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We close at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, October 4, and remain closed Wednesday, October 5, 2022, for Yom Kippur. Regular hours resume on Thursday, October 6.

JCC Buffalo Emergency Alert System

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo uses texting for our emergency notification system. As a member or employee of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, you are automatically enrolled in texting and can opt-out at anytime. If you have updated your cell phone information, text JCC to (833) 962-1008 or



Messages will be one of three types:

  • Test messages to ensure that the system is functioning properly
  • Actual alerts about emergencies, closures, or delayed openings
  • General communications from the JCC related to emergency preparedness

The contact information that you provide will only be used for emergency notifications. Your information will not be made available to any other service.


In the event of an emergency, we will use the following sources in addition to texting to notify the public:

Depending on the emergency, we may also use the following:

  • Radio stations: WBFO 88.7
  • Television stations: WGRZ 2, WIVB 4, WKBW 7