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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Memoirs

with Ruth Padawer
This workshop offers you an opportunity to preserve your memories and reflect on your past. Along the way, you’ll gain confidence in your literary voice and learn valuable writing skills. Limited space available.

8 times on Monday
Sep 14 - Nov 9
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Except: Sep 28
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$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
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8 times on Monday
Sep 14 - Nov 9
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Except: Sep 28


Call For Info
$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR01F0

8 times on Monday
Sep 14 - Nov 9
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Except: Sep 28
Call For Info
$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR02F0


8 times on Monday
Sep 14 - Nov 9
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Except: Sep 28


Call For Info
$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR02F0

4 times on Monday
Nov 16 - Dec 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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$110.00 Member
$135.00 Public
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4 times on Monday
Nov 16 - Dec 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Call For Info
$110.00 Member
$135.00 Public
40MEMR03F0

4 times on Monday
Nov 16 - Dec 7
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Call For Info
$110.00 Member
$135.00 Public
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4 times on Monday
Nov 16 - Dec 7
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Call For Info
$110.00 Member
$135.00 Public
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For information, please email mschaffer@jccotp.org

NEW! Beginning Piano for Adults (Hybrid)

An introduction to the piano through keyboard orientation and note reading. Students will learn to play classical piano literature, in addition to learning how to harmonize contemporary melodies with chords and stylistic accompaniments. This is an ideal class for adults who have always wanted to play the piano, and did not have the opportunity as children. Class size limited to 3.

15 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jan 26
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29
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$540.00 Member
$600.00 Public
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15 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jan 26
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29


Call For Info
$540.00 Member
$600.00 Public
50BPFA01F0

30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18
Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,120.00 Public
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30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18


Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,120.00 Public
50BPFA02F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Painting with Watercolor & Watercolor Pencil

(on-site outdoors)
with Paulette Cochet
Experience the fascinating art of painting with watercolor and water-soluble 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.

3 times on Tuesday
Oct 27 - Nov 10
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Register
$100.00 Member
$120.00 Public
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3 times on Tuesday
Oct 27 - Nov 10
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Register
$100.00 Member
$120.00 Public
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For information, please email mschaffer@jccotp.org

Intermediate Knitting (Virtual)

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

4 times on Wednesday
Oct 28 - Nov 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Intermediate Knitting (virtual)
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$90.00 Member
$110.00 Public
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Intermediate Knitting (virtual)

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


Call For Info
$90.00 Member
$110.00 Public
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For information, please email emazor@jccotp.org

Acrylic Painting

(on-site outdoors)
with 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. 

3 times on Wednesday
Oct 28 - Nov 11
10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Call For Info
$100.00 Member
$120.00 Public
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3 times on Wednesday
Oct 28 - Nov 11
10:45 AM - 1:15 PM


Call For Info
$100.00 Member
$120.00 Public
40PAAC02F0

For information, please email mschaffer@jccotop.org

The Art of Drawing

(on-site outdoors)
with Paulette Cochet
Engage your senses and advance your ability to improve your drawing skills in a creative and supportive environment.  Explore the natural world as you gain the confidence to take your work to a new level through informative, innovative, and unique approaches. Traditional, contemporary, and expressive techniques will be demonstrated. Open to all levels. The Art of Sketching will inspire you to draw and keep drawing!

3 times on Thursday
Oct 29 - Nov 12
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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$100.00 Member
$120.00 Public
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3 times on Thursday
Oct 29 - Nov 12
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Call For Info
$100.00 Member
$120.00 Public
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For information, please email mschaffer@jccotp.org

Create Your Own Paper Art (Online)

Join instructor Ardis Blaustein as we work together in creating four sessions of Paper Art Creations. 

•PUNCH PAPER BUTTERFLIES: Create original art out of punched paper butterflies. We supply an ample amount of plain white paper butterflies and watercolor paints. Once they have dried you can attach them to a background. You, the artist, can decide how to design your creation, but Ardis will be here to offer many suggestions and to show you a variety of examples.

•PUNCH PAPER HEARTS: You can create a similar or completely different design using hearts instead of butterflies. 

•POP-UP CARDS: Let’s learn the basics of making a pop-up card. You will be supplied with paper to create a card and then choose from a few samples. Feel free to be creative once you understand the technique.

•ORIGAMI: We will learn to make a few simple Origami figures.

Kits Include: Paper butterflies, watercolors, brush, thick paper, glue sticks, paper hearts, card stock, origami paper

You supply: scissors

4 Tuesdays November 3, 10, 17, 24 3-4pm

November Hobby Classes are FREE thanks to The Bristal Assisted Living for sponsoring!

