Our History

Forty years ago the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County opened and dedicated itself to serving the social, educational, cultural and physical needs of the Jewish and secular community. The JCC has had a strong, positive impact upon the Edison, Metuchen, Woodbridge, Highland Park, Monroe Township and surrounding communities, as well as the entire Middlesex and Monmouth County communities.

Since the opening of the Morris & Lydia Goldfarb Building at the JCC in 1984, hundreds of thousands of people have come through our doors and enabled the JCC to enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of others through our multi-disciplined, comprehensive set of programs and services. The history of our agency is recorded throughout the life of the Jewish community.

Each member and participant has challenged the JCC to meet a special set of individual needs and interests. Our mission has continued to be grounded in a set of core principles derived from “Tikkun Olam”. The concept of “Tikkun Olam” or “Repairing The World” through social action is one of the traditional categories of “tzedakah”