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Berg-Lieppe Senior Adult Program

Learn more about our Berg-Lieppe Senior Adult program!  Click here to watch our video.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays! Open to all adults. A well balanced Kosher meal is served.       

INTRODUCING Sparking the Mind Series
Tuesdays at the J

Fact vs. Fiction in Historical Musicals with Professor John Kenrick

Explore the often surprising way that beloved stage and screen musicals have radically reshaped stories based on real life events.  
Price: $8/class, Subscription Price: $28, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

The Sound of Music
Tuesday, September 10 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Heart (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Funny Girl
Tuesday, September 24 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Yankee Doodle Dandy
Tuesday, October 15 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

The Jolson Story
Tuesday, October 22 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

John Kenrick, professor at New York University, Steinhardt School and the New School University, created Musicals 101.com.  He combines a passion for entertainment history with a practical know-how earned while working on both amateur and Broadway stage productions including Pulitzer Prize winning Rent and the revival of Grease.  His goal is to make show business history as entertaining and exciting for others as it is for him.

From Bach to Sinatra with Thomas Elefant

Music appreciation covering a wide variety of topics and musical genres.  
Price: $8/class, Subscription Price: $36, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Understanding Music
Tuesday, October 29 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Discussion and demonstration of musical elements including rhythm, meter, tone, color and orchestral instruments.  We will listen to Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra to bring it all together. 

Dance in Music - Part I
Tuesday, November 5 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Discover the strong influence of dance on music spanning the ages through jazz.  Gain an insight into the connection between the different meters and the human need to experience art through motion and music.

Dance in Music - Part II
Tuesday, November 12 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
We will continue our discussion on the strong influence of dance on music spanning the ages through jazz.

Music of Epic Classical Dramas - Part I
Tuesday, November 19 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Learn how music beautifully depicts specific characters and events in dramas by Shakespeare, Goethe and Ibsen.

Music of Epic Classical Dramas - Part II
Tuesday, November 26 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
We will continue our discussion on how music beautifully depicts specific characters and events.

Thomas Elefant, accomplished conductor, musician and university lecturer, founded the Handel Festival Orchestra in 2009.  He served as the musical director of the Intergenerational Symphony in Israel, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Indiana and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra in Montana.  He holds a Masters in Conducting from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music Education from New York University. 

September

Robert Moses and the 1934 and 1964 World's Fairs with Paul White

Thursday, September 5 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Have some fun and take a nostalgic trip back to your younger days when you and your family attended these two World's Fairs.  At the same time, learn about Robert Moses and how he contributed to these two events, but in the course of his career would tear the hearts out of scores of neighborhoods.  Sponsored by the Richard Gordon Memorial Fund. 
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Hand Therapy for Arthritis with Susan Rele

Monday, September 9 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Join us for an interactive workshop on causes and therapy for hand and wrist pain.  Learn how to gradually increase tolerated activity and reduce your risk of chronic pain.  Sponsored by AmeriCare Physical Therapy.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Man of 1,000 Voices with Julian Fortune

Wednesday, September 11 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Julian will thoroughly entertain you with his vast range of vocal impressions.  From Sinatra and The Beach Boys to Barry White and Willie Nelson, Julian captures the essence of any singer.  He brings energy and enthusiasm to every performance, inspiring all who hear him to tap their feet and sing along!  Sponsored by the Mazursky family in honor of Shirley Mazursky's milestone birthday. 
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org  

Clips from Flicks with Bob Rivlin - Everybody Thinks They Can Dance

Some Strange and Unusual Dancers
Thursday, September 12 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

How Can My Podiatrist Help Me? with Dr. Michael Kaminsky

Monday, September 16 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
As we age, taking care of our feet becomes more and more important.  Dr. Kaminsky will discuss common foot and ankle ailments and treatments.  His focus will be on balance and fall prevention.  Q&A included.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Conan Doyle for the Defense with author Margaret Fox

Tuesday, September 17 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
This is the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice and the world’s most famous detective writer.  Just before Christmas 1908, Marion Gilchrist, a wealthy 82-year-old spinster, was found bludgeoned to death in her Glasgow home. A valuable diamond brooch was missing, and police soon fastened on a suspect - Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant who was rumored to have a disreputable character. Slater had an alibi, but was nonetheless convicted and sentenced to death, later commuted to life imprisonment in the notorious Peterhead Prison. Seventeen years later, a convict called William Gordon was released from Peterhead. Concealed in a false tooth was a message, addressed to the only man Slater thought could help him - Arthur Conan Doyle. Always a champion of the downtrodden, Conan Doyle turned his formidable talents to freeing Slater, deploying a forensic mind worthy of Sherlock Holmes.
Drawing from original sources including Oscar Slater's prison letters, this is Margalit Fox's vivid and compelling account of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Scottish history.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 
Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council 

