Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program For Creative Arts & Crafts

Sarah Gottesman Lubin was an avid crafter who especially enjoyed the soft arts of quilting and needlepoint. She was an active member of the Pomegranate Guild. After her passing in December 2007, the Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program for Creative Arts and Crafts was established in her memory at the JCC so that others could explore and enjoy the exciting world of crafts and culture. This endowment provides opportunities for people to experience the sheer love and joy of creating something of beauty with their own hands. Pre-registration required for all creative arts classes.


Painting with Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil

with Paulette Cochet
Experience the fascinating art of painting with watercolor and water-soluble colored pencils. Engage your senses and create personal works while enjoying the freedom of switching from drawing to painting in an instant! Discover the joy of filling your drawings with brush strokes, brilliant washes, and beautiful watercolor effects.
8 times on Tuesdays
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Jan 8 - Feb 26
$240.00 Member
$290.00 Public
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8 times on Tuesdays
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mar 19 - May 14
Except: Apr 23
$240.00 Member
$290.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Acrylic Painting

with Paulette Cochet
Discover the amazing versatility and ease of painting with acrylics. Explore a wide range of techniques from thick, luscious brush strokes to fluid and transparent washes. Personal and individual expression is encouraged, with emphasis on composition and color use. All levels welcome.
8 times on Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jan 8 - Feb 26
$240.00 Member
$290.00 Public
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8 times on Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mar 19 - May 14
Except: Apr 23
$240.00 Member
$290.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Pottery, Wheel Throwing & Hand Building

with Michal Niv
Learn, improve or reacquaint yourself with basic techniques and explore the possibilities in form, surface decoration, and glazing.

Class size is limited. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome.
Additional item: basic materials and firing additional $35

8 times on Wednesdays
9:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Jan 9 - Feb 27
$240.00 Member
$280.00 Public

Additional Items:
Additional items will be displayed at checkout

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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Makhela

Join the Israeli choir.
Sing along with the conductor and musical director Zvi Klein. Participants must know how to read and sing in Hebrew. Reading musical notes NOT required.

Jan 9
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Jan 23
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Feb 6
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Feb 20
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Mar 6
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Mar 13
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Mar 27
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
$115.00 Member
$135.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Beginner & Intermediate Drawing & Sketching

with Margery Theroux
Explore the basics of drawing, including line, shading, form, volume and proportion. Start by drawing simple shapes and move on to more complex combinations, working in pencil on paper. Multiple set-ups for different levels. One-on-one attention will be provided.
6 times on Thursdays
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Jan 10 - Feb 14
$165.00 Member
$195.00 Public
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6 times on Thursdays
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mar 7 - Apr 11
$165.00 Member
$195.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Intermediate Knitting

with Shaina Bilow, Certified Knitting Teacher, CYCA
Bring your current projects to this group class for help with tricky techniques and dropped stitches, adjustments to patterns, and social knitting with other talented knitters. Crocheters welcome, too!

6 times on Wednesdays
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jan 16 - Feb 20
$135.00 Member
$170.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

IAC Cinematec

IAC Cinematec was founded by Dr. Etti Inbal to introduce the US public to Israeli films, film makers, and daily life in Israel in an effort to create an Israeli-American community of film fans, who can share in the experience and enjoy dialogues about the films. Films are screened with English subtitles and attended by a guest director, actor, or a film professional, who will discuss issues related to the film in English.

Black Honey
As long as Abraham Sutskever lived, he wouldn't let a film about his life be made. Today, eight years after his passing, Black Honey tells the incredible story of the greatest Yiddish poet of modern times. The man who led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish manuscripts from the Nazis, survived the WWII due to Stalin sending him a private rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and immigrated to Israel in 1947 where he led Yiddish culture, while writing in astonishing vitality. Directed By Uri Barbash.

The Oslo Diaries
The Oslo Diaries, directors Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan (Censored Voices, Sundance 2015) and Guest speaker Gidi Grinstien, Secretary of the Israeli Negotiation Team.

In 1992, with Israeli Paletinian relations at an all-time low and, a small group of Israelis and Palestinians gathered secretly in Oslo. The meetings that lead to The Oslo Accords changed the Middle East forever, they were chronicled only by the negotiators' diaries. This movie bring us a riveting account of 1100 days of secret talks as told by the people who were there at the table. The participants' detailed and often emotional entries recount the political intrigue, fiery rhetoric, unlikely friendships, and overwhelming desire for peace that were the heart of the negotiations.

Featuring never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with key players - including the last on-camera conversation with former Israeli president Shimon Peres - the film recounts a geopolitical story, with a narrative voice that is personal and philosophical. Although politics ultimately doomed The Oslo Accords, the story's end for the people of Israel and Palestine remains unwritten.

Tickets at the door are $17. Please get your tickets in advance.

Sun, Jan 20
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
IAC Cinematec - Black Honey

$12.00 Member
$14.00 Public
Please get your tickets in advance. Price at the door is $17
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Sun, Feb 24
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
IAC Cinematec - The Oslo Diaries

$12.00 Member
$14.00 Public
Please get your tickets in advance. Price at the door is $17
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1427.

