Registration open at Kaplen JCC U

Registration open at Kaplen JCC U

The JCC University at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly begins a new winter program, featuring an array of topics. The four-session term will be taught by top professors and experts in their fields.

Gail Sheehy, a trailblazer in journalism, and Tobi Kahn, a major voice in contemporary art, are among the presenters. Classes are on Thursdays, January 29, February 12 and 26, and March 12.

On January 29, Dr. Josh Gleis, an international security consultant and political risk analyst, will discuss “ISIS: Short Term Threat or Long Term Challenge.” On February 12, Dr. Richard Roberts, professor emeritus of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and adjunct at Rockefeller University, will talk about Ebola, and Tobi Kahn will offer “Looking at Art Now with Tobi Kahn.”

On February 26, Fred Gardaphe, distinguished professor of English and Italian studies at Queens College, will talk about “From Wise Guys to Wise Men: The Image of the Italian American Gangster,” and CUNY sociology professor and author William Helmreich will talk about “The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6000 Miles in the City.” On March 12, Ronald Brown, associate professor at Touro College and the Unification Theological Seminary, will talk about “Divine New York: A Religious History of New York City,” and Gail Sheehy, the author of “Passages,” will talk about “Daring: My Passages.”

For information, call Kathy at (201) 408-1454 or email her at

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