High Holiday Program with Cantor Bill Walton

Wednesday, September 18 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m
Celebrate the High Holidays with the warmth of community and beautiful Cantorial  music.  Traditional holiday lunch follows.  Reservations for lunch needed by Wednesday, September 11.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for holiday lunch: $8.50

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra

Thursday, September 19 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The NJIO Outreach Ensemble will perform a variety of selections - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms share the program with traditional Irish and Scottish Melodies, The Sound of Music and Can't Help Falling in Love!  If you have an instrument and would like to join us on one of our songs, we can arrange to get the sheet music to you.  In addition to the performance, NJIO Artistic Director Warren Cohen will discuss their Golden Strings program - an opportunity for active older adults who wish to learn to play a string instrument over an 8-week period. 
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Short Stories and Written/Oral Memoirs

Monday, September 23 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English college professor Barbara Buettner shares interesting written pieces and helps us work on written and oral memoirs - all followed by lively discussion.  This week we will focus on memoirs.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Hold On! Songs of Resistance Hope and Love with Laura Wetzler

Wednesday, September 25 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Laura Wetzler, award-winning singer, songwriter and ethnic folklorist, is back again to put us in the spirit for the Jewish New Year.  Pete Seeger writes, "Laura is one of the very best."  And the NY Times review states, "Massively impressive...superb performances."  Sponsored by Care One of the Highlands and HomeWatch CareGivers. 
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior 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, September 26 • 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. Sponsored by the Westfield Service League.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

October

Invisible Women in Paintings with Barbara Tomlinson

Wednesday, October 2 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Come uncover the lost identities of some prominent women in famous paintings.  How did they become invisible?  How were they recovered?  Sponsored by the Van Winkle Foundation.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Falls Are the Leading Cause of Injury Among Older Adults! with Laura Jacobs, M.A., Educator for Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

Thursday, October 3 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
A fun, interactive Jeopardy-style game show event designed to educate participants on how to best prevent falls and pedestrian accidents that can lead to injuries including brain trauma.  Prizes awarded to the winners!
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Short Stories and Written/Oral Memoirs

Monday, October 7 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English college professor Barbara Buettner shares interesting written pieces and helps us work on written and oral memoirs - all followed by lively discussion.  This week we will focus on short stories and other written works.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Medicare 101 and Aging In with Carol Bush, BS, CHES

Tuesday, October 8 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Join us for an overview of Medicare and the aging-in process.  We will discuss what Medicare is, who qualifies, how Medicare works with other insurance, Medicare parts A, B, C, D and supplemental policies and how to decide what plan is best for you.  Learn how to be ready once you reach eligibility.  Sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.   
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Clips from Flicks with Bob Rivlin - Everybody Thinks They Can Dance

Fred Astaire
Thursday, October 10 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Short Stories and Written/Oral Memoirs

Monday, October 14 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English college professor Barbara Buettner shares interesting written pieces and helps us work on written and oral memoirs - all followed by lively discussion.  This week we will focus on memoirs.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Celebrating the New York Yankees with Paul White

Wednesday, October 16 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The history of the Yankees spans more than a century so in the limited time of 60 minutes, sit back and enjoy some of the Yankees' greatest moments, players, managers, even broadcasters.  Sponsored by the Richard Gordon Memorial Fund. 
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior 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 17 • 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. Sponsored by the Westfield Service League.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Short Stories and Written/Oral Memoirs

Monday, October 21 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English college professor Barbara Buettner shares interesting written pieces and helps us work on written and oral memoirs - all followed by lively discussion.  This week we will focus on short stories and other written works.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Exploration in Art with Aimee Jayinski

Wednesday, October 23  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Create works of art using a variety of media.  Projects include stoneware clay, batik fabri decoration and jewelry making.
Price: $16, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Learn About Spices with Marty from the Savory Spice Shop in Westfield

Thursday, October 24 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Learn about various spices and herbs which increase flavor in cooking without adding much salt.  Sponsored by the Richard Gordon Memorial Fund.  
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Short Stories and Written/Oral Memoirs

Monday, October 28 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English college professor Barbara Buettner shares interesting written pieces and helps us work on written and oral memoirs - all followed by lively discussion.  This week we will focus on memoirs.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org  

