Get J-Connect Today

Anyone wishing to have a deeper relationship with JCC Chicago and enjoy all of the benefits, can become J-Connect today for FREE. Simply click Join Now below to sign-up.

To receive and activate your JCC Chicago card, stop by your local J and talk with any Engagement Specialist at the reception desk. It’s a simple 5-minute process that includes updating your profile, taking your picture and activating your new card.

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Questions and Answers

If you are enrolled in any JCC Chicago program, you are J Connect. This includes early childhood, J Camp, swim lessons, J at School Camp Chi, J-Hawks, etc. If you are paying fees at either the Marvin Lustbader Center or the Horwich Fitness Facility, you are J Fit.

Cards allow us to keep track of who is entering each facility every day, increasing safety and security across JCC Chicago. It also helps us understand how you are engaging with our programs. In addition to providing enhanced security, cards include a barcode that can be stored on your phone, a convenient key chain card, and rapid check in.

You may leave your old card with JCC staff sitting at the lobby reception desk at any facility, or you may simply dispose of it.

You can pick up your card the next time you visit your JCC facility. Just stop by the front desk and let the JCC staff know that you need to pick up a new J card. They will take your picture, activate your card, and update your profile.

If your child is being escorted by a parent or another adult to a program (for early childhood) then you can use your card to gain access to the building. If your child is dropped off for a program, then he or she can get his or her own card. Children who take advantage of our kid care services will need their own card.

As soon as you notice that you have lost your card, please notify JCC staff either in person or over the phone. They will deactivate your old card and issue you a new one.

Please stop by the lobby reception desk and present a photo ID to check in. This will help us keep an accurate record of everyone who comes in a facility each day.

Give the Gift of the J!

Introducing JCC Chicago Gift Cards

Give the gift of camp, fitness, sports and so much more! Gift cards can be purchased for any amount and are good towards any JCC Chicago program.  Stop by the front desk at Florence G. Heller JCC in Lakeview, Lake County JCC in Lake Zurich, Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook or Bernard Horwich JCC in W. Rogers Park and ask about JCC Chicago gift cards.

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