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Strengthen your body, expand your mind, and embrace each day.


Arts Programs Concerts Day & Overnight Trips Fitness/Wellness Lectures Senior Centers Volunteer Opportunities

See Israel with us


Itinerary designed for those who are 60+ and staffed by the JCC Adult Department. For more information, contact Sharon Gordon Director, Center for Adult Enrichment 973-530-3480 |

JCC MetroWest Gala

May 6, 2014 • 6 Iyar, 5774 Crystal Plaza, Livingston, New Jersey

Distinguished Honorees Ruth & Marty Barber Neeli & Michael Margolis

Gala Honorary Chairs Audrey & Norbert Gaelen

Gala Chairs

Felice & Jonathan Flitt Sharon & Stephen Seiden

Co-Chairs Board of Trustees

Joyce Goldstein & Larry Gotfried

Chief Executive Officer Alan Feldman

L’Dor V’Dor | From Generation to Generation For Reservations and Tribute Journal Ad information contact Diana Ackerman | 973-530-3938 |

Give the Gift of Jewish Camping… A gift that will last a lifetime

Camp Deeny Riback • 973-929-2901 •


JCC SENIOR CENTERS WILLIAM MARGULIES CENTER West Orange: Leon and Toby Cooperman JCC Gina Goldman • 973-530-3448 Monday through Thursday






Whippany: Lautenberg Family Center Sharon Rogovin • 973-929-2917 Wednesdays

CONGREGATION AGUDATH ISRAEL OF WEST ESSEX Caldwell: Arielle Kay • 973-226-3600 Mondays and Thursdays

TEMPLE B’NAI ABRAHAM Livingston: Lori Chimoff • 973-994-2290 Mondays

SHALOM CLUB OF MORRISTOWN JEWISH CENTER Morristown: Lori Chimoff • 973-538-9292 Tuesdays



Life Long Learning Lunch Programs Aquatics Highlights Fitness Highlights Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute Gaelen Center For The Arts Center for Jewish Life Sports & Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

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At Leisure Groups Film Series

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Succasunna: Barbara Gold • 973-584-5666 Two Thursdays per month

CHAVERIM OF THE PINE BROOK JEWISH CENTER Montville: Shelly Russo • 973-227-3520 Two Thursdays per month JCC MetroWest sponsors Senior Centers throughout the community. Essex County programs are co-sponsored with National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section. The Essex County Division of Senior Services provides a kosher lunch program at the William Margulies Center.

Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC Ross Family Campus

Joyce Goldstein

760 Northfield Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052 973-530-3406

Larry Gotfried

Lautenberg Family JCC Aidekman Family Campus

Chief Executive Officer JCC MetroWest

901 Route 10 East Whippany, NJ 07981 973-929-2938

Center for Adult Enrichment

Co-Chair, JCC Board of Trustees Co-Chair, JCC Board of Trustees

Alan Feldman

Sharon Gordon, Director Gina Goldman, Assistant Director Susan Wallenstein, Administrator 973-530-3474

In case of inclement weather, please call 973-530-3480


Contact Susan Wallenstein, 973-530-3474 ( or Sarah Diamond, 973-929-2938 ( for more information or to register.

SENIOR ADULT PASSOVER SEDER Join your JCC family in celebration of the Passover holiday. Enjoy a hot lunch and traditional holiday melodies. Advance registration is required. Monday, April 7, 11:00am–1:30pm Leon and Toby Cooperman JCC, West Orange Wednesday, April 9, 11:00am–1:30pm Lautenberg Family JCC, Whippany JCC Member: $15, Guest: $20

Molly Burack Annual Lecture HOLD FAST THE TIME Written by Marilyn Bornstein In Marilyn Bornstein’s gripping novel, Ora Shappel, a suburban 64-year old Jewish widow, travels to Israel to corroborate the details of a past life she experienced while under hypnosis. Both lifetimes, Ora’s and her counterpart’s, Julia Crispina, a Roman slave and prostitute, collide in a time warp of romance, politics, danger, and forbidden love. Marilyn Bornstein, a teacher and family therapist, has combined her professional expertise with her love of writing to create this first novel. She has written poetry and published magazine articles. She has been a beloved member of the JCC/NCJW Life Long Learning Program for many years.

Lillian Cohen Memorial Concert

October 2014



With classic songs from the Great American Songbook, fantastic vocals, gorgeous costumes, and exciting tap-dancing, Two on Tap creates a magical one-of-a-kind show filled with variety, comedy, and plenty of Broadway-quality sound and dance!

Dessert Reception following the program. Reservations strongly encouraged. This program is presented in honor of Molly Burack through the generosity of her children. Molly was a beloved volunteer at the JCC MetroWest for over 30 years prior to retiring in Florida, but we know her heart is at the JCC.

Monday, June 2, 1:00pm JCC Member: $5, Guest: $10 Dessert Reception following concert. Limited seating: advance registration strongly encouraged. This concert was made possible through the generosity of Lillian Cohen’s family.


