Arts And Literature

Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program For Creative Arts & Crafts

Sarah Gottesman Lubin was an avid crafter who especially enjoyed the soft arts of quilting and needlepoint. She was an active member of the Pomegranate Guild. After her passing in December 2007, the Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program for Creative Arts and Crafts was established in her memory at the JCC so that others could explore and enjoy the exciting world of crafts and culture. This endowment provides opportunities for people to experience the sheer love and joy of creating something of beauty with their own hands. Pre-registration required for all creative arts classes.

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Israeli Folk Dancing with Tamar

Sundays, 7-11:30pm, Ongoing: Open dance for intermediate/advanced dancers, featuring all your old and new favorites. Couples and circles , all in a party atmosphere!

Tuesdays, 7:30-11pm, Ongoing: Repertoire instruction, followed by regular session of our favorite circle dances on an intermediate/advanced level. Beginners welcome!

Fee payable to instructor for ongoing sessions.

Contact Esther at 201.408.1456

33 times on Sunday
Jul 14 - Feb 23
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Israeli Dancing
Call For Info
$13.00 Member
$15.00 Public
40ISDA01F9

Israeli Dancing
33 times on Sunday
Jul 14 - Feb 23
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM


Call For Info
$13.00 Member
$15.00 Public
40ISDA01F9

33 times on Tuesday
Jul 16 - Feb 25
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Israeli Dancing
Call For Info
$12.00 Member
$14.00 Public
40ISDA03F9

Israeli Dancing
33 times on Tuesday
Jul 16 - Feb 25
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM


Call For Info
$12.00 Member
$14.00 Public
40ISDA03F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

Art Talks

Sheryl Intrator Urman, Artist, Curator and Art Lecturer

11/12: Gustav Klimt: The Man, His Art and the Woman in Gold Learn about the man and artist Gustav Klimt, who painted many Jewish wealthy young women from high society at the turn of the century in Vienna, Austria and get to know the man who loved gold.

12/10: Frida Kahlo: Her Art and Gardens By understanding Mexican female artist Frida Kahlo’s physical struggles, her loves, her tempestuous relationships, and the revolutionary time period she lived through, we will gain better insight into this complicated woman and her self-expressive art.

Tue, Dec 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art Talks: Frida Kahlo
Register
$25.00 Member
$30.00 Public
40ARTA03F9

Art Talks: Frida Kahlo
Tue, Dec 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Register
$25.00 Member
$30.00 Public
40ARTA03F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

Makhela - An Israeli Style Choir

with Zvi Klein

Join the Israeli Choir, and sing along with the conductor and musical director Zvi Klein. Participants must know how to read and sing in Hebrew. Reading musical notes NOT required.

10 times on Wednesday
Sep 25 - Dec 4
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Except: Oct 9
Register
$120.00 Member
$140.00 Public
40MAKH00F9

10 times on Wednesday
Sep 25 - Dec 4
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Except: Oct 9


Register
$120.00 Member
$140.00 Public
40MAKH00F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

Intermediate Knitting

with Shaina Bilow, Certified Knitting Teacher, CYCA

Bring your current projects to this group class for help with tricky techniques and dropped stitches, adjustments to patterns, and social knitting with other talented knitters. Crocheters welcome, too!

6 times on Wednesday
Oct 16 - Nov 20
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register
$135.00 Member
$170.00 Public
40KNIT00F9

6 times on Wednesday
Oct 16 - Nov 20
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Register
$135.00 Member
$170.00 Public
40KNIT00F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

New! Jewelry Making

Maya Oren-Dahan, Owner of Maya Crafts

Discover the wonderful world of jewelry-making. Learn fundamental techniques like bead stringing, wire looping and knotting from an expert. Create unique multi-functional necklaces and bracelets that you will love to wear or can give as gifts. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome.
Additional item: materials fee $25.

4 times on Monday
Oct 28 - Nov 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Call For Info
$100.00 Member
$120.00 Public
40JEWL00F9

4 times on Monday
Oct 28 - Nov 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Call For Info
$100.00 Member
$120.00 Public
40JEWL00F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

Painting with Watercolor & Watercolor Pencil

Paulette Cochet

Experience the fascinating art of painting with watercolor and watersoluble colored pencils. Engage your senses and create personal works while enjoying the freedom of switching from drawing to painting in an instant! Discover the joy of filling your drawings with brush strokes, brilliant washes, and beautiful watercolor effects.

