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Welcome Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American Exhibit

“Baseball was a kind of secular church that reached into every class and region of the nation and bound millions upon millions of us together in common concerns, loyalties, rituals, enthusiasms, and antagonisms. Baseball made me understand what patriotism was about.” — Philip Roth, My Baseball Years

Welcome Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American Exhibit

On Display at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC NOW – September 18, 2018

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American is about the central role our national pastime has played in the lives of American minority communities as they sought to understand and express the ideals, culture, and behaviors of their homeland—or challenge them.

The pop-up style exhibit, exploring the central role that our national pastime has played in the identity of Jews and other minority groups will run from August, 2018 through September 18, 2018 in the Main Lobby of the Milton & Betty Katz JCC in Margate, NJ.

Both the pop-up version of and the large-scale exhibition, from on which it is based were  created by Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History and will feature photos, original films and digital interactives that tell the story of how Jews and other immigrants and minorities navigated American culture and addressed the ongoing challenges of life in the U.S., through the lens of baseball.

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American not only celebrates the on and off the field accomplishments and contributions of legendary Jewish ballplayers such as Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax but illuminates other barrier-breaking iconic players like Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio and Roberto Clemente.

Major support provided by:

sponsors

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American is organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia

Funding has been made possible in part By the Jewish Community Foundation and the Annual Campaign Of Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Active Adult & Senior Expo presented by AtlantiCare

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

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 27, 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, a panel of speaker on various topics pertaining to active adults in our community and interactive demonstrations and classes offered by the fitness staff at the JCC.

The morning speaker panel will offer a free continental breakfast at 10:30am and provide guests an opportunity to ask the panel of professionals’ questions on the topics being covered.

In addition, flu shots will be provided by Walgreens Pharmacy, skin screenings by Dr. Caroccia and limited ultrasound reflux studies by Atlantic Medical Imaging. Educational seminars will be hosted by AtlantiCare, Bunting Pharmacy, Atlantic Medical Imaging, CareOne and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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.

  • Flu Shots, hearing screenings, health 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 mvola@jccatlantic.org.

Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities

A Lifestyle, Health and Active Aging Expo for Baby Boomers & Seniors
Hosted by

            

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

 

4th Annual Jackie & Hank Herskowitz Sports Night with Jon Dorenbos

Recent Accomplishments:

• Hosted a television show with the Eagles and has won two Emmy Awards (2008 & 2015).
• Awarded the Ed Block Courage Award in 2008
• Selected to the 2013 All- Fundamentals team and was voted Special Teams Captain
• Jon was selected to the 2010 and 2015 Pro Bowl
• Finalist in Season 11 of America’s Got Talent


Dinner • Open Bar • Auctions

Admission
General Admission: $200
Two Tickets: $375

Ticket packages and sponsorship opportunities are available and include a VIP Meet and Greet with Jon Dorenbos during the reception.
For Sponsorship Information Click Here 

Or purchase tickets by calling 609.822.1167 Ext. 0

 

Summer Entertainment Series: Melissa Manchester, Bobcat Goldthwait , Blue Jupiter & Lance Lipinsky

Tickets are on Sale NOW!

To purchase tickets, Click Here
or call 609-822-1167 ext. 0

Blue Jupiter
A Capella Performance of Pop, Jazz, Standards & Broadway
Thursday, July 12 7:00pm
$50pp

The Summer Series kicks off with a bang with Blue Jupiter, an energetic blend of pop lead vocals, jazzy a cappella harmony and funky beatbox that has garnered standing ovations in 40 states and around the world. Blue Jupiter has worked with producer and American Idol Judge, Randy Jackson, Third Eye Blind and Stella McCartney and sang with Livingston Taylor and Adam Young of Owl City. They performed for 1st Lady Laura Bush, Dick Asher (head of CBS records). Blue Jupiter has performed on Oprah, VH1’s Save the Music, LifetimeTV, Food Network, Microsoft, Honda, The Weather Channel and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

“Rock Baby Rock” Featuring Lance Lipinsky
Singer & Star of “Million Dollar Quartet”
Thursday,
July 19 7:00pm
$50pp
Combined with high energy showmanship, “Rock Baby Rock” features Big Band, Rhythm & Blues, Western Swing, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, the Teen Idol influence, Soul, Surf, the British Invasion and Motown; all contributed to Rock & Roll. Lance Lipinsky played Jerry Lewis in Chicago’s Tony Award-Winning “Million Dollar Quartet.”

