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760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

July 2018

“Newark Women”

July 26, 2018 , 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

With journalist Barbara Kukla, author of seven books about Newark’s residents, including “Newark Women: From Suffragettes to the Statehouse.” RSVP to 973-530-3474 or swallenstein@jccmetrowest.org.

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August 2018

Rock the Block!

August 5, 2018 , 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

Street fair with live music, inflatables, face painting, fitness challenge, kosher food trucks, arts and crafts. A quieter experience will be offered, 3:30-4:15, for those who feel overwhelmed by excessive stimuli. Contact Katy Strulson at 973-530-3915 or kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org or go to jccmetrowest.org/event/rock-the-block/.

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September 2018

Lunch Meeting of JWI, Jewish Women International

September 23, 2018 , 12:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
$10

For single, widowed, or divorced women 55+ at JCC MetroWest, West Orange, noon. Featuring a luncheon of pizza and salads plus book review of “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. Cost is $10. RSVP to 973-887-6363.

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October 2018

Screening of Escalation, One Love’s award winning film

October 9, 2018 , 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Free

A dialogue and Q & A will immediately follow the screening to discuss how to talk to adolescents and young adults about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Appropriate for teens 16+ and their parents   Founded in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, One Love's mission is to end relationship abuse by educating young people  about healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and  empowering them to be leaders driving change in their communities. For more information, visit joinonelove.org.   JFS MetroWest is…

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Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

October 10, 2018 , 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
$675

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange, 10 a.m.-noon. Classes, administered by JCC MetroWest, include “Crossroads of Jewish History” and “The Ethics of Jewish Living” and run through May 29. The cost is $675 for community members. Contact Rhonda at rlillianthal@jccmetrowest.org or 973-530-3519.

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November 2018

Religious Choice in Israel

November 11, 2018 , 10:30 am
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 10:30 a.m. “Building Up, Not Tearing Down: How American Jews Can Help Open Doors to Religious Choice in Israel,” a discussion with rabbis Seth Farber, Matthew Gewirtz, E. Samuel Klibanoff, and David Hoffman. RSVP to crc@jfedgmw.org.

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December 2018

Chanukah Party and White Elephant Sale

December 9, 2018 , 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 1:30-4 p.m. Sponsored by Jewish Women International (JWI) for single Jewish women 55+. Desserts and snacks will be served. Potential members are welcome. RSVP to 973-887-6363.

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Film Viewing: “The Pickle Recipe

December 24, 2018 , 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Free

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 7 p.m. Free; includes a dessert reception. Advance registration is strongly encouraged; contact Susan Wallenstein at 973-530-3474 or swallenstein@jccmetrowest.org.

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January 2019

Gaelen Gallery East Exhibit Reception

January 13, 2019 , 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Free

Opening reception for - 2018 Gaelen winners Debra Livingston,  printmaker and book artist, and Peppi Glass, sculptor. lsuss@jccmetrowest.org for more info.

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Conservatory Chamber Music Concert Series: Vera Quartet

January 17, 2019 , 7:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
$20 – $25

The Vera Quartet appears with Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. Tickets are $20 for members and students/$25 for guests. For more information contact kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org.

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Author Series: Springfield Confidential

January 24, 2019 , 7:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
$18
Boston, MA 9/17/14

Simpsons writer and producer, Mike Reiss, offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series, The Simpsons. The event is $12 for members and students/$18 for guests. For more information kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org.

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Jewish Authors Series: Springfield Confidential

January 24, 2019 , 7:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
$18

Gaelen Center for the Arts, JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 7:30 p.m. Speaker is Mike Reiss, writer and producer for “The Simpsons.” Cost is $18, $12 JCC members/students. Contact kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org.

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February 2019

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Teen Film Fest

February 12, 2019 , 7:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Free

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 7:30 p.m. Spotlight on N.J. teens in a showcase of short films. Free; RSVP is encouraged. Dessert reception to follow. Go to jccmetrowest.org/event/njjff-teen-film-fest.

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New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Extra Event: “An Act of Defiance”

February 16, 2019 , 8:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
$15

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15, $13 seniors, free for 19th annual NJJFF sponsors. Go to jccmetrowest.org/event/act-of-defiance.

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March 2019

“Seeing Eye” Meeting

March 3, 2019 , 2:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

Sponsored by Jewish Women International (JWI), for single Jewish women 55-plus at JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 2 p.m. Program presented by Sharon Kessel, a Puppy Raiser for the Seeing Eye organization. RSVP to 973-887-6363.

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Piano Trio Umami

March 3, 2019 , 4:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
$20 – $25

The Gaelen Center for the Arts at JCC MetroWest announce a performance of The Juilliard School’s Piano Trio Umami on Sunday, March 3rd at 4pm. Piano Trio Umami is comprised of notable young artists Tal First (an Israeli native) on violin, Tomsen Su on cello, and Ilya Laskin on piano. As part of the Gaelen Center’s 2019 Conservatory Chamber Music Series, the concert will feature three of the greatest composers of the Romantic period: Ludwig von Beethoven, César Franck, and…

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Gaelen Galleries March-April exhibits

March 10, 2019 - April 28, 2019
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Free

Opening reception for Gaelen Galleries March-April shows. In the Gaelen Gallery East: Gaelen Juried Show award winners Anita Gladstone, pastels and Albert Martin, photography. In the Arts/Theater Lobby: Richard Brown, outsider art. Exhibit runs from March 10-April 28, 2019 during JCC hours.

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“A Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein”

March 14, 2019 , 7:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
$18

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 7:30 p.m. Author Jamie Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein’s oldest daughter, will talk about her father and his musical legacy. A dessert reception follows. Cost is $18, $12 members. RSVP to kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org.

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April 2019

NJ Jewish Film Festival: “Working Woman”

April 4, 2019 , 11:30 am
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
$10 – $12

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 11:30 a.m. Israeli film followed by lunch and discussion. Sponsored by Congregation Agudath Israel. Cost is $10 movie; $12 lunch. Register at agudath.org/events.

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May 2019

Financial Empowerment Workshop: “The ABCs of Financial Literacy.”

May 10, 2019 , 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 9 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, in partnership with Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse. RSVP to Faith Fisch at 973-637-1734 or ffisch@jfsmetrowest.org.

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NJJFF Extra Event – On The Map with special guest Tal Brody

May 21, 2019 , 7:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

VIP Meet and Greet with Tal Brody, 6pm Film at 7pm TICKETS:  General Admission: $11 Kids under 18: Free 19th Annual NJJFF Sponsors: Free VIP Meet and Greet: $10 Click here for more information.

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July 2019

NJJFF Extra Event — “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel”

July 9, 2019 , 7:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, 7:30 p.m. General admission is $11, $5 kids, free for festival sponsors. Go to jccmetrowest.org/event/njjff-extra-heading-home.

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September 2019

Pizza Lunch and Discussion of Rachel Kadish’s “The Weight of Ink”

September 8, 2019 , 12:00 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
$5

Sponsored by JWI, a group of single Jewish women ages 55+ and held at the JCC MetroWest, West Orange. The cost is $5. Potential members are invited. Call 973-887-6363.

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