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Calgary Jewish Community Centre

We serve as the Jewish 'living room' of the Community, while offering social, educational, recreational and cultural programming to individuals and families of all ages, stages and backgrounds.

Our Story

Why We Exist

When I first started coming to the JCC I was not in a good place. I was recovering from an illness and was feeling alone. From the first moment I started coming to the JCC to do my daily exercises I felt like I belonged there.

I am not Jewish, and I knew very little about Judaism or the Jewish community of Calgary. After a few weeks of quietly doing my exercises and having brief chats with the lovely staff, I felt well enough to join my first Aquafitness class.

Since that time, I’ve improved my health tremendously and I now have a few friends I enjoy a coffee and snack with every week at the cafe. I participate in many of the programs and festivals that are always happening at the JCC.

I don’t know what I would have done without the JCC!

Our Impact

What We Do

There’s something about the JCC. The JCC has an energy, a warmth, and a feeling of possibility all its own. At the JCC, we believe that when Jewish living transcends differences – between Jews and non-Jews, between generations – it creates a positive atmosphere in which anything can happen.

People who join the JCC have inspirations – to learn, to grow, to stay in shape, to put themselves and their families on the path to a more meaningful life. The JCC offers the ideal environment to live up to your goals. The JCC difference can be summed up in two words, our tagline, live up.

This succinsct tagline conveys the unique and positive essence of the JCC, where anything is possible.

  • Live up to your aspirations.
  • Live up to your potential.
  • Live up to your hopes.
  • Live up to your dreams.

Our Programs

How We Do It

There is so much for everyone to do at the JCC!

For Children, we have a licensed daycare, programs for 2 and 3 year olds, afterschool care programming, holiday camps, summer camp, as well as a wide range of recreational and aquatics programs.

We also run a wide range of cultural programs that are open to the wider community for free or reduced costs.

Our Requests

What You Can Do

We create a sense of belonging; we provide a place where people can go, where they feel they’re part of something. For kids, we provide a place where they can hang out and parents feel reassured that their children will be safe.

You can help to support the children who hang out here by:

  • Providing music programs for babies with their parents;
  • Running days-off and holiday camps for school-aged children;
  • Creating new and challenging fitness programs;
  • Purchasing children’s play equipment and workout room fitness equipment.

For seniors, we provide a social enviroment where they can increase their physical health and also gain new friends and build connections.  There are also a number of programs specially suited for seniors, in the pool, in the gym, and special field trips around Calgary and the mountains!

You can help seniors become connected with our community by:

  • Creating new and challenging fitness programs;
  • Supporting seniors in various day trips and monthly luncheons

We are currently in an aging facility and a lot of our money goes towards maintenance and improvement of our building. We are always looking for donations to help supplement costs to seniors and less fortunate families.

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Lynne Preston

Calgary Jewish Community Centre


Charitable Number: 118823681RR0001

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