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.


Drawing the Still Life and the Figure

with Margery Theroux

Explore the basics including line, shading, form, volume and proportion. Start by drawing simple shapes and move on to more complex combinations. Multiple set-ups for different levels. The last four sessions of the class will focus on Figure Drawing with a live clothed model. Learn how to translate the three dimensional figure to a two dimensional surface. Includes live clothed modeling fee. All levels and beginners welcome

8 times on Thursdays
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sep 19 - Nov 7
$265.00 Member
$305.00 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 3 books:

9/25: Judas by Amos Oz
10/23: Less by Andrew Sean Greer
11/20: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Wed, Oct 23
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Book Study Group: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

$25.00 Member
$30.00 Public
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Wed, Nov 20
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Book Study Group: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

$25.00 Member
$30.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Makhela - An Israeli Style Choir

with Zvi Klein

Join the Israeli Choir, and 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.

10 times on Wednesdays
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sep 25 - Dec 4
Except: Oct 9
$120.00 Member
$140.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Explorations in Watermedia: A Fluid Approach on Yupo

with Paulette Cochet

Experience the Joy of Watercolor and/or the Joy of  Fluid Acrylics on Yupo! Expand your artistic boundaries and enjoy the freedom to express your own style with ease. Explore the magic of these shimmering mediums and celebrate their fluid and expressive qualities. Discover the freedom of painting with richly mingled color as you engage your senses and create personal works.

Class emphasis will be placed on encouraging and developing new ways to approach painting, using inventive and risk taking techniques. Open to beginners and more experienced artists.

Yupo is an amazing and popular synthetic surface. Available at Blick and online.


4 times on Wednesdays
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Oct 2 - Oct 30
Except: Oct 9
$120.00 Member
$150.00 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
Oct 16 - Nov 20
$135.00 Member
$170.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

New! Jewelry Making

Maya Oren-Dahan, Owner of Maya Crafts

Discover the wonderful world of jewelry-making. Learn fundamental techniques like bead stringing, wire looping and knotting from an expert. Create unique multi-functional necklaces and bracelets that you will love to wear or can give as gifts. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome.
Additional item: materials fee $25.

4 times on Mondays
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 28 - Nov 18
$100.00 Member
$120.00 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.

Art Talks

Sheryl Intrator Urman, Artist, Curator and Art Lecturer

10/29: French Impressionism: The Rebels who Changed Art Forever Gain an overview of the life and times of artists such as Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro in France in the late 1800s and why they were looked at as radicals of their time.

11/12: Gustav Klimt: The Man, His Art and the Woman in Gold Learn about the man and artist Gustav Klimt, who painted many Jewish wealthy young women from high society at the turn of the century in Vienna, Austria and get to know the man who loved gold.

12/10: Frida Kahlo: Her Art and Gardens By understanding Mexican female artist Frida Kahlo’s physical struggles, her loves, her tempestuous relationships, and the revolutionary time period she lived through, we will gain better insight into this complicated woman and her self-expressive art.
Tue, Oct 29
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art Talks: French Impressionism
$25.00 Member
$30.00 Public
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Tue, Nov 12
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art Talks: Gustav Klimt
$25.00 Member
$30.00 Public
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Tue, Dec 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art Talks: Frida Kahlo
$25.00 Member
$30.00 Public
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Oct 29
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Nov 12
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dec 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art Talks: All 3 sessions
$60.00 Member
$75.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Painting with Watercolor & Watercolor Pencil

Paulette Cochet

Experience the fascinating art of painting with watercolor and watersoluble 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.
6 times on Tuesdays
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Nov 5 - Dec 10
$180.00 Member
$220.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Acrylic Painting

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. Open to beginners and more experienced painters.
6 times on Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Nov 5 - Dec 10
$180.00 Member
$220.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Exploring the Violin: Music of Bach, Brahms, and Bernstein

Michael Reingold, Associate Director, Thurnauer School Of Music

This 3-week class will explore the great expressive range of the violin through listening to master pieces: Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium).

3 times on Tuesdays
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nov 5 - Nov 19
$48.00 Member
$60.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Harvest Cooking: Farm to Table Cuisine

with Jess Ford
With a focus on seasonal ingredients and her passion for cooking, chef and owner Jess Ford of NJ-based Peppercorn Events will demonstrate how to prepare delicious fall dishes: Honeynut polenta with crispy sage and shallots; couscous with confit garlic, apples, and pumpkin seeds; delicate squash with chimichurri sauce; miso salmon over roasted cauliflower with cauliflower puree and spiced nuts; chicken with mushroom duxelles and onion soubise; and a spiced chocolate pot de creme. Jess is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has studied farm to table cuisine in California, worked on an organic farm in England, and traveled to China, Israel and throughout Europe studying food and wine.

Wed, Nov 6
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.

Need a Laugh Right About Now?

Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker for 20 years and the current cartoon and humor editor at Esquire, is one of the nation’s leading commentators and TED talkers on the role of humor in American life.  His memoir How About Never — Is Never Good For You?: My Life In Cartoons was a New York Times bestseller.

Very funny himself, Mankoff will share the New Yorker’s most hilarious cartoons including many in  his new book Have I Got A Cartoon For You!, a compilation of his favorite Jewish cartoons. This event is guaranteed to make you think, then laugh, a lot.

You’ll leave with a smile and a book (which you may or may not re-gift for Chanukah).

Sun, Nov 24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Need a Laugh Right About Now?
Includes book
$30.00 Member
$36.00 Public
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Sun, Nov 24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Need a Laugh Right About Now?
Couples rate, includes one book. Register one person from your group and we'll add a "plus one" to the roster.
$45.00 Member
$55.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Check In to The Plaza — right here at the JCC!

You are cordially invited to a very posh affair. Experience the Plaza hotel when author Julie Satow regales us with the juicy stories about the residents, guests and various owners of this iconic property. Long the gathering place of socialites, movie stars, tycoons and world leaders, the Plaza came to define our understanding of money and glamour.

Ticket includes a mimosa, brunch bites and a hardcover copy of the book The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel. Tina Brown raved about it in The New York Times as did reviewers at The Wall Street Journal and NPR.

The favor of a reply is requested by December 1. Register online or call Kathy at 201.408.1454

Sponsored in part by Ilisa Lansey.

Membership in the Jewish Book Council is funded by the James H. Grossmann Jewish Book Endowment Fund.


Wed, Dec 11
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$55.00 Member
$65.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.

Israeli Folk Dancing with Tamar

Sundays, 7-11:30pm, Ongoing: Open dance for intermediate/advanced dancers, featuring all your old and new favorites. Couples and circles , all in a party atmosphere!

Beginners: 6:30-7:30pm: a fun way to exercise, socialize and learn old and current Israeli dances.
Tue 9/10, Tue 9/17, Tue 9/24, Wed 10/2, (no session 10/8 or 10/9) Wed 10/16, Wed 10/23, Tue 10/29, Tue 11/5, Tue 11/12, Tue 11/19.

Tuesdays, 7:30-11pm, Ongoing: Repertoire instruction, followed by regular session of our favorite circle dances on an intermediate/advanced level. Beginners welcome!

Fee payable to instructor for ongoing sessions.

Contact Esther at 201.408.1456
Sundays
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Israeli Dancing

$12.00 Member
$14.00 Public
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10 times on Tuesdays
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sep 10 - Nov 19
Except: Oct 8
Beginners
See info above for schedule/dates.
$120.00 Member
$140.00 Public
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Tuesdays
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Israeli Dancing

$10.00 Member
$12.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1496.



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