Center Series Information

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.

Click here for our Program Lineup

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!