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2020 Summer Series

Summer Series packages available Monday, January 20 | $199

Individual show tickets available Monday, February 3

For ticket sales or questions, call 609-822-1167 or stop by the Welcome Desk.

Maureen McGovern
Broadway and Recording Artist
Thursday, July 9 at 7:00pm | $65

Go on a nostalgic musical journey with
Maureen McGovern

Elegantly sophisticated, powerfully gutsy, Maureen McGovern is a superstar whose career spans Broadway, Grammy nominations and the Oscar-winning hit song, The Morning After. With her own recipe of panache and artistry, Maureen takes audiences on a nostalgic musical journey with her wide vocal range and intimate reinvention of classics from Great American Songbook, American Pops, film, theater, jazz and inspirational music.

Viva Pavarotti
Starring Stanislas Vitort, Vladyslav Gorai and Yevgeny Shapovalov
Thursday, July 23 at 7:00pm | $60

A special tribute to Luciano Pavarotti
witness the beauty of the greatest
male operatic voice of the 20th century

Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. He expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. While magic was created when Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras met onstage and became the Three Tenors, Pavarotti’s fame hit new heights with his annual Pavarotti and Friends concerts, joining with prominent pop stars such as Liza Minnelli, Stevie Wonder, Bono, and others, to raise the profile of classical music.

The 5th Dimension

The 5th Dimension
Soul, R&B Recording Artist
Thursday, August 6 at 7:00pm | $65

Enjoy one of the most prolific soul,
R&B groups in musical history

The mélange, coined as “Champagne Soul,” is one of America’s most celebrated vocal groups, leaving crowds wanting more from their amazing treasure trove of hits. Garnering seven Grammys, 22 Top 40 hits, five #1 songs (including the mega hit, Up, Up and Away, Wedding Bell Blues, One Less Bell to Answer, Last Night I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All and the
iconic Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In). The 5th Dimension is in the Grammy Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has endeared millions of fans to its champagne soul sound.

Broadway at the Movies
Broadway Stars
Thursday, August 20 at 7:00pm | $55

Take a musical journey through 80
years of Cinema and Musical Theatre

Tony Award Nominee, Josh Young, is joined by his wife and fellow Broadway star, Emily Padgett, as they take you on a musical featuring songs from fan favorites such as The Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more. The stars of the show share personal anecdotes and fascinating stories chronicling the history of the Movie Musical. Classics as If I Loved You, Over the Rainbow, Heaven on Their Minds, I Dreamed a Dream, Maria, Music of the Night and many more beloved tunes will be enjoyed by the audience.

Join the Katz JCC for a new twist on an old game…Drag Diva Bingo

Thursday, March 5

Doors Open at 6:00pm | Games Start at 6:30pm

Purchase tickets HERE!

Fun! Laughs! Prizes!

Hosted by Brittany Lynn

Bring your friends for a night of fun and entertainment! Host, Brittany Lynn and her bingo divas have appeared in casino shows all over the tri-state area, giving the best in celebrity impersonation, so expect to see some of your favorite divas live and in person!

Tickets: $35pp | Table of 10: $300
Purchase tickets here or visit the Welcome Desk in the JCC Main Lobby

Proceeds benefit the Katz JCC Scholarship Fund supporting children, families, seniors and others in need.

BYOB and snacks.

Ticket availability at the door are not guaranteed.
Tickets are not refundable.


The Milton & Betty Katz JCC’s Early Childhood Center has a commitment to the community to live up to its aspirations – to learn, to grow, to be active and to help guide families on a path to a meaningful life. The purpose of this fundraising event, Drag Queen Bingo, is to provide educational resources in the development of our children’s literacy, social and mathematical skills. Our efforts can’t take effect unless we have the support of everyone in our community.  We need your help of sponsorship. By sponsoring, together we can continue to ensure that everyone can live up to their aspirations regardless of age, income or background.

  • Event Sponsor | $500:  One (1) table of 10 tickets to JCC’s Drag Queen Bingo event  | Verbal mention during event | Recognition in the Program Guide | JCC website recognition with logo link | Recognition in press releases as an event sponsor | Material inclusion on tables during event | Sponsor recognition on signage at event
  • Designer Bag Sponsor | $250*: Sponsor of one (1) game bag. Verbal mention during JCC’s Drag Queen Bingo event as the “Designer Bag Sponsor” | Recognition in the Program Guide | Material inclusion on tables during event | Sponsor recognition on signage at event
    *Exclusive to one company per bag
  • Raffle Basket or Donor*: Mention at JCC’s Drag Queen Bingo event *One basket of items valued at a minimum of $100 or $100 monetary donation to be provided and donated to the JCC
  • Gift Card(s) or Item(s) for raffle basket*
    *Gift card(s) or item(s) to be provided and donated to the JCC

Please contact Melissa Vola at or call all 609-822-1167 for any questions or to solidify a sponsorship.

