These programs and classes are open to any adult age 55 or older, unless another age range is noted in the class description. For more information, contact Cherie Ravel, Older Adult Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7462.
CM = Full Center Member
SM = Social Member
NM = Non-member
Kabbalat Shabbat Lunches (ages 55+)
A once-a-month get-together on Fridays from 12:00-2:00pm in the APJCC Auditorium. Enjoy a catered hot lunch followed by entertainment. $5 JCC members, $7.50 non-members. For dates and more details, contact Cherie Ravel at email@example.com or 408.357.7462. Upcoming dates include:
- Friday, March 14th: Scam Stopper Seminar with State Senator Jim Beall
- Friday, April 25th: Concert Pianist Caroline Menipaz
- Friday, May 23rd: San Jose Opera Guild
- Friday, June 13th: South Bay Teen Idol performers
AARP Safe Driver Course (ages 50+)
Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and how to deal with aggressive drivers. AARP-sponsored mature driving class on 6/18 and 6/20 meets for at total of 8 hours (4 hours per day). The refresher course on 4/2 (for those who have already taken the class in the past and just need a refresher) meets for a total of 4 hours. Upon completing the class you receive a DMV certificate which may provide a deduction off your auto insurance premium.
|Wed||4/2||9:00am-1:30pm||$15 AARP members, $20 others|
|Wed & Fri||6/18 & 6/20||9:00am-1:00pm||$15 AARP members, $20 others*|
* Please make check payable to AARP.
Folk Art and Crafts in America (age 55+) Join Jan Masters, M.A. Art history, will lead an exploration of folk arts and crafts in America since Colonial times. Material will be presented in documentaries (DVDs) and slide shows followed by lively discussion. No prior experience necessary. Just bring your curiosity!
|Fri||ongoing thru 5/23||9:30-11:00am||
Art History/Selected Topics (ages 55+)
Each week focuses on a stand-alone topic and is not dependent on prior sessions. This is an ongoing class that is offered in partnership with West Valley College. Winter Session begins January 8th and runs through May 21st. For more information, contact Cherie Ravel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7462.
Each week focuses on a stand-alone topic and is not dependent on prior sessions. This is an ongoing class that is offered in partnership with West Valley College.
|Wed||ongoing thru 5/21*||1:00-2:30pm||Free|
*No class 4/16
The JCC periodically organizes local day trips or trips to casinos for adults ages 55+. For day trips, contact Cherie Ravel at email@example.com or 408.357.7462. For casino trips, contact Fagie Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7533.
Current Events (ages 55+)
Come join us for a lively discussion and stimulating conversation, news of the week and stories that touch our lives. Moderators rotate each week.
Grandpals Shabbat (ages 55+)
Help explore and impart our rich traditions to our APJCC Preschool children. Join us for storytelling, art, songs and Shabbat to connect the generations. To join this program, contact Cherie Ravel at email@example.com or 408.357.7462.
Upcoming dates for 2013-14 school year: 3/7, 3/21, 4/11, 4/25, 5/16
Group Fitness Classes
The JCC offers more than 70 group fitness classes each week. These classes are free for Full Center Members. Social Members pay a $15 day pass fee and non-member pay a $25 day pass fee. Some group fitness classes are especially accessible if you are looking for low-impact exercise, including:
- Light and Easy. This low-impact aerobics class is light on the joints and easy to follow. Simple choreographed movement patterns emphasize a full range of motion. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30am in Studio A.
- Zumba Basics. This class takes modifies Zumba moves and pace to suit the needs of a mature audience and anyone wanting a slower pace. What stays the same are all the elements Zumba is known for: zesty Latin music, easy-to-follow moves, and an invigorating atmosphere. Every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00am in Studio A.
Other classes that may be of interest include Aqua Fit (a non-impact aerobic workout in the pool, 5 classes per week) and Gentle Yoga (Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15pm and Fridays from 10:30-11:45am).
For more information see the full Group Fitness Schedule.
Jewish Widows/Widowers/Senior Singles (ages 55+)
This group usually meets on the third or fourth Thursday of every month from 1:00-3:00pm. Meetings are open to Jewish singles ages 55+. The group provides diverse activities that enrich, entertain and educate. More info: Larry at 408.252.2323 or Cherie at 408.357.7462.
Classes are designed to significantly improve word understanding, especially in background noise. Learn to use visual, contextual and environmental cues, preserve hearing, and
optimize hearing aid performance.Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes are offered. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* No class 4/15, 4/22
Monthly Movie Mondays (age 55+)
Spend the afternoon watching classic films. 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Adult Lounge, one Monday per month. Upcoming dates include 4/14, 5/19, 6/9, and 7/14. Suggested donation $5.
Sunday Brunch with Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association
A bagel brunch is held the second Sunday of the month from 10:30am-1:00pm for survivors and their family. In addition to brunch there is always entertainment and/or an educational
program is included. Admission is free, but an optional donation will help defray our costs. If interested, contact Cherie Ravel at email@example.com or 408.357.7462 for details.