News & Updates

"Rock Away at the J"

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

“Rock Away at the J”, an adult social, on Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 pm.  The event -- open to the community -- will feature Kickback, a classic rock cover band. “Rock Away at the J” will be held at the JCC, located at 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater. The admission fee, which includes dinner, two drinks and a cash bar, is $25/person for registrations received before March 16 and $30/person for registrations received after March 16.

JCC Bridgewater Hosts March Mitzvah Madness/Sponsors Pasta Dinner

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Pasta Dinner is part of a greater initiative at the JCC is called, “March Mitzvah Madness”. During the month of March, each department within the JCC has vowed to perform a “mitzvah” -- or good deed – to help a segment of the local JCC community or a charitable organization.  According to JCC Executive Director, Laura Friedman, “One of the missions of our JCC is to give back to our local community, and as it is stated in Pirkei Avot,  ‘It is not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes all the difference in the world.’  I’m so proud of how our staff has come together in creating ‘March Mitzvah Madness’.  This is an example of the great things that go on here at the JCC all throughout the year.” 

Spring Basketball Leagues

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) is now registering for The Larry Cubas Men’s League and Men’s 35 & Over Basketball League.  Spring League registration is open to the community.

Mah Jongg Tournament

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting a Mah Jongg Tournament on Sunday, March 15.  The community is invited to participate in the event which benefits The JCC Scholarship Fund and will be held at the JCC, located at 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater, New Jersey.  The registration fee is $50/person and includes morning coffee and deli lunch.  Doors open at 8:45am and the tournament begins promptly at 9:30am. Tournament rules are provided by the Mah Jongg League. Participants are requested to register by March 4 by calling 908-725-6994 x201 or online at

A Night to Celebrate Israel

Friday, January 23, 2015

On Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 pm Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) invites community members to attend the Third Annual A Night to Celebrate Israel. This event will benefit the community’s support of Israel Bonds and The State of Israel, and will be held at Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater.

16th Annual Family Purim Carnival

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The community is invited to attend a Family Carnival hosted at the JCC on Sunday, February 22 from 1-4pm.  Children and adults with special needs are invited to attend the Carnival from 11:30am-12:30pm for a quieter experience.  The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC is located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater.  For additional information please contact the JCC at 908-725-6994 x201 or visit

February Jewish LIFE Events

Friday, January 9, 2015

Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone), a community-wide Jewish adult education program serving residents of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, will be hosting three special events in February.  All programs are open to the community and will be held at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater.  

Jewish LIFE Presents Fraidy Reiss, Exec. Dir. of Unchained at Last

Friday, December 26, 2014

Unchained at Last is the only organization in the United States that is dedicated to helping women leave arranged and forced marriages and to preventing women from becoming trapped in such marriages.  The organization envisions a world where every woman is free to choose whether, when and whom to marry and whether to leave a marriage.  Ms. Reiss, who resides in New Jersey, will share her personal and powerful experiences.  For more information on Friday Reiss and Unchained at Last, please visit