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

Classes and Lectures

Mah Jongg for Beginners and Advanced Beginners

Thursdays • September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
This is the perfect way to learn this ancient game.  Our experienced instructor will provide instruction to beginners and advanced beginners, answer questions, offer suggestions, give advice and form groups as needed. Supplies for beginner players will be provided. All levels, groups and individuals are welcome. Pre-registration for the entire session required.
Price: $70, Member Price: $50 (5 classes) 

Drawing and Painting for Adults with Debbie Livingston

Thursdays • September 13, 20, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 • 9:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Try this JCC favorite!  It’s a fun, social way to express yourself through drawing and painting.  All levels welcome. Pre-registration required.
Price: $235, Member Price: $190, all supplies and light snacks included      

Canasta for Beginners

Tuesdays • September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays • September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 • 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Another JCC favorite! For those of you who have never played, canasta is easy-to-learn, but challenging.  It’s a great way to socialize with friends too!  Pre-registration for the entire session required.
Price: $84, Member Price: $60 (6 classes)

 

Mindfulness in Everyday Living with Steve Stern, Cantor and Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth O'r Beth Torah of Clark

Wednesdays • October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7 • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Considerable research has shown how mindfulness techniques can contribute to greater calmness, enhance mental clarity and concentration and help deal with stress.  These sessions will introduce mindfulness from both traditional Jewish and Eastern perspectives. Steve Stern has studied and been on retreat with some iconic figures in mindfulness meditation.  He serves as Cantor and Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth O’r Beth Torah of Clark.
Program is free. Advance registration online or by emailing rzucker@jccnj.org 

Cooking @ the J

Tuesday, October 16 • 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.Learn from our very own chef, Adam Schwartz, of Schwartzie’s Kitchen, how to create a delicious dinner in puff pastry with healthy and unique side salads.  Sure to be a fun, hands-on cooking experience that will give you new recipe ideas!  Space is very limited. Registration is required by October 9. 
Price: $65, Member Price: $55

Newark Museum Speakers Bureau 
Highlights of the Newark Museum

Wednesday, October 17 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get a taste of all the museum has to offer.  Discover the sacred and everyday objects of African art, Asian treasures including a consecrated Tibetan altar and ancient classical artifacts. Let art transport you through more than 200 years of history in Picturing America.  See science made exciting through interactive displays and vivid exhibits in the Dynamic Earth gallery and the state of the art Dreyfuss Planetarium. Sponsored by The Westfield Foundation.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Cultural Events and Controversies with Robert Galante

Thursday, October 18 • 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: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Memoir Writing a Legacy with English Teacher and Writer, Edie Scher

Monday, October 22 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Edie will teach easy ways to write some of your life experiences for your family.  Work is shared and assignments are given at each session.  
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

What You Need to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment Period with Elyse Drucker 

Tuesday, October 23 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
What are the new options for Medicare Advantage Plans? What are the new options for prescription drug coverage? What changes have been made to existing plans?  Is your coverage still the best option for you in 2019? Please e-mail or call Alison Rivlin at arivlin@jccnj.org or 908-889-8800 x260 by Friday, October 12 if you would like individual time reserved for you after this session. Bring a list of all your prescriptions.  Sponsored by SHIP of Union County. SHIP is sponsored by the NJ Dept of Health and Senior Services with major funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, 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, Essays, Newspaper Articles, Poetry, and More with Barbara Buettner

Wednesday, October 24 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English College Professor, Barbara Buettner, shares interesting pieces followed by lively discussions.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

 

1968: the Year That Shook Our History with Professor Jess Velona - Part Two

Monday, November 5 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Unprecedented military defeat in Vietnam, a toppled president, charismatic leaders assassinated, the worst riots in U.S. history – all that, and 1968 wasn’t half over. In this two-part lecture, Jess leads us through the most tumultuous year in recent history, which alternated passionate hopes and searing tragedies on an almost daily basis.  Jess  has practiced law for more than 25 years, is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School and has a master's degree in history from NYU.  As a onetime candidate for public office in Manhattan, surrogate campaign speaker for Bill Clinton and an aide who drafted speeches for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Jess loves sharing his fond appreciation of the most inspiring and dramatic moments in political history. Sponsored by the Irwin Katz Memorial Fund.  
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, 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, November 7 • 10:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • lunch break 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Work on substantial projects over the course of several weeks. Selected projects will be entered in Union County Art Show. No prior experience required. Not appropriate for a single class. (Full schedule is September 12, October 3, November 7 and December 12.)  Sponsored by the John H. Van Winkle Foundation. 
Price: $25/class, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, 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, Essays, Newspaper Articles, Poetry, and More with Barbara Buettner

