ADULT CLASSES

The JCC offers classes and activities for adults of all ages. To sign up, please click the “Register” button in the class or activity description to sign up online, or you can print a Registration Form.

For more information, contact Cherie Ravel at [email protected] or 408.357.7462.

Study the development of painting, sculpture, and other visual arts around the world. Currently we are focusing on the period before 1500 CE. Each week focuses on a stand-alone topic and is not dependent on prior sessions. No previous experience is required. This class is offered by West Valley College at the JCC.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Wed Spring session 2/6 - 5/15 1:00 - 2:30pm FREE

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

This is a free, drop-in class. No need to register.

West Valley College also offers a Music Appreciation class every Wednesday from 11:00am-12:30pm at the JCC

Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and how to deal with aggressive drivers. Attendance for the entire class is required in order to receive an AARP Certificate which can provide a deduction on your auto insurance premiums to good drivers 50+. We offer a 2-day course for those who have never taken this class before, and a 1-day refresher for those who have taken the class previously but need to renew their certification.

DAY DATES TIME AARP / Non-AARP Member
Wed 3/7** 9:00am - 1:30pm $15*/$20*
Wed 4/18, 4/25 9:00am-1:30pm $15*/$20*
Wed 6/6** 9:00am-1:30pm $15*/$20*
Wed 7/18, 7/25 9:00am-1:30pm $15*/$20*
Wed 8/22** 9:00am-1:30pm $15*/$20*
Wed 10/3, 10/10 9:00am-1:30pm $15*/$20*
Wed 12/12** 9:00am-1:30pm $15*/$20*

* Please make checks payable to AARP. The JCC will take RSVPs for the class, but all registration and financials will be handled by AARP on the day of the class.

** The two-day course (4 hours each day) is the initial mature drive course for those who are taking this class for the first time. The one-day class is a 4 hour refresher course for those who have taken the two-day (8 hour) course within the last 3 years.

To sign up, email [email protected].

Join the conversation, let your voice be heard! Join us weekly for a lively discussion and stimulating conversation, news of the week and stories that touch our lives. Moderators rotate each week. We meet Tuesday mornings in the Adult Lounge. For more information, contact [email protected]. This is a free, drop-in program. No need to register. Read a story about the Current Events program in the Los Gatos Weekly Times/Mercury News!

DAY DATES TIME CM/NM/SM
Tue ongoing 10:15-11:30am FREE

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

This is a free, drop-in program. No need to register in advance.

February 18th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A once-a-month get-together on Fridays in the APJCC Auditorium. Enjoy a catered hot lunch followed by entertainment. Please reserve your spot in advance. Cost is $6 JCC members, $8.50 non-members when you register in advance, or $10 at the door. If you’d like to come for the entertainment portion of the afternoon only, and skip the lunch, the fee is just $4 and no reservation is required. To RSVP for lunch, contact Cherie Ravel at [email protected].

DAY DATE TIME CM/SM NM TOPIC
Fri 3/23 12:00-2:00pm $6* $8.50* Ladyfingers guitar duo
Fri 4/27 12:00-2:00pm $6* $8.50* Performance by Yavneh Children's Choir
Fri 5/18 12:00-2:00pm $6* $8.50* San Jose Opera Guild - Season Overview

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

* Reservations required. The drop-in fee for lunch without a reservation is $10.

To register, contact [email protected].

APJCC monthly Senior Shabbat Luncheons are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Milton and Sophie Meyer FundThe San Jose Opera Guild Lecture Series and Preview Performances are made possible, in part, by a gift from Judy & Warren Kaplan.

Adults ages 55+ are invited to help explore and impart our rich traditions to our APJCC Preschool children. Join us monthly throughout the school year for storytelling, art, songs and Shabbat to connect the generations. This program runs during the school year, on selected Fridays. Free. Must register in advance. For more information or to sign up, please contact Cherie Ravel at [email protected].


Upcoming Grandpals Shabbat dates: 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11

This program is free, but you must sign up in advance by contacting Cherie Ravel at [email protected].

Learn about the origins of archaeology and innovations in recent years that are changing our view of the past. Weekly lectures and DVDs with West Valley College instructor Jan Masters. This class is presented in partnership with West Valley College.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Fri 2/2-5/18* 12:30-2:30pm Free

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

This is a free, drop-in class. No need to register. Must be age 55+.

* No class on 2/23.

