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;

Book Club

Last Thursday of the month.

Game Day at the J

Monday & Thursdays

  • 12 – 3 PM
  • Play Mah Jongg, Bridge or any game you enjoy. Bring your friends!
  • Fee: Free to Members; $2/Person
  • $5/Person Lunch options available. Orders taken one week in advance.

Mah Jongg Lessons: Starts October 5

  • Tuesdays: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
  • Fee: $125/Person (10 Weeks)

Movie Days at the J: Fridays

Movies TBA
  • October 1, November 5, December 3
  • 12 Noon
  • Fee: $5/Disc. Member; $7/Person Includes Pizza & Popcorn

Quilting Group

  • Fridays 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Fee: Free to Members; $2/Person

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.