Mask Up! In response to Governor Murphy reinstating a public health emergency, we would like to remind all members and guests of our mask policy. Masks are required for ALL entering the JCC, in common areas and hallways regardless of vaccination status. Please come with your own mask, adjust over nose and mouth prior to entering our building. We appreciate your support in keeping our community safe.


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.
People slicing tomatoes in a cooking class.


Pre-registration required for all creative arts classes.

Memoirs (virtual)
With Ruth Padawer
This workshop offers you an opportunity to gain confidence in your literary voice and learn valuable writing skills.
Sponsored by the Ratner-Seiden Senior Adult Center for the Arts.
8 Mondays, 1/10-2/28, 10 am-12 pm, $220/$265
8 Mondays, 1/10-2/28, 12:30-2:30 pm, $220/$265
Call Michele at 201.408.1496 or Esther at 201.408.1456 to register

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.
6 Tuesdays, 10:30 am-1 pm, $180/$220 (in-person at the JCC) postponed to 2/22-3/30
6 Tuesdays, 1/18-2/22, 2-4:30 pm, $180/$220 (virtual)

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.
6 Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1 pm, $180/$220 postponed to 2/23-3/29

With Shaina Bilow, Certified Knitting Teacher, CYCA
Bring your current projects to this group class for help with tricky techniques, dropped stitches, and adjustments to patterns.  Beginners welcome!
5 Wednesdays, 3/9-4/6, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, $115/$140

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