Creative Arts

The medium can be anything you can touch to make something totally unique. Taking any one of our hands-on classes will release the artist inside of you.

Woman painting outside.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou
Tobi Kahn lecturing at PACE gallery.
View of Collioure painting.
Two women knitting.
Paint brushes.
Hands knitting.
Seniors cooking.


Asbury Shorts–An Evening of the World’s Best Short Films
Join us for our annual presentation of Asbury Shorts, a nationally acclaimed short film exhibition, featuring award-winning comedy, drama, and animated films curated from the top global film festivals and introduced by event director, Doug LeClaire.
Wednesday, 6/21, 7:30 pm, $16/$20 Premium Reserved Seating $35
Sponsored in part by Brad-Core, Humanism in Building

Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program for Creative Arts & Crafts

Sarah Gottesman Lubin was an avid crafter who especially enjoyed the soft arts of quilting and needlepoint. She was an active member of the Pomegranate Guild. After her passing the Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program for Creative Arts and Crafts was established in her memory at the JCC so that others could explore and enjoy the exciting world of crafts and culture. This endowment provides opportunities for people to experience the sheer love and joy of creating something of beauty with their own hands.

Painting with Watercolor & Watercolor Pencil
With Paulette Cochet
Experience the fascinating art of painting with watercolor and water-soluble colored pencils. Discover the joy of filling your drawings with brush strokes, brilliant washes, and beautiful watercolor effects.
8 Tuesdays, 4/25-6/13, 10:30 am-1 pm, $230/$275
4 Tuesdays, 7/25-8/15, 10:30 am-1 pm, $115/$140

Acrylic Painting
With Paulette Cochet  
Discover the amazing versatility and ease of painting with acrylics. Explore a wide range of techniques from thick, luscious brush strokes to fluid and transparent washes. Open to all levels.
8 Wednesdays, 4/26-6/14, 10:30 am-1 pm, $230/$275
4 Wednesdays, 7/26-8/16, 10:30 am-1 pm, $115/$140

Sponsored in part by the Lori Braverman Adult Arts and Enrichment Fund

Connecting with Israel

Makhela-An Israeli Style Choir
With Zvi Klein, conductor and musical director

Join the Israeli choir and sing some of your favorite Hebrew songs, old and new, with others. Participants must know how to read and sing in Hebrew. Reading musical notes NOT required. Every other week.
7 Wednesdays, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17, 5/24, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 7:30-10 pm, $130/$150

Israeli Dancing With TAMAR is back at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.
Dancing will be held every Thursday from 6:30-11 pm starting Thursday, June 29

6:30-9 pm CIRCLES
9-11 pm COUPLES
Admission: $17/$20 (pay at the door)

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