Adult Social Life activities aim to serve a wide group of interests and ages. Adults may join reading groups, social action groups, dining, group outings and even dance parties. 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.

Country Western Dance

When: Sunday, May 6, from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tickets: Admission is $10 per person (JCC members $5). Get tickets online or at the door.

Put on your boots and join us for a Country Western Dance! Live music with One Country Band. Open to the public. Light refreshments included. Come early for line dancing instruction by JCC dance instructor Stephanie McShurley.


Current Events Discussion Group

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.


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 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.


Shabbat Lunches (for ages 55+)

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.

Upcoming dates include:

  • April 27 – Yavneh Children’s Choir
  • May 18 – San Jose Opera Guild
  • No lunch in June
  • July – TBA


Trips for Ages 55+

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:

  • May 17, 8:00am-6:00pm, Jackson Rancheria Casino
  • June 28, 8:00am-6:00pm, location TBA

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.


Monthly Moms’ Circle

Dates: One Monday each month. Upcoming dates include 4/16, 5/14
Time: 8:40-10:00am
Cost: $10 per day. Your first class is free!

Would you like to bring more intentionality to the way you experience time? Join Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, experienced educator and APJCC Los Gatos Preschool parent, 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 parents of all faiths.

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.

To sign up, email [email protected].


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.