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

The men’s locker room will be closed on Friday, March 22 from 2:00 p.m. to closing to deep clean the showers.  It will reopen on Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 a.m.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

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.      

March

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Memoir Writing a Legacy with English Teacher and Writer, Barbara Buettner

Monday, March 25 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Barbara 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: $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    

Musical Theater and Film with Professor John Kenrick
Gene Kelly - Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

Tuesday, March 26 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
John Kenrick teaches theater at NYU and brings his lifetime of theater experiences to this class. This session we will learn about the tough fisted kid from Pittsburgh who became Hollywood's dancing personification of masculine grace. How did someone who swore he'd never work for MGM become that studio's longtime star. Sponsored by Jill Horowitz Rome of Coldwell Banker. 
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     

Melodies of Memories and Miracles: Broadway Classics with James Michael

Wednesday, March 27 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
James Michael keeps the sounds of his Broadway childhood idols alive as he enchants us with his world-class baritone voice and brings us Broadway classics. Sponsored by the Berg Family in memory of Sid Lieppe. 
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     

Conversations with Authors: He Could Make Words Sing  with author David Greene

Thursday, March 28  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Walk through the extraordinarily tumultuous 20th century with Harry Greissman. His story recounts the issues so many Americans faced then and now as we are well into the 21st century. Immigration. Economic deprivation. Lost love. War. Discrimination at work. The transition from urban to suburban life. A working couple raising a family. His story should resonate with most Americans - his story is America’s story. 
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      

April

I Hate to Write with author Paul White

Monday, April 1 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
This is the fascinating story of an Irish immigrant mother raising three boys in NYC, only to see two of them march off to war in France in WWI, one of whom does not return.
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 - Fiddler on the Roof and Music Man

Tuesday, April 2 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
Discuss Broadway musicals from stage to film with retired English teacher Bob Rivlin.  Only through the medium of film can we keep the great musicals alive in our minds.
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     

Handel Festival Orchestra conducted by Thomas Elefant

Tuesday April 2 • 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Haydn Symphony no. 44 (Trauer-Symphonie) and Dittersdorf Concerto for harp featuring harpist Melanie Genin.  Melanie is known for her “desire to reshape and reinvent classical music."  She has performed in some of the most prestigious halls in the world including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall London and many more.  Share this magical evening of music at the elegant location at West 83rd Ministry Center, 150 West 83rd Street. 
Reservations are needed by March 26. 
Price $55, Member price $50 (cost includes $10/person orchestra donation, transportation provided)

Mosaics and Mixed Media Jewelry with Lesley Vogel

Wednesday, April 3 • 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. Sponsored by the John H. Van Winkle Foundation. (Full schedule is January 23, February 27, March 13, April 3 and May 22.)
Price: $25/class, 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  

Book Updates with Librarian Debbie Abrams

Wednesday, April 3 • 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: $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

Sing–a-Long with Mitch Radler

Thursday, April 4 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Musician Mitch Radler will bring his guitar and lead us in our favorite songs. Song sheets will be provided. Join us for a fun time!  No singing experience required. 
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 

Conservations with Authors
When History is Personal with author Mimi Schwartz

Monday, April 8 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
This book contains the stories of twenty-five moments in Mimi Schwartz’s life, each heightened by its connection to historical, political, and social issues. Schwartz invites readers to consider her personal take alongside official histories and offers readers fresh assessments of our collective past.
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 

Drama Series with Professor Hannah Fujiki DeVorkin
The Confusion Over Chekhov: The Seagull – Comedy or Tragedy?

Tuesday, April 9  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Many think Anton Chekhov's work was serious tragedy, others believe it was meant to be a comedy.  How could such confusion exist over a work of plays by a playwright as talented as Chekhov?  Come listen in to what made Chekhov tick and why he and his director, Constantin Stanislavski, didn't see eye to eye about his plays. 
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  

Singer Adrianne Hick

Wednesday, April 10 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Adrianne Hick has been featured in Backstage Magazine as a "breakout talent" and has been seen in the Broadway national tour of Les Miserables, starred as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific at the Ivoryton Playhouse and in Boca Raton at the Wick Theater, in the critically acclaimed Stephen Sondheim revue, You're Gonna Love Tomorrow.  Adrianne's thrilling voice has enchanted and entertained audiences all around the world. Sponsored by the Miller Family in honor of Len Miller’s special 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  

Oral History with Gail Meyer

Thursday, April 11 • 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Create your own oral history to preserve your story, which if not recorded or written, will be lost. Gail was trained at Columbia University in Community Based Oral History Projects and Implementing and Designing an Oral History Program. Participants will be invited to sign up to record their own stories on Thursday mornings. Sessions will be private. Call Alison at 908-889-8800 ext. 260 to set up recording time.  
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, April 11 • 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: $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 

Staging A Home with Gail Meyer

Monday, April 15 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Learn about The Home Staging Industry! Home staging is about preparing your home for sale with special attention to overall appearance, design and organization. Focus on de-cluttering, determination of treasure, trash, donation. Re-designing a room?  Not moving?  We can make it work!  Bring a picture of a room you need help with. 
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 

From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation Class with conductor Thomas Elefant
Can You Be a Music Critic?

