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The JCC incorporates Judaic themes and content in its programming and promotes meaningful connections to Jewish faith, culture, and heritage through classes, programs, lectures, and special events.

If you have any questions, contact Robyn Rosenfeld at rrosenfeld@jccotp.org or 201.408.1429.



Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Program with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

Rabbi Reuven Kimelman is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. He is a professor of classical rabbinic literature at Brandeis University. He has taught also at the University of Toronto, Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Trinity and Williams colleges, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition, he served as scholar-in-residence of the National Jewish Community Centers Association. Rabbi Kimelman is the author of the Hebrew work, The Mystical Meaning of 'Lekhah Dodi' and 'Kabbalat Shabbat' and three audio books, two on The Moral Meaning of the Bible - the What, How and Why of Biblical Ethics, and one on The Hidden Poetry of the Jewish Prayerbook: The What, How and Why of Jewish Liturgy.

Judaic Scholar-in-Residence programs are funded by the Evelyn and Harold Meltzer
Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Endowment Fund, the David Dubin Chair for Judaic Scholars Endowment Fund, and the Sarah and Mel Lubin Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Fund.

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Virtual Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies

The JCC on the Palisades is sponsoring a class by its Scholar-in-residence, Professor Reuven Kimelman of Brandeis University.

The Pirkei Avot “The Ethics for the Fathers”  The Wisdom of Judaism

The same class will take place at two times to allow for maximum participation, and so that if you miss one, you are welcome in the other.

21 times on Wednesday
Jan 20 - Jun 9
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Register
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
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21 times on Wednesday
Jan 20 - Jun 9
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM


Register
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
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21 times on Thursday
Jan 21 - Jun 10
11:00 AM - 12:10 PM
Register
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
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21 times on Thursday
Jan 21 - Jun 10
11:00 AM - 12:10 PM


Register
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
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For information, please call emazor@jccotp.org.

Purim Seminar

How to Make Moral Sense of Purim.

Wed, Feb 24
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Free Member
Free Public
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Wed, Feb 24
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Free Public
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For information, please call emazor@jccotp.org.

Passover Seminar

How does the whole Haggadah hold together?

Wed, Mar 24
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Free Member
Free Public
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Wed, Mar 24
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Free Public
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For information, please call emazor@jccotp.org.

Israeli Independence Day Seminar

Please check back later for more info.

Tue, Apr 13
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Free Member
Free Public
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Tue, Apr 13
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Free Member
Free Public
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For information, please call emazor@jccotp.org.