SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Jewish Community Center will honor Sylvia Rosen for her 30 years of teaching writing skills at the JCC with at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 8 at noon.
All current and former students, as well as members of the community are invited to join in the celebration, and her students are encouraged to share class memories or their work.
Over the years, Rosen, 99, has taught scores of students how to improve their writing skills through the JCC’s Creative Writing class, a part of The William & Margery Sadowsky Center for Adult Learning. She has also facilitated book discussion groups as well as developed the programming for New Horizons, a learning-in- retirement program. She recently published her own children’s book, The Happy Apple.
Rosen earned her Master of Education degree at American International College. She has been a teacher, a freelance writer and long-time columnist for the Springfield Sunday Republican.
“What an extraordinary experience it has been for me to spend time with a succession of such creative and productive writers,” Rosen said. “My message to them is this, given with love: keep writing, keep well and keep in touch. My gratitude also goes to the Springfield JCC, this superb institution, and to the men and women who make it all work. Thank you for allowing me these thirty years of pleasure and growth.“
To make a reservation for the luncheon, call (413) 739-4715. Donations may be made to the Springfield JCC to support adult education programs.
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