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;

What's Newish

What’s Newish?  Actually Quite A Lot!

Regardless what your level of familiarity with Jewish/Israel related issues, you’re sure to expand that knowledge and understanding by participating in a newly formed discussion group called “What’s Newish.”

This current-events discussion group will meet regularly at the JCC (or Zoom) to discuss and share ideas about Jewish and Israel related topics.  We’ll discuss subjects such as U.S. politics as it relates to Israel, Israeli-Palestinian prospects for peace, anti-Semitism and whatever else is newsworthy at the time.

Along with getting a preview of how subsequent sessions will be conducted, we’ll also gather your input as to what day, time and frequency of our meetings are most convenient for the most people.  We look forward to finding out “What’s Newish” together.

This program is moderated by Peter Hercky and Doron Steger.

Thought Provoking Thursdays is supported by the Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

Trip to Chautauqua - July 25–July 30, 2021

  • July 25–July 30, 2021

JCC Bridgewater & MetroWest are partnering on this wonderful trip.

  • JCC Member per person double occupancy: $2550
  • Guest: $2650/person double occupancy Single supplement: $300

Come learn and laugh with us as Chautauqua Institution again partners with the National Comedy Center for a week exploring how comedians impact society in entertaining ways. This is the most popular week of the 2021 season! Featuring the Chautauqua Symphony, the School of Dance Gala, lectures and films at the Everett Jewish Life Center and the Chautauqua Hebrew Congregation plus much more!

Experience a dynamic week of fine and performing arts, lectures and recreational activities in a beautiful lakeside setting in Southwestern New York State. Stay at the historic Athenaeum Hotel, located in the center of activity. Enjoy three lavish meals daily.

See the official Chautauqua website for detailed information.

Trip Includes:

  • round trip bus transportation
  • 5 nights at the Athenaeum Hotel
  • three gourmet meals daily
  • gate pass, which entitles you to attend lectures, symphony, and entertainment
  • gratuities
  • JCC escort throughout

For more information or to register, contact Gina Goldman at 973-530-3448 or

* In order to participate in JCC travel you must have had the COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 weeks before the trip and any boosters that may be necessary at the time of travel.


Designer Hangbag Bingo

July 19, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

JCC Designer Handbag Bingo is back with beautiful handbags as our prizes! In addition, there will also be a basket auction.

We cannot wait for a fun evening with you all!

  • $35.00 in advance.
  • $40.00 at the door.

A Tale of Two Southern Cities: Charleston, South Carolina & Savannah, Georgia

  • October 19-24, 2021

JCC Bridgewater and JCC Metrowest are partnering on this wonderful trip.

Join us on our journey to these 2 southern cities.
Explore the past with visits to historic districts, plantations, national landmarks, connect with the Jewish community and learn about the Jewish history of these regions.

  • $2975 Member / $3100 Nonmember
  • $600 Single Supplement

For more information contact Sharon Gordon 973-530-3480 or