Worcester JCC
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History

The Worcester Jewish Community Center has been an institution of excellence for nearly 60 years.

Organized in the 1940's as an activity center for Jewish youth, the JCC first occupied the second floor of Mr. Abe Persky's factory building on Franklin street in downtown Worcester.

In 1951, due to the growth of the local Jewish population and the need for more broad-based services, the Worcester Post of the Jewish War Veterans donated a building at 111 Elm Street as a new home for the Center.

From 1951, through the mid-1960's, the Center grew and flourished. Youth programs were popular, activities for younger children were developed, and active groups of volunteer leaders drove the Center to the forefront of Jewish life.

In 1965 community leaders once again saw a need to expand, modernize, and relocate the Center in order to keep pace with the growth and geographic movement of the Jewish population. Visionaries purchased land on Salisbury Street and a massive campaign to raise funds to buld a new Jewish Community Center was begun.

The "new" Center opened in 1967 and again the JCC was at the core of Jewish life in Worcester.

By 1988 we had once again outgrown the existing facility as confirmed by a comprehensive strategic study. In response to the findings of this study, a Capital Campaign was initiated in October 1993. the result of this campaign is our current beautiful physical plant.

Opened in 1996, the indoor regulation swimming pool, health and fitness center, and state-of-the-art early childhood education wings are proud additions, contributing to the overall growth and success of our center.

Our Sponsors


VF PropertiesTESPhysical Therapy InnovationsSustainable Senior SolutionsA.L. Purinton
AC Hotel WorcesterArmsby AbbeyArthur Cole PaintingArts WorcesterAssumption College
Bagel TimeBancroft SchoolBarbera AssociatesBarry CommunicationsBartlett Tree
Bay State Savings BankBC ProsBean CounterBeechwood HotelG.M. Bergeron
Bonardi's FormalwearBrunelle LandscapingBusy Bee NurseryCaola EquipmentCarr Financial Group
Country BankCentral Mass OrthodonticsCentral Mass Safety CouncilCongregation Beth IsraelCooper's Hilltop Farm
Critter ControlCutler Capital ManagementCyprian Keyes Golf ClubEd Hyder's MarketplaceEllie's Pet Barn
Jewish Federation of Central MAFirst American RealtyFletcher TiltonGreen Gardens NurseryGreenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli
Harr ToyotaHerlihy Insurance GroupImperial DistributorsInstitute of Management AccountantsIsrael Bonds
Jewish Healthcare CenterJewish Family ServicesJ.J. BafaroJoseph's Lock & SafeLeo's Vacuum Center
Lexus of NorthboroughLiza PetroneAdult & Pediatric Dermatology1010 Dental ElmRotman's Furniture
McCracken, D.D.S.Mercadante Funeral HomeMiles Funeral HomesMorgan StanleyMountain Dearborn
North Oxford MillsOasis at Dodge ParkPampered PetPepsiCoPublick House
Ransford PestReal Living BarberaRebecca Weiner PhotographyBrandon L. Cairo, D.M.D.Rob Diaz, P.I.
Simply OrthoPatrick SubaruSunnyside FordTech Cleaners & TailorsTree of Life Healthcare
Triple SUnibankVisions by BakrVisiting AngelsVonderful Hair & Nail
Webster FiveWilmer HaleWooberryWorcester Cat & BirdWorcester Music Academy
Worcester AcademyGreater Worcester Community FoundationWorcester Centers for CraftsWorcester OpthalmologistsCairo Dentistry
Colours Nail & SpaSeder LawStrand's Ski ShopW.B. MasonLularoe
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