About the JCC
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, is a non-sectarian social service agency located on 14 acres on Talamini Road in Bridgewater. The JCC opened its doors to the community in December 1999 after years of planning and fundraising by a passionate group of local families that were driven to bring a JCC to our tri-county area.
The JCC is an agency of the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties and serves residents of the Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties with fitness, recreation, social, cultural and educational programming for the entire community. The JCC is the central address of our widely spread, diverse Jewish community and serves as coordinator and locale for community wide events and for programs of Jewish education and culture. Universal humanistic Jewish values and ethics serve as the foundation for our JCC.
The JCC is governed by a Board of Directors that works with JCC Professional Staff to fulfill our mission of providing quality programs and services to meet the needs and wants of the Jewish and general communities. The JCC facility includes an indoor salt-based pool, outdoor pool, fitness center, group fitness studio, spin studio and gymnasium. The JCC will be building a retractable dome over the outdoor pool expanding our pool capacity in response to increased demand for year-round aquatics programming. An additional expansion includes doubling the space in our fitness center.
The Blaustein Early Childhood Center began serving our youngest members in September 2000, and offers educational and full day childcare for children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten. JCC Camp Ruach is the JCC’s Summer Day Camp for children ages 15 months – entering Grade 9. The J-Crew After School Program provides child care for elementary age students.
The JCC is pleased to be a partner in Jewish LIFE, Learning Is For Everyone, our community’s annual adult Jewish learning series featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers, authors and government officials. The JCC is pleased to host many of the Jewish LIFE special events.
New initiatives at the JCC include active outreach to Hunterdon and Warren Counties; the development of a JCC Holocaust/Israel education component and community memorial; and introducing… “Shalom Stacey” -- coordinating Family/Judaic programming including activities, information and programs making holidays and events meaningful and memorable.
The JCC is honored to play an active role in both the Jewish community and the community-at-large. We pride ourselves on being…The Place to Be for residents of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties!