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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the JCC open to hearing member’s ideas?

The JCC welcomes questions and requests from our members. We prefer that requests or complaints be accompanied by proposed solutions. Many programs and changes in policy have resulted from ideas generated by members. Very often new programs or changes in facilities have been funded in full or in part by members who contribute to the cost of such changes. Please share ideas about potential funding with us when you have a good suggestion.

Is everyone welcome at the JCC? I’m not Jewish and don’t want to feel like an outsider.

Absolutely everyone is welcome to be a full member of the JCC. More than 70% of our members are not Jewish. The values and customs of the Jewish people are very much aligned with those of good people of all faiths. We strongly insist that our staff treat all members with respect and dignity, regardless of religion, gender, economic status or sexual orientation. The JCC provides social programming aimed at a diverse population of members including young and old, multiple ethnicities, various types of families and more. Similar respect is expected of all members towards each other and our staff.

We’re thinking about enrolling our pre-schooler in the JCC’s Early Childhood Education Center and our 2nd grader in your Kid’s Place after-school program. Must we be members?

It isn’t required but we strongly encourage it for a few reasons. First, we discount both membership and rates charged for these programs to participants. Second, the JCC is owned by its members and a family atmosphere is encouraged. We think it’s great when a parent has time for an after or before work workout. Cultural Arts programming , special events, meals at our wonderful Myers Family Tel Aviv Café, a swim in our pools and dozens of other programs enrich the experience of families in our youth programs.

JCC Gift Cards

JCC Gift Cards are available in any denomination and can be used toward membership dues, classes, programs, trips, personal training and more! Easy to buy, easy to give for any occasion, one size fits all! Gift Cards can be purchased at the Member Services desk at both locations.

Email Updates

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Kashrut Policy

It is our pleasure to offer delicious kosher foods to purchase at the JCC Cafe. 

Code of Conduct

The JCC strives to make our facilities as enjoyable as possible for all our members. As such, we request that all members and visitors conduct themselves in a manner that does not interfere with others enjoying their visit here. Please note that the JCC reserves the right to suspend or revoke the membership of any individual who does not subscribe to generally acceptable standards of behavior.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited in the buildings and on the grounds of the JCC.  

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