Bobcat Goldthwait
Comedian/Actor
Thursday, July 26 7:00pm
$65pp
Bobcat has amazed legions of fans with his brutally honest, outrageous, and off-beat comedy that has made him one of the most recognizable comedians in show business today. Goldthwait is as edgy as ever and his stand-up continues to draw crowds to comedy venues across the country with his hilarious riffs on his personal life, politics, and humorous stories about his over 30 years in show business. Best known for his unforgettable movies and televisions shows that were huge in the 80’s, such as the genre-defining Police Academy, Bobcat has also starred in several HBO specials and a slew of television appearances too many to mention. Bob continues to push the envelope with his unique brand of humor headlining major comedy clubs across the country.

Melissa Manchester
Grammy Award Winner, Singer/Songwriter
Thursday, August 2 7:00pm
$65pp

Melissa Manchester is a Grammy Award winner for hit “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance), an Academy Award Nominee for hit “Through The Eyes of Love” from “Ice Castles” and “I’ll Never Say Goodbye” from “The Promise,” and a Governor’s Award Winner from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science for her contributions to the music & recording arts. Her body of work as a singer/songwriter was a featured exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Manchester has appeared on the “Blossom television series and in films, “For the Boys” and “Dirty Girl.” Her Blockbuster hits include the following but not all: “Midnight Blue,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” and “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.”

 

Designer Bag Bingo

Tuesday, July 24

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Games start at 7:00 pm

Milton & Betty Katz JCC

501 N. Jerome Ave. Margate, NJ 08402

Bring your friends for a night of charitable fun!
Bingo, Raffle, Door Prizes, 50/50 and Cash & Carry
Featuring bags by Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff, Longchamp and more!

BYOB and snacks! Extra games and dabbers available for sale. Ticket availability at the door not guaranteed. No refunds.

Food from The Spot will be available for purchase!

For tickets, stop by the JCC Lobby or click here.

To sponsor or donate item(s) for the raffle baskets, please click here.

For questions, call 609-822-1167 ext. 159 or email mvola@jccatlantic.org.

Money raised will benefit the Milton & Betty Katz JCC’s Early Childhood Education Center.

 

5th Annual JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament at Linwood Country Club

Jewish Family Service (JFS) and The Katz JCC is proud to announce their fifth Golf Tournament, Thursday, June 28 at Linwood Country Club, now under the same ownership as Dock’s Oyster House and the Knife & Fork.

“Hosting community events like the JFS Vs JCC Golf Tournament allows us to connect with members of the local community and support organizations that do so much for so many,” said Maureen Shay, Owner of Linwood Country Club. Established in 1920, Linwood Country club has been the site of families’ most treasured events for nearly a century and has recently been enhanced by tasteful renovations to the clubhouse and ballroom.

With JFS leading three wins to one, the JCC is hoping to gain some momentum and begin to catch up by claiming this year’s winner’s trophy. This men’s and women’s competition style tournament will bring the community together for a great day of golf, contests, prizes and more.

The agencies are excited to announce new co-chairs this year. Brett Balsley will serve as JFS event co-chair, while David Schultz will serve as the JCC co-chair.  Featuring specialty on-course contests, activities such as food and liquor tastings, and more, the golf committee plans to welcome back elements that participants enjoyed plus add new and exciting aspects to the tournament.

With the community’s support, Jewish Family Service and the Katz JCC have a fundraising goal of $60,000 to be met through this year’s Golf Tournament. The funds raised will help JFS and the Katz JCC further their 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.

Tickets are $225 per golfer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For questions or to get involved with the committee, please contact Melissa Vola at 609-822-1167 x 159 or mvola@jccatlantic.org. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, please click here.

