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Recreational Games

Game On!

The J is pleased to offer a variety of recreational games tailored to many different interests. Join us weekly to engage the mind and build connections. Whether you are a seasoned player, or just starting out, there’s a game for everyone to enjoy and forge lasting friendships. Explore our diverse range of games below.

-Players must pre-register (no drop-ins) using the Pozez JCC Mindbody app.
-You may register one week in advance.
-Games & Activities can be found under the Recreational Game/Activities tab.
-Games & Activities are played in the J’s lobby; room assignments are subject to change.

Make a Recreation Reservation

Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. Please contact the Membership Department to unfreeze, renew or start a new membership.
$10 one-day membership upgrades (day passes) are available to J-Pass cardholders
$10 day passes are available to non members with a valid driver’s license or picture ID

Games and Activities (in day of the week order):

Israeli Dance
Tuesdays, 5:45pm-7:45pm, ongoing
Ages: 13+
Instructor: Ethan Halpern
This lively dance program incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern music by Israeli artists. The dances students learn are recognized in most programs internationally. Ethan has been offering this popular Israeli dance program for over 25 years at the Pozez JCC! No experience is required. A great way to have fun and exercise.

Mah Jongg
Wednesdays, 10am-noon
Join this friendly game for 3-5 players. The J supplies the Mah Jongg sets. Players must bring their own current year (2022) card.

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm
Do you like word games? If so, this friendly, brain-stimulating game for 2-4 players is for you! The J provides Scrabble board games and dictionaries.

Thursdays, 10am-noon
Join this weekly friendly card game. Decks of cards are provided by the J.

Social/Party Bridge
Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm
This is a social, fun, and low-key bridge game for all skill levels. Come with or without a partner. Card decks are provided by the J.

Fridays, 10am-noon
Join this weekly, friendly game of cards for four players. Card decks are provided by the J.

Chess Club
Fridays, bimonthly, 1:30pm-4pm
Chess is a game of strategy played by two opponents. The J will provide space and players will bring their chess sets to ‘push pawns’. All levels of expertise are welcome.


*Note: Mah Jongg and Bridge Lessons
Beginner Mah Jongg and Bridge lessons require a minimum of four students to be offered in-person at the J.

Online Bridge Lessons are available!
Club King Inc. offers online bridge classes…for students of all levels. Club King…will teach you how to play, has an expert bridge teacher in charge and will help current bridge players have fun while improving their games. Bridge is good for your brain and should be a part of your healthy aging. For more information, email: and mention Pozez JCC.

Players Wanted for: Pinochle, Rummikub, and Backgammon!