Adults & Seniors

From cooking classes to garden parties, the J offers a variety of programs to meet friends and stay connected to Jewish life.

Upcoming Programs

Spring Dance Classes: Foxtrot & Swing

Mondays, April 17-May 15
Either foxtrot or swing class M $55/G $65
Both classes M $105/G $120
Drop-in $15/class

Fabulous Foxtrot
7-8 pm
Transport yourself back to the wonderful big band era of the 1930s & 1940s by learning one of most popular dances of that period – the fabulous foxtrot! We’ll start by reviewing the basic footwork & foundations to this fluid and elegantly flowing dance, then quickly move on to some fun variations, as well as introduce how to effortlessly transition from one move to the next. Perfect for beg/int level dancers.  Ideal to take in conjunction with the 8:15 pm West Coast Swing class to build your repertoire and dance skills. Level: Beg/Int.  All welcome – no partner needed.

Intro to West Coast Swing
8:15-9:15 pm
West Coast Swing is not only one of the smoothest, sexiest, an funniest forms of swing dance on the scene today, but is hugely popular in Seattle, across the country, and growing strong. Using Ari’s very unique approach to understanding effortless partnered movement, you will not only quickly learn the foundations of WCS, but more importantly, you’ll come away with a much deeper understanding of the fundamental language of energy & flow in dance that can be applied to any style you do!  Not to be missed!  Ideal to take in conjunction with the 7 pm Fabulous Foxtrot class to help reinforce many of the concepts introduced there.  Level: Beg/Int.  All welcome – no partner needed.

 

Restful Insomnia Classes

Single class: $15 member; $18 guest
3-class series: $40 member; $50 guest*

Reduce Insomnia Stress: How to Create Restful Nights
Tuesday, April 18 | 7-8:30 pm
Are you stressed by wakeful nights and zoned out during the day? Restore your energy by learning to deeply rest your body, mind, and emotions—so you get the benefits of sleep and open the door to slumber as well. In this class, you’ll learn the value of deep rest and tips on how rest that night.

Soothe the Non-Stop Mind That Keeps You Awake
Wednesday, May 17 | 7-8:30 pm
Does your mind take over with tasks or useless chatter, keeping you from rest and sleep? This class looks at ways to change your relationship with your mind, and tips to keep it from taking charge at night.

When Anxiety Rears Its Head at Night
Tuesday, June 6 | 7-8:30 pm
Anxiety can take up your whole body, mind, and awareness. And once that begins to take hold, it can dominate the whole night. This class shares perspectives and tips on how to manage anxiety so you are more able to renew, and do what really needs to be done during the day.

sondra-kornblatt-headshotSondra Kornblatt developed Restful Insomnia during a year of intense insomnia. After cures didn’t work, she discovered that deep rest removed stress, revitalized her, and opened the door to sleep as well. Using her experience in counseling, meditation, neuro-linguistic programming, yoga, and more, she developed numerous ways to descend into that renewing rest. She has helped individuals and groups change their relationship with insomnia since 2004. Sondra is the author of Restful Insomnia (Conari Press 2010) as well as other books on energy and the brain. Learn more at RestfulInsomnia.com.

 

Yoga Journeys

Sunday, May 7
12:30-1:30 pm | FREE

Join us for an hour of vinyasa flow yoga focused on Jewish holidays and themes. These all-level classes nourish body, mind, and soul. Each will have live music, meditation, and Jewish learning.

 

Chai Mitzvah

2nd Monday of the month, May 8-January 8, 2018
7-9 pm
$180 includes weekly dinner and materials

This unique adult engagement program encourages an integrated, experiential approach to Jewish life. Through monthly group learning and independent exploration, we’ll provide the framework and guidance to explore learning, spirituality, and social action. Chai Mitzvah spans the spectrum of Jewish practice and is for people from any background of Jewish knowledge and living.

Spring/Summer Hikes

Do you like to hike, but don’t get a chance to do it as often as you’d like? Come hike with the J! We will meet in the SJCC parking lot, carpool to the trailhead, and head out on a hike.  Enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, and meet new friends! On each hike, participants will decide where to grab a well-deserved treat on the way home!

All hikes listed below are within 1.5 hours of Seattle proper. Departure and return times will vary based on proximity and length of the hike itself. Generally all trips will leave the J parking lot between 8-9 am the day the hike is listed.

  • Each hike can accommodate a group of 10 participants maximum. First come, first served basis.
  • Please bring your own lunch, good hiking shoes, and plenty of water.
  • All hikes suitable for participants ages 13+
  • Please be sure to consider the length, elevation gain, and difficulty when choosing your hike

For more information contact Community Connections Professional Ken Di Raimondo or call 206-388-0839,

Little Si Lag B’Omer hike
Saturday, May 13

  • Distance: 4.7 miles roundtrip
  • Gain: 1300 ft.
  • Highest Point: 1550 ft.
  • Location: I-90 corridor
  • Difficulty: Easy – Moderate

Ebey’s Landing
Saturday, July 8

  • Distance: 5.6 miles roundtrip
  • Gain: 260 ft.
  • Highest Point: 260 ft.
  • Location: Whidbey Island
  • Difficulty: Easy 

Mt Pilchuck
Saturday, July 29 

  • Distance: 5.4 miles roundtrip
  • Gain: 2300 ft.
  • Highest Point: 5327 ft.
  • Location: Mountain Loop HWY – Granite Falls area
  • Difficulty: moderate to difficult

Annette Lake
Sunday, August 13 

  • Distance: 7.5 miles roundtrip
  • Gain: 1800 ft.
  • Highest Point: 3600 ft.
  • Location: Snoqualmie region
  • Difficulty: moderate

Mailbox Peak
Saturday, September 9

  • Distance: 9.4 miles roundtrip
  • Gain: 4000 ft.
  • Highest Point: 4822 ft.
  • Location: Snoqualmie region
  • Difficulty: Difficult!

Bridge

Have you always wanted to learn to play bridge or would like to improve your skills? SJCC past Board President and ACBL-accredited bridge teacher Alan Tesler will teach you the game.

Sports Leagues

The J has two men’s basketball leagues as well as a summer co-ed softball league. You can join with a team or as a free agent.

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