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Gaelen Center for the Arts

Something for everyone . . . Close to home!

Our Gaelen Center for the Arts features professional performances of the highest caliber in the Maurice Levin Theater, community arts programs, and art classes led by experienced instructors in professional studios. Each season is filled with fascinating and entertaining events for all ages.

For more information, contact Carol Berman, 973-530-3421, cberman@jccmetrowest.org.

Order Tickets Here

www.boxofficetickets.com/jccmetrowest


Looking for information about

Triple Threat Theater Camp?

Click HERE!


Visit our new JCC Maccabi section for more information on the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest

 


JCC Book Group

 

March

The Invisible Wall, 

by Harry Bernstein

Thursday, March 13, 7:30 PM

 

 

A gripping coming-of-age memoir of Bernstein's childhood in a poverty-stricken and religiously divided mill town in northern England before and during World War I. Home to both Christian and Jewish families, the street where Bernstein grew up was defined by the strict social and vocational segregation of the two religious groups. Bernstein deftly narrates the tale of his sister's forbidden love for a Christian boy from the other side of the street. From the perspective of his boyhood self, Bernstein offers a glimpse into a family riven by poverty, sibling jealousies, and an abusive, alcoholic father, yet held together tenaciously by a caring mother. In the tradition of Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes. (Library Journal Review)

 

 

 

Check out our School of the Arts


Children's Production Company Auditions

PETER PAN AUDITIONS FOR TUESDAY HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY same times. Wednesday is on as scheduled, though please check in with the JCC before you come- we hope to see you there!

Click HERE for more information

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Special Needs Services Homepage

JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services

A Community of Opportunity

Socialization •EducationRecreation • ChildrenTeensAdults

All new participants need to schedule an intake interview before registering.  To schedule an intake interview, or for additional information about our programs, please contact:

Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3478 or rgallanter@jccmetrowest.org

or

Jessica Walder, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or jwalder@jccmetrowest.org

Please contact Robin Cohen, Program Administrator at 973-530-3422 or rcohen@jccmetrowest.org for additional information or to register for a program. 


 

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We Have What You're Looking For...

We serve diverse populations and welcome people of all backgrounds to join us.

  • We are a warm and friendly community.
  • We offer programs, activities, trips, resources, referrals, workshops, respite, and support.
  • We are open seven days a week, all year long.
  • Morning, afternoon, after school, and evening options available.
  • We provide inclusion for all ages as well as self-contained opportunities.
  • We are creative and will work with you - let us know what your needs are.
  • Real Life Choices / SDDS Approved Provider State of New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

 


Participate in JCC Life to the Fullest

■ Life skills and programming
■ Adaptive aquatics
■ Sports and recreation
■ Personal training
■ Summer camp and summer programs
■ After school enrichment
■ Jewish education
■ Community events
■ Social skills training

JCC Membership is not required. We work on a fee-for-service basis.

Ask us about community service volunteer opportunities for teens and adults!

VIEW OUR CLUB JCC 2013-14 NEWSLETTER!

 

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~Early Childhood Camps

Your Child’s First
Real Camp Experience
Close to Home

All the fun and experiences of
a “big kid’s camp” close to home!

Young Adult and ChildJCC MetroWest Early Childhood Camps open the world of camping to your child while building independence, confidence, and self-esteem.

Our camps are specifically designed for your child’s age group:

Camp Katan (2s) provides a safe and secure environment with experienced, nurturing staff guiding your child’s first experience in a summer camChild with Racketp environment.  This very special program includes music, arts & crafts, water play, and Shabbat.

Camp Yeladim (3s) fosters more independence within a nurturingenvironment as your child grows.   Instructional swim, gym, lunch, special events, and theme weeks round out the day’s schedule, which may be extended with enrichment programming.

Camp Gadol (4s, 5s) offers “the big kids on campus” a world of activity. Daily instructional swim, sports specialties (t-ball, soccer, tennis, basketball, and more), karate, yoga, drama—all with experienced camp staff on the grounds and in the comfort of the Cooperman JCC building.  Shabbat, lunch, special events, and theme weeks too.

For more information, contact us at 973-530-3479 (smartin@jccmetrowest.org).

Come Spend the Summer with Us!
 