Wednesday, November 7 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English College Professor, Barbara Buettner, shares interesting pieces followed by lively discussions.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Cultural Events and Controversies with Robert Galante

Thursday, November 8 • 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: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Fresh, Fabulous and Inspiring Flowers with Floral Designer Lisa Mohn of Apple Blossom Flower Shop in Scotch Plains

Monday, November 12 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   
Learn about how to care for and maintain your flowers.  Get tips for creating pretty arrangements and be introduced to different flowers.  Sponsored by the Richard Gordon Memorial Fund.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Canasta for Advanced Beginners

Mondays • November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10 • 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
These sessions include instruction, strategy, tips and variations for the returning or experienced player.  Groups and individuals of all levels are welcome. Pre-registration for the entire session required.
Price: $70, Member Price: $50 (5 classes)

NEW! Drama Series with Professor Hannah Fujiki DeVorkin 
McCarthyism and Theatre: Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Tuesday, November 13 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
What inspired Arthur Miller to write his famous play about the Salem Witch trials and how was the play received at the time?  This informative talk will provide insight into one of America's most famous and popular plays. Sponsored by The Westfield Foundation.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

POV Documentary with Tom Shanker 

Monday, November 15 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
View a selected stimulating documentary with retired social studies teacher Tom and participate in a discussion of the film. 
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Newark Museum Speakers Bureau
Arts of Asia

Monday, November 19 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The Arts of Asia presents an overview of some of the most beautiful and significant objects of Asian art in the museum. Through these examples, the talk will discuss the religions and cultures of India, Tibet and China and their influence upon Japan, Korea, Mongolia and Southeast Asia.  The arts of porcelain and pottery, textiles and other decorative arts are represented as well as paintings and magnificent works of sculpture.  Sponsored by the Westfield Foundation.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org  

Book Updates with Librarian Debbie Abrams

Wednesday, November 21 • 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 are encouraged to recommend good books that they are currently reading.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Memoir Writing a Legacy with English Teacher and Writer, Edie Scher

Monday, November 26 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Edie will teach easy ways to write some of your life experiences for your family.  Work is shared and assignments are given at each session.  
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, 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, Essays, Newspaper Articles, Poetry, and More with Barbara Buettner

Wednesday, November 28 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English College Professor, Barbara Buettner, shares interesting pieces followed by lively discussions.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Visit Paris: The City of Lights with Paul White

Monday, December 3 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
Take a flight to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport and attend the Chanel couture show at the Grand Palais. Then take a stroll along the Champs Elysees and the Seine to the Musée D’Orsay and enjoy one of the great impressionist art collections. Join us for a couple of other stops in the City of Light.  Sponsored by the Richard Gordon Memorial Fund.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, 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, December 12 • 10:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • lunch break 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Work on substantial projects over the course of several weeks. Selected projects will be entered in Union County Art Show. No prior experience required. Not appropriate for a single class. (Full schedule is September 12, October 3, November 7 and December 12.)  Sponsored by the John H. Van Winkle Foundation. 
Price: $25/class, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, 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, Essays, Newspaper Articles, Poetry, and More with Barbara Buettner

Wednesday, December 12 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English College Professor, Barbara Buettner, shares interesting pieces followed by lively discussions.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Cultural Events and Controversies with Robert Galante

Thursday, December 13 • 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: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Medications: The Things They Don’t Tell You with Pharmacist Brian Pinto of Tiffany Pharmacy in Westfield 

Monday, May 6 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Brian will review how the side effects of some medicines can actually bring on more problems.  Brian is the owner of Tiffany Natural Pharmacy in Westfield. His specialties include special medicine compounding, diabetes education, orthopedic shoe and compression stocking fitting and natural and homeopathic medications.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



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