Active Adults

Research proves the lifelong importance of exercising body and mind. For adults 60+, 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. At the facilities both Uptown and in 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. For Uptown information, email Rachel Ruth or call 897-0143. For Metairie information, contact Wendy Goldberg or call 887-5158.

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Ongoing Programs

Better Balance

Tuesdays
1:30 - 2:30 PM  NEW TIME 
$2 members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

Balance exercises, along with certain strength exercises, can help prevent falls by improving one’s ability to control and maintain body position, whether you are moving or still.

Will not meet through April.

Exercise Class

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:30 - 11:30 AM
No charge members | $2 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

This class is designed for seniors at all levels and abilities. Either exercise from a chair or standing, according to your comfort level. The cclass involves stretching and strength training. Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.

Will not meet through April.

Games Day

Tuesdays
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

Bring your lunch on Tuesdays and stay for Games Day after the exercise class finishes. Mah Jongg is going strong. We could use a few more players for Rummikub and bridge. Contact Rachel if you are interested in any games. Coffee and desserts are provided. Come spend the afternoon with your friends and make some new ones, too.

Will not meet through April.

Mah Jongg at the Metairie J

Tuesdays
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$2 members and non-members
JCC - Metairie

Bring your game and enjoy the afternoon with your friends and meet new ones, too. Coffee and snacks are provided. Email Wendy with any questions or call 887-5158.

Will not meet through April.

Monthly Programs and Special Events

All programs and special events held at the Uptown JCC unless otherwise noted.

Book Club

1:30 - 3:30 PM | Free and open to the community

BOOKS, ALONG WITH REVIEWERS, HAVE BEEN SWITCH FOR MARCH AND APRIL

Bittersweet Brooklyn: A Novel by Thelma Adams
In turn-of-the century New York, a mobster rises—and his favorite sister struggles between loyalty and life itself. This book explores the shattering impact of mob violence on the women expected to mop up the mess. Winding its way over decades, this haunting family saga plunges readers into a dangerous past—revealed through the perspective of a forgotten yet vibrant woman. Reviewed by Janice Meer, Retired English Literature and Creative Writing Professor  from the University of Maryland

Tuesday, March 17 CANCELED

A Field Guide to the Jewish People by Dave Barry, Adam Mansbach and Alan Zweibel
An Orthodox rabbi struggles to adapt to the modern world in The Other Hand, an emotionally stirring novel that takes the reader on a journey of devotion, discord, despair and discovery. Reviewed by Avital Kadosh, Director of Education at Temple Sinai

Tuesday, April 21 CANCELED

Any questions, contact Judy Yaillen. To be placed on our email list, send request to beth@nojcc.org.

 

Lunch & Learn

Join us for our monthly lunch and learn as we discuss interesting topics with a local Jewish professional. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Rachel by Monday, TBA

Will not meet until further notice.
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non-members

Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series

Title TBA
Description coming soon. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Rachel by Thursday, TBA

Monday, TBA
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge members / $10 non-members

Click here to learn more about the Morris Bart Sr., Lecture Series

Movie Day Uptown

 

 

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