Adult Programs

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

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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 Dr. Toby Lazarus, Schoke Jewish Family Service Brain Fitness Program Coordinator. Light refreshments.
Mondays, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Series #1:
Sept. 9 – Memory and Language
Sept. 16 – Memory and Organization
Sept. 23 – Memory and Attention

Series #2:
Nov. 4 – Memory and Recall
Nov. 18 – Memory and Perception
Nov. 25 – Memory and Logic

Member $20 / Community $25 (3 sessions)
Member $8 / Community $10 (1 session)


Learn to Play Canasta
You’ve been asking, so here’s your chance – learn to play from an expert.
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
Dates TBD
Member $18 / Community $24 (3 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 2018 National Mah Jongg League card. 

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 12 – 3 p.m.
Dates TBD
Member $36 Community $42 (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).

Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 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.

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


Interested in Needlework?
The Kesher chapter of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework 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, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


AARP Smart Driver Course
Reservations required.

Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sept. 11, Nov. 6
AARP members $15 All others $20



Jewish Journeys
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.


NEW! Taste of Torah
Featuring the Parsha of the Week Join us every Friday for a discussion on the Torah portion. Our conversation will focus on the timeless life-lessons of our tradition, gleaned from both traditional and modern commentaries. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. Led by Jonathan Fass, Elaine and James Schoke Jewish Family Service. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Fridays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 27


Conversation Salon
Join us for a bimonthly salon, in the Jewish tradition, that provides an opportunity to participate in conversations that run the gamut from conversations about local community issues to discussions of the many dilemmas facing the Jewish and larger community here and in Israel. Facilitated by community members. Sponsored by the JCC, The Jewish Historical Society and Stamford Hadassah. Light refreshments.

Tuesdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 17, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, Dec. 17
$5 per session


Gallery @ The J
A gallery space at the JCC featuring local artists and their artwork, with rotating exhibits every two months.

Upcoming exhibits:
Sept. and Oct. “Poetics of Structure”
Paintings by Susan Peyser

Wine & Art Exhibit Opening:
Thursday, Sept. 5 • 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a reception with painter Susan Peyser.

Nov. and Dec. Mixed Medium:
A Walk Through Color and Design
Mixed media artwork by Anita (Kandi) Wasserman

Wine & Art Exhibit Opening:
Thursday, Nov. 7 • 6 p.m.
Join us for a reception with mixed media artist Anita (Kandi) Wasserman.


Neshama Yoga
Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality. These two systems of ancient wisdom share much in common. At their core, they provide the practitioner access to the pathways to connect with G-d on a deep, spiritual level. No prior experience needed. Suitable for all fitness levels. Led by Jackie Tepper. To register or for more information, contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or

Fridays, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 6 (No class Nov. 29)
Member $247 / Community $286 (13 sessions)




Israel Programs


Israeli Film Series
Join us throughout the year for award-winning films direct from Israel. Following each film, there will be a discussion.
All films are shown at 7 p.m. at the JCC.

Thursday, Dec. 5 • East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem
Suggested donation $5

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Erev Sukkot

JCC open regular hours, after 4 p.m. for casual use.* *Regular enrichment classes are not scheduled on Jewish holidays so as not to exclude those individuals who cannot participate. Private swimming lessons, drop-in group fitness classes and