February calendar of programming for the JCC of Northern NJ Active Seniors

Thursday, February 2 at 11 AM
Join returning favorite historian, author, and JCC friend, Michael Goodman, for his informative multimedia lecture, History of the Refugee Crisis --

19th Century to the Present. Learn more about the history of the challenges faced by refugees seeking a better life in the “land of the free and the home of the brave” over the past 150+ years. This program is presented in partnership with Hadassah of Northern NJ.

Tuesday, February 7 at 11 AM

Acclaimed concert violinist, Dr. David Podles takes the JCC’s Active Seniors on a Musical Journey Around the World as he performs some of the most famous, poignant and exciting pieces representing a multitude of countries including Israel, France, Hungary, Germany, Romania, Italy, Spain, Russia, Austria and more! The program incorporates both classical and folk music into this special presentation of international music.

Thursday, February 9 at 11 AM

Social workers Linda Poleyeff and Paula Rozner of Jewish Family and Children’s Services return with part 4 (of 8) of their monthly series, The Art of Aging. This month’s topic focuses on forgiveness. Learn why we should take the time to forgive as well as how forgiving both ourselves and others helps us lead healthier lives in mind, body and spirit.

Tuesday, February 14 at 11 AM

In honor of Black History Month, this viewing of One Day University’s Rosa Parks: Her True Story and Legacy features Dr. Brenna Wynn Greer, Associate Professor at Wellesley College. Dr. Greer explores how Parks’ media representation encouraged an iconic image that, while celebratory and inspiring, is at odds with her long record fighting Jim Crow and its many abuses, informing current day notions about black protest. (Pre-recorded lecture)

Thursday, February 16 at 11 AM

Written by Rottenberg’s granddaughters, The Cigar Factory of Isay Rottenberg tells the story of Rottenberg’s fight for rehabilitation and restitution of his cigar factory, expropriated by Deutsche Bank six months after he took over the bankrupt factory in 1932 transforming it into a successful business. Canadian criminal defense lawyer and author of bestselling legal thrillers, Robert Rotenberg, joins us to share the full true story chronicled in this fascinating tale. Brought to us by the Jewish Book Council, this program is presented in partnership with the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel. 

Tuesday, February 21 at 11 AM

Did you know singing relieves stress, may boost your immune system, increases your pain threshold, improves lung function, enhances memory, helps with grief, and improves your mood? JCC friend and favorite maestro, Hal Keshner, is back to lead us singing Songs We Love to Sing. Musical selections will be favorite songs chosen in advance by attendees of Active Seniors. If you like to sing —  be it on a stage in front of a crowd, in the car with your family, or even in the shower by yourself —  this program is for you!

Thursday, February 23 at 11 AM

Based on the game show of the same name, Minute to Win It consists of a series of 60-second challenges using items typically found around the house. Participants will attempt to see who can finish a challenge first or who can complete a task the most times in under a minute. It’s as fun to watch as it is to participate!  Compete for prizes and bragging rights! ;)

Tuesday, February 28 at 11 AM

Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison's quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. Join us as we watch this unique behind-the-scenes documentary film in its entirety — 1 hour 28 minutes. Lunch will begin at 12:30 PM. 

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