Adults

Life Lessons Speaker Series

Open to the Public FREE.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended to avoid cancellation and to allow proper planning. It’s easy, Just email bnadler@springfieldjcc.org or call 739-4715.


Financial Relief for College


Wednesday, September 17
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield JCC

Join us for this important workshop where you will learn strategies for reducing college costs as well as find appropriate schools that provide academic scholarships. Discover how to ensure that your admissions and financial aid applications yield the best school for the best price in addition to preserving your assets and improving your eligibility for scholarships and financial aid.

Speaker: Adam Metsch, a Certified Educational Planner is the founder and president of The College Advisor of New England, Inc.

Co-sponsored by the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Springfield, MA

A Road Map for Women Returning to Work


Monday, September 29
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield JCC

Are you considering going back to the work world after a career hiatus? Where do you begin? Learn how to navigate this confusing terrain in a safe, comforting environment with an experienced career coach. She’ll address your concerns, such as: Has technology passed me by? Do I have what it takes? What about work/life balance and my kids? Participants will leave with a simple career road map and relaxed shoulders.

Instructor: Val Nelson is a career/business/life coach and educator based in Northampton. As a successful, self employed introvert, she specializes in helping women find their unique path to satisfy their hearts, their energy and their wallets.

Co-sponsored by Baystate Health Spirit of Women

One Hundred Years of Jewish Life in Springfield


Tuesday, September 30
7:00 pm
Location: Springfield JCC

An encore display of the 12 photographic panels from the Springfield Museum’s recent exhibit will come to the JCC, and through a presentation by our guest curator, visitors will take an in-depth look at the struggles and triumphs of Jewish immigrants and their descendants in Springfield during the late 19th and early 20th century. Attendees will learn how this project was developed with participation from the greater Jewish community. Don’t be surprised if you recognize places and people in this mesmerizing pictorial journey.

Speaker: Dr. Stuart Anfang, guest curator, is a past president of Temple Beth El. He is Medical Director of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Baystate and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University.

Finding Reliable Health Information Online


Wednesday, October 15
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 5
7:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield JCC Computer Lab

Medical Librarian Margot Malachowski will give you tips on navigating the internet for reliable health information. After a demonstration, she will be on-hand to help you with a personalized search relating to an everyday complaint or chronic disease for yourself or a loved one. Feel free to bring your own laptop or tablet.

Instructor: Margot Malachowski is the Community Outreach Medical Librarian at Baystate Health

The Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia


Thursday, October 30
10:00 a.m.
Location: JFS Community Room at the Springfield JCC

Learn valuable information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as the benefits of early detection, causes, risk factors, treatments and more.

Speaker: Melissa Grenier, LCSW, Program Coordinator for the MA/NH chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

Co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Western MA

Healthy Eating for Mind and Memory


Wednesday, November 12
8:30 a.m.
Location: JFS Community Room at the Springfield JCC

Join us to gather valuable information on how a healthy diet improves body and brain health and how it may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. This program is open to both the general public and professionals (1 CEU for social workers and registered nurses).

Speaker: Alecia Bryrem, Director of Community Relations at Armbrook Village

Co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Western MA

Attention: Small Business Owners
Get More Clients NOW


Wednesday, November 19 (Please note that this class is on Wednesday, not Thursday as listed in the Life Lessons brochure.)
7:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield JCC

Need more clients? Learn two proven ways to connect with your ideal clients and build your business faster. In this workshop, two top industry professionals introduce their bankable approaches to increase your client base. Top-selling For Dummies author Jan Saunders Maresh will introduce you to her Talk For Profit system, which has produced over $1,000,000 in personal sales – all from doing Group Talks. She will be joined by former Good Morning America and NBC News Producer Mary Jo Cranmore whose presentation illustrates how video is the new, hot ticket in marketing and sales and how it drives targeted prospects to the top of the page on Google. It’s cheaper than you think. There will be ample time for questions and answers.
Speakers: Jan Saunders Maresh is the author of 17 books including Home Staging for Dummies. In 2014 she launched Talk For Profit, teaches online classes and is a nationally recognized speaker. Mary Jo Cranmore is the lead partner in Client Cycle Marketing whose clients include Kraft Foods, Verizon and Health New England.

Maximizing Your Travel Dollars


Thursday, November 20
7:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield JCC

Are you planning a trip, but don’t know the first thing about finding the amazing deals out there? Learn ways to save money by tracking airline prices, find out how to maximize your frequent flyer miles and discover how to obtain great deals via hotel websites including Hotwire and Priceline. Find out which credit cards offer the best travel benefits. Share your travel saving tips with the group.

Instructors: Wendy Libowitz was “born to travel and forced to work.” She has maximized her frequent travels around the world by planning independent trips for her family on a minimal budget. She will be joined by Scott Greene, “Priceline and Hotwire guru.”


