Jewish Living Programs

Jewish LIFE

THE JCC IS PLEASED TO BE A FOUNDING PARTNER IN Jewish LIFE, Learning Is For Everyone, our community’s award-winning adult Jewish adult education series featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers, authors, scholars, film series as well as classes taught by local rabbis and synagogue professional staff. The JCC is pleased to host many of the Jewish LIFE special events.  Jewish LIFE is supported by the JCC, Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties and 12 area synagogues.

Jewish LIFE Mission

JEWISH LIFE, A COLLABORATIVE, COMMUNITY SIDE JEWISH ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM created by the JCC, Rabbis, lay leadership and Jewish agencies, strives to expand and enhance the Jewish educational opportunities offered to both affiliated and non-affiliated Jews in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties.

What's Newish


What’s Newish?  Actually Quite A Lot!

Regardless what your level of familiarity with Jewish/Israel related issues, you’re sure to expand that knowledge and understanding by participating in a newly formed discussion group called “What’s Newish.”

This current-events discussion group will meet regularly at the JCC (or Zoom) to discuss and share ideas about Jewish and Israel related topics.  We’ll discuss subjects such as U.S. politics as it relates to Israel, Israeli-Palestinian prospects for peace, anti-Semitism and whatever else is newsworthy at the time.

Along with getting a preview of how subsequent sessions will be conducted, we’ll also gather your input as to what day, time and frequency of our meetings are most convenient for the most people.  We look forward to finding out “What’s Newish” together.

This program is moderated by Peter Hercky and Doron Steger.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors

Online Program, Presented by the Raritan Valley Community College.


January 27 at 1:00 PM

A new photography exhibition at Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London will bring together over 50 contemporary portraits of Holocaust survivors and their families, shining a light on the full lives they have lived and our collective responsibility to cherish their stories. In partnership with the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors showcases new works from 14 contemporary photographers, alongside photography by RPS patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. Displayed for the very first time, these powerful photographs capture the special connections between Holocaust survivors and the younger generations of their families. The majority of the photographs in Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors were captured in Spring 2021, presenting a brand-new body of work from contemporary photographers. Join us for a live virtual tour from the IWM in London on the opening day of the exhibit on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

This event is being co-sponsored by 3GNY Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, 3GNJ & 3GPhilly.

 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

Honoring Our Survivors: Tova Friedman and Maud Dahme

Online Program, Presented by the Raritan Valley Community College.


Join us for this special Online event as we honor Tova Friedman and Maud Dahme for their dedication and tireless efforts to further Holocaust Education.

 

Maud Dahme was born in the Dutch town of Amersfoort, just four years before the Netherlands surrendered to Hitler. Maud and her sister were sent into hiding for four years, separated from the rest of their family. Maud is a passionate advocate of Holocaust education.

 

Tova Friedman, a Holocaust survivor, shares her experiences in Auschwitz with students, teachers, and individuals in the United States and worldwide. She hopes that her stories will emphasize that prejudice and violence will destroy both the victim and the victor.

 

Co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties, Shimon and Sara Birnbaum-JCC, The JCC Holocaust Memorial, and Education Center, and JEWISH LIFE.

Jewish LIFE is Supported by:

Chabad of Greater Somerset County
Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Somerset County
Chabad of Hunterdon County
Flemington Jewish Community Center
Congregation Kehilat Shalom, Belle Mead
Congregation Knesseth Israel, Bound Brook
Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties
Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties

Or Chadash, the Reform Temple of Hunterdon County
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, Bridgewater
Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey
Temple Beth- El, Hillsborough
Temple Beth El, Somerset
Temple Har Shalom, Warren
Temple Sholom, Bridgewater


PATRON:

$180 includes 1 Ticket with Reserved Seating for each event.

BENEFACTOR:

$360 includes 2 Tickets with Reserved Seating for each event.

Jewish LIFE at the “J”