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
3:00 - 4:00 PM
$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.

No class October 1.

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 class involves stretching and strength training. Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.

No class September 2, 30 and October 1.

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.

No class October 1.

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.

No class October 1.

Monthly Programs and Special Events

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

Book Club

Lone Wolf in Jerusalem by Ehud Diskin
Set primarily in post-WWII Israel, Lone Wolf in Jerusalem is a colorful and captivating historical novel filled with humor, drama and romance, recounting the tragic losses and heroic triumphs of the Jewish people during this critical stage in their history.

Reviewed by Omri Einav, Jewish Agency Israel Fellow at Tulane Hillel. Any questions, contact Judy Yaillen.

Tuesday, September 17
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Free and open to the community

The Guest Book: A Novel by Sarah Blake
In 1959 New York City, two strangers enter the Miltons family’s circle. One captures the attention of Kitty’s daughter, while the other makes each of them question
what the family stands for. This new generation insists the times are changing. And in one night, everything does.

Reviewed by Kathy Rush, Retired cultural anthropologist and one of the founders of the Oral History Library of the University Women’s Club of Buenos Aires. Any questions, contact Judy Yaillen.

Tuesday, October 29
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Free and open to the community

Facebook 101

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family.  But do you feel lost when it comes to how to use it?  Then join us for a workshop all about Facebook. Paige Hoffmeister from People's Health will teach you how to set up a profile, add your friends and family, like and share posts, and connect with community events and activities. Please bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop so you can follow along. Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be provided. RSVP to Rachel by Monday, September 16 .

Thursday, September 19
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members

High Holiday Luncheon

Celebrate the high holy days with your friends at the J and savor all the traditional foods including matzah ball soup, brisket, tzimmis and honey cake. After lunch sit
back and enjoy the sounds of the Meryl Zimmerman trio playing all the greatest jazz tunes. This program is generously subsidized by a grant from Jewish Federation. RSVP to Rachel by Monday, September 23.

Thursday, September 26
12:00 - 2:00 PM
$3 members / $5 non-members

Learn to Bake Challah

Want to bake your own challah this Shabbat? Trained pastry chef Noam Yaillen will join us to teach the art of this wonderful tradition. Bring your lunch. We will eat together before the baking begins. Dessert and coffee will be provided. RSVP to Rachel by Monday, September 9.

Thursday, September 12
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members

Lunch and Learn

Join us for our monthly lunch and learn as we discuss interesting topics with a local Jewish professional. This month it’s Rabbi Gerber from Gates of Prayer. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Rachel by Monday, September 2.

Thursday, September 5
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non-members

Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series

How Wrongful Convictions Happen
Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) frees innocent, life-sentenced prisoners. They support their clients living well and fully in the world after their release, and advocate for sensible criminal justice policies that reduce wrongful convictions. Jee Park, IPNO’s executive director, will join us to discuss a couple of their more recent cases of exonerations and how it is that their clients were wrongfully convicted in the first place. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Rachel by Wednesday, September 4.

Monday, September 9
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

Amazing Grace
Based on actual events, this historical drama tells the story of William Wilberforce, an 18th-century English politician who launched an aggressive campaign to abolish British slavery,
despite staunch opposition.. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP to Rachel by Monday, August 26.

Thursday, August 29
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members

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