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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.



The next installment of the Israel Bonds global event series will feature an exclusive discussion with Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, on Tuesday, June 16 at 5PM Eastern Daylight Time. Ambassador Dayan, who will soon return to Israel, will address the topic of Israel and America: Strengthening Our Relationship in a Changing World. It will be an engaging and enlightening discussion and, following his remarks, Ambassador Dayan will take questions.

Ambassador Dayan, appointed to his post in March 2016, represents the State of Israel to communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware.

  • Tuesday, June 16
  • 5:00 PM

Register Here

The Irma Horowitz Film Series

Live on Zoom

  • Wednesday, June 25; 7:00 PM

Film TBA


More Programs


The Oshman Family JCC, ICC@JCC and BINA:

Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31

The Jewish Movement for Social Change are thrilled to bring English and Hebrew-speaking community members together to learn and connect at the groundbreaking new event Becoming: A Virtual Tikkun Leil Shavuot Experience, featuring keynote speaker Ruby Namdar, winner of the Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary award. Come and explore what our community is now “becoming” as we create a new Shavuot experience together.

Join JCC Global hour during the Paul Feig z”l Tikkun Leil Shavuot 2020/5780
  • May 28-29, 2020
  • May 29: 12 am NY time/ 7 am Israel time.

Facilitated by Smadar Bar-Akiva, the program will feature JCC Global Fellows: Monica Kibrit from Mexico City, Jonathan Ornstein from Krakow and Nissim Pingle from Mumbai- discussing the Jewish value of Kol Israel Arevim Ze Baze- all of Israel are responsible for each other.

The entire program will run all night. Come together with people from across the spectrum of Jewish life for a revelatory night of study, film, music, and more in celebration of Shavuot. Bring your own cheesecake and come for an hour or stay the night!

Register for free here and attend the Facebook event

From Pardes

Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people and the day’s Torah reading describes the Divine revelation of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. Our study guide includes nine short articles and three longer guided havruta pieces by our faculty. Like Pardes itself, these teachings allow the Torah to speak in ever new ways.

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