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A Younger Matisse at the Met, 1869-1906

with Michael Norris, PhD
Henri Emile Benoît Matisse (1869-1954)—an artist famed for his original use of line and color—compared his artistic development to the growth of a seed. We will trace that growth in Matisse’s life story until his mid-thirties by examining examples from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He came by the seed metaphor naturally—he was the son of a seed merchant in a northern French town. Despite his conservative appearance and work habits, Matisse continually absorbed new ideas as he worked in Paris and the South of France. We will leave Matisse as he becomes a leader of the “Fauves” or “Wild Beasts” movement (whose paintings expressed emotion in wild, often dissonant colors).

2 times on Monday
Mar 30 - Apr 6
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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$50.00 Member
$60.00 Public
40ARYM00W0


2 times on Monday
Mar 30 - Apr 6
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Register
$50.00 Member
$60.00 Public
40ARYM00W0

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

Holocaust Memory in a Challenging World

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, based in Washington, DC, is working to keep Holocaust memory alive by inspiring citizens and leaders to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity in our constantly changing world. Museum historian Dr. Edna Friedberg will discuss the depth, reach, and enduring relevance of the work being done, connecting Holocaust history with disturbing social, cultural and political issues today, such as current legislation that criminalizes Holocaust research, as well as the recent rise in white-nationalist and other far-right movements. Examining trends and concerns through the lens of history, Dr. Friedberg will assess the current threat to Holocaust memory and how the Holocaust Museum's programs look to address them.

$8 JCC members and US Holocaust Memorial Museum members, $10 public

Includes reception 

Sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Wed, Mar 25
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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$8.00 Member
$10.00 Public
40HMCW00W0


Wed, Mar 25
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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$8.00 Member
$10.00 Public
40HMCW00W0

For information, please call 201.408.1456.

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 4 books:
March 18: The Cider House Rules by John Irving
April 22: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
May 13: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
June 17: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Wed, Mar 18
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
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$30.00 Member
$35.00 Public
40BKCL01W0

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

Wed, Mar 18
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


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$30.00 Member
$35.00 Public
40BKCL01W0

Wed, Apr 22
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
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$30.00 Member
$35.00 Public
40BKCL02W0

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Wed, Apr 22
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


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$30.00 Member
$35.00 Public
40BKCL02W0

Wed, May 13
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
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$30.00 Member
$35.00 Public
40BKCL03W0

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Wed, May 13
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


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$30.00 Member
$35.00 Public
40BKCL03W0

Wed, Jun 17
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
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$30.00 Member
$35.00 Public
40BKCL04W0

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Wed, Jun 17
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


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$30.00 Member
$35.00 Public
40BKCL04W0

4 times
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
On dates: Mar 18, Apr 22, May 13, Jun 17
Book Study Group: Lecture and Discussion Full Term
Register
$100.00 Member
$120.00 Public
40BKCL05W0

Book Study Group: Lecture and Discussion Full Term

4 times
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
On dates: Mar 18, Apr 22, May 13, Jun 17


Register
$100.00 Member
$120.00 Public
40BKCL05W0

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

An Educational Seminar with Future Health

An Educational Seminar with Future Health: Life Settlement Advisor to the JCC

Did you know that you can sell your life insurance policy for cash?

Life Insurance is personal property and often one of your largest assets that can be used to alleviate financial challenges or simply to improve your lifestyle.
 
Join the Founders of Future Health, the official life settlement advisor of the JCC, to learn about the hidden value in your life insurance policy. Find out how a life settlement works, how you can get cash for your life insurance policy that is no longer needed or affordable, and how you can use your life insurance policy for charitable purposes. 
 
Never let your life insurance policy lapse without first learning what it’s worth!

Free and Open to the Community.
Refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP contact Alison Holzberg Kenny at 201-408-1405 or akenny@jccotp.org

Wed, Feb 12
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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40LIFE00W0


Wed, Feb 12
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


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For information, please call 201.408.1405.

Current Events

Keep up with the latest headlines and talk about local, national and international news. Alan will lead the discussion on various topics from sports and entertainment to business and politics. All opinions are welcome. (No April session). 
Free and open to the community.

4 times
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
On dates: Jan 13, Feb 17, Mar 16, May 11
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4 times
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
On dates: Jan 13, Feb 17, Mar 16, May 11


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40CURR00W0

For information, please call 201.408.1496.

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. All welcome, regardless of writing experience. Sponsored by the Ratner-Seiden Senior Adult Center for the Arts.

8 times on Monday
Jan 13 - Mar 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR01W0


8 times on Monday
Jan 13 - Mar 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR01W0

8 times on Monday
Jan 13 - Mar 2
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR02W0


8 times on Monday
Jan 13 - Mar 2
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM


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$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR02W0

8 times on Monday
Mar 23 - May 18
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Except: Apr 13
Call For Info
$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR03W0


8 times on Monday
Mar 23 - May 18
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Except: Apr 13


Call For Info
$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR03W0

8 times on Monday
Mar 23 - May 18
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Except: Apr 13
Call For Info
$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR04W0


8 times on Monday
Mar 23 - May 18
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Except: Apr 13


Call For Info
$220.00 Member
$265.00 Public
40MEMR04W0

For information, please call 201.408.1496.