The JCC & Temple Israel

Invite you to the 2014 Annual Passover Seder

To be held on the 1st night of Passover

at the Jewish Community Center


Monday, April 14, 2014

Seder Begins at 6:00 pm


Enjoy a warm and interactive Seder.  Gather around the table with

 family & friends.  Enjoy a full Passover meal.


Please return reservation with payment to the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA), 60 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; attention:  Barbara Sugarman 


Reservations are required.  

Your payment is your reservation.


The Passover Seder will be led by Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Temple Israel.  Please call and let us know if you would like to take part in the Seder. 

Meal prepared by Steve Arnovitz.


Senior Adults $28.00              

Adults $32.00   

Children (under 12)  $12.00   

Children under 4 free



 For more information, contact Barbara Sugarman at 570-824-4646.

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ZUMBA Returning to the J

ZUMBA classes are returning to the JCC starting on Tuesday, February 4.   Classes will be held every Tuesday at 7:00 pm and Sunday mornings starting at 10:30 am.  Classes will be taught by Michelle Berley.
Michelle, 23, has been a certified ZUMBA instructor since 2011.  She has taught classes at several facilities and participated in ZUMBA-thons.  She has a background in competitive gymnastics, dance and cheer leading, giving her the ability to design fun, yet challenging ZUMBA classes.
Michelle was a 2012 graduate of Temple University where she studied Criminal Justice.  She was also a member of the Temple University Cheer Leading Team, and was captain for the 2010-2012 seasons.  Currently, Michelle works  at The Magnolia Project, a program of Volunteers of America, which is a mentoring and leadership development program for 9th-12th grade girls.  She will be graduating with a Masters Degree from St. Joseph's University in Criminal Justice and Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2014.
For more information on ZUMBA classes, please contact Bill Buzza at 570-824-4646, ext. 232.

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Wilkes University Partners with JCC to Offer Classes

Wilkes University and the Jewish Community Center are partnering to offerenrichment classes for adults during the Spring 2014 semester.  The courses will cover several topics of interest including political science, pottery and technology tutorials.  The upcoming class is described below:

A technology tutorial course, "Smart Phones, Social Media, and Internet Safety" will teach participants how to use some of the lesser-known functions of smart phones and how to effectively use social media to communicate and share with friends and family.  Participants also will learn how to protect themselves online.  Jason Wagner, programmer for strategic initiatives at Wilkes, will teach the class.  This course will be held on Wednesdays from March 5 through April 9 at the JCC from 6:30-7:30 pm.  The cost is $30.00.

For more information, please contact Wilkes University Office of Continued Learning at 570-408-5615 or call Barbara Sugarman at the JCC at 570-824-4646.


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