Adult Programs, Travel & Events

Travel

Philly Flower Show

JCC Winter Trips & Travel

The JCC is excited to bring you a series of day trips to New York City, Philadelphia and beyond.  The Winter series includes trips to Broadway’s Wicked and The Lion King in New York City and the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show.  Each trip includes round-trip transportation and lunch.  Join members of your community on these guided trips for a devilishly good time!

Learn More

Israel Trip Booklet 2018 FB

JCC Hanukkah Trip to Israel
NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 9, 2018

The spirit of international exploration and travel is thriving at The Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center in Margate.

The new addition of a Trips & Travel department at the Margate JCC has recently taken flight. The last three trips Historical Eastern Europe, Israel in the Spring and a Sukkot South African Safari – have sold out very quickly. Newly announced, a second trip to Israel has recently been added for Winter 2018 and will coincide with the festive Chanukah holday and include a Shabbat weekend in Jerusalem with two nights in Tel Aviv and two nights at Kibbutz Lodi near the Kinneret. This newly added Israel Trip is scheduled for November 29-December 8, 2018 . Registration is now open and spaces are likely to sell out very quick. If you have never experienced Chanukah in Israel or if you are a first time traveler to Israel, it is an amazing time to visit The Holy Land.

“Visiting Israel is a special experience for anyone – add the lights, festivities and tradition of Chanukah and it becomes a truly once in a lifetime experience,” said Josh Cutler, coordinator of the program. “There is an unparalleled and distinctive feeling that emanates from the Old City during the eight nights of Chanukah,” he added.

Booking is now available and spaces are limited.  Please contact Program Director, Josh Cutler at jcutler@jccatlantic.org. or call 609-822-1167 for more information or click the link below to learn more.

Includes round trip airfare & deluxe hotels when you register by April 1, 2018
*Based upon double occupancy hotel rooms.

Learn More

South African Sukkot Safari
September 24 – October 2, 2018

SOLD OUT!

Winter Trips

Wicked on Broadway
Monday, January 15

Join the JCC for a devilishly good time as we travel to New York City for a Wicked good time!  Lunch will be at Ellen’s Starlight Diner, the home of world famous singing waiters and some of the best diner food in the country. Then, sit back and enjoy a matinee performance of Wicked at the Gershwin Theater. Open to everyone!

$265 per person includes lunch, transportation and tickets to the show

The Lion King on Broadway
Thursday, February 8

Experience the place Disney and Broadway collide.  The JCC  will return to New York with a special trip to see the legendary show, The Lion KingThe Lion King is truly a visual feast for the eyes.  Before show time, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Ben’s Kosher Deli. Open to everyone!

$265 per person includes lunch, transportation and tickets to the show

Philadelphia Flower Show
Wednesday, March 7

It’s time to stop and smell the roses…and the millions of other flowers that make up the Philadelphia Flower show!  This year’s theme, The Wonders Of Water will delight guests in a sea of colors, dancing fountains and falling waters. Open to everyone!

$99 per person includes round trip transportation, a bagel breakfast and admission to the Flower Show.

EventsDecember 25 Event

JCC LATKES, LO MEIN & LAUGHTER

Monday, December 25
6:00 p.m.
$20 for members / $25 for Guests through December 21
$25 for members / $36 for Guests after December 21
Enjoy a delicious glatt kosher Chinese buffet and the hilarious antics of local comedian, Michelle Tomko, with her brand new show.

Spaces are limited!

Adult Programsmahjong-margate-jcc

You get the best of both worlds at the Katz JCC! An intergenerational “community” environment that also offers programming  for all stages of adult life.  Imagine improving your health, expanding your mind, making new friends and keeping abreast of new trends all under one roof. Planning a well balanced lifestyle is easy!  We do all the work.

Contact 609-822-1167 to attend any of the programs listed below.

Israeli Film Series

December 5 – 22

FREE ADMISSION

Picture1

The First Annual JCC Israeli Film Series explores Israeli society through fascinating, humorous, inspiring, and controversial Israeli feature films and documentaries. A bagel brunch, desserts, coffee and tea is included.

