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

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

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

Dinner at Our House

Sundays
February 17
5 pm
Free, space is limited – RSVP early

Whisk, simmer, flip, bake, and blend as we cook a Sunday dinner in the SJCC kitchen for homeless teens. A great family activity to help make a difference for homeless teens. Dinners are delivered to YouthCare, a Seattle organization working to get homeless teens off the streets and prepared for life.

Osher at the J: The US Health Care Crisis

Beyond the Bumper Stickers and Scapegoats
Thursday, February 21
Bring your own lunch at 12:30 pm | speaker at 1 pm

The US spends twice as much as any other developed nation on health care, but Americans aren’t receiving twice the benefits. This talk explores the unique aspects of healthcare spending, the political struggles involved in addressing it, and the tradeoffs we may need to make to move forward.

Speaker: Dr. Fred Tobis, cardiologist, phyisican leader, author, healthcare consultant—and SJCC member!

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

Sponsored by 

Painting with Acrylics

Thursday, February 28 | 11 am-1 pm
$36

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!

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!

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

Thursday, March 21
Bring your own lunch at 12:30 pm | speaker at 1 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 

Osher at the J: Spotting Fake News

Thursday, April 25 
Bring your own lunch at 12:30 pm | speaker at 1 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 

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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