Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley

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Basic Information

Address: 702 N. 22nd Street Allentown, PA 18104
Phone Number: 610-435-3571
Fax Number: 610-435-2859
Director Name: Jeff Rembrandt

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Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley
Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley
Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley
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Membership:

Warm, inclusive and welcoming is how our members describe the JCC of of the Lehigh Valley. As soon as you walk in, you'll feel the warmth and understand that this isn't your average gym or community center. While celebrating our Jewish heritage and traditions, we invite everyone to take advantage of the services that we have to offer and enjoy the connections you will make. We hope to inspire your Jewish Journey at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley.

For more information about Membership at the J, please contact Tracy Sussman, Director of Membership and Marketing, at 610.435.3571 ext. 121 or at tsussman@lvjcc.org or visit www.lvjcc.org/membership.

Fitness, Health & Wellness:

Our fitness facilities offer something for everyone. The JCC is home to a full-length indoor pool, Fitness Center, group exercise classes, full size gymnasium, fully equipped locker rooms and shower facilities, and more. The Fitness, Recreation, and Aquatics Departments offer a wide variety of classes and sports and swimming programs for children and adults of all ages.

Work out with our personal trainers or take a group fitness class with your friends. Classes are available to fit all schedules. Try our Personal Wellness Coaching Program to get a personalized routine designed specifically for you.

For more information about our Fitness and Wellness Programs, please contact Terrence Baker, Director of Recreation and Fitness, at 610.435.3571 ext. 140 or tbaker@lvjcc.org or visit www.lvjcc.org/fitness.

Sports & Recreation:

From basketball to soccer and pickleball to squash, the JCC has something for everyone. We offer programs ranging from after school programs to adult sports leagues.

No matter your age, experience level, or desire for competition, you will be able to find your place at the J.

For more information about our Fitness and Wellness Programs, please contact Terrence Baker, Director of Recreation and Fitness, at 610.435.3571 ext. 140 or tbaker@lvjcc.org or visit www.lvjcc.org/recreation.

Youth & Family:

The J hosts a wide array of services ranging from summer camps and specialty camps to quality early childhood education classes and after school enrichment programs or fun events for the whole family. You can even have your child's birthday party here at the J. From sports to educational enrichment classes, there's something for everyone at the J.

For more information about our youth and family programs, please contact Brenda Finberg, Director of Camp and Children's Services, at 610.435.3571 ext. 183 or bfinberg@lvjcc.org or visit www.lvjcc.org/familyevents.

Camps:

Summer Camps at the J offer children and teens of all ages the opportunity to supplement their summers with a variety of activities ranging from swimming to theater. Start and end your summer with Pre and Post Camp at the J, enjoy a traditional summer camp experience and explore the outdoors at Camp JCC's 55-acre campus, build on your athletic skills with our specialty sports camps, or channel your inner Broadway star at Stagemakers Theater Camp.

JCC Camps provide children with a place where they can make new friends, explore their interests, and build confidence. Camp staff are carefully selected based on experience, maturity, and commitment to providing campers with a safe, nurturing, and engaging camp experience.

For more information about our camps, please contact Brenda Finberg, Director of Camp and Children's Services, at 610.435.3571 ext. 183 or bfinberg@lvjcc.org or visit www.lvjcc.org/camp.

Afterschool Programs:

The JCC offers afterschool programs for children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Whether it's taking singing or acting lessons at our J School of Visual and Performing Arts, learning how to work as a team in one of our sports enrichment programs, or just hanging out with friends and working on homework, the J has the perfect mix of afterschool fun for your child.

For more information about our afterschool programs, please contact Brenda Finberg, Director of Camp and Children's Services, at 610.435.3571 ext. 183 or bfinberg@lvjcc.org or visit www.lvjcc.org/afterschool.

Jewish Education:

Here at the J, we guide our members through Jewish values, cultures, and traditions, while welcoming all who walk through our doors. From programs for seniors to children's events and even our Early Childhood Education curriculum, you can find ways to expand your Jewish knowledge everywhere you turn.

Adults Programs:

The JCC of the Lehigh Valley is a place for adults of all ages, backgrounds, and varied interests to grow, learn, and have fun. Whether it's a behind-the-scenes look into your favorite restaurant, a bus trip to Broadway, or a workshop to expand your knowledge, our goal is to offer something for everyone.

Adults at the J events are geared towards adults who are 18 years and over. Join Adults at the J for fun group outings to sporting events, shows and museums. Enjoy culinary events and a variety of programs that promote personal enrichment, enhancement of new skills, creative expression, and social connections.

Contact Amy Sams for more information about Adult Programming at 610.435.3571 ext. 182 or asams@lvjcc.org or visit www.lvjcc.org/adultsatthej.

Seniors:

Our PrimeTime program at the J program offers a variety of weekly, daytime activities for the active adult. Participate in a range of programs including water classes, chair aerobics, entertainment, intergenerational programs, social activities, and much more.

Contact Amy Sams for more information about Adult Programming at 610.435.3571 ext. 182 or asams@lvjcc.org or visit www.lvjcc.org/adultsatthej.

Arts & Culture:

Creative arts programming at the JCC is a critical means by which our community understands and appreciates itself more deeply and truly. We use the unique voices and media of visual art, film, dance, theater, musical performance, and intellectual conversation to amplify and give new perspective to the most important questions that we face as a community.

As we watch a performance or a film, join a ceramics, painting, or jewelry-making class, listen to music or poetry, or even when we read a book in a quiet corner, we become partners in the process of creation and participants in the growth of our culture.

For more information, please contact Monica Friess, Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Coordinator, at mfriess@lvjcc.org or visit www.lvjcc.org/artsandculture.

Rentals:

The JCC of the Lehigh Valley is now offering facility rentals for parties, special occasions, bar/bat mitzvahs, business meetings, and corporate retreats both at our main building and Camp JCC campuses.

For more information about facility rentals, please contact Karla Lyle, Facilities Manager at 610.435.3571 ext. 119 or klyle@lvjcc.org or visit www.lvjcc.org/facilityrentals.

Mission Statement:

The Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley sharpens the mind, strengthens the body, and inspires the spirit of the entire community through social, education, recreation, and wellness programs instilled with Jewish values, culture and traditions.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The JCC of the Lehigh Valley seeks to embrace the true spirit of community and is dedicated to the enrichment of Jewish life while fostering the spiritual, emotional and physical development of our members through all life stages and circumstances. We support Jewish values within our vibrant and evolving community. Our programming covers the diverse needs of our community from infants through our mature citizens. The JCC of the Lehigh Valley operates with the following four pillars in mind.

The JCC of Allentown does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

Center History:

More than 95 years ago, the JCC of the Lehigh Valley was created to serve the needs of a growing Jewish community. We have established ourselves as a driving force in the social, cultural and educational life surrounding the greater Lehigh Valley. The entire community--families and singles, young and old--have come to play, learn, exercise, socialize and share in the cultural wealth of our community. The JCC has become our "neighborhood," a place where Jewish and secular values and traditions can be shared actively in a warm, comfortable, vibrant environment.

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