Please make your reservations on the “My J” app for the outdoor and infoor pools, and outdoor and virtual classes. Read more about our reopening plans here.

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Benderson Family Building

Benderson Family Building
716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
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Tue, Aug 11th

Benderson Family Building

Holland Family Building
716-886-3145
787 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
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Tue, Aug 11th

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Benderson Family Building716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest RoadAmherst,NY14068
Hours | Directions
Amherst Hours: Tue, Aug 11th Get Directions
Holland Family Building716-886-3145
787 Delaware AvenueBuffalo,NY14209
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Buffalo Hours: Tue, Aug 11th
Closed for Virtual Classes Only
8:00 am - 7:45 pm
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We are so excited to be able to welcome you back soon! Our top priorities of safety and security have never been more important than they are right now. Every decision we have made has been through the lens of the health and safety of our members and staff. As such, please be aware that there will be some changes to your JCC experience.

  • Reservations are required through the “My J” app for Group Exercise Classes, Lap Swim, Fitness equipment, and some other programs and classes in the New Horizons for Adult Education department and Cultural Arts. Reservations can only be made 2 days in advance. You can download the app from any app store. Click here for the desktop version. If you do not have a way to make a reservation, you may call and we can help you. Walk-ins will be accommodated only if there is room.
    Please note: You can sign into the app right now to see what is available but you cannot make reservations yet.
  • Members will be required to wear masks indoors, except when exercising and social distancing is required.
  • If you have had any Covid-19 symptoms in the past 24 hours – fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, chills, headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain or has been exposed to someone who tested positively – we ask that you please stay home for the health and safety of our entire JCC family.
  • Members will have their temperature taken using a non-invasive thermometer. If your temperature is 100.4 or higher, you will not be permitted to enter and we ask that you return after you’ve been temperature free for 48 hours. Accompanying family members will be asked to leave as well.
  • Hours have changed for our facilities. Our new building hours are Monday- Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8:00am – 3:00pm and the Grossman Family Outdoor Pool Complex is open 10:00am – 8:00pm.
  • During our Stage 1 Reopening, only JCC Buffalo members will be allowed in our buildings and outdoor pool. No guests at this time. Guests will be welcomed in a later phase.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • All JCC Buffalo staff returning to work will be trained regarding COVID-19 prevention and safety protocols. All staff will enter through a separate entrance and be required to wear masks while outside of their offices or when they have visitors.
  • Our staff will be cleaning and sanitizing our facilities as well as the Grossman Family Outdoor Pool Complex throughout the day using products and protocols that meet CDC and EPA guidelines.
  • Water fountains and filling stations will be temporarily unavailable.
  • Health and hygiene reminders have been prominently placed including reminders about hand washing, social distancing, and other guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been added around the JCC
New Entry Protocols
  • Members will be required to wear masks indoors, except when exercising.
  • Social distancing is required. All members must maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing except with people from your household.
  • Members will have their temperature taken using a non-invasive thermal scanning thermometer.
  • If your temperature is 100.4 or higher you will not be permitted entry to the JCC. If you have had any Covid-19 symptoms in the past 24 hours – including fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, chills, headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain or exposed to someone that has tested positive– we ask that you please stay home for the health and safety of our entire JCC family. Please note: Accompanying family members will be asked to leave as well.
  • You will scan your JCC Access card as you did previously.
  • Many areas of each location of your JCC, have been reconfigured to help ensure social distancing.
  • Please follow the directional signage to ensure social distancing.
What will happen in Fitness
  •   Fitness equipment has been rearranged and relocated to optimize equipment use and provide for 10 feet of social distancing.
  • Members will NOT be required to wipe off all equipment as our staff will be doing it in-between member visits.
  • Please bring your own towels, water bottles and yoga mats as the JCC is unable to supply these. Water, Yoga Mats, resistance bands and silver sneakers balls will be available for purchase.
  • Reservations must be made through the “My J” app for group exercise classes as there is a maximum participants allowed in each class. If the class is full, please make a reservation to join us virtually. Reservations can be made 2 days in advance. Walk-ups will be accommodated only if there is room.

Group Exercise Classes

  • Group exercise classes will be held with social distance markers to indicate where each class member should stand.
  • Reservations are required through the “My J” app for Group Exercise Classes, Lap Swim, Fitness equipment, and some other programs and classes in the New Horizons for Adult Education department and Cultural Arts. Reservations can only be made 2 days in advance. You can download the app from any app store. Click here for the desktop version. If you do not have a way to make a reservation, you may call or come in to our facility and we can help you. Walk-ups will be accommodated only if there is room.
    Please note: You can sign into the app right now to see what is available but you cannot make reservations yet.
  • You must bring your own yoga mat and any other ancillary equipment.
What will happen in Outdoor Aquatics

Grossman Family Outdoor Pool Complex

  • When you arrive at the Grossman Family Outdoor Pool Complex, each member will have their temperature taken using a non-invasive digital thermometer. If your temperature is 100.4 or higher, you will not be allowed to enter and must leave the J. If you have had any of these symptoms in the past 24 hours – fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, chills, headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain or have been exposed to some who tested positive – we ask that you please stay home for the health and safety of our entire JCC family. Please note: Accompanying family members will be asked to leave as well.
  • JCC Access cards will be scanned at the gate.
  • The pool will have a limited number of members at one time. Social distancing will be enforced on the pool deck and in the pool, for those who are not from the same household. Reservations will be made through the “My J” app. Please limit reservations to one per household per day. In between reservation times, deck furniture will be cleaned and sanitized. The baby pool will not be open. Walk-ups will be accommodated only if there is room. Reservations can be made 2 days in advance.
  • No guests are permitted at this time.
  • The second phase will begin July 13th and includes group fitness classes, lap swim and family swim. Family swim is limited to a maximum of 5 people from the same membership unit. You will have use of one pool lane and a designated section on the deck that includes a table, chairs and loungers. Single lounge chair reservations will also be available with limited pool access. Social distancing will be enforced in the pool and on the pool deck for those not in the same household.
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