Wayne YMCA

Jewish Programs at Wayne YMCA

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey


OCTOBER Lunch & Learn Interviews on Monday at 12pm:

Lunch & Learn is sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. Attendance is free and open to the community.

October 5: The Matzo Project Ashley Albert co-founder of The Matzo Project Learn about this artisanal Matzo business that shares delicious flavorful Matzo around the world.

October 5: Yesteryear Wear & Oy Vey Steve Gold, Founder of Yesteryear Wear: Learn about a clothing line that presents nostalgia of the Catskills and Brooklyn. Also learn about a new line called Oy Vey.

October 12: Who was Ernestine Rose? Bonnie Anderson, Author. In the book The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer. Bonnie Anderson introduces you to Ernestine Rose and her work on Women’s Rights, Ending Slavery and Freethought Movement.

October 19: Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey Richard Polton, Historian, Author, Lecturer: Learn about the work of the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey and local history.

October 26: Murray Bookchin & Institute For Social Ecology Professor Chaia Heller, Board member of the Institute For Social Ecology, Author: Learn about Murray Bookchin a American social theorist, author, historian. Did his Judaism effect his theories and what is social ecology?

October In-Person Programming:

Lunch & Learn is sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. Attendance is free and open to the community.

October 6-8: Sukkah at Wayne YMCA At the Wayne YMCA we will have reservations available for you to stop by our Sukkah. The times will be from 10:00am-4:00pm for each day. You will get a brief History of Sukkot, come inside the Sukkah for some light snacks and able to prayer with the four species. If you are interested in coming please let me know.

October 26: History & Impact of The Golem - Dustin Hausner, Jewish Outreach & Program Director Dustin Hausner has been fascinated by the Jewish Folklore tales of The Golem ever since he was little. Learn about the most famous stories of The Golem and it's culture impact on Jewish & American Culture. The program will be at 12:00pm.

October 28: In-Person Community Chat with Natalie Gillett –Natalie Gillett, Dietician Natalie Gillett is a regular speaker at many of the YMCA programs over the years. This chat she will talk about healthy foods and answer questions you may have about good eating. The program will be at 1:00pm

Celebrate Sukkot at our Sukkah

Watch informative and educational videos on the Metro YMCA of the Oranges YouTube Channel. You can click on this link to access the videos.

All Year Long:

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

Meet Dustin Hausner, our Jewish Outreach and 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 Bachelor's Degree at Hofstra University and received his Master's Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. Dustin is looking forward to offering fun and thought-provoking programming at the Wayne YMCA!

Annual Community Chanukah Festival & Menorah Lighting

Annual Purim Party



Tu B'Shevat Seder & Kids Program

Lunch & Learn Programs

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.