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The JCC incorporates Judaic themes and content in its programming and promotes meaningful connections to Jewish faith, culture, and heritage through classes, programs, lectures, and special events.

If you have any questions, contact Robyn Rosenfeld at rrosenfeld@jccotp.org or 201.408.1429.



Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Program with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

Rabbi Reuven Kimelman is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. He is a professor of classical rabbinic literature at Brandeis University. He has taught also at the University of Toronto, Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Trinity and Williams colleges, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition, he served as scholar-in-residence of the National Jewish Community Centers Association. Rabbi Kimelman is the author of the Hebrew work, The Mystical Meaning of 'Lekhah Dodi' and 'Kabbalat Shabbat' and three audio books, two on The Moral Meaning of the Bible - the What, How and Why of Biblical Ethics, and one on The Hidden Poetry of the Jewish Prayerbook: The What, How and Why of Jewish Liturgy.

Judaic Scholar-in-Residence programs are funded by the Evelyn and Harold Meltzer
Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Endowment Fund, the David Dubin Chair for Judaic Scholars Endowment Fund, and the Sarah and Mel Lubin Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Fund.

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Breakfast Study Seminar: The Meaning of the Amidah

A Literary and Historical Study of the Shmoneh Esre, The Eighteen Benedictions
with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

How did the main Jewish prayer come to be and what does it mean? Discover the answers and so much more!

For more info, call Robyn at 201.408.1429.

16 times on Thursday
Sep 19 - Jan 9
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Except: Nov 28
Register
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42RBKS00F9

16 times on Thursday
Sep 19 - Jan 9
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Except: Nov 28


Register
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42RBKS00F9

For information, please call 201.408.1429.

Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies

Modern Philosophies of Judaism
with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

Part I: Abraham J. Heschel and Joseph B. Soloveichik
How did Heschel and Soloveitchik become the two major American Jewish philosophers of the twentieth century? Topics covered include theology, the religious significance of Modern Israel, prayer, observance, and more.

For more info, call Robyn at 201.408.1429.

16 times on Thursday
Sep 19 - Jan 9
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Except: Nov 28
Register
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42WKJS00F9

16 times on Thursday
Sep 19 - Jan 9
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Except: Nov 28


Register
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42WKJS00F9

For information, please call 201.408.1429.

ULPAN—Conversational Hebrew

New students are always welcome. Classes are offered at all levels.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. For more information contact Joyce Greenberg at JoyceG@jfnnj.org

28 times on Monday
Nov 4 - May 11
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Register
Free Member
42ULPA00F9

28 times on Monday
Nov 4 - May 11
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Register
$0.00 Member
42ULPA00F9

For information, please call 201.408.1456.

Breakfast Study Seminar

The Book of Isaiah 40-66
with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman
Come and learn the nature of biblical prophecy regarding exile of Israel and the hope of restoration; monotheistic exclusivity and universal inclusivity; Israel as a light to the nations, and the temple in Jerusalem as a universal house of prayer.

22 times on Thursday
Jan 16 - Jun 11
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Call For Info
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42RBKS00W0

22 times on Thursday
Jan 16 - Jun 11
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM


Call For Info
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42RBKS00W0

For information, please call 201.408.1429.

Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies

Pirkei Avot "The Ethics of the Fathers"
with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman
Come and learn about the best-known book of the Mishnah, focusing on: How did the Jewish people survive the destruction of the temple? How did Judaism become a Torah-centered religion? And why are the teachings of Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakkai and Rabbi Akiva so relevant today?

22 times on Thursday
Jan 16 - Jun 11
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Call For Info
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42WKJS00W0

22 times on Thursday
Jan 16 - Jun 11
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM


Call For Info
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42WKJS00W0

For information, please call 201.408.1429.

Passover Seminar

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman
Why of all the holidays does only Passover have a Haggadah?

Free and open to the community. 

Wed, Apr 1
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
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Wed, Apr 1
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM


Call For Info
$0.00 Member
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For information, please call 201.408.1429.

Yom Yerushalayim Seminar

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman
What makes Jerusalem the eternal capital of the Jewish people?

Free and open to the community.

Wed, May 20
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
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Wed, May 20
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM


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For information, please call 201.408.1429.

Shavuot Seminar

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman
How much of the Torah was given on Mount Sinai?

Free and open to the community.

Wed, May 27
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Call For Info
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Wed, May 27
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM


Call For Info
$0.00 Member
42SHAV00W0

For information, please call 201.408.1429.