New Squash Training with leading squash player Brooke Feldman

Brooke Feldman is a recent George Washington University graduate where she was a four-year starter and captain of one of the country’s leading varsity squash teams. Growing up in Margate, she traveled since she was 10 years-old to compete in the US junior squash circuit. She was a four-year US squash scholar athlete in high school and consecutively received the College Squash Association Scholar Athlete Award during her time in college, as well as the GW Student-Athlete Leadership Award.

Brooke hopes to broaden the squash audience in her hometown. Whether you are a beginner looking to get introduced to the sport or a long-time player searching for more opportunity, Brooke is eager to work with you! By giving private and semi-private lessons and running clinics and round robins, Brooke will help the squash community at the JCC flourish once again!

FOR ALL AGES! preschool-100!!!

Register today at the Welcome Center in the JCC Lobby or call 609-822-1167.

Jewish Author Series: A celebration of books, authors and ideas in partnership with the Jewish Book Council

A celebration of books, authors and ideas in partnership with:

Join us as influential authors from around the country visit the Katz JCC to share excerpts from their books and answer your questions. Featured books available for sale and signing at the dessert reception directly following each presentation.

Funding has been made possible in part by The Harry L. Katz Memorial Trust Fund

Stephanie Butnick & Liel Leibovitz

Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm
The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia:
From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything In Between

Join authors Stephanie Butnick, a deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and writer for the New York Times along with Liel Leibovitz, host of “Unorthodox” the most popular Jewish podcast on iTunes, as they discuss their new book,
an entertaining and thoroughly modern yet unorthodox introduction to Judaism. Their book is an alphabetical array of short funny entries which feature a panoply of divergent, yet amusing voices, much like contemporary
Judaism itself.


Sasha Sagan

Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 pm
For Small Creatures Such As We: Finding Wonder and Meaning In Our Unlikely World

Daughter of famous astronomer Carl Sagan, Sasha’s newest book celebrates all the marvels of life on Earth that require absolutely no faith in order to be believed. Drawing on both Jewish and Christian backgrounds she has worked to create secular rituals to instill wonder and joy in the world. She will share some of these customs and help inspire others to create their own.






Steve Katz

Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm
Blood, Sweat and My Rock ‘n Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?

Special acoustic concert following Steve’s talk

Steve Katz is the founding member of the 1960’s band Blood, Sweat and Tears and has recently written his memoir about growing up Jewish in the world of 1960’s rock n roll. Steve has had quite the amazing life, playing at Woodstock, partying with Jim Morrison, Elizabeth Taylor and Groucho Marx, conversed with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Andy Warhol, and jammed with Jimi Hendrix.

NOW – November 1:
$9 Members / $12 Guests
After November 2:
$12 Members / $15 Guests

Special Series SAVINGS! Purchase all three events by November 1, for ONLY $22 Members / $30 Guests.

For more information visit the JCC Welcome Center  or call 609.822.1167


Please remember the Milton & Betty Katz JCC with a gift in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy

Share your passion for our community and leave a lasting personal legacy for generations to come. Your Legacy Gift helps ensure that the JCC remains a vibrant and strong part of our community for future generations. “Every individual is a pillar on which the future of Judaism rests.” – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

To create your legacy today, please contact Marg Rosenblatt, Chief Operating Officer (609) 822-1167 x142

Best You Personal Training Sale!

Be the Best You in 2020!

Save $100 when you purchase 20 One – Hour Personal Training Sessions!*

Offer Code: BESTYOU

*Save $50 when you purchase 10 One – Hour Personal Training Sessions.
*Limit one per member. Offer ends December 15, 2020.

Preschool is more than just a daycare.

For new parents of little ones, it can be hard to decide whether to send your child to preschool or not. We want to spend every minute with them but we know that might not always be the case. First, let’s start with what we love about preschool…

1. A learning environment that can be difficult to replicate at home We’re all for downtime, free play, and the value kids get from playing right at home. At the same time, preschool offers children a learning environment that can be pretty difficult to emulate at home.
The Katz JCC Early Education Center is structured with a curriculum. Even if you have a routine in place at home, you’d need to be intentional with teaching your child the skills other kids learn at school. Children consistently learn so much at school that might be difficult to teach at home. Reading and writing might be taught earlier, exploring states and capitols, daily art activities, swimming, singing and dancing

2. A place to practice social skills While occasional play dates or even daily trips to the park offer kids a chance to socialize, sometimes it’s not enough. At preschool, your child will be with the same kids all the time, allowing them to develop deeper friendships and practice social skills, encouraging an atmosphere to allowing kids to be able to resolve conflict on their own in a supervised environment. Your child will be able to experience and practice what it’s like to interact with their peers, all on their own

