Adults & Seniors
From cooking classes to garden parties, the J offers a variety of programs to meet friends and stay connected to Jewish >life.
Russian '80s Discotech
Saturday, May 27 | 8-10:30 pm
$40 (includes a drink)
Join us for an unforgettable night at the J to celebrate the Russian community and have a great time! We’ll have a DJ, traditional Russian appetizers, a dance performance, and drinks.
Restful Insomnia Classes
$15 member; $18 guest
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 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.
2nd Monday of the month, May 8-January 8, 2018
$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.
Paddle with the J
Select summer Thursdays (see below)
$10 SJCC members; $15 guests
Meet us at the Herzl waterfront (across the street from the J) to spend an evening on the water! We’ll get out the J’s kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards and enjoy some sunshine, get exercise, and meet new friends. Each trip is two hours. There will be a lifeguard on duty.
Thursday, June 29 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, July 20 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, July 27 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, August 10 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, August 31 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Registration coming soon
Contact SJCC Community Connections Professional Ken Di Raimondo or call 206-388-0839 for more information.
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,
Saturday, July 8
- Distance: 5.6 miles roundtrip
- Gain: 260 ft.
- Highest Point: 260 ft.
- Location: Whidbey Island
- Difficulty: Easy
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
Sunday, August 13
- Distance: 7.5 miles roundtrip
- Gain: 1800 ft.
- Highest Point: 3600 ft.
- Location: Snoqualmie region
- Difficulty: moderate
Saturday, September 9
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.