Boulder, CO, May 31, 2016 — Today marked a tremendous achievement for the Boulder Jewish Community Center as the JCC opened its doors to its new state-of-the-art facility. After nearly two decades of planning and preparation and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours, the 52,000-square-foot building is now open to the public.
The JCC opens softly this summer as it continues the growth of its programming with Cherryvale Day Camp. The new facility features an infant and toddler program, preschool, adult art and cultural spaces and classrooms, a Jewish library, gymnasium, premium event rooms, boutique fitness studio, farm, outdoor play zones, and more.
Today, the Boulder JCC welcomed over sixty children to its summer specialty camps and will welcome nearly two hundred people next week during the kick off of Cherryvale Day Camp’s inaugural summer.
“There are moments when you feel the power of entering a new era,” said Boulder JCC’s Executive Director Jonathan Lev. “The opening of the new JCC presents one of these precious times. Today as children, families, and adults walked through the doors, the J became alive! I can’t wait to welcome the entire community to the new JCC!”
While the doors to the new facility are open this summer, the J will continue its programmatic expansion in the fall. The new Boulder JCC will serve up to 150 children daily in the Jay and Rose Phillips Early Childhood Center, nearly doubling its past capacity. The JCC will also increase its yearlong after school offerings and adult art, cultural, and educational programs. The JCC will highlight its grand opening through a community celebration September 12- September 18.
“The expanded space was designed with our programs in mind,” said Jonathan. “With our increased capacity comes the opportunity to better serve the broader community, especially through our premier event space, Levin Hall.”
The Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative, Camp Inc. Business Academy offices, and Jewish Family Services are all housed at the new Boulder JCC at 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303 off the corner of Cherryvale and Arapahoe.
The old JCC, located at 3800 Kalmia Avenue has been sold to the Friends School and will open in the fall.
For event and rental information, contact Sara Guttman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Boulder JCC
The Boulder Jewish Community Center’s [Boulder JCC] 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 with next generation Jewish life and connecting families through meaningful experiences and philanthropy. The Boulder JCC has just completed its brand new 10-acre campus in East Boulder with the over $27 Million raised from over 800 individuals, families, and foundations. As the community convener and one of the central addresses of Jewish life in Boulder County and beyond, the Boulder JCC is 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.