Food N’ Fun: Purim Party

Food N’ Fun: Purim Party

Food N’ Fun: Purim Party Monday, March 6 | 12:00 PM | $36 | Bender JCC, 6125 Montrose Rd. Rockville, MD Come together with joy, celebrating the Purim holiday with CoA! Includes: •Kosher Middle Eastern cuisine (Beef & Chicken Kebabs, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Hummus with Chickpea Ragu, Hamantashen and more) •Hamantashen and other sweets •Live […]

CoA Excursion: Kinky Boots at The Olney Theater

The uplifting Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit by superstar Cyndi Lauper lands on the Olney Theatre Mainstage in spike heels and ready to strut.

CoA Excursion: 2-Day Fun & Fabulous Overnight Trip to NYC!

CoA Excursion: 2-Day Fun & Fabulous Overnight Trip to NYC!Hosted by Coming of Age Adult ProgramsWednesday – Thursday | March 22-23, 2023 | $895/pp Double Occupancy; Add-On: $100 for Single Occupancy Room8:00 AM Pick-Up: Bender JCC8:30 AM Pick-Up: Leisure WorldHighlights include:• Broadway’s Funny Girl (Orchestra Seats)**Starring Lea Michelle and Tovah Feldshuh**• Museum of Broadway- Just […]

J Talks: A Tribute To Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch was an award-winning writer and composer, who believed in the power of music to bring people together. Through stories and songs, our guest singer, Gilda Solve, will pay tribute to this beloved and talented man.

J Talks: Becoming Jewish- Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn

The public personas of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe were constructed, but when they converted to Judaism, the change for both women was personal and profound. Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn draws parallels between the actresses’ identities as Jewish women and Warhol’s exploration of their celebrity through his image-making.

J Talks: A Pickle Problem- American Jewish Nostalgia and the Deli Revival

In recent years, there has been a nostalgic resurgence of interest in the Jewish deli menu. As Prof. Rachel B. Gross explores in her new book, Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice

Passport J: Virtual Tour of Jewish Cuba

Experience the island nation of Cuba as we step back to a land frozen in time – so close, yet decades away; a Jewish community dedicated to its heritage across half a century of isolation and prevalent atheism.

Cinema J Matinee @ Leisure World: Farewell Mr. Haffmann

Occupied Paris, 1941: all members of the Jewish community are instructed to come forward and identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweler Joseph Haffmann, fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee François Mercier the chance to take over his store until the conflict subsides.

Cinema J: Farewell Mr. Haffmann

Occupied Paris, 1941: all members of the Jewish community are instructed to come forward and identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweler Joseph Haffmann, fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee François Mercier the chance to take over his store until the conflict subsides.

Cinema J: Schachten

As a child, Victor witnessed the merciless killings of Jews by Nazi cavalry in a snowy rural field. His mother and little sister were murdered at the Mauthausen concentration camp. He never forgot. Now, two decades later, Victor is a successful businessman in Vienna, but he still carries that burning resentment and desire for justice within him.