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

  • 7/12 - 8/31: Claudia McGill: Acrylic Painting, Catherine Debbage: Ceramic Sculpture
  • 9/6 - 11/2: JCC Centennial Art Celebration
    Opening Reception: 9/6, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • 11/8 - 1/4: David Lee: Watercolors, Todd Wilkinson: Photography
    Opening Reception: 11/8, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Jewish Israeli Film Series Special Event In Honor of Israel's 70th Anniversary
"Hill 24 Doesn't Answer"
Presented in Kline Auditorium.
Set during the 1948 Arab - Israeli War, this landmark film of 1955 is the first feature movie produced in the newly created state of Israel and was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. Charles Ticho was the film’s sound engineer. He will be here to introduce the film and share stories and insights with us about this achievement in Israel’s history. (Foreign language film with English subtitles)

Wednesday, 9/5  |  7:00pm
Price: $12 | JCC MVP: $8

Comedy Night at Wise Crackers Comedy Club
Enjoy a night of comedy at Wise Crackers Comedy Club  at the Ramada Inn in Allentown starring Eric McMahon. Eric’s upbeat, energetic delivery and his versatility to work clean, has made him a favorite all over the country. He has appeared on NBC’s Friday Nights and on Broadway. Also appearing Troy Moore and Marc Kaye. Half of all proceeds benefit programming at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley. Contact Stephanie Bennett (sbennett@lvjcc.org) for more info.

Saturday, 10/13  |  8:00pm - 11:00pm
Price: $20/person

 

Paint & Create Party
Partnered with Shalom Lehigh Valley. Gather your friends and make new ones. Join other adults for a fun, social, evening paint party. Class is taught by Kristina Cole, owner of Paint of Mind LLC. This class includes all you need to have fun and create a 12” by 16” masterpiece to take home. Just bring your creative mind, and be ready to relax and be entertained. No experience needed. Wine and snacks provided.

Thursday, 10/18  |  6:45pm - 9:00pm
Price: $36/person

Fall Mosaics
In this 6 week class (7th bonus class included in price), 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. Limited to 9 participants.

Fridays, (9/7 - 10/26)  |  9:30am - 12:00pm
Price: $246 | JCC MVP: $164

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.

Sunday, 12/9  |  10:00am - 5:00pm

 

 

 

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

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

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 11/22

 

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
No Class 11/22

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: $1/game

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.  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. Activities include but are not limited to Yiddish Club, Mah-Jongg, Puzzles, Board Games, Card Games, Book Group, and Coloring Klatch.  Please ask the Welcome Desk or check the JCC website for the current weekly schedule.

Click here for a full list of weekly activities.

Price: $5 per season or $18 for a full year (9/5 - 8/31)
JCC and Silver Sneakers Members: Free
Tuesdays, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

 

JCC Bingo Night

Come join us for our 1st Annual JCC Bingo Night. Food, raffles, and fun!

Saturday, 11/10, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Price: $22/person | JCC MVP: $15/person
Extra Bingo Sheets: $5
Raffle Tickets: $5 for 10 tickets or $10 for 25 tickets
Snacks and Drinks: $1 each

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The JCC of the Lehigh Valley does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The JCC welcomes people from all walks of life. While we look at our program goals and objectives through a Jewish lens, we do not discriminate on the basis of economic, racial, cultural, ethnic, religious, linguistic or physical differences. We are open to all regardless of sexual orientation or political beliefs.

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