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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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West Orange, NJ 07052 United States

Upcoming Events

April 2020

Lifestyle Enrichment Workshop: Mindfulness Training

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One event on April 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on April 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Learn to... Manage Stress Cultivate Greater Awareness Improve Concentration Reduce Anxiety Members: FREE | Guests: $25

St. Barnabas Lecture: Complimenting Your Heart

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April 20 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Taking care of your heart can be complex. Understanding your condition and medications are very important to cardiovascular health. Learn about different herbal and over-the-counter supplements for your heart. REGISTER Monday, April 20, 12:30pm Free to all Dessert Reception following program. Limited seating—advanced registration strongly encouraged.

Lifestyle Enrichment Workshop: Mindfulness Training

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One event on April 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on April 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Learn to... Manage Stress Cultivate Greater Awareness Improve Concentration Reduce Anxiety Members: FREE | Guests: $25

Rebecca Erbelding Live on Facebook

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April 21 @ 3:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Co-sponsored by The Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ. In partnership with the Jewish Book Council. 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 The History Channel and National Geographic. Free and open to the community

The Beatles-50 Years Later

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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

Sisters of the Sabbath

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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 25, 2020

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May 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 25, 2020

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Building Sisterhood and Spirituality Make new friends and deepen existing relationships in this gathering of women who want to learn, share, and grow in spirit. First Friday of the month, 9:00–10:00am Free to JCC members

Myla Goldberg: Feast Your Eyes

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May 1 @ 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

Date and Time:

May 7 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Molly Burack Annual Lecture In partnership with the Jewish Book Council This event is made possible by the generosity of CareOne at Livingston NJ Assisted Living. 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…

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…

MetroWest Mensches

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May 13 @ 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   JCC MetroWest Mensches is going virtual! Celebrate our honorees from the comfort of your own home.   JCC MetroWest needs your support now more than ever before   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Special Needs Services Formal Dance Fundraiser

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May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Get dressed up and join us for an evening of dinner and dancing to benefit JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services May 17, 2020 • 6:30 - 9:00pm $25 per guest/$180 table sponsorship Sponsored by the Madeline Drench Special Needs Endowment Fund For more information regarding this event or sponsorship opportunities please contact Robin Cohen at 973.530.3422 or [email protected] EVENT REGISTRATION AND SPONSORSHIP

Lifestyle Enrichment Workshop: Stress Management

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One event on May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Tips for even the busiest person Participate in meditation and imagery, breathing and relaxation technique, and gentle tension relieving movement.  Members: FREE | Guests: $25

Lifestyle Enrichment Workshop: Stress Management

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One event on May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Tips for even the busiest person Participate in meditation and imagery, breathing and relaxation technique, and gentle tension relieving movement.  Members: FREE | Guests: $25

The Cone Sisters: Collecting the Modern Masters

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

Date and Time:

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…

AAA’s Carfit Program

Date and Time:

May 27 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Does your car fit you? Learn why the proper fit in your vehicle is essential for both your safety and the safety of others on the road. CarFit was developed by the American Society on Aging in collaboration with AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. It’s a community-based program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive 12-point check of how well you and your car work together. Wednesday, May 27, 12:30-3:00pm Free and open to the public Advance registration…

June 2020

A History of American Political Parties

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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

Sisters of the Sabbath

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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 25, 2020

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June 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 25, 2020

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Building Sisterhood and Spirituality Make new friends and deepen existing relationships in this gathering of women who want to learn, share, and grow in spirit. First Friday of the month, 9:00–10:00am Free to JCC members

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Presentation

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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…

AARP Driver Safety Program

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One event on October 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

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June 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Designed for Drivers Age 50+ This program was developed in 1979 and about 700,000 people complete the course each year. This 6-hour classroom refresher course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and over. Participants who complete the course earn a certificate that may qualify them for an Insurance Premium discount. Participants must present a current valid New Jersey Driver’s License. Tuesday, June 9 or Tuesday, October 27 • 9:30am–3:30pm AARP Member: $15 \ Non-AARP Member: $20 Checks or money…

Lifestyle Enrichment Workshop: Resilience Training

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One event on June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Learn Tools to… Cultivate the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Perform positively and effectively when faced with time pressures, adversity, disappointment, or conflict.   Remain focused, composed, and optimistic in difficult situations and recovers from setbacks.  Quickly and positively respond to unforeseen changes or complications. BE HAPPIER Members: FREE | Guests: $25

Lifestyle Enrichment Workshop: Resilience Training

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One event on June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Learn Tools to… Cultivate the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Perform positively and effectively when faced with time pressures, adversity, disappointment, or conflict.   Remain focused, composed, and optimistic in difficult situations and recovers from setbacks.  Quickly and positively respond to unforeseen changes or complications. BE HAPPIER Members: FREE | Guests: $25

Senior Health Assessments

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June 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Be evaluated at different health assessment stations during this free program offered by Seton Hall Graduate Occupational Therapy Students. Included will be a battery of balance, cognitive, vision and flexibility tests using high tech tools. Fun and challenging! Thursday, June 25, 9:30–11:00am Free to all No advance registration required.

July 2020

Sisters of the Sabbath

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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 25, 2020

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July 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 25, 2020

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Building Sisterhood and Spirituality Make new friends and deepen existing relationships in this gathering of women who want to learn, share, and grow in spirit. First Friday of the month, 9:00–10:00am Free to JCC members

August 2020

Sisters of the Sabbath

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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 25, 2020

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August 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 25, 2020

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Building Sisterhood and Spirituality Make new friends and deepen existing relationships in this gathering of women who want to learn, share, and grow in spirit. First Friday of the month, 9:00–10:00am Free to JCC members

September 2020

Sisters of the Sabbath

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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 25, 2020

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September 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 25, 2020

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Building Sisterhood and Spirituality Make new friends and deepen existing relationships in this gathering of women who want to learn, share, and grow in spirit. First Friday of the month, 9:00–10:00am Free to JCC members

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

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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,…

October 2020

Just Give Me A Minute: Insights From The Radio Rabbi

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October 1 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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With Rabbi Joseph Potasnik In Just Give Me A Minute: Insights from the Radio Rabbi, Joseph Potasnik condensed thousands of his mini-sermons on 1010WINS radio and his observations on “The Rev and the Rabbi” on ABC Talkradio into a book. Former NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, calls Just Give Me a Minute a treasure trove of wisdom and wit that shows why so many New Yorkers of all faiths turn to Rabbi Potasnik for guidance. In addition to being a radio…

AARP Driver Safety Program

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One event on October 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

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October 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Designed for Drivers Age 50+ This program was developed in 1979 and about 700,000 people complete the course each year. This 6-hour classroom refresher course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and over. Participants who complete the course earn a certificate that may qualify them for an Insurance Premium discount. Participants must present a current valid New Jersey Driver’s License. Tuesday, June 9 or Tuesday, October 27 • 9:30am–3:30pm AARP Member: $15 Non-AARP Member: $20 Checks or money order…

December 2020

Senior New Year’s Eve Party

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December 31 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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Join your JCC friends and toast to the new year together. Enjoy party music with our favorite one-man band, TUVIA! Noisemakers, hats, music, and dancing! Dessert will be served. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Thursday, December 31, 12:30pm Margulies or JCC Member: Free \ Guest: $5 This event is made possible by the generosity of CareOne at Livingston NJ Assisted Living.