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Katz JCC Annual Gala honoring the AMI Foundation of Atlantic Medical Imaging

Thursday March 22, 2018
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
2200 Fairmount Ave. Atlantic City, NJ

Join us for the Milton & Betty Katz JCC Annual Gala as we honor the AMI Foundation of Atlantic Medical Imaging for their continuing commitment to the communities it serves.

Enjoy a Cocktail Reception, Dinner and Live Music at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, the cornerstone of the Arts District in Atlantic City.

The celebration recognizes individuals and organizations who have made exceptional contributions to improving the South Jersey community.

Proceeds from the event benefit scholarship initiatives for the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood Education Center and Camp By The Sea.

Reservations are required. Sponsorships are available.
Contact Melissa Vola at 609.822.1167 Ext. 159 or email for more information.

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Spring Break Mini Camp

School’s Out Mini Camp

Spring Break: Plant your sprouts here during Spring break.

April 2 – 6

Children in Grades K – 4
9:00am – 4:00pm

Join us for our JCC Spring Break Camp, where days will be filled with adventure
and fun in a supportive, enriching environment. Campers can sign up for fun-filled
days packed with swimming, nature, sports, games, yoga, art projects , boxing,
rock wall and more. Children should bring a bathing suit, towel and dairy lunch
every day (All lunches must observe kosher passover dietary restrictions). Wear
your sneakers and dress for mess!

$40 Member / $55 Non-Member Per Day

3 Days Member – $100
5 Days Member – $180
3 Days Non-Member – $145
5 Days Non-Member – $255

Early Morning Care (7:30-9:00 AM) – $10 per camper/per day
Evening Care (4:00 – 6:00 PM) – $10 per camper/per day

The Holtzman Gallery at the JCC

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Upscale fine art galleries, located in Margate City in Southern New Jersey. The galleries exhibit work from local, national and international artists. You will find sculpture, paintings, limited edition prints and 3-D art that is perfect for home or corporate display.

The Gallery is open to the public daily and features various artists each month.
Monday – Thursday – 5:30AM to 10PM
Friday – 5:30AM to 6PM
Saturday – 6AM to 5PM
Sunday – 6AM to 5PM
Monday: 10AM to 3PM

The gallery is dedicated to the memory of Alex Holtzman, the gallery owner’s, David Holtzman’s late father. Alex G. Holtzman was an avid painter and art collector who inspired his son to pursue a successful career in the arts.

“The Galleries are for you Dad, as you are painting up there and looking down on all of us.”
– David Holtzman

Special Event!
“Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” Art Exhibit Reception
Thursday, February 15
6:00-9:00 pm

     Join us for a Black History Month “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” Art Exhibit Reception at The Holtzman Gallery at the Katz JCC. Live music with The Eddie Morgan Trio, complimentary wine and light fare will be available.  Meet & Greet with featured artists. Special remarks will be made by Rabbi Weis of Congregation Beth Israel and Kaleem Shabazz, Atlantic City Councilman. The work of talented black artists will be on exhibit at the JCC from February 5 – March 5. All fine art is available for acquisition. For more information or questions, please call 609-822-1167 ext 159 or email

