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JCC of Central NJ to Host University Lecture Series

Jill Callahan

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 • 3:28pm

The fifth annual University Lecture Series at the JCC is back from Sunday, February 23 through Thursday, May 8 at the JCC, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains.

The JCC’s lecture series is intended as a vehicle for intellectual conversation and stimulating debate. This year’s series includes two author visits and a Music Appreciation series. The first lecture, on Sunday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. features Avi Cohen, co-founder of portable uplink solutions company LiveU. He is followed by David E. Kaufman, author of Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m., author and journalist Harry Rosenfeld will share his experiences from his book From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman. On Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30, Meg Jacobs, visiting Associate Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University will present Panic at the Pump: America in the 70s. And then on Thursday, May 8 also at 7:30 p.m., Michael Kownacky and Ted Otten will speak about the change in the dynamics of family life, priorities and tastes through the lens of theater and music. Added to the University Lecture Series this year is Music Appreciation intended to give listeners a deeper and greater understanding of all forms of music.

These classes will be held on Thursday, April 3, Tuesday, April 8, Thursday, April 17 and 24 all at 7:30 p.m. The University Lecture Series is open to the community.

Please check www.jccnj.org for full descriptions of all programs and ticket pricing and purchase. If you have any questions, please contact Simone Klein at 908-889-8800 x214 or sklein@jccnj.org. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs. 

 

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