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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. 

Kids' Mega Challah Bake for children ages 3-12

Tuesday, November 8 • 4:00 p.m.
Child must be accompanied by an adult.  RSVP by November 2; space is limited.
A project of Chabad of Union County; hosted by the JCC.
Price: $10/child
Click here to RSVP

Give One/Get One Pie Bake

Monday, November 21 • 7:00 p.m.
Help your community during the Thanksgiving season.  Join us at the JCC to bake pies - one to take home and one to donate. 
Price: $12

FREE Hanukkah Shabbat Dinner

Friday, December 16 • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Early Childhood and Camp Yachad Chaverim and Yeladim families!  Celebrate Shabbat with us Camp Yachad style.  Good food, good friends and good music!

Celebrate Hanukkah with Oneg Shemesh

Wednesday, December 21 • 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Gifted vocalist, lyricist and musician Oneg Shemesh represents a fresh and innovative sound in Jewish music. His engaging and interactive style is sure to invigorate your soul and your feet. Sponsored by Homewatch CareGivers .
Price: $12, Member Price: $8 • lunch is included (Please note that lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m., and the program will start at 12:15 p.m.)

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 are thrilled to announce that the first bus on our “Journey from Darkness to Light” trip to Poland and Israel, scheduled for April 22 – May 2, 2017 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.

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. 

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

Learn more about The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life family events

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