JCC & American Red Cross Annual Blood Drive
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm

The uncertainties of the times in which we live require a new commitment to maintain a five-10 day community blood supply.  That’s why the Katz JCC and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help ensure that a safe and adequate blood supply is available when needed.     Now more than ever the American Red Cross needs your support.  Please continue supporting your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers by donating blood on Friday, August 22, from 1:00 – 6:00 PM in the Katz JCC Auditorium

It only takes a small amount of time – and one small pinch – to become a hero to someone in need. Giving the “Gift of Life” is a mitzvah and one way to help those in need.  To set up a time to donate, please call Josh Cutler, Program Director at 609-822-1167 x 138 or email

Aug 3 all-day

Boat Regatta at the Washington Avenue Pier, Margate

Great Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Washington Ave. Pier in Margate
Aug 3 all-day


For information, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities contact Director of Special Events and Fundraising Julie Fink at 609-822-1167 Ext. 159 or

Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Rinata Salzman, Margate’s Mahjong maven, will teach a five week introductory Beginner Mahjong classes this summer.  During the program,  an overview of all the Mahjong tiles, the basic moves and strategies to win will be explained.  No mahjong experience or knowledge is required and a practice Mahjong set will be provided for the duration of the program.   The class will run Thursday mornings, July 10 – August 7 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM.   The cost is $75 M, $100 NM.  Call 609-822-1167 x 138 or email for more information or to register.  Spaces are limited.

Robert Watson Returns to the Milton & Betty Katz JCC
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm

Robert Watson headshot2MARGATE – Professor and author Robert P. Watson, Ph.D. returns to the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center on Thursday, August 7 at 7 p.m., 501 N. Jerome Avenue, Margate.

Professor Robert P. Watson, Ph.D will present a lecture titled the “Nazi Titanic,” an exploration into the little known event in the final hours of the Holocaust.

“It’s an intriguing story behind Nazi propaganda, Goebbels and the plight of the holocaust survivors including the decision about what should be done with survivors in the days after Hitler committed suicide,” according to Watson.

“Professor Watson is an amazing historian, speaker and educator from Florida State University and we are happy to host him once again,” Katz JCC CEO Jack I. Fox said.

Watson has been a professor for 22 years and is currently serving as Professor and Director of American Studies at Lynn University and Senior Fellow at the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship. As an author, Watson has published over 30 books, two encyclopedia sets and roughly 150 scholarly articles, essays and book chapters on American history and politics. Several of his books are in international translation and have been nominated for awards by national academic associations.

His popularity in the area has prompted us to create a special limited seating VIP Dinner to “Meet the Author” prior to the lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m., according to Fox.

The VIP Dinner is limited to 32 seats.

The three course Kosher dinner will be catered by Foodarama of Bensalem, Pa.

Guests will enjoy dinner, an intimate question and answer session, front row seating to the lecture and a signed copy of his latest book. Tickets to the VIP are $150 per person.

Lecture tickets are $35 for JCC members and $45 for non-members.

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For tickets, call the JCC BOX Office at 609.822.1167 Ext. 0.

Summer Series – Justin Willman
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Justin Willman


Date – Thursday, August 14
Time – 7:00 pm

Willman is an American magician, actor, comedian, and TV personality. The Guardian dubbed him as “some kind of variety Voltron with a comic flair that marks him out as the leader of the pack”. He’s a regular guest on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Chelsea Lately and he hosts the show Cupcake Wars on the Food Network and Win, Lose or Draw on the Disney Channel. He also tours regularly with a magic/comedy live show that Time Out says, “has to be seen to be disbelieved.”

To purchase tickets, visit the JCC Box Office, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm or call 609.822.1167, Ext. 0.

Series Tickets  – Available April 21.
Individual Tickets – Available June 1.

Entertainment Series

  • Includes All (5) Shows with “On Broadway” FREE! – $160

Individual Purchase:

  • Lucie Arnaz: July 10 for $55
  • Paul Reiser: July 17 for $55
  • On Broadway: July 24 for $25
  • Tony Pace: July 31 for $30
  • Justin Willman: August 14 for $45
Shabbat Family Service with Mama Doni and Eric Lindberg
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am

Come to the Katz JCC on Thursday, August 21 at 10:30 AM for a tasty bagel brunch spread and a chance to play Mahjong with other players in the community. All players and skill levels are welcome. There will be lots of raffle prizes and fun. ‘Early bird’ advance registration (on or August 14) is $12 JCC Members & $15 for Non-Members. After August 14, the cost increases to $15 Members & $18 non-members. Call Josh Cutler for more information or to register by phone 609-822-1167 x 138 or email

Spaces are limited

Shore Medical Center Presents the Senior and Adult Expo at the Katz JCC
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

MARGATE –The Milton & Betty Katz JCC and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber announces the return of the Senior and Adult Expo on Thursday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Avenue, Margate.

The Milton & Betty Katz JCC and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber Senior & Adult Expo in partnership with Shore Medical Center has become the largest active adult health and wellness exhibit in New Jersey. Its focus on lifestyle and active aging for baby boomers and seniors has reached more than 3,000 adults, seniors and caregivers each year in its seven-year history.

Thousands of area residents will attend this lifestyle, health and active aging expo for baby boomers and seniors for free health screenings by Shore Medical Center, hundreds of vendors, a speaker series, interactive fitness demonstrations and new this year – a breakfast speaker panel mixer on “How to choose a Medicare Supplement Policy.”

“The event is targeted to the 50+ adult who wants to gather information about living a healthy active lifestyle,” COO of the Katz JCC Marg Mancuso said. “The event is not only informative but fun as well.”

The pre-event breakfast speaker panel will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and feature Shore Medical Center Administrative Director of Revenue Cycle Mike Smith , Atlantic County Department of Intergenerational Services Certified Health Coordination Sandy Santoro, and from Blue to You team Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJMobile Services Specialist Jose Pereira.

Guests will be given an opportunity to ask the panel of professionals questions on the topic of “How to Choose a Medicare Supplement Policy” while enjoying a free continental breakfast.

Speakers during the event include Shore Medical Center Dr. Jon Pomeroy and Nurse Practitioner Jill Rogers on the topic of “How to Start an Exercise Program,” Urgent Care’s Dr. Gregory B. Carson on the topic of “How to Choose the Right Level of Care,” as well as, local and well-renowned nutritionist Nancy Adler on the topic of “How to fuel your body and avoid medications with a well-balanced structured daily diet.”

There will also be interactive fitness demonstrations and more than a dozen free health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, vision and hearing.

Special caregivers are encouraged to attend.

“We recognize the dedication and involvement of special caregivers in this growing segment of the Atlantic County population,” Mancuso said. “Whether you are a concerned relative, a specialist in the assistance of the aging, or someone involved in the industries that focus on assistance, we will have available a wealth of information, including a special booth section, lectures and interactive discussions just for you.”

Vendor space is still available.

Sponsorships are welcome.

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities Click Here

For general information contact Katz JCC Director of Special Events and Fundraising Julie Fink at 822-1167 Ext. 159 or

For vendor and sponsorship information contact Elisa Monroe, Greater Atlantic City Chamber Director of Events 345-4524.

Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day

Caesars Palladium Ballroom, Atlantic City