Programs & Classes

Welcome to the JCC Adult Department

THE SHIMON AND SARA BIRNBAUM JCC ADULT DEPARTMENT is the place to find premiere educational, social, recreational and cultural programs for adults of all ages and abilities in the Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties community. Our engaging programs are infused with Jewish heritage and values and are open to all.

Whether you are looking to participate in the things you already love to do, or are looking for a connection to new people and new experiences, the JCC is the place for you!  From trips to Broadway to Mah Jongg Tournaments, from enlightening authors and guest speakers to getting together to play Bridge, the JCC is your home away from home for socialization, cultural and educational experiences.

For more information, stop in to see or contact Lisa Kopman, Adult Services Director, at 908-443-9009;

Wednesday Afternoons at the J

Arts and Culture

Lunch Served 12 PM Followed by Program at 1 PM (Fee includes lunch & entertainment)
Member Fee: $5 | Fee: $7

Lunch is served every Wednesday from 12-1 pm.  We schedule entertainment one Wednesday/month and on the other afternoons we enjoy a topical discussion and conversation. No topic is off the table! For reservations, please call our Welcome Center at 908-443-9018 to reserve your spot!

Samantha Duval • December 18

Samantha sings with an extraordinary voice and style. She has performed on some of the most beautiful cruise ships and traveled to over 80 countries.

Musical Entertaintment TBA! • January 29
Bob Daddona • February 26

Bob has a fabulous singing voice! He released his first CD and he continues to engage audiences wherever he appears!

Bruce Foster • March 25

Bruce is a wonderful piano player and guitarist. He has released a few CD’s and loves playing the piano and having his audiences call out requests to sing along with him!

Book Club

The Winter Book Club Dates are (all Thursdays):

  • January 30
  • February 27
  • March 26
  • April 30

Movie Day at the J

First Wednesday of the month at 12 Noon.  NEW DAY

Come enjoy an afternoon at the movies:

  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 4

Fee: $5 Discounted Member or $7/per person includes pizza/popcorn and movie.

(Movie titles to be announced.)

Register at the Welcome Center or call 908-443-9018.

Bridge at the J 

Tuesday Mornings  
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Free to JCC Members  |  $2/Person

Come on your own or bring your group.

Mah Jongg at the J!

Mondays and Thursdays at 11:30 AM
Free to JCC Members or $2/Person

Come Play Mah Jongg. Bring a foursome and enjoy an afternoon of playing Mah Jongg with your group.  Bring a dairy lunch or snacks (optional).  Complimentary coffee is served. Questions, contact Lisa Kopman at  or 908-443-9009.

Mah Jongg Lessons with Lisa

  • Tuesdays 
  • 1:00 – 2:30 PM
  • $125 for maximum of 8 lessons
  • Weekly Lessons begin October 15

Is Mah Jongg a game you always wanted to learn? Well, now is your chance!!  Come alone or bring your friends!  Call or stop by for beginning date and register at the Welcome Center.

Collage Workshop

  • Tuesday, March 24
  • Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Discounted Member: $50.00 | Fee: $60.00

Learn how to make a flower collage from beginning to end from recycled magazines. Follow your intuition and make the flower YOU want to make. Experience the joy of pure creation, free of right answers and comparison.

Presented by Laura Shabazz

Fee includes materials.


Tennis Lessons

Instructor: Lawrence Lizardo

Private Lessons:

  • 1 hour: $65/Person
  • 30 mins: $45/Person

Semi-private Lessons: ( 2 minimum-4 max)

  • 1 hour: $50/Person
  • 30 mins- $25/Person

Please call the welcome center to book your lessons. 908-443-9018

About Lawrence:

Lawrence has been a PTR certified professional since 2016 and brings over 8 years of teaching & coaching experience. From learning to hold the racquet the effective way to mastering strategies for game play, Lawrence has done it all. He brings an infectious enthusiasm to the court. His teaching/coaching style is all his own and is a proven method that combines very simple ways of teaching the technical aspects of the game. Movement is EVERYTHING in this sport and it’s for this reason that Lawrence has become a specialist in footwork training techniques which is something that sets him apart from many other coaches. Further, he’s spent many years as an apprentice to some of the very best tennis coaches in the central New Jersey area. This exposure to the training programs of nationally ranked tennis players is knowledge and information that surely will help you to RAISE YOUR GAME.