Meet William Shakespeare! Learn about the times he lived in and how that influenced his work. Weekly lectures and DVDs with West Valley College instructor Jan Masters. This class is offered in partnership with West Valley.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Fri 2/2-5/18 10:30am-12:30pm Free

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

This is a free, drop-in class. No need to register. Must be age 55+.

Classes are designed to significantly improve word understanding, especially in background noise. Both non-hearing aid users and hearing aid wearers can benefit from  the class. Topics include learning to use visual, contextual and environmental cues, preserving hearing and optimizing hearing aid performance. This class is provided in partnership with Foothill College. More info: [email protected]. There is no charge for this class, but you must register for it through Foothill College. For a registration package, contact Julie Brown at [email protected] or 650.949.7103.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Mon 4/1-6/25* 10:45am-4:30pm Free**

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

* No class 5/21, 5/28

** There is no charge for this class, but you must register for it through Foothill College. For a registration package, contact Julie Brown at [email protected] or 650.949.7103.

Learn to play Mah Jongg according to the rules of the National Mah Jongg League. For questions, contact [email protected].

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 4/10-5/16 10:00am-12:00pm $54 $60

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member NM = Non-Member

This class is offered by Mission College at the JCC and is for ages 55+. This isn't your basic introductory  class on music listening, it's a lot more. We'll talk to musicians about their art, and hear live and recorded performances. Learn to enjoy and appreciate music through active and guided listening. Currently we are focusing on American Music. Each week focuses on a stand-alone topic and is not dependent on prior sessions. No previous experience is required. This is a free, drop-in class. No need to register.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Wed 2/6-5/16 11:00am-12:30pm Free

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

This is a free, drop-in class. No need to register.

West Valley College also offers an Art History class every Wednesday from 1:00m-2:30pm at the JCC.

 

Join us for a trip through American Musical Theater. You’ll be singing along to tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, Berlin, and Sondheim. This trip down memory lane is a special treat for those who came of age in these golden years.  You’ll be entertained and moved while learning the history of iconic composers and lyricists and the stories that made them part of the American Musical experience. Instructors are Stephen S. Gill, Elizabeth “Feeta” Bishop, and Nancy Bloomer Deussen. Performances are the third Tuesday of each month. Purchase the season at $50 per person or tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 per performance. For more information, contact [email protected].

Upcoming topics include:

  • April 17: Simply Sinatra — The Loneliness of the Long Distance SInger
  • May 15: Harold Who? The Life and Music of Harold Arlen
  • June 12: Steven Sondheim


Each class meets from 3:00-4:30pm. Cost is $10 ($5 for JCC members).

To register, contact [email protected].

The American Musical Theater program for seniors is made possible, in part, by a grant from Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust and the Corporate Alliance sponsorship of HearWell Audiology

  • Friday, May 18: The San Jose Opera Guild will be at the JCC’s monthly Shabbat Lunch for adults ages 55+, on Friday, May 18 from 12:00-2:00pm. Cost for lunch and Opera Guild lecture: JCC members $6, non-members $8.50 when you sign up in advance by contacting [email protected]. If you forgot to RSVP, don’t worry, the cost is just $10 at the door.

 

  • Monday, June 4: You’re invited to a lecture with San Jose Opera Guild on The Ring of Nibelung, in the APJCC Auditorium. Admission $10 (free for JCC members and Opera Guild members).  Monday, June 4, from 10:00am-12:00 noon. No need to pre-register.

 


The San Jose Opera Guild Lecture Series and Preview Performances are made possible, in part, by a gift from Judy & Warren Kaplan. APJCC monthly Senior Shabbat Luncheons are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund

We are delighted to continue our successful watercolor classes, now with more options! Monday classes will be designed for people who have already taken this course, or who are already familiar with watercolor. Wednesday classes will be the traditional beginners classes that have been provided during the last two series. Class sizes are limited to 10 serious students. Instructor John Giannotti  is Vice President of the Los Gatos Art Association and an accomplished painter.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Mon 4/2-5/7 5:00-7:00pm $108/series or $22/class
Wed 4/4-5/9 5:00-7:00pm $108/series or $22/class

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

All APJCC programming for older adults is made possible, in part,  by a  generous grant from The Myra Reinhard Family Foundation. Continued Learning programs for older adults are made possible, in part, by the Corporate Alliance sponsorship of  Los Gatos Memorial Park & Darling-Fischer. The American Musical Theater program for seniors is made possible, in part, by a grant from Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust and the Corporate Alliance sponsorship of HearWell Audiology. All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Doris & Rick z”l Davis, and an Anonymous Donor.