Coming of Age in Maryland

Coming of Age Programs Coming of Age in Maryland offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. Activities include theater, museums, lectures, performances, “Food and Fun” restaurant outings that feature a game component, an annual health and wellness expo, and so much more.

March – April  Coming of Age (CoA) Brochure
January – February Coming of Age (CoA) Brochure

We hope you’ll join us to make friends and enjoy new experiences, including:

  • Free membership
  • Bus excursions to local venues
  • Day @ the J, which includes use of the Health& Fitness facility, including the pool
  • Day @ the Ring, including a kosher three-course meal and an exciting program
  • Monthly “Food ‘n’ Fun” meal and entertainment at local restaurants
  • Social work support from our partner, JSSA
  • Financial assistance for JCCGW memberships and program participation for qualifying individuals
  • Transportation provided to select events for a nominal fee

For more information, contact Frieda Enoch 301.348.3809 or fenoch@jccgw.org.

Also visit our Arts & Culture section for movies, author discussions, gallery exhibits, and concerts sponsored by the Bender JCC.

Upcoming Coming of Age sponsored events

Healthy Aging – Lessons from Japan Thursday, February 27th - 1:30 PM
Wicked Sunday, March 1st -
Food ‘N Fun: El Mariachi Wednesday, March 11th - 12:30 PM
Love in Suspenders Monday, March 16th - 1:30 PM
A Fresh Approach to Passover Wednesday, March 25th - 1:30 PM
New York City Overnight Tuesday, March 31st -
The Invisibles Wednesday, April 22nd - 1:30 PM
Jewish Justices Tuesday, April 28th - 1:30 PM
Jews of Ireland Thursday, April 30th - 1:30 PM

Healthy Aging – Lessons from Japan

Thursday, February 27th
1:30 PM

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Lecture: Healthy Aging – Lessons from Japan

PROGRAMS AT
SHAARE TEFILA
16620 GEORGIA AVE
OLNEY, MD 20832

Japan has one of the largest and healthiest centenarian populations in the world. Research reveals marked differences between Japan and the U.S. in nutrition, medical systems, life attitudes and more. Join Natasha Sacks, Director of Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute, as she explores what factors contribute to health and long life, and how we can apply Japan’s best practices.

Refreshments served.

Wicked

Sunday, March 1st

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Registration Open Now For: Wicked

Sunday, March 1 | 1:00 PM Show
10:45 AM JCC bus pick-up or
11:15 PM Leisure World pick-up

The Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD

From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story.

Food ‘N Fun: El Mariachi

Wednesday, March 11th
12:30 PM

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FOOD ‘N FUN: EL MARIACHI RESTAURANT

Indulge in savory dishes at El Mariachi restaurant, a hidden gem and long-time local favorite. This bustling eatery offers an eclectic menu dominated by non-spicy Peruvian and TexMex dishes. Enjoy great food, followed by a great game.
COA FOOD ‘N FUN

Come out on the town for a delicious meal, good company and a fun game.
COMING OF AGE IN MARYLAND FOR ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

Coming of Age in Maryland offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. For more information contact Frieda Enoch at fenoch@benderjccgw.org

Love in Suspenders

Monday, March 16th
1:30 PM

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COA FILMS: LOVE IN SUSPENDERS @ LEISURE WORLD
Leisure World-Clubhouse II, 3300 N. Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

This is a sentimental romantic comedy between Tami, a widow in her 60s and Beno, a widower in his 70s—two people with different personalities. Love, however, has its own rules. Notwithstanding their differences in lifestyle and personality, interfering offspring and neighbors, they eventually fall in love.
2019|99 Minutes|Hebrew with English subtitles|comedy and romance
COMING OF AGE IN MARYLAND FOR ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

Coming of Age in Maryland offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. For more information contact Frieda Enoch at fenoch@benderjccgw.org

A Fresh Approach to Passover

Wednesday, March 25th
1:30 PM

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COA LECTURES AND CONCERTS

Program Partners and sites include JRLW @ Leisure World, Shaare Tefila Congregation and Temple Beth Ami.

