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.

Our lunches follow the theme of “Living Your Best Life.” Following a healthy lunch you’ll hear from specialist in their field, on topics that will affect your life—specialists in health, real estate, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical, and more.

Coming up…

Friday, February 22, from 12:00-2:00pm. The topic is “New York, New York.” Lunch at noon, documentary and lecture from 1:00-2:00pm. Lecture will be by Jan Masters,  West Valley instructor, talking about her new Friday morning class, New York: An American Experience. Lunch will be: Rigatoni, Caeser Salad, and Lemon Bars and Brownies for Dessert.

We’ll watch and discuss excerpts of the Ric Burns documentary about The Big Apple. New York: A Documentary Film is an elegant, lyrical and compelling portrait of the greatest and most complex of cities. Learn about the history of New York from its founding in 1624 as a Dutch trading post to its continuing pre-eminence as the cultural and economic capital of the world.

More upcoming dates:
March 15, April 12, May 17, July 19 (no lunch in June).

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.  Upcoming dates are 93/11, 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+. 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.


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

Upcoming events include:

Dinner Discussion: Ethics of Esther
Monday, March 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Come to dinner in a private home and have a guided discussion about the ethical implications of the story of Esther. This event is held in collaboration with YA-Live. The discussion will be facilitated by Shifra Elman. Fee is $10. All registration fees will be donated to Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley.  RSVP to Maya Jacobson, [email protected]. Address of the event will be provided when you RSVP.

Second Seder for Young Adults
April 20, times and locations vary
Want to attend a Passover seder specifically for young adults? Want to host a seder specifically for young adults? The JCC wants to make that happen! If you are interested in hosting, email [email protected] and specify the theme, how many people you can host, and what time. Interested in attending a seder! Let us know! We will be posting an online sign-up form once all hosting options are set up.

Monthly Shabbat Hike
Every fourth Saturday of the month. Location varies.

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.