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September 2019

Mary Morris: Gateway to the Moon

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September 6 @ 1:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Mary Mor­ris is the author of eight nov­els, includ­ing most recent­ly, Gate­way to the Moon (Nan A. Talese/​Doubleday, 2018), three col­lec­tions of short sto­ries and four trav­el mem­oirs includ­ing the trav­el clas­sic Noth­ing to Declare: Mem­oirs of a Woman Trav­el­ing Alone. Her numer­ous short sto­ries, arti­cles, and trav­el essays, have appeared in such places as The Atlantic, Nar­ra­tive, and The Paris Review. Mor­ris is the recip­i­ent of the George W. Perkins Fel­low­ship from Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty and the Rome Prize in Lit­er­a­ture. In 2016, The Jazz Palace was award­ed the Anis­field-Wolf Award…

Matti Friedman: Spies of No Country

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September 12 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Matti Friedman Author of the new bestseller, Spies of No Country, as well as Pumpkinflowers and The Aleppo Codex; international journalist and op-ed contributor to The New York Times.   $10/member  $18/Guest Dessert reception to follow presentation. Books will be available for purchase. PURCHASE TICKETS  

Lillian Cohen Memorial Concert: Shirley Alston Reeves

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September 19 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Direct from Broadway’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Shirley was the original lead singer of the Shirelles. Her show is designed to please even the toughest musical appetites! Enjoy a legend in musical history as Shirley Alston Reeves sings personally for you. JCC Member: $8, Guest: $15 Margulies Member: Free Dessert Reception following program. Limited seating - advance registration strongly encouraged. This concert is made possible through the generosity of Lillian Cohen’s family

Great Film Scores

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September 24 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Life Long Learning: Great Film Scores Since the advent of sound in cinema, the film score has become an integral part of the movie experience. This class will focus on the iconic film scores of Casablanca by Max Steiner, On the Waterfront by Leonard Bernstein, North by Northwest by Bernard Hermann and Star Wars by John Williams. DR. ROBERT BUTTS is a composer, conductor and educator. He conducts The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, as well as Eastern Opera Company,…

October 2019

What Does It Take To Be Happy?

Date and Time:

October 3 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE HAPPY? With Rabbi Michael S. Jay Are you happy? Do you ever wonder how some people seem to always have a smile on their face, while others have a perpetual frown? The good news is that happiness is a skill that can be learned and, believe it or not, the lessons can be found in our prayer books. Join Rabbi Michael Jay as he guides us on a liturgical tour toward happiness. RABBI JAY…

Caring with Cannabis: New Trends in Geriatric Medicine

Date and Time:

October 7 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Lecture Caring with Cannabis: New Trends in Geriatric Medicine Worldwide Cannabis is the most widely used and controversal substance. Learn the chemistry and physiology supporting medical cannabis and cannabinoil. Discuss research on the efficacy of medical cannabis and cannabinoil for the treatment of pain and other medical indications. DR. THERESA REDLING, Director of Disease Management, is a practicing geriatrician. Her practice is limited to caring for patients over 65 years of age. Her areas of focus…

Pioneer of Television Comedy

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October 23 @ 1:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Sid Caesar: Pioneer of Television Comedy Sid Caesar was a master of comedic performance and developing characters that the audience could relate to. His style of comedy is still fresh, funny and family friendly today. This lecture will highlight some of his show’s most memorable skits and examine the creative process that brought them to light. Dr. Ira Epstein is Professor Emeritus at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY and has worked as a musician, taught music and toured with Theodore Bikel…

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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Rose Rosen Memorial Concert: Simply Diamond – A Tribute to Neil Diamond

Date and Time:

October 28 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Brian La Blanc is not just another Neil Diamond impersonator. Simply Diamond is the most musically authentic Neil Diamond tribute band! There are many impersonators but only one shines above the rest! JCC Member: $8, Guest: $15 Margulies Member: Free Dessert Reception following program. 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…

The Global Economy: Paradise or Disaster?

Date and Time:

October 29 @ 1:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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The Global Economy: Paradise or Disaster? Everyone has a car from Germany or Japan, wears clothes made in Thailand or Mexico, eats food from Africa and Brazil, has a computer made in China or Japan, and goes on vacation to Mexico or Europe. Today, this global system is under attack. Has the global economy created an earthly paradise, or is it leading the planet to disaster? Dr. Ronald Brown lives in New York City where he is professor of history…

November 2019

Is it Manet or Monet?

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One event on November 12, 2019 at 1:30pm

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November 5 @ 1:30 pm
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One event on November 12, 2019 at 1:30pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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What a difference a vowel makes! Édouard Manet and Claude Monet were two giants of the 19th Century avant-garde art movement who influenced each other in profound ways. However, many aspects of their personal lives, artistic technique and even philosophical ambitions were radically distinct. In this two-part talk, we will examine these likenesses and differences through the lens of their remarkable works, and you will become an expert in the comparison! janet mandel retired after teaching for 32 years in…

Mah Jongg Tournament

Date and Time:

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Join your JCC MetroWest friends for a friendly, albeit competitive Mah Jongg tournament. Prizes will be awarded! Sign-in begins promptly at 9:30am and tournament play starts promptly at 10:00am. JCC MEMBERS: $35, GUESTS: $45 LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. To register, or for more information, contact: Jessie Pepper / 973-530-3474 / [email protected]

Is it Manet or Monet?

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One event on November 12, 2019 at 1:30pm

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November 12 @ 1:30 pm
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One event on November 12, 2019 at 1:30pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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What a difference a vowel makes! Édouard Manet and Claude Monet were two giants of the 19th Century avant-garde art movement who influenced each other in profound ways. However, many aspects of their personal lives, artistic technique and even philosophical ambitions were radically distinct. In this two-part talk, we will examine these likenesses and differences through the lens of their remarkable works, and you will become an expert in the comparison! janet mandel retired after teaching for 32 years in…

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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Jodi Baretz: Mindful is the New Skinny

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November 14 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Curtis School of Music, Winds & Strings tour featuring Benjamin Schmid

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November 21 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Global Power Shifts: New Directions for American Foreign Policy

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November 25 @ 1:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Freda Mayers Memorial Lecture Global Power Shifts: New Directions for American Foreign Policy This presentation will discuss major shifts of power characterizing the current and future international system. Attention will focus on China’s challenge to American global preeminence, the rise of Eurasia and Russia’s efforts to reestablish its sphere of influence. Two dangers now stand out: war and weapons proliferation, including cyberwar. Douglas Simon is Professor Emeritus of political science at Drew University where he specialized in international affairs, U.S.…

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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January 2020

Montage Music Society, Pianist & Director

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January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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March 2020

Steve Israel: Big Guns

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March 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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April 2020

Rebecca Erbelding: Rescue Board

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April 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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MetroWest Mensches

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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   LAWRENCE REIN STANLEY SHAPIRO   DINNER & A L’CHAIM Dietary laws observed COUVERT $180/PERSON JCC METROWEST 760 Northfield Avenue • West Orange, NJ RSVP BY APRIL 7, 2020   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

May 2020

Myla Goldberg: Feast Your Eyes

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May 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Angela Himsel: A River Could Be A Tree

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May 7, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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