Boulder JCC to Break Ground on New Building

The moment has arrived for the Boulder Jewish Community Center (JCC) to break ground on its new 52,000 square foot building on the Boulder Jewish Commons! After 20 years in the making, the groundbreaking celebration will be held on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the JCC’s new site at the corner of Cherryvale Road and Arapahoe Avenue.

I am thrilled that we have reached this incredible milestone,” said Boulder JCC Executive Director Jonathan Lev. “This new JCC truly represents the realization of this community’s hopes and dreams. I am humbled by the incredible passion and dedication that has brought us to this point and am excited for the future we are creating together.”

The Boulder JCC reached a pre-construction fundraising goal of $18M at the end of 2012 and has since been working diligently with the Oreg Foundation — the donor of the land — and the City of Boulder on getting the project approved. With all required approvals in place, the groundbreaking ceremony will celebrate the transfer of the land to the JCC and the start of construction.
Boulder JCC South Entrance

I am very excited about what this facility means for the City of Boulder,” said JCC Board President Matt Rich. “In our new building we will be able to offer a full range of preschool and infant care options, beautiful event space for members of the community to enjoy, gym and fitness facilities, classrooms, and all sorts of other amenities!”

Over 725 individuals, families, and foundations have supported the JCC’s project to date. The JCC will continue to fundraise during construction to meet its final Capital Campaign goals, and expects to move in to its beautiful new home towards the end of 2016!

The groundbreaking celebration on December 11th will kick off at 4:00 pm.  All Attendees are encouraged to RSVP

The event is Bring Your Own Shovel [BYOS] so that the entire community can break ground together. Dress warmly and wear boots–it could be cold, muddy, and/or snowy! After the groundbreaking, the festivities will continue at the West Flanders Brewery, 1125 Pearl Street (near the Boulder Bookstore) at 5:30 pm.

Learn more about the Boulder JCC Building Project

About Jonathan Lev

Jonathan Lev, MPA, joined the Boulder JCC as Executive Director in 2010. He is a passionate educator and entrepreneur who combines his experience at Jewish summer camp and involvement with the startup of Boulder based Renewable Choice Energy to influence his leadership as a nonprofit executive and Jewish professional. He was certified as high school teacher and Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder. For more than six years, Jonathan was a leader in the field of Jewish summer camp where he worked to enhance the level of supervision and mentorship for both campers and staff through innovative summer and year-round trainings. In 2007, Jonathan continued his studies and was selected as a Taub Fellow at New York University in the dual-master’s degree program for a Master in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management and Master in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Since starting his role in 2010 at the Boulder JCC, Jonathan has led the community's $30M capital campaign to build a new JCC campus, which opened in summer 2016. He speaks regularly about making philanthropy fun and the role that inter-generational giving has on creating a legacy. Outside of work, he and his wife, Lyndsay, and their daughters, Mira and Susanna, can be found hiking, skiing, practicing yoga, listening to music, and planning their next great adventure. Follow him @jonathanlev on twitter.

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