Exploration in Art with Aimee Jayinski

Wednesday, October 30  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Create works of art using a variety of media.  Projects include stoneware clay, batik fabri decoration and jewelry making.
Price: $16, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

The Confusion Over Chekhov: The Seagull - Comedy or Tragedy? with Professor Hannah Fujiki DeVorkin

Thursday, October 31 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Many think Anton Chehov's work was serious tragedy, others believe it was meant to be a comedy.  How could such confusion exist over a work by a playwright as talented as Chekhov?  Sponsored by the Westfield Foundation.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

November

A Journey from the Altar to the Bimah with Rabbi Charles R. Lightner

Monday, November 4 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m
Rabbi Lightner will talk about his path from a conservative Roman Catholic home and education through his years of "wandering in the desert" to his conversion to Judaism and ultimately to his ordination as a rabbi at age 57. 
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Clips from Flicks with Bob Rivlin - Everybody Thinks They Can Dance

Gene Kelly
Wednesday, November 6 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Trip to the Jewish Heritage Museum: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away

Thursday, November 7 • 8:45 a.m.
This groundbreaking exhibit brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs - the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America.  Great opportunity to bring your children and grandchildren - trip is scheduled during Teacher's Convention days off. 
Price: $95, Member Price: $85, includes bus transportation, docent-led tour, time to explore on your own and box lunch

Let's Swing! A Celebration of Jazz with Lauren Scales and Gil Scott Chapman

Monday, November 11 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of jazz presented by vocalist Lauren Scales and pianist Gil Scott Chapman.  Infusing history tidbits with a diverse catalog of repertoire, the duo will take you through the lineage of jazz artists and composers, from Fats Waller and Billie Holiday to the Gershwin brothers and beyond.  In honor of Julie and Bob Jankowitz's birthdays.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Exploration in Art with Aimee Jayinski

Wednesday, November 13 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Create works of art using a variety of media.  Projects include stoneware clay, batik fabri decoration and jewelry making.
Price: $16, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

A Girl Raised by Wolves with author Lockey Maisonneuve

Thursday, November 14 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.      
An inspiring memoir of one women’s journey through sex trafficking, cancer, murder and more. Maisonneuve is a modern-day heroine who remains standing under unimaginable circumstances. Sponsored by Unicity Elder Care.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org  

Julia Says "Bon Appetit!" - a Julia Child Impersonation with Linda Kenyon

Monday, November 18 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Julia Child was an American cook, author and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to America.  She was in the vanguard of "foodies" who, by changing America's taste, helped create modern American culture.  While her public face and voice became familiar to all of us, this play focuses on her private side - especially the relationship with her husband, Paul Child.  Sponsored by the Richard Gordon Memorial Fund in honor of Myrna Gordon's birthday. 
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org  

The Origins and Evolution of Rock 'n Roll with Ron Farber

Wednesday, November 20 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Hear how this music started and changed from its very roots in pop, rhythm & blues and country to become the multi-decade soundtrack of generations!  Sponsored by Seniors in Place.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior 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 21 • 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. Sponsored by the Westfield Service League.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Short Stories and Written/Oral Memoirs

Monday, November 25 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English college professor Barbara Buettner shares interesting written pieces and helps us work on written and oral memoirs - all followed by lively discussion.  This week we will focus on short stories and other written works.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Exploration in Art with Aimee Jayinski

Wednesday, November 27 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Create works of art using a variety of media.  Projects include stoneware clay, batik fabri decoration and jewelry making.
Price: $16, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

The Accusation Blood Libel with author Edward Berenson

Wednesday, November 27 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
A chilling investigation of America’s only alleged case of blood libel, and what it reveals about anti-semitism in the United States and Europe.  On Saturday, September 22, 1928, Barbara Griffiths, aged 4, strayed into the woods surrounding the upstate village of Massena, New York. Hundreds of people looked everywhere for the child but could not find her. At one point, someone suggested that Barbara had been kidnapped and killed by Jews, and as the search continued, policemen and townspeople alike gave credence to the quickly-spreading rumors. The allegation of ritual murder, known to Jews as “blood libel,” took hold.  To believe in the accusation seems bizarre at first glance—blood libel was essentially unknown in the United States. But a great many of Massena’s inhabitants, both Christians and Jews, had emigrated recently from Central and Eastern Europe, where it was all too common. Historian Edward Berenson, himself a native of Massena, sheds light on the cross-cultural forces that ignited America’s only known instance of blood libel, and traces its roots in old-world prejudice, homegrown antisemitism, and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. Residues of all three have persisted until the present day.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 
Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council 

