About the JCC

The JCC vision and who we are and what we offer the community

Mission Statement

The York Jewish Community Center creates opportunities for everyone, inspires relationships, builds a community of well-being, and enhance Jewish communal life.

JCC Vision

Within the tradition of Jewish cultural heritage, the York JCC aspires to be:

  • A center for family life
  • A leader in providing education, wellness, culture, and recreation
  • A home the celebrates the diversity of the communities we serve in an inclusive, welcoming, spirited environment inspired by Jewish values

Who We Are

The JCC is a non-profit community center that welcomes the diverse population of York County, regardless of religion, financial or ethnic background. Since 1910 the JCC’s role has changed and expanded to reflect the current times. Our staff is committed to providing members and guests with high quality programs and customer service. Included in a membership is the use of the fitness center, over 100 group and water fitness classes each week, lap and family swims, open gym use, family art and gym activities, a relaxation center complete with whirlpool, sauna and steam room, and discounts on fitness, social, and enrichment classes and programs.

The JCC provides programming for:

  • Wellness & Fitness for all ages
  • Youth Fitness, Dance & Sports
  • Children’s Education and Child Care
  • Holocaust Education
  • Diversity Education
  • Jewish Cultural Programs
  • Contemporary Adult Programming

The JCC History

The Jewish Community Center was founded originally as the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association and eventually changed its name to the Jewish Community Center. Between 1910 and 1952, it moved to five different locations in York City. In October of 1989 the JCC moved to our current location on Hollywood Drive.

Join Our Family

We aren’t just “a gym.” We are a community. When you join the J, you join a place created for our members and the needs they may have, whether that be fitness, educational or cultural. We provide a supportive, inclusive environment that many of our members call “a home away from home.”

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