Adults of All Ages

Classes, Workshops, Leagues & Clubs

Jewish Culture

Israeli Folk Dance

10 Fridays, Feb 10 – Apr 7

For intermediate & advanced dancers.
Please be sure to register EARLY to insure that there will be a class. Class cannot begin without a minimum of 8 students.
Instructor: Sara Burnbaum

  • Member $122
  • Public $158


Jewish History in the Middle Ages

10 Thursdays, Jan 9 – Mar 13

Jewish history in the Middle Ages covers the period from the 5th to the 15th century. During this time, the Jewish population gradually shifted from the Mediterranean Basin to Eastern Europe.
Instructor: Shel Haas
FREE to JCC Members.

Sports and Rec

Sterling Bank Adult 35+ Winter Basketball League

Adult Basketball League

Games are played weeknights at the JCC. Bring your own team or join one of ours. Play in either our competitive or recreational division. Season runs 10 games plus playoffs. T-shirt is $15 additional.

  • MEMBER $150
  • PUBLIC $190

Registration is currently closed.


Shidokan Karate

ONGOING, Ages 14 years +
Learn, grow, get in shape and study Shidokan traditional style of Karate.
Sundays 10-11:30am
Mondays 8:15-9:30pm
Tuesday 8:15-9:30pm
(choose 2)


Mah Jongg: Beginner

6 Tuesdays, 7-9PM Jan 17 – 28 (no class Feb 21)
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6 Mondays, 1-3PM May 8 – Jun 19 (no class May 29)
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6 Tuesdays, 7-9PM May 9 – Jun 20 (no class May 30)
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Instructor: Stacy Budkofsky
Member $80 Public $110

Canasta Lessons

6 Tuesdays, 7-9PM
Jan 10 – Feb 14
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May 2 – Jun 13 (no class May 30) >> Register
Instructor: Sharyn Gropper

  • MEMBER $80
  • PUBLIC $110

Absolute Beginner Bridge

8 Mondays, 7-9PM (optional practice follows)
Jan 23 – Mar 27
(No class Feb 20 and Mar 13)
First lesson is FREE.
For those who have never played bridge, here is your chance to join the 25 million Americans hooked on the game. Our hands-on approach will have you playing bridge before you know it. The first lesson is an absolutely free trial with no obligation to continue, so bring your friends and find out if you’d like to learn bridge. Please reserve your seat for the free lesson: 201-818-0141 or Optional companion software to practice at home can be downloaded for $35.
Instructor: Pat Linnemeyer

  • MEMBER $160
  • PUBLIC $192


Intermediate Bridge:
Planning to Win 1

8 Thursdays, 9:30-11:30AM (optional practice follows)
Jan 12 – Mar 9

(no class Feb 16)
This class focuses on how to make a plan of action when you are the declarer. One basic bidding topic will be reviewed each week. Meet nice people to play with at the practice session after each class.
Instructor: Amy Nellissen

  • MEMBER $195
  • PUBLIC $225


Bridge: Deadly Defense 1: Basics of Good Defense

8 Thursdays, Apr 20 – Jun 22
(No class May 4 & Jun 1)
9:30-11:30AM (optional practice follows)
Do you make the most of your high cards when you defend? Tune up your opening leads. Learn to read your partner’s cards to take more tricks as a defender.
Instructor: Amy Nellissen

  • MEMBER $195
  • PUBLIC $225


Bridge: Advanced Beginner

8 Mondays, Apr 24-June 19
(No class May 29)
7-9PM (optional practice follows)
For those who play a little bridge, but not very well. Learn modern bidding and play of the hand strategy. Stay after class for practice and meet others to play with between lessons. Optional software to practice at home will be available for $35.
Instructor: Pat Linnemeyer

  • MEMBER $195
  • PUBLIC $225


Special Programming

Defensive Driving

Ages 16+
Open to all ages and drivers licenses including learners’ permits. Completion of a NY DMV approved Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) provides a 10% reduction for 3 years, off of the motorist’s liability, no-fault and collision insurance premiums. If you have a traffic ticket, the benefits are even greater: this course can mean a 4-point reduction on your driving record.
Register early as space is limited.
Instructor: Art Aldrich

  • MEMBER $40
  • PUBLIC $55

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