Membership in Action

The Power of Your Membership in Action

Features: Because of the J… 

  • Using their Voices to Make Concrete Change (6/9/2022) - Giving Initiative for Teens raises $7,000 to grant to local nonprofits. Read more >>
  • Challenge Accepted! Families Give Back During the J’s Volunteer Challenge (4/21/2022) - Fifteen families joined the Mitzvah Corps Volunteer Challenge this spring. "It's helped me appreciate what I have," said 14-year-old Roland Liu. "You're helping other people and you get to see the immediate impact of what you're doing."
  • Helping the J Navigate the New Normal (3/1/2022) - Meet several members of the J's Finance and Welcome Desk teams - a few of the unsung heroes that kept the J an open and welcoming place for our community during the pandemic.
  • Holding the Keys to Four Decades at the J (12/14/2021) - From babysitting the old boiler to opening the doors to members at 5 am, Maintenance Supervisor Soy Try-Chhee has spent the past 45 years building his career -- and his life in the United States -- at the J.
  • Dishing Up Hanukkah Traditions (11/29/2021) - We asked our staff to share some of their favorite Hanukkah recipes, and the stories behind how they became holiday traditions. Plus: they weigh in on the applesauce vs. sour cream debate!
  • ECS Director’s Childhood Bat Mitzvah Dreams Come True (11/9/2021) - Many young children dream of having a pony or going to Disneyland. Carrie Stull, the J’s Director of Early Childhood, dreamed of having a bat mitzvah. Now, decades later, her dreams are finally coming true.

Photo Galleries

  • Week 2 Wraps Up With Mini-Maccabiah! (7/1/2022) - Week 2 of Summer J Camp had us jumping for joy! We swam, hit the water in Lake Washington, baked cakes, explored space, and had a Mini Maccabiah competition!
  • Let Summer Begin! Summer J Camp Week 1 (6/24/2022) - Summer is here and with it the return of Summer J Camp. We have officially wrapped up week one and we jumped right in. Take a look at the fun from week one...
  • Truck Day Returns (5/19/2022) - For the first time since May of 2019, the trucks were back! That's right, Truck Day returned to the J this week and we can't thank our partners enough. Take a look at the fun and who made the day so great.
  • Lag B’Omer Celebration (5/18/2022) - Lag B’Omer begins this evening (Wednesday, May 18) and ends at sundown on Thursday, May 19. Despite the rain this past weekend the J celebrated with our Lag B'Omer Garden Party on Sunday, May 15. From trays of s'mores to friends + families having lots of fun, it was a great day at the J
  • 2022 Purim Parade (3/18/2022) - Our annual Purim Parade with the J's Early Childhood School is a highlight every year. From superheros to cute animals, smiles all around. Enjoy some of our favorite pics from yesterday.
  • Hitting the Trails (1/20/2022) - On Monday local teens gathered to clean local trails for Tu B’Shevat and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Enjoy these photos from our Mitzvah Corps day of service.

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Membership by the numbers

By the Numbers

Your membership powers the J and help us create a place where friendships form, traditions thrive, and Membership J Kids Programscommunity strengthens. Here’s just a glimpse at how many lives your membership has impacted in 2020-21:

  • More than 200 individual campers filled with ruach (that’s “spirit” in Hebrew)
  • 139 young learners exploring the world around them in traditional age-based preschool classes plus our new kindergarten, outdoor, and virtual programs
  • 1,000 households from all over the world that Zoomed in to our virtual Seattle Jewish Film Festival
  • 200+ people working out virtually every week at more than 225 virtual fitness classes since April 1ECS Membership
  • Nearly 700 people exercising in the building every week in fitness classes, lap swim, and instructional family swim, and the Fitness Center
  • 50 future teen leaders exploring their Jewish values and working together to raise money for their community
  • More than 50 community + family events online (since April 1), bringing more than 1,000 families with young children singing and celebrating together
  • More than 800 SJCCtv videos to engage the community from storytime to fitness (since March 15)
  • More than 3,500 people each month in #VirtualSJCC programs (since April 1)Virtual SJCC Membership
  • Creating more than 600 Purim2Go kits to bring Jewish holidays into homes in innovative ways
  • More than 200 pounds per week of food for our neighbors in need, collected through our new Mitzvah Corps program
  • 900 virtual programs since March and more than 165 Safe Start-permitted activities at the J since June 1
  • 300-plus hours of Virtual SJCC/Zoom events since April 1

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