Boulder JCC Invites Community to Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

boulderjccgrandopeningFeaturing Live Music, Food Trucks, and Community Events

BOULDER—The Boulder Jewish Community Center (Boulder JCC) will celebrate the grand opening of its new building located at 6007 Oreg Avenue off the corner of Cherryvale and Arapahoe on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The celebration is open to the public and will feature a community-wide ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:30 pm highlighting remarks from Board President Paula Pollachek; Executive Director Jonathan Lev; Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones; and Boulder Rabbis.

Grand opening festivities include food trucks, a live music performance by Face Vocal Band, guided building tours, free giveaways, kids’ activities including games and bouncy houses, and more!

“The new Boulder JCC is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather and connect,” said Jonathan Lev, Executive Director of the Boulder JCC. “We are so excited to welcome the entire community to our facility where there is truly something for everyone.”

The 52,000-square-foot facility sits on ten acres and creates a convenient center for the community.

Areas in the new center include Levin Hall, a premiere event space for weddings, galas, and other special occasions; the Jay and Rose Phillips Early Childhood Center serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; the two-acre Milk and Honey Farm; classrooms for meetings and after-school enrichment; adult art and cultural spaces; a Jewish library; outdoor play zones; multipurpose rooms for fitness (opening 2017); gymnasium (with basketball leagues coming soon); and more.

“We are thrilled to be opening this spectacular building to the entire Boulder community,” said Paula Pollachek, Board President. “We hope to be a continued resource for programming needs and rentals across the ages.”

The entire community is invited to other grand opening events including a Women’s Health and Wellness Workshop featuring Dr. Coons, Ph.D.; a Men’s Basketball Tournament (21+); a coed game of Ultimate Frisbee (13+); CONFLUENCE, an Art Exhibition featuring local artists Monica Aiello and Tyler Aiello represented by Space Gallery; and a day to celebrate the 55+ community showcasing music, art, massage, and magic featuring Faye Nepon, Sheldon Sands, Kathryn Bernheimer, Eddie Goldstein, and Barbara Trager.

The Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative, Camp Inc. Business Academy, and Jewish Family Services are all housed at the new Boulder JCC.

For more information regarding the grand opening celebrations, please contact Operations Director, Cynthia Weinger at or visit our website at

About the Boulder JCC

The Boulder Jewish Community Center’s mission is to provide programs and services based in Jewish values and traditions in a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow together. As a 501c3, the Boulder JCC is recognized both nationally and internationally for its innovative approaches to engagement and connecting families through meaningful experiences and philanthropy. The Boulder JCC is proud to be home to one of the best Boulder preschools and day/overnight camps, as well as baby, toddler, youth, family, teen, young adult, adult, arts and culture, and community programs.

The Boulder JCC has just completed its brand new 10-acre campus in East Boulder with over $27 million raised from more than 800 individuals, families, and foundations. To galvanize the community to complete the Cornerstone Capital Campaign, the Sturm Family, together with ANB Bank, has offered an incredible dollar for dollar match up to $600,000 towards our overall goal of raising the remaining $2.3 million.

Please note the following Boulder JCC grand opening events:

Monday, September 12

A Men’s Athletic Event, 21+  

Register your team of three or join as a free agent in this Boulder JCC kick-off sporting event. Each participant will receive a free JCC water bottle (while supplies last).

Monday, September 12 | 5:30 pm: warm up | 6:00 pm: games begin | Boulder JCC | No cost to attend

Pre-register to play | Kosher option available upon prior request


Food provided by the Sink

A Coed Sporting Event, 13+

Join us during our week of celebration to break-in the new outdoor field with a co-ed game of Ultimate Frisbee. Meet at 5:30 pm to warm up and pick teams. Bring a light and dark t-shirt and a disc if you have one. All experience levels welcome.

Monday, September 12 | 5:30 pm: warm up | 6:00 pm: game | No Cost to Attend Registration is Appreciated | Kosher options available upon prior request


Food provided by the Sink.



A Women’s Health Workshop with Dr. Helen L. Coons, Ph.D.

Always rushing? Task list running your life? Too tired? Irritable? Overwhelmed by home and work responsibilities?

Join Boulder Hadassah and Women of the J for an evening program dedicated to women’s health. Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., will provide an interactive workshop on strategies to move towards a less stressful and emotionally healthier life for Jewish women of all ages.

Please consider bringing a donation of canned or dried food. All donations will support EFFA, Emergency Family Assistance Association in Boulder.

Co-sponsored by Boulder Hadassah.

Monday, September 12 | 6:30 pm schmooze and food | 7 pm program begins |  Boulder JCC | No Cost to Attend Registration Appreciated | Kosher Option Available Upon Prior Request


Food provided by Pastures of Plenty

 Tuesday, September 13



Featuring local artists Monica Aiello, Painter and Tyler Aiello, Sculptor. Both artists are represented by Space Gallery.

Wine tasting by La Encantada and Brava

Cheese sampling by Alfalfa’s


Tuesday, September 13 | 5:00 – 8:00 pm | Boulder JCC | No cost to attend Registration is appreciated    


Thursday, September 15


Join ACE: Arts, Culture, and Education at the J and Boulder Jewish Family Service for a day of music, media, massage, and more!

Come at noon to tour the new building.

Our program starts at 1 pm with a concert, “Those Were the Days: Songs of Reminiscence,” featuring Faye Nepon and Sheldon Sands, followed by your choice of programs:

  • Screening and discussion of the short film “A Photographic Legacy,” with Kathryn Bernheimer
  • Magic show for “grown-ups” by Eddie Goldstein
  • Pottery demonstration and exhibit by Barbara Trager
  • Chair or hand massage at the JFS Lounge

Join us for high tea at 4 pm. Delectable finger sandwiches, scrumptious scones, petit fours, and pastries will be served while you enjoy a brief history of the High Tea.

Thursday, September 15 | Noon – 5:00 pm | Boulder JCC | No cost to attend | Registrations strongly encouraged so we may plan your menu | Kosher option available upon prior request


Food provided by Savory Cuisines Catering
Friday, September 16


Join us for the inaugural Shabbat dinner and Shabbat Sing for preschool alumni, teachers, staff, and community members. Stay for food, games, and fun! Pre-registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted. This event will sell out.

Friday, September 16 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Boulder JCC | $12 per adult (16 and up) | $8 per child | Under 2 free | Kosher option available upon prior request


Food provided by
Footers Catering & Events

Brought to you by the Jay and Rose Phillips Early Childhood Center at the J. 

To pre-register, visit


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