Throughout the year, the JCC holds holiday celebrations and commemorative events that are open to the entire community.
ADLOYADAH PURIM CARNIVAL | Sunday, March 17
Carnival is around the corner! The 50th annual community-wide Purim celebration will be held on Sunday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Uptown JCC. Bring the entire family for a fun-filled afternoon of food, music, games and activities for all ages. The “Human Hamster Balls” and giant slide are back, as are everyone’s favorite inflatables. Come enjoy delicious Middle Eastern delicacies and nosh on New York-style deli items. Grab a snowball or popcorn, and do not forget to take home a bag of the homemade hamantashen. Admission to the carnival is free and open to the community. A children's All Day Play Pass is $12, or $10 with a donation of nonperishable items for the Broadmoor Food Pantry.
YOM HA'SHOAH | Sunday, May 5
Local educators and Holocaust survivors to come together to create a program and memorial service designed to educate the public about the horror of the Nazi regime and to teach the importance of tolerance. Holocaust survivors take a leading role in planning the Yom Ha'shoah Memorial Program and providing living testimony about their own experiences in an effort to ensure that such crimes are never repeated.
YOM HA'ATZMAUT | Wednesday, May 8
Celebrate Israel’s birthday with music, folk dancing, and Israeli food. This JCC event, in cooperation with local synagogues and Jewish organizations, keeps growing and changing — just like Israel itself. In past years, activities have ranged from an Israeli version of Jeopardy to a symbolic tour of Israel that included Bedouin tents and a climbing wall topped by the mountain citadel of Massada. Yom Ha’Atzmaut gives the JCC the opportunity to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day with the entire community and educate the public on the Jewish Homeland.
Our annual Chanukah Celebration always features a fun, family-friendly concert by a popular Jewish artist or musical group. Past events have featured musicians as varied as David Broza and Craig Taubman to a cappella groups SIX13 and the Maccabeats. All ages enjoy the festive celebration and delicious Chanukah treats.
Watch and sing along to our 2019 Passover Program led by JCC's Kendra Siani and Touro Synagogue Cantor Kevin Margolius....
Educator of the Year was awarded to Paul Distler for the outstanding work he has done integrating Holocaust education into the curriculum at Cabrini High School....