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

Due to a necessary power shut-down by PSE&G, the JCC will need to close at 4:45 pm on Friday, January 19.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Jewish Living

As a Jewish Community Center, we are committed to affirming and strengthening Jewish values and fostering an appreciation of our heritage and identity.  We strive to make the JCC a dymanic center for Jewish life. 


Celebrate this special milestone through film, talks, classes and more!

FREE!  Cafe Israel with Michael Levi, community shaliach (emissary from Israel)

Coffee, Conversation and Hot Topics from Israel by Decade

The '60s - The Integration of Mizrahi Jews in Israel
Thursday, January 18 • 9:30 a.m.

The '70s - Bus Line 300
Thursday, February 15 • 9:30 a.m.

The '80s - Tikvah - the Month of Hope
Thursday, March 8 • 9:30 a.m.
We will discuss the story of Alice Miller who was one of the most influential pioneers to bring equality and hope for women serving in the Israeli army.

More About Israel with Michael Levi

Tu B'Shevat (New Year for Trees) Seder
Thursday, January 18 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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

A Taste of Israeli Society: Current Israeli Hot Topics and the Politics Behind Them
Thursday, February 15 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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

Hatikva (The Hope): Explore the Importance, Roots and Perceptions of the Israeli National Anthem
Thursday, March 8 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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

Michael Levi is serving as a shaliach (emissary from Israel) to the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, Union for Reform Judaism, Camp Harlam and JAFI (Jewish Agency for Israel). This y ear will be Michael's second year serving as a shaliach, bringing Israel to the Reform community of Greater MetroWest as well as to other synagogues and the JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains.  He is from a small village in northern Israel, near Haifa, called Gilon.  He has four siblings and two lovely parents.  His mother is a manager at a car leasing company and his father is a third-generation upholsterer.  Michael is looking forward to meeting people at the JCC, building new relationships and strengthening old ones.  He would also like to share the Israel he knows and loves - the fun, warm and beautiful Israel which is about nature, cultures, unity, love and the homeland of all Jewish people.

FREE! Krav Maga Workshop for 6th-9th Graders

Sunday, January 28 • 3:00 pm
Open to the community
Learn the basics of Krav Maga, an Israeli martial arts/military self-defense technique that was developed for the Israel Defense Forces.
RSVP to Michael Levi at michaellevi@jfedgmw.org

FREE! Live and Learn
An evening of Jewish Exploration, Inspiration, and Celebration

Saturday, February 10 • 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Join members of the community for an incredible, one-of-a-kind evening to inspire you, where more than 20 Jewish topics will be presented in a personal and relevant way. Our evening features local clergy and educators who will engage you in Jewish learning on a variety current issues – some humorous, some serious, all meaningful. And all are served just for you, along with a selection of wine, a musical Havdalah celebration, and scrumptious desserts!
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. 
$8 per adult (age 21+) includes admission to program, wine, dessert, and a great evening of Jewish community. Please RSVP by January 31.  Price will increase to $18 on February 1.
Click here for details and to register

FREE! Watch an Episode of Arab Labor, the Hottest Sitcom/TV Series in Israel

Wednesday, February 21 • 12:00 p.m.
Let's watch and discuss an episode of Arab Labor, the hottest sitcom/television series in Israel.  Arab Labor is about Amjad who is an Arab-Israeli journalist whose problems with cultural identity drive him and all around him crazy!
RSVP to Randi Zucker at 908-889-8800 x253 or rzucker@jccnj.org

FREE! Conversation with Internationally-Acclaimed Israeli Author Etgar Keret

Tuesday, February 27 • 7:30 p.m.
We are thrilled to invite you to hear internationally-acclaimed Israeli writer Etgar Keret, known for his short stories, graphic novels and scriptwriting for film and television. Keret was awarded The Charles Bronfman Prize, recognizing his work as inspiring Jewish values and having global impact. He will share his creative process, his inspirations and his reflections on the current State of Israel.  Includes Q&A, book signing and light refreshments.
FREE and open to the community.
Click here to register by Thursday, February 22 or email rzucker@jccnj.org.
This program is in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, Temple Emanu-El of Westfield,  Congregation Beth Israel, Temple Sholom and Temple Beth Ahm of Springfield. 

Jews of the Diaspora Then and Now

Former Social Studies teacher Irwin Katz will take us on a trip around the world to visit fellow Jews.  Explore their roots and how they have maintained their identity.

Monday, January 29 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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

Monday, March 26 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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 Maccabi and Junior Maccabi Games

Click here for more information about the JCC of Central NJ Delegation
Click here for the JCC Maccabi Games website

Our Jewish Partners 

Click here for The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ

Click here for The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life

Other Jewish Programming

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