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, contact Rachel Ruth.  For Metairie information, contact Stephanie Krell.

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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.

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

Tuesdays
11:30 AM - 3:30 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

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.

Does not meet in June and July.

Monthly Programs and Special Events

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

Book Club

The 2018 - 2019 season has been planned. We hope you will join us for some interesting reading and discussions!

Click here for the listing of books and dates.

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 Gerber, the new rabbi at Congregation Gates of Prayer. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, July 30, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.

Thursday, August 2
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members | $5 non-members

Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series

“The North Korea Crisis: Is It Over?”
President Trump claims that he has brought peace to the Korean peninsula. But is this true? Will stability last? Professor Chris Fettweis of Tulane University will discuss the security situation in northeast Asia, explaining how we got here and what is likely to happen moving forward. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Thursday, August 9, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.

Monday, August 13
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge members | $10 non-members

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

Monthly Movies in Metairie

Join us on the last Monday of every month for movies in Metairie. Bring your lunch and see new releases, the classics, and all your favorite comedies! Movie snacks and drinks will be provided.

The Greatest Showman
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Monday, August 27
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

Going in Style
Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Monday, September 17
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

Book Club
Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

Monday, October 29
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

The Shape of Water
Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

Monday, November 26
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

Won't You Be My Neighbor
Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Monday, December 17
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

Movie Day Uptown

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
A sheik with a love for the sport hopes to introduce fly-fishing to the Middle East and turns to uptight fisheries expert Fred Jones for help. Buoyed by the sheik's enthusiasm (and his comely English aide), Fred sets out to achieve the impossible. Starring Ewen McGregor and Emily Blunt, this movie, as described by the LA Times "Lifts your spirits, leaves you feeling good about life and even better about the movies." Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, August 27 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.

Thursday, August 30
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members

NOMA

Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories
Rescheduled from June, this exhibit marks the 2018 New Orleans Tricentennial by bringing together a group of seven contemporary art projects that focus on forgotten or marginalized histories of the city. Projects by artists Katrina Andry, Willie Birch, Lesley Dill, Skylar Fein, L. Kasimu Harris, The Everyday Projects and The Propeller Group each shed light on the past while also looking towards the future, returning to defining moments in New Orleans’ history that continue to frame art and life in the city today. Reflecting on how these histories have shaped our responses to present-day issues and concerns, the included projects also consider how returning to the past can help spur evolution and change, and make a lasting positive impact on the city. During a year of celebration and remembrance, Changing Course invites the city to consider how the act of commemoration can also be a form of forward thinking, a rejoinder to the present that might also change the course of things to come.

Join your friends for lunch at Cafe' NOMA in the museum at noon, then enjoy this new exhibit with the guidance of a docent. Museum entrance is free for Louisiana residents on Wednesdays. Lunch is on you. RSVP by Monday, August 20 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.

Wednesday, August 22
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members

Red Flags of Investment Scams for Seniors

First, the bad news: Investors over sixty are top targets for con-artists in every type of scam - but especially investment scams. Senior investors have been cheated out of savings, windfall insurance payments, and even the equity in their own homes.

Now, the good news: You can help protect your nest egg by following four self-defense tips taken from cutting-edge research, interviews with the con artists themselves and actual investment fraud cases prosecuted in Louisiana. Come and learn to recognize and resist the red flags of investment fraud scams, and about free services available from the state to help protect your nest egg from con artists.

You will laugh, you may cry, and you will wonder why you never heard this information before! Please note that no investment advice will be given, and no products will be sold. Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be served.

For the Uptown talk only, RSVP by Monday, August 6 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.

UPTOWN
Thursday, August 9
12:00 - 1:30 PM

METAIRIE
Monday, August 20
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Presented by Nancy Boudreaux
No charge members and non-members

Nancy Boudreaux is the Training Program Manager for Louisiana's Office of Financial Institutions (OFI), the state agency that regulates securities and investigates complaints of securities fraud in Louisiana.

Turning Back the Biological Clock

Do you know your biological age? Speaker Rodereick Williams, an occupational therapist with Colonial Oaks and Premier Rehab, will discuss how to determine your biological age and the different ways to reverse the aging process. Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be served. RSVP by Monday, August 13 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.

Thursday, August 16
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members

 

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National Coloring Book Day

We love to celebrate here at the JCC, and we also look for any opportunity to be creative. Join us for a coloring break in The Nosh of the Uptown JCC for National Coloring Book Day on August 2. We’ll have a table with crayons and JCC-themed coloring sheets. Can’t make it to the JCC? Download and print our coloring sheets. We’d love to see your artwork, so be sure to tag us and use hashtag #nojcc on social media!

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Finding Your Fit Foods

Creating a lifestyle, rather than a diet, will give you the flexibility to make healthy choices while still enjoying what you eat. Sometimes the hardest part about eating healthfully is simply knowing what will taste good without packing on the pounds. Check out some of the healthy recipes recommended by Metairie Wellness Director Alexis Boudreau to get started and get cooking!

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Alon Shaya Lead 2018 Kindness March

New Orleans JCC campers kicked off summer 2018 by spreading kindness at the second annual Kindness March, held June 7 at the Uptown JCC. Famed chef Alon Shaya and his wife Emily, along with the New Creations Brass Band, led the march around the JCC’s historic building on St. Charles Avenue.

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JCC Dedicates New Expansion

It was "A Sweet Celebration in Song" on May 24 as the JCC dedicated its new $9 million dollar expansion.  Featuring a performance by Azi Schwartz, the internationally recognized cantor from the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, the event brought the community together to celebrate the new addition to the Uptown JCC and recognized and honored the lead donors who made the expansion possible. 

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