A Fresh Approach To Passover: From the White House to Your House
At Shaare Tefila, 16620 Georgia Ave, Olney, MD 20832

Chef and food writer Susan Barocas will share behind-the-scenes stories from three years as the guest chef for President and Mrs. Obama’s White House Seders, along with recipes served there for the holiday. Like the White House Seder menu, we will draw on the Passover flavors of Jewish cuisines from around the world. Special tasting included! Refreshments served.

COMING OF AGE IN MARYLAND FOR ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

Coming of Age in Maryland offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. For more information contact Frieda Enoch at fenoch@benderjccgw.org

 

 

Overnight Excursion to New York City

Tuesday-Wednesday | March 31-April 1

Come with us to NYC on this two-day, fun and memorable trip.

  • Luxury Motor Coach
  • Meals included: Boxed Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
  • Broadway Musical: Caroline, or Change (Orchestra Seating)
    • Direct from a smash-hit run on London’s West End, this new production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s explosive musical launches to “the titanic dimensions of greatness” (The New York Times).
      In a triumphant, Olivier Award-winning performance, the “legendary” (Time Out London) Sharon D. Clarke stars as an African-American maid working for a Jewish family. Their colliding worlds in 1963 Louisiana ripple with change, both large and small.
      Caroline, or Change explores how, in times of great transformation, even the simplest acts can shake the earth. With a score that blends rhythm & blues, gospel, and klezmer melodies, Caroline brings us a magical, show-stopping musical masterpiece!
  • United Nations: Docent-Led Tour and Briefing
  • Lunch at the exclusive UN Delegates Dining Room
  • Morgan Library and Museum
  • Overnight: Wyndham New Yorker (Mid-Manhattan)

Notes:

  • Significant standing (UN Security Line) and walking (UN Tour).
  • We do not match roommates.
  • We reserve the right to make changes and substitutions, if needed.

 

$595 Per person, double occupancy $695 Single supplement. RSVP: February 11, based on availability.

For Assistance with Registration: 301-348-3832

The Invisibles

Wednesday, April 22nd
1:30 PM

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COA FILMS: The Invisibles @ LEISURE WORLD Leisure World-Clubhouse II, 3300 N. Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

While Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels infamously declared Berlin “free of Jews” in 1943, 1,700 managed to survive in the Nazi capital. Claus Räfle’s gripping docudrama traces the stories of four real-life survivors who learned to hide in plain sight. The Invisibles is a testament to the resourcefulness, willpower and sheer chance needed to survive against incredible odds.

2016|110 minutes|German with English subtitles|docudrama

COMING OF AGE IN MARYLAND FOR ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

Coming of Age in Maryland offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. For more information contact Frieda Enoch at fenoch@benderjccgw.org

Jewish Justices

Tuesday, April 28th
1:30 PM

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COA LECTURES AND CONCERTS

Program Partners and sites include JRLW @ Leisure World, Shaare Tefila Congregation and Temple Beth Ami.

Jewish Justices
@ Shaare Tefila, 16620 Georgia Ave, Olney, MD 20832

From Justices Brandeis to Kagan, there have been eight Jewish Supreme Court Justices – thus far. David Epstein, a Harvard Law School graduate, will share the stories and influences of all eight Jewish justices. Refreshments served.

COMING OF AGE IN MARYLAND FOR ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

Coming of Age in Maryland offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. For more information contact Frieda Enoch at fenoch@benderjccgw.org

Jews of Ireland

Thursday, April 30th
1:30 PM

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COA LECTURES AND CONCERTS

Program Partners and sites include JRLW @ Leisure World, Shaare Tefila Congregation and Temple Beth Ami.

JEWS OF IRELAND, LED BY AMBASSADOR DANIEL MULHALL, EMBASSY OF IRELAND
@ Leisure World3700 Rossmoor Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Ambassador Mulhall will speak about the fascinating history of the Jews of Ireland. He will discuss the many parallels between the Irish and Jewish peoples, as well as relations between Ireland and Israel.

COMING OF AGE IN MARYLAND FOR ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

Coming of Age in Maryland offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. For more information contact Frieda Enoch at fenoch@benderjccgw.org