Rose Rosen Memorial Concert BROADWAY REVIEW If you are a fan of Broadway show tunes…rejoice! This rip-roaring, tune-filled tribute to the Great White Way features a plethora of musical treasures­—from Jerome Kern to Andrew Lloyd Weber, Cole Porter to John Kander and Fred Ebb—brought to life by a powerhouse cast of Broadway stage veterans.

By Tribute Artist Carla DelVilliaggio

Monday, November 3, 1:00pm

Come and see a brand new show based on the movie Yentl. It will feature video, songs and background information. The second half of the show will include everyone’s favorites. Be ready to reminisce, sing and clap along.

Margulies Member: Free JCC Member: $6, Guest: $12

Monday, July 14, 1:00pm JCC Member: $6, Guest: $12

Dessert Reception following concert. Limited seating: advance registration strongly encouraged. This concert was made possible through the generosity of Rose’s sons, Mel, Allen, and Budd Goldman. Rose Rosen was a beloved member of the JCC Margulies Senior Center for many years. Her love of music enhanced all of our lives.

Dessert Reception following concert. Limited seating: advance registration strongly encouraged. 4

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Culturally Connected.

SENIOR ADULT HANUKKAH CONCERT Featuring Rita Harvey Enjoy a lively concert as we celebrate Hanukkah with JCC members and friends. Rita Harvey will delight the audience as we celebrate Hanukkah together. She performed on Broadway in the role of Hodel in the latest revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” with Rosie O’Donnell, Harvey Fierstein and Alfred Molina. She also performed the lead role of Christine Daee in “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway.

With Assisted Living, the right fit is everything. At JHAL, we create a sense of belonging, because we are one family. Whether our residents are culturally, spiritually or traditionally Jewish, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Through activities like Yiddish sing-alongs, our Jewish Women lecture series, programs by the 92nd St. Y, and challah baking, our residents find common ground with peers. Volunteers of all ages visit from local synagogues and Jewish groups to form relationships with our residents based on shared interests. Cultural connection is not the only reason to come to JHAL in River Vale, but it’s one of the many reasons it feels like home. Call John Albanese, Director of Marketing at 201-666-2370 for a tour today!

Latkes and sweet treats will be served following the concert. Registration strongly encouraged. Monday, December 15, 1:00pm Maurice Levin Theater

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201.666.2370 685 Westwood Avenue, River Vale, NJ 07675 Lauren Levant, Executive Director, Jewish Home Assisted Living

JCC Member: $6, Guest: $12 This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Milton and Ann Colman Fund for Adult Musical Programs.

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LEON & TOBY COOPERMAN JCC WEST ORANGE LIFE LONG LEARNING Life Long Learning is generously supported by Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

The NCJW, Essex County Section and JCC MetroWest offer these stimulating and informative programs.

For more information, contact Joanne Bramnick at 973-530-3414 ( To register, call 973-530-3474.


NEW JERSEY @ 350 YEARS Learn the unusual history of our State, featuring English cavaliers, Jockey Hollow, early industry, pro-slavery sympathies and the Klan, migration, crime and political corruption, suburbia, riots, and perhaps the finest state supreme court in the nation. EUGENE LIEBER, Associate Professor Emeritus, Essex County College, lectures extensively at the JCC and in the North Jersey area. Monday, May 5, 1:30pm NCJW/JCC Member: $12, Guest: $15 CJ-AD414MNJY

Explore novels about the immigrant experience that is a crucial component of the American melting pot: Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep, Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Oscar Hijuelo’s The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. It would be helpful to have read the books prior to the discussion, but not mandatory.


BENJAMIN NELSON, Professor Emeritus of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is a popular lecturer at our Life Long Learning program.

The Colorful Realm of Living Beings

Tuesdays, March 25, April 1 & 8, 1:30pm NCJW/JCC Member: $15, Guest: $20 CJ-AD414TSSND This program is supported by the Lowenstein Endowment. Amy, an accomplished poet, was a devoted and beloved member of the Life Long Learning Committee.

POETS OF BROADWAY Explore two great lyricists of The American Songbook: Ira Gershwin and Cole Porter. Examine the wit, the rhyme, the wordplay and the themes of some of their most memorable songs. Discussions will be illustrated with music. FRANK OCCHIOGROSSO, Shakespearian Scholar and Professor of English at Drew University, also teaches Renaissance Literature and Modern and American Drama.

Degenerate Art In 1937 in Munich, art was taken from German museums and gathered and exhibited under the label, “Degenerate Art.” This talk will explore the reasoning behind the exhibition and the ultimate results.   This group of animal and flower paintings is unlike anything else in Western or Asian art. We will view slides and marvel at the work of this extraordinary Japanese artist of the 18th Century named Ito Jakuchu. The scrolls are owned by the Japanese Imperial family and are seldom on display. BARBARA TOMLINSON is Professor Emeritus at Kean University. She teaches cultural history in continuing education programs and leads tours to cities in the United States and Europe. Mondays, May 12 & 19, 1:30pm NCJW/JCC Member: $24, Guest: $30 CJ-AD414MRSA Continue your experience with a trip to see the Degenerate Art exhibit at the Neue Galerie on May 22. See page 17 for more details.

