Friday, August 16 - Monday, August 19 ALL JCC parking lots will be closed for Lehigh Valley Pride. All lots will reopen on Tuesday, August 20. The JCC building, outdoor pool and programming will run as scheduled during this time.

Friendship Circle


A weekly* gathering for adults 60 years and up. All are welcome to enjoy lunch and a program. Programs vary and often include musical entertainment, special speakers, demonstrations or hands-on activities. Friendship Circle is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others in the community. 

Gatherings are every Monday 11:30am - 2:00pm (September 9 - December 16) and include a lunch and a program. Doors open at 11:30am, lunch begins at noon, and program begins at 1:00pm.

Price per person: $10  |  Friendship Circle members: $7
Annual Membership Fee: $30

For more information, contact Beth Kushnick at [email protected].

*Unless noted otherwise

Friendship Circle summer Picnic

  • Monday, August 26 at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley
  • Community Price: $10
  • FC Member Price: $7
  • First time Friendship Circle guests are free

Enjoy picnic fare, entertainment, and friendship at this summer get together.


  • Monday, September 9
  • Doors open at 11:30am  |  Lunch at 12:00pm
  • Friendship Circle Membership: $30/Year
    • Includes three free luncheons and weekly luncheons at $7 each
  • Non-Members: $10/Week
  • First time Friendship Circle guests are free

Join Friendship Circle for their kickoff event featuring musical entertainment by the All in Good Time Barbershop Quartet and catered lunch. New Friendship Circle guests are invited to attend their first event for free!

Contact: Beth Kushnick ([email protected])


Musical performances including Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra, Parkland High School Strolling Strings, Oldies & Elvis by Jeff Krick, and more.

Art programming including demonstrations and discussion with Lisa Fraenkel, coloring klatch, and more.

Theater and film events including Stagemakers Youth Theater performances, comedy performance by Mary Starshine, short film viewing and discussions, and more.

Special holiday programs including annual Hanukkah luncheon, Tu B'Shevat Seder, and more.

Guest speakers including Rotem Bar, Israeli Cultural Emissary, "The Kosher Nostra, Jewish Organized Crime" by Cooky Notis, Planning for Long Term Care with Julie Knight, “The Journey of a Torah” with speaker Jeanette Eichenwald, and more.

Other unique events including pet therapy with the Cold Nose Lodge Dog Center, bagels and bingo, board games and brunch, Get With the Beat! Fun with drumming and music, and more.

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