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Welcome Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American Exhibit

“Baseball was a kind of secular church that reached into every class and region of the nation and bound millions upon millions of us together in common concerns, loyalties, rituals, enthusiasms, and antagonisms. Baseball made me understand what patriotism was about.” — Philip Roth, My Baseball Years

Welcome Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American Exhibit

On Display at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC NOW – September 18, 2018

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American is about the central role our national pastime has played in the lives of American minority communities as they sought to understand and express the ideals, culture, and behaviors of their homeland—or challenge them.

The pop-up style exhibit, exploring the central role that our national pastime has played in the identity of Jews and other minority groups will run from August, 2018 through September 18, 2018 in the Main Lobby of the Milton & Betty Katz JCC in Margate, NJ.

Both the pop-up version of and the large-scale exhibition, from on which it is based were  created by Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History and will feature photos, original films and digital interactives that tell the story of how Jews and other immigrants and minorities navigated American culture and addressed the ongoing challenges of life in the U.S., through the lens of baseball.

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American not only celebrates the on and off the field accomplishments and contributions of legendary Jewish ballplayers such as Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax but illuminates other barrier-breaking iconic players like Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio and Roberto Clemente.

Major support provided by:

sponsors

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American is organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia

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

Active Adult & Senior Expo presented by AtlantiCare

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Admission is Free & Open to the Public

The Milton & Betty Katz JCC and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber announce the return of the Active Adult & Senior Expo on Thursday, September 26, from 10am to 2pm at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Avenue, Margate.

The event includes access to information on products and services from vendors, a panel of speaker on various topics pertaining to active adults in our community and interactive demonstrations and classes offered by the fitness staff at the JCC.

The morning speaker panel will offer a free continental breakfast  and provide guests an opportunity to ask the panel of professionals’ questions on the topics being covered.

Free shuttles sponsored by the Atlantic County Department of Intergenerational Services will be available from the Boscov’s parking lot in Egg Harbor Township, as well as 55 and older communities in Longport, Margate, Ventnor and Atlantic City beginning at 10:00am and operating every 30 minutes.

Caregivers and younger adults are encouraged to attend to gather valuable information and gain a better understanding of the valuable services offered in our community.

  • Screenings and fitness classes and demonstrations will be available for all
  • FREE transportation is available from various locations
  • FREE continental breakfast

For questions, please call 609-822-1167 ext.159 or email mvola@jccatlantic.org.

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at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC
501 N. Jerome Avenue
Margate, NJ 08402