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Join us for a Virtual Lecture Series with Zoom.

Resilience During Challenging Times: Testimonies that Provide Hope.

  • Fridays, 3:00-4:00PM with live Q&A

Hear about a form of resilience each week from Holocaust survivor, authors, and family members.

The focus of our program is RESILIENCE & HOPE.  How did the survivors get through that difficult time and manage to go on after those dark days? What perspectives can we learn from their loved ones?  The goal is to provide hope for people today who are scared of our current day challenges.

Join the lectures by emailing michelle.edgar@raritanval.edu to get the zoom login information.

Guest Speakers:

  • April 17, Maud Dahme
  • April 24, Beatrice Abrams
  • May 1, Barbara Gilford
  • May 15, Evelyn Rauch
  • May 22, Jessica Wang
  • May 29, Elyse Wolff

This program series is being co-sponsored by the Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at RVCC, and the Holocaust Education Center of the SSBJCC, and 3GNJ.

What's Newish

What’s Newish?  Actually Quite A Lot!

Regardless what your level of familiarity with Jewish/Israel related issues, you’re sure to expand that knowledge and understanding by participating in a newly formed discussion group called “What’s Newish.”

This current-events discussion group will meet regularly at the JCC (or Zoom) to discuss and share ideas about Jewish and Israel related topics.  We’ll discuss subjects such as U.S. politics as it relates to Israel, Israeli-Palestinian prospects for peace, anti-Semitism and whatever else is newsworthy at the time.

Along with getting a preview of how subsequent sessions will be conducted, we’ll also gather your input as to what day, time and frequency of our meetings are most convenient for the most people.  We look forward to finding out “What’s Newish” together.

This program is moderated by Peter Hercky and Doron Steger.


The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Live on Zoom

When America needed a hero a slugger stepped up to the plate! As baseball’s first Jewish player,  Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg’s career contains all the makings of a true American success story.  An extraordinary ball player notorious for his hours of daily practice, Greenberg’s career was an inspiration to all and captured the headlines and the admiration of sportswriters and fans alike.

A Special Zoom Program with Dr. Einat Wilf

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Everyone is required to register in advance for this meeting. Please register through this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note that the confirmation will also include a meeting password, which will be required to log into the meeting

Dr. Wilf is a leading intellectual and original thinker on matters of foreign policy, economics, education, and Israel and the Jewish people. Wilf is considered one of Israel’s most articulate representatives on the international stage, with her opinion articles regularly published in international publications and frequent interviews for television and radio programs around the world.

Dr. Wilf presented with extreme success and appreciation at the 2018 Biennial in Memphis as well as on the JCC Association 70 Faces leadership seminar to Israel in 2019. Wilf was a member of the Israeli Parliament from 2010-2013 on behalf of the Labor and Independence parties. Dr. Wilf is the author of six books that explore key issues in Israeli society.

Most recently Wilf published  “The War of Return” on the perpetuation of the Palestinian refugee issue. In the past month, the book has been the subject of webinars from Australia and New Zealand, to the UK and Ireland, to the US and Canada.  The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighted it in two high profile events conducted by Zoom for foreign diplomats and journalists. Attached please see Dr. Wilf’s full bio and details on her newly released book “The War of Return“.

More Programs

Yom Ha’atzmaut

ISRAPALOOZA | Wednesday, April 29

Brought to you by Israel Story, IsraPalooza is a day full of intimate conversations, interviews, family-friendly workshops, cooking classes, and concerts featuring some of the most interesting Israelis around! Be our guest! Sponsored by The iCenter Click here: https://theicenter.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=089e0b11c2aa2ec0e881d76cd&id=99da2d0511&e=570f12ef8f


Join thousands across North America to celebrate Israel’s 72nd Independence Day! Virtual celebrations throughout the day for children, teens, and families. Music, art, and conversation with well-known Israelis, interactive workshops, games, contests, and more. Sponsored by The iCenter Click here:  https://theicenter.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=089e0b11c2aa2ec0e881d76cd&id=99879974e4&e=570f12ef8f


Enjoy popular Israeli music at your Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration and throughout the year. Click here: https://theicenter.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=089e0b11c2aa2ec0e881d76cd&id=65b4623282&e=570f12ef8f


Use these resources to enrich, engage, and infuse meaning into your Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut experiences. Click here:  https://theicenter.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=089e0b11c2aa2ec0e881d76cd&id=135cac321e&e=570f12ef8f