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

Upcoming Programs

Dance Classes: Waltz & Latin

Mondays, January 7-February 11 
No class January 21

Join world-class dance teacher Ari Levitt for a beginner dance series this winter. No partner needed!


Intro to Waltz
7:30-8:30 pm
Learn the two most popular social waltz styles: cross step & rotary!

A Fun Latin Sampler
8:35-9:35 pm
The perfect intro to three popular Latin dances done in the northwest: salsa, bachata, & merengue!   

One 5-week series (Waltz OR Latin): $65
Both 5-week series (Waltz AND Latin): $125
Drop-in (payable to the instructor): $15/class

Hummingbirds: Masters of the Air

Osher @ the J Lunch & Learn
Thursday, January 17 | noon-1:30 pm
With their ability to hover in place, fly upside-down or backwards, and cross seas without stopping, hummingbirds seem immune to the ordinary laws of physics. Master birder Connie Sidles takes you inside the high-speed, gravity-defying world of these tiny avian dynamos. Pack a lunch for this engaging lunch & learn session.

Author and naturalist Connie Sidles is a former board member of Seattle Audubon Society and its current Conservation Chair. She has written numerous books about her favorite birding site, the Montlake Fill, Seattle’s former city dump and now a natural area where hummingbirds fight their battles, find their food, and raise their young, to the delight of everyone.

Bellevue Art Museum Tour

Thursday, January 31 | noon
Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE
$12 adults | $10 seniors

Join us for a docent-led tour of Bellevue Art Museum’s Glasstastic exhibit.

New to Town Happy Hours

New to town or just feel like reconnecting with old friends? Join us. Nosh, nibble and sip as you meet new friends.

Tuesday, February 5 | 6 pm
Karaoke at Stone Lounge , 1020 Bellevue Way NE

Tuesday, March 5 | 6 pm
Japonessa, Union & 1st, Seattle

Active Seniors: Acrylics Painting

Thursday, February 28 | 11 am-noon

Get creative in this fun and relaxing art class. Use acrylic paint to create your own masterpiece in whatever style you desire: whimsical, abstract, or realistic—artist’s choice!

Registration coming soon

Sweet and Savory Hamantashen Cooking Class

Sunday, March 10 | 2 pm
$30 | $25
Put a creative spin on the classic Purim hamantashen recipe in this hands-on, all-levels class. We’ll make both sweet and savory versions of this festive three-sided holiday dessert. All ages welcome!


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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