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!
Dinner & a Movie
First Man | Tuesday, January 29| 5:00 pm
A Star is Born | Tuesday, February 26 | 5:00 pm
Bohemian Rhapsody | Tuesday, March 26 | 5:00 pm
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
JEWISH JOURNEYS: CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR
Tuesday, February 5 | 6:00 pm
Join us for an interesting speaker and a delicious Glatt Kosher Chinese buffet. Stick around for Mahjong fun! Presenter David Z. Moster, author of Etrog: How A Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol, will speak about the etrog fruit from its evolutionary home in Yunnan China to its role in the celebration of Sukkot during the Second Temple period. Learn what Sukkot was like before and after arrival of the Chinese etrog. Stick around after David’s talk for dessert and an opportunity to play the Chinese game of Mahjong.
Advanced Registration Required.
Register by 2/4 and SAVE $4!
$20 for Members | $24 for Guests
Friday, January 25 | 10:30 am
Friday, February 22 | 10:30 am
Friday, March 8 | 10:30 am
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.
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 | 10:30 am
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 | 10:30 am
Performer/Presenter: Shlomo Shai, Accordionist, Composer and Pianist
Film: Everything is a Present: The Wonder & Grace of Alice Sommer Herz
Monday, March 4 | 10:30 am
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
Political Discussion Group
Thursday, January 17 | 10:30 am
Thursday, February 21 | 10:30 am
Thursday, March 21 | 10:30 am
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.
Free Computer Class Series
Mondays & Wednesdays | 10:30 – 11:30am
-iPhone, iPad or Android device
-Text messaging and group texting
-Taking and managing photos
-Sending and managing email
-Accessing the internet
-Updating your settings
Please bring your smart phone, iPad or Android device with you to class.
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.
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 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.
Introduction to Mosaics
This four week class for mosaic beginners will teach you the skills to create your own beautiful artwork. Students will learn how to select the proper backer, use of the proper tools, glass and other found items to create their own personalized art. Instructor, Jill Snyder is a local juried artist whose work is shown in galleries across the East Coast. Open to all skill levels. All materials and tools are included.
Limited to 8 participants.
$180 for Members |$220 for Guests
Jan. 29, 30, Feb. 5, 6 (Feb. 12 is a makeup class)
6:30 – 8:30 pm
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
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
Pretty Woman at the Nederlander Theatre Bus Trip
Wednesday, March 6
One of the most beloved films of the 90s, Pretty Woman launched the career of Julia Roberts and set the template for every romantic comedy to come. Created by the movie’s director, Gary Marshall, his vision is fulfilled with Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams providing the score. Directing and choreographing the show is two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell of Kinky Boots and On Your Feet!
Cost: $175 | includes round trip transportation from the Katz JCC and seats in the front mezzanine. Lunch will be on your own.
Spaces are limited, reserve your spot today.