 

 

The Holtzman Gallery at the JCC

Holtzman logo

Upscale fine art galleries, located in Margate City in Southern New Jersey. The galleries exhibit work from local, national and international artists. You will find sculpture, paintings, limited edition prints and 3-D art that is perfect for home or corporate display.

Upcoming Events & Art Receptions

Realism with a Touch of Impressionism Art Exhibit
Original Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor Paintings and Abstract Wood Sculpture
June 6 – July 5

Eddie Flotte, Bill Parker, Lisa Matera, Paul Papacik, Scott Troxel

Art Reception: Meet the Artists | Thursday, June 14 6-8pm
Free & Open to the Public
  

A Celebration of Interplay of the Past and Present Art Exhibit
Original Abstract Wax & Oil Paintings and other Mixed Media and Sculpture
July 7 – July 27

Evelyn Pino

Art Reception:  Meet the Artist | Wednesday, July 11 6-8pm
Free & Open to the Public

The Gallery is open to the public daily and features various artists each month.
Monday – Thursday – 5:30AM to 10PM
Friday – 5:30AM to 6PM
Saturday – 6AM to 5PM
Sunday – 6AM to 5PM
Monday: 10AM to 3PM

The gallery is dedicated to the memory of Alex Holtzman, the gallery owner’s, David Holtzman’s late father. Alex G. Holtzman was an avid painter and art collector who inspired his son to pursue a successful career in the arts.

“The Galleries are for you Dad, as you are painting up there and looking down on all of us.”
– David Holtzman

2018 Summer Entertainment Series

Summer Series Tickets are on SALE NOW!

Visit the Welcome Center in the JCC’s Main Lobby, or call 609-822-1167 ext. 0

To purchase tickets online Click Here

The Katz JCC is proud to announce that the line-up for the summer series of entertainment for 2018 is better than ever with performances by Comedian & Actor, Tom Arnold, Grammy Award Winner Singer/Songwriter, Melissa Manchester, Star of “Million Dollar Quartet, Lance Lipinsky and Broadway, Pop and Jazz A Capella group, Blue Jupiter.  Tickets for the entire entertainment series will go on sale January 22.  Tickets to individual shows will go on sale February 5th.

Blue Jupiter
A Capella Performance of Pop, Jazz, Standards & Broadway
July 12

The Summer Series kicks off with a bang with Blue Jupiter, an energetic blend of pop lead vocals, jazzy a cappella harmony and funky beatbox that has garnered standing ovations in 40 states and around the world. Blue Jupiter has worked with producer and American Idol Judge, Randy Jackson, Third Eye Blind and Stella McCartney and sang with Livingston Taylor and Adam Young of Owl City. They performed for 1st Lady Laura Bush, Dick Asher (head of CBS records). Blue Jupiter has performed on Oprah, VH1’s Save the Music, LifetimeTV, Food Network, Microsoft, Honda, The Weather Channel and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

“Rock Baby Rock” Featuring Lance Lipinsky Singer & Star of “Million Dollar Quartet”
July 19
Combined with high energy showmanship, “Rock Baby Rock” features Big Band, Rhythm & Blues, Western Swing, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, the Teen Idol influence, Soul, Surf, the British Invasion and Motown; all contributed to Rock & Roll. Lance Lipinsky played Jerry Lewis in Chicago’s Tony Award-Winning “Million Dollar Quartet.”

Bobcat Goldthwait
Comedian/Actor
Thursday, July 26 7:00pm
$65pp
Bobcat has amazed legions of fans with his brutally honest, outrageous, and off-beat comedy that has made him one of the most recognizable comedians in show business today. Goldthwait is as edgy as ever and his stand-up continues to draw crowds to comedy venues across the country with his hilarious riffs on his personal life, politics, and humorous stories about his over 30 years in show business. Best known for his unforgettable movies and televisions shows that were huge in the 80’s, such as the genre-defining Police Academy, Bobcat has also starred in several HBO specials and a slew of television appearances too many to mention. Bob continues to push the envelope with his unique brand of humor headlining major comedy clubs across the country.

