Coming of Age in Maryland

CoA Programs (Coming of Age in Maryland) offers monthly activities, excursions, and special events to members aged 60 and over. Activities include theatre and museum trips, lectures, concerts, and annual signature events such as the health and wellness expo and a New York City overnight trip.Opportunities abound for socializing, learning and entertainment. We hope you’ll join us to make friends and enjoy new experiences, including:

  • Free CoA membership
  • Monthly Cinema J Film Screenings at both the JCC and Leisure World
  • “Food ‘n’ Fun” meals and games at local restaurants
  • Social work support from our partner, JSSA
  • Financial assistance for Bender JCCGW memberships for qualifying individuals
  • Transportation provided for excursions

Programs for Active Adults Around Town May & June

 

For more information, contact Frieda Enoch at 301.348.3809 or fenoch@benderjccgw.org.Also visit our Arts & Culture section for author discussions, gallery exhibits, and concerts sponsored by the Bender JCC.

Upcoming Coming of Age sponsored events

Cinema J: Fiddler’s Journey To The Big Screen Wednesday, May 25th - 1:30 PM
Cinema J @ the Bender JCC: Greener Pastures Thursday, June 9th - 7:00 PM
Food N’ Fun: Season’s 52 Tuesday, June 14th - 12:30 - 3:00 PM
Cinema J Matinee @ Leisure World: Greener Pastures Wednesday, June 22nd - 1:30 PM
To Kill a Mockingbird @ Arena Stage Thursday, June 30th - 7:30 PM

Cinema J @ Leisure World: Fiddler’s Journey To The Big ScreenWednesday, May 25 I 1:30 PM I $10; $12/day ofEnglish I Documentary I USA, 2022 I 88 minutesFiddler on the Roof, under the direction of Norman Jewison, marked its 50th anniversary this past fall. Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen shows us how this beloved musical made its triumphant, hazardous journey to the screen. It captures the humor and drama, the compassion and humanity of director Jewison’s quest to reimagine the Broadway hit into a widescreen epic – it was a true labor of love!Questions: Please contact Frieda Enoch:fenoch@benderjccgw.org or at 301-348-3809

Cinema J @ the Bender JCC: Greener PasturesThursday, June 9 I 7:00 PM I $12Hebrew w/English subtitles I Features I Israel, 2020 I 90 minutesScreening Location: Bender JCCGW – Kreeger Auditorium

A heartwarming and irresistible comedy from Israel, Greener Pastures has been nominated for 12 Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Lead Actor.Dov, a widower, is forced by his family to move into a nursing home against his will. All he can think about is buying his old house back, and getting out.When he notices that all of his fellow residents smoke legal medical cannabis, he realizes that weed will be his salvation – selling it, not smoking it. But when love, cannabis and crime come into play, will he risk it all to make his dream come true?

Questions? Please contact Frieda Enoch:fenoch@benderjccgw.org or at 301-348-3809

Food N’ Fun: Season’s 52

Tuesday, June 14th
12:30 - 3:00 PM

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Let’s Do Lunch!June 14, 2022 I 12:30-3pmCost: $36Join us for a 3-course lunch in a private, outdoor setting (weather permitting) at Season’s 52 in Rockville. After lunch, we will play a fun trivia game where prizes will be awarded! You won’t want to miss this!Questions? Contact Frieda Enoch, fenoch@benderjccgw.org or 301-348-3832

Cinema J Matinee @ Leisure World: Greener PasturesWednesday, June 22 | 1:30 PM | $10 in advance/ $12 day ofHebrew w/English subtitles | Features | Israel, 2020 I 90 minutesScreening Location: Clubhouse II, 3300 N. Leisure World Blvd., Silver Spring MD, 20906A heartwarming and irresistible comedy from Israel, Greener Pastures has been nominated for 12 Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Lead Actor.Dov, a widower, is forced by his family to move into a nursing home against his will. All he can think about is buying his old house back, and getting out.When he notices that all of his fellow residents smoke legal medical cannabis, he realizes that weed will be his salvation – selling it, not smoking it. But when love, cannabis and crime come into play, will he risk it all to make his dream come true?

Questions? Please contact Frieda Enoch:fenoch@benderjccgw.org or at 301-348-3809

CoA Excursion: To Kill a Mockingbird @ Arena StageThursday, June 30 | 7:30 PM | $110 | Proof of Vaccination & Masks RequiredTransportation provided, 2 Pickup LocationsLeisure World Clubhouse II 4:00 PM & Bender JCC 4:30 PMAll rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. To Kill a Mockingbird is “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) and has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).The New York Times Critic’s Pick: To Kill a Mockingbird is “the most successful American play in Broadway history.”Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.”Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas stars in the Kennedy Center production of To Kill a Mockingbird. It follows the story of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in 1930s Alabama, as he defends Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of rape.Questions: Please contact Frieda Enochfenoch@benderjccgw.org or at 301-348-3809