Adult Programs & Events

Adult Programs & Events

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.

Stop by the Welcome Center in the JCC Lobby or call 609-822-1167 to attend any of the programs listed below today!

Dinner & a Movie

Dinner & Movie includes a movie on the big screen and a full course meal with a kosher meat main course, salad, soup and dessert. Kosher laws will be observed.

$18 for Members | $20 for Guests up to one week before the event
$21 for Members | $23 for Guests after one week before the event

Mahjong Brunch

Money, April 6 | 10:30am – Postponed TBD

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.

$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

Jewish Journeys 

Remembering the Holocaust –
Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey

Thursday, March 24 | 7:30pm – Postponed TBD

Speaker & Author, Mikhal Dekel

Fleeing East from Nazi terror, over a million Polish Jews traversed the Soviet Union, many finding refuge in Muslim lands. Their story, the extraordinary saga of two-thirds of Polish Jewish survivors, has never been fully told. Mikhal Dekel’s father and aunt were two of these refugees.

Books will be for sale at the dessert reception following the program.

FREE & Open to the Entire Community.
No tickets are needed. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

This program is co-sponsored with the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University.

The Jews of Italy

Thursday, March 26 | 7:30pm – Postponed TBD

Speaker: Eleanor Foa, author of Mixed Messages: Reflections on an Italian Jewish Family and Exile

Dinner: A delicious Kosher Italian meal

In post-World War II America, who ever heard of an Italian Jew? So asks author Eleanor Foa, born in Italy raised in America, daughter of a brilliant father, whose Italian-Jewish roots trace back to 16th-century. In her book, she retraces the footsteps of her ancestors through northern Italy and reconnects with other Jewish Italian relatives in Turin, Naples, and Rome.

Early Bird through March 19:
$12 for Members
$15 Guests
Includes Program & Dinner

After March 19:
$15 for Members
$18 Guests after March 19

Hiding Places in Nazi-Occupied Europe during the Holocaust

Thursday, April 2 | 7:30pm – Postponed TBD
Presenter, Dr. Dienke Hondius

Everyone has heard about the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family. Dienke Hondius will connect Anne Frank’s life story in a broader perspective with the histories and memories of Jews in hiding in Nazi-occupied Europe. Together with students from Stockton University, she is building digital maps and a database of known locations where Jews were in hiding. This new research project is a work in progress. She will share some of her first results.

FREE & Open to the Entire Community.
No tickets are needed. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

This program is in conjunction with Sam and Sarah Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center and Stockton University and the Jewish Book Council.

Brunch & Learn

Hear from a variety of engaging speakers, view new documentary films on Jewish history, Israel or Judaism while enjoying a delicious kosher brunch.

In Advance
$4 for Members | $8 for Guests
Day of Event
$6 for Members | $10 for Guests

Funding has been made possible in part By the Jewish Community Foundation and the Annual Campaign Of Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

Coffee Klatch: Political Discussion Group

Thursday, March 19 – Postponed TBD
10:30am – 12:00pm

The Israel & World Events Coffee Klatch is a fun, casual, social group that includes coffee, delicious refreshments, and great conversation about Israel/U.S. news and world events. Schmooze, kvetch, kvell and enjoy conversation with new and old friends.
Coffee Klatch is $4.

Mahjong for Beginners

Thursdays, April 23 – May 14 | 1:00 – 3:30pm

Students will understand all the moves and have all of the mahjong tiles explained and shown in detail. Plus, learn special tips and shortcuts on how to assemble your tiles in to winning complete sets. Learn from practice games that take you step-by-step though the opening moves, the middle strategies, combinations and the endgame. A practice Mahjong set will be provided for the duration of the class. No Mahjong experience or knowledge needed.

$85 Members | $110 Guests

Mosaics for Beginners:

Call the JCC Welcome Desk for new winter class dates at 609-822-1167.
6:30 – 8:30pm

This six session class for mosaic beginners will teach you the skills to create your own beautiful artwork. Students will learn how to select the proper backer, use of the proper tools, glass and other found items to create their own personalized art. Open to all skill levels. All materials and tools are included. Instructor, Jill Snyder is a local juried artist whose work is shown in galleries across the East Coast.
$175 for Members | $210 for Guests


Presented by Beth Israel, Shirat Hayam and the Katz JCC

Sunday, April 5

Doors open at 1:00pm
Concert starts at 1:30pm

Admission: $10

Advanced sales and RSVP to Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties

Rebecca Taylor: 609-822-4404 ext. 146

Children 6 and younger are complimentary

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