ADULT SOCIAL LIFE
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.
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.
Sunday Afternoon Dance Party
Sunday, February 18, 3:00-5:00pm
Join your friends and make some new ones. We’ll swing to the tunes of the Los Gatos Saratoga Big Band. Light refreshments included. Cost is $10 per person, RSVP by February 14 to [email protected].
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:
- February 23 – Happiness with CareMore
- March 23 – Lady Fingers guitar duo
- 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.
The JCC periodically organizes trips to casinos for adults ages 55+. Upcoming casino trips include:
- April 26, 8:00am-6:00pm
- June 28, 8:00am-6:00pm
For more information, contact Fagie Rosen at [email protected] or 408.357.7533.
The JCC periodically organizes theater visits and other day trips. For more information, contact Cherie Ravel at [email protected] or 408.357.7462.
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: 1/29, 2/12, 3/12, 4/16, 5/14
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. The Sunday Afternoon Dance Party is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. APJCC Los Gatos monthly Senior Shabbat Luncheons are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund.