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Adult Learning


Classes and Group Activities

For more information or to register, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman,, 203.487.0983


Want to stimulate your brain power?
Brain Fitness offers games and puzzles in a casual setting to inspire confidence and exercise your brain. Come join us and explore playful ways to reach your personal goals. Led by Jami Fener, LCSW, Program Coordinator, JTT and Brain Fitness, Schoke Jewish Family Service. Light refreshments.

Introductory sessions:
Monday, Sept. 11, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Learn to Play Canasta
You’ve been asking so here’s your chance – Learn to play from an expert.

Mondays, 1 – 2 p.m., Dates TBD
Members $25, Community $35 (5 lessons)


Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Learn to play this classic game from our resident mah jongg masters. All levels welcome. Participants will need to bring a 2016 National Mah Jongg League card.

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1 – 3 p.m., Dates TBD
Member $25 / Community $35 (5 lessons)


Games & Gab
We welcome you to bring your game of choice - bridge, Scrabble, canasta, mah jongg, etc. or drop in to join a game (if openings available).

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Free of charge. All are welcome.


Learn to Crochet
Always wanted to learn how to crochet? Now in only three sessions you can learn how to crochet a scarf or hat. Taught by Madeline Field. Limited capacity.

Tuesdays, 1 – 2 p.m., Dates TBD
Member $24 / Community $30 (3 sessions)
plus cost of materials (purchased separately)


Interested in Needlework?
The Kesher chapter of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework now meets at the JCC! When members of the Pomegranate Guild sit down to stitch, they are reviving Jewish traditions through their work with textiles. Meetings are a rich blend of needlework, culture, tradition and religious practices as they relate to Judaic textiles. In the Jewish tradition, an item created by an unrecognized stitcher is as esteemed as one created by a master artisan. The Guild recognizes this tradition and encourages membership, beginner and professional, women and men alike. For more information, please email or visit

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10


AARP Smart Driver Course
Reservations required.

Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 6, Nov. 15
AARP members $15 / All others $20


Jewish Journeys

Click here to register online.

The JCC wants to help make your Jewish Journey meaningful. From our Israeli Schlichut Program to classes and events, holiday celebrations and even our summer program, Day Camps@The J, we are committed to strengthening Jewish identity and creating a connection between Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel. Click here.

Neshama Yoga
Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality. Learn Torah and move your body, mind and soul in ways to deepen your awareness and connection to ancient wisdom through a modern lens. No prior experience needed. Suitable for all fitness levels. Created and led by Jackie Tepper.

Fridays, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 15 (No classes on Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Nov. 24)
Member $190 / Community $ $220 (10 sessions)


Israel Programs
To register or for more information, contact Yael Stolarsky, our JCC Israeli Shlicha at 203.487.0961 or

Boker Tov, Israel!
Join Yael Stolarsky, our JCC Israeli Shlicha, as we explore Israel’s politics, innovations, society, culture, and values through discussion, interactive presentations, and videos.

Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sundays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Thurs. Oct. 19 & Sun. Oct. 22: The Women of Israel

Thurs., Dec. 14 & Sun., Dec. 17: The Puzzle Pieces of the Conflict

Thurs., Jan. 25 & Sun., Jan. 28: The Sticker Song: Israel from Bumper to Bumper

Thurs., Feb. 15 & Sun., Feb. 25: Silicon Wadi

Thurs., March 15 & Sun., March 18: The Building of the Country

Thurs., April 26 & Sun., April 29: A Jewish & Democratic State

Israeli Film Series
Join us throughout the year for award-winning films direct from Israel. Following each film, Yael Stolarsky, JCC Israeli Shlicha, will lead us in a meaningful discussion. All films are shown at the JCC.

Thursday, December 21 • 7 p.m.
Someone to Run With
This Israeli film is based on David Grossman’s novel. Assaf is looking for the owner of a lost dog on the streets of Jerusalem. The dog’s owner, Tamar, a gifted singer and guitarist, has come to Jerusalem in search of her brother, who fell in with a dangerous crowd. A tale of adventure, finding the strength to overcome fears, true friendship and love.

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Labor Day

Fitness center & gym open 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. JCC administrative offices closed. Join us for the Give a Child a Jumpstart 10th Annual 5K/10K Run/Walk Click here to register today! Check back for group fitness class offerings.