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The JCC"s core mission has guided its growth to offer diverse services that touch all age groups in our community.

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The Mission of JCC Greater Buffalo

The mission of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, Inc. (“JCC”) is to build and strengthen the Jewish and Western New York communities by providing recreational, educational, cultural and social programs and services that are consistent with Jewish values. The JCC’s vision is “Building Community and Enriching Lives”.

Our JCC is a GREAT place to be! As a not-for-profit multi-service agency, the JCC offers a diverse service delivery system that touches on all age groups in our community. We offer fitness/wellness services, camping, pre-school and school age child care, parent support and education, family recreation programming, youth services, adult program services, services for special needs, and cultural arts programming

The “J” has you covered!

You can rely on JCC Buffalo to put your family’s needs above all else. We care about giving your children the best educational, social, creative and recreational opportunities for healthy development. Our knowledgeable staff dedicate their lives to providing outstanding educational and enrichment programs, fun-filled physical activities and meaningful classes, lectures, theatre and programs you won’t find anywhere else. We also give your family lots of time to bond with each other and your community at the “J,” with popular holiday events, family swims and much more! JCC is your partner in all aspects, so connect with us and count on our top notch programs and services for life!

JCC of Greater Buffalo membership is open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, age and ability. The “J” is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that allows members and participants the opportunity to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being. We look forward to sharing meaningful experiences and building community with you.

The core values we encourage from our staff include the following:

1. Make It Great
Provide the finest program products – supported by high quality service and make it personal!

2. Fair Play
Treat our members and community participants as we expect to be treated… the participant comes first every day… and we really mean it!

3. Work Smart
Be efficient and effective… to assure the best pricing for our programs and services with a sound and fair return for the Agency.

4. Be Proud
From us… expect and accept nothing but the best… all the time.

5. Make A Difference
In our work environment every person is given encouragement, support and the opportunity to be successful. Each team member “makes a difference”.

6. Dream Big
Be leaders in creative thinking, quality, efficiency and participant satisfaction. Be known for doing the “little things” and the “big things” well.

7. Smile … And Have Fun!
Create an enjoyable work environment.

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