About Us

Who We Are

The JCC of the Lehigh Valley is a non-profit community center that welcomes all regardless of religion, financial or ethnic background. The JCC has been serving the greater Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas for the past 100 years and caters to all walks of life through an array of programs fit for children, teens, adults, and seniors alike. From our early childhood center, camps, and preschool, to our fitness and recreational options, we strive to proactively engage with every generation through social, educational, arts, cultural, and wellness opportunities. The JCC is more than just a building. We are a community. We welcome you to tour our facilities, find out about our programs and become part of our extended family.

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Our Mission

The Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley sharpens the mind, strengthens the body, and inspires the spirit of the entire community through social, education, recreation, and wellness programs instilled with Jewish values, culture and traditions.

Our History

The JCC has been an integral part of the of the Lehigh Valley Jewish community since its founding in 1918. Throughout our 100 year history, we have grown roots that reside in the loving and welcoming nature of our community. The JCC has become our “neighborhood,” a place where Jewish and secular values and traditions can be shared actively in a warm, comfortable, vibrant environment.

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Our Values

Here at the J we try to incorporate core Jewish values within all of our programming - something we call viewing life through a Jewish lens. They are what motivate us to strive to better ourselves and give back to our community. These values are commonly present in all cultures and societies and can be found in something as simple as children learning to share a toy or cleaning up after themselves. These core values share the importance of being kind, accepting others, and giving back to their community.

  • Respect (Kavod)
  • Healing the World (Tikkun Olam)
  • Charity/Giving Back (Tzedakah)
  • Acts of Loving Kindness (Gemilut Hasadim)
  • Compassion (Rahamanut)
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The JCC of the Lehigh Valley does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The JCC welcomes people from all walks of life. While we look at our program goals and objectives through a Jewish lens, we do not discriminate on the basis of economic, racial, cultural, ethnic, religious, linguistic or physical differences. We are open to all regardless of sexual orientation or political beliefs.

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