About the J
The journey begins with J.
Located at the intersection of Jewish and life, JCC Chicago is a life-affirming journey that builds on the richness and power of Jewish values. It begins wherever you are. In the greater Chicago area. And life.
For a young Jewish family in Lakeview, it begins at the Heller Center. Here a remarkable staff welcomes a child (and all the worry that comes with her), and surround her with loving attention as she takes her first Jewish steps.
For grandparents in Hyde Park, it begins with L’dor Va-dor – a special program where they can steal away the grandkids for a weekend all their own.
For a family in Lake County, it begins at Garoon Gateway to Science, an outdoor science park that pushes the envelope on JCC’s commitment to learning.
For a group of retirees, it begins in Northbrook where they make good on a promise to get back in shape and strengthen their friendship along the way.
For an 8 year-old city kid, it begins on the near west side (not too far from where it all began) at a summer camp where it’s a toss up for a lasting memory.