Tuesday, April 16 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
High level music appreciation course. Can You Be a Music Critic? Learn how to judge a performance by comparing different interpretations of the same work.   Sponsored by Elinor and Leonard Goldman 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  

Passover Seder with Cantor Walton

Wednesday, April 17 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m
Enjoy a beautiful Seder and delicious holiday lunch. Sponsored by Ashbrook Care and Rehabilitation Center.  Reservations needed by Wednesday, April 10.
Price: $12.50, Member Price: $8.50, includes holiday lunch  

Van Gogh and Japan with Cultural Historian Barbara Tomlinson

Thursday, Thursday April 18 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
What is there still to learn about the world's favorite artist Vincent Van Gogh? We all know the story. And yet we don't know the intimate connection between Van Gogh, his work and the culture of Japan. After this session you will never again look at a Van Gogh in quite the same way.  This arts program is made possible in part by a 2018 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 
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  

Senior Adult Program Closed for Passover Week

Monday, April 22 - Thursday, April 25

Memoir Writing a Legacy with English Teacher and Writer, Barbara Buettner

Monday, April 29 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Barbara 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: $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

Musical Theater and Film with Professor John Kenrick
Hello Dolly: Still Going Strong  

Tuesday April 30 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
John Kenrick teaches theater at NYU and brings his lifetime of theater experiences to this class. Jerry Herman's musical adaptation of the charming comedy The Matchmaker became a record breaking smash. We'll recall some of the talented people who have made this such a beloved hit. This arts program is made possible in part by a 2018 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 
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

May

Book Updates with Librarian Debbie Abrams

Wednesday, May 1 • 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: $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 

Sing–a-Long with Mitch Radler

Thursday, May 2 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Musician Mitch Radler will bring his guitar and lead us in our favorite songs. Song sheets will be provided. Join us for a fun time!  No singing experience required. 
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 

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.  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 

Clips from Flicks - Oliver and Chicago

Tuesday, May 7 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
Discuss Broadway musicals from stage to film with retired English teacher Bob Rivlin.  Only through the medium of film can we keep the great musicals alive in our minds.
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 

American Songbook with Amy Toporek

Wednesday, May 8 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m
Crowd favorite Amy Toporek sings American songbook and Broadway classics. Sponsored by Jerry and Diane Forman in honor of Trudy Garshofsky’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 

Cultural Events and Controversies with Robert Galante

Thursday, May 9 • 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: $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 Secret Life of the Three Festivals with Cantor Axelrod

Monday, May 13 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m
With Shavuot right around the corner, we'll take a close look at this often neglected and forgotten festival - it’s more than just eating cheesecake - along with its better known and more popular siblings, Passover and Sukkot. Cantor Axelrod will explain fascinating aspects of these festivals that you never knew but won’t ever forget.  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    

Drama Series with Professor Hannah Fujiki DeVorkin
The Power Dynamics of David Mamet: Oleanna 

Tuesday, May 14  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
David Mamet has had a huge influence on American theater. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Obie winner, David Mamet first made a splash with his profane dialogue. He’s since grown up a bit and moved onto more mature topics and dialogue like his treatment of “political correctness” in his award-winning play Oleanna. Come hear what all the hubbub was about. 
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    

History Alive with Peter Small - Golda Meir

Wednesday, May 15 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
As prime minister of an embattled nation, Golda Meir's story is also the story of the State of Israel. Peter Small brings Golda Meir to life with this interactive program. Sponsored by Janet and Tony Mayer in memory of their mother Hansy Mayer. 
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  

Norton Simon with Cultural Historian Barbara Tomlinson

Thursday, May 16 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Norton Simon was an American billionaire (Hunt Food and Industries) and a philanthropist.  From canned tomatoes to magnificent art, Norton Simon was a deal-maker who loved getting a bargain.  In the process, he created one of America’s greatest small museums.  Come learn his story. This arts program is made possible in part by a 2018 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 
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  

Memoir Writing a Legacy with English Teacher and Writer, Barbara Buettner

Monday, May 20 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Barbara 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: $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    

From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation Class with conductor Thomas Elefant
Dvorak 

