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.



J-Adults Summer Sampler
Get a sneak peek and sample some of the great programs and events coming to the J this fall.


J-DAYS: Yiddish Club "On the Road"

The JCC and Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley have partnered for an afternoon of connection and outreach at Country Meadows of Allentown. Experience the joys of Yiddish through music and discussion.  Whether you only know a few words or are a fluent Yiddish speaker, all are welcome to enjoy music, fun, fellowship, stories, and more.  Light snacks will be provided.  Participants must pre-register with the JCC and complete volunteer forms prior to the event.

Tuesday, July 25  |  2:30pm - 3:30pm
Country Meadows Retirement Community of Allentown
410 N Krocks Rd, Allentown, PA 18106

Price: Free

J-AMP: What Matters Most - Making the Best Choices for Medical Care

Whether you are planning ahead or facing difficult decisions right now, this program will give participants insight into making intelligent and informed choices about medical care. The session will address the choice of hospice and/or palliative care for serious illness, as well as, making the choices for medical care that match your values throughout your life.

What is J-AMP? J-AMP is a 12-session course that includes expert speakers, group discussion, and provides 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 faiths. The next 12-session series will begin on September 11 at the JCC. Save $20 when you register for the J-AMP fall session on or before August 3.

Class instructor, Jenni Levy, MD, FAACH, is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Care. She is a Fellow of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare and has 30 years of experience, including a decade as medical director of a non-profit hospice. She has special training in relationship-centered communication, motivational interviewing, and end-of-life communication.

Thursday, August 3  |  2:00pm - 3:30pm
Price: $10  |  JCC Members: $6

J-ARTS: Writing Workshop

Ever wonder how far a notebook and pen can take you? Join Studio G. owner and instructor, Gretchen K. Furst, for a writing workshop and find out! This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to write creative, fictional, or autobiographical pieces. Whether your interest lies in crafting a story never told before or creating a written legacy of the life you live, this workshop can help you start your journey. Participants will be given fun and inspiring writing prompts, time to write, and the ability to share tidbits of their work with fellow writers.

Gretchen K. Furst is an Allentown Arts Ovation Award winner and co-author of Made from Scratch: Tales of Women Who Take the Cake. Not only is Gretchen a local teacher and actress at Civic Theatre, but she also teaches writing through her business, Studio G.

Bring a notebook and a pen or pencil.  Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, July 27  |  Choose from Two Sessions:
1:30pm - 3:00pm  |  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Price: $18  |  JCC Members: $14


J-ARTS: Healing Gemstone Bracelet Workshop

Choose from a beautiful selection of different gemstones with various healing properties to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet for you or to give as a gift. Guided instruction and materials are provided for each participant to create the project from start to finish. Materials and Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, August 14  |  1:30pm - 3:00pm
Price: $22  |  JCC Members: $18


J-ARTS: Sculpted Cell Phone Amplifier Workshop

Create a beautiful and useful, low tech accessory for your cell phone. The amplifier works without wires or batteries and holds your phone while amplifying the sound. Great for listening to music or books. The project uses primarily slab construction. Guided instruction by Artists at Heart instructors and materials are provided for each participant to create the project from start to finish, including glazing. Projects will be taken back to the Artists at Heart Studio for drying and firing.  Pieces are delivered back to the JCC in 4-6 weeks. 

Monday, August 14  |  6:45pm - 9:00pm
Price: $34  |  JCC Members: $28


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 summer for a fun and refreshing cocktail class. 

Lehigh Valley Style voted “Best Bartender” in the Lehigh Valley, The Dime’s own Lucas Heckenberger, will take you through the history of cocktails, one taste at a time. In a JCC exclusive event, Lucas will dazzle and delight each attendee and guide the class through 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, August 28  |  5:00pm - 7:00pm
At The Dime Restaurant, 12 N. 7th Street Allentown, PA 18101
Price: $48 | JCC MVP: $38

Craving more? Mark your calendar for the next J-Gourmet event: Wine and cheese tasting at The Dime on Monday, October 2 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.


New York City 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


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 (4/3 - 6/30)
10:00am - 11:00am

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 (4/3 - 6/28)
11:00am - 12:00pm

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 (4/3 - 6-29)
12:00pm - 1:00pm


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 (4/4 - 6/29)
11:00am - 12:00pm

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
(4/5 - 6/30; No Pickleball 4/12, 5/31)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Price: $4/Day | JCC Member Value Price: Free

Aqua Yoga
A certified instructor will guide the class through balance and gentle stretching poses.
Fridays (4/7 - 6/30)
11:00am - 12:00pm


Yiddish Club
Experience the joys of Yiddish. The group meets weekly to discuss topics like cooking, politics, humor, music and all kinds of entertainment in the Yiddish language. All are welcome to join this lively, weekly discussion. There is something for everyone no matter if you know a few words, or are a fluent speaker. Enjoy fun, fellowship, stories and more. Coffee and cookies served.
Tuesdays (4/4 - 8/29)
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Price: Free


Join other adults for an afternoon of mahjong, chess, checkers and more. Gather your friends and make new ones. Tables will be set up.
Wednesdays (4/5 - 8/30)
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Price: Free

Contact Amy Sams for more information about Adult Programming at 610.435.3571 ext. 182 or

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