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Life Lessons: The William & Margery Sadowsky Center for Adult Learning offers cultural, social educational and recreational programming aimed towards adults. Whether you’re looking to develop a new skill, challenge your mind or body, explore new areas, meet new people, or just have fun, you’ll want to be a part of the Adult Life Department programming. To register for any of these programs, call the J at (413) 739-4715 or stop by the front desk.


Craig Kazin
Director, Adult Programs
(413) 739-4715

Book Club

Monday, December 5, 11:00 AM - Are you an avid reader? Do you love to curl up with a good book? Would you like to find others who want to…

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Walking Club

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM (weather permitting) - Join Bev Nadler, Travel and Special Projects Manager, for an invigorating spring walk departing from the green awning at the J. Our…

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Still Traveling: Captivating Cambodia

Mondays, December 5 - 26 (4 weeks), 2:00 - 3:15 PM - Enjoy an "armchair adventure" to Cambodia, where you will virtually explore the Cambodian traditions in food, art, crafts, and…

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Art & Antisemitism

Tuesday, December 6, 2:00 - 3:30 PM - When talking about antisemitism, people often think about the Nazi regime and contemporary antisemitism. Antisemitism, however, has been expressed in visual art since…

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Telling Your Story through Writing

Mondays, October 24 - December 19 (9 weeks), 10:00 - 11:30 AM - Do you have stories that are just waiting to be written, but you're not sure how to start?…

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The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution

Tuesdays, November 29 - December 20 (4 weeks), 4:30 - 6:30 PM - In 1783, following a long and bloody war, Britain was forced to recognize the independence of the United…

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Knitting: Session II

Tuesdays, November 22 - December 13 (4 weeks), 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - The J is excited to welcome back Mollie Plotkin! This class is for experienced knitters who…

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Parent Like It’s Your Job

Postponed (Date TBD) - Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the demands of balancing both your job and your family? Chris Zito, long-time Springfield-based radio personality and stand-up comic,…

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