JCC COVID-19 Updates

Aaron Family JCC COVID-19 Updates

The J is committed to the safety, health, and well-being of our members, staff, and participants.
Below you will find helpful resources, facility updates and program cancellations.

The JCC will be closed until Monday, April 20

During a normal Passover the JCC main business offices would be closed for Passover starting at 5 pm on Wednesday April 8th through sundown on April 10th. Since the JCC is closed due to national, state and local Covid-19 mandates, JCC staff will not be available by internet or phone during these days. The same procedures will be followed starting Tuesday night the 14th at 5 pm through the evening of the 16th . Under normal circumstances the Sports and Fitness Center would have been open on the 9th and 10th and remain open throughout the remainder of the holiday. Due to Covid-19, the Sports & Fitness staff will follow the same hours and procedures as the main building.

Due to the pandemic the J is not scheduled to re-open until April 20th in any capacity.

I want to wish each of you a Happy Passover and I truly hope to see you very soon.

Artie Allen, CEO

The J is committed to the safety, health, and well-being of our members, staff, and participants. We are always vigilant with our protocol and the measures that we take to minimize the transmission of infectious disease here at the AFJCC and ensure the ongoing health of the members of the AFJCC Community. Click the button below to read the email that was sent out by AFJCC’s CEO, Artie Allen.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Good afternoon,

I hope this e-mail finds you all well, safe and healthy. Today, I want to reach out to all of you, not to discuss updates about the J or our Covid-19 efforts but to simply connect.

We are living in interesting times to say the least. Each day I sit down to wade through the influx of emails from organizations and businesses asking me for various needs. For some, it is a request for a contribution, for others a plea from a business to support them during these difficult times. Personally, I find myself gravitating toward good food, much to the detriment of my waistline. I find myself looking for new ways to stay in shape without the gym equipment I am usually so fortunate to have. Sure, I can walk in my neighborhood or follow along with a video or even use some equipment in my house but something is still missing. I miss the ability to greet you in the hall, in the locker room or on the fitness floor. I long for us to be together.

The JCC understands the challenging circumstances for many and that no one other than perhaps ZOOM is benefiting currently. It is devastating to the entire professional team that we cannot open our doors and greet you. We thrive off of each other’s energy and the special feeling of being together.  This is how we measure success. How many smiles are we missing? How many bad jokes from our seniors don’t we get to hear? Our bottom line is built on our relationships with you.

Our professional team, so accustomed to serving our members, participants and guests has risen to the challenge of creating content for a robust virtual J without walls. With J-Connect, there is truly something for everyone and I encourage you to check out the amazing opportunities here. (www.jccdallas.org/j-connect)

We would also like to hear from all of you, what you are doing during this time to stay in shape, entertained, productive, connected and engaged? Send your ideas, photos, thoughts and suggestions to us here at marketing@jccdallas.org

Until we can be together again, I wish each of you a Happy Passover and much good health.

Artie Allen, CEO (Ozzie Allen pictured here)
aallen@jccdallas.org
214-239-7101