Chanukah Celebration: Make a Dreidel

Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel...Join us in the lobby to decorate your newest family heirloom!

Wed, Dec 17
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$1.00 Member
$1.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

The Joys of Chanukah with David Podles

Acclaimed International Concert Violinist David Podles commemorates the season of Chanukah fulfilling all your musical tastes from Ashkenazi to Sephardic to Yiddish and all Jewish music styles in between. Come see his soul dance across the violin, evoking the veritable joy and emotion of the holiday and the everlasting spirit of Jewish music.

Thu, Dec 18
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

UN Holocaust Rememberance Day: An Interrupted Life by Lisl Malkin

Lisl Malkin, who currently lives in Tenafly, will share her astounding story about her escape from German-occupied Austria during the Holocaust. Banned from school, parks, movie theaters and all public places, Lisl was a shy twelve-year-old girl, struggling with fear and loneliness, and a determination to preserve her Jewish identity. During her author presentation, Lisl will discuss her bone chilling confrontations with the Gestapo, her mother’s heroic rescue of her father from a concentration camp, and how she herself was brought to England via the Kindertransport, and eventually achieved independence in America, where she built a life through marriage, children, and a meaningful career.

Sun, Jan 25
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

The Maccabeats

The Yeshiva Maccabeats This popular, all-male a cappella group from Yeshiva University has been taking the country by storm, drawing international attention for its eclectic range of Jewish, American and Israeli songs that often combine Jewish liturgy set to the tunes of contemporary musical artists. Delighting audiences with the traditional and secular wisdom they bring to their music, the Maccabeats produce a unique blend of musical genres and styles, as well as intricate harmonies, thumping beatbox rhythms and stunning lead vocals. They bring their energy, style and spirit to every performance and appeal to music lovers of all ages. The Maccabeats have headlined in concert halls across the country, including Madison Square Garden; have generated more than six million hits on YouTube; and performed at the White House last spring at a reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, where President Obama personally thanked them for "their outstanding performance." Hit songs include Hanukkah, Candlelight, Lecha Dodi, and Dynamite. Their first album, Voices from the Heights, was released in 2010. They have also released a number of music videos including Purim Song, Book of Good Life and most recently, Miracle. This concert has been generously underwritten by an anonymous donor so that all proceeds can benefit programs for senior adults at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.

Sun, Mar 15
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$18.00 Member
$20.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

One Book, One Community - NYC's LES: A Revolving Door for Immigrants

The Golem and the Jinni tells the story of two supernatural creatures who arrive separately in New York in 1899. One is a golem, created out of clay to be her master’s wife—but he dies at sea, leaving her lost when her ship arrives in New York Harbor. The other is a jinni, a being of fire, trapped for a thousand years in a copper flask before a tinsmith in Manhattan’s Little Syria releases him. Each unknown to the other, the Golem and the Jinni explore the city, and one cold and windy night, they cross paths and the story unfolds. Join us to discuss this intriguing book and the significance of the Golem in Jewish history. Thorin Tritter received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2000 and taught in the History Department and Program in American Studies at Princeton University for six years.

Wed, Mar 18
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
$8.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Meet Harry Ettlinger: The Last of the Original Monument Men

Come hear the amazing story of Mr. Ettlinger, a Jewish teenager who fled Nazi Germany but returned six years later as one of the Monument Men who recovered precious art and artifacts stolen by the Nazi’s during WWII. Ettlinger will share his first-hand account of the missions he undertook as part of this heroic group, including an effort where a Rembrandt self-portrait and thousands of other great works were found 700 feet deep in the Kochendorf Salt Mine in Germany. His story is so intriguing, it has been made into a movie, The Monuments Men, starring Matt Damon and George Clooney.

Sun, Mar 29
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
$10.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Yom Hashoah Commemoration

This year’s annual commemoration will feature members of the Thurnauer School of Music performing selections from the children’s opera Brundibar, which was performed in the Theresienstadt concentration camp as a Nazi’s ploy to fool the world into thinking that concentration camps were not death camps. The keynote speaker, Ms. Ella Weissberger, played the cat in the original Theresienstadt cast. In addition, a teen who has composed an original piece of music to commemorate the Holocaust will be presented with the Abe Oster Holocaust Remembrance Award.

Thu, Apr 16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Jewish Holiday Cookies: A Hands-on Baking Class

If you have sweet memories of your bubby’s rugalach and madelbread, and want to perfect your hamantaschen before Purim, come learn the secrets to real cookie-baking success. For students of all ages, as well as parents with children, who can properly handle a knife.

Thu, Feb 12
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$18.00 Member
$22.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Hazon CSA

Hazon Community Supported Agriculture at the JCC
Build an evolving relationship with your food, the land on which it is grown and with the farmers who grow it by buying a share in a local farm and receiving fresh, organic produce on a weekly basis. Our HAZON CSA partnerhsip runs from late spring to the middle of the fall. Join us in helping steward the livelihood of regional farmers and be part of the locavore movement.
A full share of vegetable will average 7 - 10 vegetables each week. Pick-up be 22 Tuesdays with final start and end dates to be confirmed once we see the spring weather. Fruit and egg shares available, after a mandatory full or half vegetable share is purchased. For additional information and to register, contact Ruth Yung at ryung@jccotp.org or at 201-408-1418.

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Hazon CSA - Full Vegetable Share
Vegetable Full Share: Certified Organic, locally grown seasonal vegetables from Free Bird Farm. You must purchase either a full- or half-share of vegetables to be able to purchase any of the other items offered.

Hazon CSA - Half Vegetable Share
Vegetable Half Share: Certified Organic, locally grown seasonal vegetables from Free Bird Farm. You must purchase either a full- or half-share of vegetables to be able to purchase any of the other items offered.

Hazon CSA - Full Egg Share
Egg Full Share (1 dozen/week): Eggs are pasture-raised at Free Bird Farm (hens roam freely), but are not certified organic.

Hazon CSA - Half Egg Share
Egg Half Share (half dozen/week): Eggs are pasture-raised at Free Bird Farm (hens roam freely), but are not certified organic.

Hazon CSA - Fruit Share
Fruit Share: Fruit comes from a local cooperative that limits what and how much they spray on their trees - as well as taking preventative measures such as Integrated Pest Management - but it is not certified organic. Limited fruit shares are available.

Hazon CSA - Pe'ah Donation
Pe'ah Donation: Optional charitable donation to help subsidize share purchase by those who are less fortunate.

Hazon CSA - Butter Share
Butter Share: Farm-fresh European-style butter delivered 11 times during the season.

Hazon CSA - Administrative Fee
Administrative Fee (Mandatory): Defrays the cost for the season including the acquistion of reusable bags, boxes for packing, and all printed communication.

  
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.


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