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

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 adults 65+. A well balanced Kosher meal is served.     

January  

Monday January 21- No Program, Martin Luther King’s Day

From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation Class with conductor Thomas Elefant
Celebrate the New Year with Champagne Music

Tuesday, January 22 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
High level music appreciation course. Sponsored by Elinor Goldman in memory of her late husband Leonard. Also Feb. 19 Theme and Variations and March 19 preparation for Handel Festival Orchestra trip.
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, January 23 • 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, January 23 • 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 

Oral History with Gail Meyer

Thursday, January 24 • 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.  

Stop At the Red Apple with Elaine Freed Lindenblatt

Thursday, January 24 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
The Red Apple Rest was a legendary restaurant from the 1930s through the 80’s on NY Route 17 located between New York City and the Catskill Mountains. It served many entertainment luminaries as well as over a million customers every year. Elaine, the youngest child of the owners, shares her stories as 50 years unfold in lively vignettes. It is an account of growing up in the 50s in small town America as well as a glimpse into the workings of a successful food operation and a swan song to a glorious slice of bygone popular culture.
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, Edie Scher

Monday, January 28 • 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: $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
Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow  

Tuesday, January 29 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
John Kenrick teaches theater at NYU and brings his lifetime of theater experiences to this class. Judy Garland was a vaudeville star at age 8; at age 13 an MGM star and age 49 a burnt out has-been. Enjoy this affectionate but honest look back at Garland’s dazzling career and tempestuous private life.  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    

Newark Museum Speakers Bureau: Newark, King of Jewelry

Wednesday, January 30 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The Newark Museum excels in its coverage of American jewelry, particularly from the 19th century when the role of jewels in American life was transformed. The collection is especially important and interesting because it reflects the leading role of Newark in the development of jewelry arts in America. 
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, January 31 • 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 x260 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    

Revolutionary Architect Frank Gehry with Cultural Historian Barbara Tomlinson

Thursday, January 31 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
It is seldom that an artist completely changes the way their art form is made. Real artistic revolutions are rare. Architect Frank Gehry is one of the few who completely changed the way we construct and experience buildings. Come meet this fascinating artist, marvel at his inspirations and learn how he changed the cities that "took a chance on the new." 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     

February

Eating Disorders: Not Just a Problem for the Young with Kathleen Malkiewicz, EdM, DTR

Monday, February 4  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Most people think that eating disorders only affect young women but an increasing number of middle-aged and senior adults struggle with these serious (and often secretive) illnesses.  Come learn about the risk factors for eating disorders, how they affect one’s health, and treatment options.  
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 : Broadway Musicals from Stage to Film with Bob Rivlin
Guys and Dolls and Pajama Game

Tuesday, February 5 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Only through the medium of film can we keep the great musicals alive in our minds. This winter we will sample some of the greats with retired English teacher Bob Rivlin. 
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
My Fair Lady - Broadway's Lover-ly Musical Hit

Wednesday, February 6 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
John Kenrick teaches theater at NYU and brings his lifetime of theater experiences to this class.  Despite warnings that it couldn't be done, Lerner & Loewe adapted Shaw's Pygmalion into one of the most popular musicals of all time. We'll learn how this show came to be and how it changed the lives of its stars and creators. 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  

Oral History with Gail Meyer

Thursday, February 7 • 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 x260 to set up recording time.  

Sing–a-Long with Mitch Radler

Thursday, February 7 • 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  

Conversations with Authors: The Strange Case of Dr. Couney with author Dawn Raffel

Monday, February 11 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
This is the fascinating story of how a mysterious European showman saved thousands of American babies in the early 20th century. Dr. Couney saved tiny premature babies by placing them in incubator sideshows at Coney Island and charged admission to pay for it! This larger-than-life personality has been largely forgotten – until now. Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council. 
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
Lorraine Hansberry, America’s Sweetheart: The Prophetic Success of A Raisin in the Sun

Tuesday, February 12 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is famous for its vivid characters and its dignified portrayal of a struggling black family in the late 1950s.  Come listen in to this lecture about the inspiration for this great play and about the young genius writer who penned it. 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  

Pop Rock Singer/ Songwriter Lisa Bouchelle

Wednesday, February 13 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
“A star of the future, and judging from the crowd at this show, the future is now” wrote a recent reviewer from the Aquarian Weekly, the leading mid-Atlantic entertainment paper after a performance by Lisa. Lisa recently opened at our JCC for Steve Forbert. She has also opened for John Bon Jovi, sung back up for Bruce Springsteen and has appeared on the TV show “ Gossip Girls.” Sponsored by Susan and Peter Klein in honor of Peter’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  

