Thursday, April 18 at 12 noon
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the birnk of transformation. On the last night of 1937 twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of NY society - where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of NY's social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, "Rules of Cvility" won the readers and critics alike.
The next JCC Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 18 at 12 noon. Call Barbara Sugarman at 824-4646 to make a reservation. Book is available at Barnes & Noble King's Wilkes-Barre Store on South Main Street. Be sure to mention the JCC to receive your discount.
YOM HA'ATZMAUT FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
The Jewish Community Center invites you to us at the Luzerne County Court House on Thursday, April 26 at 10:00 am.
Joi with UHI students and community dignitaries to raise the Israeli Flag and to further our celebratio for Israel's 63rd birthday.
Call Barbara Sugarman at 824-4646 for more infomration. Transportation will be available from the JCC.
2013 JCC Samuel Harrison Memorial
Slo-Pitch Softball League
Hold the date of Sunday, May 5, 2013 for the JCA Dance-a-thon to be held at the JCC's Day Campsite. The Dance-a-thon will be held from 11:00 am-2:00 pm under the direction of Jodi Nogin, JCC Dance-A-Thon Director and Rob Friedman, JCC Camp Chairman.
The event will include a fun fitnes day for all age groups, healthy snacks and fruit, raffles throughout the event, camp tours and special events during the program. All proceeds will be used for JCC Camp Scholarships.
DJ Entertainment will be provided from optimum Entertianment. For morei nfomraiton or to be part of the event, contact Rick Evans at 824-4646.
JCC Book Club
"Songs From the Movies" presented by the Crooners and the Croonettes
Unwind, relax and listen to some cool music. Hum along to the music that you remember.
Thursday, May 9 at 5:00 pm, $6.00 pasta dinner to follow
Watch for more information. Any questions, see Bob Capin, Sheldon Spear or Eleanor Grant. Reservations requested for dinner.
2013 Yom Hashoah Commemoration
The JCC Yom Hashoah Commemoration Committee
Chaired by Attorney David Schwager & Constance Stern are pleased to announce….
2013 Yom Hashoah Commemoration
Please join us in the observance of Yom Hashoah, a day of remembrance for the 6 million Jewish people who lost their lives during the Holocaust. During this annual commemoration, we will pay our respects to those who perished, honor those who survived and prayed for a future free of hatred and prejudice.
YOM HASHOAH SERVICE
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Jewish Community Center
60 South River Street
“THE FINAL VICTORY”
The story of Felix Zandman is an incredible tale of how a small Jewish boy who survived the holocaust in a grave-like shelter, pulled himself together and achieved a life of fame and success in business, science and industry. Dr. Zandman is a world renowned scientist whose inventions in the field of stress measurements and electronics greatly contributed to science and industry. This documentary also depicts the tales of other heroes. The movie narrates the story of Felix’s personal victory, survival in spite of the Nazi’s attempt to murder him, to the foundation of a major multi-national company name “Vishay” after his grandmother’s birth place. (This film was donated to the JCC compliments of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.)
Members of Temple Israel, Temple B’nai B’rith, Congregation Ohav Zedek Synagogues and United Hebrew Institute Day School will take part in the memorial service. Second generation survivors will light candles and share family stories. A memorial torch will be lit at the end of the service.
Yom Hashoah Essay Contest winners’ presentations will follow the service.
Everyone is urged to attend.