Contact Sarah Diamond at 973-929-2938 or for more details.

Wednesdays, April 23 & 30, 1:30pm NCJW/JCC Member: $24, Guest: $30 CJ-AD414WPB


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LEON & TOBY COOPERMAN JCC | WEST ORANGE Saint Barnabas Lecture: HOLISTIC STRESS MANAGEMENT We will look at the “whole person” and discuss managing stress, taking into account the mind, body, and spirit. Learn to use Guided Imagery, Meditation and Energy Medicine such as Reiki and Acupressure. MARY T. PFISTER, RN, MHA, Holistic Nurse Coordinator at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, has a Masters in Health Administration. A practicing nurse for 31 years, she is a Reiki Master and is certified in Reflexology and Aromatherapy. Wednesday, May 28, 1:30pm FREE TO ALL CJ-AD414SBLM

KOSHER LUNCH PROGRAMS & MEALS ON WHEELS Join us for a delicious, nutritionally balanced meal at one of our lunch programs in Essex County. For the homebound, we deliver to your home or apartment. We serve traditional Jewish culinary favorites and also celebrate holidays, birthdays and milestone events.

For more information, contact Joanne Bramnick, 973-530-3414 ( Lunch Sites

Limited seating. Pre-registration strongly encouraged.

JCC MetroWest, Margulies Senior Center 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange Monday–Thursday, 11:30am-12:15pm Contact Joanne at 973-530-3414 to reserve a lunch. Village Apartments 110 Vose Avenue, South Orange Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm Contact Frances at 973-530-3504 to reserve a lunch.

Does Your Treatment Plan Include Rehabilitation? Fall 2014 27TH ANNUAL SHIRLEY C. GREEN MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM “Israel American Relations” With Professor Fred A. Lazin - Monday, September 15

Sub-Acute Rehabilitation


Daughters of Israel offers a relaxing, safe environment with trained medical professionals.

Monday, September 22


Our private rehabilitation campus features: • A Spacious, State-of-the-Art Gym, • Recovery Suites and Lounge with Luxury Amenities

PROFESSOR BENJAMIN NELSON Tuesdays, October 21, 28 & November 4

• Fine Kosher Cuisine • Expert On-Site Medical Care For more information or to schedule a private tour call 973-400-3307 or visit Daughters of Israel is a non-sectarian community.

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LEON & TOBY COOPERMAN JCC | WEST ORANGE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATICS PROGRAM (AFAP) A water exercise program designed for those with arthritis and related conditions. Water exercise allows activity without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. Gentle activities in warm water, with the guidance of a certified instructor. 18+ yrs

(973) 810-0110

Our Professional Home Care Team: Making a difference to so many seniors in our community.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM (AFEP) Learn gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility, range of motion, and strengthen muscles. Check the current Group Ex schedule for days and times.

• Long or short term care

• Hourly or live-in care in your residence

Margo Weill, MSW, Dir. of Client Relations | Karen Frank, RN, BSN Dir. of Client Care Nursing Larry Aronson, Owner

Member: FREE, Guest: $100/10 session*

For information or to register, please contact Kate Lee at 973-530-3515 or

FITNESS HIGHLIGHTS See the Group Fitness Schedule found at the Fitness Center or online at

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR FULL CENTER MEMBERS You must be a Full Center Member to participate in these Senior Fitness classes: • Callanetics • Low Impact Aerobics with Weights

For more information, contact Shannon Koenig at 973-530-3514 (

• Meditation Class

Forever Fit Cardio Circuit

• ZUMBA® Gold

Increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance as well as balance, agility, and coordination, using balls and bands. Seniors On Strength (S.O.S.) Strength development and cardio conditioning for the active older adult. Focus is on simple choreography and basic functional exercises using balls and bands to improve your ability to complete daily activities with ease. Balance and coordination are also covered. Tai Chi–Chih Style A set of movements completely focused on the development of an intrinsic energy called Chi. It’s easy to learn!

• P. S. Stretch Group Exercise Class Descriptions are on our website.

For information on how to become a Full Center Member, contact the Membership office at 973-530-3443 (

WOMEN INSYNC @ THE J A unique group for women who are JCC fitness members and recently retired or empty nesters looking to stretch their minds, bodies and JCC experiences. Designed for women who want to make new friends, have discussions on graceful aging, health and transition issues or spend time with each other. Enjoy outings to museums, theaters and more. Most of all…have fun! Women inSync @ the J meets on the first and third Thursday of the month (except when indicated) at 1:00pm.

For more information, contact Sarah Diamond at 973-929-2938 or


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SAINT BARNABAS WELLNESS INSTITUTE Heidi Schnapp, MA, CSW is available on site Monday through Friday. Consider her a liaison between you and the extensive roster of physicians, clinicians, and medical services available at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

UNDERSTANDING ADVANCED DIRECTIVES AND PRACTITIONER ORDERS FOR LIFE – SUSTAINING TREATMENT Learn what you need to know about the difference between Advanced Directives and POLST. Plus, get advice on how to prepare either document.