Oral History with Gail Meyer

Thursday, February 14 • 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 x260 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, February 14 • 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 

Monday February 18 - No Program, President's Day 

From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation Class with conductor Thomas Elefant
Theme and Variations

Tuesday, February 19 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
High level music appreciation course. Find out why this form has been beloved throughout the musical periods. Sponsored by Elinor Goldman in memory of her late husband Leonard
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 Best of Broadway and Musicals with Mary Lawrence

Wednesday, February 20 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this one-woman cabaret show specializing in songs from classic Broadway and popular standards of yesterday. Mary is a veteran of community theater having performed in many musicals including Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly and many more. 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, February 21 • 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 x260 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  

Public Parks and Private Gardens: with Cultural Historian Barbara Tomlinson

Thursday, February 21 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The fall of the monarchy in France had many unexpected consequences not least of which was the opening to the public of formerly royal land. Suddenly the public had access to magnificent forests and parks. Come see what our favorite artists, the Impressionists, made of all this glorious new green space.  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   

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

Monday, February 25 • 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: $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    

Famous Buildings and  Structures and their Architects and Developers with Paul White

Tuesday  February 26 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
You will be fascinated by these men and women and how they have changed the landscape around us. 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   

Mosaics and Mixed Media Jewelry with Lesley Vogel

Wednesday, February 27 • 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, February 27 • 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 

Oral History with Gail Meyer

Thursday, February 28 • 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 x260 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   

Book Updates with Librarian Debbie Abrams

Wednesday, February 28 • 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   

March

Ways to Enhance Flavor with Reduced Salt with Savory Spice Shop

Monday, March 4 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m
Marty, from the Savory Spice Shop in Westfield will introduce us to various spices and herbs to increase flavor in your 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  

Drama Series with Professor Hannah Fujiki DeVorkin
What is Feminist Theatre? The Work of Caryl Churchill and her play Top Girls

Tuesday, March 5 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
For women's history month, we're going to focus on the mother of feminist theatre, Caryl Churchill and her classic and oft-produced play Top Girls.  What is feminist drama?  What is the point of it?  And how did feminist drama change theatre?  All these questions and more will be answered during this exciting lecture. 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  

Book Updates with Librarian Debbie Abrams

Wednesday, March 6 • 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, March 7 • 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 

Conversations with Authors: Bible of Dirty Jokes with author Eileen Pollack

Monday, March 11 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
In this novel, the author brings to life the hilarious and moving history of Borscht Belt comedy, Catskills resorts, and the notorious Jewish mob, Murder Inc. It reads like a cross between The Sopranos and a Sarah Silverman special. 
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 - My Fair Lady and Fiddler on the Roof

Tuesday, March 12 • 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, March 13 • 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  

Mosaics and Mixed Media Jewelry with Lesley Vogel

Wednesday, March 13 • 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

Cultural Events and Controversies with Robert Galante

Thursday, March 14 • 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    

Journey from Johannesburg with Musician Toby Tobias

Monday , March 18 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Join us for this original show which tells the story through song and narration of Toby’s journey growing up through three continents: Johannesburg, South Africa, Jerusalem, Israel and NYC.  The message is one of racial equality, understanding of diversity and a desire for togetherness. Sponsored by the Irwin Katz 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     

From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation Class with conductor Thomas Elefant
Preparation for Handel Festival Orchestra Trip featuring Harpist Melanie Genin

Tuesday, March 19 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
High level music appreciation course. Learn more about the harp and harpist Melanie Genin. Melanie is known for her “desire to re-shape and re-invent classical music. She has performed in some of the most prestigious halls in the world including Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall London.Sponsored by Elinor Goldman in memory of her late husband Leonard
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  

 

Interactive Purim Program with JCC Active Adults  and  Kindergartners

Wednesday, March 20 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Active adults are invited to join the JCC kindergartners in baking and eating hamantashen together to celebrate Purim.
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  

Degas Hats with Cultural Historian Barbara Tomlinson

Thursday, March 21 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Who knew how many paintings Degas made of hats and the women in Paris who made them? One little known avenue for women to become artists in turn-of-the-century Paris was to become a milliner. Hats were a fashionable woman's crowning glory and the women who made them became famous. Degas documented this little appreciated social phenomenon. Come learn the full story.  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   

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

Monday, March 25 • 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: $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

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  

May

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.
PPrice: $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, 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 

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 

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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