The FJCC CENTER SERIES invites you to participate in its third year of exceptional programs which will include discussions by authors, lectures, films, plays, music and cultural events. We have already hosted this year’s first offering. Comedian and chef, Robert Rosenthal, author of Short Order Dad: One Guy’s Guide to Making Food Fun and Hassle-Free shared recipes, anecdotes and cooking tips.
Please mark your calendars for our other programs this fall.
October 30, the FJCC presents an original play written by Ken Kaissar, A Modest Suggestion, which examines racism and anti-Semitism, what does it mean to be Jewish, and on a lighter note, why Jews eat bacon. The play will be followed by a discussion and snacks.
On Sunday, November 20, Drs. Alissa and Jim Fox, and the Fox Family Foundation are sponsoring Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, renowned scholar and author in memory of Rabbi Evan Jaffe. Rabbi Telushkin has written 15 books, including Jewish Literacy, Jewish Humor and Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson. He will share his insights on how to be a good person in a morally complicated world.
On Sunday, December 18, celebrate Chanukah with the veteran choral group, Kol Dodi, who will entertain with songs in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino. Our very own Harry Rapkin is part of this troupe.
In addition to these four major events, the FJCC has two ongoing adult education classes with Rabbi Malki. Both classes meet on Thursday, in the morning at 11:00 am and in the evening at 7:30 pm. Adults are welcome to come anytime.
We are offering small group guitar lessons with Chip Mergott, well-known singer songwriter. He is a wealth of information about music history and can be heard regularly on WDVR. The series of 4 lessons will begin in November (11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28)
As we move into 2017 we will offer a film series, and Art History lectures by Cara London. In March, the West Side Woodwind Quintet will present an afternoon of chamber music. Eliot Friedman plays oboe in the ensemble. In May at our annual Women’s Day Brunch we are happy to bring Kate Siegel and Kim Friedman, mother-daughter authors/comedians of Mother Can You Not. Also in May, Noa Baum, author of Land Twice Promised, will discuss her book about her friendship with a Palestinian woman and their memories about the ongoing conflict.
Our programs are open to the public. We encourage you to invite your friends and family. Please RSVP in advance to 908.782.6410, ext.10. RSVPs help us to plan. The full schedule is printed in the bulletin and is available on the website. Our events will be posted on our Facebook page. Please donate to the CENTER SERIES. All contributors will be recognized, by contribution level, in the CENTER SERIES brochure distributed during the High Holidays and updated throughout the year. The annual sponsorship opportunities are: Benefactor ($5000 or more) Pillar ($1000 to $4,999) Patron ($500 to $999) Sponsor ($250 to $499) Contributor ($100 to $249) Friend ($25 to $99) Committee Member or Event Volunteer Please send your donation to the FJCC CENTER SERIES, 5 Sergeantsville Road, Flemington, NJ 08822. Thank you!