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760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States

Upcoming Events

October 2019

Living Mindfully Workshop

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One event on October 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Lifestyle Enrichment Series Living Mindfully Workshop Learn mindfulness tools to help manage stress, cultivate greater awareness, improve concentration and more. Some techniques we’ll discuss and practice include mindful movement, breathing, listening, and body scan. Members: Free / Non-Members: $25 Register for 10am Session! Register for 6pm Session!

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…

Living Mindfully Workshop

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One event on October 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Lifestyle Enrichment Series Living Mindfully Workshop Learn mindfulness tools to help manage stress, cultivate greater awareness, improve concentration and more. Some techniques we’ll discuss and practice include mindful movement, breathing, listening, and body scan. Members: Free / Non-Members: $25 Register for 10am Session! Register for 6pm Session!

The Jerusalem Quartet

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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…

Family Funday Sunday: Open Gym

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October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Join us for a fun morning in the JCC gym for our first Family Funday Sunday of this year! Music, gymnastics, basketball and a discovery zone for our littlest family members! FREE to all  

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

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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…

Wellness Coaching: Create Your Customized Wellness Plan

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One event on October 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Lifestyle Enrichment Series Wellness Coaching: Create Your Customized Wellness Plan Create your wellness vision, set attainable goals and strategies to overcome barriers. Members: Free / Non-Members: $25 REGISTER HERE

The Global Economy: Paradise or Disaster?

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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

Women of Valor

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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…

Is it Manet or Monet?

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

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

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…

Is it Manet or Monet?

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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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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.…

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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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

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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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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

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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   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

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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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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  

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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The seventh of eleven children, Angela grew up in Southern Indiana in an apocalyptic, doomsday Christian faith.  Attempting to understand the church’s strict tenets, she went to Israel in college.  Instead of strengthening her Christian faith, her time in Israel made her question Christianity itself.  She ultimately converted to Judaism and lives in New York with her family. Free and open to the community; Registration encouraged Books will be available for purchase Dessert Reception to follow program