Adult Social Life activities aim to serve a wide group of interests and ages. Community engagement and making connections is what Adult Social Life is all about. For more information about any of the programs listed here, please contact Cherie Ravel at [email protected] or 408.357.7462 unless otherwise indicated.

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 every Tuesday morning in the Adult Lounge from 10:15am-11:30 am. This is a free, drop-in program and there is no need to register.

The JCC periodically holds dances for adults. No dances are currently scheduled, but if you would like to be on our mailing list to find out about future dances, please email [email protected].

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 gameplay on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-3: 00 pm where you can play Mah Jongg, Canasta, Bridge, Chess, and more. Activity Room play is free for JCC members; a $5 donation is requested from non-members. If you are interested in playing in a regular Tuesday group, contact Cherie Ravel at [email protected] or 408.357.7462.

A once-a-month get-together on Fridays from 12:00-2: 00 pm 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 ($10 at the door). RSVP to [email protected]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.

If you would like to register and pay online in advance, you can fill out an online registration form.

These monthly 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.

Friday, August 24: Piano music with Sue Matthias

Sue has enjoyed playing the piano for over 60 years. She’s played at Nordstrom in Palo Alto and Valley Fair and still plays at Filoli Gardens for special events. She accompanies “The Skylark Singers” when they perform in the area too. This year’s performance will include a couple of standard piano solos (to warm up the fingers) and then Sue will lead a “creative” sing-along of music from 3 top musicals of our time: “My Fair Lady,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Fiddler on the Roof”! (Lyrics Sheets are provided!) Play the part of Professor Higgins…. or Maria…or Topal! Let your voices be heard…. come join the fun!

Friday, September 28: “The Museum in Your Attic” with Roslyn Sholin
Creative Director, Public Speaker and Family Historian, Roslyn has created an exhibit entitled “My Attic, Your Story–An Immigrant’s Journey.” “Fate has chosen me to be a tour guide into the past,” Roslyn says. “I am the granddaughter who inherited a family house, a living, breathing museum. I excavated decades of forgotten materials and learned about world history, language and family. With 150 years of family history, a rich tapestry shows the arc of immigration, assimilation and acculturation.” Learn Roslyn’s story and hear how you can find “the museum in your attic.”

Friday, October 19: The JCC, in partnership with San Jose Opera Guild, presents Lunch with West Bay Opera
Please note different time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Join us as West Bay Opera’s General Director José Luis Moscovich talks about their 62nd season of bringing opera to the Bay Area. He’ll entice us with stories of the season’s fabulous offerings. Then be enthralled by artists as they perform some of the season’s most memorable pieces. Followed by lunch with Director Moscovich, members of the Guild, and opera fans.

Friday, November 16: Be Ready, Senior Preparedness!
Do you know what to do when the “Big One” hits? We face unique risks in the Bay Area: earthquakes, wild fires, and floods, to name just a few. Taking a little time now to be prepared can give you peace of mind and eliminate stress. Join us for lunch and get direction and tips from the Santa Clara County Fire Department. Learn what you can do today to weather the storm tomorrow.

Friday, December 7: Hanukkah Celebration with Grandkids
This lunch will be a special treat. Bring your grandchildren to celebrate with you. It’s the 5th day of Hanukkah and what better way to celebrate than a lunch with Latkes, Applesauce, Candle Lighting, Songs, Dreidel Games, and a Cookie Decorating Contest. We’ll have a special performance from the Yavneh Choir. Come join in the celebration.


APJCC Los Gatos monthly Senior Shabbat Luncheons are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund.

Dates: One Monday each month during the school year.  Dates for 2018-19 are 9/17, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/6, 6/3*.
Time: 8:40-10:00am
Cost: $10 per day. Your first class is free!

Join Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, our Mindful Jewish Journeys Educator, for an exploration of the themes of the Jewish months and how their unique energies can help focus our personal growth throughout the year. This framework for reflection and mindfulness is organized around the Jewish calendar but applies to women of all faiths. Diverse women come together to enjoy text study, self-reflection, journaling, and real life themes relevant to mothers of all ages and stages. Walk away with food for thought and concrete steps to bring more meaning to your month. We welcome all moms, including first-time participants! First session is free, then $10/session. This program is held in Club J on the school side of the building.

This family centered group meets monthly on the Monday after Rosh Hodesh (the celebration of the new Jewish month) and will integrate text study, self-reflection and journaling, and real life themes relevant to mothers of all ages and stages. 8:40-9:00am informal coffee and chatting, followed by a more focused program 9:00-10:00am.

Moms’ Circle is in held in Club J, on the school side of the JCC building. Coffee and bagels provided.

This program is a partnership between the APJCC and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley.

For more information, email [email protected].

*Our last meeting of the school year will be an offsite, evening event on June 3.

Adults ages 55+ are invited to join us for local organized day trips, trips to casinos, and national and foreign travel.

Casino Trips

The JCC periodically organizes trips to casinos for adults ages 55+. Upcoming casino trips include:

  • June 28, 8:00am-6:00pm, location TBA
  • July 26
  • September 27
  • November 15

For more information, contact Fagie Rosen at [email protected] or 408.357.7533.

Day Trips

The JCC periodically organizes theater visits and other day trips. For more information, contact Cherie Ravel at [email protected] or 408.357.7462.

Extended Trips

No extended trips are currently scheduled. For more information, contact Fagie Rosen at [email protected] or 408.357.7533.

All APJCC Los Gatos programming for older adults is made possible, in part,  by a  generous grant from The Myra Reinhard Family Foundation.  APJCC Los Gatos monthly Senior Shabbat Luncheons are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund.