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January

Mission to Ghana with Dr. Kenneth Mirsky
Tuesday, January 27 • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
On a surgical mission to Ghana last August, Kenneth Mirsky, M.D., expected to provide anesthesia care in less-than-optimal conditions. But he was surprised to experience much more: the wedding of one of the members of his group, the ceremony in which another member became a lower-level chief of a village near the hospital and a tour of the dungeons that held thousands of Africans before they were shipped as slaves to the New World. Reservations for lunch are needed by Tuesday, January 20.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

February

It’s on the Tip of My Tongue
Monday February 2 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Aphasia is a communication disorder that usually comes after a stroke or traumatic brain injury. It can affect a person’s ability to speak, comprehend, read and/or write. Robin Straus, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Adler Aphasia Center, will educate us, share communication tips and introduce us to some members of the Adler Aphasia Center. Reservations for lunch are needed by Monday, January 26.
Price $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

Off-Broadway Singer/Dancer Randy Accardi
Wednesday, February 4 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This fun and festive program includes dancing, favorite Broadway show tunes, American songbook and jazz standards. Sponsored by Jill and Michael Gordon in honor of Myrna’s and Richard’s birthdays. Reservations for lunch are needed by Wednesday, January 28.
Price: $8, Member Price: $3.75 (includes lunch)

Lectures in Song by Fred Miller – Cole Porter
Monday, February 9 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fred performs songs and provides insight into the lives and times of some musical titans. Sponsored by The Westfield Foundation. Reservations for lunch are needed by Monday, February 2.
Price: $8, Member Price: $3.75 (includes lunch)
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Fall Prevention and Home Safety
Tuesday, February 10 • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Join Dina Leyden, Physical Therapist, and Tammy Kaplan, Certified Interior Designer, for an engaging discussion on fall prevention and home safety.  Program includes a self-assessment as to whether you are at risk for falls. Sponsored by AIP Designs. Reser­vations for lunch are needed by Tuesday, February 3. Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Laura Wetzler
Wednesday, February 11 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Back again, Laura Wetzler, listed on the Top Ten Music Charts NYC and Toronto, will perform Jewish and American favorites. The late Pete Seeger said, “Laura is one of the very best.” Sponsored by Atria Senior Living, Cranford and Susan Klein in honor of Peter Klein’s birthday. Reservations for lunch are needed by Wednesday, February 4.
Price: $8, Member Price: $3.75 (includes lunch)

From Bach to Sinatra – Preparation for March Concert Trip
Tuesday, February 17 • 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Join this high level music appreciation program with Thomas Elefant, conductor, musician and educator. Explore music through a wide repertoire. Sponsored by Elinor Goldman. Reservations are needed by Tuesday, February 10.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

Lunch and Learn – Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food with author Laura Silver
Wednesday, February 18 • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
When Laura Silver’s favorite knish shop went out of business, she embarked on a round-the-world quest for the origins and modern-day manifestations of the knish—from Mrs. Stahl’s Bakery in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn to an Italian pasta maker in New Jersey—and on to a hunt across three continents. With good humor and a hunger for history, Silver mines knish lore.  Reservations are needed by Wednesday, February 11.
Learn Only - Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free, Learn and Lunch - Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

U.S. Presidents and Their Relationship to the Jewish Community – Harry Truman
Monday, February 23 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Former Social Studies teacher Irwin Katz will examine the attitudes of our presidents as they impacted American Jewry. Reservations are needed by Wednesday, February 18. Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

University Lecture Series
The Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America with author Joseph Berger
Thursday, February 19 • 7:30 p.m.
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University Lecture Series 
Is a Two-State Solution Still Viable? What Are the Options Available After This Past Summer’s War? with Gil Kahn
Thursday, February 26 • 7:30 p.m.
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March

Scoring a Home Run: Understanding Housing Options
Monday, March 2 • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Debbie Rosenwein, a Senior Care Manager, will speak about a wide variety of housing options for aging adults.  She will also discuss how to choose an appropriate environment, how to interview and hire a home care agency and how to put together a checklist. Reservations for lunch are needed by Wednesday, February 25.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

University Lecture Series 
Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater with author Eddie Shapiro
Monday, March 2 • 7:30 p.m.
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Understanding the Importance of Medication Safety
Tuesday, March 3 • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
In this educational seminar, Laura Silverstein, Field Nurse Supervisor, will help seniors understand how proper medication management can be so important in safeguarding risks for falls and other medical complications. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. Sponsored by Caring People Home Health Care Agency. Reservations for lunch are needed by Tuesday, February 24.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch $3.75

Lectures in Song by Fred Miller – George and Ira Gershwin
Monday, March 9 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fred performs songs and provides insight into the lives and times of some musical titans. Sponsored by The Westfield Foundation. Reservations are needed by Monday, March 2.
Price: $8, Member Price: $3 (includes lunch)

