All Adults

These programs and classes are open to the public. For more information, contact Cherie Ravel at cherie@svjcc.org or 408.357.7462 unless otherwise noted. Please note, we also offer many classes for adults in our Jewish Life and Recreation & Wellness departments.

To register for a class, please click the "Register" button in the class description to sign up online, or you can print a registration form.

Questions about how to register online? See our Online Registration FAQ.

CM = Full Center Member

SM = Social Member

NM = Non-member

Financial assistance is available to attend these programs, through the generosity of the Arnie Addison Scholarship Fund. Click here to apply.

Drop-in Mah Jongg
Card tables are available in the JCC’s main lobby for your convenience, on a first-come first-served basis. Activity rooms are also available for Mah Jongg play on Tuesdays 12:30-3:00pm and Wednesdays 12:30-4:00pm; free for JCC members, $5 for non-members. If you are interested in playing in a regular Tuesday or Wednesday group, contact Cherie Ravel at cherie@svjcc.org or 408.357.7462.


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Beginning Mah Jongg
 Instructor Sandy Epstein will teach this six week course. You will learn to identify tiles, get familiar with terminology, hands and rules, and complete a Charleston exchange all according the the National Jongg League. 

Wed 6/18-7/23 10:30am-12:30pm $54 $60



The JCC offers ballroom, hip hop, tap and jazz dance classes for adults. See the Dance web page for details.


Duplicate Bridge: Open Game
Join us for a social game of duplicate bridge.  This a non-sanctioned game with no master points awarded.  It is a drop-in game although you do need to have a partner.  If you do not have a partner and are interested in joining this group please call bridge director Don Schare or contact Cherie Ravel at the JCC.

MON  ongoing 7:00-9:45pm free $2



Lip Reading
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: hear@gizmology.com.

Tue 4/1-5/20* 1:15-3:30pm $55

* No class 4/15, 4/22


Movie Club
Are you a movie fan? Would you like to discuss the most recent release with other like minded fans? We're looking for your help to start a JCC Movie Club.  If you're interested email Cherie at cherie@svjcc.org and once a date has been determined you'll be invited.  

Who's TALKING (lecture series)
Come hear timely and educational speakers on a wide range of topics from health care to travel.  Information promoting each lecture will be available in advance of each specific speaker. FREE for members and non-members.

Upcoming talks include:

  • Thursday, April 24th, 3:00-5:00pm. Rethinking  Retirement with Jovin Jackson.   Jovin is a Financial Advisor with SGC.  In partnership with West Valley College he teaches a 2 day course twice a year at the JCC called “Rethinking your Retirement” where he give students tools to navigate this new frontier.  

    In his two hour lecture Jovin will touch on the highlights of this unique and comprehensive course looking at the issues and financial concepts that are important to pre- retirees and retirees. In straightforward language, this course explains financial strategies designed to accomplish objectives such as tax-efficient income planning, lifestyle preservation, inflation protection.

    However, money is only one aspect of post-retirement planning. We introduce fun and fulfilling activities such as travel, hobbies, and lifelong learning, to help you make the most of your retirement years.


  • Monday, May 12th, 1:30-3:00pm.  Intro to iPads with Brian Schwatka

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