Adults of All Ages

Director

Barbara Lerche
Director of Adult Life
845-362-4400 ext. 179

The Chazen Senior Center is alive with weekly groups to join, special events to attend and an inviting place to socialize with other members. Come explore what’s right for you. All activities require registration. Stop by the front desk or call 845.362.4400 to register.

A comfortable way to meet other members and explore interests in (mostly) member-led groups.

Free to members only unless noted.

Schmooze On The News

Mondays at 12:30—2PM

For men and women who want to openly share their viewpoints on current events.

FREE. JCC Members Only.

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Men's Discussion Group

Thursday at 12:45-2PM

For men only to openly discuss events affecting their lives.

FREE. JCC Members Only.

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Women's Views On The News

Thursdays at 11AM-12:30PM

Women come together for a lively discussion on events in the world.

FREE. JCC Members Only.

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Knitting, Needlepoint & More

Tuesdays at 10AM—12PM

Bring your project and work alongside other members for guidance and conversation.

FREE. JCC Members Only.

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JCC Book Club

Join this member-led book club for conversation and friendship. The club will meet on select Tuesdays at 2pm approximately every 6 weeks. Register to receive updated information.

FREE. JCC Members Only.

Fall Dates:

  • September 20: The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
  • November 1: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
  • December 13: Book TBD

Fall Series I and II

Virtual lectures from top university professors on history, politics, arts, science and more. Watch the lecture at the JCC and participate in an in-person discussion or watch from home at your convenience. Fall I and Fall II Series each include ten lectures.

$36 per Series
Available to Members Only

FALL SERIES I

WEDNESDAYS 10:45 AM

September 21 Clay v. The United States: The Legal Battles of Muhammad Ali David Goldenberg
September 28 The Rosetta Stone: What it is and Why it Matters
October 12 China, The US, and The Future of Global Capitalism
October 19 The Making of Picasso: 1901-1925
October 26 Literature’s Nobel Prize: Who Won, Who Didn’t and Why It Matters

THURSDAYS 2:45 PM

September 15 Rachel Carson and the Birth of the Environmental Movement
September 29 Cole Porter: His Music, Life and Wit
October 6 How Did They Ever Shoot That Scene? The Most Challenging and Dangerous Movie Sequences Ever Filmed
October 13 Rome’s Jewish Ghetto: History, Community and Resistance
October 20 The Manhattan Project: The Controversial Story Behind America’s Atomic Bomb
Series Pass Available Here

FALL SERIES II

Mondays 10:45 AM

November 14 The Case for Bob Dylan
November 21 Peggy Guggenheim: Her Life and Legacy
November 28 London Underground: The Story of the World’s First Subway System
December 5 Four Foreign Film Masterpieces
December 12 The Significance of The Pentagon Papers

THURSDAYS 2:45 PM

November 17 50 Years of Title IX: The Past, The Present and The Future of Girls’ and Womens’ Sports
December 1 Aaron Copland and the America’s Musical Identity
December 8 The Undersea War: Germany, Britain, America and the WWI U-Boat Campaigns
December 15 Henry Ford: Genius of Mass Production
December 22 Why Homer Matters: Reading The Iliad and The Odyssey Today
Series Pass Available Here

Enjoy a bagel and coffee while authors representing many genres and topics visit the JCC. Read the book in advance or wait to be inspired by the author.
$10 Per Session—Available to Members Only

Game Time

Mah Jongg, Canasta, Bridge

Mondays–Fridays at 12PM–4PM

Bring your own group to play or let us help you join one. All levels are welcome.

Looking to join a game? We will help form games for playing Mah Jongg, Canasta and Bridge. Please fill out this form to get started.

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Open Bridge

Fridays at 1PM

Come join a game of bridge. Open to all levels of play.

FREE. JCC Members Only.

Poker

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 11AM

Players always needed to form games. Register to be on the phone list.

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Trivia

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11AM-12PM

See how your knowledge can be tested during this fun-filled hour.

FREE. JCC Members Only.

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Now is your time to relax with learning a new game or improving your skills. Both daytime and evening sessions available.

