SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Given the current environment, the JCC of Central NJ has taken the difficult step of postponing its spring Jewish Film Festival, which was scheduled to run April - May.

"While we are confident that this is the right and necessary decision, it was nonetheless a heartbreaking one," Randi Zucker, Director of Arts, Culture & Jewish Programs, JCC of Central New Jersey. "As a small consolation, 7th Art Releasing, one of our film suppliers, has shared a free link to 70 Hester Street, one of their most popular short films (click here). It is a sweet and welcome break from all the pandemic news."

In addition, the JCC continues to compile Arts & Culture recommendations on its Virtual JCC page. Tune in tonight to two virtual programs: Unpacking the Book at 7:00 p.m. and Brain Breaks at 8:00 p.m. Details are on the page. Be sure to check back periodically for updated content!

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"Now more than ever, it’s so important to bring our community together – even though it’s virtually," Zucker added. "We will miss seeing you at the Film Festival and our other Arts & Culture events this spring but look forward to the time when we can all gather again. A deep and heartfelt thanks for your continued patronage and support. Stay healthy and strong!"

The JCC of Central New Jersey (1391 Martine Ave.,  Scotch Plains) is a not-for-profit social service agency committed to serving both the Jewish community and the community at large. Our mission is to provide social, recreational, educational and cultural programs and humanitarian services for individuals and families through all phases of life. We are committed to affirming and strengthening Jewish values, fostering an appreciation of our heritage and identity and nurturing leadership. Our JCC is a dynamic center for Jewish life. We offer a vital and welcoming home away from home for our members and our guests. There's something about this place.