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Foodshed Alliance Wine & Food Festival at Alba Vineyards

Milford, NJ
Wine, food and music!
Sunday, September 28 • Bus Transportation leaving the JCC at 11:00 a.m. and returning at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Alba Vineyard and Wegmans, to benefit the Foodshed Alliance, the Garden State’s best wineries will join forces with the state’s premium wine wholesalers to pour their finest estate wines at Alba Vineyard.  The festival is the vineyard's largest charitable event with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Foodshed Alliance, an organization dedicated to integrating local food systems that nourish people, sustain farmers, respect lands and build a resilient food economy.  Only the best commercial wineries in the state who are truly producing wine from the grapes they are growing from within the Garden State are invited along with some of the most storied wineries in the world today. This year's all-star line-up includes Alba Vineyard, Cape May Winery, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Unionville and Vineyards. World renowned feature wineries include Robert Mondavi and Napa Valley.  In staying true to the Foodshed mission, the event will also feature an unparalleled line-up of some of New Jersey's most reputable chefs who will be presenting cooking demonstrations, lectures and samples. The line-up continues with local celebrity cookbook authors as well as farmers who will all be on hand in the demo tent presenting information related to locally produced food and farming in northern New Jersey. Agriculturally related vendors will be on hand as well.  Great area bands will provide live music. Come enjoy wine tastings, great food from Country Picnic and wood-fired pizza from Sanducci's Trattoria, or bring your own picnic lunch. Local agricultural-related vendors will be in attendance with food for purchase as well.
Price: $80, Member Price: $75
Reservations needed by Monday, September 15

10th Anniversary!
Annual Jewish Film Festival of Central New Jersey
Join us for great films and special celebrations!
10 Years = 10 Films (fall 2014 and spring 2015)
Tuesday, 10/21
Wednesday, 10/29
Monday, 11/3
Thursday, 11/13
Monday, 11/17

All films will be at the Digiplex Rialto Theater in Westfield
Details coming soon!
Interested in becoming a Film Festival sponsor?  Click here.

Good Reads at the JCC 2014-2015
It's always more enjoyable and fulfilling to read the same book as a friend (or group of friends!) and be able to talk about it afterwards...or better yet, hear the author speak!  Put these books on your reading list and these dates on your calendar!  More details and authors coming soon.

Learn and Lunch
The Late Starters Orchestra by Ari Goldman
Wednesday, September 17 • 11:00 a.m.
Learn only Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free
Learn and Lunch Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

5th Annual One Book/One Jewish Community
Thursday, December 11 • 7:30 p.m.
This year’s selection is The Lie by Hesh Kestin.  The Lie is a gripping, morally complex thriller about a woman torn between idealism and maternal devotion in present-day Israel.  Dahlia Barr, an attorney infamous for defending accused Palestinians in Israeli court, is jolted when her son Ari is kidnapped by Hezbollah, and she must decide whether to alter her principles in order to save her son.   Stephen King says The Lie is “a page-turner that will engage your mind and emotions in a way few novels do. The narrative is headlong, the issues have never been more current, and the characters come alive from the page.  The Lie is what great fiction is all about.”  If you have not yet read it, make it your  next book and then join us for what is sure to be an engaging and provocative discussion.  Dessert reception included.  Open to the community. 
Price: $15

Learn and Lunch
Pete Rose, An American Dilemma by Kostya Kennedy
Monday, December 15  • 11:00 a.m.
Learn only Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free
Learn and Lunch Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

Learn and Lunch
Three Minutes in Poland, Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Film by Glenn Kurtz
Monday, January 12, 2015  • 11:00 a.m.
Price: $5, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.50

Learn and Lunch
Knish, In Search of the Jewish Soul Food by Laura Silver
Wednesday, February 18, 2015  • 11:00 a.m.
Learn only Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free
Learn and Lunch Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

Lunch and Learn
Timeless, Love, Morgenthau and Me by Lucinda Franks Morgenthau
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • 11:00 a.m. 
Learn only Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free
Learn and Lunch Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

Learn and Lunch
Between the Lines, Reflections on the American Jewish Experience by Gary Rosenblatt

Monday, May 4, 2015 • 11:00 a.m.
Learn only Price: $7.25, Member Price: Free
Learn and Lunch Price: $11, Member Price: $3.75

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.  

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

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










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August 18 - 29, 2014 | 12:00 am
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