Wayne YMCA

Jewish Programs

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey


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.

Mondays at 12:00pm 
Members:  Free 

June Lunch & Learn Schedule:

June 4: It’s a Playdate!
Did you know Barrel of Monkeys was invented by Jewish Toymakers? Or, that Curious George was the brainchild of two Holocaust survivors? Join us for an intriguing look into the Jewish influence on toys and toy companies.

June 11: The Power of Speech—Part 2
Judaism recognizes the power of speech: both in terms of building a person up, and conversely, in its ability to completely destroy someone’s life. Join us for a fascinating 2-part
conversation led by Rabbi Meeka Simerly, Temple Beth Tikvah, as we explore our tradition’s take on the ethics of speech. The series concludes on June 11.

June 25: The Wisdom of Maimonides—Part 1
Favorite presenter Emily Schuman, poses an accessible introduction to the life and wisdom of the famous twelfth-century philosopher-physician Moses
Maimonides, whose prolific writings on medical and religious issues, commentaries on Jewish texts, and writings on Jewish ethics and law profoundly influenced Judaism. Part 2 continues on Wednesday, June 27.

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 candle lighting

Annual Purim Party


Tzofim Friendship Caravan

Coming back in August 2018!  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.