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

Lunch, Entertainment & Art Programs

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!

Author Jane Isay 

Author Jane Isay, Unconditional Love. This book is a guide to navigating the joys and challenges of being a grandparent today.

Pam and Steve Perform! 

Music is their passion since childhood. Pam is an accomplished lyricist, having written dozen of songs that all tell a story, and Steve is an accomplished musician and plays the guitar.

Estere Diva  

Estere Diva, concert vocalist. Born in Israel, Ester began her career in the Israeli army, entertaining troops by singing for the soldiers.  Her career includes a performance at Carnegie Hall!

Jerry Mokar 

Jerry Mokar is a saxophonist/vocalist.  Jerry has played and recorded with many top entertainers throughout the years including Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge.  Jerry is sure to entertain when he sings and plays a wide range of music from the standards to more contemporary songs.

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

1:00 – 2:30 PM
$125 for maximum of 8 lessons

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.

Movie Day at the J

12:00 PM
9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7
Member Fee: $5  |  Fee: $7

Join us for popcorn, pizza and a movie! Movie titles will be announced in advance of each event. Please call the Welcome Center at  908-443-9018 or stop by to register.