Adult Enrichment

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Enrich your mind, body and spirit!

Come explore the numerous cultural, educational, recreational and social activities for adults at your Jewish Community Center. Learn new skills, travel the world, show off your theatrical talent, discuss current events, and much more.


Volunteering opportunities | Couples programming | Classes
Social events & day trips | Recreational programs | Travel opportunities


Click here for 2014 JCC Metrowest FIFTY plus Living & Learning, the full catalog of activiities.



Programs, Classes & Cultural Diversions

The Center for Adult Enrichment offers a myriad of recreational, social and educational programs for adults. Participants include adults of different life stages from young singles and couples, to baby-boomer, empty nesters, and active seniors.

The Center for Adult Enrichment also provides the opportunity for personal growth, intellectual enrichment, skill development, and social networking.



Opportunities Include:

  • Travel
  • Life Long Learning
  • @ Leisure Groups
  • Margulies Senior Center

For further information, please contact
Sharon Gordon, 973-530-3480,

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@ Leisure Groups

JCC @ Leisure Groups

For men and women with flexible schedules who are seeking meaningful experiences.

Women @ Leisure

Women @ Leisure (WAL) is a group for women of all ages with flexible schedules who are seeking meaningful experiences and special programs.

WAL meets the second Tuesday of the month (except where indicated) from 9:30 AM-Noon, at the Lautenberg Family JCC, Whippany. Programs include breakfast, lectures, discussions, trips and social action activities. The Lautenberg Family JCC is fully accessible and offers ample free parking.

JCC MetroWest and WAL membership are required to participate in WAL activities. WAL is sponsored by JCC MetroWest.

For more information, contact Sharon Rogovin, 973-929-2917,

Click here for the current WAL Newsletter - Front Page and Back Page



Together @ Leisure

A unique opportunity for unattached, active seniors in Essex and Morris counties to come together for interesting programs, new friends, companionship and more.  TAL is for active, vital, single, Jewish seniors, living independently in the community who are young at heart and young in spirit. 

TAL meets Sundays monthly. Time and location will vary depending upon the activity for the month. 

JCC MetroWest membership is required to participate in TAL activities. TAL is sponsored by JCC MetroWest.


For more information, contact Sharon Rogovin, 973-929-2917,

Men @ Leisure 

Men @ Leisure (MAL) is a group for men with flexible schedules who are seeking meaningful experiences and special programs.

MAL meets the first and third Thursdays of the month (except when indicated) from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM, at the Lautenberg Family JCC, Whippany. Programs include breakfast, lectures, discussions, special interest groups and social action activities. The Lautenberg Family JCC is fully accessible and offers free ample parking.

JCC MetroWest and MAL membership are required to participate in MAL activities. MAL is sponsored by JCC MetroWest.

For more information, contact Sharon Rogovin, 973-929-2917,

Click here for the current MAL Newsletter



Couples @ Leisure

A unique approach for couples to meet new friends. Couples @ Leisure (CAL) is a social group where activities are planned by members for members, on an occasional basis.

Activities can include dining at various restaurants, potluck suppers, card parties, and car-pooling to cultural events such as the theatre or ballet. During the event, the couples attending decide on the next event to be held. These activities are peer-led, and participants will be responsible for deciding on the activity, providing their own transportation, and paying for the activity. Couples @ Leisure meets one Sunday a month at the Lautenberg Family JCC, Aidekman Family campus, in addition to other events.

A non-refundable annual registration fee per couple is required to participate in Couples @ Leisure.

For more information, contact Sharon Rogovin, 973-929-2917,

Click here for the current CAL Newsletter

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Margulies Senior Center

The Margulies Senior Center

The William Margulies Senior Center offers cultural and recreational opportunities in a four-day-a-week program geared to the older adults in the MetroWest community. Lunch is served on the premises Monday to Thursday through the JCC Kosher Nutrition Program.

The Margulies Center Offers:

  • Bridge for beginning and advanced players
  • Weekly lectures featuring a guest speaker or 4-6 week mini-courses
  • Yiddish classes for all levels
  • Arm Chair Aerobics - low-impact aerobics using weights and bands especially geared to seniors
  • Parshat HaShavua - with Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz
  • Creative writing - members are coached and share writing samples
  • Round Table discussion of current events
  • Points-to-Ponder - discussions of various subjects
  • Monthly birthday parties with live entertainment
  • Monthly membership meetings
  • Thursday Afternoon Entertainment
  • Movies & special programs
  • Trips
  • Line Dancing
  • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

As a member of the Margulies Center, you will received discounts on the Life Long Learning program, Maurice Levin Theater events, fabulous trips, University Without Walls and many other classes and programs.

Daily Schedule

10:00am - Bridge with Sam
10:00am - Discussion with Group/Yiddish
12:15pm - Lecture
1:30pm - Tai Chi Chia

10:00am - JFS Social Worker
11:00am - Arm Chair Aerobics
12:15pm - Torah Portion of the Week

9:30am - Adv. Beginners Bridge
10:00am - Creative Writing
12:15pm - Movie

9:45am - Points to Ponder/Current Events
11:00am - Arm Chair Aerobics
12:15pm - Special programming/Entertainment

For more information, contact Gina Goldman, 973-530-3448,

Click here for the March/April 2014 Margulies Bulletin.

