Jewish Community Center of Stamford

aka JCC Stamford   |   Stamford, CT   |  www.stamfordjcc.org

Mission

Founded on and guided by Jewish heritage, culture and traditions, the Stamford JCC provides a welcoming, inclusive and nurturing community for all people to help enrich their lives.

Ruling year info

1949

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Marshall Kurland

Associate Executive Director

Ms. Nancy Schiffman

Main address

1035 Newfield ave

Stamford, CT 06905 USA

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EIN

06-0646918

NTEE code info

Neighborhood Center, Settlement House (P28)

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Day Camp at The J

At Day Camps at The J, we’ve created a wonderful world of summer fun, enhanced by the Jewish values of kindness, respect, compassion, and community. In addition to providing a joy-filled summer, our goal is help children build self-esteem, acquire important social skills, make lasting friendships and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School is recognized for its outstanding Jewish curriculum, its excellent staff, and its commitment to the highest educational and professional standards.

While our curriculum is driven by the Jewish values of kindness, respect, compassion, confidence and responsibility, we warmly welcome children of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds. In addition to academic and social development, your child will benefit from weekly swimming instruction in the Jewish Community Center pool, gym time at the JCC led by a recreational specialist, and plenty of fresh air and physical activity. JCC Sara Walker Nursery School students and their
families also enjoy the advantages of membership at the Stamford Jewish Community Center.

The school is set on the spacious park-like grounds of Temple Sinai in North Stamford, 458 Lakeside Drive, Stamford, CT 06903 / Phone 203.322.6541

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

At KinderPlace children are empowered to be part of a caring classroom community. Within the classroom they work to keep in mind the goals of being kind, respectful and safe in their play. Fully licensed by the State of Connecticut, KinderPlace recognizes the distinctive needs of working parents and their children. Our program meets these needs by providing a warm and supportive environment and the very best of individualized care.

Breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon snacks, are provided. Our fully equipped child care center has areas where children can enjoy creative art, block building, science exploration, dramatic play, puzzles and manipulative play. A quiet corner with comfortable seating houses our extensive library. Here children can relax with a book or play a game.
A Judaic curriculum is integral to our program, and the children experience Jewish traditions and holidays through song, stories and celebrations.

Beyond the well-equipped, warm classroom space, children benefit from the JCC's full-service facility, including spacious fields, swimming pool, gymnasium, KidZone, and much more! Children decorate the halls with their artwork, entertain senior adults, and beautify the grounds with ever-expanding flower gardens.

At KinderPlace children also have opportunities to reach out to the larger community. By bringing in packages of food for an ongoing food drive on Fridays, helping to prepare meals for a local shelter, and/or contributing their outgrown clothing for a seasonal clothing drive, our KinderPlace children experience the joy that comes from sharing. In consideration of children with nut allergies, please do not pack for your child a meal or snack that contains nuts.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Serving children age 2 with special needs.

Part of our family of early childhood education programs, JumpStart is a therapeutic early childhood classroom experience for 2-year-olds with special needs. The only program of its kind in the greater Fairfield County area, the JumpStart classroom follows the pattern of a typical nursery school classroom, offering invaluable social and educational experiences in a group setting for children who typically get one-on-one services at home, in a more isolated setting.

Our early childhood development teachers encourage children to practice acquired skills at critical developmental stages, and to practice emerging language and motor skills in a safe, fun and accepting environment. Encouraging exploration and experimentation enhances individual problem solving and skill development. Within the group, each child is allowed to grow comfortably, learning at his or her own pace. A typical session will include time for free play, circle time, a project (which may be art, cooking or a sensory-motor activity), snack, music and outdoor play

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

JCC seniors enjoy their own lounge with bathroom and kitchen. Hot lunches are served in our multi-purpose auditorium, and classes are held in the adult lounge and the library. Included are day-long excursions to the theater and museums. We meet the needs of older adults by providing stimulating social, physical, and intellectual programs.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Membership at the JCC includes use of our spacious fitness center, filled with the latest exercise equipment and weight machines. We want you to feel comfortable working out at the JCC, and our friendly, welcoming staff are here to help you reach all your fitness goals

Population(s) Served
Adults

For JCC members who prefer to swim on their own, lap lanes are open at most times throughout the day. However, during peak usage, especially Sunday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., only one lane may be available.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Volunteer Shlichut program, created by the Jewish Agency for Israel, is committed to strengthening Jewish identity and creating a connection between Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel. The JCC Israeli shlicha (emissary) works directly within the community, with children, students and adults, to impart Jewish heritage and Zionism, to encourage members of the community to visit Israel, to provide the community with a taste of Israel, to organize a wide range of educational activities based on the Jewish calendar cycle, and to represent Israel before the general public.

Population(s) Served
Adults

KidsPlace is a wonderful and safe environment for children to unwind and have fun after a long day at school. Children are engaged in a variety of structured activities such as sports, arts & crafts, cooking, science, games, music, swimming, storytelling, Shabbat celebrations, teambuilding activities, and much more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Financials

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Jewish Community Center of Stamford

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jeffrey Goldblum

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Term: 2014 - 2016

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes