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JCCNNJ Mingles with Filmmaker in Ridgewood

| FRI, DEC 13, 2019

Ridgewood – The JCCNNJ Arts & Culture crowd gathered at the Office Tavern Grill in Ridgewood, NJ on October 21 to “mingle before the movie”. The event was designed to…

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Young Families Gather Together to Celebrate Hanukkah at the Library

| FRI, DEC 13, 2019

Glen Rock – In a room packed full with young kids and their parents, JCCNNJ co-hosted “Arts & Eats: Hanukkah at the Library” at the Glen Rock Public Library on…

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International Latke Cooking Class Sells Out

| FRI, DEC 13, 2019

At a sold-out event on Thursday, December 5, JCCNNJ community members learned to cook latkes with recipes from Syria, Italy and India, providing tastes of Jewish traditions from around the…

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Celebrating Chanukah with our Active Seniors

| THU, DEC 12, 2019

Fair Lawn – The JCCNNJ Active Seniors program celebrated Chanukah on Thursday with musical entertainment by the John Halsey Swing Trio, featuring Elaine Rachlin on vocals and Bill Wurtzel on…

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“Bar Mitzvah Boy” Captures the Hearts of the JCCNNJ Audience

| THU, OCT 24, 2019

At the JCCNNJ’s opening Arts & Culture event on October 24, our audience members experienced the story of “Bar Mitzvah Boy”, which was so funny and touching that it transported…

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Starting the New Year with Sweet Babka Bake

| WED, OCT 02, 2019

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, our Active Seniors gathered together to kick of the High Holiday season with a “Make & Take Babka Bake”. Their secret ingredient? Nutella! May everyone…

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Strong Hands, Warm Hearts: Sukkah Building 2019/5780

| WED, OCT 02, 2019

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, families from the JCCNNJ gathered together to pitch in and help build Sukkahs for families in need of a few strong hands and warm hearts.…

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Open Hearts Open Homes 2019 – Journal Entry #1: The teens arrive!

| TUE, AUG 27, 2019

The Israeli teens may have just left New Jersey after three weeks together with us but our memories of our time together with them are still vivid and bright. Here’s…

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Open Hearts Open Homes 2019 – Journal Entry #2: Fun in the Sun

| MON, AUG 26, 2019

Journal Entry #2: Fun in the Sun Along the way of the three weeks together, the Israeli teens from the Open Hearts Open Homes program found their footing in New…

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Open Hearts Open Homes 2019 – Journal Entry #3 – Saying Goodbye but not Forever

| MON, AUG 26, 2019

Journal Entry #3 – Saying Goodbye but not Forever After a never-long-enough three weeks together, our host families and teens had to say goodbye. The ripple effect of this year’s…

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