1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Ph: 908-889-8800

Please note that on Saturday, December 16, the gymnasium will have limited availability due to other programs scheduled.  Please check with our member services desk at 908-889-8800 if you are looking for open gym time.  Thank you! 

Classes and Lectures

Watercolors, Collages and Clay with Barri Rifkin

Monday, December 11 • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Work with different media in a relaxed atmosphere. All levels welcome.  Sponsored by The John H. Van Winkle Foundation.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

NEW! PBS Broadcast Discussion with retired Social Studies teacher Tom Shanker
The Genius of Marian

Monday, December 11 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
View and discuss the broadcasts.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation with Thomas Elefant
Holiday Spirit Concert

Tuesday, December 12 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Sponsored by Elinor Goldman in memory of her late husband Leonard Goldman.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Book Discussion with Librarian Debbie Abrams

Wednesday, December 13 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Debbie will highlight selected books on the bestseller lists and other good choices and share reviews.  Participants can also recommend good books that they are currently reading.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Cultural Events and Controversies

Thursday, December 14 • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Award-winning history teacher Robert Galante Jr. takes us beyond current headlines to explore fundamental American principles under the constitution: freedom, justice and equality.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation with Thomas Elefant
Celebrate the New Year with Pops Music

Tuesday, January 2 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Cheerful and bubbly pops music! Sponsored by Elinor Goldman in memory of her late husband Leonard Goldman.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Reading and Discussion of Short Stories and Essays, Newspaper Articles and Poetry

Wednesday, January 3 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English professor Barbara Buettner shares written pieces followed by lively discussions.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Mosaics and Mixed Media Jewelry with Lesley Vogel

Wednesdays • January 10, 24, February 28, March 7, 14, 21 • 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Work on substantial projects which span several weeks.  Selected projects will be entered in Union County Art Show.  All levels welcome. Not appropriate for a single class.  Sponsored by The John H. Van Winkle Foundation. 
Price: $10/class, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

NEW! PBS Broadcast Discussion with retired Social Studies teacher Tom Shanker
American Promise

Monday, January 10 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
View and discuss the broadcasts.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Canasta for Beginners and Advanced Beginners

Tuesdays, • January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Join us for this JCC favorite.  Canasta is easy to learn and challenging!  Great way to socialize with friends.  
Price: $14/class, Member Price: $10/class • all supplies included • pre-registration required
Click here to register.  Search Canasta

Drawing and Painting for Adults with Debbie Livingston

Thursdays • January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 8, 15, 22 (make-up if necessary March 29) • 9:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Learn to express yourself through drawing and painting. Pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, printmaking and collage media will be explored. All levels are welcome.  We recommend you “dress for mess” in these classes!
Price: $235, Member Price: $190 • all supplies & light snacks included 
Click here to register.  Search Drawing 

Is It Art? with Cultural Historian Barbara Tomlinson
Maurice Sendak: Creator of Visual Poetry

Thursday, January 25 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Maurice Sendak is known for his popular children's books such as Where the Wild Things Are.  Is such work real art?  Come see the pictures, read the text and decide for yourself.  Sponsored by The Westfield Foundation.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Reading and Discussion of Short Stories and Essays, Newspaper Articles and Poetry

Wednesday, January 31 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English professor Barbara Buettner shares written pieces followed by lively discussions.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation with Thomas Elefant
Love Duets

Tuesday, February 6 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, listen to and learn about some of the most beautiful love duets! Sponsored by Elinor Goldman in memory of her late husband Leonard Goldman.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Mah Jongg for Beginners and Advanced Beginners

Thursdays • February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Learn this ancient game played by millions in today’s world. Perfect for those who want to learn or brush up on their skills. This is a great opportunity to exercise your mind, socialize with friends and meet new ones!
Price: $70, Member Price: $50 (5 sessions)
Click here to register. Search Mah Jongg

Reading and Discussion of Short Stories and Essays, Newspaper Articles and Poetry

Wednesday, February 21 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English professor Barbara Buettner shares written pieces followed by lively discussions.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Is It Art? with Cultural Historian Barbara Tomlinson
Saul Steinberg: Along the Lines

Thursday, February 22 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
No artist of post World War II observed, recorded and commented on the diversity and visual culture of Americans as did Saul Steinberg in The New Yorker.  Is this real art?  Sponsored by The Union County HEART Grant.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation with Thomas Elefant
Mozarts Requiem: Preparation for the NJSO March 15 Performance

Tuesday, March 6 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Obtain a genuine appreciation of this hauntingly beautiful unique work.  Click here for details about the trip to the NJSO concert.  Sponsored by Elinor Goldman in memory of her late husband Leonard Goldman.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Reading and Discussion of Short Stories and Essays, Newspaper Articles and Poetry

Wednesday, March 7 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English professor Barbara Buettner shares written pieces followed by lively discussions.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Reading and Discussion of Short Stories and Essays, Newspaper Articles and Poetry

Wednesday, March 21 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English professor Barbara Buettner shares written pieces followed by lively discussions.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Is It Art? with Cultural Historian Barbara Tomlinson
Carpet as Art

Thursday, March 22 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Contemporary artist Faig Ahmed is making carpets intended to embody ideas and issues relevant for today's world.  You have to see it to believe it!  Sponsored by The Union County HEART Grant.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

JCC Jamz

We're getting the band together!  If you're an adult musician who wants to play more and jam with others, come hang out at the J and meet fellow musicians.  We’ll help musicians with like musical styles and interests form bands, and we will provide the days, times and space for practices.  You take it from there!  All bands will get to perform at a community concert at the J on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the JCC.   For questions or to register, contact Randi Zucker at 908-889-8800 x253 or rzucker@jccnj.org.

 

 

 


 

 

 



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