The Fall 2023 session is coming in September!
Registration is Open Now.

Our program brings together people who now have the time and the freedom to take classes for fun and who enjoy the real pleasure of continuing to learn.

The curriculum is patterned after successful national programs designed to meet the educational interests of the retired community.


Welcome to the Fall 2023 Session of The Learning Collaborative

We are delighted and pleased to welcome you back to The Learning Collaborative as we launch our 33rd semester!”

We have determined by polling that you, the students, and our instructors are split on the question of holding onsite or Zoom courses. So we’re trying to accommodate both sides. For the fall, we are offering onsite and Zoom courses so that all our students and teachers can satisfy their preferences. (You can select both onsite and Zoom if you so choose.)

In order to maximize your number of choices, we are again offering, as we did for our successful summer program, classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. This will be for both session 1 and session 2 of the semester.

Both sessions will offer simultaneous onsite and Zoom courses on Tuesdays. On Mondays all courses will be by Zoom.  Thursdays, session 1 will be by Zoom and session 2 will be onsite. (All options will be thoroughly spelled out later in the catalog.) This spreading out of our courses allows us to present twenty-four options for you (though, because on Tuesday the Zoom and onsite courses are simultaneous, you can select up to eighteen courses.)

There is a minimum of two courses for signup. However, if you sign up for five courses (which some people do), you will get a pass to all classes, except for a few that might have to be cancelled or postponed, and you can attend up to the maximum of eighteen.  What a nice way to make the fall something to remember!

We try to hold all the classes of a course on consecutive weeks.  But due to two holidays observed at NCJC and the holiday of Thanksgiving, there are some courses where a week is skipped and added to the end.  Again, this is spelled out below.

Note that Robin Brancato’s film course, always a popular choice, will be given twice. The second group will meet later in the afternoon than usual, from 3:30-4:45.

Phyllis Citrin’s course will start one week late. Tom DeStefano’s course will skip the third week. In order to have the full 450 minutes per course, each of the other five dates, for both Phyllis and Tom, will run 90 minutes (instead of 75.)

Onsite classrooms will be well ventilated. Masks are optional. There will be lunch space onsite but the details have not been worked out yet.

We believe that we are presenting a wonderful selection of courses for your learning and pleasure and we do hope to see you, whether in person, by Zoom, or by a combination of both.

Best regards,

Marty Cohen, Catalog Editor


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The Learning Collaborative is a proud partner of New City Jewish Center. Please check out their website for additional programming opportunities.