CONNECTING OLDER ADULTS
Shalom Austin’s Adult 60+ Programming provides a variety of social, educational, cultural and spiritual offerings for adults ages 60 and over. Current information about upcoming programs is available in our monthly e-newsletter.
Adult Programs Pass
In 2022 one of our biggest resolutions is to welcome our Adult 60+ community back to Shalom Austin for in-person programming! To support these programs, we are asking that all participants (virtual and in-person) join us officially as either JCC members or Adult Program pass holders. This program pass provides access to adult programming geared towards those 60 and better including social, educational, cultural, and spiritual offerings. Please note for all in-person programs all Shalom Austin staff and members are now required to wear masks while indoors. We can’t wait to see you!
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JOIN OUR PROGRAMS
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.
Mondays | 1 PM
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. RSVPS required
Simcha Readers Theater
TUESDAYS | 1 PM
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.
Kvetch & Coffee
WEDNESDAYs | 10 AM
Great coffee, even better conversation. Please come join us each Wednesday morning for Kvetch & Coffee, a new social group where we talk about anything and everything! Bring a friend, bring a neighbor or just bring yourself!
Life of the NY Times
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY | 1 PM
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.
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. Materials are provided. The Mitzvah Knitters will meet at B’Nai Abraham.
Holidays & Shabbat
Fridays (Monthly) | 12 PM
Come enjoy festive Jewish holiday celebrations online and at the JCC. These special clergy-led holiday programs include kosher lunch. Join us online (Zoom) as we celebrate Shabbat together monthly, along with birthdays, live music and kesher kehillah (community togetherness). Occurs on Friday most months, check the calendar for specific dates.
Arts & Culture
Connect with friends and community through literary arts, visual arts and performing arts.
Monday-Friday | 12 PM
This online class is a combination of low and moderate intensity aerobic exercises, weight-based resistance training, body-weight exercises, floor work, abs and stretching to improve overall fitness, balance and coordination for adults age 60 and better. Advanced classes will be faster-paced and will include additional physical challenges, such as lunges and squats.
Jewish Culture & Education
Enrichment opportunities and classes focused on Jewish culture and education.
Health & Wellness
Stay active and healthy with our fitness and wellness classes at the J.
Thank you to our financial and in-kind sponsors of our Adults 60+ programs and events!
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