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 

 

J-ARTS: Adult Mosaics Class

  • Fridays (4/20 - 6/1)  |  1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Price: $144/session  |  JCC Members: $114/session

In this class you will learn all the skills needed to create your own beautiful mosaics. Instructor Cindy Schneider will teach participants how to safely handle glass and how to use appropriate glass cutting tools. Whatever your art level, Cindy will support and encourage you to grow as an artist and designer. Get ready to have fun and enjoy this relaxing, creative, form of expression. All materials are included in this course.

J-ARTS: Pottery Class for Adults

  • Wine Bottle Chiller/Holder:  Tuesday, 5/1  |  6:30pm - 8:30pm  |  Price: $46 | JCC MVP: $30
  • Mug with a Handle: Thursday, 5/10  |  1:00pm - 3:00pm  |  Price: $46 | JCC MVP: $30

Register for both workshops and save: Price: $84 | JCC MVP: $56

Calling all wine and coffee lovers! Choose from two different workshops or enjoy both. Join us for one or both! Virginia will guide you through step by step in making a beautiful and useful piece of pottery you can be proud of. Make pottery to take home or to give as a gift. Workshops include all expert instruction, materials, glazes, firings and refreshments. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Gallery at the J Exhibits

  • 3/15 - 5/4: Carole Rose
  • 5/10 - 7/6: Jim Schmoyer & Elena Stokes

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.

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

  • Tuesday, May 22
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • at Heather Glen Senior Living  |  415 Blue Barn Rd, Allentown, PA 18104

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.  All are welcome. You do not need to be a JCC or a J-Days member to participate. 

HEALTH & WELLNESS EVENTS

 


Free Blood Pressure Screening/Fall Risk Assessment

  • Friday, March 23  |  9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Price: Free

Cedar Crest College nursing students will be completing free individual fall risk assessments and blood pressure screenings at the JCC. Snacks will be provided. 

Lehigh Valley Senior Expo

  • At the Agri-Plex at 302 North 17th St, Allentown, PA
  • Thursday, May 17  |  9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Price: Free

If you are looking for information and resources on healthy aging, caregiving, aging in place, care management and maximizing your golden years, then stop by. There will be experts on site to answer your questions. There will be giveaways, entertainment, health screenings, raffles and more. Stop by the JCC booth and say hello.

AQUATICS & FITNESS PROGRAMS

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  |  10:00am - 11:00am
No Class 5/28

Deep Water Aqua Exercise
Water is a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. This class 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  |  11:00am - 12:00pm
No Class  5/28

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   |  12:00pm - 1:00pm
No Class 5/28

 

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  |  11:00am - 12:00pm

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.

Mondays - Fridays  |  12:30pm - 2:30pm
Price: $4/Session | JCC Member Value Price: Free

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

Fridays  |  11:00am - 12:00pm

 

SOCIAL/COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

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.

Price: $5 per season or $18 for a full year (9/5 - 8/31)
JCC Members: Free

 

Mazel J Cafe

Mazel J Cafe is a new six week program geared towards older adults living with changes in their thinking or memory. Participants will keep their minds percolating through stimulating and engaging activities and conversations. For more information, please contact Carol Wilson, Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services at Jewish Family Service, 610.351.9956. Funded by the Community Impact Grant from the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley.

Wednesdays (Begins 4/18)  |  1:30pm - 3:30pm
Price: Free

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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