Dear Members and Friends,

As summer approaches, I look forward to the laughter (and little bit of craziness) from the children who will make lifetime memories at our J Day Camps. As school ends, summer plans are soon to be set in motion and the J truly becomes a second home to so many. We hope you feel that way when you enter and see a familiar face or a welcoming smile. Among our core values is to welcome the stranger with open arms. At the J, we welcome everyone, knowing you will find something to fulfill your mind, body or soul. It is our hope that you see the J as your ‘second” home, a place in which you can learn, recreate, see friends and relax.

Creating community is what we do every day at the J. I see it in our fitness centers, pools and in the early childhood hallways. Every dynamic speaker, play or author talk presents a new opportunity to connect to others who share your interests. In the following pages are many great reasons to come and connect; a new weight loss program, basketball leagues, swim lessons to name just a few.

So please look through this program guide and find the ways that you would like to connect. Don’t be a stranger. If you don’t see it here, please let me know at lwittels@jccstl.org. We are ready to work with you so you can find a reason to come to the J – often. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff, we look forward to seeing you at the J.

Have a wonderful summer!
Lynn Wittels
President & CEO