Save the Date
Please join us for the Annual Meeting of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
June 2, 2020, 8 pm
10 Sivan, 5780
Jodi Scherl, Board Chair
Jordan Shenker, Chief Executive Officer

Featuring the State of the Center by Board Chair, Jodi Scherl, and CEO, Jordan Shenker, honoring Eileen Pleva as Chairperson of the Year, and reporting by the Nominating Committee announcing the slate for the re-nomination of current Board of Director members and the election of newly appointed Directors.
2020-21 Slate can be found here.

You must register in advance, to join us for the Annual Meeting please click/tap here.

Strength To Strength
Facilitator: Jeffrey A. Berman, MD, FA, SAM
A support group for parents, whose children (ages 15-25) are dealing with issues of addiction, psychological disorders, and/or co-occurring issues. A safe and confidential environment. First and third Wednesday evening of each month.
You may join at any time.
Jun 3, Jul 1, Jul 15, Jul 17, Aug 5, Aug 19, 7-8 pm
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Conversations with Local Rabbis, Coping During Challenging Times
We hope that this meaningful online interaction with highly respected spiritual leaders, will provide you with support and encouragement.

Light in the Darkness, a Jewish Perspective on Resilience
Join Rabbi David Seth Kirshner of Temple Emanu-El in Closter, as he shares perspectives and leads a discussion on Judaism’s response to times of challenge and peril.

Wed, Jun 10, 2:30 pm, free and open to the community.
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To Be (Together) or Not To Be (Together)?
Judaism is a faith based on community. As we emerge from our social isolation, how do we cope with the emotional and spiritual challenges of coming together while staying safe?
Come join us as Rabbi Jordan Millstein of Temple Sinai of Bergen County leads our discussion.

Wed, July 8, 2:30 pm, free and open to the community.
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Save the Date for our Fall Boutique!
Sun, Nov 1 and Mon, Nov 21
Since our Spring Boutique was cancelled, our vendors will re-join us in November offering clothing, housewares, gifts and all kinds of things for kids. Proceeds from the boutique support programs at the Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. For more information, please contact Fran Koszer at 201.408.1404 or fkoszer@jccotp.org.

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Adult Ballet Class
Brought to you by the JCC Dance School
Every Wednesday, 1-1:30 pm
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Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies with Rabbi Kimmelman
Jewish prayer for a healthy body. See Attached for resource sheet.
Ongoing, Thursdays, 10-11 am, Free
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Community Mitzvah Project: mitzvahmasks
Calling all crafters, artisans, creative types and JCC friends looking to make a difference! As you know, our country is experiencing a shortage of masks.
YOU CAN HELP by sewing a home-made mask! We will be collecting masks at JCC for distribution to local health care and front line service workers - and of course, you can make them for yourself and your family as well. Using your sewing machine or ingenuity, join the community-wide effort to be part of the solution.
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We thank all those who have made donations to honor someone's memory or mark a special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary, bar/bat mitzvah, or a birth of a child. All gifts over $18 are recognized with a card to the recipient and are listed here. For more information or to make a tribute, please contact Liz Iannaconi or visit our donation page.

Jewish Family and Children's Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCSNNJ) 201-837-9090

  • Phone support line: Clinicians available to those in need during this difficult time- on call on Mondays and Thursdays 10am-12pm and 7pm-9pm.
  • Other times leave a message and will receive a call back. The number is 800-541-6076.
  • Virtual support group for people who have lost a spouse partner to Covid 19- beginning May 14, 11am 12:30pm for 6 Thursdays. NO FEE

For more information please visit: Jewish Family and Children's Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCSNNJ)

Bergen County Alternatives to Domestic Violence – ADV

24 hour crisis hotline 201.836.7575

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