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Monday, September 02

Labor Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, September 29

Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Christmas Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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New Year's Eve 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

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New Year's Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Passover, Day 1

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Independence Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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October 2019

The Jerusalem Quartet

Date and Time:

October 23 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Founded in 1993, the Jerusalem Quartet is a regular and beloved guest on the world’s great concert stages. Most recently, the quartet released a unique album exploring Jewish music in Central Europe between world wars and its far-reaching influence. Israeli Soprano Hila Baggio joined the quartet to perform a collection of Yiddish Cabaret songs from Warsaw in the 1920s. The quartet commissioned composer Leonid Desyatnikov to arrange these songs, which were sung in Yiddish. Schulhoff’s Five Pieces (1924), a collection of short…

November 2019

Women of Valor

Date and Time:

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Honoring inspiring and devoted women in our community   Brunch will be served Dietary laws observed Couvert $180/person   RSVP BY OCTOBER 25, 2019   KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tova Mirvis The author of The Book of Separation, Visible City, The Outside World, and The Ladies Auxiliary, as well as a contributor to the New York Times, the Boston Globe Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Poets and Writers. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   By attending the Women…

Rebecca Schrag Hershberg: The Tantrum Survival Guide

Date and Time:

November 12 @ 6:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Parent Empowerment Program Most parents of toddlers and preschoolers know a thing or two about tantrums—those epic meltdowns that seem to come out of nowhere. Even though tantrums can be part of "normal" toddler behavior, they are maddening, stressful, and exhausting. What can parents do to help everyone step back and calm down? With candor and wit, Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD explains the science behind why tantrums occur and what parents might unintentionally be doing to encourage them. She offers…

Jodi Baretz: Mindful is the New Skinny

Date and Time:

November 14 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Mindful is the New Skinny  Jodi Baretz, LCSW, CHHC is a psychotherapist, health and mindfulness coach in private practice at the Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco, New York. Jodi has more than two decades of experience providing clinical services, psychotherapy and nutritional counseling. She is passionate about helping individuals, groups and organizations live with less stress and more joy by shifting their mindset and managing their minds. She brings fun into learning with her authentic, warm sense of humor…

Curtis School of Music, Winds & Strings tour featuring Benjamin Schmid

Date and Time:

November 21 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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A unique chamber ensemble of winds and strings performs expansive works by Beethoven and Penderecki. Curtis alumni Benjamin Schmid, one of today’s most versatile violinists, and Gabriel Kovach, principal horn of the Phoenix Symphony, lead the ensemble for this tour. PURCHASE TICKETS

December 2019

Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel: A Field Guide to the Jewish People

Date and Time:

December 17 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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In an exhaustive and exhaustingly hilarious tome, the ingeniously comedic powerhouse trio, Dave Barry, Adam Bansbach and Alan Zweibel,  unravel the religion’s long and complicated history, while tackling the tough questions that have been plaguing long-suffering Jewish people everywhere for centuries—like why are yarmulkes round, how to find a steady-handed mohel, who was the first Jewish comedian, how to make perfect Matzah Balls every time, and the real difference between Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Jews. What the authors get immediately and definitively out of the way in…

January 2020

Montage Music Society, Pianist & Director

Date and Time:

January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Founded in 2004, Montage Music Society has established itself as a versatile ensemble primarily dedicated to music inspired by visual art. Their projects have resulted in a variety of commissions and acclaimed recordings, including “Starry Night Project” on the MSR label. MMS has been featured at the Abiquiu Chamber Music Festival, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art and its Roswell Artist in Residence Foundation, Library of Congress, Washington DC’s Corcoran Gallery, the Chautauqua Institute and the International Piatti Festival among others.…

February 2020

Juilliard Trombone Choir

Date and Time:

February 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest | Maurice Levin Theater, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Under the direction of Joseph Alessi, The Juilliard Trombone Choir is a two time winner of the International Trombone Choir Competition. The choir was founded by Joseph Alessi in the early 1990’s and is made up of undergraduate and graduate classical trombone majors from The Juilliard School. Members of the Juilliard Trombone Choir have gone on to play with such orchestras as The Atlanta Symphony, Chicago Lyric Opera, Kennedy Center Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera…

March 2020

Steve Israel: Big Guns

Date and Time:

March 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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BIG GUNS, by U.S. Congressman-turned-novelist Steve Israel is a blunt and biting parody about guns and politics—think Thank You for Smoking meets the NRA.  Based on real people and settings, it takes readers behind the scenes to the most private places on Capitol Hill and pulls back the curtain on congressional absurdities and machinations with the gun lobby. Israel served as U.S. Congressman from New York for almost sixteen years, retiring in January 2017. “In Congress, I helped write anti-gun…

April 2020

Rebecca Erbelding: Rescue Board

Date and Time:

April 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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In this remarkable work of historical reclamation, Holocaust historian Rebecca Erbelding pieces together years of research and newly uncovered archival materials to tell the dramatic story of America’s little-known efforts to save the Jews of Europe.  Rebecca’s work has been featured in the NY Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and on The History Channel and National Geographic. Free and open to the community; Registration encouraged Books will be available for purchase Dessert Reception to follow program

MetroWest Mensches

Date and Time:

April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Honoring Inspiring Men in the MetroWest Community   DINNER & A L’CHAIM Dietary laws observed COUVERT $180/PERSON RSVP BY APRIL 7, 2020   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

May 2020

Myla Goldberg: Feast Your Eyes

Date and Time:

May 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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The first novel in nearly a decade from Myla Goldberg, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season- a compelling and wholly original story about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood, a balancing act familiar to women of every generation. Join our JCC Book Group discussion of Feast Your Eyes at 12:00 noon before the program. Free and open to the community; Registration encouraged Books will be available for purchase Dessert Reception to follow program REGISTER HERE