Please stop by to visit, call 973-322-5620, or email

Wednesday, April 9, 7:00–8:00pm Thursday, April 10, 11:00am–12:00pm

Monday-Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm

Registration is required. Program is free of charge.



Knowing your numbers is an important part of maintaining your heart health. These free Blood Pressure Screenings are provided by Registered Nurses from Barnabas Health Homecare and The Heart Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:30–10:30am 4th Thursday of the month from 10:00–11:00am

This program will provide an overview of COPD, including what triggers the disease as well as the newest treatments. Thursday, May 8, 10:00–11:00am Registration is required. Program is free of charge.

No registration is required. Screening is free of charge.




Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers one of the most comprehensive Stroke and Neurointerventional Programs in the region. • • • • •

Brain Attack Team, available 24/7 24-hour Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery Coverage Neurovascular Intervention Program State-designated, certified Comprehensive Stroke Center Physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. ▲



GAELEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS For more information on the following programs, contact Carol Berman at 973-530-3421 or

The New Jersey Jewish Film Festival’s Reel Film Series is an enriching class designed to give yearround film buffs the opportunity to experience a variety of newly-released and timeless films with Jewish themes from around the world. Each Friday, a filmmaker, critic, clergy, academic or other guest speaker will facilitate a thought-provoking discussion. JCC MetroWest | Maurice Levin Theater Six Fridays, May 2–June 13, 10:00am–12:00pm Member: $80, Guest: $120, Senior: $100 CJ-CA314NJJ2 May 2

Ushpizin Rea Bochner, Writer & Columnist, Ami Magazine

May 9

Forced March Dick Atkins, Producer & Writer

May 16

Kissing Jessica Stein Rabbi Karen Perolman, B’nai Jeshurun

May 23

Dressing America Steven Fischler, Producer

May 30

The Gatekeepers Dov Gardin, Former IDF Sargeant & International Security Expert

Gaelen Gallery West Lautenberg Family Center 901 Route 10 East, Whippany

Jun 13

The Real Inglorious Bastards Rabbi Zwickler, Congregation AABJ&D

For information visit artgalleries



Enthusiastic MetroWest audiences anticipate the annual festival that offers the best of Israeli, American and international films of Jewish interest.

GAELEN GALLERIES EAST AND WEST Visit us for new exhibits featuring innovative work View the Full Gallery Schedule at

GAELEN JURIED ART SHOW AND SALE May 18–June 22 Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Drawing/Pastels, Photography CASH PRIZES Opening Reception May 18, 2:00–4:00pm

Our book group is free, open to both members and guests, and you can join and begin attending at any time!

JCC METROWEST SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Studio art classes and workshops are offered for all ages, taught by a dedicated faculty of experienced artists and art educators. In the studios, students are encouraged to experiment with materials and explore a variety of ways to interpret their ideas in art. Adult Ceramics • Handbuilding Art Lovers Odyssey • Painting Workshop


March 29–April 6

Tickets Seniors/Students/Weekday Matinees (before 5:00pm): $11 General Admission: $13 or call 1-800-494-TIXS (8497) Some screenings and special events are free. Visit for details. For more information on the Reel Film Series or the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, visit or call the NJJFF Hotline: 973-530-3417.

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CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE For more information, please contact Rhonda Lillianthal at 973-530-3519 or Classes in… • Hebrew • Yiddish • Jewish Philosophy • Bible • Monthly Rosh Chodesh Gatherings

MAH JONGG LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS Learn to play this ancient but very popular game! This 5-week course teaches the basics of this game that has been around for centuries. Space is limited. Classes will take place at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange. Sign up today to reserve your space and have fun while keeping your mind active! Instructor: Sharon Rogovin Pre-registration is required.

Spring Class


Tuesday evenings, April 29–May 27

A non-denominational learning experience integrating Jewish history, law, beliefs, practices, and ideas. Classes meet for 2 hours per week 30 weeks per year. Graduates of the two-year core curriculum receive a certificate from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and are eligible to take graduate level courses and Israel seminars. Classes meet at JCC MetroWest and locations throughout the community.

Fall Class Wednesday evenings, October 22-November 19 7:15–9:15pm Member: $63, Guest: $68

Please bring a 2014 official Mah Jongg card to class, and a set if you have one. For questions and to register, contact Susan Wallenstein at 973-530-3474 or

Essex, Morris,Somerset and Sussex Counties ONLY NON-PROFIT Jewish Funeral Home.

“Stability and Security” The only Apter Family still serving the Jewish Community for four generations.

Services available from $4695


A $500 donation back to your Synagogue or community from each funeral. Restrictions apply. Pre-need and at need planning available in the comfort of your own home


Jason L. Apter, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3650

Apter Memorial Chapels In the Philip Apter & Son Tradition Since 1902 Independently Owned and Operated



486 Pompton Ave • Cedar Grove 2122 Millburn Ave • Maplewood 156 Main St. • Newton 1 Baker Ave • Dover 10 West End Ave • Somerville



877.278.3765 • 973.366.1700 • FLA 561.742.4500 *Graveside/SOP package includes professional charges, preparation, and local transportation. Does not include casket, vault, shroud and cash disbursements such as cemetery fees, death certificates, gratuities. Request our general price list. Call for details.


