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-GOURMET: In Search of the Perfect Cocktail

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

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.

J-ARTS: Adult Mosaics Class

  • Fridays
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
  • (1/19 - 2/23)
  • Price: $144  |  JCC Members: $114

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-TO GO: Philly Flower Show Bus Trip

  • Wednesday, March 7
  • 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Price: $78
  • JCC Members: $62

The 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, "Wonders of Water," will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water. America's leading floral and garden designer will create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes, showcasing the astounding plants that thrive in each environment, from exquisite orchids and flowering vines to luminescent desert blooms. Trip includes round trip motor coach transportation and The Philadelphia Flower Show admission ticket. Lunch is on your own in or around the PA Convention Center.

Gallery at the J Exhibits

      1/4 - 2/9: Jacqui Cornette (Schwartz) & Kim Hogan
2/15 - 3/9: JDS Student Artwork
3/15 - 5/4: Carole Rose

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.

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 - 12/11  |  2:00pm - 3:30pm
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.

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

 

J to Go: Yiddish Club “On the Road” at Luther Crest 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, January 30  |  2:15pm - 3:30pm
at Luther Crest Senior Living
800 Hausman Road Allentown, PA 18104

 



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