Jewish Culture

Still Traveling: Breathtaking Barcelona

Four Mondays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 

2 – 3:15 pm on Zoom

Let virtual trip leader James Sokol zoom you to this beautiful, vibrant, colorful city to meet and “tour” with our fantastic, professional, local guide Marta, who will share her passion for and knowledge of different aspects of this exciting city.  “Trips” include: 

  • Introduction: The Country, the Region, the City (Oct 4) 
  • Gaudi: A Modernist Master (Oct 11) 
  • La Sagrada Familia (Oct 18) 
  • The Jewish Quarter (Oct 25) 

Produced by the OMJCC and the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance

Still Traveling: Picturesque Paris

Mondays, November 1, 8, 15 & 22 

2 – 3:15 pm on Zoom 

Back by popular demand with 4 new tours, our terrific, professional, local guide leads this new series – created especially for our Alliance – of interesting tours.  Join James Sokol to zoom off to visit different neighborhoods in the gorgeous and romantic “City of Light!”   


Exploring Broadway: “I Want” Songs

Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28 

4 – 5:30 pm on Zoom 

Dancer, choreographer, director, Bob Fosse (think “jazz hands!”), said that most songs fall into two categories: 1) “I Want” songs and 2) “I Am” songs.  Usually the 2nd or 3rd number in a musical, the “I Want” song is a way to engage the audience with the main character’s hopes, dreams, goals, or desires, which often propels him/her through the rest of the show.  Explore “I Want” songs in our October series and “I Am” songs in our December series.  Join James Sokol for a journey with audio & video performance clips of these compelling and propelling songs. From soaring ballads to charming ditties, songs will come from the “Golden Age” to recent shows.  Come for the songs; stay for the fun.

Produced by the OMJCC and the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance

Judaism 101’ with Rabbi Julia Appel

Classes begin Tuesday October 19

7:00 – 8:30 pm

A class to cover all the Jewish stuff you want to know but didn’t know who to ask. Whether you identify as Jewish or not, have prior knowledge of Judaism or don’t, we’ll address major topics of Jewish living, from Shabbat and the holidays to lifecycle events and prayers. Join from anywhere in the world!

About Rabbi Julia Appel

Rabbi Julia Appel is the Director of Innovation Training and Curriculum at Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and is passionate about making Jewish wisdom accessible to people from all walks of life.

Hipstory Art Series: Iconic Art from Israel to Margate

On Display Now – October 2021

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.

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.

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