Wayne YMCA

Jewish Programs

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey

SEPTEMBER


SEPTEMBER 6: JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Nothing says home and holiday more than the Aroma of fresh
baked bread.
Mixing, kneading, waiting, baking… some activities are more fun in a
group. Let’s get together to bake bread and to break bread with friends
in preparation for the holidays. We’ll prepare round challah (with or
without raisins), oblong challah and, show you how you can use the same
dough for rugelach!

OCTOBER


OCTOBER 9, 12:00-1:00pm:THE MYSTERY OF OUR HISTORY
Was Columbus Jewish?
Some scholars suggest that there is more to Christopher Columbus’ story
than we have been led to believe. At least three arguments have been put
forth suggestion he was not only a Jew, but that his faith motivated his
voyage. Don’t miss this lively discussion.

OCTOBER16: TASTING THE SPICE ROUTE
Christopher Columbus was trying to get to the Spice Islands in India to
find black pepper and discovered America instead. Come discover the
exotic world of spices with local experts. We will study spice routes and
sample some of the spices that shaped our world. This will be the first
“taste” of our new series “BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS WHILE BREAKING
BREAD” which begins in October.

OCTOBER 23-30: BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS WHILE BREAKING BREAD
Food and the preparation of it is something that enables us to come together
as a global community and speak a common language. Join us as we explore
and learn about food customs around the world and discover new tasty treats
as we make new friends.

NOVEMBER


TUESDAY LECTURES, 12:00–1:00pm
Don’t miss this series of informative talks presented by experts on music,
art, religion, cooking, sports and other topics.

NOVEMBER 30: JEWISH BOOK FAIR
Finish your Hanukkah shopping at the Y’s Book Fair. Books for all ages.

DECEMBER


DECEMBER 1 and 3: JEWISH BOOK FAIR
Finish your Hanukkah shopping at the Y’s Book Fair. Books for all ages.
DECEMBER 10: HANUKKAH EXTRAVAGANZA
Join us for a multi-generational Hanukkah Happening event chock full of food,
crafts, fun and games. Let’s start the celebration early! First candle is Dec. 12.
Hanukkah Happening Event  12:00-2:00pm
Free and Open to the Community
Maccabeats Concert, 2:00-3:00pm (Tickets go on sale November 1)

DECEMBER 14: TOWNSHIP CANDLE LIGHTING at 7:00pm
Please join us for the Third Annual Wayne Township Menorah Lighting at
Town Hall. There will be music, dancing and, of course, jelly donuts!

Ongoing programs

Book Discussion Group 

FREE for Members
Join this friendly group to discuss a book on a Jewish topic or by a Jewish author.  All are welcome whether they have read the book or not.  Book titles will be announced.

Date TBD
Members:  Free

Crafts and Knitting with Miriam

Make a special project with a Jewish theme.  Monthly during our Social Club.  Call for specific dates or check the bulletin board outside the library.
Wednesdays at 1:00pm
Members:  Free

Lunch and Learn

A lunchtime workout for the mind now in its 27th year!  Participants interact with and challenge guest facilitators in an informal setting.  Each session offers discussion on an aspect of Jewish tradition, history, modern Israel or a relevant contemporary Jewish issue.  Bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea served.

Every other Monday at 12:00pm.  (Alternates with Point Counter Point)

Members:  Free  

Yiddish Vinkle

Let's keep Yiddish alive!  Come hear songs, stories and jokes in Yiddish.  Check out this group led by Ray Fishler. 
Thursdays at 1:00pm

Free for Y Members

Meet the Y's Jewish Community Outreach & Program Director!

Judy Weil lives in Wayne and has been a long time Wayne Y member. She is also an active member of Wayne’s Jewish community and was the Executive Director of the Summit Jewish Community Center for 12 years. 

 

Community Youth Shlicha

Shir Ben-David works in the Wayne and surrounding Jewish communities as well as the Wayne Y to share her knowledge of Israel with our preschoolers, seniors and everyone in between!  

 

ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHANUKAH FESTIVAL

Annual Community Chanukah candle lighting

Annual Purim Party

 

Tzofim Friendship Caravan

Coming back in August 2017!  Stay tuned for exact date and time!

Senior tu b'shevat seder

For more information about these events call Judy Weil at ext. 241. 

Go to Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey's website, www.jfnnj.org for additional programs.