 

Summertime Xtras

Before/After Camp Care

Our before & after camp care is designed to meet the needs of families who need a more flexible schedule.
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Post-Camp Programs

Weeks 9 & 10
Don’t Let the Summer End So Soon! JCC MetroWest 2 post-camp summer fun options!
Find Out More →


School Year Fun

The Parent Place

Connect, Grow, Learn!
Find Out More →

Preschool & Kindergarten

Be a Part of Our School
Find Out More →

Kids Club

The Place to Be Afterschool
Find Out More →

Vacation Programs

When School is Out – the JCC is In!
Find Out More →

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~Summer Camp

 

Play. Learn. Explore

JCC MetroWest Summer Camps

2 Years–Grade 12

JCC MetroWest Camps are the place to play, explore, meet new friends, and learn life skills.

  • Creative and Nurturing
  • Full-Time Professionals
  • Safe, Comfortable, and Caring Environment
  • Before and After Camp Care Available
  • Weekly Themes
  • Fun and Games

Have your child experience a summer of fun and walk away with a lifetime of memories.

Call or eMail us today!

973-929-2901
camps@jccmetrowest.org

Come Spend the Summer with Us!


Summertime Xtras

Before/After Camp Care

Our before & after camp care is designed to meet the needs of families who need a more flexible schedule.

Post-Camp Programs

Weeks 9 & 10
Don’t Let the Summer End So Soon! JCC MetroWest 2 post-camp summer fun options!
Find Out More →

NJ "Y" Camps

Exceptional Jewish Sleep-Away Camps
Find out more! 

Israel/International Opportunities

Living Bridges with Israel
Find out more!

Early Childhood Camps

Your Child’s First Real Camp Experience
Ages 2-5
Find out more!


Camp Deeny Riback

A Summer of Fun – A Lifetime of Memories
Ages 3-1/2- Grade 10
Find out more!


Exploration Camps

Explore a New World Every Day!
Grades K-5
Find out more!


Triple Threat Theater Camp

Acting, Dance, Song – All Summer Long!
Grades K-3 & 4-10
Find out more!


Club JCC Special Needs Programs

Enhancing the Lives of Children, Teens, and Adults with Special Needs
Grades PreK- Age 21
Find out more!


School Year Fun

Kids Club

The Place to Be Afterschool
Find Out More →

Vacation Programs

When School is Out – the JCC is In!
Find Out More →

Special Events & Programs

This Month's Events

Passover Food Drive
Food will be donated to the West Orange Food Pantry

In Partnership with Caring Hearts Home Care of NJ
Tuesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 10
Clean your house for Passover and drop off your "chametz" to:
•JCC MetroWest-760 Northfield Ave, West Orange
•West Orange Town Hall-66 Main Street, West Orange
•West Orange Public Library-46 Mt. Pleasant Ave, West Orange
Press Release
Contact: Katy Strulson 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

JCC Triathlon 2014

Sunday, April 6
7:00am – 12:00pm
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange
Swim, bike, run at our third annual indoor Triathlon.
Contact: Sharon Tobey, 973-530-3407 (stobey@jccmetrowest.org)


Celebrate with the Community

View events that are happening in the Greater MetroWest area on the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ community calendar.

Looking Ahead...


Mitzvah Marathon

Thursday, May 1
5:30pm–7:30pm
$18 per family in advance • $25 per family at door
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange
Support your children and JCC MetroWest in their week-long Mitzcah Marathon and join them at the Finish Line celebration! There will be dinner, fun, and opportunities to do many mitzvot!
Visit our First Giving page at: www.firstgiving.com/jccmetrowest/mitzvahmarathon
Contact: Katy Strulson, 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

Mother's Day
Shopping Madness

Sponsored by the Fundraising Committee
of the Early Childhood Department

Friday, May 2
9:00am–3:00pm
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange
Variety of vendors • Mother's Day gifts
Teacher gifts • Jewelry • Judaica • Apparel for all
Decorator selection • and much more!
Contact: Grace Kaplan, 973-530-3468 (gkaplan@jccmetrowest.org)

Kids Triathlon

Sunday, May 4
Athlete or non-athlete, all are welcome to participate in this event!
Contact: Sharon Tobey, 973-530-3407 (stobey@jccmetrowest.org)

L'Dor V'Dor • From Generation to Generation
JCC MetroWest Gala

Tuesday, May 6
6:30pm
Crystal Plaza | Livingston
Elaborate cocktail and dessert reception.
For reservations and Tribute Ad Journal information contact: Diana Ackerman, 973-530-3938 (dackerman@jccmetrowest.org)

