From classes to trips to just being social, the Bender JCC 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 Bender JCC.
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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 Bender JCC’s Coming of Age in Maryland program. For more information, contact Frieda Enoch at 301-348-3809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming of Age in Maryland Programs
Adult Living & Learning
The Bender JCC 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 Bender JCC.
In the Bender JCC’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 Bender JCC 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 Bender JCC, contact Stacy Katz Olivera at 301-348-3889 or email@example.com.
Selma Sweetbaum Senior Satellite Programs
Tuesdays @ the J
As Camp JCC takes over the Center for the summer, the Selma Sweetbaum Satellite Program is on the move.
Join us at our summer location:
Rollins Congressional Clubhouse
1621 Martha Terrace, Rockville, MD 20852
(Just a few blocks from the Bender JCC)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Games, Clubs & Interest Groups
Note: We are taking a hiatus from offering Bridge classes until further notice.
From singers on stage to singers in the shower, all senior singers are welcome at the Bender JCC 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 Bender JCC in Room 126. Contact Frieda Enoch at 301-348-3809 or email@example.com.
History lovers unite every fourth Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Bender JCC in a club devoted to all things historical. All history buffs welcome! For more information, contact Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Triple letter. Double word. There’s nothing like an old-fashioned game of Scrabble. Get your fix with the Bender JCC Scrabble Club every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Center. New players are always welcome. Contact Meryl Trachtman 301.348.3808 or email@example.com.
Beginners Mah Jongg
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intermediate Mah Jongg
Now that you know the rules, learn the strategy and etiquette that will make you a better and more in-demand player.
This class focuses on strategies and choosing hands when playing Mah Jongg. This class is also for participants who took a beginner class and know the basics of the game. For more information, including class dates, fees, and more, contact Meryl Trachtman at 301-348-3808 or email@example.com.
Let’s Get Social
Mix & Mingle Coffeehouse for Baby Boomers & Kindred Spirits
Created for older singles, this active group is for people who like to exchange ideas and meet others. Talk, schmooze, and make lasting personal connections. Participants aged 50+ are welcome!
Meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m at the Bender JCC. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Silversmith at email@example.com.
Thursday, September 29
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Sokobin at 301.348.3760 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.