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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. 

2016 Supermarket Sweep

Thursday, July 14
Co-Chairs: Elyse Deutsch and Janice Weinberg
Federation’s Center for Volunteerism is joining forces with ShopRite in Clark, NJ and Camp Yachad from the JCC of Central NJ to help end hunger in New Jersey. Help those in need in our community.  
Be part of this mitzvah project to restock the kosher food pantry and assist clients of Jewish Family Service of Central NJ. You can donate as much or as little food as you choose.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Shop at the Clark ShopRite at 76 Central Avenue
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. – Help unload, sort, and stock at the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ Food Pantry, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. – Family Shopping Session!  Bring your families to the Clark ShopRite (76 Central Avenue) for this special family shopping session in partnership with Camp Yachad (JCC of Central NJ).

Requested Item Shopping List
Most Needed Items

Tuna Fish (5 oz)
Peanut Butter
Dry/Evaporated Milk
Canned Soup

Suggested Items

Tuna Fish (5 oz)
Canned Soup
Canned Vegetables – all varieties
Canned Fruit (not in syrup please) or applesauce
Canned Beans
Boxed Pasta
Marinara/Tomato Sauce
Instant Rice/Potatoes
Cereal (no high sugar cereals please)
Peanut Butter
Crackers (Saltines/Graham/Wheat Thins)
Dry/Evaporated Milk
Tea Bags or Instant Coffee
Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise
Cooking Oil
Cleaning Products
(must include kashrut symbols)

Questions?  Contact Randi Zucker at 908-889-8800 x253 or rzucker@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

The JCC Poland Israel Experience
A Journey from Darkness to Light

We can’t change our past, but together we can shape our future. Join the JCC of Central NJ for an extraordinary journey from Poland to Israel. Together we will march in the faded footprints of our ancestors, and trace the path that took the Jewish people out of one of our darkest chapters in history (the Holocaust) to one of the brightest (the birth of the State of Israel).

Our journey from darkness to light will begin in Poland. We will explore the richness of Jewish life that existed in Krakow, Lublin, and Warsaw at the start of the 20th century. We will take a walking tour through the Warsaw Ghetto and other Jewish quarters, and visit the hallowed grounds of Treblinka, Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau. We will strive to discover the remnants – and in some cases, the revival – of Jewish life through visits to the new Museum and to a Polish JCC that is inspiring connections for a new generation of young Jewish adults.

Coming out of Poland, we will travel together to Jerusalem as we make aliyah to Israel. With heavy hearts and a new appreciation for all that was lost from our history, we will arrive in time to experience the solemnity of Israel’s Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron), and share that quiet moment with Israel. Then, just as quickly and with a renewed spirit and lightness that comes from seeing modern Jewish life in Israel, we will experience the jubilation of their Independence Day (Yom Haatzmaut) alongside American soldiers in the Israeli army.

On this journey, we will learn, share stories, gain understanding, mourn together, celebrate together, and become inspired.

Join us as we learn from yesterday to build a better tomorrow.

For more information, contact Sharon Rockman at jccpolandisrael2017@gmail.com or by cell phone at 908-347-7785.

A Journey from Darkness to Light is now full.
While we have reached capacity for one bus, we are currently taking names for a wait list. There is a possibility that some spots may open up OR if there is great interest, we would consider adding a second bus to the trip.

Please click here to register for the wait list. No deposit will be charged until space becomes available for the trip.

Our Jewish Partners 

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Other Jewish Programming

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