Programming for Active Adults

The JCC on the Cohn Campus offers social and fitness programs for the mature adult to connect with others through an array of engaging and lively events.  From exercises for active aging, to ballroom dancing, to bridge, to the News Schmooze discussion group, you will enjoy comradery and stimulation at the JCC.

The Phyllis Borell Jetsetters Program

Meets the fourth Thursday of every month | 11 AM – 12:30 PM

February 22 | March 22 | April 26 | May 24


This social group for adults of all ages. It features an entertaining program followed by a delicious lunch.

Free; Suggested donation of $5 to cover the cost of lunch.



Crochet Lessons

M 10:30 AM – 12 PM | Begins January 8


Express yourself! Be creative! Join us at the JCC on the Cohn Campus for an exciting crochet class taught by Judy Balber. Bring your yarn, crochet hooks, and any pattern that you wish to work on during this stress-free and relaxing class.

Members: $25/Guests: $30 (Pro-rating options available)

Mah Jongg Guided Instruction

Date: Mondays, 1:30 – 3:00 PM | Beginning January 8th

Cost (series of four classes): Member: $5 / Guest $10


Mah Jongg Open Play

Tu/Th 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM


If you're looking for a friendly place to get together and play Mah Jongg, this is it. Novices and experienced players welcome.


Canasta Open Play

Meets every Friday | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Join us in the Senior Lounge on Fridays for a friendly game of Canasta. Socialize, make new friends, and brush up on your favorite game. No charge.


Meets second Thursday of the month. 

Time:11:45AM – 12:45PM

Cost: Donations are welcomed to cover the cost of lunch.


Get in on the fun with old time game shows like, I’ve Got a Secret, What’s My Line, & Password.  Enjoy an hour of fun, with a slice of pizza thrown in.

Trivial Pursuit Thursdays & Pizza

Th | 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Second Thursday of the month


Get in on the fun and exercise your mind with this old time favorite.  Enjoy an hour friendly challenge, with a slice of pizza thrown in.


Active Adult Program Planning Group 

Meets every Friday | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM


Friendly weekly get together to share ideas and suggestions of interesting new activities, excursions and events for active adults.

Biblical Literature

Meets every other Wednesday | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Biblical Literature is a course which provides the student the opportunity to see the Bible as a great piece of remarkable writing with every aspect of literary greatness imaginable. It is not a lecture course but a discussion course with open participation. It is also not a course in religion and is appropriate for people of all faiths, or none.

Members: $3/Guest: $4


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USF


Along life’s journey, learning never ends! In partnership with USF, the JCC on the Cohn Campus now offers beginning computer classes and water color painting classes. Live, Learn & Grow!


Meets the second & fourth Friday. 


Time:  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


This discussion group led by Pat Renfroe keeps you in the know and on top of current “hot button” issues. Explore social, political and economic issues in the news around the world and share problem solving strategies! Diverse points of view are encouraged and respected.

News Talk (formerly News Schmooze)

Meets the second and fourth Friday | 10:30 AM – 12 PM


Don’t shout at the television - join us instead for a respectful exchange of ideas.  If you are looking for a place to discuss current international, national, state and local news, then you will enjoy this group.  All views are welcomed.  This discussion group led by Pat Renfroe.




Meets fourth Thursday of the month.

Time: 12:45PM – 1:45PM

Cost: Free


Join Ruth Weston and her faithful group of Yiddish enthusiasts gather to chat, share favorite expressions and reminisce.

Arts About Town Excursions (transportation provided):

Discover Opera at the Straz Center Morsani Hall, Preceded by Lunch at the Sono Café

Su | March 18 | 12:30 PM


Discover Opera is an interactive forum designed to enrich the public’s grand opera experience.  The forum features the Opera’s Managing Director and Choral Master, Stage Director, and Principals who will perform arias from Opera Tampa’s production.  Learn more about the driving dynamics behind the evolution of opera over the ages, the impact of major composers and the importance of voice types during casting.  Some of Opera Tampa’s New Voices and cast members will be on hand to share insights about their personal operatic journeys.  Please RSVP to

Wednesday Movie Matinee - Active Adult Classic Film Series

W 1:30 - 3:30 PM | First Wednesday of the month, beginning January 3


Top ranked films in the National Classic Jewish Film Guide.  Enjoy movies, popcorn, and a good time with friends at the JCC.

  • Wed, March 7 - Driving Miss Daisy
  • Wed, April 4 - Daniel
  • Wed, May 2- Cabaret

Admission is FREE and includes popcorn and beverage


The Other Four Questions: A Lunch & Learn Series with Rabbi Jason Rosenberg

W 12 PM – 1:30 PM


  • March 7 | Pesach
  • April 11 | Purim, Chanukah & other minor days
  • May 16 | Shavuot and Sukkot


Everything you wanted to know about the Jewish holidays but were afraid to ask. While children might learn about the holidays is school, many parents and grandparents are left wondering. Rabbi Rosenberg explains the background and significance of the major Jewish holidays.

Free.  Suggested donation of $5 to cover the cost of lunch.

John's Pass Dolphin Boat Adventure (Hubbard’s Marina) (transportation provided)

Tues, May 8, 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM (bus leaves at 11:30, returns 5:30)

Cost: $22

12:30PM Check‐In at Hubbard’s Marina for the 1 ½ hour Dolphin Boat Adventure prior to lunch!

After Dolphin Adventure we will have time to browse some of the 100 merchants who inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, and to select from a variety of restaurants for a late Dutch lunch.

Neilsen Media Research Tour (transportation provided)

February TBD


Tour showcases Nielsen’s history, as well as their audience measurement systems. How does Nielsen collect information on what people watch on TV, PC and Mobile devices and the methods they use to determine what people will buy in stores? We visit the call center where they conduct surveys over the phone, as well as their data center, where much of the data is saved.

For more information please contact Pnina Levermore, Adult and Senior Program Manager, at .