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.

Stop by the Welcome Center in the JCC Lobby or call 609-822-1167 to attend any of the programs listed below today!

Introduction to Mosaics

Wednesday’s Six week  class beginning  November 14.*

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Learn the skills to create your own beautiful mosaic artwork in this six week class for beginners at the Katz JCC.  Students will learn how to select the best mosaic tile backer and how to use the proper mosaic tools, glass and other found items to create their own personalized art.

No experience with mosaics is necessary.  Instructor, Jill Snyder is a local artist whose work is shown in galleries throughout the east coast and will provide support and guidance.  All materials and tolls are included.

The class will be limited to eight participants and is open to all skill levels.  All materials and tools are included.

$180 members | $220 guests

*No class Wed. November 21

Dinner & a Movie

Crazy Rich Asians | Wednesday, November 28 | 5:00pm
Operation Finale | Wednesday, December 19 | 5:00pm
A Star is Born | Tuesday, January 29| 5:00pm
First Man | Tuesday, February 26 | 5:00pm
Bohemian Rhapsody  | Tuesday, March 26 | 5:00pm

Dinner & Movie includes a movie on the big screen and a full course meal with a kosher meat main course, salad, soup and dessert. Kosher laws will be observed.

$18 members | $20 guests up to one week before the date of the event

$20 members | $23 guests up to one week before the date of the event

Bus Trip to Washington, DC

Sunday, November 18

Join us for a bus trip to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Open to the entire community!  The bus leaves the JCC at 7:00 am and returns at 7:30 pm.
$54 for adults | $36 for students

Spaces are very limited

Latkes Lo Mein & Laughter

Tuesday, December 25 | 6:00 pm

This fun, entertaining  evening centers around the Jewish tradition of eating delicious Glatt Kosher Chinese food and enjoying time together at the movies; however, instead of a movie, we’re excited to hose Jewish comedian, Jeff Madanick!

Jeff Madanick is a Baby Boomer comedian 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 in Florida already.  If you have Philly roots or just enjoy great humor from the heart, you’ll surely enjoy his shtick.

Click here to register now!

$22 for members | $28 for guests through December 18
$30 for members | $36 for guests after December 18

Mahjong Brunch

Monday, November 26 | 10:30am
Monday, December 17 | 10:30am
Friday, January 25 | 10:30am
Friday, February 22 | 10:30am
Friday, March 8 | 10:30am

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.

$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

Brunch & Learn

Learn from a variety of different speakers and watch a documentary film on Judaism, Israel or Jewish history over brunch.

Wednesday, November 21 at 10:30 am

Speaker: Rabbi David Weis of Beth Israel – The Jewish Connection to Thanksgiving
Film: Above & Beyond

Friday, January 4 | 10:30 am

Presentation: Theresienstadt through Public Memory and the Art of Bedrich Fritta
Josh Cutler, Katz JCC Program Director, Presenter
Film: 
Operation Anthropoid

Thursday, January 24 | 10:30am

Presentation: Coming to America: 200 Years of US Immigration Policies – How Have We Changed?  Meryl Rodgers, Presenter
Film: They Came for Good
A History of the Jews in the US: Taking Root, 1820-1880

Wednesday, February 20 | 10:30am

Performer/Presenter: Shlomo Shai, Accordionist, Composer and Pianist
Film: Everything is a Present: The Wonder & Grace of Alice Sommer Herz

Monday, March 4 | 10:30am

Performer/Presenter: Dr. David Podles, Acclaimed International Concert Violinist
Film: Orchestra of Exiles

Brunch & Learn Pricing: 

$4 for Members | $6 for Guests when paid in advance
$6 for Members | $10 for Guests at the door

 

Coffee Klatch:

Political Discussion Group

Thursday, November 15 | 10:30am
Thursday, December 20 | 10:30am
Thursday, January 17 | 10:30am
Thursday, February 21 | 10:30am
Thursday, March 21 | 10:30am

The Israel & World Events Coffee Klatch is a fun, casual, social group that includes coffee, delicious refreshments and great conversation about Israel/U.S. news and world events. Schmooze, kvetch, kvell and enjoy conversation with new and old friends. $4 for guests. Free for JCC and Village at the Shore members.

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.

JCC & AARP Drivers Safety Class

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 45 minute break for a packed lunch (not included).

$15 for AARP members | $20 for non AARP members. Spaces are limited to the first 25 paid registrants.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Next Date: Thursday, February 14

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.

Wednesday, November 7 | 7:00 pm
Ann Huber
Lost and Found: Surviving Displacement, Finding Love, Uncovering Secrets
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 | 7:00 pm
Gerri Chanel
Saving Mona Lisa, The Battle To Protect the Louvre and its Treasury from the Nazis
Superbly researched and accompanied by riveting photographs of the period, Saving Mona Lisa is a compelling true story of art and beauty, intrigue and ingenuity, and remarkable moral courage in the face of one of the most fearful enemies in history.

Monday, November 19 | 7:00 pm
Jamie Bernstein
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein
The 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.

$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

Israel @70 Double Feature Friday Film Festival

For the best in Israeli cinema this winter, look no further than the Katz JCC. All films are in Hebrew with English subtitles. A light brunch, tea and coffee will be served. These events are free and open to the entire community.

Friday, December 14 

The Band’s Visit (romantic comedy)

An Egyptian police brass band heads to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center but ends up stranded in a desolate, almost forgotten, small Israeli town in the heart of the desert.

The Green Prince (documentary) | 12:30 pm

A world of betrayals, impossible choices, and deadly secrets are exposed detailing the extraordinary true story of a Palestinian born Israeli informant and his Israeli Shin Bet handler.

Friday, December 28

Fill the Void (drama) | 10:30 am

The story of a young Orthodox girl who must choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty when her older sister, Esther, passes away and her widowed husband threatens to the leave the country.

Zero Motivation (comedy) | 12:30 pm

A hilarious and dark portrait of everyday life for a unit of young female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost, it plays out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black.

Jewish Journeys: Jews from Around the World


“The Etgrog: How a Chinese Fruit Became  a Jewish Symbol”
Presented by Author, David Z. Moster
Tuesday, February 5
6:00pm

Every year before the holiday of Sukkot, Jews all around the world purchase an Etrog, a lemon-like fruit, to participate in the holiday ritual. David Z. Moster tracks the etrog from its evolutionary home in Yunnan, China, to the lands of India, Iran, and finally Israel, where it became integral to the Jewish celebration of Sukkot during the Second Temple period. Moster explains what Sukkot was like before and after the arrival of the etrog, and why the etrog’s identification as the “choice tree fruit” of Leviticus 23:40 was by no means predetermined.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year this evening with this interesting topic and speaker after a delicious Glatt kosher Chinese buffet!

Register by 2/4 and receive $4 off!
$20 for Members | $24 for Guests

 

 

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