Programming for active older adults occurs every week (unless JCC is closed or otherwise noted) with engaging classes and programs.

Mahjong: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Bridge: last Wednesday of the month from 12:15 - 3:30 PM

Upcoming events

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matinee mondays (film screenings)

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare

Spring OLLI Classes

Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. RSVP with Jacob Frankel
952-381-3446 or at

The World Game in America -
100 Years of Soccer in the US

7 Sessions
Wednesdays, Mar. 30 - May 11
10:00 - 11:30AM

Soccer popularity in the United States is at an all-time peak. The sport boasts one of the fastest growing domestic leagues and National Teams that regularly assert their presence on the international stage. This course will cover the history of soccer in America, from newly arrived immigrants bringing the game from their home countries, to professional teams across the nation (even in Minnesota). No prior knowledge of the sport is necessary. Tom Rooney, licensed MYSA soccer coach and referee.
(10 participants max)

History of Africa 1800 to Present

7 Sessions
Thursdays, Mar.31 - May 12
10:00 - 11:30AM

Explore the panoramic study of African history from many angles: anthropological, historical, geographic, cultural, and religious. From human origins through the populating of the continent, the great civilizations, the slave trades, to the beginning of European domination, see how the African continent and peoples have embraced triumph and tragedy over thousands of years. Recommended reading: John Parker and Richard Rathbone, Robert O. Collins Africa: A Short history, Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2006. Tom O'Toole, emeritus professor of sociology and anthropology, St. Cloud State University.
(10 participants max)

Continuing readings in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

7 Sessions
Mondays, Mar.28 - May 9
10:00 - 11:30AM

We will be completing the Ethics Books 1-5 this quarter. In the spring "we will be studying Nicomachean Ethics Books 6-10 (and maybe) Aristotle's Politics, Book 1". The March 28th session will be a review; during subsequent sessions it is my intent to complete the entire 10 book text. Michael Ormond, taught political philosophy at California State Long Beach from 1967–1974. After receiving a law degree from the U of M in 1978, he practiced family law until his retirement in 2011.
(10 participants max)

Being Esther

1 Session
Monday, March 21, 2016
12:30 - 2:00PM

Miraim Karmel will discuss her first novel “Being Esther,” which brings understanding and tremendous empathy to her main character, the unforgettable 85-year-old widow Esther Lustig, an extraordinary woman who has led a seemingly conventional life.
(10 participants max)

Offstage Voices: Life in Twin Cities Theater

1 Session
Thursday, March 24, 2016
10:00 - 12:00PM

Join us for a gallop through the lively and complicated landscape of professional theater in the Twin Cities. Why is the community here so large and diverse? Who are the theater folk who keep it humming? What is the best way for theater fans to experience its breath and depth? How does it all come to the stage, and why? Peg Guilfoyle talks from her 2015 book, and brings surprise guests. Peg Guilfoyle, author, Offstage Voices: Life in Twin Cities Theater, and The Guthrie Theater: Images, History, and Inside Stories, former stage manager, production manager, and producing director.
(10 participants max)