Jewish Genealogy (with Genealogist Avrum Geller)

Join us for this informative program, where you will learn about genealogy software programs that can help you illuminate your family history, as well as how to organize the stories and media you collect, including photos, documents, audio and video. You will also get the help you need to start your search, get answers to the questions you wish you had asked your parents and grandparents, and discover important tips for success in your genealogy quest. The program will conclude with an hourlong Q&A where you will have the opportunity to ask personal questions from this genealogy expert. Co-sponsored with JCC University.

Thu, Oct 30
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$16.00 Member
$20.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Jewish History Through Art

From the throne rooms of ancient kings to the synagogues of American immigrants, artifacts and buildings can tell us volumes about the lives and values of the Jewish people throughout their long history. This class will show how historians recreate the Jewish past by looking at the material and intellectual culture left behind. Lecturer Eitan Kastner earned his BA from the Yeshiva University where he focused on Jewish culture and art history. He then earned his MA at the University of Chicago, where he focused specifically on religious history. He currently teaches history and Jewish history at the Frisch School. Join us for either the daytime or evening lecture.
Tue, Nov 4
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$10.00 Member
$15.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Kristallnacht Commemoration: Return of the Violin

Join us for the intriguing story of a 1731 Stradivarius violin, once owned by Israeli Philharmonic founder Bronislaw Huberman, and learn the unusual tale surrounding its survival. Stolen in 1936, while Huberman played Carnegie Hall, it remained “lost” for nearly 50 years but was rediscovered in 1985, covered with shoe polish. Meticulously restored, it was put up for sale as a museum piece. Disturbed to think that this incredible instrument would remain silent and collecting dust, American virtuoso Joshua Bell purchased it and now lets its voice be heard when he performs on it.

Sun, Nov 9
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$10.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Annual Cantorial Concert

This musical odyssey is sure to delight all. Featuring beautiful melodies from our Shabbat liturgy and the inspiring voices of great local cantors, this annual concert, underwritten by the Weinflash Family, honors our deep cantorial tradition and the cantors who keep it alive through prayer and performance. Through narration and song, we will share in a musical celebration that creates a sense of Shabbat joy and rest, from traditional chazzanut to contemporary tunes, and from classic melodies to folkinspired songs. Always a real crowd pleaser, this concert is a must-see event. Listen, learn and sing along!

Sun, Nov 23
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$8.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
Ticket prices at the door: $10 Members/$12 Non-members. Children 10 and under are free.
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Chanukah Celebration: Make a Dreidel

Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel...Join us in thelobby 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.

Adult Care Brief Drive

Help us give seniors freedom to remain social and independent.
25 million older Americans experience urinary incontinence.
25% of New Jersey seniors cannot afford food and other basic needs.
Without absorbent products, older people become isolated at home and fearful of joining social functions and trying new activities.
Please donate today and help us create smiles for seniors in need!
Collection bins will be at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades entrances.

    
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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22 times on Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jun 17 - Nov 11
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.
$510.00 Member
$510.00 Nonmember
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22 times on Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jun 17 - Nov 11
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.
$285.00 Member
$285.00 Nonmember
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22 times on Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jun 17 - Nov 11
Egg Full Share (1 dozen/week): Eggs are pasture-raised at Free Bird Farm (hens roam freely), but are not certified organic.
$95.00 Member
$95.00 Nonmember
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22 times on Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jun 17 - Nov 11
Egg Half Share (half dozen/week): Eggs are pasture-raised at Free Bird Farm (hens roam freely), but are not certified organic.
$55.00 Member
$55.00 Nonmember
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22 times on Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jun 17 - Nov 11
Fruit Share: Stone fruit comes from a local orchard 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 organic. Berries are not certified organic, but they come from two very small family operations that follow organic growing practices. (limited fruit shares are available)
$160.00 Member
$160.00 Nonmember
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22 times on Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jun 17 - Nov 11
Pe'ah Donation: Optional charitable donation to help subsidize share purchase by those who are less fortunate.
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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22 times on Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jun 17 - Nov 11
Butter Share: Farm-fresh European-style butter delivered 11 times during the season.
$55.00 Member
$55.00 Nonmember
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22 times on Tuesdays
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jun 17 - Nov 11
Administrative Fee (Mandatory): Defrays the cost for the season including the acquistion of reusable bags, boxes for packing, and all printed communication.
$45.00 Member
$70.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.