JCC Poker Night Photo

Connect with like-minded people!

JCC Denver’s Adult Programs is the hub for premiere socialization, recreational, and cultural programs for adults of all ages and abilities in the greater Denver community.

Our Classes

Life Drawing

This class will concentrate on the fundamental skills of drawing the human figure using live models. Explore techniques including quick gesture sketches, contour drawing, value, shading, color and composition with short and long poses. Learn to develop personal creative expression in an encouraging atmosphere. The instructor will work individually with students of all abilities.

DATES & TIMES:
October 7– December 16
Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

LOCATION:
JCC Denver
350 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246

COST:
Members: $160
Guests: $180

Register

Painting

Learn to develop paintings using a wide variety of ideas and techniques. Explore design, color, composition and spontaneity. Working in acrylic, watercolor, oil or mixed media, you will be guided how to develop your own imagination and ideas into your personal creative expression in an encouraging atmosphere. Individual and group instruction will be given to both beginning and experienced students.

DATES & TIMES:
October 4 – December 6
Mondays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

OR

October 5 – December 7
Tuesdays from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION:
JCC Denver
350 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246

COST:
Members: $160
Guests: $180

Register

Small Woven Tapestry

In this class, you’ll create a small, woven wall-hanging using assorted yarn and fabric scraps. Grab a friend or come on your own, and see how the practice of weaving can center your mind and transform your perspective.

Room 207
16 years old and up

DATES & TIMES:

Monday, October 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday, November 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

LOCATION:
JCC Denver
350 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246

COST:
Members: $32/class
Guests: $36/class

Register

Personalized Stationary

Don’t buy an expensive card set online when you can create your own, personalized set right here at the JCC! In this class, you’ll be introduced to and have the chance to explore assorted paper embellishing techniques, and walk away with a beautiful stack of cards, papers, and envelopes that are guaranteed to be your go-to the next time you need to add a little flare to a personal note or thank-you card.

Room 207
16 years old and up

DATES & TIMES:

Monday, October 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday, November 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

LOCATION:
JCC Denver
350 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246

COST:
Members: $32/class
Guests: $36/class

Register

Creative Journaling: (5-week session)

Need a creative outlet and don’t know where to start? Maybe you just need a dedicated time and space set aside to get things flowing? Come to this class where we’ll have it all: a regular time, workspace, materials/tools, and inspiration. We’ll start each class with a creative exercise to get you in the zone, and provide some invitations to create and explore to get you started!

Room 207
16 years old and up

DATES & TIMES:
Thursdays, October 21 – November 18
6:00 – 7:30 pm

LOCATION:
JCC Denver
350 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246

COST:
Members: $80
Guests: $100

Register

Watercolor

Discover the art of creating watercolor paintings using an array of methods and new ideas. Explore the magic of watercolor and learn new ways to use design, pattern, color and composition. Learn to develop your own imagination and ideas into your personal creative expression in an encouraging atmosphere. Individual and group guidance is offered to both beginning and experienced pupils.

DATES & TIMES:
October 4 – December 7
Mondays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

LOCATION:
JCC Denver
350 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246

COST:
Members: $160
Guests: $180

Register

Older Adults Lunches

In partnership with Jewish Family Service

We are excited to welcome you back into The Jewish Community Center! The JCC with be hosting older adults lunches in partnership with Jewish Family Service. In an effort to be as safe as possible, we are requiring masks in all common areas when you are not eating or drinking. If you’d prefer a grab and go meal option, those will be available as well. For more information, you can reach Rachel B. Seiger at rseiger@jccdenver.org . See you soon!

DATES & TIMES:

Offered on Tuesdays – Fridays from 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

LOCATION:
JCC Denver

View Calendar

Mahjong & Poker

The JCC is happy to offer Recreational space for new and existing players. Be sure to bring your mahj and poker sets. We’ll provide the space and tables!

DATES & TIMES:

Tuesdays from 12:30 pm — 4:30 pm

LOCATION:
JCC Denver
Mizel Reception Room
350 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246

COST:
Members: Free
Guests: Free

Current Events

Lead by community members, Current Events is a weekly program that offers relevant, timely discussions on books, politics, climate change, music and so much more. All political backgrounds are well. Come join us and schmooz with folks during and after. Coffee included!

*Have a fun topic or passionate project you’d like to present to the group? If you are interested in speaking at Current Events, please contact Rachel Seiger at rseiger@jccdenver.org to learn more.

DATES & TIMES:

Fridays from 10:00 am — 11:30 am

LOCATION:
JCC Denver
350 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246

COST:
Members: Free
Guests: Free

View upcoming events

Technology Series

In Partnership with Senior Planet and Kavod on the Road

Join Deirdre Lee from Senior Planet to learn about different platforms in a virtual world! Topics include:

July: Ride Sharing Apps
August: Cloud Storage
September: Instagram Basics
October: Spotify
November: Twitter
December: Smart Homes

DATES & TIMES:

All classes will be on the 2nd Monday of each month

All classes will take place between 11:00 – 12:00 pm

LOCATION:
Zoom

COST:
Free

Register Now

Arts & Culture Series

In partnership with Kavod on the Road
Join us for our monthly sessions as we collectively explore Jewish creativity, dive into stimulating sensory experiences and  enjoy the act of play!
Topics include:

October 20, 1:00 pm –
Music as Therapy with the Mind and Body with Marsha Trelstad.
The idea of Music as a healing influence goes as far back as the writings of Aristotle and Plato.
This presentation will explore some of those ideas and put them into practice. While we are not yet able to safely use our expressive musical talents, due to the pandemic, this will be an immersive hour of discovery into the ways that music is able to access our brains and bodies in ways that other modalities simply cannot.

November 17, 1:00 pm – 4000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks with Penny Nisson
Join Penny Nisson, Director of Education as she discusses the Mizel Museum’s permanent exhibit that serves as a platform for dialogue about social justice and cultural identity. She will speak about the vibrant installations, rare artifacts, and photography which illuminate the diversity and history of Jewish life.

December 15, 1:00 pm with David Sanders

Register Now

PROUD ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAM PARTNERS