Adults at the J

Adults at the J events are geared towards adults who are 18 years and over. Enjoy fun group outings to sporting events, shows, and museums. Enjoy behind-the-scenes culinary events and a variety of programs that promote personal enrichment, enhancement of new skills, creative expression, and social connections.

For more information, or to register for events, please call 610.435.3571 or stop by the JCC Welcome Desk.

 

ARTS & CULTURE 

Gallery at the J Exhibits

The Gallery at the J hosts exhibits of various media approximately every eight weeks. Opening receptions are the first day of each exhibit and run from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. These are free and open to the community and include refreshments and live music by the duo, Just So featuring Jon Fields and Mickey Freeman.

10/19 - 12/15: Barbara Barbour, photographer and Pat Delluva, printmaker

J-ARTS: Creative Writing Workshop

with Gretchen K. Furst of Studio G.

This writing class includes both creative non-fiction story writing to capture life's moments and memories on paper as well as creative fiction writing to exercise the imagination. Participants will experience weekly writing prompts and activities during class as well as "homework" writing assignments to complete during the week and to share each week in class. This is not English class! This is story writing, fun writing activities, poetry, legacy writing, and sharing. It's for any writing level. See how far pen and paper will take you!

Tuesdays, 12:45pm – 2:15pm (November 14 – December 19)
Ages: 18+ | Price: $120 | JCC Member Price: $88

J-GOURMET: In Search of the Perfect Cocktail

Join other foodies looking for a unique and fun experience right in our own backyard. Come to The Dime this December for a fun and refreshing cocktail class. 

Experience the history of cocktails, one taste at a time in this JCC exclusive event. Learn about classics and new trends in the cocktail scene. Attendees will get the chance to design and make an original cocktail using ingredients provided in an “Iron Chef” style competition.

Two-hour class includes all beverages, hors-d'oeuvres, and a swag bag from The Dime including recipe cards, a special cocktail takeaway gift, and discount coupons for the shops in the Hamilton Street District. Limited spots available. This event is for adults 21+ only.

Hungry? The Dime is offering our J-Gourmet class participants a 10% discount coupon towards dinner if they’d like to stay and dine after the class.

Monday, December 18  |  5:30pm - 7:30pm
At The Dime Restaurant
12 N. 7th Street Allentown, PA 18101
Price: $48 | JCC MVP: $38

 

Author Series at the J

Join us for engaging presentations and discussions with acclaimed authors. Each event will include brunch.

This program was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The Word Mavens
For more than 15 years, The Word Mavens have schlepped around the country to schmooze with communal organizations and share their insights from years of researching and writing about Jewish life. Now they’ll be here to talk about their new book, “The Whole Spiel,” which was an award winner in the Pennsylvania Press Club’s 2017 Communications Contest. It took First Place in the humor category. Join them for brunch and a talk. They’ll be so farklempt.

Sunday, October 29  |  10:30am - 12:30pm
at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley
Price: $10 | JCC Members: $7

Rebecca Einstein Schorr
Recent Jewish Book Award winner Rebecca Einstein Schorr will discuss her book, “The Sacred Calling: Forty Years of Women in the Rabbinate” and “This Messy Life,” a blog she created after becoming a reluctant stay-at-home mom. Meet the author and mingle with friends at a brunch preceding the event.

Sunday, November 19  |  10:30am - 12:30pm
at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley

Price: $10 | JCC Members: $7

NYC Bus Trip: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Your day includes private deluxe motor coach transportation to and from New York’s Theatre District and a ticket to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the rear orchestra area of the theatre.

Sunday, December 3  |  8:00am - 9:00pm
Rear Orchestra Price: $200 | JCC Members: $165

Artisan Craft Fair

Look no further for the perfect gift! The JCC’s Artisan Craft Fair features hand-crafted works by artists from here in the Lehigh Valley and elsewhere. Ceramics, jewelry, clothing, textile art, woodworking, mosaics, prints, and more - there is something for everyone. Contact Monica Friess for more information at 610.435.3571 or mfriess@lvjcc.org.

Sunday, December 10  |  10:00am - 5:00pm
Price: Free

FITNESS & WELLNESS

Aqua Jogging
Aqua Jogging is a unique exercise class that used aqua belt flotation devices to allow the swimmer to run in place in the water. This exercise is designed to help improve strength, endurance, and cardiovascular health through non-impact water resistance methods.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (9/6 - 12/29)
10:00am - 11:00am
No Class 9/22, 12/25

Aqua Arthritis
Water is a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. Our Aqua Arthritis class follows the American Arthritis Foundation format and is a great way to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. The gentle activities in warm water, with guidance from a trained instructor, will help you gain strength and flexibility.

Mondays, Wednesdays (9/7 - 12/27)  |  11:00am - 12:00pm
No Class 12/25

Silver Splash
Activate your urge for variety! Silver Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required, and a Silver Sneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance, and coordination.

Mondays, Thursdays (9/7 - 12/28)  |  12:00pm - 1:00pm
No Class 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23

Aqua Aerobics
Water aerobics is often considered a low-intensity workout program appropriate only for pregnant women or the elderly. However, water aerobics actually offers multiple benefits for swimmers of any fitness level. Aqua aerobic exercise can help increase your energy, flexibility, stamina, and strength.

Tuesdays, Thursdays (9/5 - 12/28)  |  11:00am - 12:00pm
No Class 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23 

 

Pickleball
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. The game is played with a paddle and a wiffle ball on a short court. No prior experience is necessary. Equipment will be provided.

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (9/13 - 12/29)
12:30pm - 2:30pm
No Pickleball 9/21, 9/22, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23

Price: $4/Session | JCC Member Value Price: Free

Aqua Yoga
A certified instructor will guide the class through balance and gentle stretching poses. 

Fridays (9/8 - 12/29)  |  11:00am - 12:00pm
No Class 9/22

Jewish-Focused Aging Mastery Program®: J-AMP
The Jewish-focused Aging Mastery Program is a 12-session program that includes expert speakers, group discussion and various levels of mastery aimed at improving the aging process. The 12 session course covers subjects such as exercise, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, advance planning, healthy relationships, medication management, falls prevention, and community engagement. J-AMP incorporates Jewish perspectives on aging and addresses living fully the rest of our lives. The course is for adults of all ages and all faiths. Read more

Mondays, 9/11 - 12/18  |  2:00pm - 3:30pm
No Class 10/2, 11/6, 11/27

Full Program Price: $109 | JCC Members: $89
Individual Class Price*: $16 | JCC Members: $12

*Any payments made for individual sessions will be deducted from the Full Program Package price if the participant chooses to register for the Full Program Package before the start of the 3rd session. 

J-DAYS

Your very own “Connection Corner at the J.” Join other adults to experience similar interests. For the fall we will have Yiddish and Games. This is a time to connect with others. The JCC will provide the space and light refreshments. Register for the year and participate in as many of the weekly activities as you would like.
JCC members get free unlimited access to activities all year long.

Click here for a full list of weekly activities.

$5/season  |  JCC Members: Free
or register for a full year: $18/year

 

J to Go: Yiddish Club “On the Road” at Atria Senior Living

A few times a year the JCC Yiddish Club and Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley partner for an afternoon of connection and outreach in the community. Participants must register in advance at the JCC and complete volunteer forms. All are welcome. You do not need to be a JCC or a J-Days member to participate. 

Tuesday, October 24  |  2:30pm - 3:30pm
at Atria Senior Living
1745 West Macada Road Bethlehem, PA 18017


Contact Amy Sams for more information about Adult Programming at 610.435.3571 ext. 182 or asams@lvjcc.org.

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