Judaic

Through its classes, programs, lectures, clubs and special events, the Judaic Department presents many opportunities for the transmission of Jewish texts, values, and experiences. We promote an abiding commitment to Jewish faith, culture, and heritage that encompasses our love for both America and the State of Israel. Our activities are designed to enrich - and respect the diversity of - the Jewish community.


Select from the following links for additional classes and programs:



Understanding the Language of the Torah with Etia Segall

Continue to study the book of Exodus with Etia Segall

15 times on Mondays
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feb 3 - May 19
Except: Apr 21
$75.00 Member
$90.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Film Screening: Ahead of Time

Join us for a screening of this fabulous documentary on the remarkable life of Ruth Gruber, and then meet Gruber herself, now 102 years old, who will make a guest appearance with the film’s executive producer
Patti Kenner. Ruth Gruber, the world’s youngest PhD at the age of 20, went on to experience a trail-blazing career as an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist. She was the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic in 1935; a trusted member of the Roosevelt Administration during WWII, an insightful reporter of the Nuremberg trials in 1946 and more. This is a rare opportunity to meet a woman who emerged as the eyes and conscience of the world for more than seven decades.

Wed, May 7
7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Film Screening: Making Trouble

Making Trouble spans more than a century of theater, film and television history to profile funny, Jewish, female personalities, who made an indelible impact on the entertainment world. The stars include Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Rader, Wendy Wasserstein and more.
Sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Connection

Tue, May 20
12:15 AM - 1:45 PM
$10.00 Member
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Film Screening: The Jewish Cardinal

The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II - and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities - and may be forced at last to choose his side.

Thu, Jun 19
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.