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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Preservation of Our Architectural Treasures
From quietly influencing the powerful people she was surrounded with, to outright personal action, JKO fought to advance an enlightened cultural agenda inspired by her storied upbringing. Join acclaimed NYC Tour Guide Deborah Zelcer to see the very important role that one of our most unforgettable First Ladies played in defining good taste, high culture, and the importance of preserving the livability and distinctive architectural character of American cities. We will visit buildings associated with her charmed and often not-so-charmed existence, reliving the excitement of the Kennedy/Onassis years.
This online virtual tour will be presented in two sessions, lasting approximately an hour and a quarter each. We will send you the Zoom link prior to each of the two event days.
Feel free to channel the era and wear a Pillbox hat, oversized sunglasses, or any other Jackie O-inspired apparel!
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is presenting this program in partnership with the Sid Jacobson JCC.
Let trip leader James Sokol whisk you away to The Netherlands to explore – with a terrific, professional local guide – facets of their beloved cheese. Follow our guide for a highlights tour of the town of Gouda and other points of cheesy interest. Go off the beaten path at the quaint farm/shop where our guide buys her cheese. Learn about her traditional Dutch breakfast. Finally, head to Amsterdam for a stop at the Rijksmuseum to see how cheese shows up in Dutch art.
For details & tickets, click here.
To "meet" James and get an overview of the travel program, click here.
with Tobi Kahn
Tobi will serve as your virtual guide to many great exhibits in various galleries and museums all around the world, revealing compelling facts about the artwork and the artists who created them. Due to the popularity of these tours, there are no refunds or transfers.
PLEASE NOTE: The dates and prices have been updated since the printed catalog was released.
Let our curated collection of treats be delivered right to your doorstep, then join host James Sokol and two special guests on Zoom for live discussion and guided tastings, each featuring a different sparkling wine from an award-winning vintner and a perfect food pairing. Join in one, two or all three events. Order only the “bubbles,” only the “bites,” or both; whatever strikes your fancy! To hear more about our tasting programs, click here.
Bubbles & Bites Part I: Sparkling & Cherries/Chocolates
Today’s special guests are Schramsberg Vineyards Wine Educator Tom Scott & Chukar Cherries Founder Pam Montgomery. For this tasting, choose from:
• One bottle of Schramsberg 2017 Brut Rose', and/or • Chukar Cherries’: Dried Rainier Cherries, Honey Pecans, Cherry Blossoms & Organic Chocolate Tart Cherries
Sunday, February 14, 5-6:15pm EST – Order by Jan 31st! | For details & tickets, click here.
Bubbles & Bites Part II: Sparkling & Cheeses
Today’s special guests are Schramsberg Vineyards Wine Educator Tom Scott and Stepladder Creamery’s Herd Assistant Whitney Buswell & a surprise guest. For this tasting, choose from:
• One bottle of Schramsberg’s 2017 Blanc de Blancs, and/or • Six cheeses from Stepladder Ranch & Creamery: Cabrillo, San Simeon Colby, marinated Fromage Blanc, Moonstone, Paso Vino & Ragged Point.
Sunday, February 28, 5-6:15pm EST – Order by Feb 14th! | For details & tickets, click here.
Bubbles & Bites Part III: Sparkling & Chips
Today’s special guests are Schramsberg Vineyards Wine Educator Tom Scott and Billy Goat Chip's Chef Brian Roth. For this tasting, choose from:
• One bottle of Schramsberg’s 2016 Blanc de Noirs, and/or • One 1-pound bag of each of three different flavors (so 3-pounds total!) of Billy Goat Chips: classic Original, bold Sweet Potato & spicy Kicker.
Sunday, March 7, 5-6:15pm EST – Order by Feb 21st! | For details & tickets, click here.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this exotic country from the safety of your home. Learn about its cities, its people and culture with a focus on the Jewish community.
Our guide, Roy Mittleman PhD, has traveled extensively for the past 40 years throughout Morocco and will share his expertise and photographs.