Wayne YMCA

Jewish Programs at Wayne YMCA

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey


October Events:

Songs for the Inspired Soul
October 5, 8:30pm
In collaboration with Chabad of Wayne, the Y invites you to a unique multimedia concert.  Written as if a grandfather is sharing his memories with his grandson, this program also brings together film and the classical music of a string quartet to create a space where past and present join and uplift the soul. Don't miss out on this special High Holiday program.  Purchase tickets online here.

Sukkot Celebration with Jewish Drum Tales
October 16
Sukkot is a time of great joy and unification. What better way to rejoice together than through music! Join us to get a taste of the true bliss this holiday holds through a unique and interactive music and rhythm program appropriate for children and adults of all ages.

October Lunch & Learn Schedule (Mondays at Noon):

October 7:  Sukkot Holiday discussion with Aya

October 28:  What are the differences between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews?  A lively discussion led by Rabbi Mark and Maurice Kamo.

November Events:

Israel Film Festival
Monday, November 4, 7:30pm
"Love in Suspenders"
Purchase Tickets
lm Trailer

An Evening of Food & Conversation: Cuisine of the Mountain Jews
Date TBD
In partnership with COJECO Blueprint Fellows join us to taste the delectable cuisine and culture of the Jews from the Caucasus Mountain region. These dishes are infused with history as well as flavor. Join us to learn more about the flavors of this unique part of the world.

Sunday, November 24
Donate New & Gently Used Baby and Children's clothing

Donation Bin conveniently located in the Y's Lobby

December Events:

Jewish Book Fair
December 12, 13, 15
Finish up your Chanukah shopping at the Y's annual Scholastic Book Fair with books and gifts for all ages!

Annual Chanukah Carnival
December 15
Join us for a multi-generational Chanukah celebration full of carnival games, crafts, food, and fun!

Wayne Township Community Chanukah Candle Lighting
December 23
Please join us for the fifth annual Wayne Township Community Menorah Lighting at Town Hall. There will be music, dancing, and of course jelly donuts!

All Year Long:

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











Lunch and Learn

A lunchtime workout for the mind entering its 28th 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 

Programming will resume in September.

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


Welcome back Judy Weil, the Y's Jewish Community Outreach & Program Director

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.