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

Chai Mitzvah

2nd Monday of the month through January 8
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.

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

Contact SJCC Community Connections Professional Ken Di Raimondo or call 206-388-0839 for more information.

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,

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!


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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