Wayne YMCA

Jewish Programs

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey


Monthly Special Events


A Tasty Tu B'shevat Seder
January 29, 12:00-1:00pm

Known as the New Year for the Trees, or the Jewish Arbor Day this holiday stresses our deep commitment to the environment.  We will discuss Tikkun Olam, Saving the World, as we feast on the seven species (wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranate, olive, date) as noted in the Torah.


Let's Celebrate Purim
February 25, 1:00-3:00pm

Come in costume, play games, win prizes, create an art project, watch a magic show and eat hamentashen!
Free and open to the community!


Adult Model Seder
March 21, 1:00-3:00pm

Join us as we come together for a pre-Passover Seder. 
Members:  $10   Guests: $15
Pre-registration required.


Have you Heard of Mimouna?
April 9, 5:00-7:00pm

A delicious way to celebrate the end of Passover by indulging in leavened foods like pizza, bread, and cookies in Morocco, Israel, and most Sephardic communities.


Ongoing programs

New! The Mystery of our History

This Spring we introduce a new series of lectures, "The Mystery of our History."  Was Alexander the Great, Morris "Two-Gun"Cohen, Leonardo da Vinci, David Frankfurter, Gaspar da Gama plus many other historical figures Jewish or not Jewish?  Join us as we delve into some little known personalities in Jewish history to study their heritage.  Dates to follow.

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

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  

January 15:  A special program in recognition of Martin Luther King Day focusing on "Black-Jewish Relations: Martin Luther King and Israel."

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.