Leisure Games

More than just a fun game, playing cards or Mah Jongg are great ways to sharpen your mental acuity and socialize.

Mahjong tiles.

“We don’t stop playing because we are old… We grow old because we stop playing.”

George Bernard Shaw


Mah Jongg Beginners
With Stacy Budkofsky
Learn the basics and how to play skillfully in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere.  Come with a group or we will set you up with one. A 2022 Mah Jongg card is required for this class.

Mah Jongg Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
With Stacy Budkofsky  
You’ve learned the basics of the game but still need a little fine tuning before you can play with the pros. Learn new strategies, build your confidence, and watch your game soar to new heights in a relaxed and fun atmosphere!
4 Mondays, 6/13-7/11, 3:30-5:30 pm, $100/$115 (no class 7/4)

Canasta Beginners
With Andrea Hershan
Learn this easy to understand yet challenging game. It’s a great way to get together and socialize!
Limited space available
4 Mondays, 7/18-8/8, 1-3:30 pm, $125/$145

For virtual Mah Jongg lessons please call Esther 201-408-1456


Social games are free to members. Public pays $8 per session. Save money when purchasing an 8-session punch card for $50. Practice your skills with your own group or come and play with new people.

Social Scrabble
Mondays, Ongoing, 11 am-2 pm
Social Canasta
Tuesdays, Ongoing, 11 am-4 pm
Social Mah Jongg
Thursdays, Ongoing, 10:30 am-3:30 pm

Open Play Pickleball at the JCC
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Members, 9:30 -11 am, Free, Reserve on JCC App
Public, 11 am-1pm, $10, Reservations required, call 201.408.1440

If you are interested in learning or playing any leisure games, please email Esther Mazor at or call 201.408.1456 to register.

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