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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.


You’re invited to be part of The Center Women!

More than 200 women strong, 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.

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 welcome desk.

The funds raised by The Center Women help run the JCC Senior Adult program and the JCC JumpStart program, 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!

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


All members of the community are welcome to join us at our winter programs such as: J-Palooza, The Center Women Theatrical Production, What Every Woman Should Know, Mah Jongg Learn-A-Ment; join our seniors for a special Chanukah Luncheon; or serve lunch to our seniors during holiday luncheons. 


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 Meetings
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 a meeting, please email them in advance to Center Women at

Upcoming meetings are tentatively scheduled for:
Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 5, 11 a.m.; Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Mar. 18, 10:30 a.m.; Mar. 21, 7:30 p.m.; May 19, 11 a.m.

Where there are two meetings scheduled in the same day/week, the same topics will be covered at both daytime and evening meetings. Please come to whichever is more convenient for you.

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.


Need to buy teacher or holiday gifts? Time for a haircut? Buying toys for the holidays?
The Center Women are selling gift certificates to local area businesses. Purchase gift certificates, and a minimum of 10% of the sale will benefit JumpStart, an early childhood education program for children with special needs - what a great and easy way to make a contribution!
Participating Vendors: 16 Handles, The Athlete's Source, Cost Less Wines & Liquor, Fashion Nails, Fratelli Market , Great Nails, Judy's Bar + Kitchen, La Jolie, Luxe Nails, Rye Ridge Deli, Salon Wayne, Soosh, Stamford Toys and Tabouli Grill.
Gift Certificates are available from November 19 – December 30, 2015.
Purchases can be made at the Gift Show, JCC welcome desk, at the Chanukah Giftique or click here to purchase them online. 


The Center Women Chanukah Giftique
One-stop shopping for all your holiday needs: dreidels, candles, menorahs, cards, wrapping paper, decorations and more!

Giftique opens on Monday, November 30 and will be open on the following days:
Monday, November 30 - Thursday, December 3 at 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday, December 4: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday, December 6: 9 AM - 2 PM
Monday, December 7: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Please note: daily closing times may vary. Please ask at the front desk for schedule changes.


J-PALOOZA | Jam Night at The J
Saturday, January 9 • Doors open at 7:45 p.m. 
Break out your concert t-shirts and book your babysitter now, for an evening not to be missed.
Be blown away by our very own home-grown rock stars as they take the JCC stage and jam. Grab your friends, sidle up to the bar, and check out the musical talent! Munchies and refreshments served. Must be 21 or older. For more information, contact or 203.487.0996.


The Center Women present Toy Stories
Saturday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at The J
Sunday, January 31 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at The J
Maya loves toys but just can’t decide what to buy. Lucky for her, all the toys at the toy store come alive to help her choose. Along the way the new friends sing, dance, and learn some important lessons. An original musical with songs set to tunes you know and love. Book written by Janice Chaikelson Steinberg. Lyrics written by Janice Chaikelson Steinberg and Darren Molovinsky. Reservations required. Playbill ads available for purchase.


What Every Woman Should Know
Wednesday, March 2 • 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The J
All women in the community are invited to this event (free of charge), created by women FOR women about topics pertinent to US. Join us for stimulating lectures and discussions, shopping, fitness classes, and health screenings. We are pleased once again to be partnering with Stamford Hospital.



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Thanksgiving Day Hours

Fitness center, gym & pool open 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. JCC administrative offices closed. Fitness Class Schedule: 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. BODYPUMP 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Spin 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. BODYVIVE 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Yoga