Welcome to the Samuel and Althea Stroum
Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle.
The Stroum Jewish Community Center will inspire connections to build community and ensure Jewish continuity.
Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships, and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow, and celebrate Jewish life and culture.
SJCC Core Values
Jewish Peoplehood K’lal Yisrael
“We are all responsible for one another.” – Talmud
Welcoming Everyone Hachnasat Orchim
“Let your house be open wide.” – Mishnah
“Who is wise? One who learns from everyone.” – Mishnah
“If one is happy, the whole world benefits.” – Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav
Respect and Common Courtesy Derech Eretz
“Greet others even before they greet you.” – Mishnah
Taking Care of Oneself, Body and Soul Shmirat haNefesh v’haGuf
“The body is the instrument of the soul, to carry all our works.” – Maimonides
A Community of Friends Kehillah shel Chaverim
“Friendship is humanity’s greatest gift.” – Moses Ibn Ezra
Founded in 1949, the Stroum JCC is dedicated to the enrichment of life for the Jewish and general community in the greater Seattle area.
Located on Mercer Island, the J offers a variety of programs and activities for everyone from newborns to seniors. The J is home to an Early Childhood School, a newly remodeled state-of-the-art auditorium, an upgraded Fitness Center, an indoor pool, and more.
We host a variety of parenting classes and weekly Tot Shabbat programs for our youngest members and their parents. School-aged kids enjoy our Kidstown before and after school care, take sports and arts classes, spend their summers at SJCC Summer Camp, and become J Explorers. Adults can join a sports league or a book club, attend events in the Kesher Garden, swim laps in the pool, or work out in our Fitness Center. Seniors learn to play bridge, join fitness classes, and attend our popular cultural arts events.
Throughout the year, the J hosts and partners with community organizations to sponsor holiday celebrations. From our community Hanukkah party to our Purim Carnival, and more.
Come see what the J is all about! Stop by any time to take a tour of our facility and learn about becoming a member.