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The Center Women

The mission of The Center Women is to foster a welcoming environment for all women and to support the JCC through fundraising, volunteering and programming, while providing social and leadership opportunities.


Become a member of The Center Women!

More than 200 women strong, each year The Center Women hold various community and fundraising events to support the JCC.  The funds raised by The Center Women help run the Senior Adult Program and JumpStart, an early childhood education program for children with special needs. All adult female members of the JCC community are encouraged to become Center Women members!

Annual dues and donations to The Center Women are significant in helping us meet our fundraising goals. Dues are $36 annually or $180 for lifetime membership, and can be paid at the front desk. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of The Center Women!

Click here to join The Center Women email list.

Click here to become a member of The Center Women. For information, contact Sheri Jacobson at 203.918.7010 or



The Center Women Events


Volunteering to Serve Lunch to Seniors at the JCC

Center Women enthusiastically volunteer to spend some time with the JCC Seniors and help serve lunch for the holiday programs. Click here to see available dates and to sign up to volunteer.


Center Women Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 7 • 11 a.m.
Learn what Center Women programs are in the works, and how you can be involved. If you have any ideas that you’d like to discuss at this meeting, please email them in advance to Center Women at

Upcoming meetings are tentatively scheduled for:
Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
The same topics will be covered at both daytime and evening meetings.

Committee Volunteers Needed!
Center Women has many programs in the works that we can use your help with! Please click here to learn about the committees that will need help with planning, organizing, set up, shopping, etc. Learn more about these committees at Center Women Meetings.


Center Women Salsa Night 

Thursday, October 15 • 7:30 p.m. 
at The Palms, 129 Atlantic St, Stamford
Group lesson given by dance instructor Lou Lopez from Latin Moves Dance Studio (Dance instructor and partner of Center Woman Holly Hyman, WINNER of Curtain Call’s “Dancing with the Stars”!)

Let's Salsa! If you have ever wanted to learn Latin dance, Center Women have the perfect opportunity for you! Join us at The Palms in downtown Stamford for a beginner Salsa lesson. We will learn timing, basic steps and partner-work, followed by the best social dancing in town. This is going to be some serious fun!

$20 per person includes:
Semi Private Lesson beginning at 8 p.m.
Group Lesson beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Social Dancing beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Click here to RSVP.


Home Decor Brunch with Boutique Interior Designer Carol Brewer
Wednesday, Oct. 21 • 12 p.m. at a private home
Please RSVP to receive the address and to help us plan enough food and beverages for all. Dietary laws observed.
CW current and lifetime members - FREE
Friends of Center Women - $5

Join us as Carol discusses the latest in home interior design. Bring a favorite piece to share (or a picture) and Carol will advise how to decorate around it! Carol Brewer is a nationally recognized interior designer and has been featured on and in magazines such as Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and Traditional Home. Click here for more information about Carol.


Lord & Taylor Shop Smart/Do Good
Coupons are now on sale at the JCC Front Desk
Please indicate when you purchase your ticket if you plan to attend the Fashion Preview Lunch.

Fashion Preview Lunch
Tuesday, November 10 • 12 p.m.
Enjoy Lunch and a Fashion Preview focusing on casual wear and active clothing at Lord & Taylor!
Complimentary with purchase of a $5 savings pass to help support Center Women
• Reservations for the fashion preview and lunch are required.
To RSVP please email Holly Hyman or call the JCC front desk at 203.322.7900.
• Complimentary dairy lunch is provided by Lord & Taylor therefore dietary laws are not observed. Kosher lunch will be provided by the Center Women upon request.
Please indicate on your RSVP if you prefer a kosher lunch.
For more information about the benefits of the savings pass, click here.


The Center Women’s musical production of

JCC 100: Jewish Composers Centennial, 100 Songs for 100 Years

Don't miss our 6th annual musical production, to be performed on January 30 and January 31. Backstage and production help is also very welcome. Feel free to contact our show director, Janice Chaikelson Steinberg, with any questions or concerns: or 203.273.0732.


Center Women Gift Show
Thursday, November 19 • 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Dozens of vendors will sell fabulous clothing, gorgeous jewelry and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Interested in being a vendor?
Click here to apply to be a vendor at the 2015 Center Women Gift Show. 
Click here to view vendor letter.


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Next Upcoming Event...


Sing and Dance with Amy Rogell

Cancelled 1-8 years old, with parent or caregiver Wear your dancing shoes, bring your friends and come enjoy a JCC Family Place “sing along, sup along” evening featuring guest entertainer Amy Rogell in a concert tailored to young