The Israeli Center provides cultural, social and educational opportunities for Israeli families in our community. It also strives to connect Israelis and Americans through programs that enrich American Jewish life. It offers social and cultural events, holiday workshops for families in Hebrew, Israeli Scouts for teens, Israeli folk dancing, Israeli films, holiday parties, entertainers, and special presentations on subjects of particular interest to Israelis. It also offers the Israeli Business Circle, a networking initiative for Israeli professionals; the Women’s Circle, a similar initiative for Israeli women; and Emek, an Israeli language and cultural after-school program for children in grades K-9.

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

Yom Hazikaron / Community Israel Memorial Day Ceremony

Israel observes Memorial Day in honor of fallen soldiers and terror victims. Free and open to the community.

Tue, May 7
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1427.

Celebrate Israel Festival

Celebrate Israel – Independence Day!

Come join us for the biggest community-wide event ever! This year for mother’s day we are celebrating “Women of Valor”.

Enjoy a Mother’s day Israeli Brunch, Food Trucks, a QR code Scavenger hunt for the whole family, kids activities, Live Israeli music, and much more!

The event is in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ & the Kaplan JCC.

Weather permitting, the event will take place outdoors. Event indoor will be celebrated through out the JCC’s multiple spaces, allowing various activities simultaneously

In order to allow easier access to the JCC, shuttles will be offered from a designated parking lot in Tenafly to the JCC and back throughout the event.

Tickets for the Rubin Run participants are $10.

Please get your ticket in advance. Ticket per family is $20, at the door price is $25

Sun, May 12
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$20.00 Member
$20.00 Public
Price at the door is $25
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1427.

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.

The movie "Shoelaces" tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben's (60) kidney's are failing and his son Gadi (35), wants to donate one of his own kidney's to help save his father's life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi's sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful; to become a man and stand on his own. He's furious with the committee's decision and sets out to fight for his right to save his father's life. Through the film's portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection and co-dependency, it manages to shed some light and question the importance of human life, human connection and if life is even possible without it either one of them.

8:15 - Reception

8:30 - Screening followed by a discussion with film director Yankul Goldwasser

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

Sat, Mar 30
8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
IAC Cinematec - Shoelaces

$12.00 Member
$14.00 Public
Price at the door is $17

For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1427.

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