Adult Programs & Events

 

Adult Programs & Events
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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.

Musical Mondays a Duo of Israeli Musical Events

This two part series will highlight Israeli musicians. Coffee, tea and a light brunch will be served.

October 15 at 10:30 am

SHLOMO SHAI: Israeli Singer, Musician and Humorist
A versatile entertainer, accomplished singer and pianist. Shai’s repertoire spans Yiddish, Israeli, Klezmer, Ladino, Jewish, English, Italian, French and Russian hits withinternational, dance and jazz standards. He has a great rapport with the audience and his delightful and exciting performance has been enjoyed by thousands.

October 29 at 10:30 am

ESTERE DIVA: Israeli Concert Vocalist
Performing various hits of Jewish genres from traditional Yiddish to modern Israeli. Diva has performed at Carnegie Hall and concertizes internationally. With an angelic voice and a dynamic stage presence, she captivates her audience with her unique style, phenomenal talent and effortless notes.

$5 members / $8 guests in advance
$8 members / $10 guests at the door

Dinner & a Movie

Wednesday, October 24 Movie: Oceans 8

Wednesday, November 28 Movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Wednesday, December 19 Movie: Mama Mia: Here We Go Again!

Dinner and a Movie includes a full course meal including a kosher meat main course, salad, soup & dessert. Dinner will begin at 5:00 pm and will be followed by an entertaining movie on the JCC’s big screen. Kosher laws will be observed.

$18 members / $20 guests up to one week in advance

$20 members / $23 guests the week of the event

Mahjong Brunch

Friday, September 7

Friday, September 21

Wednesday, October 10

Monday, November 26

Thursday, December 13

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

$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, October 11 – November 8

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Call today for more information, or to register. 609-822-1167 ext. 0

 

Brunch & Learn

Our monthly Brunch & Learn’s feature brunch and informational sessions and documentary films on Judaism, Israel or Jewish history.  All are invited!

Exploring the enigma of Terezin

Thursday, September 13 at 10:30 am

Speaker: Richard D. Bank, Esq. is the author of eight books including The Everything Judaism Book, I am Terezin, and Feig, a novel.  Richard has taught writing courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and other venues. He currently is on faculty at Rosemont College in the Graduate Publishing and MFA programs where he teaches courses including creative nonfiction and publishing law.

Film: Terezin, Resistance and Revival – Hear inspiring stories from survivors of the Nazi concentration camp at Terezin, where many notable Jewish musicians, composers, artists, and theater professionals were housed.

Tuesday, October 16 at 10:30 am

Speaker: Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport –Jewish Humor: The Rabbi’s Top Ten Jokes
Film: Mel Brooks: Make A Noise!

Wednesday, November 21 at 10:30 am

Speaker: Rabbi David Weis of Beth Israel – The Jewish Connection to Thanksgiving
Film: Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray

Brunch & Learn Pricing: 

$4 members | $6 guests when paid in advance

$6 members | $10 guests at the door

 

Coffee Klatch:

Political Discussion Group

 

 

 

Thursday, September 20

Thursday, October 18

Thursday, November 15

Thursday, December 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 10:00 am 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.

Final Sale: the End of Jewish-Owned Businesses in Nazi Berlin Exhibition

November 1 – 18

Temporary exhibition offering a detailed portrait of many of the thousands of Jewish-owned businesses that were closed or taken over by non-Jewish Germans after the Nazis took power in Germany in 1933. The focus on a limited number of companies of varying sizes and economic branches is revealing in many ways. Clearly, Jewish businesses were a vibrant and diverse part of the general German economy before the Third Reich. Once the Nazis took power, the pressure to sell or emigrate, including legal persecution became stronger over time, and impossible to resist after Kristallnacht on November 9-10, 1938. Eventually, all Jewish businesses were closed, sold-usually at far below their actual value-or taken over by non-Jews. Many of the owners were able to emigrate, but others became victims of the Nazi camps. By viewing this history of discrimination and state-sanctioned theft of private property, attendees will gain a better understanding of the ways that civil society and human decency could be subverted in a short period of time.

Final Sale: Opening Night Reception

Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 pm

This evening will includes speakers from Stockton University recounting this important episode in European Jewish History including Dr. Ann Millen from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

This program is free and open to the entire community.

JCC & AARP Spring Drivers Safety Class

Thursday, October 4

Tuesday, December 4

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This full day 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.  Please note, there will be a 40 minute break for a packed lunch (not included). The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks must be payable to AARP.  Spaces are limited to the first 25 paid registrants. Call Josh Cutler at 609-822-1167 Ext. 138 to register.

 

 

 

ACTIVE ADULT & SENIOR EXPO

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 27 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn from many local vendor and services booths which are intended to offer information and answer your questions about how you can improve your lifestyle or a loved ones. Enjoy a very informative and interesting medical professional speaker panel with health related topics relevant to you.

  • FREE flu Shots, hearing screenings, health 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.

Click Here for a vendor & sponsorship pdf form. Email completed form to mvola@jccatlantic.org.

American Reg Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 31 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 licence are required to 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.   Learn more about making a life – saving blood donation at redcross.org or call 609-822-1167 ext. 138 today to make an appointment.

 

Jewish Author Series

October 15 – November 19

The Milton & Betty Katz will highlight four Jewish Authors this fall as part of a Jewish Author Series.  Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.

Monday, October 15 at 7:00 pm

Martin Fletcher, Promised Land: A Novel of Israel

Acclaimed author and former NBC News’ Middle East correspondent and Tel Aviv Bureau chief, Fletcher has won many coveted literature awards including five Emmys.

Ann Huber, Lost and Found: Surviving Displacement, Finding Love, Uncovering Secrets.
Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm
Born in Communist Romania, Huber’s family fled to Israel and then to Canada.  Her first novel tells the story of her amazing journey from behind the iron curtain to freedom.

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm

Gerri Chanel, Saving Mona Lisa, The Battle To Protect the Louvre and its Treasury from the Nazis

Gerry Chanel will speak about her five years of research in France.  Chanel’s newest book focuses on the story that serves as a vignette in the George Clooney film, The Monuments Men.

Monday, November 19 at 7:00 pm

Jamie Bernstein, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

Jamie Bernstein, oldest daughter of revered composer, Leonard Bernstein offers a rare and intimate look at her father’s life as one of the greatest American musicians in the modern age with her newest book.

$10 for members | $12 for guests up to one week before the event
$12 for members | $14 for guests after one week before the event

For more information contact Josh Cutler at 609-822-1167 x 138 or email jcutler@jccatlantic.org

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