3. Relationships with other trusted adults Is your child extra clingy with you? Being the primary caregiver can mean your child has a difficult time being with other adults. Even family and friends can feel foreign to them, especially when they have grown so used to being with you and only you. Enrolling your child in preschool gives him or her an opportunity to develop relationships with other adults. They’ll begin to trust others in your place, and feel reassured that they’ll be okay even without you nearby. Your child will talk and listen to other adults more often, from voicing their concerns to complying when the teacher needs her to. They’ll also learn to wait, especially when they realize they’re not the only child calling for her teacher’s attention.

4. Exposure to new experiences Educational visits from the Cape May Nature Center, water demonstrations and fire truck tours from the Margate Fire Department, yoga classes with a specially trained yoga instructor, weekly swim lessons in our indoor heated pool and so much more expose kids to new experiences that would be hard to emulate at home.

5. Preparation for school At its roots, preschool is an environment that prepare your child for kindergarten and regular school. Daycare staff and nannies don’t always provide this kind of preparation—things like:
• Following the teacher’s instructions
• Playing with other children
• Waking up to get to school on time
• Eating lunch away from home
• Listening and learning in class

Preschool bridges the gap between home and big kids school, so that once they’re ready for regular school, the transition will be much smoother.

What are a few challenges you might run into?
1. Schedule Some preschools may be less flexible with schedules, from how many days they want your child to attend, to the hours they can be in school. The Katz JCC Early Education Center offers a variety of time frames from as early as 6:30am until 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.
2. Financial Aspect We know preschool costs can add up. One benefit of the Katz JCC Early Education Center is that we extend the monthly payments of preschool right into our amazing Camp By the Sea program if you choose to stay for the summer. We also have scholarship opportunities available to help provide assistance to families that might need a little extra help.

What are you waiting for? Enroll your child in the Katz JCC Early Education Center today! Contact Jan Higbee, Katz JCC Early
Childhood Education Center
Director, for more information
or to take a tour at 609-822-1167
Ext. 130.

Active Adult & Senior Expo


10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Admission is Free & Open to the Public

The Milton & Betty Katz JCC and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber announce the return of the Active Adult & Senior Expo on Thursday, September 26, from 10am to 2pm at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Avenue, Margate.

The event includes access to information on products and services from vendors, interactive demonstrations and classes offered by the fitness staff at the JCC.

Free shuttles sponsored by the Atlantic County Department of Intergenerational Services will be available from the Boscov’s parking lot in Egg Harbor Township, as well as 55 and older communities in Longport, Margate, Ventnor and Atlantic City beginning at 10:00am and operating every 30 minutes.

Caregivers and younger adults are encouraged to attend to gather valuable information and gain a better understanding of the valuable services offered in our community.

  • Screenings and fitness classes and demonstrations will be available for all
  • FREE transportation is available from various locations
  • FREE continental breakfast

For questions, please call 609-822-1167 ext.159 or email


Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities

Hosted by

at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC
501 N. Jerome Avenue
Margate, NJ 08402


“Flip the Switch” Eco Festival A summer green-themed event to celebrate the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s adoption of renewable, solar energy.

MARGATE, NEW JERSEY – The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, in conjunction with National Energy Partners, present the “Flip the Switch” Eco Festival on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 501 N Jerome Avenue, Margate, New Jersey, 08402. The event will include family fun, solar energy workshops, eco-education, food, entertainment, raffle prizes, giveaways and an official ceremony to celebrate The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s transition to renewable, solar energy. The event will be hosted by 95.1 WAYV, with honored guests.
Highlights for the event include a call-to-action for home and business owners within the community to “Join the Solar Revolution.” Guests who register for solar energy will receive a complimentary one-year membership to The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, provided by National Energy Partners. The “Flip the Switch” Ceremony will feature local and State Politicians, speaking on the importance of renewable energy sourcing, to commemorate The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s solar energy initiative, and its environmental impact.

Green-themed family fun and entertainment will be provided throughout the event. Guests can enjoy complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and eco-education, while kids can partake in eco-themed crafts. Giveaways provided by 95.1 WAYV and National Energy Partners with a raffle to win a Smart TV. The event will feature local green initiatives, including the ACUA with information about the updated recycling guidelines, established by Atlantic County.
“The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s adoption of solar energy will have an environmental impact that is worth celebrating,” says Jeremy Conner, CEO of National Energy Partners, the solar development firm that is managing the solar project. The solar energy system includes 943 modules mounted on the roof of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center in Margate New Jersey. The system is projected to produce approximately 452,196-kilowatt hours of electricity each year – enough energy to meet over 42% of their overall energy needs.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the solar energy produced by The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center through the life of their solar system will eliminate greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 7,994 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide – or, the equivalent to 2,788 tons of waste being recycled instead of landfilled. The reduction of C02 emissions is equivalent to 8,739,545 pounds of coal burned, or 899,547 gallons of gasoline consumed. The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s adoption of solar energy will sequester carbon equivalent to growing 132,187 tree seedlings for ten years.

