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Cultural Events

Whether you are looking to be inspired, learn more about Jewish culture or be entertained – the Katz JCC is the perfect place to attend one of our special cultural events! We are home to a nationally recognized Jewish film festival, and arts & culture festival as well as a destination for prominent Jewish literary, cultural and political personalities who engage and motivate. All of our events provide you the opportunity to socialize and expand your knowledge.

Cherry Hill Volvo Cars Jewish Film Festival

For over 10 years, our film festival brings the best in Jewish films in a variety of genres to South Jersey with guest appearances by directors, writers, actors and producers.  Join us Thursday, September 7, 7pm for Best Beyond the Fest Film Screening: The Pickle Recipe in our Social Hall.

There’s also plenty of time to enter the Jewish Youth Film Festival Contest, for those in 1st through 8th grade.  Submission deadline is Sunday, March 11, 2018.

Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture

Katz JCC Cultural Events: Gourmet Wine & DineThis prestigious week-long event was established over 25 years ago. Best-selling authors, entertainers and public figures who have appeared at our festival include: Madeline Albright, Andy Cohen, Alan Dershowitz, Ted Koppel, Daniel Silva and Elie Wiesel. Save the date for this year’s festival: November 5-12, 2017.

A Night in the Katzkills

The JCC and Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. invite you to join us for a trip down memory lane to the Borscht Belt!
Enjoy an evening of entertainment with Joan Rivers impersonator Helene Masiko and live Big Band Music by Kosher Jazz.  Proceeds benefit the JCC’s adult meal program. This event will take place Sunday, June 11, 4-6pm at the Katz JCC. RSVP by June 5 to Suzanne at 856-424-4444 x1226, Michele at x1119 or purchase tickets online. LIFE & LEGACY ™ donors, to receive your complimentary tickets, please contact Mike Staff at 856-673-2528 or

Summer Author Event: An Evening with Siggy Flicker

Real Housewife of NJ Siggy Flicker returns to her roots in South Jersey! Siggy will speak about life on the set of a hit TV franchise and finding your self worth as discussed in her book, Write Your Own Fairy Tale: The New Rules for Dating, Relationships, and Finding Love On Your Terms. This event takes place at the Katz JCC, Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 pm – 9pm.  General Admission: $20, VIP Admission: $40, includes a meet-and-greet at 6:15pm. For more information, please contact Sabrina Spector at or purchase tickets online.

Gourmet Wine & Dine at the Katz JCC

This Kosher food and wine extravaganza features top chefs from the Philadelphia and South Jersey area. The event promotes an understanding of different cultures, enlightens participants’ palettes and expands their knowledge of world cuisines.

Join us for this year’s annual Gourmet Wine and Dine! This event is a kosher food and wine extravaganza highlighting top chefs from the Philadelphia and South Jersey region. This cultural celebration features a feast, ethnic music, and regional Jewish heritage, and is a complete dining experience that promotes an understanding of various cultures by enticing attendees’ palettes.

This year’s Gourmet Wine & Dine will feature the cuisine of Todd Van Wagner, Chef de Cuisine of Tria Taproom, Philly’s hangout for wine and beer. Chef Van Wagner will be preparing a BBQ-inspired menu that will bring you back to fond memories of your Bubbe’s brisket.  Cocktail hour starts at 5:30pm and dinner follows at 6:30pm. Cost is $85 per person.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Katz JCC Adult, Cultural and Judaic Department. They help fund daily meal programs for hundreds of seniors, provide social and recreational programming, and support transportation that enables seniors to remain independent and active.

For more information, contact Sabrina Spector at or (856) 424-4444, x1108. You can also purchase tickets online.


The Forum

An interactive and engaging night of Jewish Learning is an incredible night to celebrate Jewish teachings and life. During this night, dozens of classes will be offered by community educators, clergy, and learning enthusiasts will fill the night with a wide array of topics. Try one of the many hands on interactive classes such as Jewmba (Jewish version of Zumba), Beer and Chocolate Tasting, join a Babka cooking demonstration, or take part in an engaging discussion.

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