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To our JCC community-

We have made the difficult decision to close the JCC East Bay to the public starting Monday, March 16th, following similar decisions from Oakland and Berkeley Unified School Districts. 

At times like this, we have a rich history of taking care of one another and coming together. We will be working to find creative ways to keep our community connected and cared for. It is important for us to remember that many will feel isolated—some more than ever—and we will mobilize our staff to create check-ins with our participants.

Many of our staff will be impacted. They are incredible and they are dedicated. The JCC East Bay is committed to offering them the highest level of support possible during a time of great uncertainty. We need to act on our values and ensure continuity for them, and for our community when we reopen.

Please know that we take the investment you make in the JCC seriously, and will stay in active communication with you as we determine next steps. Your patience is appreciated while we work to prioritize health and safety, reorganize operations, and plan for new realities.

We want to thank our board for their constant support, thoughtfulness, and care. And we want to thank you for being a vital part of our vibrant community.

We are resilient and we will get through this together.

Tamara Abrams, Board President
Melissa Chapman, Chief Executive Officer

If you are facing financial hardship, please contact Chief Financial Officer, Ron Feldman:

If you have general questions, please contact:

We are committed to investing in our community.  In an effort to keep our public programs affordable, this event is underwritten by the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay.