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November 2020

Early Jewish American Communities

Early Jewish American Communities

Date and Time:

November 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

Friday, November 20 11 AM on Zoom Explore the rich and vibrant history of the American Jewish Community beginning with how and why they ended up in the Dutch Colony of New Netherlands in 1654, the years of living under Dutch and British rule, and having to choose sides in the War for Independence. Lecture by Bruce Tucker, historian. Register to receive your free Zoom link by emailing Ruth at [email protected] These programs are offered as a complimentary gift to…

December 2020

One Book One Community: The Nesting Dolls with Alina Adams

Date and Time:

December 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom,

Tuesday, December 8 7:30 PM Join us for a presentation and Q&A with author Alina Adams (The Nesting Dolls), part of the One Book, One Community event in partnership with JCC of Central Jersey, JCC of Middlesex County and Jewish Book Council. The Nesting Dolls is about three generations of a Soviet Jewish family in 1930s and 1970s Odessa USSR, and in present day Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Three women struggle to survive through Stalin’s purges, the Free Soviet Jewry movement…

Community Chanukah Candle Lighting

Date and Time:

December 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - December 17, 2020 @ 6:45 pm
Zoom,

NIGHTLY THURSDAY, DEC 10 - THURSDAY, DEC 17 FROM 6:30-6:45 PM Join us on Zoom each night of Chanukah for a community candle lighting experience. As the sun sets each night of Chanukah, we will join together to sing songs and light our candles together. Special events: Thursday, December 10 (the first night): Join us after candle lighting for an all-ages virtual magic show (register separately at www.jccnnj.org/magic) Friday, December 11: Join us at 4 PM to light Chanukah candles…

Virtual Hanukkah Magic Show

Date and Time:

December 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom,

Thursday, December 10 at 7 PM ET (First Night of Hanukkah!) Families welcome! Recommended ages 8-108 Magic & miracles! Join us for a virtual Hanukkah celebration with Magician & Mentalist Jason Silberman. Unlike a YouTube video, this is a professional LIVE show, with tons of participation. You'll not only experience magic and mind-reading on screen, but also in your own home! Jason has been performing for audiences for over two decades and has quickly become one of the go-to entertainers…

PJ Library Virtual Puppet Show

Date and Time:

December 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

Sunday, December 13 at 11 AM on Zoom Best for children ages up to 7 years old. Join the community for this child-friendly Hannukah Zoom, an interactive puppet show with Mainstages, an educational theater company! This interactive session includes games, puppets, interactive storybook theater, movement, and creative play guaranteed to stretch children's imaginations and get their bodies moving! Offered in partnership with PJ Library of Hudson County, JCC of Northern NJ and Jewish Federation of Northern NJ. Free to attend.…

Journey into Jewish Life with Eric Model

Date and Time:

December 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

The story of Jewish Life is one that goes back centuries from the times of our Biblical Forefathers centered in the  Land of Israel. But it is also as recent as yesterday in our local community. In Journeys into Jewish Life, Eric Model takes us on an exploration of the offbeat, off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten in this recent and more local chapter of Jewish life. It is part history, part culture and part personal recollection. This program is intended as…

Tea & Trivia: New Years Edition

Date and Time:

December 30, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Zoom,

Join your friends online so we can see each other, chat casually and enjoy a trivia game lead by Ruth. See familiar faces and meet some new ones! To register, email Ruth at [email protected] or call 201-666-6610 ext 2 and leave a message. These programs are offered for free, as a gift to our community. Donations to support these efforts are always appreciated. Click here to donate online or mail checks to: JCCNNJ, 50 Eisenhower Dr., Paramus, NJ 07652

January 2021

PJ Library Parent Game Night

Date and Time:

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

Tuck the kids into bed, mix yourself a drink of your choice and Zoom in with us for a special edition of "PJ Library Parent Game Night" with Crossword Coach Steve Manin. This interactive, brain-teasing event will have you shouting out answers and laughing along as we complete a NY Times crossword puzzle together. Register below for your free Zoom link.

Film Discussion: Lamb (Ethiopia, 2015)

Date and Time:

January 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Zoom,

Lamb is the tender story of nine-year-old Ephraim, an Ethiopian half-Jewish boy who, after the death of his mother, is sent by his father to live with distant relatives, far from his drought-ridden village. His father goes to seek work in Addis Ababa, promising to return for him when the rains fall. Ephraim's only source of solace is his beloved pet sheep, Chuni, but when his uncle tells him he is going to sacrifice Chuni for a forthcoming Christian feast, Ephraim…

Tea & Trivia with Ruth

Date and Time:

January 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Zoom,

Join with friends old and new and enjoy a medley games, trivia and brain teasers led by Ruth. Learn, laugh and connect with our JCCNNJ community. Registration Prefer to register by email? Contact us at [email protected] or call 201-666-6610 ext 1 and leave a message. These programs are offered for free, as a gift to our community. Donations to support these efforts are always appreciated. Click here to donate online or mail checks to: JCCNNJ, 50 Eisenhower Dr., Paramus, NJ…