Ante Up
for JCC MetroWest

Proceeds to benefit JCC MetroWest
programming and events

Wednesday, May 14
7:30pm • Happy Hour
8:00pm–12:00am • Poker Tournament
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange
Go "All-In" for a great night of Poker!
$180 Buy-In
Terrific Prizes • Great Food
Click here to register or make a donation
Contact: Katy Strulson, 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)
for more information

Stuff the Bus

Thursday, May 22
JCC MetroWest | West Orange
Contact: Katy Strulson 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

Blood Drive

Thursday, May 29
JCC MetroWest | West Orange
Contact: Katy Strulson 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

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Our School

Our Schools

Who We Are

Learning is everywhere and we weave it into your child’s day in a nurturing, friendly, and safe environment that will prepare your child for the academic challenges ahead. We build self-awareness and self-esteem through a special ethics and values curriculum in an enriched environment full of language, reading, math, science, art, music, and fun.

Our Location

Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus
760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

Come visit us today!

For more information, contact Michael Reisman, Director at 973-530-3479 (mreisman@jccmetrowest.org).

Our Facilities

Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus
• Full sized gym
• Two indoor heated pools
• Three outdoor playgrounds
• Large indoor play space
• Art facilities
• Theater performances
• Enrichment classes

Our Sharon & Stephen Seiden Early Childhood Center
• Bright and airy classrooms
• Library and teacher resource area
• Full Kitchen
• Dedicated, covered drop-off and pick-up area

Our Staff

Our Early Childhood staff are a group of caring, experienced educators committed to your child’s growth in our program. We believe in on-going training, maintain the highest standards in Early Childhood education and strive to provide the best program in an exciting, creative atmosphere. Plus, the JCC MetroWest swim and gym professionals guide our aquatics and physical education activities in the full-sized gym and indoor heated pools.

 

 

 

 

 


Nursery School
Part-time & full-time options 2-4 years

• Professional Certified Staff
• Hands-on Emergent Learning
• Sports & Fitness Instruction
• Swimming Instruction (3s, 4s, & Kindergarten)
• Judaic programming
• Indoor/Outdoor Play
• Math
• Reading
• Science
• Art
• Music
• Computer Skills
• Social Responsibility

Full Day Kindergarten
Child must turn 5 by Dec 31.

Extended Hours Available

 

PJ Library Signup

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Aquatics Home

Aquatics_Swim_School

 

View The Current Pool Schedule Here

We proudly offer

  • Professional instructors trained through the American Red Cross.

  • Learning made fun in a secure environment.

  • A balanced program that teaches swimming skills and how to be safe in the water.

  • A comprehensive swimming and water safety program for everyone in the family-from infancy to adulthood.

View our AQUATICS brochure. [pdf]  

Sign up for our Aquatics Splash Flash Newsletter

 

Already have a JCC Aquatics School Account?

Our Pools

  • 25 yard Helen Messing Memorial Pool (graduated depth 3.5 ft. to 9 ft.)
  • 25 yard Ken Heyman Memorial Pool (4 ft. depth)

Comments

We want to hear what you think!

Give us feedback on classes, programs, special events, customer service, or anything else that matters to you.

Contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org.

 

 

 

 

Registration for Summer Swim Programs Opens

Monday, April 28 @ 8:00am

Guest Registration Opens Monday, May 5 @ 8:00am

View/register for aquatics school classes from the list below

Parent/Child Classes

Preschool Classes

Grade School Classes

Adult Aquatics

American Red Cross Classes


Employment Opportunities

Click here to view aquatics employment opportunities

 

 

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Announcements and Program Updates

 


 


Announcements and Program Updates


FOR THE LATEST PROGRAM/INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATES, PLEASE CONTACT OUR INFORMATION LINE, 973-530-3998


CLUB JCC 2013-14 NEWSLETTER 

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR WINTER/SPRING SESSION IS ONGOING!  - REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID BEING CLOSED OUT!  REGISTRATION ONGOING FOR ADULT DAY PROGRAM!

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP 2014 TODAY!  TEEN TRACKS TRAVEL, EC (EXPLORATION CAMP) + ME INCLUSION PROGRAM AND MUCH MORE! 

