Yiddish Theater in America: Laden with Happiness and Tears

Photo caption: John Kenrick, entertainment historian, returns by popular demand to JCCNNJ’s Active Seniors on January 19 at 11 AM, to speak about “Yiddish Theater in America: Laden with Happiness and Tears".

Jews took no part in world theatre until the Yiddish movement (born in Eastern Europe) caught fire among immigrants in the United States. With rare photos, performance videos and fascinating backstage stories, historian John Kenrick returns to the JCC to offer a warm and entertaining celebration of a rich legacy that still reverberates in every corner of show business today. All are welcome! $5 Suggested Donation includes catered kosher lunch. To register, call (201) 666-6610 x2.

Active Seniors at the JCC of Northern NJ are looking forward to a full calendar of events this year. Now settled in their home at Temple Avodat Shalom, 385 Howland Ave. River Edge, the program continues to grow, welcoming both new participants and new programming. Attracting adults aged 60+ from many area towns including Mahwah, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Hackensack and more, the Active Seniors are a vibrant, vital part of the JCCNNJ.

The core of all programming centers around creating opportunities for connection — with staff, volunteers, and especially each other. Through the consistency and variety of activities offered each Tuesday and Thursday these valued members of our community continue to grow in camaraderie, spirit and participation.

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