This event is free and open to the public.
About the artists:
Valeria graduated with a BFA from Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She completed her thesis while spending time at a home for abused children which began her slow journey to research and study child abuse in depth for the last four decades.  She sold her first oil painting as a teenager, and first published photography assignment while still a student at Moore.  Valeria continues to exhibit and sell her art throughout the nation. Valeria has served as a curator on a few exhibitions in Atlantic City, New Jersey since 2014. She has worked as a photojournalist with various newspapers and publications and as a social caseworker for the City of Atlantic City for twelve years.
Kimberly Camp began her career as a professional artist 49 years ago with a sidewalk exhibition in Woodbury, NJ. Since then, her paintings and dolls have been shown throughout the US in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. Her list of exhibitions is extensive, including the American Craft Museum, Smithsonian Institution, International Sculpture Center, University of Michigan, the Hand Workshop, Sawtooth Center for the Visual Arts, Bomani Gallery, CRT Craftery Gallery and Manchester Craftsman’s Guild.
Her work has been prominently featured in traveling exhibitions including “Spirit of the Cloth: African American Quilters,” curated by Edjohnetta Miller for the Craftery Gallery; “Touch: Beyond the Visual,” curated by Angela Adams, National Museum for Women in the Arts for the Arlington Art Center, VA; and “Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects” curated by Willis Bing Davis for the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Ohio.  Camp’s workshops and residencies include the Baltimore Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Longwood Gardens, the Smithsonian Institution, the African American Museum Philadelphia, and Indiana University, Pennsylvania. Her paintings and dolls are in the collections of Anne Wollman, Faith Ringgold, Judith Jamison, the Reader’s Digest, Manchester Craftsman’s Guild and the J.B. Speed Art Museum. Additionally, she has been featured in Essence, Nouvel Objet, the New York Times, FiberArts, National Geographic World, the Village Voice and Smithsonian.
Nastassia A. Davis is a graduate of Montclair State Univesity with a BA in Fine Arts Studio and minor in African-American Studies. As the photographer, subject and editor to all her self-portraits, Nastassia is a one-woman powerhouse, creating colorful, surreal-like digital interpretations from her imagination. Whether inspired by a ground-breaking political story, or personal idea, Nastassia uses herself and a digital camera to question stereotypes and make a statement through the power of a photo. She’s exhibited her work in Washington, D.C., New York City and Switzerland, to name a few. Her work has been included in several publications.
Co-owner of Blockhead Customs, John Morris is South Jersey mixed media artist who specializes in all forms of art. From murals to clothing he uses any material he can get his hands on to express what’s truly under the surface.
Kelley Prevard, a 27-year-old self-taught artist who lives in Pleasantville, uses her art to challenge beliefs about gender, beauty, and race.  In 2016, Prevard won first place for her piece, “Patters of Oppression,” at the Economic Inequality Art Exhibit, was featured in the “Black Art Matters,” exhibition in New York City, and at the Noyes Arts Garage. “I think in our society we can get so caught up on the day-to-day tasks and paying the bills we forget to do what’s in our heart. I feel so lucky I get to do what’s in my heart,” said Prevard, who teaches Art the Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club.


2018 Summer Entertainment Series

Summer Series Tickets are on SALE NOW!

Visit the Welcome Center in the JCC’s Main Lobby, or call 609-822-1167 ext. 0

To purchase tickets online Click Here

The Katz JCC is proud to announce that the line-up for the summer series of entertainment for 2018 is better than ever with performances by Comedian & Actor, Tom Arnold, Grammy Award Winner Singer/Songwriter, Melissa Manchester, Star of “Million Dollar Quartet, Lance Lipinsky and Broadway, Pop and Jazz A Capella group, Blue Jupiter.  Tickets for the entire entertainment series will go on sale January 22.  Tickets to individual shows will go on sale February 5th.

Blue Jupiter
A Capella Performance of Pop, Jazz, Standards & Broadway
July 12

The Summer Series kicks off with a bang with Blue Jupiter, an energetic blend of pop lead vocals, jazzy a cappella harmony and funky beatbox that has garnered standing ovations in 40 states and around the world. Blue Jupiter has worked with producer and American Idol Judge, Randy Jackson, Third Eye Blind and Stella McCartney and sang with Livingston Taylor and Adam Young of Owl City. They performed for 1st Lady Laura Bush, Dick Asher (head of CBS records). Blue Jupiter has performed on Oprah, VH1’s Save the Music, LifetimeTV, Food Network, Microsoft, Honda, The Weather Channel and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

“Rock Baby Rock” Featuring Lance Lipinsky Singer & Star of “Million Dollar Quartet”
July 19
Combined with high energy showmanship, “Rock Baby Rock” features Big Band, Rhythm & Blues, Western Swing, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, the Teen Idol influence, Soul, Surf, the British Invasion and Motown; all contributed to Rock & Roll. Lance Lipinsky played Jerry Lewis in Chicago’s Tony Award-Winning “Million Dollar Quartet.”

