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

Berg-Lieppe Senior Adult Program

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

Now Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays! Open to adults 65+. A well balanced Kosher meal is served. We will also have a social worker who will be on-site once a week through a Grotta Foundation Grant. 

May

 

 

 

Memoir Writing A Legacy with English Teacher/Writer Edie Scher

Tuesday, May 29 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Edie Scher teaches us easy ways to record some of our life experiences for our families. Enjoy some of the writings of others in the group.
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, May 30 • 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

Broadway, Operetta and Pop Songs with Ken Wasser

Thursday, May 31 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Baritone Ken Wasser has played leading roles in numerous musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, Kismet, Carousel and Oklahoma.  He is a featured vocalist with the Garden State Symphonic Band and has performed at PNC Arts Center. Sponsored by Judy Langholtz in honor of her birthday.
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 Starts 

Thursdays, May 31, June 7, 14, 21 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Learn this ancient game played by millions today.  Perfect for those who want to learn or brush up on their skills.  Pre-registration required.  
Price: $56, Member Price: $45 (4 classes)

June

Wellness Workshop with Social Worker Naomi Kreutzer, MSW, LCSW- Forgiveness

Monday, June 4 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Feeling guilty about saying “no?”  Why is it so hard for some people to”just say no?"  We’ll talk about what keeps us from doing what’s best for us. Sponsored by Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ and The Jewish Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ's Iris Teen Tzedakah Program.
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
Lyrical Brahms and Magical Mahler

Tuesday, June 5 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Discover why the violin concerto of Brahms stands out as one of the greatest concertos ever written. Witness the captivating sounds of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in preparation for the June 7 performance by the NJSO.  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

Decoupage & Drinks

Tuesday, June 5 • 7:00 p.m.
Fun, friends, snacks, drinks and decoupage!  We will be decoupaging small keepsake boxes for all your favorite treasures!  Choose a theme from magazines, postcards and wrapping papers.  Bring your own photos to personalize your one-of-a-kind work of art!
Price: $25, Member Price: $18

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

Wednesday, June 6 • 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 

 

Sing –A-Long with Mitch Radler

Thursday June 7 • 11:15 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Musician Mitch Radler will bring his guitar and lead us in our favorite songs. Song sheets will be provided.
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
PBS Documentary TBA

Monday, June 11 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Watch and discuss interesting PBS documentaries.
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 

Engaging Jewish Spiritual Music with Rebecca Teplow 

Tuesday, June 12 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
End our program year with Rebecca’s haunting as well as soothing music.  Her songs resonate on a deep emotional level and echo in one’s soul. The most profound element in the music is its intensity. Most songs are in Hebrew, but people can gain an image of what the music is about without reference to Hebrew because the words are so vividly linked to the music. Rebecca will be accompanied by a pianist. Sponsored by Royal Home Care.
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

Wednesday, June 13 • 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

Book Discussion with Librarian Debbie Abrams

Wednesday, June 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 June 14 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.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

Summer Game Night!

Wednesday, July 11 • 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Mah jongg, canasta, bridge, board games!  Bring your friends and your winning spirit as we play, socialize, wine and dine!  All levels are welcome. 
Price: $26, Member Price: $20, drinks and dinner included. 

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Series at NJPAC in Newark
Special Senior Subscriber Series

Thursdays • 1:30 p.m. • includes roundtrip luxury coach bus

Tickets can be purchased by individual show if available.
Contact Terry Campbell, NJSO Group Sales at tcampbell@njsymphony.org or 973-735-1717.

Mozart's Requiem
Xian Zhang, conductor
Thursday, March 15, 2017

Bach's Complete Brandenburgs
Eric Wyrick, leader and violin soloist
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Shaham Plays Brahms
Xian Zhang, conductor • Gil Shaham, violin
Thursday, June 7, 2018 

Berg-Lieppe Senior Adult Program Exercise Options

(Senior Social Membership required)

Social Worker

Mondays • 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Each Monday during the program season, we will have a social worker available to meet with individual seniors one-on-one or to lead group discussions on relevant topics. Sponsored by The Grotta Foundation.

Senior Exercise

Mondays - Wednesdays • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
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.)

Senior Yoga

Thursdays • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Relax and relieve stress and tension through guided stretches and breathing. All moves practiced in chairs.

Walking Club

Fridays • 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Join Vin, certified personal trainer, every Friday for a gentle stroll around the gym.  Class includes light stretches.

Cost for all Senior Adult Programs: Price: $7, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $4.25

Berg-Lieppe Senior Adult Program Membership Resources

(Senior Social Membership required)

Transportation

Round-trip, door-to-door transportation to the JCC is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for most senior residents of Union County.  This transportation is provided by the Union County Paratransit System and the JCC.  There is a small fee per trip.

Kosher Lunch

The JCC is a designated Kosher nutrition site, funded by the Union County Division on Aging.  Kosher lunches are served to seniors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Please note that we need notice at least 24 hours in advance for seniors planning to have lunch here.  Menus are published one month in advance.  This program is open to the community; The recommended cost is $4.25. 

Services & Referrals

The JCC works closely with Jewish Family Services, the Union County Paratransit System, the Union County Division on Aging and other agencies to provide a full range of services to senior participants.

Program Costs

The program cost for non-members is $7.  

 

Top