Melissa Manchester
Grammy Award Winner, Singer/Songwriter
August 2

Melissa Manchester is a Grammy Award winner for hit “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance), an Academy Award Nominee for hit “Through The Eyes of Love” from “Ice Castles” and “I’ll Never Say Goodbye” from “The Promise,” and a Governor’s Award Winner from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science for her contributions to the music & recording arts. Her body of work as a singer/songwriter was a featured exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Manchester has appeared on the “Blossom television series and in films, “For the Boys” and “Dirty Girl.” Her Blockbuster hits include the following but not all: “Midnight Blue,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” and “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.”

All show times begin at 7pm at Katz JCC Auditorium, 501 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate. The Entire Entertainment Series tickets go on sale January 22 at the Katz JCC Box Office for $199 per person and includes all four shows. Individual ticket sales go on sale February 5th.  Blue Jupiter tickets are $50 per person. “Rock Baby Rock” with Lance Lipinsky tickets are $50 per person. Tom Arnold tickets are $65 per person. Melissa Manchester tickets are $65 per person.

For ticket sales or information, please call 609-822-1167, Ext. 0 or click here.

Nothing says Christmas like egg rolls, fried rice and Lo Mein!

Nothing says Christmas like egg rolls, fried rice and Lo Mein. The Katz JCC will host its 5th annual evening of Latkes, Lo Mein and Laughter featuring comedians, Michelle Tomko and Dr. Jeff on December 25 at 6:00pm.

December 25 Event

Back by popular demand after a hilarious evening last year, Michelle Tomko will once again create a night of laughter at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC. Tomko is the recipient of Atlantic City Weekly Nightlife Awards for “Best Comedian” in 2016 & 2017. She has performed everywhere from The Loony Bin in Tulsa Oklahoma to Seashore Gardens in Galloway. Her work has been seen on TMZ, WOND, NPR’s ‘It’s Only a Game’ and The City Pulse. She has appeared at Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Dangerfield’s, The Comedy Stop, Butch Bradley’s Comedy Hideaway, Stockton University, Resorts, The Golden Nugget, Tropicana, Taj Mahal and Showboat. There’s something for everybody as her comedy is a mixed bag of pets, people, politics and living at the shore.

Opening for Tomko will be Dr. Jeff, a hilarious Baby Boomer who grew up in Philadelphia and is a resident of both Southern Florida and Margate.  His humor appeals to his fellow Baby Boomers – and their parents who are lucky enough to be currently living in Florida.  If you have Philly roots or just enjoy great humor from the heart, you’ll be sure to enjoy his shtick.

The Jewish tradition of eating delicious Glatt Kosher Chinese food grew out of a past when all restaurants were closed on Christmas day except for Chinese restaurants.

The early bird cost is only $20 for JCC Members and $25 for guest now through December 21.  After December 21, the date increases to $25 for JCC Members and $36 for guests.  Spaces are limited.  Call or email today to reserve your spot at 609-822-1167 or email Josh Cutler at jcutler@jccatlantic.org.

Drawing Against Oblivion Exhibit & Special Event with Artist MANFRED BOCKELMANN

Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center and Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University Present Drawing Against Oblivion

This art exhibit features charcoal portraits of children who were victims during the
Holocaust. Many of the portraits that will be on display at the JCC in Margate are linked
to Holocaust survivors and their families from Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland
Counties. The artist, Manfred Bockelmann, explains: “I want to get these children out of
the darkness, and I will continue to draw my portraits as long as I can.”

October 18 – November 6, 2017 Free and Open to the Public
at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 North Jerome Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402.
SPECIAL EVENTS:
October 19 – November 6
• Docent-led tours for school groups (grades 5 – 12 and college).
For school groups and reservations: 609-652-4699 or Gail.Rosenthal@stockton.edu Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m.
• Viewing of the award-winning documentary film, Drawing against Oblivion, followed by a discussion with Manfred Bockelmann and Dr. Marion Hussong.
• Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
• For NJ Educators: 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Monday, October 30 at 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Free seminar for Educators (grades 5 – 12 and college) with a guided tour of the exhibit.
For reservations: 609-652-4699 or Gail.Rosenthal@stockton.edu

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