Jewish LIFE 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 WIDE 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


Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 AM EST, from the comfort of your own home!

What’s Newish  — now in its third year —  is a current events discussion group that meets weekly via Zoom, and includes participants both from the United States and Israel. Everything is discussed, from items related to Israel and to the Jewish community. Occasionally, we have guest speakers who cover topics relating to great things that are being done in Israel, politics and scientific advances.

Prior to the Wednesday program, you will receive a newsletter of what will be discussed, a weekly Jewish joke, and the Zoom link and password for easy access to the program.

The program is facilitated by Peter Hercky and Doron Steger and meets every Wednesday.  What’s Newish is free to all!

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kopman, JCC Adult Program Director: or 908-443-9009.

Between Men-o-pause and Dead

  • Thursday, April 27
  • 7:00-8:30 PM
  • FREE to the community

Our very own JCC Member and Author of Between Men-O-Pause and Dead, Joey Heiberg will speak about her book. Don’t miss this fun and entertaining evening!

Between Men-O-Pause and Dead is about what happens when a woman owns her shit and takes a deep dive into healing while trying to balance reinventing her business, exploring dating, and building a healthy relationship with herself.

Joey, a.k.a. the dolly mama, is an established licensed artist/entrepreneur with abundant natural wit. She had it all: the beautiful house, a fabulous studio, and a dreamy fiancé. The problem was the Universe thought differently.

Joey will be selling her books and merchandise from her Dolly Mamas collection.

Irma Horowitz Film Series

Three Israeli Short Films

Wednesday, May 17 | 6:30 PM

Discounted Member : $20.00
Fee: $25.00

Newspapers and Flowers (26 Minutes)

Comedy, Written and Directed by Micha Ben Shachar

Carmel is looking for love but is tired of being judged by appearance and dress code. By the time she meets Miki, the newspaper boy, she is willing to hide certain details about herself in order to put him to the test. Can Miki get past Carmel’s defenses?

I’m Ready (16 Minutes)

Drama, Written and Directed by Esther Siton

The special relationship between an elderly father and his Down syndrome son breaks down when the father’s memory begins to fail due to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The collapse of their stable and happy routine force upon the two a painful resolution of their problems.

Getting Serious (20 Minutes)

Romance & Drama, Written and Directed by Matan Golomb

A Jerusalem romantic comedy about a moderately orthodox young man who pretends to be more religious than he is in order to impress a girl. The two begin dating, the chemistry is great but the young man has to tell more and more lies to keep the relationship going. What will happen when she discovers the truth.

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


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


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

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