Click here for the March 2014 Margulies Calendar.

Click here for the April  2014 Margulies Calendar.

Click here for the March 2014 Lunch Menu.


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Women inSync @ the J

Women inSync @ the J

Are you a recently retired and/or empty nester JCC fitness member?

Join Women inSync @ the J:

  • Make new friends
  • Two programs a month
  • Discover the new you with discussions on relevant and interesting topics
  • Outings to museums, theaters and more…
  • Have fun!

Contact: Sarah Diamond at 973-929-2938 or


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tepper Hall, Cooperman JCC

1pm - Meeting

Get to know your fellow Women inSync @ the J members

over coffee and snacks.

1:30pm - Program

Let’s Get Social (On The Internet)

Jessica Scheer runs a business leveraging social media and the internet. Jessica will give a lesson on what all of the social media channels are about, which ones we should be using, and how to set up accounts. We will walk away with the ability to tweet our new vocabulary words using hashtags. Maybe #WIS@J will start trending all over the web! #areyouexcitedyet




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Israel Trip 2014

See Israel with us...and it's worry free!

Inaugural JCC Metrowest Senior Adult Trip to Israel

April 28 – May 9, 2014

Cost: $3955 (land only)

    Led By:

Sharon Gordon, JCC MetroWest Director of Adult Engagement

Gina Goldman, Director, Margulies Center and Travel Coordinator



This trip is designed specifically for active senior adults and is for both first time visitors to Israel and those who have been there in the past.

Your $3955 (land only) price comprises:

*      9 nights hotel (double occupancy)                                               Included

       Dan Panorama in Jerusalem and Leonardo Plaza in Tiberias

*      Tips for bellman to bring luggage to room                                   Included

*      Breakfast daily                                                                                    Included

*      6 lunches and 7 dinners including gratuity                                  Included

*      Guide and bus driver gratuity                                                          Included

*      Coach bus transportation in Israel                                                Included

*      Water on the bus                                                                               Included

*      Certain snacks and refreshments                                                Included

*      All Entrance fees                                                                              Included

*      All Educational programs                                                              Included

*      Health Insurance (up to age 85)                                                   Included

*      Transportation to and from in the JCC in  West Orange

        and Whippany (for those taking group flight)                                 Included

*      Park your car at the JCC in West Orange                                     Included

*      Amazing JCC staff!!                                                                    Included

Space is Limited!

Space is limited and reservations will be taken on a first come first served basis. 

JCC MetroWest is known for our “worry free!” trips… and this trip to Israel will be no different. We will be there to assure that everything goes smoothly. You can depend on us to get answers to questions, work with our Israeli partners at the JCC Association Israel office (our Israeli trip planers) and to make sure that your needs are fully met!

For More Information, contact Sharon Gordon at 973-530-3480 or

 Click Here for a copy of the 2014 Itinerary

Click Here for more trip details.

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Day Trips

JCC Metrowest Day Trips

Contact Susan Wallenstein, 973-530-3474 ( or Sarah Diamond, 973-929-2938 ( for more information or to register for a trip.

Spring 2014 Trips Coming Soon!!

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Do a Mitzvah

VAST | Volunteers and Seniors Together

VAST enables our volunteers to work throughout the community leading wellness programs, reading to children, photography classes, discussion groups, knitting projects for soldiers and a variety of other projects. 

This program is collaboration of JCC MetroWest, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and the National Council of Jewish Women (Essex County Section).

For more information, contact Susan Galatz at 973-530-3447 (

Monthly Celebrations

Join us as we raise funds and awareness for a variety of causes:

Breast Cancer Awareness
Pink Day at the J

Good Nutrition Month
Bag a Lunch (with Table to Table)

Universal Human Rights Month

Undoing Racism

American Heart Month
Red Day at the J

American Red Cross Month
Celebrate Disability Awareness

Earth Day/Tikkun Olam

Run for Rachel

Aphasia Awareness Month

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Kosher Meals on Wheels

The JCC Kosher Meals on Wheels

Delivering nutritionally balanced hot kosher lunches to the homebound and shut-in elderly of Essex County.

When poor health or a disability leaves a senior homebound, he or she has a much greater risk of malnutrition. The Kosher Meals on Wheels program delivers delicious, wholesome meals to this vulnerable population. A typical meal might include hot soup, roast chicken, noodle kugel and sautéed zucchini.

Meals are delivered 5 days per week, with frozen and shelf stable meals provided for weekends and weather emergencies.

The Meals on Wheels driver provides a valuable link to the outside world, and an important check on a participant's well-being. Eligibility will be determined by an in-home assessment.


This program is supported by the Essex County Division on Senior Services and implemented through the collaborative efforts of JCC MetroWest, Daughters of Israel, and Jewish Community Housing Corporation.

For more information, contact Joanne Bramnick, Nutrition Program Director, 973-530-3414,

Click here for more information about Kosher Meals on Wheels.

Click here for the March 2014 Menu.


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Resource Guide

For a complete resource guide, download the A to Z Guide to Eldercare Services (pdf).


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest —

Daughters of Israel, The Charles Bierman Home - Living with Assistance —

Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest —

Jewish Community Housing Corporation  —

Joint Chaplaincy Committee of MetroWest —

United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ Eldercare Services —


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  • Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC

    Ross Family Campus

    760 Northfield Avenue

    West Orange