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Gems At the J

Your hub for lifelong engagement

Gems at the J

Your hub for lifelong engagement

Gems, founded in 1995, began by operating a senior center in the Pavilion, providing services to low-income older adults. In 2008, Gems took over the older adult program at Kaiserman JCC, later moving it to Adath Israel. In 2014, they expanded to Federation Housing. Recently, Gems joined forces with the JCC, bringing new staff members and board members on board. This partnership strengthens both organizations, enhancing our programs and community impact. We thank Golden Slipper, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and our supporters for making this alliance possible, positioning us as a leading institution serving Jewish older adults in the region.

Program Sponsor: Weinberg Family Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia 

To register for any of the programs listed in our summer program guide and most of our future programs and events, please follow the directions below:

Register for our programs with the link below. When you click this link it will bring you to all classes and courses available for registration. Under “Sport” you can select the categories of interest to you. Under “Age” you can select Gems to filter all events.

Click here to register! Gems Programs Gems Clubs Gems Fitness
  • Zoom – Please contact us via email to learn more about Zoom options.
  • Registration – Registration is required for all programs.
  • Cancellation – When appropriate, Gems at the J will issue a credit, not a refund. 
    • Credit will not be given after the first day of classes except in the event of illness or injury. 
  • Programs are held at the Kaiserman JCC – 45 Haverford Rd. Wynnewood, PA 19096
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Rachel Sakofs

Gems Program Manager

(610) 896-7770

Rachel Sakofs Gems Program Manager Rachel is a Registered Dietitian by day and PTO president by night.  She is the mother of three.  She is originally from Northern New Jersey,…

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Jamie Feinstein

Director of Health and Wellness

(610) 896-7770 x110

Jamie Feinstein Director of Health and Wellness Hometown: Wynnewood, PA but originally from New York Favorite Jewish Holiday: Passover Favorite Philly Food: South Philly Barbacoa (so hard to pick only…

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