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

Tuesday, October 29 | 5pm
Tuesday, November 26 | 5pm
Blinded By The Light

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

Friday, November 22 | 10:30am
Friday, December 18 | 10:30am

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

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.

Tuesday, December 3 | 10:30am

Speaker/Presenter: Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Chabad at the Shore
Film:  The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic Jewish superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century.

Friday, December 27 | 10:30am

Speaker/Presenter: Rabbi David Weis, Beth Israel in Northfield
Movie: A Festival of deLights
This new film shows rabbis, scholars, artists and actors sharing their personal Hanukkah experience, along with archival film and images, each illuminating the ancient holiday.

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,November 14
Thursday, December 19
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

Wednesdays, November 6 – December 4 ( no class November 27)
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 into winning complete sets. Learn from practice games that take you step-by-step through 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.

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, October 31  | 10am – 3pm

The Katz JCC and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help ensure that a safe and adequate blood supply is available. Please continue supporting your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers by donating blood on this day. It only takes a small amount of time and one small pinch to become a hero to someone in need. Giving the “Gift of Life” is a mitzvah and one way to help those in need.

Refusnik: The Power of Protest

Opening Reception and Program in conjunction with the American Jewish Council and National Museum of American Jewish History

Sunday, December 1 | 10:30am

Free and open to the public. A complimentary brunch will be served.

Guest Speaker: Marcia Bronstein, Regional Director of AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey

Exhibition: “Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews,” a new touring exhibit created by the National Museum of American Jewish History, explores the significance of this dramatic, risky, and emotionally fraught social justice movement.

Movie: Refusnik, the first retrospective documentary to chronicle a small grassroots effort bold enough to take on a Cold War superpower and blossomed into an international human rights campaign.

This exhibition and program is made possible by 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.

Driver Safety Class with AARP

Monday, December 2
9:00am – 4:00pm with a lunch break

AARP—Drivers Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom driver improvement course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. It is intended to help older drivers improve their skills while teaching them to avoid accidents and traffic violations.  The cost is $15 for AARP members & $20 for non-members. Checks must be payable to AARP.  Spaces are limited to the first 25 paid registrants.

Jewish Author Series

The Milton & Betty Katz JCC will host three authors as part of its Jewish book month celebration throughout the month of November.

Tickets available at the JCC Welcome Desk
Now Through November 1: $9 for Members | $12 for Guests per event
After November 2: $12 for Members | $15 for Guests per event
Special Series SAVINGS! Purchase all three events by November 1 for ONLY $22 for Members | $30 for Guests
Funding has been made possible in part by The Harry L. Katz Memorial Trust Fund.

Stephanie Butnick & Liel Leibovitz
Thursday, November 14 | 7:00pm

The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything In Between
Join authors Stephanie Butnick, a deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and writer for the New York Times along with Liel Leibovitz, host of “Unorthodox” the most popular Jewish podcast on iTunes, as they discuss their new book, an entertaining and thoroughly modern yet unorthodox introduction to Judaism. Their book is an alphabetical array of short funny entries which feature a panoply of divergent, yet amusing voices, much like contemporary Judaism itself.

Sasha Sagan
Tuesday, November 19 | 7:00pm

For Small Creatures Such As We:Finding Wonder and Meaning In Our Unlikely World
Daughter of famous astronomer Carl Sagan, Sasha’s newest book celebrates all the marvels of life on Earth that require absolutely no faith in order to be believed. Drawing on both Jewish and Christian backgrounds she has worked to create secular rituals to instill wonder and joy in the world. She will share some of these customs and help inspire others to create their own.

Steve Katz
Thursday, November 21 | 7:00pm

Blood, Sweat and My Rock ‘n Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?
(Special acoustic concert following Steve’s talk)

 Steve Katz is the founding member of the 1960’s band Blood, Sweat and Tears and has recently written his memoir about growing up Jewish in the world of 1960’s rock n roll. Steve has had quite the amazing life, playing at Woodstock, partying with Jim Morrison, Elizabeth Taylor and Groucho Marx, conversed with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Andy Warhol, and jammed with Jimi Hendrix.


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