JCC U Spring Term Online--Keep Learning
Until we can meet again in person, we are bringing JCC U online via Zoom. Same top quality, slightly different format. Our spring term will continue with some much-needed humor.

A History of Movie Comedy from Charlie Chaplin to Mel Brooks
Since the beginning of motion pictures, making audiences laugh has been one of the film industry’s chief box office attractions. Fordham professor Brian Rose will look at the major highlights of screen comedy over the last 125 years, illustrated with more than 40 examples from Hollywood’s funniest films.

Thurs, Jun 11, 1:15 pm, $10/$12 (Please note, the fee covers a small fraction of the operating expenses to bring this event to you.)

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Before the event, we will email you a link to the presentation.

Submit Writing, Song, Art, or Photos for a Special Musical Project!
Our Thurnauer School of Music is excited to announce that Rob Kapilow will be writing a multimedia orchestral/ choral composition to be premiered in 2021! And YOUR participation would be amazing! Thurnauer is looking for submissions reflecting your family’s immigration experience in writing, song, photos, or art.
For more information and details about submissions, click/tap here.

Virtual Summer Music Lessons and Classes
Registration Open!
Get ready for a musical summer! The Thurnauer School of Music is offering a wide array of music lessons and classes for students of all ages. Great for anyone looking to begin their musical journey or continue their musical education.
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Virtual Art Tour with Ronnit Vasserman
A whirlwind tour through the work of Madame d'Ora, one of the 20th century's leading fashion and portrait photographers.

This lecture charts Dora Kallmus's spectacular career as one of the first women to open up a photography studio in Vienna, through her work following WWII. She turned her lens from portraits of high society to people in displaced person camps. We will see her exceptional ability to capture both the essence of beauty and the pathos of death and suffering.

Tue, Jun 23, 11 am-12 pm, $10/$12

(Please note, the fee covers a small fraction of the operating expenses to bring this event to you.)

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What Makes It Great?®
The Great American Songbook
From Gershwin to Sondheim
This summer, join us for a unique 7-week course taught by Rob Kapilow, a renowned author and composer, exploring the giants of The Great American Songbook including George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and more.
Tuesdays, Jun 30-Aug 11, 7-7:45 pm, $65 by Jun 15 / $70 thereafter
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Art Gallery Tours 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. Priority given to current Art Tour participants.

4 times on Tuesday, Jul 7-28, 11 am-1 pm, or 4 times on Thursday, Jul 9-30, 11 am-1 pm, $160/$195

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Supporting our Community

Our JCC is working to support local businesses and organizations, keeping us connected during these challenging times of social distancing.

Cooking with Community Partners
With everyone staying home, we are cooking more now than ever before. Our local chefs will prepare tasty dishes, share additional tips and answer your questions via zoom.

Session 1: What’s Cooking? With Giyora Malka, owner of Hummus Elite
Join Giyora as he prepares his delicious ‘Baked Salmon with Crispy Herbs and Pistachio Crust Over Simple Pasta and Veggies’.

Hummus Elite is a Kosher, health- conscious, Mediterranean restaurant located at 39 E Palisade Ave, Englewood, NJ. Hummus Elite is currently providing both takeout and delivery service. www.hummuselite.com

Wed, Jun 17, 11 am - 12 pm, $8/$10

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Session 2: What’s Cooking? With Jess Ford, owner of Peppercorn Events Catering in Cliffside Park
Jess prepares three salads: Pesto Couscous, Marinated Tomato Panzanella and Lemon Caper Quinoa Salad. Get tips on how to create variations based on ingredients from your pantry! And for Dessert, learn to make individual trifles.
Peppercorn Events focuses on intimate gatherings providing delicious, healthy offerings. They use seasonal ingredients and create custom menus. www.peppercornevents.com

Wed, Jun 24, 11 am - 12 pm, $8/$10

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The Tailor
Here's a short film (6 minutes) that was shown at our first Asbury Shorts presentation many years ago. It's a crowd favorite. Have a laugh.
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African American Art
African American artist have made extraordinary contributions to this country's artistic culture. Learn more about them.
Here are just ten of the many >>