First, we want to say thank you to you for being a loyal member during this difficult time.
It is hard to fathom all that has changed in our daily lives and routines since the spring. Each one of us has been affected by necessary precautions and restrictions due to Covid-19. JCC professionals and volunteer leaders have worked tirelessly to reopen our JCC services in a responsible manner. We are proud to report that our JCC Day Camp serviced 260 campers over 10 weeks, our Beverly Levy Early Learning Center reopened in September and our All Day at the J program for virtual learners is servicing 70 school age children while their parents are at work.
Our fitness services, swimming pool and recreation activities continue to grow while maintaining important health and safety protocols to protect our members. Our virtual fitness classes attract hundreds to Zoom and our Cultural Arts programs include artist and author talks, mystery nights and cooking demos.
While so much has changed, one thing has not: people still come to the JCC, in person and virtually, because of the sense of togetherness and community. Community is still the lifeblood of the J.
We are so thankful to our loyal members who have supported the JCC all throughout this critical time. We are happy to see many of our old friends coming through the door again. At the same time, servicing our members during this time is a significant and costly challenge.
As you know, non-profits such as the JCC have suffered during the months of stay-at-home orders and gradual re-openings. This year more than any other, our Friends of the J Campaign is vital. Please consider a gift to our campaign. Your support allows us to service our community’s urgent needs safely.
Now more than ever the J is important, and now more than ever your support is needed.
Jeffrey Sklarz, JCC President
Scott Cohen, JCC Executive Director
Friends of the J helps open the door to our wonderful programs like JCC Day Camps, early childhood education and afterschool programs. This is especially so, for the 80 participants who receive needs-based scholarships.
Friends of the J enables us to provide access and programming to adults and children with disabilities.
Friends of the J supports cultural arts; including film, author talks, theatre, and visual arts.