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.

Adult Trivia Night

  • Saturday, March 6, 2021
  • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join us for an evening of “Friendly” competition as we test your sports and pop culture knowledge! From the 50’s to Today – we’ll see who reigns supreme! There will be a grand prize and door prizes.

  • 7:30 pm – Social Time
  • 8:00 pm – Trivia Starts
  • $20/Household


  • Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Discounted Member: $10.00 | Fee: $15.00

Deborah Zelcer, will guide us as we step off the sidewalk and back in time to the glamorous 1920s. Explore the backdrop of that romantic and high living era by joining Deborah Zelcer and view magnificent period lobbies on or near Park Avenue. Learn about the frenzied one-upsmanship that bred the 1920’s race to build the tallest building in the world, and the colorful characters that competed in it, forever transforming the skyline of New York and creating a vivid new language of architectural style.   Q & A during and after the tour.