Tuv Ha’Aretz members buy shares of the harvest of a local farm and get weekly deliveries of healthy and mostly organic produce at competitive prices. Tuv Ha’Aretz membership supports local farmers, builds community and expands our understanding of what it means for food to be kosher—not only “fit” for us, but “fit” for the earth as well. Produce is delivered directly to the JCC every week for 12 weeks from July through September.

For more information, please contact Daena Silverman at 973-530-3536 or | 973.530.3400



SPORTS & RECREATION Please contact Sherri Feldscher at 973-530-3425 or for more information on the following programs. Times subject to change. Check the Margulis Gym calendar on the JCC website for current information. Programs with (*) are for JCC Full Center Members only.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE, VOLUNTEER! VOLUNTEERS AND SENIORS TOGETHER (VAST) Many rewarding volunteer opportunities are available for individuals 60+ at JCC Metrowest and our satellite senior centers.

No fee and no advance registration required.

If you are interested in learning about the VAST Program, registering for Matter of Balance, or to make an appointment with the SHIP counselor, contact Susan Galatz at 973-530-3447 or

Tuesdays, 9:00–9:45pm Saturdays, 7:00–8:30am Sundays, 7:00–9:30am



Do you have questions about Medicare or Medigap supplements? Schedule an individual appointment with a trained SHIP volunteer.


Pickleball is a net game which incorporates tennis, badminton, ping pong and racquetball. A fun game with a silly name. No fee.

Thursdays; twice a month. By appointment only. FREE TO ALL

Equipment will be provided or you can bring your own.

PING PONG* Bring a partner. We have all the equipment. No fee.

INDOOR SOCCER* Our soccer program offers a great chance to get in some friendly competition. No fee.

Do you have concerns about falling? Mondays and Wednesdays for eight sessions

VOLLEYBALL* Dig, set and spike when you take advantage of our top of the line volley ball equipment at the JCC. No fee.

You will learn to: • View falls as controllable • Set goals for increasing activity

CARDIO TENNIS A series of tennis based drills and activities played to up-tempo music. It is all about keeping your heart rate up, burning calories and having fun. Class includes warm-up, cardio workout and cool down phases. Prerequisite: must be at least an intermediate tennis player.


Free to all. Space is limited. Advance registration required.

• Make changes to reduce fall risks at home • Exercise to increase strength and balance

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For more information, please contact Sharon Rogovin, 973-929-2917 ( To register, contact Sarah Diamond, 973-929-2938 or

Sign-in begins promptly at 9:30am and tournament play starts promptly at 10:00am. Lunch will be served.


Women at Leisure Member: $25, Guest: $40 At Leisure/Margulies or Fitness Member: $35

A unique approach for couples to meet new friends. A social group where activities are planned by members for members. CAL meets one Sunday a month and other times for activities.

MEN @ LEISURE (MAL) A group for men with flexible schedules who are seeking meaningful experiences and special programs. Join new friends and old to learn, to discuss, and to share breakfast. MAL meets the first and third Thursdays of the month (except when indicated) from 9:00am-11:30am.

Wednesday, June 11 (Spring Tournament) Wednesday, October 29 (Fall Tournament) 10:00am–2:30pm

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH Peer-led, evidence-based programs giving people with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers the knowledge, skills and confidence to take a more active role in their health. Learn strategies for managing symptoms, setting goals, problem-solving, relaxing, handling emotions, eating well, and exercising safely. Benefits include improvement in stamina, pain control, and reduced doctor and hospital visits. Wednesdays, June 18 & 25; July 2, 9, 16 & 23 10:00am–12:30pm FREE to all. Advance registration required.

TOGETHER @ LEISURE (TAL) A unique opportunity for unattached, active seniors in Essex and Morris counties to come together for interesting programs, new friends, companionship and more. Active, vital, single, Jewish seniors, living independently in the community who are young at heart and young in spirit will have fun and enjoy interesting events and meaningful activities with likeminded people. Meets monthly. Time and location will vary depending upon the activity for the month.

WOMEN @ LEISURE (WAL) A group for women with flexible schedules who are seeking meaningful experiences and special programs. WAL meets the second Tuesday of the month (except when indicated) from 9:30am-noon. Call for a copy of our current newsletter. Special Interest groups meet weekly and include Mah Jongg, Canasta, Bridge, and Book Club.

