Construction of New Boulder JCC Begins in Earnest

The Boulder Jewish Community Center‘s (Boulder JCC’s) new building project began in earnest during the last weeks in December, as large dirt moving equipment began rolling onto the site. While most of Boulder was on holiday break, the crew from Calcon Constructors, the company contracted to construct the new community building, began the process of grading the property and clearing it of all remaining debris.

Currently, the Boulder JCC has received its Grading, Utility, Temporary Trailer and Fence Permits, which have enabled work to commence on the site. In addition, the formal documents for the Building Permit have been accepted by the City of Boulder and are under review. During this time, there is a tremendous amount of site work that needs to occur to prepare the site for the building construction. The issued site permits have allowed the JCC and Calcon to move forward to prepare the site.

While winter weather may stop some people, the cold and snow are no match for us,” shared Keith Timm, Boulder JCC’s Project Manager and Owner’s Representative of Capstone. “Construction is moving full steam ahead, and we will blaze through the winter months.”

Please note that the entire Boulder Jewish Commons site at the corner of Cherryvale and Arapahoe is now a construction site. For safety reasons, access is limited and restricted to construction personnel. Please contact Jonathan Lev, Executive Director, to discuss further if you have any questions.

The JCC will be posting pictures regularly so that you can stay abreast of what’s happening, and in the coming weeks, the JCC will have a real time webcam sharing minute by minute photos of the work on the site. View the process and progress at


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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One comment

  1. So exciting to watch this project finally coming out of the ground on Arapahoe Ave in Boulder!!!