UPCOMING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:   Monday, April 14:  JCC closes 3:00 pm, Adult Day program in session, no evening programs.  Tuesday, April 15:  JCC CLOSED in observance of Passover.  Wednesday, April 16 through Tuesday, April 22:  Adult Day program in session, no evening programs.  All programs resume normal schedule on Wednesday, April 23.   JCC Administrative offices closed April 15 and 16, April 21 and 22.

   NEXT ADULT SUNDAY, Sunday, April 27, 2014.  Ages 18 + . Preregistration required.  Dropoff 1:00 pm for lunch and bowling at Hanover Lanes, 119 Route 10, East Hanover, pickup 4:00 pm SHARP.  Fee includes lunch/admissions.  Additional spending money optional/on your own.  Intake interview required for new participants.  

NEXT TEEN SUNDAY, Sunday, April 27, 2014.  Ages 13-18.  Preregistration  required.  Lunch/Miniature Golf location TBA.  Dropoff 1:00 pm, pickup 4:00 pm SHARP.   Fee includes lunch/admissions.  Additional spending money optional/on your own.  Intake interview required for new participants. 

NEXT JUNIOR SUNDAY , Sunday, April 27, 12:30-3:00 pm.  Preregistration required.  Crafts, Music, Jewish Culture, Recreational Swim. Ages 5-18.  Intake interview required for new participants. 

NEXT ADULT SUNDAY DANCE, Sunday, June 8, 2014 HAWAIIAN LUAU!  Adults 18 and over.  Live DJ, giveaways, games, pizza, snacks, soft drinks.  $14 admission per person at door.  Cooperman JCC, West Orange, 6:00-8:00 pm.  

NEXT TEEN / ADULT SATURDAY NIGHT, Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Wacky World of Science at Cooperman JCC, West Orange.  Dropoff 6:45 pm SHARP, pickup 9:45 pm SHARP at Cooperman JCC.  Admissions, staffing included.  Preregistration  required.  Intake interview required for new participants.

    IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE TO DANCE-A-THON 2014:  GREATEST CARNIVAL ON EARTH!!  Contact us at 973-530-3998 today!  Donate now via www.firstgiving.com/rebeccagallanter

Join our e-mail list to receive the latest updates on new programs and to receive our 2013-14 Club JCC Newsletter.  Something new is always happening here at Club JCC!  

Club JCC Adult Day Program (ages 21+) is in operation FIVE days per week!  The JCC is an approved Real Life Choices/Self-Determination provider through the NJ Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD) / Easter Seals NJ. 

   Please visit our Club JCC Webpage for our latest newsletter:  http://jccmetrowest.org/clubjccnewsletter

Please call 973-530-3478 to register or arrange for an intake interview.         

     IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, CONTACT 973-530-3998 for information on closings or cancellations.

      ONGOING REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS, SPACE PERMITTING.  CONTACT US TODAY FOR AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT!  

 

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Shabbat Stop

New Date!

Shabbat Stop

November 20, 2011

10:15am

JCC MetroWest Parent Place, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange

$18 per family

During the week we work, play and go to school. Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest. We will explore the customs, traditions and ritual items of Shabbat, while reading books with related themes. Young children will enjoy creating their own special box filled with everything needed to celebrate Shabbat at home.

Click here to download the flyer.

dlichtenberg@jccmetrowest.org; 973-929-2936

Information about Shabbat

What is Shabbat?

Shabbat for Families

Challah in a Hurry

Challah Recipe

Our Program Partners

The Shabbat Box
Every week someone in Ira's class gets to take the Shabbat box home from school. When it is finally his turn, he loses the box on the way home from school. He and his mother work together to create a new Shabbat box.
We will create our own Shabbat Box and learn about the items that will go into our boxes.
Sammy Spider's First Shabbat
Sammy watches as Mrs. Shapiro and Josh get ready for Shabbat. While he watches them braid the challah he braids his own web.
We will braid our own challah babies and create challah covers to be used at the Shabbat table.
My First Shabbat Book
Explore the vibrant pictures of the symbols and customs of Shabbat. This book depicts the day of rest, visually.
We will create our own tzedakah boxes and talk about different family customs and traditions.
Dinosaur on Shabbat
The lovable rhyming dinosaur delights everyone! In this book he spends Shabbat and learns the rituals of Havdalah, the end of Shabbat.
As our class comes to a close, we will explore the rituals of Havdalah and create our own special spice balls.

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