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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

Restful Insomnia Series: Finding Rest in Turbulent Times

M $12/G $15 per class
Reducing Emotional Stress at Night
Tuesday, October 24 | 7:15-8:15 pm
Learn techniques to soothe your emotions and tools to pull yourself out of spirals of anxiety.

Tapping into a Bigger Picture
Tuesday, November 7 | 7:15-8:15 pm
Learn tools to feel less like you have to grapple with life’s difficulties alone so you can let go for the night and renew in rest.

Indoor Rock Climbing

Wednesday, November 1, 8, 15 | 6-8:30 pm
Vertical World, 2330 W Commodore Way, Ballard
M $60/G $70 | Ages 21+
Don’t let cold weather stop you from climbing! The J is partnering with Vertical World in Ballard for a three-part instructional indoor climbing series. At the first class you’ll get an equipment tutorial, an in-house belay certification, and free climbing time. The second and third dates will be free group climbs with instructional support (if necessary). Harness and shoe rental are included. Participants must be present for the entire first class to continue the series.

New to Town Happy Hours

Tuesday, November 7  | 7 pm
Queen Anne Beerhall | 203 W. Thomas Street, Seattle
FREE – first beer is on us!

Meet the J out in Queen Anne for trivia night. Join Shoshanah Horne, one of our community connections staff, for a beer as we make new friends this year!

If you can’t attend happy hour, but still want to connect, contact SJCC Community Connections Professional Shoshanah Horne at via email or 206-829-2662. Next happy hour: Tuesday, December 5.

Chai Mitzvah

2nd Monday each month | 7-9 pm
November 13, December 11, January 8
$180, includes materials and dinner
This monthly adult Jewish experiential learning group explores values, spirituality, and social action. Chai Mitzvah spans the spectrum of Jewish practice and is open to everyone. For more information, please contact SJCC Jewish Life and Learning Professional Danniell Nadiv.

Mindful Movement Therapy Workshop for Women

Sunday, January 28
Drawing inspiration from and breathing intention into the Jewish High Holidays, this two-hour workshop for women explores themes of teshuva (repentance), forgiveness, and renewal. Therapist Shanti Krigel uses dance movement therapy, yoga, and mindfulness to help women build inner strength and resilience as they share and process experiences of trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and addiction in a safe space. In partnership with Jewish Family Service.

Shanti Krigel, LMHC, LADC, R-DMT, is a psychotherapist and addiction specialist at Jewish Family Service of Seattle, who has been helping clients heal through a variety of challenges for the past 15 years.

Dance Lessons: Cross-Step Waltz/Merengue & Cha-Cha

Mondays, November 13-December 11 | 7-8 pm
Cross-Step Waltz | 7-8 pm: learn to effortlessly twirl and glide across the floor with the ever-popular waltz.
Merengue and Cha-Cha | 8:15-9:15 pm: take your Latin up a notch by adding merengue and cha-cha to your repertoire.

Either Cross-Step Waltz or Merengue and Cha-Cha $55/G $65
Both classes M $105/G $120
Drop-In $15

Ari Levitt is a world-class dance teacher and performer, whose dance styles include waltz, Lindy hop, salsa, tango, blues, and more. 


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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