Tom Arnold
Comedian & Actor
July 26

As a stand-up comic and never scripted, Arnold is a ball of chaos and charisma on stage and pokes fun at his Midwest past, marital follies and absurd Hollywood stories. Arnold hosted “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” on Fox Sports Network and “My Big Redneck” franchise on CMT. He has played resident comic relief on “Nine Months” with Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore and Robin Williams, “True Lies” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Hero” with Dustin Hoffman and “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” with Mike Myers. Arnold can be seen in “Grassroots” with Stephen Gyllenhaal, “Madea’s Witness Protection with Tyler Perry, “Hit and Run” with Dac Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper, “Any Day” with Sean Bean, Eva Longoria and Kate Walsh, “Sin City Saints,” a Yahoo Comedy Series, with Andrew Santino and Malin Akerman, “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon,” “I am Chris Farley” and in Season 10 of “Trailer Park Boys” on Netflix. Arnold wrote the highly successful television series, “Roseanne,” before eventually serving as Executive Producer for the sitcom.

Melissa Manchester
Grammy Award Winner, Singer/Songwriter
August 2

Melissa Manchester is a Grammy Award winner for hit “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance), an Academy Award Nominee for hit “Through The Eyes of Love” from “Ice Castles” and “I’ll Never Say Goodbye” from “The Promise,” and a Governor’s Award Winner from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science for her contributions to the music & recording arts. Her body of work as a singer/songwriter was a featured exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Manchester has appeared on the “Blossom television series and in films, “For the Boys” and “Dirty Girl.” Her Blockbuster hits include the following but not all: “Midnight Blue,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” and “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.”

All show times begin at 7pm at Katz JCC Auditorium, 501 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate. The Entire Entertainment Series tickets go on sale January 22 at the Katz JCC Box Office for $199 per person and includes all four shows. Individual ticket sales go on sale February 5th.  Blue Jupiter tickets are $50 per person. “Rock Baby Rock” with Lance Lipinsky tickets are $50 per person. Tom Arnold tickets are $65 per person. Melissa Manchester tickets are $65 per person.

For ticket sales or information, please call 609-822-1167, Ext. 0 or click here.

Nothing says Christmas like egg rolls, fried rice and Lo Mein!

Nothing says Christmas like egg rolls, fried rice and Lo Mein. The Katz JCC will host its 5th annual evening of Latkes, Lo Mein and Laughter featuring comedians, Michelle Tomko and Dr. Jeff on December 25 at 6:00pm.

December 25 Event

Back by popular demand after a hilarious evening last year, Michelle Tomko will once again create a night of laughter at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC. Tomko is the recipient of Atlantic City Weekly Nightlife Awards for “Best Comedian” in 2016 & 2017. She has performed everywhere from The Loony Bin in Tulsa Oklahoma to Seashore Gardens in Galloway. Her work has been seen on TMZ, WOND, NPR’s ‘It’s Only a Game’ and The City Pulse. She has appeared at Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Dangerfield’s, The Comedy Stop, Butch Bradley’s Comedy Hideaway, Stockton University, Resorts, The Golden Nugget, Tropicana, Taj Mahal and Showboat. There’s something for everybody as her comedy is a mixed bag of pets, people, politics and living at the shore.

Opening for Tomko will be Dr. Jeff, a hilarious Baby Boomer who grew up in Philadelphia and is a resident of both Southern Florida and Margate.  His humor appeals to his fellow Baby Boomers – and their parents who are lucky enough to be currently living in Florida.  If you have Philly roots or just enjoy great humor from the heart, you’ll be sure to enjoy his shtick.

The Jewish tradition of eating delicious Glatt Kosher Chinese food grew out of a past when all restaurants were closed on Christmas day except for Chinese restaurants.

