Jewish LIFE

Jewish LIFE

THE JCC IS PLEASED TO BE A FOUNDING PARTNER IN Jewish LIFE, Learning Is For Everyone, our community’s award-winning adult Jewish adult education series featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers, authors, scholars, film series as well as classes taught by local rabbis and synagogue professional staff. The JCC is pleased to host many of the Jewish LIFE special events.  Jewish LIFE is supported by the JCC, Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties and 12 area synagogues.

Jewish LIFE Mission

JEWISH LIFE, A COLLABORATIVE, COMMUNITY SIDE JEWISH ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM created by the JCC, Rabbis, lay leadership and Jewish agencies, strives to expand and enhance the Jewish educational opportunities offered to both affiliated and non-affiliated Jews in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties.


Give us two hours a week … we’ll give you 5780 years!

A remarkable journey of heart and mind JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS!

90-Minute Graduate Class

  • Semester 1: Social Justice: The Heart of Judaism
    October 29 – February 25
  • Second 2:   TBD

Cost: $300 for One Semester or $550 for both.

The fee includes all of the curriculum materials.

Download the Brochure and Registration Form

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Irma Horowitz Film Series and Charoset "Make and Taste"

Enjoy an evening filled with Charoset making and Israeli Film and Falafel Dinner! Charoset Make and Taste – 6 pm Film and Dinner – 6:30 pm

  • Thursday, March 26
  • 6:00 PM



  • Israel, 2018
  • Drama
  • Hebrew (with English subtitles)
  • 104 minutes

Menachem, a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments. He reunites his band for one last tour. The journey to save his daughter exposes old wounds and allows him to reconnect with his secular past. Menachem understands that only a new connection to his past and to his music can pave the road to his own redemption.

Art & Poetry Exhibition Open House



  • Tuesday, April 28
  • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  • 7:30 PM Poetry Reading From Participants

Art and Poetry in response to Light from the Yellow Star & The Little Polish Boy.

Representing students from New Jersey Public, Parochial, Islamic and Hebrew High Schools.


Exhibition available for viewing in the JCC Lobby from April 28 – May 12.

Jewish LIFE is Supported by:

Chabad of Greater Somerset County
Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Somerset County
Chabad of Hunterdon County
Flemington Jewish Community Center
Congregation Kehilat Shalom, Belle Mead
Congregation Knesseth Israel, Bound Brook
Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties
Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties

Or Chadash, the Reform Temple of Hunterdon County
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, Bridgewater
Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey
Temple Beth- El, Hillsborough
Temple Beth El, Somerset
Temple Har Shalom, Warren
Temple Sholom, Bridgewater


$180 includes 1 Ticket with Reserved Seating for each event.


$360 includes 2 Tickets with Reserved Seating for each event.

Patron and Benefactor fee excludes certain programs including Melton School, iEngage, Imagine and Celebrate Israel. The Jewish LIFE brochure detailing program offerings and special events during the 2018-2019 season will be available Fall 2018.

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