This class takes place on Zoom. Email with Zoom login details will be sent to students.

 

4 times on Tuesday
Nov 3 - Nov 24
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Call For Info
Free Member
Free Public
Registration is closed. Please check back for next month's Hobby Clubs.
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4 times on Tuesday
Nov 3 - Nov 24
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Call For Info
Free Member
Free Public
Registration is closed. Please check back for next month's Hobby Clubs.
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For information, please call Judi Nahary 201.408.1450.

Jewish Federation's Israel Film Festival

Coming to Your Living Room Virtually!!! 

Although we can’t be together in movie theaters this year, we have been working hard to bring the best of Israeli cinema directly to you at home!

Jewish Federation has compiled a group of top Israeli documentaries on a wide range of topics that we hope you will find captivating.

All movies, except Breaking Bread and Like a Beating Heart, are available for viewing from November 4-30.

Movie Lineup:
BREAKING BREAD (2020) (This movie is available November 4 & 5 ONLY)
MA'ABAROT (2019)
GOLDA (2019) 
KING BIBI (2018)
MRS. G (2019)
ONCE UPON A BOY (2019)
PICTURE OF HIS LIFE (2019)
AULCIE (2019)
LIKE A BEATING HEART (2020) (This movie is available November 14 through 19 ONLY)

Once you start a movie, you will have 48 hours to finish watching it. 
TICKET PRICE: $12 per household.

For more info, or to purchase tickets, please visit https://watch.eventive.org/jfnnj-filmfestival or Meli Rozenbaum at MelinaR@jfnnj.org

Daily
Nov 4 - Nov 30
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Call For Info
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Daily
Nov 4 - Nov 30
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Call For Info
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Jewelry/ Beading (Online)

Join instructor Ardis Blaustein as she guides us as we make...

•BRACELETS: Choose two of fifty beaded bracelet designs to recreate.

•FACE MASK NECKLACE: Never misplace your mask again. Unique and personalized necklaces that attach to your face mask can be made from a variety of bead types. There is also an option for a child’s mask made with lightweight plastic and alphabet beads. Imagine knowing exactly where your mask is the next time you need it!

•EYEGLASS CHAIN: These are exactly the same as the face mask necklace, but with an attachment for your glasses instead of a lobster clasp for a mask.

Kits Include: Beads, jewelry glue, elastic, string/wire, lobster clasps, and eyeglass attachments

You supply: scissors 

November Hobby Classes are FREE thanks to The Bristal Assisted Living for sponsoring!

This class takes place on Zoom. Email with Zoom login details will be sent to students.

3 times on Thursday
Nov 5 - Nov 19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Call For Info
Free Member
Free Public
Registration is closed. Please check back for next month's Hobby Clubs.
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3 times on Thursday
Nov 5 - Nov 19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Call For Info
Free Member
Free Public
Registration is closed. Please check back for next month's Hobby Clubs.
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For information, please call Judi Nahary 201.408.1450.

Ceramics - Bisque Ware Glazing (all levels) Online

Join instructor Patricia Wong as she leads us in this fun class where students will glaze bisque ware with colorful glazes.  At the end of the session, all glazed pieces will be fired and returned to students.  Each student will receive four bisque ware pieces and glazes. 
(Cereal bowl, coffee/tea mug, feather dish and sun box)

November Hobby Classes are FREE thanks to The Bristal Assisted Living for sponsoring!

This class takes place on Zoom. Email with Zoom login details will be sent to students.

4 times on Monday
Nov 9 - Nov 30
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Call For Info
Free Member
Free Public
Registration is closed. Please check back for next month's Hobby Clubs.
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4 times on Monday
Nov 9 - Nov 30
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Call For Info
Free Member
Free Public
Registration is closed. Please check back for next month's Hobby Clubs.
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For information, please call Judi Nahary at 201.408.1450.

A Virtual Trip--Art Deco New York and the Race to the Clouds

Flashback one hundred years: while New York City was just about to enter a period of limitless social and economic prosperity now known as the "Roaring Twenties," the skyline was about to roar as well. This is the story of how oversized egos, overheated real estate rivalries, and relentless competition fueled NYC's skyscraper boom and relentless rise into the sky.

Join NYC Tour Guide Deborah Zelcer as we virtually explore the magnificent Art Deco skyscrapers built between the 1920s and '30s that propelled our metropolis into the sky.

We will send you a Zoom link prior to the event.

Wed, Dec 9
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register
$12.00 Member
$14.00 Public
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Wed, Dec 9
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Register
$12.00 Member
$14.00 Public
40TRVA01F0

For information, please email kgraff@jccotp.org