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To ensure everyone's safety, masks are required to enter the building.  Unvaccinated people must be masked unless swimming and showering. Fully vaccinated people can remove their masks when working out, showering and swimming.   Use of masks are optional for all outside activities regardless of vaccine status.

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History

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

Organized in the 1940s 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-1960s, 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 build a new Jewish Community Center began.

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 facility.

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

Our Sponsors


Wings OverVantage PrintingTatnuck Pet SupplySinger & LusardiMiles Press
Assabet AdvisorsWorcester County OrthopedicsNal's Paint CentersSouthgate at Shrewsbury
Berkshire BankCentral Mass PodiatryWorcester DermatologyIsrael Bonds
Complete Payroll SolutionsMiles Funeral HomesMorgan StanleyNorth Oxford MillsOasis at Dodge Park
Pampered PetMercadante Funeral HomeJewish Healthcare CenterJewish Family ServicesJ.J. Bafaro
Lexus of NorthboroughAdult & Pediatric Dermatology1010 Dental ElmRotman's FurnitureWorcester Cat & Bird
Worcester AcademyGreater Worcester Community FoundationWorcester Centers for CraftsWebster FivePatrick Motors
Sunnyside FordTree of Life HealthcareUnibankVisions by BakrVonderful Hair & Nail
Barry CommunicationsBay State Savings BankBean CounterAssumption CollegeArts Worcester
TESSustainable Senior SolutionsA.L. PurintonAC Hotel WorcesterArmsby Abbey
Brunelle LandscapingBusy Bee NurseryEllie's Pet BarnJewish Federation of Central MAFirst American Realty
Fletcher TiltonGreen Gardens NurseryGreenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & BitsoliHarr Motor GroupHerlihy Insurance Group
Imperial DistributorsEd Hyder's MarketplaceCyprian Keyes Golf ClubCutler Capital ManagementCaola Equipment
Carr Financial GroupCentral Mass OrthodonticsCentral Mass Safety CouncilCongregation Beth IsraelCooper's Hilltop Farm
Critter ControlSeder LawStrand's Ski Shop15-40 Connection

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