Dear JCC Family,

I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and safe. These are very trying and uncertain times for the entire global community.

For more than 36 years, The JCC has lived by our core mission of Tikkun Olam, which means, "repair of the world". We pride ourselves by treating every member like they are our family. This enduring value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the best interest of you, our valued member families and our own team.

The challenge we face today has been both unexpected and devastating, in the form of a virus that is spreading rapidly around the globe and that is changing how we live and work. Today, I want to share with you how we, at the JCC are facing up to this challenge, and what we are doing to keep your best interest at heart during this extraordinary crisis.

The JCC has taken steps to ensure the safety of its team along with you, our highly valued members by instituting facility closing and remote work strategies in line with state and federal government mandates. These steps include the temporary closure of our PreSchool, cancellation of all lectures, programs and special events to prioritize the safety of our member community and workforce and help limit the spread of the virus. Our facility has been thoroughly sanitized from top to bottom, immediately after facility closing.

We have made the decision, with you, our members, in mind, to freeze all campus memberships as well as to suspend all billing for the month of April 2020 due to the uncertainty of the duration of Governor Murphey's Executive Ordinance #107. We are continuing to run and maintain our facility and will be ready to welcome you back as soon as we are instructed by the authorities that it is safe to resume operations.

Please know that our team members are currently working to reach out to constituent program participants by keeping in touch, checking in and helping direct those in need to appropriate resources. We understand how frightening, difficult, confusing and trying these times are and we'd like you to know that we remain here for you throughout the duration of this crisis.

We are in the process of making various program and wellness resources available to you online. Please check our website ( and Facebook page (JCC of Middlesex County) for more information, it will be updated often. Our program team is also busy planning "Welcome Back" events and look forward to the day we can welcome you back to the JCC!

We are the JCC--Community is our middle name. We are here for you during these most difficult days.
Please remain well, strong, and optimistic. Together we will emerge stronger as a community and continue to improve our members' and community's lives and wellbeing through the wonderful and diverse programs offered by the JCC of Middlesex County.

May we continue together from strength to strength.
Remain well and safe,


Dorothy Rubinstein Chief Executive Officer
Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County
1775 Oak Tree Road Edison, NJ 08820
Direct Line: 732.593.5961
Main Ph.: 732.494.3232 Ext-3608