Presented By: Beth El Synagogue, Beth Israel, Chabad at the Shore,  The Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, Shirat Hayam. Temple Beth Shalom of Brigantine, Young Israel of Margate.

Funding has been made possible in part by the Jewish Community Foundation and the Annual Campaign of Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

Featured Movies:
Tuesday, December 5 -11:00am     LIVE AND BECOME
Friday, December 8 -11:00am     THE WOMEN’S BALCONY
Tuesday, December 12 -11:00am     BETHLEHEM
Friday, December 15 -11:00am     DOUGH
Tuesday, December 19 -11:00am     THE MATCHMAKER
Friday, December 22 –1:00pm     OFF WHITE LIES  [New time 1:00pm]

Dinner & Movie

Join us for a kosher meat main course, salad, soup and dessert and then stay for an entertaining movie on the big screen. Dinner starts at 5pm. All are invited!  Kosher laws will be observed.

$17 members | $20 guests up to one week before the date of the event
$20 members | $24 guests after one week before the date of the event     

Thursday, December 28 – Dunkirk
Wednesday, January 31 – The Mountain Between Us
Tuesday, February 27 – Loving Vincent
Wednesday, March 28 – Murder on the Orient Express

Mahjong Brunch

Wednesday, January 10
Friday, February 9
Thursday, March 1

Don’t miss the JCC’s delicious brunch spread and a chance to meet other Mahjong, Canasta and card players in the community.  All players and skill levels are welcome.  Spaces are limited.  Program starts at 10:30am.

$14 members | $18 guests up to one week before the date of the event
$18 members | $22 guests after one week before the date of the event  

Mahjong Class for Beginners

Thursdays, January 11- February 8
Thursdays, March 8 – April 5

Mahjong Instructor, Rinata Salzman, will teach participants the moves and explain the tiles in detail.  Practice games that take you step-by-step though the opening moves, the middle strategies, combinations and the endgame.  Special tips and shortcuts will be given on assembling your tiles and winning complete sets.  No Mahjong experience or knowledge is required and a practice Mahjong set will be provided for the duration of this class.

$75 members | $100 for guests for all 5 weeks

Brunch & Learn

Our monthly Brunch & Learn’s feature brunch and informational sessions and documentary films on Judaism, Israel or Jewish history.  All are invited! This program has been funded in part by a generous donation from Marc Neuman, ChFC of Lighthouse Planning Consultants.
$3 members | $5 guests in advance
$5 members | $8 guests at the door

Wednesday, December 20 10:30am
Speaker: Rabbi David Weis – Chanukah
Movie: Watermarks: The Swimmers Who Defied Hitler

Thursday, January 18 10:30am
Speaker: Rabbi Kremer, Shirat Hayam – The Moon in Jew’n
Movie: In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Tuesday, February 20 10:30am
Speaker: David Podles – The Yiddish Soul – Musical Presentation & Concert David Podles will showcase the depth of the Ashkenazi Jews through a lively and touching musical tour of Yiddish tunes. It is the wonderful playfulness and poignancy of Yiddish music that is the heart of Jewish soul, from the songs of child years to momentous celebrations to even songs about family and relatives, this will make your heart soar with sweet and joyful memories. Acclaimed international concert violinist David Podles of Riga, Latvia, is laureate of 3 prestigious international competitions and received his PhD in violin from the Conservatory in Riga.He performed with symphony, chamber, opera and ballet theater orchestras as both soloist and in orchestra. He has been on tour across Russia, including Bolshoi and Kirov and throughout Europe and the United States.  Upon his arrival in the U.S., David performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y.  Most recently David performed at Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center
Movie:  Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Wednesday, March 14 10:30am
Speaker: Matthew Bennett, Director of Development at Middle East Forum, Philadelphia –The State of The State of Israel
Movie: In Our Hands – The Battle For Jerusalem