December

Short Stories and Written/Oral Memoirs

Monday, December 2 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English college professor Barbara Buettner shares interesting written pieces and helps us work on written and oral memoirs - all followed by lively discussion.  This week we will focus on memoirs.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Dixieland Jazz and the Big Band Era with Paul White

Tuesday, December 3 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Who says the thrill is gone? What is jazz? It was in New Orleans that the bright flash of European horns ran into the dark rumble of African drums…it was like lightning meeting thunder. The local cats took that sound and put it together with the music they heard in churches and barrooms and they blew in a new music called jazz…a wild, jubilant music. Spend an hour and learn about the men and women who made jazz what it is today. Sponsored by the Richard Gordon Memorial Fund.  
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Native American Art at the Met with Barbara Tomlinson

Wednesday, December 4 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
A revolution is taking place in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Native American art will be incorporated into the current collection. Come hear the story and see the works that occasioned this amazing change in policy. Sponsored by the Van Winkle Foundation.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Short Stories and Written/Oral Memoirs

Monday, December 9 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English college professor Barbara Buettner shares interesting written pieces and helps us work on written and oral memoirs - all followed by lively discussion.  This week we will focus on short stories and other written works.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Celebrate Hanukkah with Phyllis Chapell

Tuesday, December 10 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
An eclectic mix including standards from many decades, Broadway, songs in many languages and Jewish and Hanukkah songs.  Sponsored by the Ashbrook Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Exploration in Art with Aimee Jayinski

Wednesday, December 11 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Create works of art using a variety of media.  Projects include stoneware clay, batik fabri decoration and jewelry making.
Price: $16, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Elder Abuse with Peter Jacob, LSW

Wednesday, December 11 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Project CEASSE is a program developed by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ to educate professional and lay community members, and older adults themselves, about elder abuse.  Learn about how you can identify the signs, the different types, how to report and the resources available to prevent elder abuse. 
Price: $16, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Clips from Flicks with Bob Rivlin - Everybody Thinks They Can Dance

Overlooked Dancers
Thursday, December 12 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Berg-Lieppe Senior Adult Program Exercise Options

(Senior Social Membership required, $8 for non-members)  

Senior Exercise

Mondays • 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Have fun with functional movement including rhythm moves and strength.

Move Better To Feel Better

Tuesdays • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.  
This exercise program is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and maintain posture. This total body workout is in seated/and or standing positions and emphasizes active participation with bands, balls and weights.  Stretching is included at both the beginning and end of class.  Classes have a theme each week and there is discussions on nutrition. This is a dynamic workout that can challenge you while allowing each individual to work at their own pace.  A positive way to start your day!  So come join in and gain strength, better health, balance and meet new friends! All fitness levels are welcome.

Active Adult Exercise

Wednesdays • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. 
Light exercises, for all fitness levels led by certified and degree'd fitness professional.   Participate at your own pace in a safe, effective and fun class in either a seated and/or standing position. Chair support is offered so you can perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement.  This class is suitable for nearly every fitness level.  We include toning exercises for muscle and bone strength and full body core strengthening to aide in mobility for the whole body. The class ends with stretching and relaxation moves to get you energized to enjoy your day.

Chair Yoga

Thursdays • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Chair yoga increases flexibility, strength and body awareness. When standing poses are included in a chair yoga class, the chair is used to help with and improve balance. Chair yoga also includes pranayama breathing techniques and meditation to promote focus, mental clarity and relaxation

Walking Club

Fridays • 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Join Vin, certified personal trainer, every Friday for a gentle stroll around the gym.  Class includes light stretches.

Berg-Lieppe Senior Adult Program Membership Resources

Transportation

Round-trip, door-to-door transportation to the JCC is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for most senior residents of Union County.  This transportation is provided by the Union County Paratransit System and the JCC.  There is a $3 roundtrip fee.

Kosher Lunch

The JCC is a designated Kosher nutrition site, funded by the Union County Division on Aging.  Kosher lunches are served to seniors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  The recommended cost for Seniors is $4.50 and $6.50 for all other participants.  Please note that we need notice at least 24 hours in advance for seniors planning to have lunch here.  Menus are published one month in advance.  This program is open to the community. 

Membership Options

Contact Jodi Hotra, Membership Director, for Membership options and pricing

Services & Referrals

The JCC works closely with Jewish Family Services, the Union County Paratransit System, the Union County Division on Aging and other agencies to provide a full range of services to senior participants.

 

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