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Jewish Community Center of Binghamton New York, Inc.

Rating: 4.32 stars   19 reviews 165

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Human Services, Seniors

Address:

500 Clubhouse Rd Vestal NY 13850 USA

Mission:

For 70 years, the JCC has provided cultural, recreational and physical fitness programs to enhance the quality of life in Broome County. The Center is handicapped accessible. We are a non-sectarian organization, welcoming members regardless of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or ability to pay. The JCC offers an innovative schedule of programs for everyone from infants to seniors. We also offer services for at risk members of our community, including a large childcare center, physical fitness training for those with special needs, and senior citizen programming. On an average day, between 350 and 500 people use our center.

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Reviews for Jewish Community Center of Binghamton New York, Inc.

Rating: 3 stars  

We joined the JCC in 1993 so my youngest son could go to preschool there since we heard they had the best program in the area then and I'm sure now as well. We have stayed members ever since and will continue to support this vital resource to the community. I was a very active volunteer there while my son attended preschool, leading a major fundraiser, Rafflemania which was very successful. I later became a board member there as well. All my experiences with the JCC have been nothing but positive and FUN! The staff there is all wonderful and a joy to work with!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

sending my child to the JCC preschool for about 3 yrs

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love to see them in a brand new state of the art building with an indoor swimming pool and hot tub.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The JCC is a home for all ages from infants thru the elderly. The Day Care and pre-Kindergarten are considered among the best in Broome County. The weekly meetings for the seniors is a highlight for that age group which stays connected by volunteering their services. The facilities are first rate and attract a large number of non-Jewish members. Last but not least is a first rate Day Camp and Sports program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of my family and friends.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase adult learning programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family of four is very blessed by the JCC. We primarily use the fitness room and the pool but also enjoy some community events. The staff are excellent; we enjoy the young people who are working their way through school and admire the commitment of the professionals. Our children are not involved in the programming but it is obvious the staff are attentive and programs rich. The diverse cultural mix of folks who utilize the Center is a delight as well. The dedication to Jewish heritage combined with the open-ness to include others in the facility makes our membership all the sweeter. The cleanliness, safety and overall operation of the Center are excellent. We love our membership at the Center!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We are confident our health is improved. The time we spend as a family is a blessing. We trust our membership helps instill the values of fitness and family togetherness in our children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None really; they are doing a fine job!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I use the JCC swimming pool for about nine year now, and I absolutely love. It's always nice and clean there and people are very friendly.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting very nice people there

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the hours longer

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Rating: 4 stars  

The JCC is a wonderful community institution. I love the gym, the heated pool, and the many activities that take place there. The pool offers water exercises, and once one has taken a few classes, one can do the exercices on one's own on the days the classes are not offered. The health club is warm and inviting, and always has a daily copy of the local newspaper.
In short, the JCC is a place where everybody knows your name, and is an asset to the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd keep it super clean.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of the JCC for 17 years. Swimming in the pool is such a pleasure because the water is warm and it's rarely crowded. I used to attend their family-oriented activities with my kids when they were younger but we all still enjoy their lectures and classes. It's just a friendly place with a real community feel.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my overall fitness, but the social activities are an added perk.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

volunteer.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Both of my daughters have attended preschool at the JCC. The staff is wonderful, and the facility is exceptional. I am fortunate to have found such a place, one that allows me to go to work every morning secure in the knowledge that my kids are safe and well cared for.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its preschool.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

build it a bigger parking lot!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I attended water exercise classes for a number of years after a physical therapist suggested them. Very freindly and welcoming environment. Three years ago I joined the JCC, mainly as a way to show my support for this valuable member of our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

using facilities

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

fine as it is

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Rating: 5 stars  

The JCC has been my home since infancy. Walking through the front doors, I can dependably find a familiar face and excited smile. The members and staff which make up this incredible center have both inspired and helped to define me. Twenty four years later, I still feel at home within its walls. Thanks JCC! I feel privileged to be a part of such an incredible community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every way imaginable

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ensure that it has enough funds to continue its operations and programming

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I believe the JCC offers a number of great services for our community. It has stepped up to offer expanded child care, after-school and snow day care for children of all ages. I use its fitness room facilities and find the equipment and assistance to be first-rate. My family takes advantage of the pool for swimming and lessons. Both my 7 year-old son and 3 year-old daughter have learned to swim there through the excellent tutelage of the swim instructors. Overall, the JCC's greatest asset is its staff and volunteers who are friendly and helpful. I think this is a hidden gem and as a Christian, I agree with its slogan: The JCC is for Everybody!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son was enrolled in its daycare when he was a pre-schooler. I take advantage of its fitness center and my family uses the pool.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish it had more money to do more good.

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