Wayne YMCA

Jewish Programs at Wayne YMCA

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey

March Lunch & Learn Schedule (Mondays at Noon):

March 2: Ethiopian Jewish Experience – Zehava Tesfay, Head of Israeli Mission to UJA - Federation of New York: Come hear from Zehava Tesfay discuss her experiences in Israel and her work in the United States.

March 9: Purim Party – Dustin Hausner, Jewish Outreach and Program Director Wayne YMCA: Come have some snacks, listen to some music and learn a bit about the history and traditions of Purim.

March 16: ART OF AGING - Linda Poleyeff and Paula Rozner, Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey: A self-reflection program for living life with resilience and joy. An Interactive discussion about issues that matter to us as we age. You must RSVP in advance by emailing dhausner@metroymcas.org or calling 973-595-0100 ext: 241.

March 23: Jewish War Veterans – Col. Carl A. Singer, Ph.D: The Jewish War Veterans was founded in 1896. Come learn the history of the organization and experiences of Col. Carl A. Singer.   

March 30: Film Showing: G.I. Jews: Jewish Americans in World War Two ~ Come to watch the film G.I. Jews: Jewish Americans in World War Two tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous (director Mel Brooks, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger) and unknown share their war experiences: how they fought for their nation and people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.” Description from PBS.

These programs are sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.


Save the Date!  Purim Celebration, Sunday, March 8 from 1-3pm

All Year Long:

Basic Israeli Folk Dancing
Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30pm

Meet Dustin Hausner, the Y's new Jewish Community Outreach & Program Director


Dustin Hausner has been fortunate enough to work in a diversity of capacities. Dustin has worked for two New York State Assemblymembers and for multiple organizations such as the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education, the Rabbinical Assembly and the American Society for Yad Vashem. Dustin has been honored on a number of occasions including as a recipient of the Rockland Economic Development Corporation Forty under 40 Award and the Nyack Branch NAACP Award for Social Justice work. Dustin graduated with his Bachelors Degree at Hofstra University and received his Masters Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. Dustin is looking forward to offering fun and thought-provoking programming at the Wayne YMCA!

Community Youth Shlicha

Aya Adut - Community Youth Shlicha

Aya Adut 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! 


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Annual Community Chanukah candle lighting

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Annual Purim Party

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Senior Tu B'Shevat Seder

Senior Tu B'Shevat Seder

For more information about these events call Dustin Hausner at ext. 241 or email him at dhausner@metroymcas.org.

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