Beginner Mah Jongg Lessons
 

Fall Session I

Five Thursdays: October 13–November 10 at 6:30–8:30PM

Member $89 | Public $101

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Beginner Mah Jongg Lessons
 

Fall Session II

Five Tuesdays: October 25–November 22 at 11AM–1PM

Member $89 | Public $101

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Mah Jongg Refresher and Strategy Lessons

Fall Session I

Five Thursdays: September 8–October 6 at 11AM–1PM

Member $89 | Public $101

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Mah Jongg Refresher and Strategy Lessons

Fall Session II

Four Thursdays: December 1–22 at 6:30–8:30PM

Member $71 | Public $83

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Beginner Canasta Lessons
 

Fall Session I

Five Wednesdays: September 7–October 12 at 1–3PM

(No Class October 5)

Member $89 | Public $101

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Beginner Canasta Lessons
 

Fall Session II

Five Tuesdays Oct 25–November 29 at 10AM–12PM

(No class Nov 22)

Member $89 | Public $101

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Canasta Refresher and Strategy Lessons

Fall Session I

Five Wednesdays, September 7–October 12 at 10AM–12PM

(No Class October 5)

Member $89 | Public $101

REGISTER

Canasta Refresher and Strategy Lessons

Fall Session II

Five Tuesdays October 25–November 29 at 1–3PM

(No Class November 22)

Member $89 | Public $101

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Wellness

Seated Circuit

Mondays 11:10am

This is a safe and effective workout designed to elevate your heart rate, while improving balance, strength and cardiovascular health. Open to fitness members only.

Chair Yoga

Wednesdays, 11:00 AM

Create a happy mental state. This class is a gentle form of yoga that uses breathing techniques to help improve strength, flexibility, and mental health. Open to fitness members only.

Chair Zumba

Fridays, 11:00 AM

A fusion of Latin and international rhythms creates an intoxicating environment. This is a gentle form of classic Zumba. Moves are done seated or standing in this energetic dance class. Open to fitness members only.

Live Music At The J Featuring piano music, jazz, pop hits from the 50’s on up and much more. Relax outdoors during warm weather or come indoors to enjoy music and dancing with your friends.

Free to Members Only.
Registration Required.

Past Concert Series

Songs By The Sukkah With Evan Kremin

Friday, September 24 2021 at 2pm

Come gather by the sukkah to hear the soothing music of NYC singer/songwriter, Evan Kremin.

Singing And Swinging To The Music With The Music Of Manny

Thursday, October 21 2021 at 2pm

Manny returns to the JCC to bring you some favorite hits of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s while performing on the conga drums. Manny’s music has a Latin beat with a lot of groove that will have you singing and swinging to the music.

Concert & Conversation with Musicians from The New York Philharmonic

Tuesday, November 9 2021 at 3:15pm

An intimate string concert with Violist and Chair, Katherine Greene, and Violinist, Anna Rabinova, of the New York Philharmonic. The musicians will perform and share stories of the classical music industry.

The Clint Edwards Show

Wednesday, Jan 26 at 2pm

Winner of the 2019 Broadway World Award for Best Independent Album Release, Clint Edwards brings you a program of light classical, jazz and Broadway in his solo piano concert. An accomplished pianist and composer, his pieces have premiered in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall.

American Songbook with Bonnie Rapp

Wednesday, March 2nd at 2PM

Broadway performer Bonnie Rapp will entertain us with her beautiful voice as she transports us back in time with The American Songbook. Live at the JCC.

Passover Concert Featuring Israeli/American Vocalist, Ron Tal

Tuesday, April 12 at 3pm

Israeli/American performer, Ron Tal who performed in Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof, will perform a concert to welcome in Passover.

Outdoor Mother’s Day Concert

Thursday May 5th at 3pm

We celebrated all the women in our lives with a guitarist playing the soft sounds of The Beatles, Carole King, James Taylor and more.

Grandpa Band

Wednesday, June 1 at 3pm

These Grandpas from the JCC were kids growing up at the dawn of Rock & Roll and now love keeping old time rock and roll, blues, country and western standards, and folk alive. Come out and share the joy of music with these fun-loving musicians.