Adult Programs

We want The J to be your “home away from home,” where you can relax, rejuvenate and connect with the community. We have a variety of programs to pique your interest. You will find your old favorites, such as Mahjong and Pinnochle as well as exciting opportunities to get together and to learn! 

Get involved in one of our JCC Groups! 


If you are interested in joining a JCC group, please contact

Neil Popish at before attending. 

Click on the image of each program to learn more information and/or register.

  • News and Schmooze | Tuesdays 10 AM - 12 PM | JCC or ZOOM

    Enjoy a lively discussion on current events with other members of our community. Topics of conversation include: film and TV, politics, current events as well as other areas that are of interest to all. Join us in person at the JCC or on ZOOM (link below). For password, e-mail Neil at

  • Women Enjoying Leisure (WEL) | Second Thursdays 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Women Enjoying Leisure (WEL) group gets together for fun, educational activities, including discussions from local Jewish figures in business and entertainment, excursions like tapas tastings, and more. WEL meets at varying locations around the city. For more information about our upcoming WEL event, contact Neil at

  • Introduction to Mah Jongg | Tuesdays | May 31 – July 26 | 1pm - 3pm

    In this introduction to Mah Jongg, students will learn the basics of this fun and social game. We will discuss the rules, object of the game, learn the tiles/symbols, card of hands illustrate examples of winning hands and hands on practice, systematically break down the multi-layered components of the game into easily understood segments. Instructor: Janet Wellish Cost: JCC Members: $25 Non-Members: $36.
    Contact for more information.

  • How the Heck do I use my Device? | Tuesday May 24 1:00 – 3:00 pm | JCC

    Technology has made the world more connected, making it easier to stay in touch with loved ones and find information on everything from health to consumer advice. Do you have an iPhone, iPad, or laptop but have no idea how to use them? Do you want to learn how to join family on remote Zoom calls or Teams? Well let us explain how! Jay Jackson of We Go Gamez will provide a 2-hour workshop. JCC Members pay just $10, Guests will pay just $15. Contact for more information.

  • Mah Jongg | Mondays - Thursdays (Time Varies) | JCC

    Interested in Playing Mah Jongg at the J? Whether you have a regular game or you're looking for a game to play in, let us know as we are forming new games. Free to all JCC Members. Contact Neil Popish at for more information.

  • Yiddish Club | Wednesdays | 10:30 - 11:30 AM | ZOOM

    Have you always wanted to improve your Yiddish but could never find the time? Join our weekly conversational Yiddish club via Zoom. We will go through the Yiddish aleph bet, watch videos, use words and expressions in sentences and just practice “Yiddishkeit”. Facilitated by Ruby Vargeson from the Santa Barbara JCC.

  • Knitting & Crochet Club | 1st & 3rd Thursdays | 2:00 PM

    This group is for knitting and crocheting enthusiasts of all skill levels. Meet new friends and enjoy conversation while working on your projects. We'll motivate each other to start and finish projects, trade ideas, and help master techniques. Collaborative activities such as Knit and Crochet-a-longs, How To's, and Charity Projects can be added depending on interest. Facilitated by Sharon Perlstein. For more information, contact Neil Popish at

  • Intro to Pickleball | Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm | The Plaza Hotel

    If you've never played Pickleball before, this is especially for you! Taught by instructor Darla Christensen, this course will cover the basics. The 4-week class (May 16, 23 & June 13 & 20) will help develop technique and strategy for social play. We will provide paddles and balls! MUST wear court or tennis shoes (not running shoes). Each class is limited to the first 8 to register. Cost: JCC Members: $50, Non-Members: $65
    For more information, contact Neil Popish at

  • Living Your Best Life Broadcast

    LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE is a series of 30-minute broadcasts for “the over 50” crowd regarding life’s issues and the opportunity for improving one’s life through many topics of interest, featuring experts in the field. Many topics will be explored. Each segment will last 10 minutes, and 3 segments will constitute a full broadcast. Each full broadcast will be premiered on the last Monday of each month. For more info, visit

  • J-Walkers | Fridays at 9:00 AM | Mesa Park - Summerlin | Starting March 4

    Join JCC Program Director Neil Popish for an invigorating weekly walk. Whether you’re a fast or slow walker, alone or with a friend, all are welcome. We will start with some stretching exercises followed by a 30-45-minute walk outside. This is a great opportunity to get back into shape and meet some other members of the JCC. Free for all JCC Members Location: 5401 Mesa Park Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89135. RSVP to Neil at

  • Jewish News of the Week | Mondays | 9:30 AM | Starting March 7 | ZOOM

    Jewish News of the Week (JNOTW) Every Day, Somewhere, Something is Happening in the Jewish World! Join Les Gilbert for a weekly look at Jewish News from around the globe. A re-cap of events that impact our Jewish world and sparks conversation! JNOTW will be facilitated by Les Gilbert every Monday morning virtually on zoom. Open to all JCC Members. RSVP to and reference Jewish News in the Subject Line for zoom code and password.

  • Pickleball League | Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | The Plaza Hotel

    This league is for beginner players/teams still learning the game, but wanting to try and play in a competitive league. Players will be grouped by skill level. Each week, a team of 2 will be grouped with 3 other teams for a Round Robin type gameplay. Come with your own team of 2 or we will help form a team for you.
    Cost: JCC Members: $40, Non-Members: $55
    Contact for more information.