Membership at the JCC

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The JCC is a great place to work out, swim, play basketball, racquetball, walleyball or tennis, take classes, and make friends. We have classes and programs for all ages and serve as a cultural, educational and recreational center for the Jewish community and the community at large in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Whatever your age, fitness level, faith or interests, the JCC is the place for you. Call me for a tour and find out how you can be a part of the JCC community. 

Ilene Kirschner Madwed, Managing Director, Membership Services
203.487.0945 /

What does my membership include?
JCC members are entitled to discounts and priority registration on classes and programs and can enjoy year-round, unlimited use of our fitness and sports facilities including:
• Cutting edge fitness center with regularly updated equipment
• Spacious, light-filled group fitness studio
• 25-meter, indoor heated pool
• Outdoor multi-sport court
• Tennis and racquetball courts
• Gymnasium
• Indoor cycling studio
• Dance and yoga studio
• Indoor & outdoor walking and jogging tracks
• Indoor & outdoor playgrounds
• Mini-golf course
• Low ropes course
• J•Gaming studio for youth fitness
• Locker rooms for men, women and families


What else is included in membership?
• Free BODYPUMP classes, the group weights workout to music, and BODYVIVE, a motivating group fitness experience
  designed to deliver real results
• Free evening group fitness classes
• Online and priority registration for classes and programs
• Members-only discounts on classes and programs
• Complimentary orientation to the Fitness Center
• Free pick-up basketball, walleyball and racquetball mixed doubles
• Personal training staff – experienced, certified professionals to help you meet your fitness goals
• 3 free guest passes to the facility (Contact Faith Gauntlett at 203.487.0947 to receive your guest passes)
• JCC reciprocity: If you travel more than 75 miles from the JCC, most of the more than 250 JCCs will honor your
  local JCC membership. Contact Ilene Madwed at 203.487.0945 for a membership verification letter.


Convenient Extras
• Babysitting
• Judaic Library
• Locker rentals
• Mike's Center Café kosher dairy café
• Volunteer opportunities


Membership Fees

Membership Category


Two-parent household and dependent children ages 22 and under


Single Parent Family
One-parent family, and dependent children ages 22 and under


Two adults, who occupy the same dwelling, with no dependent children at home   


Senior Couple
Two adults, with one over the age of 72, who occupy the same dwelling


Individual Young Adult
Adult under the age 30


Individual Adult
Adult over the age of 30


Senior Individual Adult
Adult over the age of 72


Individual Teen
13- to 19-year-old


College Student


Four employees from the same company


Live-in Caregiver
(available only with family memberships)



Executive Locker Rooms
Available to members age 18 years and older. Includes personal lockers, sauna, steam room, towel and laundry service, group exercise classes. Savor all the JCC has to offer in the quiet and comfort of our Executive Locker Rooms. The men's and women's Executive Locker Rooms (XLR for short) are adults-only spaces, beautifully appointed with wood lockers, comfortable lounge areas, satellite television, Corian vanities with Moen fixtures, and more. Both XLRs feature saunas, personal lockers, hair dryers and swimsuit dryers. Personal amenities include toiletries, laundry and towel service, and many other extras. On Sunday mornings, enjoy the complimentary bagel brunch in our co-ed XLR lounge. 
While Executive Locker Room membership is an upgrade to regular Center membership, most group exercise and aquatics classes are FREE to Executive Locker Room members. This adds even more value for those who regularly participate in group exercise programs, including group cycling, yoga, Pilates, boot camp, cardio classes and more.








Membership Initiation Fees





Individual Young Adult     


Individual Senior Adult


Individual Adult




Single Parent Family


Senior Couple






Joining the JCC is easy!
Our convenient Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) payment plan lets you pay your membership in low monthly installments directly from your credit or debit card. EFT authorization forms are available at the reception desk. All memberships are based on one full year. Please note: There will be a $25 fee for credit cards we are unable to process.

Click here to download a membership form.
Click here to download an EFT Form.


Financial Assistance
In the event that an individual or family wishes to request a reduction in membership dues, a confidential Financial Assistance Application must be completed. Applications are available at the JCC welcome desk, and must be filled out completely and according to the instructions. Applications should be marked "confidential" and returned to Ilene Madwed, Managing Director, Membership Services.

Click here to download a financial assistance form.


Refer a Friend & Save!
Tell your friends how much you love The J, and when they join, you'll receive a free month of membership. New members must sign-up for a full-year Family, Couple or Individual membership and mention your name when joining. Refer five friends who join in the same year and receive a full year of free membership.

For more information, contact Ilene Madwed, Managing Director, Membership Services, at 203.487.0945 or



General Membership Information

Membership Cards
Membership cards provide access to the facility, and are needed for admittance to the fitness facilities and recreation programs. Membership cards must be presented when registering for a class or when bringing in a guest. You must carry your JCC card at all times. Membership cards are not transferable, and a $5 fee will be charged for replacing lost cards.

Guest Policy
Guests of members are welcome at the JCC. Guests must be accompanied by a JCC member, complete a registration form, show photo identification and pay the current guest fee. Each guest may visit up to five times in a 12-month period. Guest passes are purchased at the welcome desk. In observance of Shabbat, arrangements for guest passes must be made in advance at the welcome desk or through the membership office. Long-term guest passes may be purchased through the membership office. During peak hours, members may have two guests and during off-peak hours, up to three guests. Peak hours include: Monday – Thursday 4 – 8 p.m., Friday 3 – 6 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. The JCC reserves the right to limit guests. Guest Fees: $10 adults (ages 17 and up), $5 children, family maximum $30.

The JCC encourages its members to use the Sabbath for rest, relaxation and family interaction. The JCC is open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from September through June and 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. from July through August, however our business and membership offices are closed.

Non-kosher food may not be brought into the JCC. Kosher food is available for purchase at the café, which is located in the Center lobby.

In observance of Jewish and other holidays, the JCC has special hours of operation that vary from regular hours. You will be notified of any schedule changes.

The entire JCC campus is a smoke-free environment.

Safety Policy
The JCC reserves the right to exclude or remove any person from the JCC or its programs for any violation of our rules and regulations or for jeopardizing the safety and well being of other individuals.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
The JCC reserves the right to cancel any program for any reason. Fees paid for cancelled programs will be refunded in full. In the event of withdrawal from a program, refunds for classes will be given according to the following schedule:
• 2 weeks or more prior to first class 100%
• 1 day or more prior to first class 50%
Requests for refunds must be made in writing. No refunds will be given after the first class. There are no refunds given for special events or programs other than regular classes.

Special Membership Offers
You are invited to join the JCC! To take a tour or for more information, contact Ilene Kirschner Madwed, Managing Director, Membership Services at 203.487.0945, or email   

20/20 Partnership
The JCC has a 20/20 partnership with Temple Beth El, Congregation Agudath Shalom, Young Israel and Temple Sinai.
If you are a first-time member of the JCC and are a current member of these synagogues, you will receive a 20% discount on your first year of Center dues. If you are a JCC member, the same Temple discount is available for your first year of membership dues.


To take a tour or for more information, contact Ilene Kirschner Madwed, Managing Director, Membership Services, at 203.487.0945 or email

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