Adult Sports & Leagues

Research proves the lifelong importance of exercising body and mind. The JCC offers sports and wellness programs that help you achieve just that. We offer sports leagues throughout the year, including basketball and flag football, as well as other fun and challenging games. Questions? Contact Neal Alsop (Uptown) or PJ Jones (Metairie).

Individual basketball play is available by reservation. All contact sports are prohibited by government guidelines, therefore leagues, pickup basketball, and Pickleball are on-hold.


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Pasternack Family Gymnasium Hours

Monday-Thursday, 5:30 AM - 8:30 AM & 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, 5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Saturday-Sunday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Two (2) players allowed at one time.
  • Members may register for a 30-minute time slot up to two days in advance.
  • No 1:1 or contact play allowed.
  • Maintain a distance of six (6) feet from others at all times.
  • No guests allowed at this time.
  • A clean basketball will be given to you at the fitness desk upon check-in.
  • Please return basketball to the fitness desk at the end of your reservation to be cleaned and sanitized. 


One of the fastest growing sports in the country, Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Played as singles or doubles, two or four players use solid paddles to hit a Wiffle ball over a low net. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to join us in the gym for Pickleball! Reservations are required, as there is a maximum of 12 people per session.

January 4 - April 30
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Neal Alsop
No charge members only
New Orleans JCC - Uptown



The Metairie campus offers basketball by reservation from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturdays, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sundays, and after 4:00 PM on weekdays.


  • Two (2) players allowed at a time, one per side.
  • Players must bring their own basketball.
  • No 1:1 or contact play allowed.
  • No guests allowed.

8 Miraculous Nights and 8 Fun Facts about the New Orleans JCC

As we reach the end of 2020, a year that has been filled with disruptions and uncertainty, we are glad to welcome a holiday about light and celebration. Chanukah is all about looking for beauty and celebrating life’s miracles. To honor that tradition, we’ve put together eight fun facts about the New Orleans JCC.


Jewish Community Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Jewish community is partnering with Tulane Medical School students for a holiday food drive for CrescentCare, a New Orleans clinic that offers comprehensive health and wellness services to the community, advocates for empowerment, safeguards the rights and dignity of individuals, and provides for the public. 


JCC Diaper Drive October 5 - 9

As we move into the joyful celebration of Sukkot, the New Orleans JCC is pleased to partner with the Junior League Diaper Bank for a week-long diaper drive to help those who are most vulnerable.


Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series Events Announced

This year, the Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series will feature four feel-good movies shown in socially distant screenings at the Uptown JCC. In addition, three authors will speak in virtual book events held in partnership with the Nashville and Memphis Jewish Community Centers. 


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