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The Senior Adult Department at the J promotes Jewish cultural heritage and values by providing social, cultural, educational and recreational programs.
Programming is offered Monday – Friday, from 9 am until 3 pm, and includes line dancing, lectures, specialty chair classes, Body Balance, Jewish education and study, Jewish history, card games, arts and crafts, wellness and nutrition education, ceramics, painting, choir, day trips, out of city trips, social club, and volunteer opportunities. Hot coffee is always available in the lounge, and hot lunches are available for purchase!
The J invites everyone ages 65+ to become a Social J member for just $44 a year (regardless of religious affiliation).
GET FIT AND HAVE FUN
We have many fitness options available at the J for active aging adults. From group fitness classes to national programs, you are sure to find something you love.
Social activities & Clubs
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays | 9:15 – 10:20 am
Get on the move with our total body low impact group exercise class. This class is especially designed for active aging adults that are looking to improve cardiovascular fitness, make a few strength gains, and fine tune your balance.
Mondays | 11:15 am – 12 pm
Stretching and strengthening the body and spine from your chair. Includes healing benefits connecting through breath.
Tuesdays | 1 pm
A unique, fun, and gentle process of maintaining and restoring balance, utilizing no impact, cardio, and strength training.
Tuesdays | 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Thursdays | 1 – 2 pm
For those battling cancer, stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, or those who just want to restore the body.
Location: Mind Body Studio
Mondays | 1:15 pm
One of the most popular performance styles because it is flexible, creative, and doesn’t require actors to memorize lines. Participants will learn to develop characters, explore vocal techniques, learn to read more expressively, blocking and bring a show to performance. If you enjoy acting, comedy, drama, and laughter join this class.
Mondays | 9:30 am
Our JCC Sewing and Knitting Club volunteer group of special women who give their time and energy stuffing dolls and sewing them up for young children who have cancer; these dolls go to Parkland Hospital. For newborn babies, volunteers knit baby caps and booties. Volunteers are welcome. We accept donations of fabrics, stuffing and yarn.
Guest Speaker – Each week we have guest speakers, often local Jewish educators, for a presentation and interactive discussion.
Wednesdays | 1 – 2 pm
Director Sharon Balaban leads this group of people who love to sing and perform. The chorus performs at the J and local retirement communities, and welcomes new voices! No memorization required. Contact the Senior Department at 214-239-7115 for further details.
Thursdays | 1 pm
Join us to learn some fun line dances or just come for the great exercise. You never need a partner, Plus you get the health benefits of working out with realizing you are actually exercising. Dancing has been found to be the only regular physical activity associated with a significant drop in the incidence of dementia. Other Studies have shown Line Dancing in particular to be a great help in areas of memory, balance, cardiovascular, and vertigo.
Mondays (Judith) | 1 pm
Second and last Wednesdays (Chinook) | 10 am
Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.
First, Third, and Fourth Thursday | 9:30 am
Chair Pilates promotes mobility and flexibility in the body. The exercises focus on spinal articulation, stretch, and strength.
Third Tuesday | 11 am
Gently use and move all joints, muscles and connective tissue during the class.
First Wednesday | 10:30 am
Strengthens your core and assists with coordination.
Thursdays | 10 am – 12 pm
Nancy Johnson teaches technique and a variety of medium. You don’t need any prior experience to join the fun and creativity!
- Reduce stress
- Try a new hobby and stimulate your brain
- Make new friends
Please RSVP and we’ll save you an easel.
For more information on activities and clubs, please contact Sharon Cane at 214-239-7183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join popular San Francisco Bay Area opera instructor (and JCC colleague) James Sokol for delightful musical journeys celebrating the careers & talents of Jewish artists whose work has graced many operatic stages; true operatic treasures! Audio & video clips bring the beauty and excitement of opera into the discussion. Whether Jewish or not, this is a wonderful series for the opera newcomer & the long-time fan!
Jewish Composers (Dec 3)
Catan, Gershwin, Halevy, Mendelssohn, Meyerbeer, Previn, Rubenstein, Schoenberg, Weill. Some names are quickly recognized; others totally unknown. Each is a gifted composer whose career & operatic repertoire merits discovery.
Jewish Singers – Part I (Dec 10)
Jump back to the early & mid-20th century, a period that many call “The Golden Age of Opera Singers.” (Re-)Discover some of the singers and voices that would define the era. Learn about life & career highlights and enjoy hearing their vocal artistry.
Jewish Singers – Part II (Dec 17)
Pick up where we left off (at the end of Part-I) in the mid-20th century and continue our operatic journey to celebrate those of the past as well as those still singing today.
Wed, Dec 2-30 from 5:00 -6:00 pm (CT) on Zoom
B.Y.O.C. and let’s make the holiday season more festive! Stir, shake, pour your preferred cocktail, wine or other libation and join popular San Francisco Bay Area Opera Instructor James Sokol for a happy hour of beautiful music, interesting tidbits, and lively banter; maybe a behind-the-scenes story or two thrown in for good measure! Who knows, we might even have special guests drop in for a “toast.” Video performance clips bring the magic of opera into our festivities. Come for the music; stay for the fun!
Lagniappe: Want some cocktail inspirations? For ideas & recipes, read Town & Country‘s “21 Classic Drinks to Order at the Bar,” click here.
Sunday, December 13, 2020, on Zoom
Whether celebrating “the Festival of Lights” or not, come and join James Sokol to journey through an array of music – Broadway, pop, opera & more! – exploring the theme of “light” along the way.
Mildred Potash 85 Alive Grant
If you are 85 or older we want to make you aware of a special gift made possible by the Mildred Potash Eighty-Five Alive JCC Seniors’ Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.
In celebration of your age, this fund has 20 grants available in the amount of $100 to be used to discount the cost of a JCC Membership. These grants are available on a first-come, first-served yearly basis.