Wednesday, March 14, 2012



WHERE: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly

Author and Artist Arona Reiner
WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 11 AM
FREE and Open to the Community

Artist and author Arona Reiner will speak to the Senior Adult Department’s retiree group (REAP) about her new book, Super Granny, which provides a sage and highly humorous story about the empowerment of the elderly. Told in simple words and delightful graphics, the novel bubbles with Jewish jokes and Yiddish humor—all aimed to give people of all ages a sense that change for the better is always possible.

A book signing will follow the presentation. For more information, call Senior Adult Director Debra Turitz at 201.408.1450.

The Art of Fielding
By Chad Harbach
Book Group Led by Ruthann Eckstein
WHEN: Wednesday, March 21, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$20 JCC members/$25 Nonmembers

Selected by The NY Times as one of the top 5 fiction books of 2011. The Art of Fielding is about a baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan who launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate and the president’s daughter.

Ruthann Eckstein is a professional reading group facilitator. She has served as a judge for the National Jewish Book Awards and holds a B.A. in English Literature from Barnard College, an M.A. in English from NYU Graduate School of Journalism and an M.Ed. in English from Teachers’ College, Columbia University. She will lead participants in a lively and interactive discussion.

For information or to register call Julie 201.408.1496 or Esther at 201.408.1456

A Day of Social Games
WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 10 AM - 3:30 PM
$30 JCC/Members $36/General Admission $40 After April 22nd

Bring your group and your game—Mah Jongg, Canasta, Bridge, Scrabble, Poker—and enjoy a fabulous day of of games, food, raffles and fun! Reserve your table or your spot and have a great day!

Includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon munchies and, of course, raffles! *Mah Jongg, Canasta and Bridge reserved by FULL TABLE Only! For additional information or to register, call Judy or Lynn at 201.408.1457 or 1458