Adult Classes

Created for those with a passion for art, a thirst to continue (or begin) their Jewish education, or those looking to adopt a new hobby, you’ll find what you need at the JCC. Both of our facilities offer a diverse list of classes throughout the year. Register today for our classes! More questions?  Contact Judy Yaillen.

Uptown

Finding Your Inner Artist 
Perhaps you think it’s too late to try your hand at creating art, but we know it’s not! All you need is an interest in two dimensional visual art and a desire to create something new. Join artist Adrian Deckbar, who has 35 years of teaching experience, and other like-minded adults as we embark on a fresh approach: to have some fun while learning new skills in art. Come learn about mixing colors, applying paint with skill, and other techniques. Is there something you always wanted to learn but couldn’t find the right class? Adrian can assist you in whatever mode or medium you wish. Design your own problem to solve in this class. Visit adriandeckbar.com to learn more. This class is open to all levels. Contact Judy Yaillen.

Classes held Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

August 8 - September 12 | Register Now
November 7 - December 19 | Register Now

Learn to Play Mah Jongg
This six lesson class is perfect for Mah Jongg beginners or those who need a refresher course. Learn the game using the National Mah Jongg League rules. No experience necessary. Bring a friend! Contact Judy Yaillen.

Classes held Mondays. Tuesdays, and Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 8 - October 19 | Register Now

Nia Dance
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes–body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Nia is a welcoming community that encourages dancing in your body's way; it is non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Contact Katie Tillery.

More information coming soon! 

Metairie

Dog Obedience
Teach your best friend how to become a delightful companion for you and your family with positive and humane training methods. With over 30 years of experience, trainer Ann Becnel specializes in ‘sit’ and ‘down’ commands, coming when called, reactions to other dogs and people, and other dog obedience skills.

Email Ann Becnel Companion Dogs, LLC directly at abcompaniondogs@gmail.com to register.

Learn to Play Mah Jongg
This six lesson class is perfect for Mah Jongg beginners or those who need a refresher course. Learn the game using the National Mah Jongg League rules. No experience necessary. Bring a friend! Contact Judy Yaillen.

Classes held Monday. Tuesday, and Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 6 - August 16 | Register Now

 

 

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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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