John Rios, Chief Financial Officer for The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, describes their transition to solar energy as “movement to become sustainable and support the Tikkun Olam mission to repair the world.”

All ages are welcome. Admission is complimentary. For more information about the event along with contest terms and conditions, visit For questions and media inquiries, contact Shannon Yerk at (856) 273-5761 x150 or

About National Energy Partners:
National Energy Partners (NEP) is a solar energy development company dedicated to bringing clean, renewable energy to businesses and residential consumers alike. At the forefront of the solar energy landscape, our passion is in fostering relationships through integrity, knowledge, and efficiency. NEP embraces the specific needs and challenges of each project, offering our valued clients the best experience through strategic management, trusted relationships, and eco-friendly solar energy solutions. With over ten years of experience in the solar industry, our portfolio includes over $100 million of projects with more in development. Learn More at



Sports Night with Chris Long

 Thursday, August 15, 2019 • 7pm
@ Katz JCC

     For sponsorship or ticket information call 609-822-1167, email or Click Here


About Chris Long

 Chris Long announced his retirement from football last month, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles. the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. The 33-year-old son of Hall of Famer Howie Long had 70 career sacks and 15 forced fumbles in stints with the Rams, Patriots and Eagles. He won back-to-back championships with the Patriots (2017) and Eagles (2018). Long was selected last February as the league’s Walter Payton Award recipient for his outstanding community service.
He established the Chris Long Foundation in 2015 to impact communities nationally and internationally through programs focusing on clean water, military appreciation, and youth education.

 In 2017, Long donated his entire salary to support education in cities where he has played: St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia.

This year, Long climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with other NFL players and U.S. military veterans for the fourth time to raise money to build clean water wells for East Africa.            He was the second overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Rams out of Virginia. Long spent his first eight seasons in St. Louis before signing with New England as a free agent in 2016. He played his final two seasons with Philadelphia after joining the Eagles as a free agent.

To learn more about the Chris Long Foundation, click here.


About Michael Barkann

Michael Barkann, was the venerable day-one voice for NBC Sports Philadelphia and has been recently elevated to host of all pre and postgame shows in Philadelphia. Barkann now focuses on anchoring Sixers, Phillies and Flyers programming, in addition to his Eagles responsibilities. Throughout the nearly 21 years at the network, Barkann’s duties have included hosting “Philly Sports Talk” (formerly Daily News Live), specials – including championship parades, and of course, “Eagles Pregame Live” and “Eagles Postgame Live.” “Michael has changed the way Philadelphia sports fans watch and interact with their teams, making Eagles Postgame Live a must watch for all Eagles fans,” said NBC Sports Philadelphia President Brian Monihan. Barham has won the Mid-Atlantic Emmy award winner for Outstanding Individual Achievement Sports Reporter, Outstanding Individual Achievement Host/Talk Program, and Outstanding Talk Program. He is a 5-time Philadelphia Sports Emmy Award winner and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ALS annual honoree.


 About the 5th Annual
Jackie & Hank Herskowitz
Sports Night Fundraising Event

Jackie and Hank with their son Jeffrey originally started this event in 2011. After Jackie and Hank’s passing in 2014, the event was renamed in their honor in recognition of the philanthropy they engaged in to help so many individuals. Their philanthropic legacy will continue with the Fifth Annual Jackie & Hank Herskowitz Sports Night fundraising event, which raises money for its scholarship fund to further its mission to provide the children and seniors of Atlantic County, as well as the community as a whole, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives.

General Admission for Sports Night is one ticket for $225 or two tickets for $400 and includes dinner, open bar, and a silent and live auction. Ticket packages and sponsorship opportunities are available and include a VIP Meet and Greet with Chris Long during the reception.

For Sports Night sponsorship or ticket information call 609-822-1167, email or Click Here.

Follow us on our Sports Night Facebook Event page! Click here.

Special thank you to our committee members:

Jeffrey Herskowitz

Michael Barnett
Jody Corcoran
Steve Esposito
Amy Herskowitz
Melissa Herskowitz
Renee’ Herskowitz
Alexa Herskowitz
Jake Herskowitz
Justin Herskowitz
Helene Hordes
Marc Neumann
Bruce Peskoe
Lisa Spector