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Jewish Community Center Offers Assistance to Furloughed Employees and Families

*The J will continue to honor our assistance offers until the government is officially, permentantly reopen. 

The J is extending some offers of relief to furloughed government workers.

For as long as the government remains shut down, the J will offer free membership to workers with a current, government-issued ID and their families, including our current members. Once the government re-opens, any new families can choose whether or not to remain members, and if they choose to leave, may do so without penalty. More details are available by contacting our membership department at 314.442.3124.

“We really feel for these families, and this is something we could do to help,” said Lynn Wittels, President & CEO. “We know there are current members of the J community who are affected, and our goal is to alleviate this one burden for them.”

This offer is good for both J locations – Creve Coeur and Chesterfield. Inquiries can be made by calling the membership department at 314.442.3124.

Additionally, the New Jewish Theatre, a program of the J, is offering a free ticket to its current performance of District Merchants (January 24 – February 10) to any government worker with a current, government-issued ID.

The J provides more than $500,000 in financial assistance annually, including scholarship for youth and families for membership and program participation.

About the J

The J is an interactive, multi-generational gathering place that offers a variety of programs and services to both the St. Louis Jewish community, and the community at large. The Jewish Community Center provides educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building and recreational programming and offers two, state-of-the art fitness facilities, all designed to promote physical and spiritual growth. Everyone is welcome at the J.