SJCC Newsroom

Welcome to the SJCC online newsroom, your source for the latest SJCC news and information, featuring recent announcements, coverage, testimonials, and other content.

Media Contacts:
John Shaffer, Director, Marketing & PR | email | 206-232-7117
Sara Schweid, Communications Manager | email | 206-388-1998

“The SJCC is the ‘heart’ of the community. No matter how Jewish your family is or isn’t, there is a warm welcoming place for you here. My hope is for the J to be a welcoming center for everyone, and a state-of-the-art facility for all families.” – Iantha Sidell

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Testimonials and Awards

“The SJCC has been such a great place for us, for our community, for our kids. Their best friends are still the ones they made at the J. The Seeds of Empathy program was such a great and unique opportunity for Zachary. It made me feel more enthusiastic about the programs the J chooses to help instill the values that I think are important.”  – Rachel Hyman

“We’ve been members of the J since we moved to the Island eleven years ago. Our kids both grew up at ECS, Kidstown and Summer Camp, and we love being at the J for social, fitness and cultural experiences. I believe the J is the most accessible, and neutral place for Jewish families to connect, regardless of affiliation, age, and means. The J has been a huge part of my family’s life and I want to ensure it thrives and continues to be a big part of our lives going forward.” – Liz Friedman

“There are a lot of health clubs in the area. I come to the J to be part of the great community. That’s not something you can get anywhere.”– Fred Tobis

“I’ve been to many J’s all over the country, and the Stroum JCC is truly one of the best. We were – and continue to be – amazed by the warmth of the staff, quality of the programming, and the sense of community and belonging that helped us create a new life, a new Jewish life, in a city where we knew virtually no one when we first moved.” – Larry Kalman

“The J has truly sculpted our kids. Their lives have been enriched, and ours have too, as a result. We’ve learned how to be Jewish parents, and how to have a Jewish home. More than that is the sense of community we’ve gotten. There’s an inherent sense of belonging at the J. We’ve felt so embraced and unconditionally loved by everyone. And we are forever grateful for what the J has given us.” – Sheri and Paul Druckman




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Inquiries / Credential requests

The SJCC welcomes visits from the media with prior permission from our Media Contacts (see above).

Media credentials for SJCC programming and events are issued to accredited media members covering cultural arts/community events for legitimate publications, news sites and radio/television stations. Credentials are valid only for the date of issue and are nontransferable.

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Requests to photograph or videotape any SJCC event are reviewed on a case by case basis. Media should avoid using flash or lights when taping or photographing entertainers or audience.

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