Jewish Culture

Both in person and virtual programs have returned to the JCC!  From education author series to the upcoming art displays, the JCC is brining back some of our most popular events for active adults in our community.

All programs will follow COVID-19 guidelines.

In-Person Programs

Attendance for all in person events is currently limited to 10 guests.  A mask covering one’s nose and mouth must be worn indoors and may only be taken off when eating or drinking.  Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.

Hipstory Art Series: Iconic Art from Israel to Margate

Coming Soon!

36 original artist prints include ten transformed portraits of Israel’s most iconic and historical leaders, from David Ben-Gurion to Ariel Sharon, all on display like you’ve never seen before.

Funded in part by Jewish Community Foundation and the Annual Campaign of Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties.

This exhibition will be on display at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC beginning March 21, 2021. All prints in the display are available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Milton & Betty Katz JCC.

Virtual Programs

Social distancing is challenging for anyone, but thanks to today’s technology, we can continue to connect, learn and stay engaged in Jewish life virtually with the Katz JCC’s FREE Zoom programs throughout the year. Held in conjunction with community partners and other JCCs, these virtual programs offer the opportunity to enjoy presentations and learn about a wide array of topics.

For more information contact Josh Cutler, Program Director by calling 609-822-1167 or email

Mini-Course: Rethinking the American History of Zionism

Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited: New Echoes of My Father’s German Village by Mimi Schwartz

May 4, May 11, and May 18

7:30–8:30pm ET

Support for the state of Israel is a defining component of American Jewish identity today, but it was not always that way. Indeed, for much of American Jewish history, communal leaders grappled with the challenges presented by Jewish nationalism and imagined their relationship with Jewish sovereignty in ways that would likely be decried as unacceptable by Jewish leaders today. This course offers an overview of the history of American Zionism in the twentieth century with a special emphasis on appreciating the historical diversity of American Jewish views on Zionism and what factors shaped current parameters for the relationship.

Featuring Noam Pianko

Noam Pianko

Noam Pianko is the Samuel N. Stroum Chair of Jewish Studies and Professor in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. His research interests include modern Jewish history, Zionism, and American Judaism. He is currently examining Zionism in the context of the Cold War.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Klatt Family and the Harry Stern Family Foundation.

Author Insights: The Paris Photo 

Wednesday, April 14 at 4 – 5:00 pm

Free with Advance Registration! 

Named by Kirkus as “one of the best books of 2019,” Jane S. Gabin’s The Paris Photo is set in Paris near the end of WWII and in the present. Based on truth and inspired by her father’s actions, Gabin’s thoroughly researched novel tells of a young US Army soldier who arrives in Paris and forms a friendship with one particular mother and son. The repercussions of this relationship carry forward into the present day. 

With the frightening rise of anti-Semitism and xenophobia today, many of the book’s messages are especially meaningful. 

Join Gabin to hear about the real-life events that led her to write the novel and learn more about German occupation of Paris from this personal perspective.