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September 2019

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Men’s Group

Today’s topic is “Jewish Sports Legends” with Barry Friedlander. Read on! →

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September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2019 Film Festival: “Elish’s Notebooks”

                      82-year-old Elisheva Rise passed away. As her children clear out her home, they find journals she secretly wrote to each of them documenting their lives from their birth until her last day. Every evening she would sit in her kibbutz home and write to her 7 children, whom she had never hugged nor kissed. Following the treasure she left behind, they embark on an emotional and painful journey, learning…

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October 2019

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Men’s Group

Today’s topic is “NC Against Gun Violence” with Wesley McMahon. Read on! →

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October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Men’s Group

The JCC Men’s Group is generally devoted to men who are retired and are looking for a meaningful social activity for relaxation, learning, and friendly interaction with men of similar age. Topic: Rabbi Greyber – TBA Future Men’s Group Meeting Dates and Topics: November 1 – George Baroff – Baroff Memoir November 15 – Gabrielle Berlinger – Jewish Folklore December 6 – Nancy Gordon (Joint) – Separation Anxiety December 20 – Gene Nichol- The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from…

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October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2019 Film Festival: “Awake Zion”

Awake Zion is a documentary that explores the surprising and unsuspecting connections between Rasta, Reggae and Judaism – through one woman’s beat-laden adventure into the meaning of identity. All the way back to the alleged sultry affair between the Jewish King Solomon and the African Queen of Sheba, Jewish influence is evident in the spiritual history of Ethiopia – turning up consistently in Rastafarian lifestyle and, inevitably, Reggae. Uniting Jewish and Jamaican musicians, scholars, and historians in a celebration of…

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November 2019

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Men’s Group

The JCC Men’s Group is generally devoted to men who are retired and are looking for a meaningful social activity for relaxation, learning, and friendly interaction with men of similar age. Topic: George Baroff – “Baroff Memoir” Future Men’s Group Meeting Dates and Topics: November 15 – Gabrielle Berlinger – Jewish Folklore December 6 – Nancy Gordon (Joint) – Separation Anxiety December 20 – Gene Nichol- The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens

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November 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Men’s Group

The JCC Men’s Group is generally devoted to men who are retired and are looking for a meaningful social activity for relaxation, learning, and friendly interaction with men of similar age. Topic: Gabrielle Berlinger – “Jewish Folklore” Future Men’s Group Meeting Dates and Topics: December 6 – Nancy Gordon (Joint) – Separation Anxiety December 20 – Gene Nichol- The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens

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November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2019 Film Festival: “Fence Your Best”

Haim Hatuel started piercing his kids at the age of 5. Today, they are Israeli fencing champions. It all started a day after his release from the army, when he saw an ad that changed his life. He was accepted into a fencing academy, a social sport initiative aimed at turning street kids into law abiding citizens who would go on to pursue a career. Over the next 45 years, Haim has built a fencing empire in Acre. Just before…

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December 2019

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Men’s Group

The JCC Men’s Group is generally devoted to men who are retired and are looking for a meaningful social activity for relaxation, learning, and friendly interaction with men of similar age. Topic: Nancy Gordon – “Separation Anxiety” (JOINT) Future Men’s Group Meeting Dates and Topics: December 20 – Gene Nichol- The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens

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December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2019 Film Festival: “The Law”

Born in France in the 1920s, Simone Veil (Emmanuelle Devos) studied politics at Paris’s prestigious Sciences Po until she and her family were deported to the extermination camps during World War II. Though she lost her parents and a brother, Veil managed to survive both Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, an experience that taught her to fight and which would prepare her for her battles for women’s rights in the decades ahead. After the war, she rose in the national government, becoming…

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December 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Men’s Group

The JCC Men’s Group is generally devoted to men who are retired and are looking for a meaningful social activity for relaxation, learning, and friendly interaction with men of similar age. Topic: Gene Nichol – “The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens” Future Men’s Group Meeting Dates and Topics: TBA

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