The early bird cost is only $20 for JCC Members and $25 for guest now through December 21.  After December 21, the date increases to $25 for JCC Members and $36 for guests.  Spaces are limited.  Call or email today to reserve your spot at 609-822-1167 or email Josh Cutler at

Drawing Against Oblivion Exhibit & Special Event with Artist MANFRED BOCKELMANN

Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center and Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University Present Drawing Against Oblivion

This art exhibit features charcoal portraits of children who were victims during the
Holocaust. Many of the portraits that will be on display at the JCC in Margate are linked
to Holocaust survivors and their families from Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland
Counties. The artist, Manfred Bockelmann, explains: “I want to get these children out of
the darkness, and I will continue to draw my portraits as long as I can.”

October 18 – November 6, 2017 Free and Open to the Public
at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 North Jerome Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402.
October 19 – November 6
• Docent-led tours for school groups (grades 5 – 12 and college).
For school groups and reservations: 609-652-4699 or Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m.
• Viewing of the award-winning documentary film, Drawing against Oblivion, followed by a discussion with Manfred Bockelmann and Dr. Marion Hussong.
• Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
• For NJ Educators: 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Monday, October 30 at 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Free seminar for Educators (grades 5 – 12 and college) with a guided tour of the exhibit.
For reservations: 609-652-4699 or


Boathouse Row Meet Author Dotty Brown

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Thursday, August 24

With slides and stories, author Dotty Brown reveals the surprising history of Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, N.J.
on THURS. AUG. 24 at 7 P.M.
Free. RSVP: 609-822-1167 x 0

Sugar Ray Leonard to Become ‘Main Event’ at the Katz JCC’s Sports Night



Sugar Ray Leonard, Olympian and boxing world champion will be the keynote speaker at the Third Annual Jackie & Hank Herskowitz Sports Night fundraising event on Thursday, August 17 from 7 to 10pm at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate, NJ.

One of the most enthralling sports figures of our time, Sugar Ray Leonard faced the difficulties of life head-on and then swept them aside. After winning a gold medal in boxing at the 1976 Olympic Games, he turned professional to help his family defer mounting medical bills incurred because of his father’s illness. During his twenty-year professional career, Leonard also won world titles in the welterweight, junior middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight divisions. He was the first boxer to win world titles in five different weight classes, a record that stands to this day.

“We’re extremely honored to have Sugar Ray Leonard here with us at our Annual Sports Night,” said Chairman of the Katz JCC Sports Night fundraising event, Jeff Herskowitz.  “Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the legendary sports icons of the 20th century whose very name epitomizes boxing and conjures the image of a champion.”

Sugar Ray Leonard will share his story, presenting a portrait of strength, courage and resilience, in and out of the ring. He’ll make a powerful case for his principles of success to making dreams come true, staying at the top and dealing with change.

The event has been named after the late Jackie & Hank Herskowitz of Margate whose philanthropy helped so many. Their philanthropic legacy will continue with the Third Annual Jackie & Hank Herskowitz Sports Night fundraising event, which raises money for its scholarship fund to further its mission to provide the children and seniors of Atlantic County, as well as the community as a whole, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives.

General Admission for Sports Night is one ticket for $200 or two tickets for $375. Ticket packages and sponsorship opportunities are available and include a VIP Meet and Greet with Sugar Ray Leonard during the reception.


“Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean” Exhibition Featured at Katz JCC

“Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean”

Exhibition Featured at Katz JCC

Reception and Book Talk with photographer Wyatt Gallery July 11

Margate, NJ (June 6, 2017) –  “Jewish Treasures of The Caribbean” is on display from July 5 – July 28 and features photographs of the oldest Jewish synagogues and cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere, surprisingly located in the Caribbean, as seen through the lens of award-winning photographer Wyatt Gallery.

The traveling exhibition features more than three dozen framed photographs from the recently published book of the same title that “captures the little-known history of the Jews of the Caribbean, as seen through remaining historic sites in Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Eustatius, St. Thomas, and Suriname,” according to Gallery. “These Jewish communities date back to the mid-1600s and are home to the first synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere.”

