The WAE Center’s Reader’s Theater class will be presenting “Gobble Gobble Ghost” on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:30am in the WAE Center Main Room.  It is a story about a turkey who was turned into a ghost.  The picture below shows the participants working hard on learning and practicing their lines for the show. The class is facilitated by Alexa Teebo.    

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  Sukkot 2019 (October 13-20, 2019) Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G‑d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-covered booth (known as a sukkah) and by taking the “Four Kinds” (arba minim), four special species of vegetation. Rabbi Moshe Rudin, from Adath Shalom in Morris Plains, came to lead the WAE Center members and staff  in the Sukkot celebrations.

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  Four students in the Wae Center’s Art of Photography class are taking a series of special self-portraits this month to share with their respective overseas pen pals.  Each of the students has a pen pal abroad.  Each has written a Halloween greeting which we are mailing today — to Germany, Russia, Thailand, and Japan.   In their correspondence this month the students have described in detail some of our American customs associated with Halloween, which may seem strange to a person of another culture.  At the same time, they’ve asked their foreign friends to tell them how this season is celebrated in their part of the world.    Maria’s card will go to Mamiko in Japan.  Grace is sending her Halloween greeting to Ratchada […]

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CONGRATULATIONS to Zak Z. who was selected to have his digital artwork shown in the Monmouth Museum 2019 Juried Photography Exhibit.  (https://monmouthmuseum.org/home/) The show was on display from September 15th through October 10th.  Zak is very proud and we are thrilled for him as well.  Please visit Zak’s website to see his work: https://waegallery.org/artists/zak-z/ With kind regards, Harry Klein, WAE Center Art Studio Manager

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We were thrilled to experience the work of Elizabeth Streb at the George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University (https://www.montclair.edu/galleries/).  In addition to being led through the exhibit “EXTREME: The PopAction Performance Art of Elizabeth Streb” by Art Gallery Education Coordinator Adam Swart, we also got to take in close to 30 minutes of a rehearsal that the troupe was having.  Alive, electric, dangerous, physical, and exciting the company tests the bounds of performance and extreme action in their performances.  Definitely check them out if get the opportunity: https://streb.org/ With kind regards, Harry Klein, WAE Center Art Studio Manager  

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