Published: March 27, 11:00am
We want to thank you for your continued support. As the COVID-19 crisis continues and we begin to learn more about the impact on our agency, we want to share some updates. Based on state guidance, the JCC will be unable to reopen on March 30 as we originally planned. Given the state of uncertainty regarding the current stay-in-place order and mandated closures, we do not currently have a timeline to resume operations.
Community is our middle name. We ask that you stand together with us through your continued support. Not only does our community need us, but we also need our community now more than ever. We long to be together, and we are excited to turn our attention toward creating our new “JCC At Home” online community. In the past two weeks, we have seen hundreds of community members participate in online programs like Virtual Shabbat, Yiddish Club, fitness and recreation activities, cooking, and story time. We have more plans for the coming weeks to keep our members engaged and provide valuable services. Visit lvjcc.org/JCCatHome for a complete list of activities.
With the support of the JCC’s Board of Directors, we have established the following guidelines regarding membership dues:
Membership dues that have already been paid from March 15-31 have been allocated toward our online programming, facility expenses, and JCC staff compensation and benefits. Moving forward, we understand that some members may not be able to continue paying for their membership. As a result, we are offering our members two options:
- Continue paying your monthly membership dues to help sustain our organization, so that we can maintain our staffing and reopen as quickly as possible. Dues collected for the period of the closure will be recognized as a donation, and the JCC will issue a tax letter at the end of the year. This is the default option, and you do not need to do anything to select it.
- Place your membership on a hold. To do this, please e-mail [email protected] as soon as possible. We will place you on a hold and re-activate your membership automatically once we reopen.
If you are on an annual membership, you will have the option to either have the period of time beginning April 1 until the end of the closure recognized as a donation, or to have your membership extended for a length equal to that same period of time.
If your membership is typically processed on the first of the month and you do not want to be charged on April 1, you must contact us by noon on March 31.
EARLY CHILDHOOD & AFTER-SCHOOL
We will not draft additional fees for Early Childhood or J Lounge tuition until we know when we will reopen. If your child attends our ECE or J Lounge, we offer the following options:
- You will not be charged anything until we reopen. At that time, we will analyze the fees already paid alongside the dates of operation to determine any additional fees owed or prorated refunds. This is the default option, and you do not need to do anything to select it.
- You may choose to continue paying your ECE or J Lounge fee as a donation to help sustain the JCC and speed our re-opening. This is not the default option. If you are interested in continuing your payments (or any other amount) as a tax-deductible donation, please contact Beth Zaleon at [email protected].
OTHER PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Our plan is to reschedule any programs and events that have been cancelled entirely or in part once we reopen. You may request a refund if you cannot attend on the rescheduled date. If we are unable to reschedule a program, we will issue a refund once that determination is made.
Scheduled payments for camp and recurring donations will continue as planned. Please contact us if that creates a hardship.
Our talented, dedicated team of JCC staff has been and will continue to work remotely during this closure. As we close one door, we open another. We look forward to engaging with you in ways we could not have imagined just a few weeks ago, and we commit to continuing to deliver value for your membership in our community.