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Discussion & Support Groups

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Single Groups

Single and Seeking (Again)

Recovering from a divorce or breakup? Ready to look for new relationships, but dating intimidates you? Then join us for the inside scoop about dating again. This no-nonsense, interactive singles group is ALL about making dating fun, safe and successful. And, hey, what about sex?
Rachel Sarah is the author of the forthcoming dating memoir, "Single Mom Seeking," (Seal Press/Avalon, 2006). Please contact us 1 week in advance if you need childcare.

Thursdays, Jan 19 ? March 16, 7:00 pm
Fee: $12/session, or $40 for 4 sessions

? For more information or to register call x132 or

50+ Single?s Books, Discussions and Fellowship Group

Interested in meeting other 50+ singles for lively discussions on books and variety of topics, then this group is perfect for you. Discussion followed by lunch at a local restaurant (optional).

Sundays, Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Mar. 19 & April 23, 10:30 am ? 12:00 pm

? For more information call Aliza at or

Parents' Groups

My Toddler and Me Discovery Group

Play, learn and have fun in this creative, nurturing and interactive group for babies and toddlers ages 10-20 months of age and their parents. Immerse yourself in your child?s world through guided play activities, and discussions designed to help you understand your toddler?s emerging self and needs.

Facilitator: TBA

Discussion topics include:
* Building Relationships
* Your Child?s Sensory World
* Building Circles of Communication
* Emotions and the Emerging Self
* Moving & Doing
* The Developing Mind
* Embracing Families
* Building Community
* Celebration

Thursdays, Feb. 23 - May 4 10:30 am ? 11:45 am
Space is limited so register early
Fee: $100 per 10-week session, or $12 per session

? For more information or to register call x127 or

Funded in part through the generosity of the "Grossberg Abrams Foundation."

Discussion Groups

Love, Power Across the Generations

On-going discussion group to examine the warmhearted but sometimes difficult intergenerational relationships within family in the broader society.
George Porter, Facilitator.
Mondays, 11:15-12:15pm; FREE

Discussion Salon

A discussion group, open to everyone regardless of age or viewpoint. The focus is intelligent conversation, not arguing or therapy.
Robert Berend, Facilitator
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm
BRJCC site fee: $10/semester (Jan 1- Apr. 30).

Current Events

Discuss current events & essays from leading magazines & newspapers. George Porter, Facilitator
This class and Adventures in Literature can be taken for the same fee: $10/semester
BRJCC site fee: $10/semester (Jan 1- Apr. 30).
Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Adult School

Critical Viewings: Learning to Learn from What We Watch

In this ongoing workshop we examine the art and craft(iness) of short films, popular television dramas, the "commercial", news programs, etc. with the aim of becoming more intellectually engaged, savvy and articulate viewers. New members always welcome.
Mondays, 1:00-3:30pm; BRJCC site fee: $10/semester (Jan 1- Apr. 30).
Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Adult School

SF Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society?s

SFBAJGS is dedicated to the development, preservation and distribution of Jewish genealogical knowledge and material, and the sharing of techniques and tools with others who may be searching their Jewish Roots. Please join us!

Sunday, Feb. 19, 12:30 pm

? For more information or to register call or

Support Groups

Single Women's Support Group 50+

Come & Explore: New opportunities, changes & changing, transitions, making friends, issues of aging & other issues. Marti Kutnik, LCSW, Facilitator.
Pre-registration required.
Mondays,3:30-5:00pm; FEE based
? Call Marti at x740.
Co-sponsored with Jewish Family & Children's Services



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