Learn and Lunch –Timeless: Love, Morgenthau and Me with author Lucinda Franks Morgenthau
Wednesday, March 11 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Lucinda Franks interviewed Robert Morgenthau, and before she walked out his door, the two had fallen in love with each other. Morgenthau was one of the most prominent Jews in America, and he was twice Lucinda’s age. This memoir brings the reader on a journey through their lives filled with criminals, corporate marriage in which they shared early success, a love of crooks, the great and the rich and the famous. Reservations are needed by Wednesday, March 4.
Learn Only - Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free, Learn and Lunch - Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

University Lecture Series – Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof with author Alisa Solomon
Thursday March 12 • 7:30 p.m.
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From Bach to Sinatra – Artistry of Fischer Dieskau
Tuesday, March 17 • 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Join this high level music appreciation program with Thomas Elefant, conductor, musician and educator. Explore music through a wide repertoire. Sponsored by Elinor Goldman. Reservations are needed by Tuesday, March 10.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

U.S. Presidents and Their Relationship to the Jewish Community – JFK
Monday, March 23 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Former Social Studies teacher Irwin Katz will examine the attitudes of our presidents as they impacted American Jewry. Reservations for lunch are needed by Wednesday, March 18.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

University Lecture Series
A Broken Hallelujah: Rock n’ Roll Redemption and the Life of Leonard Cohen with author Liel Leibovitz
Sunday, March 29 • 10:30 a.m.
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April

Passover Celebration with Cantor Walton
Wednesday, April 1 • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Passover is all about traditions and our tradition is to enjoy a Passover Seder led by Cantor Walton, highlighted by beautiful cantorial music and a delicious traditional Seder lunch. Sponsored by Ashbrook Care and Rehabilitation Center. Reservations for lunch are needed by Wednesday, March 25.
Price: $11, Member Price: $8 (includes lunch)

Lectures in Song by Fred Miller – Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Monday, April 13 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fred performs songs and provides insight into the lives and times of some musical titans. Sponsored by The Westfield Foundation. Reservations for lunch are needed by Monday, April 6.
Price: $8, Member Price: $3.75 (includes lunch).

Black Tie – Entertainment with Dave Deluca
Wednesday, April 15 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dave sings to professionally recorded instrumental tracks, and his wide-ranging repertoire includes nearly 400 songs from the 1920s through the 1970s, including songs made famous by artists such as Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Sammy Davis Jr., Elton John and many more. Sponsored by Susan and Bari Rifkin in honor of their father Arthur Rifkin’s birthday.  Reservations for lunch are needed by Wednesday, April 8.
Price: $8, Member Price: $3.75 (includes lunch)

Senior/Adult Child Brunch with Broadway Singer Rita Harvey
Sunday, April 19 • 9:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This event is a wonderful time for members and their adult children to spend time together, enjoy some entertainment and learn more about our senior program. Rita Harvey, who has performed the lead role in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and been in many other Broadway shows, will provide the entertainment. Prospective members and community participants are welcome. Sponsored by The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living, Stein Assisted Living, Stein Hospice, Wilf at Home, Wilf Transport and Wilentz Senior Housing and Homewatch CareGivers. Reservations for lunch are needed by Sunday, April 12.
Price: $11, Member Price: $8 (includes brunch)

From Bach to Sinatra – Delightful Sounds of Spring
Tuesday, April 21 • 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Join this high level music appreciation program with Thomas Elefant, conductor, musician and educator. Explore music through a wide repertoire. Sponsored by Elinor Goldman. Reservations are needed by Tuesday, April 14.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

U.S. Presidents and Their Relationship to the Jewish Community – Lyndon Johnson
Monday, April 27 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Former Social Studies teacher Irwin Katz will examine the attitudes of our presidents as they impacted American Jewry. Reservations for lunch are needed by Wednesday, April 22.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

Musical Celebration
Wednesday, April 29 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a lively and fun musical morning of favorite songs. Entertainer TBA. Sponsored by the Bouer Family in honor of their mother Eleanor Bouer’s birthday. Reservations are needed by Wednesday, April 22.
Price: $8, Member Price: $3.75 (includes lunch)

May

Lunch and Learn – Between the Lines, Reflections on the American Jewish Experience with author Gary Rosenblatt
Monday, May 4 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Here for the first time is a collection of some of Gary Rosenblatt’s award-winning last two decades on a wide range of topics. As editor and publisher, Rosenblatt is often described as “the dean of Jewish journalism.” He writes of his own struggles to be both a loyal member of the community and an independent and sometimes critical voice. Reservations are needed by Wednesday, April 29.
Learn Only - Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free, Learn and Lunch - Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

History Alive – Peter Small
Monday, May 11 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand, historical impressionist Peter Small will bring alive the personality and political challenges of President Theodore Roosevelt. Includes a Q&A with Teddy Roosevelt himself! Sponsored by Janet and Tony Mayer in honor of their mother Hansy Mayer. Reservations for lunch are needed by Monday, May 4.
Price: $8, Member Price: $3.75 (includes lunch)

