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

Upcoming Programs

New to Town Happy Hours

Tuesday, June 12 | 6-8 pm
Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya | 2311 2nd Ave, Belltown

Whether you’re new to town or want to reconnect with old friends, join us for happy hour! The J will buy some appetizers to share as we grab drinks, mingle, and meet new folks. 

Please RSVP so we know how many to expect.

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday, July 10 | 6-8 pm
SJCC Kesher Community Garden | 3801 East Mercer Way

Tuesday, August 14 | 6-8 pm
Marination Ma Kai | 1660 Harbor Ave SW, West Seattle

Courageous Compassion for Caregivers of Children

Wednesday, April 11-June 6 | 6:30-8:15 pm
(No class May 23)
$125 per person*

Caring for children is one of the most important jobs in the world, yet parents and educators are rarely given the support and tools they need for success. Courageous Compassion offers a comprehensive framework that integrates current research in neuroscience, social-emotional learning, mindfulness, and developmental and social psychology to support parents, grandparents, and educators in deepening both their self-care and their capacity for care and connection with the children in their lives.   

This popular 8-week course introduces Courage of Care’s three modes of care and compassion: receiving care; self-care; and extending care. It is designed to help you strengthen your personal practice of mindfulness and compassion, learn strategies for compassionate caregiving, and grow and learn in community with one another. In each meeting, we will discuss the science and theory of compassion, be introduced to several mindfulness and compassion practices that strengthen our capacity for receiving and giving care, and along the way will create a community of “carers” who support one another’s learning and practice. Class size will be limited to 20. For questions about the content of the course, please contact instructor Kelly Moore.  For registration questions contact Dana Weiner.

*We do not want cost to be a limiting factor, so please contact Dana Weiner to discuss financial support.

Kelly Conroy Moore, Ph.D. Kelly has always believed that the best way to support children and teens is to work in tandem with the adults in their lives. She has worked as primary and family therapist, researcher and educator in schools, community mental health centers, private practice, and inpatient psychiatry. She holds a PhD in Social Work from University of Texas at Austin, an MSW from University of Southern California, and a BA in Psychology from Occidental College. Most recently she was Director of Counseling and Learning Support at Eastside Preparatory school where she created and directed the learning support, counseling, and parent education programs there. She is fascinated by the intersection of contemplative practice and mental health for children and adults and completed a year-long training in Mindful Schools, participated in the Call to Care program at Mind and Life and has been teaching mindfulness and compassion to students, teachers and parents. She is Director of Education and Parenting for Courage of Care, a non-profit dedicated to teaching compassion and mindfulness practices along with tools for systemic change in order to create a more just and equitable world. She currently teaches the highly popular Courageous Compassion course for parents and staff at Eastside Preparatory School.

Spring Dance Classes: Nightclub Two-Step + West Coast Swing

Mondays, April 16-May 21
$65 members/$75 guests for either class
$130 members/$145 guests for both classes
$15 drop-in
These classes are great for couples, singles, dancers, and non-dancers alike. No partner or experience necessary. Join us! Ari Levitt is a world-class dance teacher and performer, whose dance styles include waltz, Lindy hop, salsa, tango, blues, and more. 

Nightclub Two-Step 7-8 pm
Learn to slide & glide across the floor with the beautiful & fluid nightclub two-step  — easy to do, and FUN to learn!

Intro to West Coast Swing 8:15-9:15 pm
Learn one of the most popular dances done in the northwest today, from the foundations on up. Great to take in conjunction with the Nightclub Two-Step!



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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