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.
Barbara Crawford and her daughter, Laura, depend on the SJCC pool for both their physical and mental well-being. When it reopened, they were eager to suit up. “The pool was a godsend," said Barbara
The SJCC Kesher Community Garden has been a beloved part of our campus for the past decade, and this past summer it became a lifeline for those experiencing food insecurity.
When schools closed due to COVID-19 last March, Frank faced three bored kids at home needing attention, and a team of employees depending on his business for their livelihoods. When ECS reopened last July it provided much-needed stress relief—and a path forward.
Working from home and managing two young girls was a challenge for the Gandert family. Now that ECS has reopened, they're grateful for the education, community, and normalcy their kids are enjoying - even in this difficult year.
When first-time author Karen Treiger was ready to share her new book with the world, she knew the Stroum Jewish Community Center would be a meaningful venue.
The J has been an important part of our boys' lives since the day we moved to Mercer Island. Our experience on Mercer Island and Seattle wouldn't be the same without the friends and community we have gained through the J. They will last a lifetime!