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 + Swing

Mondays, March 11-April 15 (no class March 18)

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


Intro to “Shadow” Waltz
7:30-8:30 pm
Learn to effortlessly glide across the floor with cross-step waltz and fun patterns like shadow waltzing.

A Fun Swing Sampler
8:35-9:35 pm
The ideal swing dance starter kit: learn Lindy hop, east coast swing, shag, and more!

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

Osher at the J: Toward Precision Medicine with Alzheimer's Disease

Thursday, March 21
Bring your own lunch at noon | speaker at 12:30 pm

At the UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, scientists seek to advance research in genetic risk, develop neuroimaging markers and biomarkers for early detection, and discover novel therapeutics that can be tailored to address the underlying molecular causes of an individual’s disease. This talk highlights the most recent advances in understanding risk and resilience in Alzheimer’s disease in order to improve the care, functioning, and quality of life of both patients and caregivers.

Speaker: Dr. Suman Jayadev, neurologist and director of the UW Neurogenetics Clinic

Presented by SJCC and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington.

Sponsored by 

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, April 9 | 6 pm
The Lookout, Capitol Hill

Tuesday, May 14 | 6 pm
With JConnect at Fremont Brewery

Tuesday, June 4 | 6 pm
Stone Lounge, Bellevue


Painting Matzah Covers

Monday, April 15 | 10:30am
Paint your own beautiful silk matzah cover just in time for Passover. Led by artist Ricki Gafter.

Osher at the J: Spotting Fake News

Thursday, April 25 
Bring your own lunch at noon | speaker at 12:30 pm

What are the most important ways to evaluate health news, to spot the fake when it may be dressed up as if real? You will leave this lecture with tools for spying exaggeration, skewering hype, and burning down bragging in both advertisements and traditional news sources. Besides the guide to skepticism, we will also provide you tools to find the latest clinical trials for any disorder or disease from the trusted National Library of Medicine.

Speaker: Sally James, health journalist, science writer, and past president of the Northwest Science Writers Association

Presented by SJCC and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington.

Sponsored by 


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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