Wayne YMCA

Jewish Programs at Wayne YMCA

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00-8:00pm

We are joining together as a community, in partnership with the local synagogues, to hear the heartfelt presentation of survival by Erwin Ganz.  This event is taking place at Temple Beth Tikvah located at 950 Preakness Avenue in Wayne.


Tzofim Friendship Caravan    
August 14, 2019
Free for the community!

Lunch and Learn

Click here for a June Schedule

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 3:  Yom Yerushalim

Yom Yerushalim, or Jerusalem Day, is a holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the re-establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six Day War.  Hear about this holiday from our very own Israeli Shlicha, Aya.

June 10: NO Program

Today is the second day of the holiday of Shavuot, in which we celebrate the receiving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Traditional celebration includes staying up all night to learn Torah and eating cheesecake! 

June 17: Program TBD

June 24:  Unknown Artifacts

Join us for the last Lunch and Learn before summer break.  We'll revisit some old memories by watching video footage from our very own Jonathan Starr.

New Program!
Basic Israeli Folk Dance
Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Free and open to all


Meet the Y's Jewish Community Outreach & Program Director

Haley Chizever - Wayne YMCA Jewish Program Director

Haley Chizever worked for the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh before coming to the Wayne Y in November.  Haley will be working with all ages groups on creating a variety of fun and interesting Jewish programs for all! 


Community Youth Shlicha

Aya Adut - Community Youth Shlicha

Aya Adut has recently joined us this fall!  Aya will work 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 Haley Chizever at ext. 241 or email her at hchizever@metroymcas.org.

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