Friendship Circle

 

Friendship Circle holds a weekly gathering for adults 50 years and up. All are welcome to enjoy lunch and a program. Programs vary and often include musical entertainment, special speakers, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Friendship Circle is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others in the community.

Gatherings are every Monday 11:30am - 2:00pm (Fall - Spring) and include a lunch and a program. Doors open at 11:30am, lunch begins at noon, and program begins at 1:00pm.

Price for lunch and program per person: $10
Price for lunch and program per Friendship Circle Member: $7

Annual Membership Fee: $30
Special Annual Membership Fee (in honor of the JCC's Centennial Year): $23

2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE   

FEBRUARY
 

February 4

Oldies & Elvis Musical Performance: Jeff Krick
 
Jeff Krick is an award-winning Elvis tribute artist. 
 

February 11

Short Film Viewing and Discussion: Award-winning Yiddish short "Der Kish" - The Kiss
 
 
Dan Poresky, JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Series  President will show this short film and lead a group discussion.
 
February 18
Musical Theater: Stagemakers Peter Pan Jr.
  
Enjoy musical performances from Stagemakers Peter Pan Jr. at the JCC.
 
February 25
“The Journey of a Torah” with Speaker Jeanette Eichenwald
  
 
The story of a Torah scroll as it was saved from Nazi Germany and crossed the ocean to a new home.
 

MARCH

March 4

Special Visit: The Cold Nose Lodge
 
The Cold Nose Lodge luxury dog center will be visiting with some of their furry friends! Enjoy some pet therapy and entertainment.
www.coldnoselodge.com
 

March 11

Performance: Jewish Day School Choir 
 
The Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley Choir will perform various songs. 

March 18

Performance: Glenn Miller Music 
 
Glenn Miller will perform various songs. 

March 25

Performance: Allen Chorale Music 
 
Allen Chorale Music (Brandon Remp) will perform various songs.

APRIL

April 1

Ronnie and Gerry Gessie Duo
 
An exciting musical show with a good attitude. Gerry and his wife Ronnie perform good-natured comedy, music, and entertains with audience interaction. 

April 8

Hands-On Activity: Paint and Create with Kristina Cole, owner of Paint of Mind LLC
 
Create a 12X16 masterpiece to take home.  Just bring your creative mind, and be ready to relax and be entertained.  No experience needed.  
 

April 15

NO FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE: Nearly New Sale
 
 
There will be no Friendship Circle on this day. Please visit our Nearly New Sale instead!

April 22

NO FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE: Passover
 
 
There will be no Friendship Circle on this day. Have a Happy Passover.
 

April 29

Ron Goosley Smooth Jazz Sax
 
Ron Goosley, the original saxaphone player for the group Jay and the Techniques will play for us here at the JCC.

MAY

May 6

Musical Performance: Muhlenberg Chaimonics
 
The A Capella group will entertain us with a variety of songs at the JCC. 

May 13

Musical Performance: Flutations
 
The Allentown-based flute choir will entertain us with a variety of songs at the JCC.

May 20

Musical Performance: Dieruff High School Jazz Ensemble
 
 
Allentown’s own Dieruff High School Jazz Band directed by Frank Disimoni will perform. The Jazz Ensemble has performed at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fischer Hall in Lincoln Center.
 

May 27

NO FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE: Memorial Day 
 
There will be no Friendship Circle on this day. Have a Happy Memorial Day!

JUNE

June 3

Special Program: George Fennell and the Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra
 
A special concert with the Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra conducted by George Fennell.
 
More great programs to come! Please check back for upcoming events.
 

For more information, contact Amy Sams at [email protected] or by calling 610.435.3571 ext. 182.

 

PAST PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

Parkland High School Strolling Strings

Art demonstration and discussion with local artist and JCC Gallery co-chair, Lisa Fraenkel 

Coloring Klatch

Speaker: Dr. Melissa Hakim

Speaker and Demonstration: Wellness Discussion

Laugh it Up with Mary Starshine

Speaker: Rotem Bar, Israeli Cultural Emissary

Special Program: Hanukkah Luncheon

Storytelling Presentation: Cooky Notis presents "The Kosher Nostra, Jewish Organized Crime"

Bagels and Bingo
 
Board Games and Brunch
 
Speaker Julie Knight,  Planning for Long Term Care
 
Activity: Get With the Beat! Fun With Drumming and Music 
 
Special Holiday Program: Intergenerational Tu B'Shevat Seder
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