Adults

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

Offerings

Absolute Beginners Bridge
with Amy Nellissen
First Lesson is FREE! 
For those who never played bridge before, here’s your chance to join.  Our hands-on approach will have you playing bridge before you know it.  The first lesson is a free trial with no obligation.  You’ll succeed here even if you’ve tried bridge before. Bring your friends and find out if you’d like to learn this great game.
7 Thursdays, 9/15-10/27, 10 am-12 pm (practice till 12:45pm), $165/$195

Bridge Deadly Defense 1
with Amy Nellissen
Do you make the most of your high cards when you defend?  Tune up your opening leads.  Learn to work with your partner to take more tricks as a defender. Students should have a solid foundation in basic bidding and play.
7 Thursdays, 9/15-10/27, 1-3 pm (practice before class at 12:30pm), $190/$225

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.
5 Thursdays, 10/20-11/17, 11 am-1 pm, $130/$150
This class is full. Call Michele at 201.408.1496 or Esther at 201.408.1456 to be placed on waiting list. 

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!
3 Wednesdays, 11/30-12/14, 11 am-1 pm, $75/$90

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, 10/24-11/14, 1-3:30 pm, $130/$150

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

SOCIAL GAMES AT THE J

Social games are free to members. Public pays $8 per session. Save money when purchasing an 8-session punch card for $55. 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

PICKLEBALL AT THE J
With coach Tobi Silva

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. It combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use wooden paddles to hit a wiffle-like ball over a net. Play this popular game in the comfort of our in-door gymnasiums or our new beautifully renovated outdoor courts.

Pickleball Open Play

Ongoing Wednesday and Friday

9:30-11:30 am members only, Free
11:30 am-1:30 pm public $15

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

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