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Whether it is in-person or virtual, explore your interests with other adults in the community who share your passions.

Join us to make friends, make art, or just re-discover yourself.

We’re an eclectic community of adults of all ages, and at different stages of life – singles, empty nesters, baby boomers, grandparents, retirees, you name it.

Find yourself at the J. You belong here!

Dance and Drama School

The Dance and Dramatic Arts school is designed to develop talent and imagination while building confidence, self-image, and the joy of performing. We strive to inspire children through movement, teaching students to appreciate dance as a form of communication and expression, whether they are aspiring performers or simply taking class for fun.

Our professionally trained staff follows a creative and progressive curriculum that allows students to hone their skills and grow as individuals with confidence and pride. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, the Dance and Dramatic Arts School has a class for you!

Guttenberg Center for Special Services

The Guttenberg Center for Special Services provides both direct and indirect services for individuals with disabilities. We offer a full range of programming for individuals from childhood through adulthood.

Health and Wellness

Everything you need to achieve your personal goals starts here!
Strengthen and engage your body, mind, and soul while being a part of the community.

Members can take advantage of the following:
Basketball Courts
Indoor Track
Outdoor Pickleball/Tennis courts
Fitness Centers
Indoor and Outdoor Pools
Racquetball Courts
Spin Studio
Group Fitness Classes

Appointments are available for the following fee-based services:
Personal Training
Pilates Private & Group Training
Spa Services
Small Group Training
Swim Lessons
Basketball Lessons
Tennis Lessons

Israeli Center

Northern New Jersey hosts one of the largest Israeli communities in the United States. The Israeli Center, nestled within the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, serves as a vibrant hub for the Israeli-American and Jewish-American communities. Through a rich tapestry of activities conducted in Hebrew and centered around Israel and its culture, the center provides a comforting sense of home.

Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center

At the Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center, we are dedicated to preparing our children to be caring, responsible and independent leaders. Our small class ratios, coupled with our experienced and loving educators, allow us to offer a personalized and differentiated learning opportunity. Each child is an integral part of our community, whose creative ideas, wonder, and curiosity are valued and cherished.

We are in the unique position to utilize the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades’ spacious 185,000 square foot building and 21 acres of idyllic outdoor grounds. The campus features an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, 2 gymnasiums, dance studios, multiple playgrounds, fields, courts, and so much more.

Neil Klatskin Summer Camps

Neil Klatskin Summer Camps features an environment that nurtures, embraces and most importantly, provides a haven of spirit, community and empathy for our campers and staff alike. A home away from home where we invite everyone to be a part of our summer family!


Aging in place is possible with daily socialization, transportation, nutrition, exercise and more

We offer a wide array of programs and services that allow seniors to age in place successfully. Our programs offer a continuum of care for aging seniors and their caregivers. Our goal is to provide all the necessary resources needed to help seniors continue living comfortably and safely, keep them social, mobile and actively engaged with a purpose and meaning to their day.