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March 2021

Passover Seder with Cantor Bill Walton

Date and Time:

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom,

**Please note the new time of 1:00 PM ET** Thursday, March 18 at 1:00 PM More than ever in these social distancing times, we need our traditions to help us celebrate the holidays. Join us for a beautiful Seder including cantorial music. You supply the food, we’ll present the Seder. Free to attend. Register Here   Sponsored by The Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

Auschwitz Survivor, Dr. Edith Eger, Live in Conversation

Date and Time:

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom,

“The Ballerina of Auschwitz” – Dr. Edith Eger, one of the few living Holocaust survivors, was sent to Auschwitz at 16 years old, where she endured unimaginable experiences, including being ordered to dance for the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele who killed her parents. Her story is an inspiration for everyone. Dr. Eger is an inspiring speaker, human dignity advocate & award winning author. Her New York Times bestelling book – “The Choice” is a powerful, moving memoir, and a practical…

Matzah Making Workshop

Date and Time:

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

Join our friends at PJ Library Hudson County for an at-home matzah making workshop. Ingredients and recipe to have on hand will be sent in advance. Kindly register by Friday, March 19.

Floral Arranging Hands On Class

Date and Time:

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom,

Back by popular demand! Join as the lovely Karina Granin of City Blossoms guides us through a hands on floral arranging class. Timed perfectly to have a gorgeous table centerpiece for your Passover seder table. A group of us participated in this fun and beautiful program in the fall and loved it! Ticket Options Attend the Zoom and purchase your own flowers: $10 Purchase a floral kit - complete with vase, tools, all floral pieces you'll need to complete the…

April 2021

The Japanese Super Submarine: Bruce Tucker Lecture

Date and Time:

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

This lecture covers Japan’s WW2 plan to use super submarines to alter the course of World War II.  While there were a number of significant secret weapons developed during World War II such as jet aircraft like the ME-262 and missiles like the V-1 and V-2, one of the most secret and potentially most terrorizing of them all was a gigantic 400 foot long submarine that could travel 1 and 1/2 times around the world undetected and then surface briefly…

Days of Memory: Yom HaShoah

Date and Time:

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom,

The “Days of Memory” series premieres with “Yom HaShoah: Honoring Jewish Resilience and Storytelling,” part of the launch of JFest, on Wednesday, April 7, at 8 pm (EDT). Jews are a “Remembering People.” Join us on the eve of Yom HaShoah as four international artist-educators engage in a powerful conversation about our past and our future, paying tribute, preserving cultural memory, and building resilience. Learn more & register: https://virtualjcc.com/channel/daysofmemory or click the registration button below. To support these programs in…

Author Daniel Lee, The SS Officer’s Armchair

Date and Time:

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom,

This free program is made possible through the JCC Literary Consortium. A Special Yom HaShoah Program; Introductory Remarks and Memorial Prayer: Rabbi Brian Glusman, Atlanta Daniel Lee, The SS Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi In Conversation with Holly Firfer, CNN Correspondent Based on documents discovered concealed within a simple chair for seventy years, this gripping investigation into the life of a single S.S. officer during World War Two encapsulates the tragic experience of a generation of…

Days of Memory: Yom HaZikaron

Date and Time:

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom,

On Tuesday, April 13, at 8 pm (EDT) join us on VirtualJCC.com for “Yom HaZikaron: The Power of Jewish Peoplehood Through Personal and Collective Mourning.” We’ll be listening to an intimate conversation about loss and the healing power of personal and collective mourning as shared by Israelis who know the heartache and anguish from their own experiences. Solomon Shapiro, a lone soldier in the IDF originally from New York, will be facilitating a conversation with three bereaved families who will…

Days of Memory: Yom HaAtzmaut

Date and Time:

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom,

Join us for the concluding #DaysOfMemory with this free event, “Yom HaAtzmaut: Moments of Pride Through Israeli Innovation,” on Wednesday, April 14, at 8pm (EDT). Seventy-three years after its founding, Israel is full of innovative social entrepreneurs. On Israeli Independence Day, we’ll meet three of these entrepreneurs whose work has advanced innovations in cybersecurity, agriculture, and emergency healthcare. Each one will be interviewed by a renowned Israeli author from their own company’s headquarters. Learn More & Register: https://virtualjcc.com/channel/daysofmemory or click…

Tattooed Torah – Film and Panel Discussion

Date and Time:

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom,

This is an animated film based on the renowned children's book by Marvell Ginsburg, which has been educating children about the Holocaust for over 30 years. ​The story of the Tattooed Torah (https://www.thetattooedtorah.com/) is a profound story of love, bonds across generations, tradition, resilience, and above all – a story of hope. The adaptation of The Tattooed Torah into an animated short film is a three-generational endeavor, initiated by Marvell's daughter, Beth Kopin, who first had the dream to transform…