About The J

Welcome to the Samuel and Althea Stroum
Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle.

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, attend events in the Kesher Community Garden, swim laps in our pool, or work out in our Fitness Center. Seniors learn to play bridge, join fitness classes, and attend our popular 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 to take a tour of our facility and learn about becoming a member.

Welcome Back Feature

Welcome Back

Our Welcome Back page is the place to find the latest policies and procedures when visiting the J. Check out our latest policies and procedures, including new mask and vaccination requirements. Learn more >>

SJCC Staff

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Fall 2021 Hours

Upcoming Hours

On Sept. 20, the J will have new building hours! We have extended our hours for this #FallAtTheJ, and it starts Monday. Our pool is also getting ready to have you back. That also opens back up on Monday. See you at the J >>

History of the J

Since 1949, the Stroum Jewish Community Center has provided a home to the Jewish community of greater Seattle.

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