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About Our Center

The JCC, under the umbrella of the Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA (JCA), provides for the social, educational and recreation needs of the Jewish community of Wyoming Valley, A variety of activities in physical education, skill classes, interest groups, cultural and social programs are offered throughout the year for all ages. The JCC facility has a men's and women's health club, fitness room, gymnasium, conference rooms, classrooms, congregate meal program, auditorium/social hall, and a resource center. Other programs include student loans, kosher home-delivered meals, and Sarah's Table food pantry. A summer facility, Holiday House, ten miles outside of the city, serves as the JCC's Day Camp for over 400 children, as well as the outdoor recreational facility for Center members.


Jewish dietary laws of Kashrut are observed in the JCC kitchens and in the facility. Therefore, all foods entering the Center, and those used in our pgorams, are strictly kosher. The JCC utilizes a mashgiach (Mrs. Sophie Pernikoff) to supervise the kashrut of the kitchens.


Sabbath Policy

In observance of the Sabbath, the JCC is closed from sunset on Friday to sundown on Saturday.



Please be advised that participation in Center programming does not automatically insure members, Should an accident occur, the Center is not liable for expenses. Center members are expected to use their own health and medical care insurance. Each member is required to sign a Release and Indemnity Agreement before participating in all Center programs. The agreement is part of the registration form.


Personal Items

The JCC will not, under any circumstances, be responsible for loss of personal effects and valuables of our members. Members should check valuables with the front office. The Center is not responsible for any item left in the lockers or locker room areas.

Entry Passes

Parking Lot: The JCC parking facility provides convenience for its members and makes the JCC building easily accessible. Cost of card is $25. However, the limited number of available parking spaces requires the implementation of rules and directions in order to provide the fairest and most effective use of the parking facility. The Center cannot be responsible for damage or loss while cars are parked in the lot. Cars may not be parked in the lot while attending college classes or while engaged in non-Center business. Cars illegally parked will be towed at the owner's expense. You may not allow a second person to use your card or enter behind you.

Building Entry: The same pass that operates the gates to the parking lot is your entry card for the building. These cards will admit you through the parking lot doors only. The River Street entry doors are now closed for security reasons. Each new member may purchase a card for $25. They may also purchase additional cards. Cards will no longer be given out free of charge. Any member whose dues are in arrears will have their card deleted from the JCC system.


Smoking Policy

The JCC has been designated a smoke-free building. Smoking is not permitted in any area of the facility. Please cooperate.