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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…

Lila Marks has been named Honorary Chair of Make a Splash! Committee


Lila Marks, here in a rare photo from 1962, has been named honorary chair of Make a Splash! Committee, the committee that coordinates the renovation and raises the money for the indoor pool at the Shaw JCC.  Here she explains why she accepted the role:


“About 30 years ago, af…

Make a Splash!


Make a Splash!



February 3, 2014



Make a splash! Is now the official name of the lay-led committee that handles the renovation of the indoor pool - raising money, as well as coordinating the design and construction of the renovations - at the Shaw JCC.


Why “Make …