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.


Regular Programs

APRIL 

MOVIE DAY: PARKLAND
Based on Vincent Bugliosi's book, this powerful drama takes place in the Dallas hospital where John F. Kennedy was brought after being shot on Nov. 22, 1963. Intertwining stories follow doctors, FBI agents, an unwitting cameraman and many others. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, April 24 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, April 27
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MAY

HANNAH DANSKY LUNCHEON
Join us for an elegant luncheon honoring the memory of our past member, Hannah Dansky. Enjoy delicious food catered by Brack May and fabulous entertainment by Jazz musicians Joe Krown and Meryl Zimmerman. There is no charge for this event, but space is limited and reservations are required by Thursday May 11 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, May 18
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

LUNCH & LEARN WITH THE RABBI
Rabbi Reimer, the new rabbi at Temple Sinai, will join us and lead a discussion on a topic close to his heart. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, May 1, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x 161 or rachel@nojcc.org
Thursday, May 4
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 member / $5 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MORRIS BART SR., LECTURE SERIES AT THE J: THE STATE OF THE DEATH PENALTY
Christine Lehmann is a senior attorney at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, a New Orleans based non-profit that represents indigent defendants against whom the state is seeking the death penalty. Christine will speak to us about the current state of the death penalty as a punishment in Louisiana and nationally, given concerns regarding the potential innocence of some on death row, the execution of the mentally ill, racism and geographical arbitrariness in the implementation of the death penalty, lethal injection, and the overall cost of the death penalty. Christine will also discuss her own day-to-day work as a capital defense attorney in Louisiana. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Thursday, May 4 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Monday, May 8
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge members / $10 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MOVIE DAY: LOVING
Recounting a landmark chapter in the struggle for civil rights, this absorbing drama depicts the 1958 arrest and imprisonment of Richard and Mildred Loving for violating Virginia's law against interracial marriage. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, May 22 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, May 25
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 


NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM: BEYOND THE CANVAS: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM PUERTO RICO
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Puerto Ricans’ U.S. citizenship and the impending referendum on statehood, Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico showcases the work of Zilia Sánchez (b.1926), Julio Suárez (b.1947), Arnaldo Roche Rabell (b.1955), Pedro Vélez (b.1971), and Elsa María Meléndez (b.1974).

Spanning several generations, these five artists challenge the notion of the canvas as a flat surface for painted images. Through tension-based strategies applied on the fabric—whether pulling, rubbing, folding, slashing, ripping, or warping—they lend their works a distinctive three-dimensionality. Their provocative treatments allude to the island’s current socioeconomic crisis in works that suggest rupture, tension, and escape.

Tom Friel, Coordinator for Interpretation and Public Engagement at Newcomb Art Museum, will lead us on a tour of this fascinating exhibit. Box lunches are available for purchase, which we will enjoy before the tour begins. You may also pack a lunch if you prefer. There is no charge for the museum. RSVP by Monday, May 8 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, May 11
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and 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.