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

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.

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.

Games Day

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.

Mah Jongg at the Metairie J

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.

We will take a summer break from Mah Jongg. Resumes August 13.

Monthly Programs and Special Events

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

Book Club

My Mother's Son by David Hirshberg
A riveting coming-of-age story that plays out against the backdrop of the Korean War, the aftermath of the Holocaust, the polio epidemic, the relocation of a baseball team, and the shenanigans of politicians and businessmen.. Reviewer TBA. Any questions, contact

Tuesday, August 20
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Free and open to the community

Lunch and Learn with the Rabbi

Join us for our monthly lunch and learn as we discuss interesting topics with a local Jewish leader. This month it’s Rabbi Silverman from Touro Synagogue. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Rachel by Monday, June 3.

Thursday, June 6
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non-members

Monthly Movies in Metairie

Join us at the Metairie JCC for new releases, the classics, and all your favorite comedies! Bring your lunch and we will provide movie snacks and drinks. Free and open to the community.

Last Monday of each month (typically) | 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Future dates coming soon

Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series

Expansion of the New Orleans Jazz Museum
Greg Lambousy, Executive Director of the New Orleans Jazz Museum will discuss the history of the museum as well as its current exhibitions, educational activities and performances and the vision for the museum’s future. The Jazz Museum is in the midst of developing a new education center and Mr. Lambousy will give us a preview of those activities. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Rachel by Thursday, June 6.

Monday, June 10
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge members / $10 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

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

Movie Day Uptown

The Man Who Knew Infinity
This absorbing biopic recounts the life of self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (played by Dev Patel), who made his way to Trinity College at Cambridge in 1913 and rose to prominence under the tutelage of renowned math professor G.H. Hardy. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP to Rachel by Monday, June 24.

Thursday, June 27
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members

NOMA - You Are Here:  A Brief History of Photography and Place

You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place both embraces and challenges the photograph’s role as a faithful record of place, examining photography’s successes and failures in rendering, and sharing fragments of the world. Drawn almost exclusively from NOMA’s permanent collection, the exhibition traces a history of photography from the origins of the medium to the present. Throughout, You Are Here explores photographs of place, photographs in place, and photographs about place, in the hopes of leading us to think more deeply about how photography mediates our experience of the world and other people in it.

Join your friends for lunch at Cafe’ NOMA in the museum at noon, dutch treat, then enjoy this new exhibit with the guidance of a docent. RSVP to Rachel by Monday, June 10.

Thursday, June 12
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Museum entrance is free for Louisiana residents on Wednesdays | Lunch is on you


30-minute Bosu Circuit Workout

Only have half an hour and need a full body workout? Grab a Bosu and follow Katie's circuit workout. The Bosu is a great tool to improve balance and challenge the core. 


Campers Kick Off Summer With Kindness March

New Orleans JCC campers kicked off summer by spreading kindness at the 3rd annual Kindness March.



Learn about the JCC's swim skills assessment, an important tool for keeping children safe by the pool. 


Join the Myzone Global MEPs Challenge for a chance to win up to $500

Hit the 1300 MEPs milestone during the month of June for a chance to win up to $500!


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