00pm
Virtual/Online. Free. Online. 7347690209. info@jfsannarbor.org http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/



16

Wednesday


September 2020
 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Welcoming Week": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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Register Here: http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/
Join JFS for Welcoming Week, when cities, towns and organizations across the nation bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections that make their communities a more welcoming place for all.
September 14-17
A week of free virtual offerings including Cultural Humility training, Creating Welcoming Communities training, Mentorship and its Impact Training, and Virtual Author/Book Event:
Meet Dina Nayeri, the Author of the Ungrateful Refugee. She will read an excerpt of her book and take audience questions. Books will be available to purchase online!
Thursday, September 17- 11:00am-12:00pm
Virtual/Online. Free. Online. 7347690209. info@jfsannarbor.org http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/



 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Literary Short Fiction": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. This is a study group for literary short fiction aficionados, where we engage in close-critical- artful-joyful readings of literary short fiction from well-regarded short story anthologies. Each week we will read and discuss ONE story. All reading materials will be emailed in advance. This study group will be instructor-led, but with ample time for discussions. Instructor Deb Mukherjee has been leading fiction and non-fiction study groups at OLLI since 2012. The study group will be held on Wednesdays on September 16, 23, and 30, November 4,11, and 18, and December 2, 9, and 16. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



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Thursday


September 2020
 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Welcoming Week": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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Register Here: http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/
Join JFS for Welcoming Week, when cities, towns and organizations across the nation bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections that make their communities a more welcoming place for all.
September 14-17
A week of free virtual offerings including Cultural Humility training, Creating Welcoming Communities training, Mentorship and its Impact Training, and Virtual Author/Book Event:
Meet Dina Nayeri, the Author of the Ungrateful Refugee. She will read an excerpt of her book and take audience questions. Books will be available to purchase online!
Thursday, September 17- 11:00am-12:00pm
Virtual/Online. Free. Online. 7347690209. info@jfsannarbor.org http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/



 2:15-4:15 p.m.  Online 

"Memoirs and Personal Essays": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. There are no specific assignments. Each writer strives to find his or her own subject matter and stylistic voice. We will read our work aloud and discuss it, making constructive suggestions for improvement. The important thing is to write well enough to interest others and to convey our ideas clearly. We will use a flexible combination of email, telephone, and video conferencing during the pandemic. Participants are expected to read their work regularly. Instructor Eleanor Linn has led this writing group since 2014. She is a published author.
This group meets every Thursday from September 2020 to June 2021, except for holidays.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $85. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 7-9 p.m.  Online 

"Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe - Foundations of Buddhist Philosophy": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Geshe Thabkhe's teachings, recorded in India and translated by Geshe Yeshe Lhudrup, will be posted weekly over 8 Thursdays listed below. Once registered, we invite you to visit your registrant webpage weekly for each new post, or stream posted recordings later as your schedule permits.
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe is a genuine contemplative master and a member of the last generation extensively trained in old Tibet. He received his monastic education at Drepung Loseling Monastery and, in 1969, was awarded the Geshe Lharampa, the highest degree of scholarship conferred within the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. He is Professor Emeritus of Buddhist Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies, the only Tibetan university in India.
Jewel Heart (online). Online. Donation. $150. (734) 994-3387. registration@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/events/geshe-yeshe-thabkhe-foundations-of-buddhist-philosophy/


18

Friday


September 2020
 10:30 a.m. -noon  Online 

"Writers Unlimited": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online.
Participants present their creative essays, short stories, poetry, or novels for constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement from the group. Each participant submits their writing online to all other participants in advance of the Friday meeting. Comments will be offered after each reading.
Discussion leader Jerry Janusz has been a participant in this group for twelve years.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $95. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 3-5 p.m.  Online 

"Reading Women's Lives": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. This study group will read one memoir/month written by women. Several will focus on aging and old age, some on grief and loss, some on childhood or the middle years. Each month there will be group discussion of the selected memoir followed by a short reflective writing experience related to the issues raised by the memoir. This is not a memoir-writing class. It's an opportunity to use other women's reflections on their lives to examine our own. Instructor Beth Spencer, a mostly-retired geriatric social worker, developed and facilitated Women & Aging through Literature & Reflective Writing for several years. The study group will be held on Fridays September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $30. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org







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