Senior Club



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. Simcha Luncheons, held once a month, celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, the accomplishments of grandchildren — and anything else worth celebrating! 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 lastest or past issues of the JCC's Senior Newsletter - Southern Rims.

Regular Senior Club Programs


Because two days of exercise just isn’t enough, now you can exercise with the JCC seniors three times a week.  Join us on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  This class is designed for seniors at all levels and abilities.  Either exercise from a chair or standing, according to your comfort level.  Class involves stretching, strength training and cardio work.  Wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes.  Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday monthly
10:30 - 11:30 AM


Bring your lunch on Tuesdays and stay for Games Day after the exercise class finishes.  We are still trying to put together a regular mah johngg game.  Rummy Q is going strong.  Coffee and desserts are provided.  Come out and spend the afternoon with your friends.

Every Tuesday of the month 
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM 

Upcoming Senior Club Programs

Join your friends for a lovely afternoon of lunch and art at the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park. We will visit the special photography exhibit, "Sphere of Influence: Pictorialism, Women, and Modernism." Lunch is on you, admission is free for LA residents. RSVP by Monday, October 20 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or
Wednesday, October 22
12:00 - 2:30 PM
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

Armed with his yarmulke and a cross-country mission to reach San Francisco's Barbary Coast neighborhood, naive Polish rabbi Avram Belinski (Gene Wilder) is a natural target for swindlers and thieves in the bustling port city of Philadelphia. But with a rough-and-tumble bank robber (Harrison Ford) by his side, he takes on the American West -- and makes an unlikely friend in the process. Join us for this hysterical 1979 classic. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, October 27 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or
Thursday, October 30
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge / member and non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

Cantor David Mintz, from Touro Synagogue, will join us and lead a discussion close to his heart. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, November 3 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or
Thursday, November 6
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 member / $5 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

Dr. Amy Lesen, from Dillard University, will discuss, "People and Ecosystems on the Coast: Life in a Changing Environment.” The majority of the global human population resides near a coast, on only 10% of the land surface of the Earth. Human societies and natural ecosystems are intertwined in myriad ways, and these relationships are particularly rich and intense in coastal settings. Using New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana as case studies, as well as other coastal population centers, we will discuss these fascinating dynamics, and the distinctive challenges -- the impacts of climate and environmental change -- currently affecting coastal populations and ecosystems. We will also explore the possible futures of coastal communities, cultures, and ecosystems, as well as the options we have and the choices we are being forced to make as our world, and our coasts, change around us. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, November 3.
Monday, November 10
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge for members / $10 non members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

Join your friends for a fun day out in the Lower Garden District. We will begin with lunch at the Pontchartrain Hotel and then walk over to the McKenna Museum of African American Art where we will enjoy a guided tour. Admission to the museum is $3, lunch is on you.
Thursday, November 13
11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
New Orleans JCC – Uptown

Feeling bored by the same routine? Add some spice to your lunch hour with our new DowntownLunch & Learn series. Each month a rabbi will lead a discussion on a topic close to his/her heart. We invite you to bring your lunch and an appetite for self growth as you join like-minded professionals for a treat of Jewish knowledge and intellectual stimulation. Typically held the third Wednesday of the month, the Downtown Lunch & Learn is free and open to the community. This month’s discussion will be led by Rabbi Greenberg from Congregation Beth Israel.
Wednesday, November 12
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Free and open to the community
Energy Center – 1100 Poydras Street, Ste. 1502

Because this disc arrived damaged in August and we were unable to view it, we will try showing it again. In this disarming fantasy told largely through flashbacks, young reporter William Bloom attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his fanciful tall tales and legends of epic proportions. This film stars Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, November 17 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or
Thursday, November 20
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge / member and non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown



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

Rachel Ruth | Older Adult Director | 897.0143 or