Currently Open: School, Camp, Group Exercise, Pool (reservation required) and Squash (reservation required) | Opening August 10: Fitness Center (reservation required) | All other programming will be offered online at this time. For details visit lvjcc.org/covid.

JCC at Home: Membership & Community Services

WE ARE YOUR JCC

 

Add yourself to our virtual community!
Download the “I Am Your JCC” sign, take a selfie and post to your social media account. Remember to tag @LVJCC and use #iamyourjcc.

VOLUNTEER TASK FORCE

We are committed to providing our community with as much help as we can in this challenging time. The JCC is assembling a Volunteer Task Force to aid our community members with making phone calls, running errands, delivering meals and other services they may need. If you are interested in helping provide critical services, please fill out the form below.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

If you are in need of these critical services or know of someone who might, please contact Jewish Family Service at (610) 821-8722 or [email protected].

AMAZON SMILE: SUPPORT WHILE YOU SHOP

Did you know you can support the JCC while you shop online? It easy to do and doesn’t cost you anything. To get started, simply visit smile.amazon.com and choose “Jewish Community Center of Allentown” as your preferred charity. Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of every purchase you make.

MEMBERSHIP AND PROGRAM INFORMATION

Thank you to our members who have continued membership dues to support the JCC through this time. If your membership is currently on hold and you choose to utilize group exercise or aquatics in the month of July, your membership will be reactivated at that time; otherwise, it will automatically be reactivated on August 1.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 610.435.3571.
Tracy Sussman, Director of Membership and Marketing ([email protected])


Last updated: June 28, 8:00am

With Lehigh County "going green", we are actively working on reopening our sports, fitness and aquatics departments quickly and safely. This reopening will utilize a phased approach to ensure the safety of our members and staff, and also those participating in our ongoing child care programs this summer. Our current plan, which is subject to change, is:
 
Phase 1: Partial Reopening of Pool & Group Exercise (July 6) - SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS
Phase 2: Partial Reopening of Indoor Fitness (mid-July)
Phase 3: Full Reopening of Fitness and Recreation (early August)

Our staff is currently working through this plan to ensure the proper procedures and changes to our programs and facilities to reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19. Prior to each phase, we will e-mail our members with details of what programs and services are available, and what procedures will be in place. Some likely changes are:
  • Modified hours, especially during the summer while camp is in session
  • Advance reservations for specific time blocks (online or by phone)
  • Increased sanitization and use of social distancing
Pool Policies & Procedures
 
Initially, the pool will be available for use by our camp program during the day, and for lap swimming on evenings and weekends. Lap swimming must be reserved in advance (click here to reserve online) up to 2 weeks in advance, or call us at 610-435-3571). The following additions have been made to the JCC's Covid-19 Health & Safety Plan, which is available on our website:

The swimming pool will operate with the following modifications to decrease the risk of Covid-19 spread:
  • Initially, the pool will only have open swim during hours when child care programs are not in operation. These hours will be 7-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. We anticipate adding additional hours in August.
  • During open swim times, the pool may be used for lap swimming only. There will be no family swim or group exercise classes.
  • There may be a maximum of one swimmer per lane, and lanes must be reserved in advance. Lanes may be reserved in advance online or via phone in 50-minute sessions, which includes time for changing and departing the pool area. This will provide staff time to clean the facility between sessions.
  • Locker rooms are not available for use. Swimmers must come with their bathing suit on (or under their clothes), and proceed directly to the pool area. After swimming, the Family Changing Room on the pool deck will be available for use to change back into clothes. Changing must be conducted within the 50-minute sessions.
  • Gathering and socializing is not permitted in the pool or on the pool deck. The lifeguard should only be approached and talked to if necessary for safety. Concerns over the adherence to Covid-19 health and safety policies should be directed to the aquatics office or the Welcome Desk.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except when in the pool, including lifeguards and staff. There should not be any unnecessary individuals in the pool area (i.e., only those actively swimming and necessary staff).
Squash Courts

The squash courts will reopen on Monday, July 6 for JCC members. Initially, each court will be restricted to either individual practice or players that reside in the same household. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling the JCC at 610-435-3571. Please visit our website for more information regarding squash court usage and availability.

Squash Court Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am - 11:30am

Group Exercise
 
Next week, we will publish our initial group exercise schedule and our policies and procedures. Group exercise will be conducted outdoors on either the athletic field or the 23rd St. parking lot, both of which have shade tents installed. Participants will be spaced out in marked areas to ensure proper distancing. Shared equipment will not be allowed during a class, and participants must bring their own mats for classes that require them. We will continue to add additional classes in the coming weeks based on interest and instructor availability.
 
Thank you to our members who have continued membership dues to support the JCC through this time. If your membership is currently on hold and you choose to utilize group exercise or aquatics in the month of July, your membership will be reactivated at that time; otherwise, it will automatically be reactivated on August 1.
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