“Once home to the most powerful and prosperous Jewish enclaves in the Americas, these communities have significantly dwindled and only five historic synagogues remain in use today,” according to the exhibit website. “Many cemeteries with ornate gravestones carved by gifted masons reveal the ravaging effects of natural disasters, neglect, pollution, and vandalism.”

“The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness of the need for preservation of these little-known historic sites of the legacy of Judaism.” Says the Philadelphia-born Gallery — whose tagline is “A person, not a place.”

“While photographing the devastation after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, I realized that a similar fate could happen to any of these historic synagogues at any time,” said Gallery, who is based in New York City.

Gallery’s exhaustive survey of these remarkable sacred sites is published for the first time in “Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean” (Schiffer, 2017). The book presents more than 200 exquisite color images along with comprehensive texts that together tell the fascinating and little-known history of the earliest Jewish communities to settle in the Americas.

One scene captured in the exhibit is of tallits, or Jewish prayer shawls. Another highlights a cemetery from the 1700s on a cloudy day, and yet another shows a more densely populated cemetery from the 1600s. Some photos take you inside the synagogues to see the Sephardic architectural design and others explore ruins from the past.

Gallery first discovered one of the sites that comprise “Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean” while heading to Aruba on assignment with the New York Times. He was living in Trinidad at the time, and en route to Aruba he stopped over at Curaçao and was surprised to stumble on the oldest synagogue in the Americas.

The Times continued to send him to various islands in the Caribbean photographing travel stories, “and coincidentally I was sent to locations that were home to more of these historic synagogues,” he said.

A special reception and book talk with Wyatt Gallery will be on Tuesday, July 11 6-8pm at Katz JCC.

The month long exhibit is open during the JCC’s normal operation hours: Monday – Thursday, 5:30am – 10:00pm; Friday, 5:30am – 6:00pm; Saturday & Sunday, 7:00am – 5:00pm. Katz JCC is located at 501 N Jerome Avenue Margate, NJ 08402.

Wyatt Gallery, a native of Philadelphia and past adjunct-professor at the University of Pennsylvania, received his BFA from NYU Tisch School of The Arts in 1997 and is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, the PDN 30, and the ICP Infinity Award. He has published four books and his photographs are in numerous public and private collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the George Eastman House, American Express, and Comcast.  His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker and featured in Esquire, Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, and Oprah’s OWN Network, amongst others.

Gallery’s past books Tent Life: Haiti and #SANDY have successfully raised over $60,000 to support communities affected by natural disasters. Wyatt is represented by Foley Gallery and Redux Pictures in New York City.

For more information on the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, visit For more information about “Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean,” contact Katz JCC Special Events Coordinator, Melissa Vola at 609-822-1167 ext. 159.

Barks at the Beach: Pet Fair & Doggie Dash!

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June 30, 2017

Spend the day with your pet and enjoy related events for both you and your favorite furbaby! Join us for Barks at the Beach: 1st Annual Pet Fair & Doggie Dash on Friday, June 30th 2017 10am-1pm.

Stop by the free outdoor Pet Festival at the JCC in Margate with your favorite buddy to learn something new from some of the biggest pet services and businesses in the area or join in on one of the fun, hilarious pet activities, contests and games! Did someone say obstacle course?!

Walk, jog or run in the Doggie Dash on a designated path in the beautiful, quaint shore town of Margate with plenty of water stops along the way. Lots of prizes and giveaways for all! Only $20 for each dog & human combo and $10 for any additional dog. Doggie Dash registration is at 10am and dash starts at 10:30am.

Online Registration

Doggie Dash Registration & Waiver

Barks at the Beach is a pet and family friendly event bringing together community resources, corporate partners and animal lovers alike. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Humane Society of Ocean City.

For questions and/or sponsorship/vendor information, contact Melissa Vola at 609-822-1167 ext. 159 or

Download the sponsorship and vendor information Barks at the Beach Sponsorship Levels.