Current Exhibition

An exhibit on the History of Northern New Jersey Ys and JCCs, titled RememberingYDays, opened on October 28, 2018 and will run through January 2019.


Remember rushing home from school to get your homework completed because there was always something happening at the “Y”?  We rehearsed for a play, took an art class, had a BBG or AZA meeting, had a scout meeting, needed a swim, played a sport or just wanted to hang out in the lounge playing ping-pong and checking out the opposite sex. We’d walk through the halls and see the Golden Age Club members not realizing we would be them one day. The Panther Club was in rehearsal, parent groups were organizing holiday events and others were involved in music or dance lessons. Everything was there under one roof and we loved it!

“Return with us to those days of yesteryear” by visiting the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey during our “Y Days” exhibit celebrating the Y’s and JCC’s of Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties. The exhibit features photos, documents, the time capsule from the Wayne ‘Y’, and other memorabilia.  Visitors are welcome to visit on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 11am to 3pm.



The above left image is of ye olde YM-YWHA in Paterson and the above right image is of the former YM-YWHA in Passaic.

A life-saving class at the Paterson YM-YWHA

Upcoming Meetings

Annual Meeting – Board and Advisory Board
Speaker: Darren Boch, Superintendent, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 10:00 am

17-10 River Road, Suite 3A
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone: 201-300-6590