Tuesday, May 21 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
This session we will examine the works of Dvorak, the master composer, including the interesting folk elements inserted in his melodies. Sponsored by Elinor and Leonard Goldman 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 

Mosaics and Mixed Media Jewelry with Lesley Vogel

Wednesday, May 22 • 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. Sponsored by the John H. Van Winkle Foundation. (Full schedule is January 23, February 27, March 13, April 3 and May 22.)
Price: $25/class, 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 

Reading and Discussion of Short Stories, Essays, Newspaper Articles, Poetry, and More with Barbara Buettner

Wednesday, May 22 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English college professor shares interesting pieces followed by lively discussions.   
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 

Highlights of the Newark Museum

Thursday, May 23 • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a docent tour exploring some of the highlights of the Newark Museum including the American Collection, Decorative Arts, Arts of Asia, Jewelry, Tibet and Its Treasures and more. Free time to visit the wonderful gift shop. Reservations needed by Thursday, May 16.  
Price: $55, Member Price: $45, lunch on your own prior to the trip 

Senior Adult Program Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 27

Musical Theater and Film with Professor John Kenrick
Stephen Sondheim 

Tuesday, May 28 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
A protégé of Oscar Hammerstein II, brilliant composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim became known for writing innovative musicals.  Frank Rich of the New York Times described him as “now the greatest and perhaps the best-known artist in American musical theater." His best known works include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumSweeney Todd,  Into the Woods and the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy.  We will consider his acclaimed career and his rarely discussed personal life. John Kenrick teaches theater at NYU and brings his lifetime of theater experiences to this class. This arts program is made possible in part by a 2018 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 
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 

Learn About Israel with Israeli Student Intern Juana Schnapp 

Wednesday, May 29 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Juana will provide an insight into her life in Israel, her family and her perspective on Israeli issues. 
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 Current State of State (and National) Politics with Professor  Ben Dworkin

Thursday, May 30 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
In the aftermath of the 2018 midterms, the road to the White House and the 2020 presidential run has been paved.  Both of the major parties are going through significant identity crises.  These national dynamics and debates have their roots in states like New Jersey, where similar tensions are localized.  This talk and discussion will focus on how the politics that are happening here help shape the nation. Dr. Dworkin is Founding Director of the Rowan Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship at Rowan University. This arts program is made possible in part by a 2018 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 
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 

June

Book Updates with Librarian Debbie Abrams

Wednesday, June 3 • 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: $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 - Grease and Bye Bye, Birdie

Tuesday, June 4 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
Discuss Broadway musicals from stage to film with retired English teacher Bob Rivlin.  Only through the medium of film can we keep the great musicals alive in our minds.
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 

Reading and Discussion of Short Stories, Essays, Newspaper Articles, Poetry, and More with Barbara Buettner

Wednesday, June 5 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Retired English college professor shares interesting pieces followed by lively discussions.  
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 

Sing–a-Long with Mitch Radler

Thursday, June 6 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Musician Mitch Radler will bring his guitar and lead us in our favorite songs. Song sheets will be provided. Join us for a fun time!  No singing experience required. 
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 

Memoir Writing a Legacy with English Teacher and Writer, Barbara Buettner

Monday, June 10 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Barbara 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: $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   

From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation Class with conductor Thomas Elefant
The Great Handel

Tuesday, June 11 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Discover the colorful and imaginative writing in Handel's most popular work, The Messiah. Sponsored by Rita and Amy Spiegel in memory of Seymour Spiegel.
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    

Natalia Zukerman

Wednesday, June 12 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Natalia Zukerman will entertain us with her individual style of Americana, blues and folk music. End-of-season program sponsored by Bayada Home Health 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 

Cultural Events and Controversies with Robert Galante

Thursday, June 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: $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     

AARP Smart Driver Course

Friday, June 14 • 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. You may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing the course. (Check with your auto insurance agent for details.)  Sponsored in partnership with Arbor Terrace Mountainside.
Price: $20, AARP Member Price: $15, lunch included

Berg-Lieppe Senior Adult Program Exercise Options

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

T’ai Chi Chih® - a Healing Art

Mondays • 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
T’ai Chi Chih, a healing art, not a martial art, is meditation in motion.  It is a series of 19 gentle movements and a final pose, which circulate and balance life’s energy (chi).  This holistic practice may align mind and body, calming the emotions, and allowing for personal growth.  Experience a calm inner oasis, reducing stress and tension, without the use of force in this both relaxing and energizing form.  All levels welcome.  It is easy to learn and fun to do! 
No age barrier, benefits people of all ages.
May be done standing or seated.
All body types welcome – size and shape does not matter!
www.taichichih.org

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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