Keep the Circle Going

Thank you for helping to make the J, the J

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a wonderful Circle of Friends. Did we miss you at the Luncheon? Please consider making a gift to help us reach our fundraising goals and keep our programming stellar and accessible to all. Give Now

Giving Initiative for Teens

Deadline: this Sunday, May 20!

Join a cohort of thoughtful and altruistic teens working together to raise and allocate funds to address real community issues. Applications now open for the 2018-19 school year. Students must be going into 9th-12th grades in the fall. Learn more + apply

Dads + Kids = Spring Campout Fun

Saturday, June 2-Sunday, June 3

Grab your sleeping bags and sunscreen, it's time for the annual J Explorers Spring Campout! Dads and their kindergarten through 3rd grade kids are invited to join us for an overnight at Camp Solomon Schechter. Register now

Shabbat Unplugged Hike

Saturday, May 19, 8:30 am

Meet us at the J and we'll head out to North Bend to hike Little Si, reflect on Shavuot, and learn a bit about the ecology of the area. Register

Cinema Talk: "A Gentleman's Agreement"

Sunday, May 20, 4 pm

Cecilia Peck, daughter of actor Gregory Peck, discusses her father's Oscar-winning film "Gentleman's Agreement" and his efforts to combat anti-Semitism in Hollywood with historian Claudine Stevens. Buy Tickets

Want to be a Lifeguard?

Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am

Do you have what it takes to be a lifeguard or swim instructor? Come find out at our in-water interviews! If you pass the test, we'll pay for you to get certified and join our team. Learn more

Zion80: Carlebach Meets Fela

Sunday, June 3, 7:30 pm

Mixing the Afrobeats of Fela Kuti with the Jewish melodies of Shlomo Carlebach, Zion80s music is spiritual, grooving, endlessly exciting, and danceable. Don't miss their Seattle debut! Buy Tickets

Get Ready for J Camp!

Thursday, June 7, 6 pm

Are you excited for J Camp? Come to Camp Information Night to meet counselors, discover this year's field trips, tour the J, try some "Too Tasty" lunch options, and get all your camp questions answered. Learn More

New to Town Happy Hours

Tuesday, June 12, 6-8 pm

New to town or want to reconnect with old friends? Let's nosh, nibble, and sip together - the appetizers are on us! Register Now

Featured News + Events

All News and Events
Sunday
May
20
Check out the coverage of our new teen philanthropy program in the Mercer Island Reporter. And teens - don't forget to get your applications in by May 20!
Wednesday
May
23
Hit the water with the J! Learn about water safety and paddling basics, then set off, get some exercise as you paddle, and make new friends. Lifeguard on duty.
Monday
May
28
The fitness center, gym, and pool are open from 9 am-3 pm. ECS and Administrative Offices are closed. Only 1 fitness class: Aquatic Sport, 9:30 am.
Saturday
Jun
02
Find out if you have what it takes to be a lifeguard or swim instructor at our in-water interview. If you pass the test, we'll pay for you to get certified and join our team.
Wednesday
Jul
04
The fitness center, basketball gym, and pool are open from 9 am-3 pm. ECS and Administrative Offices are closed. There's only 1 fitness class: boot camp from 9:45-11 am.
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