Adult Classes & Groups

Learning is a lifelong endeavor. The Gordon JCC is building an offer that includes a comprehensive range of educational and cultural programs that stimulate minds, help participants maintain a healthy lifestyle, and encourage community and social engagement. For all adult programs and classes, please contact Alex | 615.354.1623 for more information. Join us for:

 The J Book Club | Oil Painting Class | Mah Jongg Class

The J Book Club

Best thing about being in a book club? Once a month you get to read a new book, get together with old and new friends, and have someone to talk to when you finish your book! Come read something you might not have otherwise and enjoy thoughtful discussions about your latest read!

Last Friday of the month | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Free | Register

Upcoming Books & Authors

Apr. 27My Beloved World by Sonja Sotomayor
May 25The Shiksa Syndrome by Laurie Graff
Jun. 22Israela by Batya Casper
Jul. 27In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
Aug. 24Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
Sep. 28Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


Oil Painting Class

The 4 week class includes instruction in painting and drawing. For the budding artist to the professional looking to tweak their techniques or enhance their own personal style. Relax with a cup of coffee in a small group setting. Topics include color mixing, blocking, drawing shapes, proportions, focal points, planes, lighting and shadow as well as palette and canvas set up. Supply list will be provided.

Mondays | Ongoing | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | M: $80 per month (4 wks) | NM: $100 per month (4 wks) | Register

Instructor: Rhonda Wernick, Professional Artist

Mah Jongg Class

Learn to play American Mah Jongg from an experienced teacher in a fun, interactive atmosphere. This class introduces you to the fundamentals of the game. It is a perfect fit if you are new to the game, or want to brush up on your skills. You will learn how to interpret the card, together with becoming familiar with all the official National Mah Jongg League rules. No class currently scheduled. Please let us know if you are interested in learning to play!