SPECIAL APRIL BRUNCH & LEARN MUSICAL DOUBLE FEATURE:
Tuesday, April 17 10:30am
A Journey Through Jewish Musical History
Speaker & Performer: David Podles
Embark on a journey from poignant tears to devout joy as the beginning of Jewish music and the resilience of the Jewish soul is illustrated.  From original niguns and playful freilehs to beautiful songs of prayer, musician David Podles will showcase Sephardic, Jewish and Hebrew pieces in this heartfelt and exciting trip through Jewish musical history. Acclaimed international concert violinist David Podles of Riga, Latvia, is laureate of 3 prestigious international competitions and received his PhD in violin from the Conservatory in Riga.He performed with symphony, chamber, opera and ballet theater orchestras as both soloist and in orchestra. He has been on tour across Russia, including Bolshoi and Kirov and throughout Europe and the United States.  Upon his arrival in the U.S., David performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y.  Most recently David performed at Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center.
Movie:  Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Thursday, April 26 10:30am
Jewish Vaudeville Meets Broadway
Musician/Entertainer:  Richard Singer
Join us for an afternoon of delightful songs from yesteryear encompassing the hits of Jewish musicals as well as Vaudeville and Klezmer tunes.  Performance by Richard Singer will include singing, music on the guitar, ukulele and harmonica.  Expect popular Jewish tunes like Bei Mir Bist Du Shein, Yossel Yossel and several songs from Fiddler on the Roof.

Coffee Klatch: Political Discussion Group

Friday, January 19
Friday, February 16
Friday, March 16
Friday, April 20

Coffee Klatch is a social group that enjoys conversation about Israel and U.S. news and world events over coffee and refreshments. Everyone is invited! Come out to schmooze, kvetch, kvell and enjoy conversation at 10:30am with new and old friends alike. Free! Contact Tina at 609-822-1108 TSerota@jfsatlantic.org  or Josh at 609-822-1167 x 138 jcutler@jccatlantic.org for more information.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, February 15
1-6pm
By scheduling a blood or platelet donation at The Milton & Betty Katz JCC through the Red Cross, you could give hope to someone in need.  All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. To make an appointment, contact Josh Cutler at 609-822-1167 x 138 or email jcutler@jccatlantic.org.

AARP Drivers Safety Class

Wednesday, January 24
Thursday, March 29
9am – 4pm

AARP—Drivers Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom driver improvement course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. It is intended to help older drivers improve their skills while teaching them to avoid accidents and traffic violations.

Upon completing the one day program, you will receive a course completion certificate which may then be presented to your insurance agent. Depending on your insurance company’s policies, you may be eligible for an automobile insurance premium reduction or discount.

The cost is $15 for AARP members & $20 for non-members. Checks must be payable to AARP. Spaces are limited to the first 25 paid registrants

Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble

Monday, March 12
7pm

Keshet Chaim has entertained audiences around the world for 30 years. With melody, rhythm and ethnic contemporary movement, Artistic Director Eytan Avisar, draws from the timeless themes of Jewish culture to preserve tradition and bring our stories to the stage. With interactive educational program, the company inspires appreciation of diversity creating excitement and curiosity about our culture. The dynamic multi-faceted ensemble has been praised by international press for passion and originality.  More details coming soon!

JCC WINTER TRIPS & TRAVEL

WICKED
Monday, January 15

Join the JCC for a devilishly good time as we travel to New York City for a Wicked good time!  Lunch will be at Ellen’s Starlight Diner, the home of world famous singing waiters and some of the best diner food in the country. Then, sit back and enjoy a matinee performance of Wicked at the Gershwin Theater. Open to everyone!
$265 per person includes lunch, transportation and tickets to the show

THE LION KING
Thursday, February 8

Experience the place Disney and Broadway collide.  The JCC  will return to New York with a special trip to see the legendary show, The Lion KingThe Lion King is truly a visual feast for the eyes.  Before show time, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Ben’s Kosher Deli. Open to everyone!
$265 per person includes lunch, transportation and tickets to the show

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW
Wednesday, March 7

It’s time to stop and smell the roses…and the millions of other flowers that make up the Philadelphia Flower show!  This year’s theme, The Wonders Of Water will delight guests in a sea of colors, dancing fountains and falling waters. Open to everyone!
$99 per person includes round trip transportation, a bagel breakfast and admission to the Flower Show.

Computer Classes
Learn Move Create
Live Long Live Strong Fitness