BOOK CLUB AT THE LAUTENBERG JCC Meets one Thursday per month at 10:30am. Knowledge of Judaism is not needed. Book selections will have some Jewish content or meaning. Selections will be posted in WAL newsletters. January 9 The Attack, Yasmina Khadra February 13 Sweet Like Sugar, Wayne Hoffman March 13 The Lady in Gold, Anne-Marie O’Connor April 3 The Lawgiver, Herman Wouk May 8 The Innocents, Francesca Segal June 12 The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult Coming soon:

Being Esther, Miriam Karmel The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer The Things We Cherished, Pam Jenoff The Wanting, Michael Lavigne The Life of Objects, Susanna Moore Jacob’s Folly, Rebecca Miller FREE for members. | 973.530.3400



SEASONAL FILM SERIES For more information, please contact Sharon Rogovin, 973-929-2917 ( To register, contact Sarah Diamond, 973-929-2938 or

INFORMATION All films will begin promptly at 10:30am and are held at the Lautenberg Family Center in Whippany.

Summer Film Series AFTER THE WAR Mondays, July 7, 14 & 21, 10:30am

Never Forget A Holocaust survivor is offered the chance to prove that the Holocaust happened. He risks losing his wife, his job and his life to keep a promise.

The Quarrel

At Leisure/Margulies or Fitness Member: FREE Guest: $8 per movie, $20 for series

A miraculous reunion of two Holocaust survivors. One, deeply religious; the other has turned his back on God. They have one afternoon to reconcile and renew their faith and friendship.

Coffee and refreshments provided at each film.

The Pawnbroker

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

A survivor who is hopeless runs a pawnshop. When his idealistic assistant sacrifices his life, the pawnbroker is confronted with the goodness of the human spirit.

Spring Film Series MCCARTHYISM ON THE BIG SCREEN Mondays, May 5, 12 & 19, 10:30am

Fall Film Series

Goodnight and Good Luck


Co-written and directed by George Clooney and starring David Strathairn, Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels. The movie portrays the conflict between veteran radio and television journalist Murrow and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, relating to the anti-Communist Senator’s actions.

Mondays, November 10, 17 & 24, 10:30am

A Summer in LaGoulette A comedy about 3 friends (a Jew, an Arab, and a Catholic) whose daughters set their sights on boys of different religions. Simultaneously, the 6-Day War breaks out, dividing Jews and Arabs the world over.



Based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel, “Daniel” examines the importance of confronting the past, shows the political environment and quietly indicts American antisemitism. Directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Timothy Hutton and Mandy Patinkin.

An Arab girl living in Israel decides to enroll in a Jewish boarding school to increase her chances of being accepted into medical school. She is confronted by the apprehension, resistance, and prejudice of both her Arab friends and her Jewish classmates.

The Way We Were

Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.

The story of the attraction of opposites, the love that binds two people together and the differences that tear them apart. This 1973 American romantic drama film, stars Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, and is directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by Arthur Laurents was based on his college days at Cornell University and his experiences with the House Un-American Activities Committee.



The problem of Jewish-Arab relations is portrayed in this powerful story of a Jewish landowner and his Arab worker. They work side by side to until they learn that some Arab lands in the area are to be taken by the government. Tensions flare up between Jews and Arabs. Hebrew with English subtitles.

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LAUTENBERG FAMILY CENTER | WHIPPANY AAA’S CARFIT PROGRAM CarFit was developed by the American Society on Aging with AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association. This program provides a quick, yet comprehensive 12-point check of how well you and your car work together. Tuesday, May 13, 11:00am–2:00pm

WALDOR LIBRARY Especially Designed for Drivers Age 50 & Over AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM This 6-hour classroom refresher course is designed for drivers age 50+. Participants who complete the course earn a certificate which may qualify them for an Insurance Premium discount. Participants must present a current, valid Driver License or Permit. Florida and New York have unique requirements. Mondays, June 9 & 16, 9:30am–12:30pm AARP Member: $15, Non-AARP Member: $20 (make checks payable to AARP)

Menorah Chapels at Millburn.

The Waldor Library is open Thursdays, 10:00am– 12:00pm. It is staffed with knowledgeable volunteers who are available to assist in locating items from the vast collection of Jewish reference books, Hebrew language books, Jewish and special education resources, extensive fiction and non-fiction collections and a comprehensive Jewish media catalog. Whether you are a book lover, a Jewish educator or a lifelong learner, the Waldor Library has something for you! The Waldor Library is always looking for book lovers to fill volunteer positions greeting guests, signing out materials and receiving returned items.

Menorah Chapels at Millburn has been providing Jewish Funerals for the community in a traditional setting for over 37 years. While some funeral providers rent space in non-sectarian funeral homes, we are proud to say that we own and maintain our own facility. We are members of the local Jewish Community and are not affiliated with any other funeral establishment. All of our Funeral Directors are knowledgeable in Jewish traditions and rituals and will help you select the type of funeral that meets your religious and financial needs. Honesty, integrity, and a commitment to arranging a funeral that meets your needs are what sets us apart from the others... that’s how Menorah Chapels at Millburn became the standard by which all others are judged.

