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Activities and Classes

For programs with course #s, register using the login/register button on the bottom right.  

For programs without course #s, RSVP to Simone Klein at 908-889-8800 x214 or sklein@jccnj.org.

Coming this fall...
From Bach to Sinatra
Tuesday, September 9 • 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.  – The Gypsy Music of Hungary
Tuesday, October 21  • 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. - St. Peter's Pre-Concert Lecture (click here for information about St. Peter’s Church concert)
Tuesday, November 18  • 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. – Divine Melodies
Tuesday, December 16  • 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. – The Beloved Swan Lake Suite
Join this high level music appreciation program with Thomas Elefant, conduc­tor, musician and educator. Explore music through a wide repertoire. Sponsored by Elinor and Leonard Goldman.  Reservations for lunch are needed the Wednesday before each program. Price: $4/session, Member Price: Free, lunch is an additional $3.75

Learn and Lunch
The Late Starters Orchestra with author Ari Goldman

Wednesday, September 17 • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Learn only Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free
Learn and Lunch Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

In the Sands of Sinai: A Physician’s Account of the Yom Kippur War with author Itzhak Brook, MD
Tuesday, September 30 • 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Brook will discuss his transformation from a civilian to a wartime doctor in 1973. He will share his own doubt and misgivings of being a physician facing the daily struggle of survival. Expecting to heal his soldier’s physical combat wounds, he finds he must address his soldier’s psychological battlefield trauma instead. He will share his perspective of a war that shaped his own life and his nation’s fragile identity.

High Holiday Program and Lunch
Tuesday , September 23 • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Celebrate the High Holidays surround­ed by the warmth of community. Cantor Walton will chant beautiful cantori­al music from the High Holiday liturgy followed by a holiday lunch.  Reservations are needed by Wednesday, September 17. Price: $11, Member Price: $8 • cost includes lunch

United States Presidents and their relationships to the Jewish Community with Irwin Katz
Monday September 29 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Abraham Lincoln
Monday October 27 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Woodrow Wilson
Monday November 24 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Herbert Hoover
Monday Dec. 8 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Former Social Studies teacher Irwin Katz will present an overview of several presidents of the United States and their relationship to the Jewish community. We will examine the positive and negative attitudes of our presidents as it impacted American Jewry.  Reservations for lunch are needed the Wednesday before each program. Price: $4/session, Member Price: $2/ses­sion, lunch is an additional $3.75

Louis Armstrong presented by Ricky Riccardi and Brendan Castner
Wednesday, October 8 • 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In the morning, Ricky Riccardi, an expert on the life and works of Louis Armstrong, will bring Armstrong alive through rare video footage and stories. Following an early lunch, Ricky and Brendan Castner will perform a one-hour tribute to this musical legend. Sponsored by Ruth Milgram in honor of her birthday. Reservations are needed by Wednesday, October 1. Price: $11, Member Price: $8 • cost includes lunch

Tribute to Broadway by Vocalist Dan Yates
Wednesday, November 19 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a mixture of Broadway standards and a few classical favorites. Program includes background information about the music and writers. Composers include Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more.  Sponsored by Provident Home Care.  Reservations are needed by Wednesday, November 12. Price: $11, Member Price: $8 • cost includes Thanksgiving lunch

Learn and Lunch
Pete Rose, An American Dilemma with author Kostya Kennedy

Monday, December 15
Learn only Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free
Learn and Lunch Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

Singer, Guitarist and Songwriter Liable Ben Moshe
Wednesday, December 17 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Celebrate Hanukah with a Jewish folk singer who combines his love for music with his love for Judaism. This is sure to be a festive and fun way to kick off the holiday season. Followed by a special Hanukah lunch with latkes and doughnuts. Sponsored by Ashbrook Care and Rehab Center.  Reservations needed by Wednesday, December 10. Price: $11, Member Price: $8 • cost includes Hanukah lunch

Learn and Lunch

Three Minutes in Poland, Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film with author Glenn Kurtz
Monday, January 12, 2015 
Learn only Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free
Learn and Lunch Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

Beginner and Advanced Beginner Mah Jongg with Supervised Play
Tuesday, September 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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

The Studio for Art & Soul at the J - Drawing and Painting for Adults
Our Studio for Art & Soul is a place to stretch your imagination, express your creativity and learn about art in the comfortable setting of the J.
Tuesday, September 30, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 11, 18, 25
#25045-01 • 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.
#25045-02 • 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
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

Bridge - Supervised Play with Instructor Gil Hollander
Thursday, October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20,December 4 • 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Bid, play, and critique hands which have been prepared in advance and designed to help you improve your bidding and playing.  Price: $72, Member Price: $60

Social Clubs
JCC Book Group
Open to everyone.  Book group meetings are once a month on Mondays. 
Upcoming meetings:
Monday, September 15 • 7:30 p.m. - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Monday, October 20 • 7:30 p.m. - Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Monday, November 17 • 7:30 p.m.  

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

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 price.


Upcoming Events and Dates

September 23, 2014 | 4:30 pm
September 24, 2014 | 3:00 pm
September 25 - 26, 2014 | 12:00 am
September 28, 2014 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
September 28, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
October 1, 2014 | 7:30 pm
October 3, 2014 | 3:00 pm
October 5, 2014 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


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