Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center Celebrates 100 Years With “J” Interactive Installation

Historical photos from the organization will be added to the “J” for next 100 days

DENVER, Colo., June 13, 2022 – The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) has installed an eight foot “J” in the lobby of the JCC Denver to mark the organization’s 100th anniversary. The “J” was installed on Friday, June 10, 100 days before the organization’s annual fundraising dinner where they will officially celebrate their 100th anniversary. Every day leading up to the dinner new photos from the organization’s history will be added to the sides of the “J” to envelope it in pictures from the past. The art installation also includes an interactive component via iPads surrounding the “J” where guests can learn about the history of the JCC Denver and how and why it was founded.

“We wanted to do something impactful yet celebratory on-site to mark our 100th anniversary,” said Mike Sophir, CEO of the JCC Denver. “This interactive installation is a can’t miss piece that at the end of the 100 days will serve as a glimpse into our important history as a community center and as a place where all are welcome.”

The annual fundraising dinner, renamed Todah in 2022, which in English translates to ‘thank you,’ is scheduled for September 18, 2022 at the JCC Denver. The event will serve as a way to thank the community for a robust and fulfilling history and to celebrate the 100 year milestone.

Visitors interested in seeing the “J” in the lobby should visit jccdenver.org for more information and to view the lobby’s hours. The JCC Denver is located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver.

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Centerserves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by its timeless Jewish values. 

ABOUT STAENBERG – LOUP JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022, the Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by these timeless Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s five program areas focus on connection, community and well-being and include: a robust fitness, sports, tennis and aquatic center; early childhood engagement, including the Early Learning School and a variety of programs for families; the Mizel Arts and Culture Center which offers the Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music Festival (JAAMM Fest), Denver Jewish Film Festival, and ReelAbilities Film Festival; summer camps including Ranch Camp and Camp Shai; and engagement programming for teens, young adults, seniors and the LGBTQIA+ community. The JCC Denver is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit www.jccdenver.org, like us on Facebook and Instagram @jccdenver or call (303) 399-2660.

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