“ The standard by which all others are judged. ” Karen Ross Kerstein Licensed Director

Menorah Chapels at Millburn 2950 Vauxhall Road, Union, NJ 07088 908-964-1500 Rudolph H. Kindel, Manager, NJ Lic. No. JP03158 • Karen Ross Kerstein, Licensed Director, NJ Lic. No. JP03663

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SPEND A DAY WITH NORMAN ROCKWELL Newark Museum Lecture and Museum Visit Judy Ebright will give us an overview of the life and times of the iconic and beloved American artist, Norman Rockwell. After lunch, we will go to the Newark Museum for a docent tour of American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, which traces the evolution of Rockwell’s art and iconography throughout his career. Rockwell’s artistic contributions and the impact of his images on American popular culture are explored within the context of his life and times. Thursday, April 24 9:30am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 10:00am - Lecture at West Orange JCC 12:00pm - Leaves West Orange JCC for Newark Museum 4:00–4:30pm (approx.) - Bus returns Total Experience Lecture only JCC Member: $14, Guest: $17

FROM THE CLASSY TO THE DEGENERATE Neue Galerie Lecture Barbara Tomlinson will bring us back to July 19, 1937 in Munich, Germany when one of the most extraordinary art exhibitions in the world opened. Over 650 works had been taken from German Museums. The avowed purpose proved that the items displayed were not art, but the unhealthy, subversive products of deranged, degenerate traitors. This talk will explore the characteristics of “degenerate art,” explain why it was believed to be so dangerous and recount the fates of the artists involved. Never before has the question “Is it art?” seemed so important. Monday, May 12, 1:30pm West Orange JCC Museum Visit We begin at the Plaza Hotel Food Hall to explore this food lover’s paradise and have lunch on your own. Go up Fifth Avenue by bus to the Neue Galerie for a docent tour of an infamous display of modern art not seen for 25 years: “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937.” As a counterpoint, the lovely Gustav Klimt golden portraits can also be visited. Thursday, May 22

Lunch, Museum Visit, and Lecture JCC Member: $65, Guest: $80

9:00am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 9:20am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 5:30pm - Bus returns (approx.)

Includes: Lecture, bus transportation, lunch, museum admission and docent tour.

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Contact Susan Wallenstein, 973-530-3474 ( or Sarah Diamond, 973-929-2938 ( for more information or to register for a trip.

CASINO TRIP TO MOUNT AIRY LODGE Join us for a comfortable bus ride to this fun-filled casino with scenic lake view and extensive buffet. Come play the slots and win big in the fall or spring. Bonus cash credits to be announced closer to departure date. Government issued ID required to receive bonus. Wednesday, May 21 (Spring trip) Wednesday, October 22 (Fall Trip) 8:30am - Bus leaves Temple Ner Tamid (Bloomfield) 9:00am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 9:20am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 6:00pm - Bus returns (approx.) Member: $25, Guest: $40

NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDENS, BRONX, NY The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary Arthur Avenue - “Little Italy” Time to shop, see a mozzarella making demonstration and eat lunch (on your own) at one of the many restaurants and cafes. Then we go to the Key West Contemporary Orchid Show at Bronx Botanical Gardens. This exhibition is the largest of its kind in the United States. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Wednesday, April 2 9:30am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 10:00am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 4:30–5:00pm (approx.) - Bus returns JCC Member: $65, Guest: $80 Includes: Transportation, admission and docent tour. Lunch on your own.

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Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Historical Society Junior’s Restaurant The Transit Museum

Long Branch, NJ

We wll get an overview of Brooklyn’s history and a tour of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom exhibit presenting the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement—ordinary residents, black and white—who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality.

Tuesday, June 24 (Summer trip) 9:00am - Bus leaves Temple Ner Tamid (Bloomfield) 9:30am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 9:50am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 4:30pm - Bus returns (approx.)

A wonderful way to enjoy a pleasant day at the shore: Stroll the boardwalk or browse in the shops. Lunch is on your own.

Enjoy lunch and “the world’s greatest cheesecake” at the famous Junior’s. Then we step on board vintage subway cars at the New York Transit Museum. Located in a 1936 subway station in downtown Brooklyn, the New York Transit Museum brings to life the city’s early days and explores the transit system that made the city grow.

Wednesday, September 17 (Fall Trip) 9:15am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 9:45am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 4:30pm - Bus returns (approx.) Member: $25, Guest: $35

Guided by a docent, you’ll experience a hands-on collection of antique subway and elevated cars that tell this rich story.

Please note this tour involves some walking and two flights of stairs. Thursday June 19

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9:00am - Bus leaves Whippany 9:20am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 5:00—5:30pm (approx.) - Bus returns JCC Member: $78, Guest: $95 Includes: Bus transportation, lunch, museum admissions and docent tours.

Companions and Certified Home Health Aides Light housekeeping & laundry Shopping/errands/food preparation Escort to doctors & social events Medication reminders Minor home repairs & grab bar installation

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“Better with a Band”

Spend a day inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A nice day out—enjoy a full course lunch, a fabulous dessert buffet, a lovely boutique, and a lively musical show. This trip is always a sell-out!

We will have a guided highlights tour, “An Introduction to the Met’s Collection.”

Tuesday, July 8

Lunch is on your own—in one of the many cafes, restaurants or cafeteria.

9:45am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 10:15am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 4:30pm - Bus returns (approx.)

Time to visit the museum on your own—including the fabulous inaugural exhibit of the renovated Costume Institute. And, of course, the gift store!

