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Holiday Hours 2019-2020

Monday, September 02

Labor Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, September 29

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

Monday, September 30

Rosh Hashanah, Day 1

Tuesday, October 01

Rosh Hashanah, Day 2

Tuesday, October 08

Kol Nidre 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 09

Yom Kippur

Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, December 25

Christmas Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, December 31

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

Wednesday, January 01

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

Wednesday, April 08

Erev Passover 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, April 09

Passover, Day 1

Monday, May 25

Memorial Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 04

Independence Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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April 2020

The Beatles-50 Years Later

Date and Time:

April 27 @ 1:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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A respected musicologist once referred to The Beatles as one of the most transforming entities of 20th-century music and claimed that they changed the course of popular music forever. Can that possibly be true? What made them such a strong force that they’re still popular now, more than 50 years later? We will explore the phenomenon that was The Beatles— their growth, originality, musical innovations, and lyric depth. BARRY WIESENFELD is a freelance musician, a published author and is on…

May 2020

The Comedy of Carol Burnett

Date and Time:

May 11 @ 1:30 pm
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For 11 years beginning in 1967, Carol Burnett was the undisputed leader in television entertainment. On her long-running program for the CBS television network, The Carol Burnett Show, the multi-talented and gifted comedienne expanded and upgraded the concept of the television variety show, mixing song and dance routines, elegant costumes, and zany humor sketches in ways that appealed to a massive audience. This lecture will explore the career of this much-beloved American icon through the use of numerous video clips.…

The Cone Sisters: Collecting the Modern Masters

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One event on May 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm

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May 13 @ 1:30 pm
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One event on May 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Claribel and Etta Cone amassed a remarkable collection of masterpiece painting and sculpture from the 19th and 20th Centuries that they bequeathed to the Baltimore Museum of Art. This talk will tell the story of great art in the context of the fascinating social history of two sisters who, in order to enrich their lives, enriched the lives of us all with their legacy. JANET MANDEL retired after teaching for 32 years in NJ public schools. She now presents illustrated…

The Cone Sisters: Collecting the Modern Masters

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One event on May 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm

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May 20 @ 1:30 pm
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One event on May 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Claribel and Etta Cone amassed a remarkable collection of masterpiece painting and sculpture from the 19th and 20th Centuries that they bequeathed to the Baltimore Museum of Art. This talk will tell the story of great art in the context of the fascinating social history of two sisters who, in order to enrich their lives, enriched the lives of us all with their legacy. JANET MANDEL retired after teaching for 32 years in NJ public schools. She now presents illustrated…

June 2020

A History of American Political Parties

Date and Time:

June 1 @ 1:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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From Washington’s Federalists to Trump’s Republicans, with the Jeffersonians, Democrats, Whigs, Populists, and Progressive Parties in between, a survey of our mostly two-party systems and their changes over time. EUGENE LIEBER, Professor Emeritus, Essex County College, lectures extensively around the State covering historical topics from Ancient Rome to struggles in our contemporary world. REGISTER Monday, June 1, 1:30pm NCJW/JCC Member: $12 \ Guest: $15s

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Presentation

Date and Time:

June 8 @ 1:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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In this presentation, we will discuss the character of Huck as a story of initiation and his relationship with Jim. We will question aspects of the novel and try to understand Ernest Hemingway’s words “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn… it’s the best book we’ve had… There was nothing before. There has been nothing so good since.” REGISTER Monday, June 8, 1:30pm NCJW/JCC Member: $8 \ Guest: $12 DR. MARYANNE GARBOWSKY is…

September 2020

33rd Annual Shirley C. Green Memorial Symposium: Israel Update

Date and Time:

September 10 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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With Dov Ben-Shimon, Executive Vice President/CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Prior to joining Federation, Dov was assistant executive vice president and director of board development of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Born in England, Dov moved to Israel at the age of 18. He was an Air Force rescue medic and Infantry combat medic in the Israel Defense Forces. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in international relations from the Hebrew University. Thursday, September 10,…