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Causes: Human Services, Neighborhood Centers

Mission: The jcc of greater rochester provides a comprehensive range of services that provide for the cultural enrichment, physical well-being, social, educational and recreational experiences for individuals and families.

Programs: As a health, wellness and physical fitness facility the jcc of greater rochester is the second largest fitness facility in the greater rochester area ranked by the number of members. The 155,000 square foot facility houses an olympic-sized indoor swimming pool; indoor track; full gymnasium; youth play gym for children 2 to 10; virtual gym and cardio room for youth ages 6 to 14; studios for yoga, dance and pilates, physical therapy, chiropractor, acupuncturist, and massage therapy; racquet ball courts; cardio and strength training facilities; and outdoor tennis courts and ball fields. More than 75 group fitness classes are offered each week for adults. In addition, a variety of classes and lessons are offered to children of all ages throughout the year including red cross certified swimming lessons.

children and youth program (unduplicated program participants 2,000, includes members and non members)the jewish community center's comprehensive approach to children and youth programming incorporates social, educational, cultural and fitness programming into after school care and summer camping experiences. The after school care program at the jcc serves the needs of families with school-aged children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Jcc's after school program is a bridge (gesher) between home and school, with after school activities and classes, recreation programs, and school vacation programs. Through a partnership with st. John fisher, the gesher program now features kesher, a special needs inclusion program, where children on the spectrum are fully integrated into the gesher program. Camp sisol is a vibrant day-camping community, grounded in jewish values and culture. Camp sisol helps children age 5 through 15 develop confidence, happiness, and kindness through an integrated program that builds lifelong memories and respect for community. In addition, camp sisol offers children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in its program in an inclusive setting. Located on 75 rolling acres in honeoye falls, ny the jcc provides bussing and nutritious meals for children participating in this full-day summer program. Camp seneca lake is the jcc's overnight camp serving children between the ages of 8 and 16 for more than 80 years. Located on more than 200 acres on seneca lake in western, ny, csl is committed to providing a wholesome jewish camp community dedicated to developing the physical, social, and emotional identities of its campers. Campers experience a balanced program of group and individual activities led by a mature and skilled staff. This is accomplished while providing campers an exciting and fun-filled summer in a beautiful lakefront setting, creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. In addition to camp sisol and camp seneca lake, the jcc offers specialty camps for children age 8 through 15 and premier soccer camp for children age 7 to 15. Both camps offered an alternative to traditional, nature-based camping programs.

early childhood (unduplicated program participants 210, includes members and non members)the jcc wolk children's center provides an accredited full-day and part-time early childhood experience for children between the ages of 8 weeks and 5 years. The program offers a richly varied curriculum that encourages intellectual curiosity, builds self-confidence. Complementing our daily core program, children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enriched programming, including music, science, physical education and aquatics. Families from all backgrounds enjoy cultural, recreational, social, educational and judaic programs throughout the year at the jcc.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the JCC since I first came to Rochester in 1975.They offer programs for people of all ages(infants to seniors).Thier programing in very diverse and offers something for everyone.I go there daily to exercise as part of my cardiac rehabilitation,they bring in authors,speakers,films,and plays covering a wide spectrum of interests.