Member: $75, Guest: $85

Wednesday, August 6 9:30am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 10:00am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 4:30–5:00pm (approx.) - Bus returns JCC Member: $65, Guest: $80 Includes: Transportation, admission and docent tour. Lunch is on your own.


Adler Aphasia Center at JCC Metro West

Welcome to CareOne at Livingston & CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living At CareOne, we believe that remaining connected to friends and loved ones, as well as the community, is a vital part of thriving as a senior. We provide an environment that encourages activities that stimulate the mind as well as the body, and we advocate as much independence and activity as possible for seniors at every stage of life. CareOne’s personalized family approach to senior care services, combined with our beautiful setting and broad range of senior lifestyle options, is the cornerstone of our belief.

• Innovative speech therapy program • Therapeutic environment • Serving people with aphasia of all ages • Caregiver support groups TOURS AND INFORMATION

Wendy Greenspan, MA, CCC-SLP, Program Director at 973-530-3981 or email


Adler Aphasia Center Support Group in Bridgewater at Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month I 10:30-11:30 am 775 Talamini Rd, Bridgewater

This program is partially funded by the Healthcare Foundation of NJ and Grotta Fund for Senior Care.

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Caramoor Center For Music And Art, Katonah, NY

National Museum of American Jewish History Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia

We begin our day in the country with a mid-morning Cabaret Concert in the Music Room. We will have a grand docent house tour of this Mediterranean-style villa filled with a vast and extraordinary collection of eastern, Medieval and Renaissance art and antiques collected by the Rosen family. A buffet lunch will be served in the dining room overlooking the courtyard and gardens. Time to visit the garden and museum gift shop and time permitting, the charming village of Katonah.

Visit Congregation Mikveh Israel to experience this 200+ year-old Sephardic congregation. Walk one block to the National Museum of American Jewish History. After a kosher box lunch, our docent will help us explore the challenges and blessings that awaited our ancestors. Time to explore on your own or visit the special exhibit Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American.

Please note that the house is only accessible by stairs.

Wednesday, October 1

Wednesday, September 10

9:00am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 9:20am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 6:00–6:30pm (approx.) - Bus returns

8:15am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 8:30am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 5:00–5:30 pm (approx.) - Bus returns

JCC Member: $80, Guest: $95

JCC Member: $85, Guest: $99 Includes: Bus transportation, concert, lunch and mansion tour.

Includes: Bus transportation, docent tours, museum admission and lunch.

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DAY TRIPS QUEENS: MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE Bukharian Kosher Lunch We visit an “exotic world” and enjoy the cuisine of the Bukharan Jewish enclave in Forest Hills. After lunch, we are off to The Museum of the Moving Image. Completely renovated in 2012, it is the country’s only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image. Wednesday, November 19 9:30am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 9:45am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 5:00–5:30pm (approx.) - Bus returns JCC Member: $78, Guest: $95 Includes: Bus transportation, lunch, museum admission and docent tour.

FALL FOLIAGE AT WEST POINT We will begin with a 90-minute guided bus tour to learn about this outstanding military academy and all of its rich history. Also enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the Hudson, one of the most scenic spots in the northeast. After a buffet lunch at Hotel Thayer, we will explore the military museum.

Picture ID may be required for admittance. Monday, October 20 9:00am - Bus leaves Whippany JCC 9:20am - Bus leaves West Orange JCC 5:00–5:30pm (approx.) - Bus returns JCC Member: $80, Guest: $95 Includes: Bus transportation, lunch, and guided tour.


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ADULT PROGRAM GUIDE 2014 WEST ORANGE & WHIPPANY OVERNIGHT TRAVEL CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION AUGUST 10–17 A dynamic week of activities and lectures in a beautiful lakeside setting while staying at the historic Athenaeum Hotel. The theme for our week is Chautauqua’s Global Public Square featuring Fareed Zakaria, the respected analyst and host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN. Evening activities include Opera, Symphony, and Dance. Includes roundtrip bus transportation, 7 nights hotel with private bath, three meals daily at the hotel and your gate pass, which entitles you to attend the lectures and entertainment. JCC escort throughout. JCC Fitness, Margulies or At Leisure Member: $2300 Guest: $2400 per person double occupancy (Additional $200 single supplement) $500 deposit will hold your spot. Payment in full by May 31, 2014 (nonrefundable). Travel Insurance strongly suggested. Minimum enrollment must be met by May 15.

Contact Gina Goldman 973-530-3448, or Sarah Diamond 973-929-2938,

BERKSHIRE HILLS EMMANUEL ADULT VACATION CENTER Weeks available from July 1–August 19. Enjoy a full range of activities, lectures, private lake and pool. First two weeks in July include trips to museums, Tanglewood, Shakespeare Festival, and other area attractions. Regular one week programs with lectures and activities at camp, and optional trips & shows out of camp, run from July 15–August 19. Transportation from the JCC (depending on enrollment), all meals (kosher) and lectures included.

Contact Tania Aronavc at 646-588-2324, 877-543-4333 or for more information.


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