It’s a diverse community, so it stands to reason that we’re a diverse community center.

The JCC is a destination for excellent programs and services, but it’s first and foremost a non-profit, social-services agency committed to serving the ever-changing needs of the entire community . In celebrating Jewish life and demonstrating inclusive values, the J is a place of welcoming at the center of so many lives, communities, and futures.

Beyond religion, race, background, ability and geography – the JCC is a space to explore new ideas, practice new activities, and discover new communities. We don’t ignore the differences between our community – Jewish or not, young or old, here or there – but celebrate them, understand them, and empower them to bring us closer to each other. Our members, guests, staff, and volunteers come together each day – sometimes for one class, sometimes for years to come – believing that we’re stronger together, supporting one another with shared values on a shared journey.

Questions about our community programs?

Contact Jess Lanke, Senior Program Director, at 414-967-8194.


Our impact is best understood by talking to those we serve; our members, guests, volunteers, staff, and partners.

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Café & Indoor Play

Sometimes the most meaningful thing the JCC does in serving its mission is simply offering a place for the community to gather.

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The JCC is a destination for celebrating the annual (and unique!) moments that mark our lives and traditions.

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Adult Social Programs

Fun isn't just for the kids. At the J, adults make connections while playing basketball and getting fit, but also while playing games, listening to speakers, and spending time with their peers.

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Jewish Community Pantry

Connecting guests to community resources, while increasing our community’s awareness of hunger’s impact and working to alleviate its impact, the Pantry is our Jewish communal response to hunger in Milwaukee.

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Whether you're a life-long member or just want to make a difference, volunteering at the JCC is a great way to get involved, grow, and give back to the community.

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Host Your Event

With facilities for everything from birthday parties to wedding parties, the JCC is your partner in event planning.

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Every community has a story. Ours is one of friends and neighbors coming together to stay active, grow, and give back to those in need.

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Community Partners

It takes the entire community. And we happen to be members of a great one.

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We're on this journey together

Our programs, services and facilities are a reflection of our commitment to our community. From the newborn learners in our Gan Ami early childhood education program to those who attend Tapestry events to expand their minds and horizons to the folks who just join for the fitness facilities and classes, there are myriad ways in which we serve as a place of gathering, celebration, and connection.

Gan Ami Early Childhood

From birth through preschool, this inclusive program grows curious, confident, life-long learners at campuses in Mequon and Whitefish Bay.

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Building community from the start, J camps help our youngest meet new friends, discover new skills, and learn more about their world.

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Work out on your own or in a group with instructors, personal trainers and physical therapists that can help you reach your fitness goals.

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