Community & Culture

The JCC of Atlantic County offers programs, infused with Jewish values, for adults of all ages.  No matter your culture, faith or denomination, our activities are designed to engage you intellectually, physically, and socially.  From recreational activities and personal enrichment classes to Jewish learning and travel, the Katz JCC aims to provide endless opportunities for our active adults to live a rich, full life.  Our focus is on kehillah, community.


Day Trips

Hell’s Kitchen on Broadway

There’s a place where the rhythm of the city is music, where every corner has a story, and every window is a kaleidoscope. Where a girl can step out of her apartment and find the world. That’s HELL’S KITCHEN, a new musical from 16-time Grammy® Award winner Alicia Keys that’s about to make Broadway feel brand new.

Tickets include transportation and Broadway show ticket.

Wednesday, May 1

Bus departs the JCC at 7:45 am

Bus returns to the JCC at approximately 7:30 pm

Ellis Island Tour | Statue of Liberty NYC Trip

Day trip to NYC to see two iconic landmarks, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Wednesday, June 19

Depart the JCC at 7:45 am
Return to the JCC at approximately 7:30 pm
Tickets include transportation.

Last of the Red Hot Mamas – New Hope, PA

Day trip to New Hope PA for small town shopping and a show at Bucks County Playhouse to see “Last of the Red Hot Mamas” A New Musical.

Wednesday, July 24

Bus departs the JCC at 8:00 am

Bus returns to the JCC at approximately 6:30 pm

Tickets include transportation and tickets to show.


Paint & Sip with Artist Jade Scarlett

Thursday, April 18

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Member: $40

Guest: $45

Additional Paint & Sip event dates are planned for May 16, June 13 and September 26.


Mahjong & Canasta Brunch

Join us for a delightful afternoon of strategic, gameplay, vibrant conversations, and delectable treats at our Mahjong & Canasta Brunch!
Immerse yourself in the world of tiles and cards, paired with bagels, lox and spreads. This game day promises a perfect blend of socializing, competition and indulgence.

Reserve your seat for an afternoon of pure delight!

April 17, May 15, September 11, & October 16

Start Time: 11:00 am

Member $20 | Guest $23


Mahjong & Canasta Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour!! Vibrant conversations, cocktails and delectable treats as you immerse yourself in the world of tiles and cards. Reserve your seat today!!

June 26, July 17, & August 21

4:30 – 7:00 pm

Member $25 | Guest $30


Mitzvah Stitchers – Crochet Club

Enjoy this FREE program led by Ellen Berju for beginner and experienced crocheters and aims to create caps and lap blankets for patients of Shore Medical Center who are receiving Chemotherapy treatment.

Ongoing

Tuesdays | 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Beginner and Advanced Mosaics

Learn Mosaic-art-making from one of the areas most skilled mosaic instructors, Jill Snyder.

Beginning Week of March 6

Beginner: Mondays at 6 pm

All Levels: Wednesdays at 12:30 pm

Experienced: Wednesdays at 6 pm

Beginning Week of May 6

Beginner: Mondays at 6 pm

All Levels: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm


Mosaics Art Exhibit

Join us for the anticipated exhibition of the beautifully detailed pieces from Jill Snyder’s Mosaic Class. Displayed will be countless hours, days, weeks and months of hard work by the students of the very talented Jill Snyder.

Thursday, May 16

5:00 – 7:00 pm

FREE and open to the public

Mosaics Class work on display May 9 – May 31.

Humans of October 7th

A New Exhibition Created by Photojournalist Erez Kaganovitz

Since the horrendous and devastating attack on Israel my world, like many others in Israel and around the world stopped. It seems like not only Israel won’t be the same after this brutal attack but also the whole Jewish world. Since the October 7th horrific attack, the incitement on the streets and social media fueled antisemitism and misconceptions about Israel and the Jewish people at large. As an artist and a photojournalist, Erez Kaganovitz is fighting back against these misconceptions and rising antisemitism by showing the Human side of Israel. His photos highlight the Human elements of Israel providing a reminder of what Israeli society is all about and what they are actually fighting for. To do so Kaganovitz created the Humans of October 7th exhibition. The exhibition is an ongoing project that brings to light the human stories of the unique Israelis who stood up against evil. It shows the Israeli DNA at its best and shows the incredible spirit and resilience of the Israeli people.

Tuesday, May 21 • RECEPTION: 5:30 pm | SPEAKER: 6:30 pm

The Semi – Permanent Display will be on the 2nd floor of the facility, in the Harrah’s wing Beginning May 1, 2024.

This program is proudly supported by the Israel Engagement Fund: A JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator and the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs.

Email Brian Adler at badler@jccatlantic.org if you would like to attend the May 21 event. Light refreshments will be served.


Crash Glass Class

Using broken tempered glass, “Crash Glass”, to create a special art piece. Students will arrive wearing “art clothes and closed-toe shoes”, armed with a creative idea to complete a glass on glass 8×10 framed piece of art.

Sunday, May 19

9:00 am – 3:30 pm


Mahjong Classes

Get ready to dive into the world of Mahjong with the fabulous Martha Moskowitz as your guide! Join us for a series of Mahjong classes that promise not just skill-building but a whole lot of fun, laughter, and the chance to make lifelong friends.

March 4 – April 8

Mondays | 12:30 pm


Canasta Classes for Beginners

Whether you’re a complete novice or just looking to sharpen your skills, our Beginner Canasta Class is the perfect place to start. Join us for a fun and interactive learning experience that will have you mastering the fundamentals of this classic card game in no time.

March 4 – April 8

Mondays | 12:30 – 3:00 pm


Bridge Supervised Play

Are you ready to take your Bridge game to new heights? Join the club where instructor Martin DeBruin, a seasoned Bridge maestro, guides you through complete Bridge games, providing expert supervision and invaluable insights at every turn.

New class dates TBD.  This class typically takes place Fridays | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Coffee Klatch

Moderated by: Tina Serota, Village Community Specialist

Join the conversation about local, national & international politics, religion, technology and family news at the JCC. Light brunch will be served.

The Coffee Klatch program typically takes place on Thursdays, once per month from 10:30 am – 12 pm. The next event is TBD.

To reserve your spot contact Tina Serota at tserota@jfsatlantic.org or 609-287-8872

This program has received funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. This project is funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, through a grant by the Office on Aging, Atlantic County, New Jersey.