Adults

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

Upcoming Programs

Senior Lunch & Film: "Ushpizin"

Wed, Sep 26 | 11:30 am lunch; 12:30 pm film
$8 lunch (film free)

A couple’s faith is tested by the Sukkot tradition to welcome guests when secular and Ultra-Orthodox worlds collide at this tense and humorous dinner. Unbeknownst to the struggling devout hosts, their guests have just escaped prison and are hiding from the police. The couple is challenged to take a stance when the guests have overstayed their welcome. Inspiring, heartwarming and uplifting, this critically acclaimed film has universal appeal. Co-sponsored with Herzl-Ner Tamid Daytimers.

Winner of 2004 Ophir/Israeli Oscar for Best Actor.

Osher at the J: A House Divided

Polarized America and Seeking a Common Purpose
Speaker: David Domke

Thursday, September 27
noon-12:30 pm lunch | 12:30 pm speaker

Nearly two hundred and fifty years in, the American “experiment” continues to challenge us with questions around race, technological advancement, and social services and engagement. With tensions rising around us, how do we move forward constructively, intelligently, and compassionately from where we are today? Bring your own lunch.

This lunch-and-learn series, part of the J’s new partnership with the UW Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is geared toward adults age 50+.

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SAM Art Walk

Friday, October 5 | 12:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle

The first Friday of the month is FREE at the Seattle Art Museum for adults 65+, so join the J for a docent-led tour of the Native American exhibit. Under 65? You can join too! Check SAM’s website for entrance fees.

New to Town Happy Hour: October

Tuesday, October 9 | 6-8 pm
Flatstick Pub, Kirkland

New to town or just feel like reconnecting with old friends? Join us. Nosh, nibble and sip as you meet new friends. The J will buy some appetizers to share as we grab drinks, mingle, and meet new folks. Plus: there’s bingo and mini-golf! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Please RSVP so we know how many to expect.

Osher at the J: Is Democracy Possible?

Speaker: Paul Burstein
Thursday, October 11
noon-12:30 pm lunch | 12:30 pm speaker

Democracy relies on citizens to educate themselves and engage to define the society in which they live and their future. Sometimes that feels like a lot to ask of individuals consumed by other interests. Where does that leave us—individually and collectively, when the system ultimately requires its citizens to know how to govern themselves? Bring your own lunch.

This lunch-and-learn series, part of the J’s new partnership with the UW Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is geared toward adults age 50+.

Sponsored by: 

 

 

 

Free Film & Speaker: HIS NEIGHBOR PHIL

Monday, October 15 | 4 pm
FREE | Refreshments served
 Join Aegis Living, SYNERGY HomeCare of Bellevue, and the Stroum Jewish Community Center for the premiere of “His Neighbor Phil,” a film showing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease not only on the patient, but also the entire family and their community. While the film deals with the realities of the disease, it focuses most of its attention on the tireless work of the caregivers.

Acclaimed speaker Lori La Bey was honored by “O Magazine” as a 2018 Health Hero and dubbed an “Architect of Change” by Maria Shriver. She is the founder of “Alzheimer Speaks,” an online community working to shift our dementia care culture worldwide, and hosts Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, the first radio show dedicated to the discussion of dementia.

Intro to Israeli Dancing

Tuesday, October 23
7:30 pm

Get on your feet and try something more than the Hora!

New to Town Happy Hour: November

Tuesday, November 6 | 6-8 pm
Raygun Lounge, Seattle

New to town or just feel like reconnecting with old friends? Join us. Nosh, nibble and sip as you meet new friends. Plus: challenge your new friends to board games or arcade games!

Please RSVP so we know how many to expect.

Play With Clay

Wednesday, November 7, and Wednesday, November 14
6-8 pm

Release your creativity—make a piece of art for Thanksgiving in this two-part class.

Osher at the J: Self-Driving Cars

The Future of Transportation
Speaker: Mark Hallenbeck

Thursday, November 8
noon-12:30 pm lunch | 12:30 pm speaker

See the latest innovations in car technology, and talk about what’s next. Will steering wheels disappear completely, replaced by a system of sensors, radar, and GPS mapping? Bring your own lunch.

This lunch-and-learn series, part of the J’s new partnership with the UW Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is geared toward adults age 50+.

Sponsored by: 

 

 

 

Beading for a Cause

Wednesday, December 12 | noon

Make jewelry for women living in Seattle shelters; a genuine mitzvah project.

Osher at the J: Resolve to Evolve

An Epigenetic Dive in the Gene Pool’s Deep End
Speakers: Peter Ward and Warren Etheredge
Thursday, December 13
noon-12:30 pm lunch | 12:30 pm speaker

Paleontologist and astrobiologist Peter Ward, along with Emmy-nominated storyteller Warren Etheredge, explore the possibilities of epigenetics, the study of how genes are expressed. Bring your own lunch.

This lunch-and-learn series, part of the J’s new partnership with the UW Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is geared toward adults age 50+.

Sponsored by: 

 

 

 

Active Seniors: Cannabis Tour

Tuesday, December 18 | 11 am

Cannabis history, science, and medical properties.

Bridge

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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