Senior Groups

Pick up a new skill, meet new people, or just have fun at one of these classes specifically for seniors. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are $10 each and completely free for JCC members.


39ers

The 39ers are a daytime group for seniors, which meets in the JCC Senior Lounge five days per week for diverse programming. Monday is a general meeting day, followed by various other social and interactive programming on the other days of the week. The 39ers membership consists of couples and singles who enjoy each other’s company, working on projects, Sunday afternoon movies, group discussions, theater, cards, Mah Jongg and more. There is a $5/year fee to participate in 39ers programs and you must be a member of the JCC.

We are currently meeting virtually on Mondays at 1:00 pm, and every other Wednesday at 12 pm for Chmooze on Zoom.

Upcoming Meetings
 
  • Oct 26
    Start with Sarah from Brain fitness and move to the:Two short plays, ROSA AND LEO and THROUGH THE DOOR written by local play writes and performed by award-winning local actors Jackie Levine and Mark Davids.  Thank you to Congregation Beth Am for sharing this program with the JCC 39’ers.

  • Nov 2
    Emily Walsh Ribeiro- Chair fitness for seniors

  • Nov 9
    Presentation by Marilyn Jenquin - Spiritual Healing

  • Nov 16
    There is no better time than NOW to boost your immune system, release stress, exercise your lungs and keep a positive mental attitude! Laughter Yoga is the most fun & effective way to achieve these important health benefits. Join Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Dana Kaplan for a laughter practice that will make you feel great…of body, mind & spirit!  Anyone & everyone can laugh, no matter their age or physical abilities. This is a very gentle form of exercise that can be done from the comfort of your chair. 

  • Nov 23
    Ron Tal is a New York City based performer who most recently appeared in the hit all-Yiddish NYC revival of Fiddler on the Roof.  Other recent credits include A Chorus Line, On The Town, and Candide. Born in Israel, he makes sure to keep his roots alive and keep the language he learned as a child a daily part of his life.  By singing in Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, Ladino, and English among others, he works extensively through music to help people find an appreciation for the experiences that shaped them. This way we can all live fully in the present.  ron.yaron.tal@gmail.com  954-881-1612

  • Nov 30
    Emily Walsh Ribeiro- Chair fitness for seniors

  • Dec 7
    Israeli shinshiniyot – Chanukah program

  • Dec 14
    There is no better time than NOW to boost your immune system, release stress, exercise your lungs and keep a positive mental attitude! Laughter Yoga is the most fun & effective way to achieve these important health benefits. Join Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Dana Kaplan for a laughter practice that will make you feel great…of body, mind & spirit!  Anyone & everyone can laugh, no matter their age or physical abilities. This is a very gentle form of exercise that can be done from the comfort of your chair. 

  • Dec 21
    Emily Walsh Ribeiro- Chair fitness for seniors

  • Dec 28
    Rotem Shahar-Trip to Israel, Jerusalem.

  • Jan 4
    TBD

  • Jan 11
    There is no better time than NOW to boost your immune system, release stress, exercise your lungs and keep a positive mental attitude! Laughter Yoga is the most fun & effective way to achieve these important health benefits. Join Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Dana Kaplan for a laughter practice that will make you feel great…of body, mind & spirit!  Anyone & everyone can laugh, no matter their age or physical abilities. This is a very gentle form of exercise that can be done from the comfort of your chair. 

  • Jan 18
    MLK King

  • Jan 25
    Emily Walsh Ribeiro- Chair fitness for seniors.


Laughter Yoga

Led by certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Dana Kaplan, the Laughter Club is a fun exercise to boost your happiness and well-being. Now a global phenomenon, this class will bring joy and a social network into your life.

Now virtual, please refer to the 39ers calendar for upcoming sessions


Mah Jongg for Beginners

If you are interested in learning how to play mah jongg, then this is the class for you. This is a 5-week series that will introduce you to the fundamental principles of the game. This class is a perfect fit if you are new to the game, or want to brush up on your skills. Taught by Dale Perreault. RSVPs requested to register@orlandojcc.org.


Conversational Hebrew, partnered with IAC

Intermediates (who already know the aleph-bet) will learn reading and translating Hebrew into English. They will also learn Hebrew through pictures with the goal of learning 500 vocabulary words. Taught by Adele Lipofsky.

For more information please contact Avivit Erlichman: avivite@orlandojcc.org


Israeli Dancing

Mondays. Mask Required.

Do you love to dance? Love Israeli music?  Come get the best of both.  Learn new dances and get some exercise with a friendly group of people.  Partners not necessary.  Wear comfortable exercise clothes.  Taught by Debbie Meitin.