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.


 

AUGUST 

FLOSSIE STRUG KERNER MEMORIAL LUNCHEON
The annual Flossie Strug Kerner Memorial Luncheon for the senior group will be held at Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar in Metairie. There is no charge for this event but reservations are limited. RSVP by Thursday, August 17, to Rachel Ruth at 504.897.0143, ext. 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, August 24
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MOVIE DAY: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
Exposing a phony soothsayer proves harder than expected when the debunker (an Englishman) becomes smitten with the purported fraud (a French beauty). This deft romantic comedy, starring Colin Firth, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden and directed by Woody Allen, unwinds amid the gilt and glamour of the French Riviera in the 1920s. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, August 28 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, August 31
12:00 - 1:45 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

SEPTEMBER

BEFORE THE GODLY: RELIGIOUS ARBITRATION AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM: A HIGH HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Imagine your reaction if your case was before a U.S. court, and the judge said ""I render judgment in favor of the opposing side, because that is what God wants."" You would no doubt be apoplectic. After all, the secularity of our judiciary is an essential component of that famous American project: in Thomas Jefferson's words, the ""building of a wall of separation between Church and State."" And yet, every day, U.S. courts enforce arbitration agreements and awards reached by expressly religious tribunals. Why does the American legal system tolerate faith-based arbitration? Should it continue to do so? What are the risks and benefits? Join us as attorney Shai Silverman explores the strange world of faith-based arbitration - a uniquely religious space in an otherwise secular legal landscape.

Together we will also share a traditional High Holiday feast of matza ball soup, brisket, tzimmis and honey cake. RSVP by Monday, September 11 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, September 14
12:00 - 2:00 PM
$8 members / $10 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

LUNCH & LEARN WITH THE RABBI
Rabbi Berk, 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, September 4, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, September 7
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MORRIS BART SR., LECTURE SERIES AT THE J: A READING FROM 'ECOTONE': A JOURNEY INTO THE WILDERNESS
During this presentation, poet and writer Benjamin Morris will read from and discuss his new book Ecotone, published by Antenna in New Orleans. This collection, first born while in residence at A Studio in the Woods in Algiers, envoices the endangered forest landscape of coastal Louisiana, and is accompanied by the surreal, atmospheric paintings of Myrtle von Damitz. Morris will present this special collaborative edition, and invite the audience to enter the strange new world of the landscape of their own backyards. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Thursday, September 7 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Monday, September 11
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge members / $10 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MOVIE DAY: LION
In this affecting true story, 5-year-old Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple after losing his way in the urban jungle of Kolkata. More than two decades later, new mapping technology prompts Saroo (Dev Patel) to search for his lost family in India. This movie was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, September 25 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, September 28
12:00 - 2:15 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

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

  

 

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

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