Community Centers

“By a great miracle I survived the Holocaust … now I can enjoy the miracle of speaking my language with others in a public place. I will never feel lonely again.”

After food and clothing, the greatest gift the Jewish community can offer its members is the chance to mingle, make new friends, and build a community.

Whether in a new JCC building or in a rented room, every one of the 427 Federation communities offers a wide array of clubs geared to every segment of society.

From book clubs to sports, business to matchmaking, Yiddish, political, knitting or art – the list is as varied as are the interests of the people who organize them. These clubs target young and old, weaving unravel ties and vanquishing isolation in a society where Jews were banned from group activity for seven decades.