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Adults & Seniors

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

Upcoming Programs

Chai Mitzvah

2nd Monday each month | 7-9 pm
January 8, February 12, March 12
$180, includes materials and dinner
This monthly adult Jewish experiential learning group explores values, spirituality, and social action. Chai Mitzvah spans the spectrum of Jewish practice and is open to everyone. For more information, please contact SJCC Jewish Life and Learning Professional Danniell Nadiv.

Talmudic Women: Hearing and Listening to the Hidden Voices

Tuesday, January 16 | 7 pm
Talk will be in Hebrew

Former Knesset member and leading figure in Hebrew culture and a pluralistic Israeli-Jewish identity, Dr. Ruth Calderon will speak about women in traditional education. 

Calderon holds an MA and PhD in Talmud from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  In 1989, she established the first Israeli secular, pluralistic, and egalitarian beth midrash (house of study). She is also the founder of Alma, a Tel Aviv-based intellectual and cultural center that seeks to acquaint secular Israelis with Hebrew culture. She served in the Knesset from 2013-15 as a member of the Yesh Atid Party, where she was Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Lobby for Jewish Renewal.

Co-sponsor: Samis Foundation | IAC-Seattle

Singing Circle with Panim Hadashot

Wednesdays, January 17-February 21 | 7-8:30 pm
Full series (6 sessions): M $55/G $65

Drop-in: M $15/G $20

Find your voice and joy at our weekly song sessions. We’re partnering with Panim Hadashot-New Faces and Rabbi Dov Gartenberg to bring their singing circle to the J. Every week will feature singing, teaching, and storytelling, culminating in a Shabbat dinner and music session on Friday, February 23.

Mindful Movement Therapy Workshop for Women

Sunday, January 28 | 10 am-noon
M $20/G $25

This two-hour workshop for women explores themes of teshuva (repentance), forgiveness, and renewal. Therapist Shanti Krigel uses dance movement therapy, yoga, and mindfulness to help women build inner strength and resilience as they share and process experiences of trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and addiction in a safe space. In partnership with Jewish Family Service.

Shanti Krigel, LMHC, LADC, R-DMT, is a psychotherapist and addiction specialist at Jewish Family Service of Seattle, who has been helping clients heal through a variety of challenges for the past 15 years.

Indoor Rock Climbing

Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21
6-8 pm
$60 members | $70 guests

Vertical World Ballard | 2330 W Commodore Way, Seattle
Ages 21+

Join us for a three-part indoor rock climbing series. At the first class, you’ll get 

  • Equipment tutorial
  • In-house belay certification, good for six months
  • Free, two-week trial membership

February 14 and 21 are free-climb sessions, with instructional staff support as needed.


Dance Lessons: Winter Class Information Coming Soon

These classes are great for couples, singles, dancers, and non-dancers alike. Join us! Ari Levitt is a world-class dance teacher and performer, whose dance styles include waltz, Lindy hop, salsa, tango, blues, and <more. 


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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