The St. Louis Jewish Community Center is an interactive multi-generational gathering place which:
- Imparts Jewish values
- Promotes individual physical and spiritual growth
- Creates a caring responsible community and supports those in need
- Encourages an appreciation for our Jewish identity, history and cultural heritage through effective and innovative education, programming and services
- Fosters connection, Jewish continuity and creates Jewish memories in an inclusive and welcoming environment.
The Jewish Community Center (referred to as “the J”) has been an integral part of the St. Louis community since 1880. From its early days as the YMHA downtown to our current three thriving campuses – the Staenberg Family Complex in the Creve Coeur area, the Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield and Camp Sabra at the Lake of the Ozarks — the J serves people from as young as 6 weeks to more than 100 years within our five core service areas: Early Childhood Education, Day and Resident Camp, Culture & Education, Group Social Services (including senior nutrition and inclusion programs) and Fitness & Wellness.