Arts and Culture Events



Dinner & Discussion with Author Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

  • Sunday, February 25
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
  • At Congregation Brith Sholom, 1190 Macada Rd., Bethlehem, PA
  • Price: $36/family
  • JCC Members: $18 per family

Reservations may be made at 
or by calling JFLV at 610-821 5500In partnership with JFS, JFLV, JCC, and Congregation Brith Sholom.

The event is a dinner and discussion with author Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer. Her new book "The Little Gate Crasher" tells the story of her great uncle Mace Bugen, who lived in Easton and was somewhat of a local celebrity in his day. An achondroplastic dwarf who stood 43" tall, he may have been the first "photobomber." In the 1950s through the early 1970s he managed to have himself photographed with many top celebrities of his day including Muhammad Ali, Mickey Rooney, Dr. Jonas Salk, Jane Russell, Joe DiMaggio, Jack Benny, Isaac Stern, and so many more. The book presents an astounding array of these photos. Price includes dinner.

RSVP by February 15.

J to Go: Yiddish Club “On the Road”

  • Postponed to Tuesday, March 6
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • at Luther Crest Senior Living
    800 Hausman Road Allentown, PA 18104

A few times a year the JCC Yiddish Club and Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley partner for an afternoon of connection and outreach in the community. Participants must register in advance at the JCC.  All are welcome. You do not need to be a JCC or a J-Days member to participate. 

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