6 times on Tuesdays
Nov 5 - Dec 10
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Call For Info
$180.00 Member
$220.00 Public
40PAWC02F9

6 times on Tuesdays
Nov 5 - Dec 10
10:00AM - 12:30PM

Call For Info
$180.00 Member
$220.00 Public
40PAWC02F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

Acrylic Painting

Paulette Cochet

Discover the amazing versatility and ease of painting with acrylics. Explore a wide range of techniques from thick, luscious brush strokes to fluid and transparent washes. Personal and individual expression is encouraged, with emphasis on composition and color use. Open to beginners and more experienced painters.

6 times on Tuesday
Nov 5 - Dec 10
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Register
$180.00 Member
$220.00 Public
40PAAC02F9

6 times on Tuesday
Nov 5 - Dec 10
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Register
$180.00 Member
$220.00 Public
40PAAC02F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

Exploring the Violin: Music of Bach, Brahms, and Bernstein

Michael Reingold, Associate Director, Thurnauer School Of Music

This 3-week class will explore the great expressive range of the violin through listening to master pieces: Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium).

3 times on Tuesday
Nov 5 - Nov 19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Register
$48.00 Member
$60.00 Public
40MUBB00F9

3 times on Tuesday
Nov 5 - Nov 19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Register
$48.00 Member
$60.00 Public
40MUBB00F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

Book Study Group: Lecture and Discussion

with Professor Ben Nelson

Reading and sharing a book with others brings a whole new perspective to the experience. Join us as Ben leads the exploration of these deeply affecting works. We’ll read the following 3 books:

9/25: Judas by Amos Oz
10/23: Less by Andrew Sean Greer
11/20: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Wed, Nov 20
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Book Study Group: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Register
$25.00 Member
$30.00 Public
40BKCL03F9

Book Study Group: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Wed, Nov 20
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Register
$25.00 Member
$30.00 Public
40BKCL03F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

Need a Laugh Right About Now?

Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker for 20 years and the current cartoon and humor editor at Esquire, is one of the nation’s leading commentators and TED talkers on the role of humor in American life.  His memoir How About Never — Is Never Good For You?: My Life In Cartoons was a New York Times bestseller.

Very funny himself, Mankoff will share the New Yorker’s most hilarious cartoons including many in  his new book Have I Got A Cartoon For You!, a compilation of his favorite Jewish cartoons. This event is guaranteed to make you think, then laugh, a lot.

You’ll leave with a smile and a book (which you may or may not re-gift for Chanukah).

Sun, Nov 24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Need a Laugh Right About Now?
Includes book
Register
$30.00 Member
$36.00 Public
40BOBM01F9

Need a Laugh Right About Now?
Includes book

Sun, Nov 24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Register
$30.00 Member
$36.00 Public
40BOBM01F9

Sun, Nov 24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Need a Laugh Right About Now?
Couples rate, includes one book. Register one person from your group and we'll add a "plus one"
Register
$45.00 Member
$55.00 Public
40BOBM02F9

Need a Laugh Right About Now?
Couples rate, includes one book. Register one person from your group and we'll add a "plus one"

Sun, Nov 24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Register
$45.00 Member
$55.00 Public
40BOBM02F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

Check In to The Plaza — right here at the JCC!

You are cordially invited to a very posh affair. Experience the Plaza hotel when author Julie Satow regales us with the juicy stories about the residents, guests and various owners of this iconic property. Long the gathering place of socialites, movie stars, tycoons and world leaders, the Plaza came to define our understanding of money and glamour.

Ticket includes a mimosa, brunch bites and a hardcover copy of the book The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel. Tina Brown raved about it in The New York Times as did reviewers at The Wall Street Journal and NPR.

The favor of a reply is requested by December 1. Register online or call Kathy at 201.408.1454

Sponsored in part by Ilisa Lansey.

Membership in the Jewish Book Council is funded by the James H. Grossmann Jewish Book Endowment Fund.

Wed, Dec 11
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register
$55.00 Member
$65.00 Public
40PLAZ00F9

Wed, Dec 11
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Register
$55.00 Member
$65.00 Public
40PLAZ00F9

For information, please call 201.408.1496.