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Jewish Community Center

Operating & Opening FAQ

Updated July 26

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What is your mask policy?

Updated Mask Policy (July 26, 2021)

  • To comply with St. Louis County guidelines, we must require that all members wear masks at all times while indoors at the J.*
  • This applies to both J locations
  • Masks are not required at our outdoor pools or while swimming indoors.
  • *Masks are required for everyone aged 5 and older with few exceptions. For full information, please visit
  • Our staff has been asked to remind members and guests to wear their masks where required. Thank you for your cooperation and for continuing to help keep the J a safe place for all.
How do I make a reservation?

Make Reservations

Reservations are required for group exercise classes and racquetball courts. Members may make reservations 48 hours in advance.

For more information about reservations, click here.

Are reservations needed for my caretaker or driver who normally accompanies me? Are they even permitted in the building?

We have accounted for caretakers and drivers; they do not need to make a reservation. Please note, we have removed some furniture to comply with county guidelines, so seating will be limited during this time.

How do I use the pools?

  • Masks are not required at our outdoor pools or while swimming indoors.
  • The entrance to the pool is through the main building entrance at both J locations. The outdoor pool entrance at SFC is closed.
May I bring my own pool equipment? (Kickboard, noodle)

At this time you may not bring your own equipment; however, we will have kickboards and noodles available. Each will be cleaned and disinfected after use. We are unable to provide children’s toys at this time.

When can I play gym sports and racquetball again?

Open basketball, pickleball, badminton, table tennis, racquetball and squash are now available. We are unable to provide equipment at this time, so please bring your own balls, rackets, etc.

Find more information here.

Will I be able to make purchases in the fitness center, like water, protein shakes or bars?

Yes! We will continue to stock our vending machines and will continue to sell water, bars, etc. If we have your credit card on file, you will be able to purchase at our desks.

When will locker rooms open?

Our locker rooms are currently open. Please spray showers with provided cleaner before and after use. All bags and purses should be locked in lockers as they will not be permitted on the fitness floor.

May I bring a guest?

Your guests are still welcome. All guests must accompany a J member, and passes must either be used from your account or purchased with a credit or debit card (no cash). Additionally, a health screening is required for each guest or guardian. To bring a guest for group exercise or racquetball, reservations are required

What if I would prefer to continue my freeze?

You are welcome to keep your account on freeze. Starting June 1, we will resume a $15/month admin fee for freezes. Please note that you need to let us know if you no longer wish to keep your membership on freeze status. You can e-mail us at