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We have a new facility waiver, which every member must complete regardless of their prior waiver status. To save time while checking in, feel free to complete the waiver in advance and mail it to Membership Director Brenda Hite at bhite@shawjcc.org OR print the waiver, fill it out and bring it with you when you visit The JCC.

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JCC Reopening FAQs Revised 8/19/21


The Shaw Jewish Community Center began a limited and measured reopening on Monday, June 1, 2020. We have implemented a significant number of new procedures and protocols to help safeguard our members, children, families, and staff. Please familiarize yourself with them on our FAQ page before returning to the facility.

If you have a question about these rules and procedures that is not covered in our FAQ, please contact us to let us know. We will do our best to respond within 2 business days.


Q: What do I need to know before coming to campus?


Our campus health policies are as follows:


  • Masks will be optional for fully vaccinated people at the JCC.
    • For more information on being fully vaccinated, click here.
    • Unvaccinated members and staff are still required to wear masks at this time.
    • Although masks will be optional for vaccinated members and staff, we still encourage members to be vigilant and wear a mask, if desired.
    • The mask policy for Group Exercise will continue to be at the discretion of each Group Exercise Instructor. Please check the “My J” app for updates on each Group Ex class. Thank you for respecting the concerns of our staff.
  • You will scan your membership card upon entry. You will have no physical contact with the Fitness Desk staff.
  • Reservations will still be necessary for lap swimming at the indoor and outdoor pools. Please reserve your spot for Group Ex classes and specified equpiment in the "My J" app.
  • Continue to maintain safe distance and show respect for other members.
  • Members need to bring their own water bottles and mat. 


Guest Policy - We will once again be allowing guests at the outdoor pool and our facility! Please adhere to the guest policies:

  • Guests are allowed on weekdays only. Weekends are reserved for members only.
  • Members can purchase an unlimited amount of guest passes throughout the year; HOWEVER, individuals are only allowed to be guests at The JCC two times in a calendar year. Beyond two guest visits, we ask that the individual becomes a member. The JCC will track guest visits.
  • Guest pricing:
    • $8/Child (3 to 12-year-olds; under 3 free)
    • $12/adult (13-years and up)
  • Guests must be accompanied by an adult member
  • Guest passes must be completed in full
  • Guests must sign facility waiver (parent/guardian must sign waiver for minors)


Q: What are your current hours of operation?

Fitness Center:

Monday–Thursday:  5:30am to 8:00pm
Friday:  5:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Indoor Pool (CLOSED from Aug 16 - Sept 11 for yearly maintenance)

Monday–Thursday:  6 am to 7:30 pm
Friday:  6 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Outdoor Pool:

Open Swim: Every Day, 11AM-7:45PM | Lap Swimming: Weekdays, 10AM-12:15PM & Tues/Thurs Evenings, 6:15PM-7:45PM



Facility Operations


Q: How are you protecting your members and staff? How have you prepared for social distancing?

A: We have prepared the fitness floor for social distancing by spacing out equipment by using additional space adjacent to the fitness center, by limiting capacity in the facility, and by requiring reservations for lap swimming.


Our staff has received training on how to implement safety guidelines that the CDC, State and City officials have put into place. This includes deep cleaning after the facilities are closed, making sure equipment is sanitized after each use, and stocking an ample amount of EPA-approved disinfectant and sanitizer for use on high-touch areas throughout our facilities.


Reservations for cardio and circuit equipment on the fitness floor and basketball hoops will no longer be required.


Q: Are you currently honoring reciprocity with other JCCs? 
A:  We are not currently honoring any reciprocities.


Q: Will childcare be available for fitness?
A: Childcare re-opened on May 3, 2021, during limited operating hours. For more information, click here.


Q: Will I be able to participate in group exercise classes?
A: Group Exercise classes have limited capacities to allow for a social distance of six feet. Please check our website a current Group Ex schedule. Check our mobile app, My J, so that you may reserve spots. This can be downloaded free from the App store.


The mask policy for Group Exercise will continue to be at the discretion of each Group Exercise Instructor. Please check the “My J” app for updates on each Group Ex class. Thank you for respecting the concerns of our staff.


Q: Will there be massages and acupunture available?
A: Massage and Acupunture are currently available. There are no walk-in appointments. Appointments will be made via the Fitness Desk.


Q: What amenities will be available for Seniors?

A: Julie LeFever is developing creative programs for Seniors that will take advantage of different aspects of the campus including the plethora of greenspace outdoors. Contact Julie at 330-835-0027 for more information.


Q: When will Silver Sneakers Classes Resume?

A: Silver Sneakers classes have resumed. Please see our current Group Ex schedule online or pick one up at The J.


Q: Can I access the gymnasium/basketball courts?
A: The gymnasium is available is free use during limited hours. See hours here. Reservations are no longer required to use our gymnasium.


Q: What is the status of Pickle Ball and Tennis?
A: Please check the Courts page for updates on Pickeball (Inside/Outside) and Tennis.


Q: Is personal training available?
A: Yes. One-on-one personal training is available, but face masks will be required for the Personal Trainer. You can also train online with our fantastic personal trainers. Check the fitness desk or our website for Virtual Personal Training packages.


Q: When will I be able to use the steam/sauna room/whirlpool?
A: Our whirlpool and saunas have re-opened. Our men's steam room is currently closed. We will continue to monitor the guidelines and provide updates.


Q: Will my child be able to join swim team?
A: Swim team will begin Fall 2021, with limited capacities. Please call 330-867-7850 to sign up.


Q: Are your facilities available for birthday parties?
A: Yes, please call our Office Manager at 330-835-0025 to learn more.


Q: Are locker rooms, showers and towel service going to be available?
A: Locker rooms and showers are open every day with required social distancing. Towel service is still not available - please bring your own towel.

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The J is far beyond a workout facility. It’s a place to find your passion and reach for the stars. It’s a caring community that inspires values. It’s a place to meet new friends and set your family on a path to wellness. It’s your second home. It’s the J. Live up!​ The Shaw JCC is  open to all members of our community regardless of religious preference, marital, sexual, or economic status.