Wednesday, June 8, 2016


WHERE: Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC,  Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

Summer Class Is Now Open!

Join the School of the Arts at JCC MetroWest for a fun-filled summer!
Classes are available for all ages!


Painting Workshop: Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:00pm, June 14-July 19
Sculpture and Ceramics: Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, May 25-August 10
Sculpture and Ceramics: Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm, May 26-August 11


Fun With Clay: Mondays, 1:10-2:00pm, July 11-August 15
Pre-Ballet: Wednesdays, 1:10-2:00pm, July 6-August 17
Broadway: Fridays, 1:10-2:00pm, July 8-August 19

Check the Summer Program Guide for pricing information

The New Jersey Jewish Film Festival

Ford Best of the Fest!

Join us this summer for the Ford Best of the Fest Winners Encore Presentations from the16th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival!

WHEN: Starting July 24 at 7:00pm with In Search of Israeli Cuisine (Winner: Best Documentary)

Bring your family and join us for an Israeli feast before the film!

TICKETS: Individuals: $10; Family (4): $20; Sponsors of the 16th Annual NJJFF: FREE
For more information contact Carol Berman: 973-530-3421 or

The Gaelen Galleries

Gaelen Gallery East

Through August 28 - Winners of the 2016 Gaelen Juried Art Show and Sale. Award winning sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and photography.

Steiner Court showcases
Ceramics by adult students of Ellen Hanauer at the JCC School of the Arts.

For more information, contact Lisa Suss: 973-530-3413 /

JCC MetroWest Book Group

Safekeeping, by Jessamyn Hope

When Adam arrives at a kibbutz in Israel, he has only the clothes on his back and a priceless medieval brooch. By delivering the heirloom to his grandfather's long-lost love, he hopes to make amends for a past transgression and then move on. But Adam isn't the only restless person at the farm. Claudette, struggling with clinical OCD, longs to return to the Canadian orphanage in which she lived for 30 years. Ulya, who fled Russia by pretending to be Jewish, wishes to find her way to New York. Ziva, having escaped Nazi Germany to help found the kibbutz nearly 60 years ago, now faces the destruction of all her hard work at the end of her life. All of them must come to terms with the fragility of life to discover what they hold most important and stand a chance at redemption.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 7:30pm
ADMISSION: Free to Members and Guests

Celebrating Israeli Film

WHEN: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm

Gerard Amsellem, facilitator, joins the Wednesday night Reel Film Series from his La Cinémathèque Film Club. Gerard spent the first 25 years of his life in Paris, France where he studied painting at the University of Paris and earned his Masters Degree in French Literature and Art History. Gerard has been studying film throughout his life. He currently teaches World Film at Livingston High School and has directed several short films. Gerard's special interests lie in foreign and independent films.

  • September 21 - Kippur, Amos Gitai, 2000
  • September 28 - The Syrian Bride, Eran Riklis, 2004
  • October 19     - Walk On Water, Eytan Fox, 2004
  • October 26     - My Father My Lord, David Volach 2007
  • November 2   - The Kindergarten Teacher, Nadav Lapid 2014

WHEN: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm - Screenings Only

  • September 22 - Kippur, Amos Gitai, 2000
  • September 29 - The Syrian Bride, Eran Riklis, 2004
  • October 20     - Walk On Water, Eytan Fox, 2004
  • October 27     - My Father My Lord, David Volach 2007
  • November 3   - The Kindergarten Teacher, Nadav Lapid 2014

Join the School of the Arts at JCC MetroWest for another fantastic year of fun, creative, and educational classes! Classes available for Adults and Children of all ages!

All are welcome at the School of the Arts!

For more information contact Mollie Gash: 973-530-3481 or

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 7:00pm 

For more information, contact Samara Grossman: 973-530-3410 /

Triple Threat Theater Camp

  • Grades K-3, 4-10
  • Grade 11, CIT Program
  • Grade 12, Intern Program

JCC MetroWest, West Orange

Study acting, voice, and dance with working professionals daily. Weekly theater trips to NYC and Broadway as well as on-site visits from some of the most creative forces in theater today. Each session culminates in a showcase performance. Swim/gym and relaxation time daily. We offer 3,4, or 7 week options.

For more information, contact Samara Grossman: 973-530-3410 /