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Adulting 101 (Young Adult Education)

Thursday, January 16, 2020 19 Tevet 5780

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Adulting 101 is a class series designed around all the stuff you need to know but aren’t sure who or how to ask. Are you buying your first house? Are you creating your first budget? Do you want to learn how to cook all your favorites on the cheap? Do you want to learn how to fix that leaky faucet without having to hire someone and break the bank? How do you know when you can fix something at your house and when it’s too big and you need a contractor? Do you know how to hire a contractor once you need one? We can help with all these questions and more!

Register below for the entire 12 session series or for individual sessions. (Temple Sinai Members: Log into your account to see member pricing.)

January 9 
Wills & Medical Directives with David Pollock

It’s the worst possible scenario that most of us don’t want to think about—if you have kids, what happens to them if you die? If you’re so sick you can’t make decisions, who would you want to make decisions for you? These are tough questions, but important ones to consider, and David Pollock can help make these tough topics easier to digest. This class is particularly designed for new parents and those setting up their first will.

January 16
Retirement Savings & Investment with Lynn Hyde

Do you have a 401K through your work? Or a pension? Should you have an IRA? Should you have a pre or post tax account? Lynn Hyde will answer all these questions and more and help demystify the world of retirement savings and investment.

January 23
Basics of Insurance with Elizabeth Collura

No one has looked at an insurance policy and commented on how approachable it is. But Elizabeth Collura can help! Elizabeth will walk us through the basics of insurance (car, renter’s, health, home) and help take the unapproachable and make it understandable.

January 30 
Resume & Cover Letter Workshop with Rebekah Malkin

Are you looking for a new job? Could your resume use a tune-up? Rebekah Malkin can help. Rebekah will walk us through the basics of creating a resume and a cover letter and then will spend time one on one with each participant workshopping their resume with them.

February 6
Time Management Strategies with Rebekah Malkin

We’re pulled in a thousand different directions, and it can be incredibly hard to keep up. But Rebekah Malkin has some easy solutions to your time management struggles. Learn how to prioritize better, organize your calendar, and make time for yourself.

February 13
Basic Home Maintenance 1: Working with Contractors with Jay Barnes

So you have to hire your first contractor, how do you know who to trust? How do you know if the price is fair? Jay Barnes can answer those questions and more. You’ll learn the ins and outs of hiring a contractor and how to know when you need one and when you can DIY.

February 20
Basic Home Maintenance 2: Electrical, Locks, & Plumbing with Jay Barnes

So your toilets leaking, the light won’t turn on, and the lock isn’t working properly? Don’t worry, you can fix it yourself with Jay Barnes’ help. Jay will show us some basic home fixes, and you’ll even get some tools to take home.

February 27
Budgeting, Student Loans, & Paying Down Debt with Lynn Hyde

Let’s face it, budgeting can be difficult. And with student loans and debts to pay, it can be hard to keep track of all your expenses. But Lynn Hyde can help give you some tips and tricks to take control of your budget.

March 5
Basics of Sewing with Rebekah Malkin

The button falls off your favorite coat, there’s a rip in your sweater, or maybe the zipper comes off the track on your jacket. We’ve all been there. Rebekah will teach you some easy fixes to help you repair and keep all your favorite duds. You’ll even walk away with your own sewing kit!

March 12
Cooking on a Budget with Drew Barkley

Have you ever looked in your fridge and said, “What the heck can I do with that?” Drew Barkley will show you some easy recipes for the discerning foodie on a budget. So next time you look in your fridge, you’ll say, “I know exactly what to do with that!” And you even get to enjoy your tasty creations.​​​​​​​

March 19
Fire Safety & Prevention

Do you have a fire extinguisher in your house? Do you know how to use it? How often do you check your smoke alarms and carbon-monoxide alarms? What do you do for a grease fire vs. a regular fire? The Pittsburgh Fire Department will help us learn the ins and outs of fire safety and prevention.

March 26
Buying or Renting a House/Apartment with Jan Barkley

So you’re ready to buy your first house, and you don’t know where to start. Jan Barkley will show you where to begin and walk you through the process. Or maybe you’re not ready for a big purchase just yet. Jan can help you with the ins and outs of rentals so you can find the perfect home. ​​​​​​​

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