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 cherie@apjcc.org or 408.357.7462.

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and how to deal with aggressive drivers. This course is classroom-based (there is no behind-the-wheel component).

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 within the past 3 years but need to renew their certification.

Please note, the November course is full.

DAY DATES TIME AARP / Non-AARP Member
Wed 11/13, 11/20** 9:00am-1:30pm The November class is full.
Tue 1/7** 9:00am-1:30pm $20*/$25*
Wed 2/5, 2/12** 9:00am-1:30pm $20*/$25*
Tue 3/24 9:00am-1:30pm $20*/$25*

* 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 cherie@apjcc.org.

Explore memoir, short story, or poetry writing in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels of experience are welcome, with no requirement to write! Tell your stories, receive feedback (optional), and join us for optional writing exercises and discussion. This class is offered in partnership with Foothill College. It’s a drop-in class, so you don’t necessarily need to attend every class. Instructor is writer/artist Patty Mayall.

For more information, contact cherie@apjcc.org.

DAY DATE TIME CM/SM/NM
Thu 9/26-12/12 2:00-3:30pm Free*
Thu 1/9-3/26 2:00-3:30pm Free*

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

* This class is offered free of charge through Foothill College. Please register with the instructor on the first day of class.

Join the conversation, let your voice be heard! We meet weekly in the JCC’s Adult Lounge for a lively discussion and stimulating conversation, news of the week and stories that touch our lives. Moderators rotate each week.

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.

* No meeting 10/1, 10/15, 10/22

A once-a-month get-together on Fridays from 12:00-2: 00 pm in the APJCC Auditorium (unless a different time is noted here). Enjoy a catered hot lunch followed by entertainment. Please reserve your spot in advance. Cost is $6 JCC members, $8.50 non-members. RSVP to cherie@apjcc.orgIf 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. RSVP to cherie@apjcc.org.

These lunches  are a lovely way to close out your week. Priced at a reasonable cost for everyone, this is a welcoming event for JCC members and non-members alike. Make a date with friends to meet for lunch and know you’ll have a leisurely time to catch up and be entertained. A vegetarian lunch is always provided and the program changes regularly with educational and musical entertainment to keep us in the know. Here is a sneak peek at upcoming offerings.

Upcoming dates: 12/20, 1/17, 2/21, 3/20


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 from 9:00-10:30am. Free.

Upcoming Grandpals Shabbat dates for the 2019-20 school year: 12/6, 12/13, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/13, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22.

This program is free, but you must sign up in advance by contacting Cyndi Sherman at cyndi@apjcc.org.

Ever wonder what makes a painting or an artist into an icon of its time and culture? What is the meaning behind the colorful surface of the painting, or what is the purpose of the sculpture? Instructor Jan Masters will show some award-winning DVDs and share personal insights to enhance your experience and appreciation of art. No previous art history knowledge is required. This drop-in class is presented in partnership with the Continuing Education Older Adults Program of West Valley College.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Wed ongoing* 1:00-2:15pm FREE

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

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

* Fall classes end 12/11 and spring classes start 1/29/20.

A sight and sound exploration of famous musical compositions and the historical events that inspired their composers, including Beethoven, Hayden, Copland, and others. With instructor Jan Masters. No prior musical history knowledge is required. This class is presented in partnership with the Continuing Education Older Adults Program of West Valley College.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Wed ongoing* 11:00am-12:15pm Free

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

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

* Fall classes end 12/11 and spring classes start 1/29/20.

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

 

Learn to use visual, contextual and environmental cues, preserving hearing and optimizing hearing aid performance. Class is divided into three groups by skill level. This class is offered in partnership with Foothill College. For more information contact hear@gizmology.com.

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Mon 9/23-12/9* 10:30-4:30pm Free**
Mon 1/6-3/23* Beginners 10:30am-12:00pm, Advanced 1:00-3:00pm, Intermediate 3:00-4:30pm Free**

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

* No class 1/20, 2/17

*** There is no charge for this class, but you must register for it through Foothill College. For a registration package, contact Julie Brown at brownjulie@fhda.edu or 650.949.7103.

 

Learn to play the game according to the rules of the National Mah Jongg League. We’ll teach you to identify the tiles, distinguish between suits, break and build a wall, complete the Charleston, and play a game.  To sign up or for more information, contact cherie@apjcc.org.

 

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 1/24-2/18 10:00am-12:00pm $54 $60

You’re invited to join San Jose Opera Guild for the following lectures in the APJCC Auditorium. Admission $10. Free for Opera Guild and JCC members.

  • Wed, May 6, 2020, 10:00am-12:00 noon: Ernani (Verdi). Speaker: Kip Cranna.
  • Wed, June 10, 2020, 10:00am-12:00 noon: (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Mason Bates). Speaker: Mark Campbell.

For more information, contact CJLL@apjcc.org.


The San Jose Opera Guild Lecture Series and Preview Performances are made possible, in part, by a gift from Judy & Warren Kaplan. 

Develop your intuition, creativity, empathy, and spontaneity as you learn how to improvise real-life stories. Playback Theater transforms real stories told by audience members into theater, on the spot, using movement, ritual, spoken improvisation and music. This is a series of seven classes; the first class is a trial class. Instructor Roni Alperin, the instructor is an experienced actor, theater director, improve artist, Accredited Trainer of Playback Theater, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), and RDT (Registered Drama Therapist). More information: mayat@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Mon 1/13-3/2* 8:00-9:50pm $210

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

* No class 2/17

Learn to paint in watercolor with instructor John Giannotti, vice president of the Los Gatos Art Association and an accomplished painter. Class sizes are limited to 10 serious students.

More information: mayaj@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME PER CLASS ENTIRE SERIES
Mon 10/28-12/9* 5:00-7:00pm $22 $108

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

* No class 11/25

Take a trip through time and space every week with instructor Jan Masters. Marvel at the natural wonders of our amazing planet as well as incredible marvels created by modern humans and our ancient ancestors. A blend of archeology, anthropology, and nature travel around the globe and in various eras. This class is provided in partnership with the Continuing Education Older Adults Program of West Valley College.

More info: cherie@apjcc.org

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Wed 2:30-3:45pm ongoing* Free

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

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

* Fall classes end 12/11 and spring classes start 1/29/20.

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.