U.S. Presidents and Their Relationship to the Jewish Community – George H. W. Bush
Monday, May 18 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Former Social Studies teacher Irwin Katz will examine the attitudes of our presidents as they impacted American Jewry. Reservations for lunch are needed by Wednesday, May 13.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

From Bach to Sinatra – Preparation for June Concert Trip
Tuesday, May 19 • 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Join this high level music appreciation program with Thomas Elefant, conductor, musician and educator. Explore music through a wide repertoire. Sponsored by Elinor Goldman. Reservations are needed by Tuesday, May 12.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

June

U.S. Presidents and Their Relationship to the Jewish Community – Bill Clinton
Monday, June 1 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Former Social Studies teacher Irwin Katz will examine the attitudes of our presidents as they impacted American Jewry. Reservations for lunch are needed by Wednesday, May 27.
Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

Lectures in Song by Fred Miller – Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Monday, June 8 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fred performs songs and provides insight into the lives and times of some musical titans. Sponsored by The Westfield Foundation. Reservations for lunch are needed by Monday, June 1.
Price: $8, Member Price: $3.75 (includes lunch)

As Time Goes By
Monday, June 15 • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Celebrate the end of our program year with a blend of scenes, songs and sly humor in this concert reading romp. Show draws on Thornton Wilder, Neil Simon, Erma Bombeck, Nora Ephron, Pete Seeger and more. According to one review, “The show is sometimes sardonic, sometimes touching, and always entertaining...especially enjoyed by those of a certain age who completely relate.” Sponsored by Caring People and Steve Weisbart in honor of Barbara’s birthday. Reservations for lunch are needed by Monday, June 8.
Price: $11, Member Price: $8 (includes lunch)

University Lecture Series – Insight into Music with Thomas Elefant
Concert at St. Peter’s Church – Tuesday, June 2 (Click here for more information.)
The Basics – Tuesday, June 9
The Great Handel – Tuesday, June 16
The Colossal Beethoven Part II - Tuesday, June 23
Classical or Jazz? – Tuesday, June 30
Click here for details.

Classes
Beginner and Advanced Beginner Mah Jongg with Supervised Play
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Join us and learn to play mah jongg, hone your skills or just have some supervised playing time.  It’s always a fun afternoon spent with old and new friends! Price: $72, Member Price: $60

Drawing and Painting for Adults
Winter Session:  Tuesday, February 17 - April 14 (no class on March 3)
Spring Session: Tuesday, April 21 - June 9
Learn to express yourself through drawing and painting. Pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, printmaking and collage mediums will be explored. All levels are welcome. 
Price: $230, Member Price: $185 • all supplies included in cost

Social Clubs

Sixty+ Men’s Club
Thursdays once a month • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Participate in this third season of a club for retired men who are looking to spend time with other men, share a breakfast and discussion at a local diner and go on some trips and outings together. Tom Shanker is the Group Fa­cilitator. Participants pay for their own breakfast and the cost of any trips are additional.

Fitness and Wellness For Active Adults and Seniors
Group Exercise Classes

Many of these classes such as Lo-Impact Cardio Fusion, Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga and Adult swim classes, are perfect ways to help stay fit and limber!  (Senior Adult Membership required; not available with Senior Social Member.)
Click here for the latest schedule.

Senior Exercise
Mondays and Wednesdays • 10:30 - 11:15 A
Boost energy and improve balance while halting or reversing bone loss and strengthening muscles. Stretching, strength training, range-of-motion and endurance work. (Available to both Senior Adult and Senior Social Members.)
Price: $4/class, Member Price: Free

Walking Club Fridays • 10:15 – 11:00 A
Join Vin, certified personal trainer, every Friday for a gentle stroll around the gym. Class includes light stretches. Price: $4/class, Member Price: Free

Arthritis Exercise Tuesdays • 11:15 A – 12:15 P
Exercise to reduce pain and stiffness while maintaining or improving mobility, muscle strength and functional ability. Offered in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation.  Price: $4/class, Member Price: Free

Stroke and Aphasia...there's hope!
Aphasia
 is a language disorder that impairs the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading and writing.  It occurs most often from a stroke or brain injury.  This frustrating condition affects a person's ability to communicate, but does not affect his or her intellect.
Adler Aphasia Center Group of Scotch Plains is at the JCC 
This group meets at the JCC 2 Fridays a month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Participants can join this group at any time. 
For more information and to pre-register, contact Wendy Greenspan at 973-530-3981 or wgreenspan@adleraphasiacenter.org.
This FREE aphasia communication group will:
- Help you cope with the challenges of living with aphasia
- Give you the practice with speaking
- Show you alternative communication strategies
- Introduce you to others with aphasia

Learn more about our Senior Adult program!  Click here to watch our video.

All pricing is recommended amount. No one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.

 

Upcoming Events and Dates

January 27, 2015 | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
February 2, 2015 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
February 4, 2015 | 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
February 8, 2015 | 12:00 am
February 8, 2015 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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