From classes to trips to just being social, the JCCGW is a hub for busy seniors. Encouraging active minds, active bodies, and community engagement, the Center leads the way in Montgomery County for seniors that want to live life to the fullest. Explore the many ways seniors enjoy the JCCGW.

Questions about senior activities and programming at the JCCGW? Contact us!

Signature Theatre presents: West Side Story

west-side-storyA JCCGW Coming of Excursion

Monday, December 21, 2015
7:30 p.m.

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Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story’s legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty” and “America.”

For more information, contact Frieda Enoch at 301.348.3809 or

Coming of Age in Maryland

Coming of Age in Maryland offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. Activities include theater, museums, lectures, performances, “Food and Fun” restaurant outings that feature a game component, an annual health and wellness expo, and much more. Learn more about the JCCGW’s Coming of Age in Maryland program. For more information, contact Frieda Enoch at 301-348-3809 or

Adult Living & Learning

The JCCGW offers a comprehensive range of educational programs that stimulate minds, help members maintain a healthy lifestyle, and encourage community and social engagement. Explore Adult Living & Learning programs at the JCCGW.


In the JCCGW’s continuing effort to care for members in body, mind, and spirit, the Center offers a number of wellness programs and activities for individuals of all ages, with an emphasis on aging and senior wellness. Explore the Center’s wellness programs and activities.


The JCCGW depends on the time and dedication of its enthusiastic volunteers. Each year, over 500 members donate their time and expertise in every facet of the Center. Volunteering not only enables participants to give something back to their community, but it provides opportunities to meet new people, share talents, and have fun. For information about volunteering at the JCCGW, contact Stacy Katz Olivera at 301-348-3889 or

Selma Sweetbaum Senior Satellite Programs

A Day at the J

The Selma Sweetbaum Senior Satellite Program returns to the JCCGW!

Join us on Tuesdays beginning October 13th when we bring our weekly satellite program back to the Center.

Every Tuesday will feature chair exercise from 10:00 – 11:00am, Yiddish Conversation Group from 11:00am – noon, a delicious kosher meal at noon followed by an enlightening, educational, or entertaining program. Come for any one part or all of the day. This program is free, other than the $5 suggested donation for lunch. For more information, contact Stacy Katz Olivera at 301.348.3889 or

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Games, Clubs & Interest Groups

For beginners or those who haven’t played recently and want to get back in the game.  Covers point count evaluation, basic play techniques and opening bids and responses for basic bidding. Register Online!

Basic bidding and responses are reviewed, as well as an introduction to new bids (takeout doubles, pre-empts, overcalls and the strong 2C opening bids). This is also a great class for those who played years ago and want to get back into bridge and modernize their skills. Register Online!

From singers on stage to singers in the shower, all senior singers are welcome at the JCCGW senior adult chorus. Led by Frieda Enoch, the chorus entertains at Jewish holiday celebrations and special events. If you love to sing, you’re welcome to join!

Chorus is returning on Tuesday, October 13, 2015! Practices will meet every Tuesday, 1-2 p.m. at the JCCGW in Room 126. Contact Frieda Enoch at 301-348-3809 or


Join fellow bridge lovers for duplicate bridge at the Center every Monday at 7:15 p.m. All levels are welcome and master points are given. No preregistration is needed and games are open to members and non-members of the JCCGW and American Contract Bridge League. Sessions are $5 for JCCGW members/$7 for the general public and light refreshments (coffee, tea, and cookies) are served. For more information, contact Meryl Trachtman at 301-348-3808 or

History lovers unite every fourth Thursday at 1 p.m. at the JCCGW in a club devoted to all things historical. All history buffs welcome! For more information, contact Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760 or

Triple letter. Double word. There’s nothing like an old-fashioned game of Scrabble. Get your fix with the JCCGW Scrabble Club every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Center. New players are always welcome. Contact Meryl Trachtman 301.348.3808 or

Learn the ancient game of Mah Jongg, including strategies, etiquette, and rule. Meet other players or form your own group. For more information, including class dates, fees, and more, contact Meryl Trachtman at 301-348-3808 or

Let’s Get Social

Created for singles aged 60 and older, this active group is for people who like to exchange ideas and meet others. Talk, schmooze, and make lasting personal connections.

Meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m at the JCCGW. You will be directed from the Front Desk upon arrival. $3 per person will be collected at the events. For more information or to be placed on the group e-mail list, contact Meryl Trachtman at 301-348-3808 or or Linda Silversmith at

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
“I Am Okay But You’d Better Be Perfect!”
Leora Hoffman facilitating

Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
“Making Happiness Happen”
Rhona G. Reiss, PhD facilitating

Tuesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Men are invited to this weekly get-together to meet new friends and discuss topics of interest such as current events, politics, and health. This program is free but registration is requested by contacting volunteer facilitator Herb Heldman at 301.881.1989 or or Debbie Sokobin at 301.348.3760 or

Mondays, 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

If you want to meet new friends, do some social networking, and discuss topics such as politics, religion, marriage, and life in general, consider joining this group led by volunteer Enid Portnoy. For more information, contact Debbie Sokobin at or 301.348.3760.

The New Friends is a group of single women and men 60+. The purpose of this group is to make new friends, plan social activities, and share common interests. New Friends meets the first Friday of the month at noon, and is free with membership. For more information, contact Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760 or