Amherst, NY: 716-688-4033
Buffalo, NY:   716-886-3145


Facility Rentals

Have your next Event at the JCC

We have spaces available to make your next event one that can’t be beat. We offer both indoor and outdoor pools, gymnasium, theater, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces. At the Irving M. Shuman Campgrounds, we have an amphitheater, dual zip lines, nature trails, covered shelters and so much more. Let our wonderful staff help make your next event an outstanding success.

Challenge Course

challenge course.jpgThe root of everything we do is grounded in the philosophy of Universal Respect and Challenge by Choice. We believe that your trip should be more than just a fun and safe experience. It should be filled with experiential learning, personal growth, and outdoor appreciation.

The Challenge Course provides a wide variety of activities catered to meet your group’s needs. Race down our dual zip lines; scale our climbing tower; traverse the High Ropes course; conquer the spider’s web.


• builds self-confidence and self-worth
• strengthens leadership skills
• improves decision-making
• enhances synergy
• polishes communication skills
• develops deeper trust and cooperation
• amplifies physical fitness levels
• refines learned respect for individual differences
• enriches group problem solving skills and conflict resolution
• creates memories while having the time of their life

The Challenge Course is available for individuals and groups alike. Watch our Facebook page (jccbuffalo) for open climb and zip days.

Birthday Parties

birthday parties.jpgWe have a wide variety of options and can customize the special occasion to meet every need. You dream it; we’ll make it happen!

All parties start at 2 hours long and include:
•Your choice of Play Area for 1 hour
•Private party space for 1 hour. Location is dependent on where your play space is.
•Party manager dedicated to your event
•Basic paper products, plastic silverware, and plastic table cloths
•Party invitations
•JCC Guest Passes for adults to use while child(ren) attend the party

Special Additions

•Don’t stop the fun. Add additional hours to your party
•Bigger parties: bring more kids or adults
•Have a JCC staff member run games
Go crazy in the bounce houseB
• Compete in the GaGa PitB
•Climb the indoor rock wallB
•Play sand volleyballB*
B Only available at the Benderson Family Building
H Only available at the Holland Family Building

B Only available at the Benderson Family Building
H Only available at the Holland Family Building
* Available seasonally

Getzville Play Areas

The Benderson Family Building has an indoor pool, gymnasium, outdoor playground, outdoor pool, challenge course, archery, GaGa pit, basketball court, sports field

Buffalo Play Areas

Due to the Holland Building renovation project, birthday parties are not available at the Holland Family Building. We look forward to offering birthday parties when the renovation project is complete.

Picnics, Reunions, Retreats, Corporate, Special Events

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Our conference rooms, pools, gymnasium, theatre and lobbies offer a wide array of shared and private space for corporate events, business meetings, conferences, celebrations, award shows, galas, presentations, holiday parties, film shoots or just general event space. Our multi-faceted interior houses flexible, functional, and modern event space. Be it intimate or dynamic, informal or elaborate, your guests will RSVP ASAP to events at the JCC. An emerging landmark for social events; venues at the J extend an upscale flare with a modern twist, featuring flexible function space with an abundance of natural light. Enjoy the ambiance of our Lippman Lounge or the theater space of the Rochwarger Auditorium, both provide amenities to suit your every need.

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Play KanJam, kick ball, or try your hand at archery while grilling out for your family reunion on our picture-perfect grounds. Reward your hard working staff with a picnic or softball tournament. Have your B’nai Mitzvah in our rustic amphitheater. Party under the stars at the Grossman Outdoor Pool Complex. With plenty of flex space available, you can host a multitude of different activities at the JCC. The possibilities are endless.