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Adults

Life Lessons Speaker Series

Open to the Public FREE.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended to avoid cancellation and to allow proper planning. It’s easy, Just email bnadler@springfieldjcc.org or call 739-4715.


Financial Relief for College


Wednesday, September 17
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield JCC

Join us for this important workshop where you will learn strategies for reducing college costs as well as find appropriate schools that provide academic scholarships. Discover how to ensure that your admissions and financial aid applications yield the best school for the best price in addition to preserving your assets and improving your eligibility for scholarships and financial aid.

Speaker: Adam Metsch, a Certified Educational Planner is the founder and president of The College Advisor of New England, Inc.

Co-sponsored by the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Springfield, MA

A Road Map for Women Returning to Work


Monday, September 29
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield JCC

Are you considering going back to the work world after a career hiatus? Where do you begin? Learn how to navigate this confusing terrain in a safe, comforting environment with an experienced career coach. She’ll address your concerns, such as: Has technology passed me by? Do I have what it takes? What about work/life balance and my kids? Participants will leave with a simple career road map and relaxed shoulders.

Instructor: Val Nelson is a career/business/life coach and educator based in Northampton. As a successful, self employed introvert, she specializes in helping women find their unique path to satisfy their hearts, their energy and their wallets.

Co-sponsored by Baystate Health Spirit of Women

One Hundred Years of Jewish Life in Springfield


Tuesday, September 30
7:00 pm
Location: Springfield JCC

An encore display of the 12 photographic panels from the Springfield Museum’s recent exhibit will come to the JCC, and through a presentation by our guest curator, visitors will take an in-depth look at the struggles and triumphs of Jewish immigrants and their descendants in Springfield during the late 19th and early 20th century. Attendees will learn how this project was developed with participation from the greater Jewish community. Don’t be surprised if you recognize places and people in this mesmerizing pictorial journey.

Speaker: Dr. Stuart Anfang, guest curator, is a past president of Temple Beth El. He is Medical Director of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Baystate and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University.

Finding Reliable Health Information Online


Wednesday, October 15
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 5
7:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield JCC Computer Lab

Medical Librarian Margot Malachowski will give you tips on navigating the internet for reliable health information. After a demonstration, she will be on-hand to help you with a personalized search relating to an everyday complaint or chronic disease for yourself or a loved one. Feel free to bring your own laptop or tablet.

Instructor: Margot Malachowski is the Community Outreach Medical Librarian at Baystate Health

The Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia


Thursday, October 30
10:00 a.m.
Location: JFS Community Room at the Springfield JCC

Learn valuable information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as the benefits of early detection, causes, risk factors, treatments and more.

Speaker: Melissa Grenier, LCSW, Program Coordinator for the MA/NH chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

Co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Western MA

Healthy Eating for Mind and Memory


Wednesday, November 12
8:30 a.m.
Location: JFS Community Room at the Springfield JCC

Join us to gather valuable information on how a healthy diet improves body and brain health and how it may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. This program is open to both the general public and professionals (1 CEU for social workers and registered nurses).

Speaker: Alecia Bryrem, Director of Community Relations at Armbrook Village

Co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Western MA

Attention: Small Business Owners
Get More Clients NOW


Wednesday, November 19 (Please note that this class is on Wednesday, not Thursday as listed in the Life Lessons brochure.)
7:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield JCC

Need more clients? Learn two proven ways to connect with your ideal clients and build your business faster. In this workshop, two top industry professionals introduce their bankable approaches to increase your client base. Top-selling For Dummies author Jan Saunders Maresh will introduce you to her Talk For Profit system, which has produced over $1,000,000 in personal sales – all from doing Group Talks. She will be joined by former Good Morning America and NBC News Producer Mary Jo Cranmore whose presentation illustrates how video is the new, hot ticket in marketing and sales and how it drives targeted prospects to the top of the page on Google. It’s cheaper than you think. There will be ample time for questions and answers.
Speakers: Jan Saunders Maresh is the author of 17 books including Home Staging for Dummies. In 2014 she launched Talk For Profit, teaches online classes and is a nationally recognized speaker. Mary Jo Cranmore is the lead partner in Client Cycle Marketing whose clients include Kraft Foods, Verizon and Health New England.

Maximizing Your Travel Dollars


Thursday, November 20
7:00 p.m.
Location: Springfield JCC

Are you planning a trip, but don’t know the first thing about finding the amazing deals out there? Learn ways to save money by tracking airline prices, find out how to maximize your frequent flyer miles and discover how to obtain great deals via hotel websites including Hotwire and Priceline. Find out which credit cards offer the best travel benefits. Share your travel saving tips with the group.

Instructors: Wendy Libowitz was “born to travel and forced to work.” She has maximized her frequent travels around the world by planning independent trips for her family on a minimal budget. She will be joined by Scott Greene, “Priceline and Hotwire guru.”