Adult Programs, Travel & Events


Travel with the JCC

Upcoming Trips


Hanukkah in Israel


Visit Israel with the Katz JCC for only $3,600 per person when you register by April 1, 2018.

Newly announced, a second trip to Israel has recently been added for Winter 2018 and will coincide with the festive Chanukah holday and include a Shabbat weekend in Jerusalem with two nights in Tel Aviv and two nights at Kibbutz Lodi near the Kinneret. This newly added Israel Trip is scheduled for November 29-December 8, 2018 . Registration is now open and spaces are likely to sell out very quick. If you have never experienced Chanukah in Israel or if you are a first time traveler to Israel, it is an amazing time to visit The Holy Land.

Visiting Israel is a special experience for anyone – add the lights, festivities and tradition of Chanukah and it becomes a truly once in a lifetime experience –  Josh Cutler, Program Coordinator

Booking is now available and spaces are limited. 

View the Full Trip Details in the 2018 Israel Travel Brochure

Learn more about JCC Travel Here

View and Complete the  Travel Registration Form

Please contact Program Director, Josh Cutler at or call 609-822-1167 to learn more.

Includes round trip airfare & deluxe hotels when you register by April 1, 2018
*Based upon double occupancy hotel rooms.

Adult Programs

You get the best of both worlds at the Katz JCC! An intergenerational “community” environment that also offers programming  for all stages of adult life.  Imagine improving your health, expanding your mind, making new friends and keeping abreast of new trends all under one roof. Planning a well balanced lifestyle is easy!  We do all the work.

Contact 609-822-1167 to attend any of the programs listed below.

Dinner & Movie

Join us for a kosher meat main course, salad, soup and dessert and then stay for an entertaining movie on the big screen. Dinner starts at 5pm. All are invited!  Kosher laws will be observed.

$17 members | $20 guests up to one week before the date of the event
$20 members | $24 guests after one week before the date of the event    

  • Wednesday, March 28 – Murder on the Orient Express

  • Monday, April 30 – The Shape of Water

  • Thursday, May 31 – The Greatest Showman

Mahjong Brunch

  • Wednesday, April 11

  • Wednesday, May 9

  • Wednesday, May 23

Don’t miss the JCC’s delicious brunch spread and a chance to meet other Mahjong, Canasta and card players in the community.  All players and skill levels are welcome.  Spaces are limited.  Program starts at 10:30am.

$14 members | $18 guests up to one week before the date of the event
$18 members | $22 guests after one week before the date of the event  

Mahjong Class for Beginners

  • Thursday, March 8 – April 5

Mahjong Instructor, Rinata Salzman, will teach participants the moves and explain the tiles in detail.  Practice games that take you step-by-step though the opening moves, the middle strategies, combinations and the endgame.  Special tips and shortcuts will be given on assembling your tiles and winning complete sets.  No Mahjong experience or knowledge is required and a practice Mahjong set will be provided for the duration of this class.

$75 members | $100 for guests for all 5 weeks

Brunch & Learn

Our monthly Brunch & Learn’s feature brunch and informational sessions and documentary films on Judaism, Israel or Jewish history.  All are invited! This program has been funded in part by a generous donation from Marc Neuman, ChFC of Lighthouse Planning Consultants.
$3 members | $5 guests in advance
$5 members | $8 guests at the door


Tuesday, April 17 10:30am

A Journey Through Jewish Musical History
Speaker & Performer: David Podles
Embark on a journey from poignant tears to devout joy as the beginning of Jewish music and the resilience of the Jewish soul is illustrated.  From original niguns and playful freilehs to beautiful songs of prayer, musician David Podles will showcase Sephardic, Jewish and Hebrew pieces in this heartfelt and exciting trip through Jewish musical history. Acclaimed international concert violinist David Podles of Riga, Latvia, is laureate of 3 prestigious international competitions and received his PhD in violin from the Conservatory in Riga.He performed with symphony, chamber, opera and ballet theater orchestras as both soloist and in orchestra. He has been on tour across Russia, including Bolshoi and Kirov and throughout Europe and the United States.  Upon his arrival in the U.S., David performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y.  Most recently David performed at Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center.
Movie: Wagner’s Jews: Can Art Transcend Prejudice?

Thursday, April 26 10:30am

Jewish Vaudeville Meets Broadway
Singer/Musician: Shlomo Shai
A versatile entertainer who is an accomplished singer/musician. His repertoire spans Yiddish, Israeli, Klezmer, Ladino, Jewish, English, Italian, French, Russian hits plus international, dance and jazz standards. He has a great rapport with the audience and his delightful and exciting performance has been enjoyed by many in the Tri-State area as well as Israel, Canada and throughout the U.S.

Coffee Klatch: Political Discussion Group

  • Thursday, May 17

  • Thursday, June 24

  • Thursday, July 19

  • Thursday, August 16

Coffee Klatch is a social group that enjoys conversation about Israel and U.S. news and world events over coffee and refreshments. Everyone is invited! Come out to schmooze, kvetch, kvell and enjoy conversation at 10:00am with new and old friends alike. Free! Contact Tina at 609-822-1108  or Josh at 609-822-1167 x 138 for more information.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, June 18

1:00 – 6:00pm

By scheduling a blood or platelet donation at The Milton & Betty Katz JCC through the Red Cross, you could give hope to someone in need.  All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. To make an appointment, contact Josh Cutler at 609-822-1167 x 138 or email

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