Memoirs

with Ruth Padawer, Adjunct Professor, Columbia School of Journalism
This workshop offers you an opportunity to preserve your memories and reflect on your past. Along the way, you’ll gain confidence in your literary voice and learn valuable writing skills. Limited space.
8 times on Mondays
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jan 21 - Mar 11
$215.00 Member
$260.00 Public
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8 times on Mondays
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Jan 21 - Mar 11
$215.00 Member
$260.00 Public
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8 times on Mondays
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mar 25 - May 20
Except: Apr 22
$85.00 Member
$105.00 Public
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8 times on Mondays
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Mar 25 - May 20
Except: Apr 22
$215.00 Member
$260.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Book Club

Fine, fun, fiction

Read for pleasure and then share. Join us to chat casually about books. Discussion will be lightly facilitated by Kathy Graff. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

Attendees should read the book in advance of the meeting. We will choose books that are fun to read i.e. not too dense, but well-written.

The first selection is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gayle Honeyman.

Step out of your own world for a little, and journey with us into the lives of literary characters.

Wed, Feb 13
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$8.00 Member
$10.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Cooking: Purim Feast – the Whole Megillah

with JoJo Rubach
Join JoJo as he creates a hearty vegetarian feast fit for “the Queen.”  Some of the flavorful dishes you’ll indulge your taste buds on are Shakshouka, Falafel, Pomegranate and Pistachio Nut Salad, Mejadra, Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Fresh Figs, Quinoa and Tabbouleh. And, to complement the meal, JoJo will serve Pomegranate Margaritas … a perfect drink for this joyful holiday.

Thu, Mar 14
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$65.00 Member
$78.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Book Study Group: Lecture and Discussion

with Professor Ben Nelson
Reading and sharing a book with others brings a whole new perspective to the experience. Join us as Ben leads the exploration of these deeply affecting works. We’ll read the following 4 books:

March 20: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
April 17: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
May 15: Straight Man by Richard Russo
June 12: Rabbit Run by John Updike
Wed, Mar 20
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
A Tale of Two Cities
$20.00 Member
$25.00 Public
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Wed, Apr 17
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
A Gentleman in Moscow
$20.00 Member
$25.00 Public
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Wed, May 15
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Straight Man
$20.00 Member
$25.00 Public
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Wed, Jun 12
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rabbit Run
$20.00 Member
$25.00 Public
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Mar 20
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Apr 17
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
May 15
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Jun 12
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
All 4 Sessions
$75.00 Member
$90.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Sunday of Strong Women

Come for a day of laughs, lunch and loads of inspiration as three female authors share their ideas. Hear the voices of three strong women with unique stories to tell. Audacious and tenacious, these women will engage, enlighten and entertain.

Yvette M. Corporon: Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil
After two years of searching, Corporon found the Jewish family her Greek grandmother helped save from the Nazis. Their joyful reunion was cut short when two members of Yvette’s own family were murdered by a Neo-Nazi at a JCC in Kansas. Lessons learned from the survivors of the Holocaust help her make sense of the present.

Susie Orman Schnall: The Subway Girls
Based on the Miss Subways contest that ran in New York City from 1941 to 1976, this is the story of two strong women, generations apart, who are up against the same struggles to find the balance between ambition, love and happiness. Schnall is also the author of The Balance Project and On Grace.

Alexandra Silber: White Hot Grief Parade
After the death of her father when she was a teen, Al and her mother needed to figure out how to live the rest of their lives. This book is an ode to friendship and its restorative power and the unbreakable bond, even in death, between father and daughter. Silber is a Broadway actress and Grammy nominated singer. She has been in Fiddler on the Roof, Master Class, She Loves Me and Hello Again.

Sponsored in part by the James H. Grossmann Memorial Jewish Book Endowment Fund.

Sun, Mar 24
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$38.00 Member
$46.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Young Picasso at the Met

with Michael Norris, PhD
Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a prodigy in art from childhood to the advanced age of 91. We’ll review Picasso’s changing world through his pictures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, from his teenage years through his twenties—including his Blue and Rose periods and his early experimentation that led to Cubism.

2 times on Mondays
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Apr 1 - Apr 8
$32.00 Member
$40.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

The Opposite of Hate

with Sally Kohn
As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging political differences, learning how to talk civilly to people whose views she disagrees with passionately. Her TED talks have garnered over three million views. In her book, The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity, Kohn researches the roots of hate. She meets with terrorists, white supremacists and even some of her own Twitter trolls, learning some surprising lessons. She confronts her own shameful moments as she points the way toward change. Free for students.

Sponsored in part by the James H. Grossmann Memorial Jewish Book Endowment Fund.

Wed, Apr 10
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$10.00 Member
$12.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Memoirs

with Ruth Padawer, Adjunct Professor, Columbia School of Journalism
This workshop offers you an opportunity to preserve your memories and reflect on your past. Along the way, you’ll gain confidence in your literary voice and learn valuable writing skills. Limited space.
3 times on Mondays
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Dec 3 - Dec 17
$85.00 Member
$105.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Painting with Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil

with Paulette Cochet

A December mini-session!

Experience the fascinating art of painting with watercolor and water-soluble colored pencils. Engage your senses and create personal works while enjoying the freedom of switching from drawing to painting in an instant! Discover the joy of filling your drawings with brush strokes, brilliant washes, and beautiful watercolor effects.

3 times on Tuesdays
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Dec 4 - Dec 18
$95.00 Member
$113.00 Public
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Acrylic Painting

with Paulette Cochet

A December mini-session!

Discover the amazing versatility and ease of painting with acrylics. Explore a wide range of techniques from thick, luscious brush strokes to fluid and transparent washes. Personal and individual expression is encouraged, with emphasis on composition and color use. Open to beginners and more experienced painters.

3 times on Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dec 4 - Dec 18
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.



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