Wayne YMCA

Jewish Programs

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey


Monthly Special Events


APRIL 9:  LUNCH & LEARN:  “When Enough Isn’t Enough” (part 1) w/Emily Schuman: 12-1 pm

APRIL 9:  MIMOUNA: 5-7 pm - 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.

APRIL 11:  YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION/ Survivor’s Story + Movie “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”:  7-9:30 PM

APRIL 16:  LUNCH & LEARN:  “The Power of Speech” w/Rabbi Meeka: 12-1pm


APRIL 23:  LUNCH & LEARN W/ Shir Ben David: 12-1pm

APRIL 30: LUNCH & LEARN: “When Enough Isn’t Enough” (part 2) w/ Emily Schuman: 12-1pm

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 

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.

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.