Upcoming Events


Sunday, March 22, 2020    2 PM

Molly Picon: A Yiddish Gem

 Star of Yiddish and Broadway Theater, Screen

and Television


                                 Presented by             

                     Dr. Diane Cypkin, 

                  Professor of media and 

                 communication arts at

                     Pace University

Join us for an afternoon of singing and storytelling.

This program is sponsored in part by a donation from Dean Ross.

$12 Members, $15 non-members






















Thursday night, April 2, 2020   7 PM

Spring into the


With Dr. Jay Levin, a relationship specialist with a Mars/Venus perspective.

 Bring your spouse, partner or come by yourself and join us for an enjoyable, interesting and entertaining evening. You’ll leave with a toolbox of helpful hints, tips and suggestions to help enhance your love, marriage and relationships

Dr. Jay Levin, a licensed psychotherapist, in private practice in specializes in marriage and couples counseling, child counseling and adult therapy. He is one of very few psychotherapists personally trained by Dr. John Gray, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.  He is a past president of the New Jersey chapter of a prestigious children’s therapy organization, and an active member of the Jewish Business Network.  Dr. Levin holds an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and advanced degrees from Yeshiva University and California Coast College.  He is private practice at Monmouth Focused Counseling Center in Colts Neck.

$8 members, $10 non-members


Sunday, April 5, 2020    2 PM

Film: Shalom Bollywood 

The Untold Story of Indian Cinema












This feature length documentary celebrates the          singing and dancing history of the world’s largest film industry. It reveals the unlikely story of the 2000 year old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry.  


When Indian cinema began 100 years ago it was taboo for Hindu and Islamic women to perform on screen, so Indian Jewish women, who were more liberal and progressive, took on female lead roles, which they then dominated for decades. However, because of their stage names people thought they were Muslims or Christians. Until now….

SHALOM BOLLYWOOD tells its tale through the lives of nice Jewish girls who became icons at the heart of Indian cinema from the turn of the 20th century to the  present day.

$10 members, $12 non-members


Sunday, April 19, 2020   2 PM

Growing Up Jewish in Rural New Jersey
A Talk by William Agress
Willaim Agress returns to the Museum to
present the story of his parents and
grandparents who lived in Perrineville. His
talk will include the forming of the
Perrineville Jewish Center, farming in the
Monmouth County area including Roosevelt,

and how Perrineville was at one time

 a mini “Catskills.”

$10 members, $12 non-members

Sunday April 26, 2020    2 PM

A Living Artist and her Work

A Talk by Artist Leora Asa

Leora Asa, a native Israeli and long-time Monmouth County  resident has been represented in many local and national exhibitions. Long inspired by Cezanne, Gaugin, Chagall, and Klimt, Leora is proficient in a variety of uniquely stylized landscape, still life, and abstract art forms. Yet her range of artistic  endeavors reach far beyond the canvas.

Her eclectic style can be seen in custom designed handmade rugs, exquisitely  detailed wall hangings and assemblages, and murals for any application.


$10 members, $12 non-members

Sunday, May 17, 2020   2 PM

Yom Hashoah Program

Anne Frank, The Anne Frank House and 








A Talk by Dr. Dienke Hondius

Dr. Hondius is a prolific publisher of books and           articles on anti-semitism, racism and World War II. 
She is also an advisor and staff member at the Anne Frank House, where she helped create the first                traveling exhibit entitled, The Anne Frank House in the World of 1929-1945.  


$12 members, $15 non-members


Sunday, May 31, 2020   2 PM

 A Journey from the Rabbinate to Cabaret Singer







Deborah Zecher has been singing all her life, primarily in the synagogue.  In 1995, she was invited to be a guest speaker at a local synagogue, but asked if she could do a musical program instead and a new passion was born!

Join us for an enjoyable afternoon of song. 


$15 members, $18 non-members

Sunday, June 14, 2020   4:30 PM

From Gershwin to Glass




A Concert by the 
Bravura Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

performing compositions by 

 George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Karl Goldmark, and Philip Glass


$18 members, $20 non-members, $12 students 
Sponsorship: $75
 (includes two reserved seats plus name in program)


William Agress
Leora Asa
Dr. Dienke Hondius
Dr. Jay Levin

A Cabaret Concert

performed by

Rabbi Deborah Zecher

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