Jewish Life

The Center for Jewish Living offers innovative perspectives on the texts, culture, and history of Judaism as only the JCC can. We understand that Jewish life encompasses the mind, the body, and the spirit. Our classes and programs span the globe and the range of Jewish experience, inviting you to deepen your knowledge and your intellect and nourish your soul with the best of Jewish learning, culture, and spiritual practice.

Antisemitism in NYC 2021: What's Really Happening? (Virtual)

Reports of increased antisemitic harassment, vandalism, and violence in this country have members of the Jewish community concerned. What is really going on? And what can we do about it? Moderated by Andrew Silow-Caroll, editor-in-chief, The New York Jewish Week, with speakers from the Mayor's Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes; ADL NY/NJ; and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. Hosted in partnership with the New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA).

Anti-Semitism in America

White supremacy. Racism. Anti-Semitism. Are the Jewish people a special case? How is anti-Semitism connected to other hatreds in 2019 America, and how is it different? Join a moderated conversation with Derek Black, who relinquished his white supremacy upbringing as told in Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist; Dove Kent, expert in racial justice and anti-Semitism and former executive director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice; and Eric Ward, longtime civil rights strategist who, after years spent advancing racial justice and minority rights at the Ford Foundation, now serves as executive director of the Western States Center. Moderated by Ilana Kaufman, director, Jews of Color Field Building Initiative.


Lessons from Paris: Anti-Semitism Today

The horrifying attacks in Paris highlight fears about the resurgence of both European and global anti-Semitism. How is the current climate different from Europe of the 1930s and 40s? What does our New York Jewish community need to understand about these implications for us? Join Deborah Lipstadt, one of the nation's foremost experts on modern anti-Semitism, with Jane Eisner, Editor in Chief of the Forward for a timely and important conversation.

Faithfully Feminist

"Why do you stay?" It is a common question women are asked in relation to their faith, especially women who claim a feminist identity, membership in a particular religious tradition, and practice their faith in spite of gendered challenges. Join us for a special evening with Jennifer Zobair, Amy Levin, and Gina Messina-Dysert, the editors of the book, Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay. They will discuss the book and their own individual faith journeys and will be joined in conversation by several Jewish, Christian, and Muslim feminists whose essays are featured in the book. For more on the book visit Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York, The Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue at JTS, Union Theological Seminary, and the Muslim Community Network.

The Living Legacy of Dr. King: Leading a Social Responsible Life

A day of study and action on Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, honoring Dr. King’s vision and his hope for a world of nonviolence and social justice. Explore how each of us can embody these values in our lives as New Yorkers and as Jews.