Adult Programming


 ADULT PROGRAMMING


 

clientuploads/Webpage Images/senior_programming.jpgResearch proves the lifelong importance of exercising body and mind. For senior adults, the JCC offers resources to keep you engaged. Drawing on decades of experience — and input from JCC members — activities are available that address the social, cultural and physical needs of people over age 65. At the facilities both in New Orleans and Metairie, you can join exercise classes, discussion groups, or game clubs. The program is rounded out with guest speakers, performances, and trips to local cultural centers. Most of all, you celebrate the joy of giving and growing in a supportive circle of friends.

See below for a schedule of upcoming events or download a copy of the latest or past issues of the JCC's Senior Newsletter - Southern Rims.


 

OCTOBER

MOVIE DAY: LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER
Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker delivers a powerful performance as Cecil Gaines, who served as the White House butler under eight presidents. His three decades of service unfold against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history. This movie features an all-star cast including Oprah Winfrey, John Cusak, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and more. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, October 23 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, October 26
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC – Uptown

 

MUSICAL CONCERT AND LUNCH
Join us as Israeli guitarist, Or Shovaly and local flutist Estelle Campagne play an intimate concert at the JCC. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, October 16, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, October 19
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$5 members / $7 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

NOVEMBER

LUNCH & LEARN WITH THE RABBI
Rabbi Pinsky, from Touro Synagogue, will join us and lead a discussion on a topic close to her heart. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, November 6, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, November 9
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MIKE WAGENHEIM SPEAKS ABOUT "TRUMP, ISRAEL & AMERICAN JEWS: WHAT'S TO COME"
People talk about changing their life. Mike Wagenheim did it. This single American (very) secular Jew became an Israeli, husband, father, torah student and tv reporter - all in 15 months.

As a diplomatic correspondent for i24NEWS in Israel and former Trump beat reporter and morning news anchor at Israel news Talk Radio, perhaps no one has more extensively covered Donald Trump and his relationship with Israel and the Jewish community than Mike. Hear his analysis on what to expect over the next four (and possibly more) years during this tumultuous time in US and Israeli politics.

The JCC and Federation/JCRC are pleased to bring Mike to New Orleans as part of the Jewish Speakers Bureau. Arnie Fielkow, president of Federation, will introduce this fascinating talk. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, November 27 to Rachel Ruth at 897 0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, November 30
12:00 - 2:00 PM
$5 members / $7 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MORRIS BART SR., LECTURE SERIES AT THE J: FROM IVORY TOWER TO ENGAGED ANCHOR INSTITUTION: HOW TULANE’S COWEN INSTITUTE IS CREATING OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF OUR CITY’S YOUNG PEOPLE
When Hurricane Katrina presented Tulane University with an existential crisis of unprecedented proportions, then president Scott Cowen seized the moment of intense self-reflection by turning Tulane into an engaged anchor institution in the New Orleans community. In 2006, Tulane University became the first major research university in the U.S. to make public service part of the core curriculum and community engagement became the new norm across campus. At Tulane’s Cowen Institute, two seemingly intractable community issues-- public education and youth disconnection-- have been at the forefront of the university’s civic mission. Dr. Cowen will tell the story of Tulane’s powerful transformation and describe how he and his colleagues at the Cowen Institute climbed down from the ivory tower to make a difference in the lives of New Orleans’ public school students and young people who are out of work and out of school. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Thursday, November 9 to Rachel Ruth at 897 0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Monday, November 13
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge members / $10 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

PEOPLE'S HEALTH PRESENTATION
On Nov. 16, a Peoples Health representative will lead an informational seminar to discuss the company’s 2018 Medicare Advantage plans and answer any questions. Bring your own lunch. Dessert and coffee will be served. RSVP by Monday, November 13 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, November 16
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

PIATIGORSKY CONCERT AND LUNCHEON
We are fortunate to have the Piatigorsky Foundation return to New Orleans for a concert this year. Mexican tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo will be joining us with piano accompanist Richard Dowling. Join us for a fabulous concert. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, October 30 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, November 2
12:00 - 2:00 PM
$5 members / $7 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

  

 

For Information on all Adult & Senior Adult programming, contact:

Rachel Ruth | Adult Director and Scholarship Coordinator| 897.0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.