Community & Culture

The JCC of Atlantic County offers programs, infused with Jewish values, for adults of all ages.  No matter your culture, faith or denomination, our activities are designed to engage you intellectually, physically, and socially.  From recreational activities and personal enrichment classes, to Jewish learning and travel, the Katz JCC aims to provide endless opportunities for our active adults to live a rich, full life.  Our focus is on kehillah, community.

Israeli Dance Classes

Monday, June 5

7:00 – 8:30 pm

To dance is to live and to live is to dance!

Learn Israeli style dance from one of New Jersey’s premiere dance instructors. Each session will include the ABC’s – Aleph, Bet and Gimmel of Israeli dance!

Member $10
Guest $15

Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Speaker Panel

June 7, 2023

6:30 pm

Celebrate Israel and the IDF Soldiers in Our Community

Share the experiences of Yehuda Amir, Moshe Shinar, Iris Harari and Iris Levy, members of our community who served in the Israeli Armed Forces.

Free and Open to the Community

Day Trips

Grounds for Sculpture

Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Friday, June 16

Bus Departs at 9:30 am
Bus Returns at 5:00 pm

Day trip to one of the premier cultural destinations in New Jersey. Stroll through the gardens and galleries and experience an immersive experience at the 42-acre campus of Grounds for Sculpture.

After your tour, enjoy lunch on your own at Rat’s Cafe, which boasts an authentic European aesthetic, bold French menu, warm service and fresh seasonality.

Phillies Game Day Trip

Thursday, July 20

Bus Departs at 9:00 am

Join us for a fun filled day of baseball at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia to see the Phillies play the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cost includes bus and ticket to the game.

Katz JCC Book Club

Each month features a new book provided by the Katz JCC. The Book Club meets once per month to discuss the book of the month. Interested participants must register for each month to receive a free copy of the book.

Upcoming Meetings Dates:

June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11 and December 13 | 6 pm

June Featured Book: By The Grace of the Game: the Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy and an Unprecedented American Dream

Author Dan Grunfeld will be joining us via zoom to discuss his book, By The Grace of the Game: the Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy and an Unprecedented American Dream

FREE Registration – Advanced registration is required.


Made possible by funds from the Atlantic County Office of Culture & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Bridge for Beginners

Instructor: Martin DeBruin
6 Sessions

Tuesdays | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to play bridge from one of the best, second placed national bridge player, the JCC’s very own Martin DeBruin.

Member: $55              Guest: $60

Bridge Supervised Play

Instructor: Martin DeBruin
6 Sessions

Fridays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Play through full bridge games supervised by instructor Martin DeBruin

Member: $55               Guest: $60

Mahjong & Canasta Dinner

Enjoy a complete dinner with desserts, coffee and tea.

Wednesday, June 14 • 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Coffee Klatch

Join the conversation about local, national and international politics, religion, technology and family news at the JCC.

Moderated by Tina Serota, Village Community Specialist

Upcoming Events:

June 22 10:30 am

Contact: Tina Serota, Membership Director Village By The Shore
609-822-1109 Phone Ext. 105

Hebrew for Beginners

Instructor: Iris Harari Berkowitz
7 Sessions Beginning May 3

Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00 am

Learn the Aleph, Bet, Gimmel from Israel-Transplant-Margate Resident, Iris Harari Berkowitz.

Member: $50               Guest: $65

Conversational Yiddish

Instructor: Molly Golubcow
6 Sessions Beginning May 2

Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Learn basic conversational Yiddish surrounding your favorite topics including
food, family and entertainment. Even a little “shilt”!

Member: $50               Guest: $65

An Evening with Michael Salamov

5-time James Beard Award-Winning Chef

Thursday, July 6 | 6:30 pm

Beloved champion of Israel’s extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape, executive chef, and co-owner of Philadelphia’s Zahav and Laser Wolf, recently featured on Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil, Michael Solomonov is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces.   Widely regarded as one of the country’s top chefs and entrepreneurs, Solomonov will be joining the JCC for an evening of fundraising for Camp By The Sea including a Q & A on his book, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.

Individual Ticket: $54

Purchase Book Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking to be Signed at Event: $36

Master Crafters

Modeled after the Israeli Program Yad L’kashish, the Healing Hand, the JCC Master Crafters Art & Culture Program offers a series of classes to engage the adult population in the Atlantic County Area.