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Adult Life


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

The Chazen Center for Adult Life 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.

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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.


Men's Discussion Group

Thursday at 12:45-2:15PM

For men only to openly discuss events affecting their lives.

FREE. JCC Members Only.


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.


Knitting, Crocheting & More

Thursdays 11AM–1PM

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

FREE. JCC Members Only.


Finance Club

Select Tuesdays

February 13th and February 27th

FREE. JCC Members Only.


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

Insights Into Israel is a new, ongoing lecture series to raise awareness of and bring a unique perspective to the ongoing events in Israel.

Free and Open to the Public
Registration Required

For more information, contact Staci Gelb at stacig@jccrockland.org or 845 362-4400.

Game Time

Mah Jongg, Canasta, Bridge

Mondays at 12–4PM

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.


Open Bridge

Fridays at 1PM

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

FREE. JCC Members Only.


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 11AM

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



Tues. and Thurs. at 11AM-12PM

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

FREE. JCC Members Only.


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

New Mah Jongg Advanced Beginner

5 Monday Nights

February 26–March 25 at 6–8PM

Member $120 | Public $135


New Mah Jongg Beginner

5 Tuesdays

February 20–March 19 at 11AM–1PM

Member $120 | Public $135


Canasta Beginner

6 Wednesdays

February 21–March 27 at 10AM–12PM

Member $125 | Public $140


Strategy and Hands

4 Wednesdays

February 21–March 13 at 12:30PM–2:30PM

Member $85 | Public $100


Register for all events by calling the JCC at 845.362.4400. For more information, contact Staci Gelb at stacig@gmail.com.

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.

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.