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 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.

No meeting on 10/1,10/15, 10/22.

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 12:30-3:00pm 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 or 408.357.7462.

PLEASE NOTE: No game tables will be available during  the first two week of August, because summer camp will be using all available space! Tables are available on the pool deck if you would like to play outside.

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

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:
July 19
August 23
September 27
October 25
November 22

July 19:  Gait and Balance
Do you find yourself walking slower than you used to? Did you know walking speed can be an indicator of how good your balance is? Learn how age affects your balance, how to improve your balance and speed, and how to be more active AND safer.

August 23: A Yiddish World Documentary, with Jan Masters
We’ll view a 2002 Emmy-award-winning documentary by Andrew Goldberg that uses archival photographs, never-before-seen archival videos, and survivor testimony to reconstruct the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, which were destroyed by the Holocaust. With instructor Jan Masters.

September 27: West Bay Opera Season Overview
The West Bay Opera has been bringing the performing arts to Palo Alto and the Peninsula for six decades. General Director José Luis Moscovich will give an overview of the 2019-20 season.

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

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+. For more information, contact Fagie Rosen at or 408.357.7533.

Day Trips

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


Events for young adults ages 22-36 are arranged by Maya Jacobson, the JCC’s Community Engagement Administrator. Contact her at

Join the Young Adults at the APJCC Facebook group to get information on the latest happenings.

Upcoming events include:

Monthly Shabbat Hike
Every fourth Saturday of the month*, location varies
A Shabbat experience for those who do not connect to traditional Shabbat practices. Join us every fourth Saturday of the month for a hike with meditation and a picnic lunch (kiddush included!) at the midpoint. We encourage people to leave their phones behind or on airplane mode so we can all truly be present during this Shabbat experience.
*Occasionally the hike is on a different Saturday–always double check the Facebook group

Jew Year’s Eve (Rosh Hashanah Party)
Saturday, September 28, 9:00pm-midnight
Join us at the Children’s Discovery Museum after hours to celebrate the Jewish New Year! There will be themed drinks and food, music, and you can unleash your inner child by interacting with the museum’s exhibits. This event is 21+ and takes place at the museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose. Tickets:

Sukkot Apple Picking
October 20, 12:00-2:00pm
We’ll be heading to Gizdich Farm in Watsonville to pick our own apples and enjoy a picnic as a way to celebrate the harvest festival of Sukkot.

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.