Adults 60+ | Shalom Austin



Shalom Austin’s Adult 60+ Programming provides a variety of social, educational, cultural and spiritual offerings.
Details about upcoming programs is available in our monthly e-newsletter and in our Calendar of Events.

Inspired Aging for Adults 60+

Inspired Aging provides enrichment, social services and fitness experiences for adults 60 and better. This integrated wellness model provides opportunities to live your best life, today.

Enrichment | Social Services | Fitness


Adult Programs serves our 60 and better constituents. We focus on providing social, spiritual, cultural, and wellness offerings for adults ages 60 and over. Our goal is to help folks live their most fulfilling 3rd act. Adult Programs works closely with JFS, Health and Wellness, and all areas of Shalom Austin to provide integrated and robust offerings. To join any of our programs, subscribe to our Adult Programs e-newsletter and receive Zoom links and other regular updates.

News & Schmooze

Mondays | 10 AM

Join in on the conversation. Come discuss local, national, and international news and keep up with what’s happening. Participants are welcome to bring in newspaper articles or research a topic of interest to share with the group.

Online Workout


Mondays  |  1st & 3rd Wednesdays  |  1PM

Whether it be Mahjongg, Mexican Train or Rummikub, we welcome beginners and experts in a variety of games, and love to learn new ones! Come spend a few hours with us and you’ll l always leave feeling like a winner! We’ll bring the games, you’ll bring the fun. RSVP required.

Simcha Readers Theater


Learn the art of dramatic storytelling. Whether childhood stories, tales from your grandparents, fictional imaginations, folktales or tall tales. Learn how to organize and tell a story verbally and in writing, connect with your audience, and bring your story to life. Class led by Sue Bilich and Dianne Dorman. 

Community & Coffee


Great coffee, even better conversation. Please come join us each Wednesday morning for Community & Coffee, a new social group where we talk about anything and everything! Bring a friend, bring a neighbor or just bring yourself! 

A Critical Reading
of The New York Times


This is an informal and fun conversation about the New York Times where you will look over the shoulders of various reporters, columnists and opinion writers at one of the world’s best newspapers. Join the team watching the paper that has gone digital to become a tough-talking, inclusive citizen of the world. Led by Abby Kenigsberg. (Subscription not required).

Flex Your Brain

Thursdays | 10 AM

Join us for this fun and fast-paced hour-long class. This class is meant to keep your brain strong and flexible with individual and group games and challenges. Gameplay can serve a critical role in maintaining and even improving brain power in older adults.

Mitzvah Knitters senior women sit around a table with their knitting projects.

Mitzvah Knitters

1st & 3rd Friday | 10 AM

Give back to our community by volunteering your time and talent at the J! If you knit or crochet, or want to learn how, this is the place to be! Projects vary each season and blankets, stuffed animals, hats and scarves are given to those who are less fortunate. 

The Dells Angels Choir members hold song books and sing together on stage.

Holidays & Shabbat

 Fridays (Monthly) | 1 PM

Join us as we celebrate an early Shabbat together each month. We will provide Challah, Wine (Grape Juice), and kesher kehilah (community togetherness).
Occurs on the 2nd Friday most months. 
Meets in the Linda & Keith Zimmerman Family Multi-Purpose Rooms.

The Dells Angels Choir members hold song books and sing together on stage.

Arts & Culture

Connect with friends and community through literary arts, visual arts and performing arts.

Health & Wellness

Elevate your fitness journey with our diverse range of in-person classes and programs at the Dell JCC designed to suit all abilities and preferences, such as:

  • Aqua Aerobics: Dive into a low-impact, high-energy workout in the water.
  • Gold Zumba: Combine traditional Zumba choreography and music with the option of seated participation for extra support, welcoming all fitness levels.
  • Tai Chi: Find balance and coordination as you work to improve your health and well-being.
    ..and more
The Dells Angels Choir members hold song books and sing together on stage.

Jewish Culture & Education

Enrichment opportunities and classes focused on Jewish culture and education.

An older woman volunteer smiles as she puts donations into boxes with her family

Volunteer Opportunities

We are proud to offer volunteer opportunities through Shalom Austin.

Vinnie Hogan, Shalom Austin Transportation Specialist gives a ride to those in need. Credit: Rebecca Golden


Need a safe, reliable ride? Shalom Austin Mobility offers transportation to and from the Dell JCC, JFS, retirement and rehabilitation facilities and medical appointments.

For more information, email


Thank you to our financial and in-kind sponsors of our Adults 60+ programs and events!

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Matt Medina

Matt Medina

Inspired Aging Program Coordinator