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Sam's Story

At age 88, Sam lost Sarah, his wife of 60 years. In the midst of extreme grief, Sam was not taking care of himself...

"We wanted to give Augie something we hadn't had"

Our son Augie is a happy eight year old, with an infectious smile. He loves baseball, basketball, flag football, singing and especially swimming. He’s been swimming at the J since he was a baby. We actually joined the J for him, because of the indoor pool. Augie’s never missed a swim s…

Watch Thom Mandel’s Swing!

 

Thom Mandel, co-chair of Make a Splash! Committee and the President of the Board for the JCC swung a hammer at the pool construction launch yesterday and revealed some of the new features that are in the works for the new aquatics facility.

 

Kathy Salem, co-chair of Make a Splash!…

The Rundown on the Indoor Pool

In the summer of 2013 a structural engineer determined that the 40 year old roof of the indoor pool building structure was at risk of catastrophic failure. We immediately decided to close the indoor pool, concerned about the safety of our members and staff.

 

While we knew we were makin…

Women’s Auxiliary of the Shaw JCC Makes a Big Splash! with a $100K Pledge!

Women’s Auxiliary of the Shaw JCC voted to make a big Splash! at their quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 20, by pledging $100K to support the renovation of the indoor pool and locker rooms at the Shaw JCC. $50,000 will be given immediately and the additional $50,000 will be paid in…