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 with one of our weekly or monthly groups! 


If you are interested in getting involved, please contact info@jccsn.org before attending. 


The Women Enjoying Leisure group gets together for fun, educational activities, including discussions from local Jewish figures in business and entertainment, excursions like tapas tastings, and more. WEL typically gets together every second Thursday of the month between 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at varying locations.


Men Enjoying Leisure (MEL) is a group of 55+ that gets together every second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast with different personalities and experts who offer insight into Jewish or Las Vegas life and culture, tastings and behind-the-scenes tours around town, sports, and more.

Sports Talk The sports group meets every Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast at the Suncoast Casino St. Tropez Buffet to talk all and everything sports.

Pinochle Every Wednesday, the pinochle group meets for lunch at various restaurants nearby the J. After lunch, the group heads to the J for a game of Pinochle starting at 1 pm.

Social Outings If you have an idea for a MEL social outing let us know and we’ll put you in touch with our lead volunteer.


Each week, join us at the J to talk current events, have a little nosh and a little fun. This is an informal group where we discuss events and issues happening from around the world to right here in our community. Be sure to stop in and give us your take. Tuesdays from 10 am -12:00 pm at the JCC


Each week, the J hosts several Mahjong tables – and other games too. Our weekly Mah Jong group meets Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 – 4:00 pm. If you are interested in joining, please contact the J.

Jewish Customs, Traditions & Law

2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month through May 22

10:00 am – 11:30 am

An exploration of various Jewish topics including Marriage, Conversion, Divorce, Briss, A.I.D. (Surrogates who are Jewish-Kadish), Naming (customs of various places and tradition), Funeral (cremation, burial time, yarzheit, mixed faith burial, etc), Prayer and Food.

Facilitated by Rabbi Brooks

Free for JCC Members, $18 for Guests

Yiddish Conversation Class

1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month through May 15

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Continue learning Yiddish with a stronger focus on developing comprehension, speaking, reading and grammar skills in context.  Great for beginners or advanced Yiddish speakers.

Facilitated by Hedva Bank

Free for JCC Members, $18 for Guests

The Wisdom Circle

Survive being a senior in Las Vegas now

Strategy, Ideas, Discussion, and Support

My children and family live far away               

I want more friends

I live alone                                                       

I'm losing friends and family

I'd like to feel closer to my family                     

I'm lonely too much

I have questions about the future                    

I want more friends

I don't get out much                                         

I want a partner

I'm afraid                                                          

 I worry about....


11:15am on the second Wednesday of the month

Moderated by Havi Mandel Growthspring Healing & Creative Arts

FREE for all JCC Members, $18 for Guests


With All My Heart

Thursdays, May 16 - June 20

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Whether you’re seeking relief from stress; you’re hoping for focus, clarity, and connection to a raw and vulnerable place deep within you; or you just want to start each day from a positive, humble, and grateful frame of mind, this course is for you.
Jewish wisdom teaches profound techniques to give wings to our emotions and words to our yearnings, allowing us to make contact and communicate with something larger than ourselves and feel comfort and shelter within a reality that’s more whole, more intense, more real, and more beautiful.

Facilitated by Rabbi Yosef Rivkin

Cost:  JCC Members:  $89.00

Register Here https://www.myjli.com/index.html?task=student&subtask=registration&cid=35304 

Page Turners Book Clubs

The JCC is forming multiple book clubs on both the east and west sides of town.  We are looking for a few more people to join.  Contact Neil Popish at neil@jewishnevada.org if interested in joining.

FREE and open to all JCC Members.

Mahj for Beginners

Thursday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

May 2 - June 20

This course consists of the fundamentals;  the tiles, and their function to the Charleston and the National Mah Jongg League rules, the terminology and using the current yearly card, to striving for the  winning hand.  NO Mah Jongg experience or knowledge is required and a practice Mah Jongg set is provided for the duration of this 8-week class.  Upon completion you will be confident and knowledgeable to join a game of Mah Jongg and have sparked new friendships.

Instructor:  Janet Wellish

FREE for JCC Members

$36 for Guests

Limited to the first 10 people to register


Check out our upcoming educational programs!