Membership Policies

Membership Cards

 

When you come to the J, please bring your membership card with you every time. It's your passkey into the building, and your ticket past the reception desk. You'll also need your card to register in person for programs and services. 


Shaw JCC membership cards are non-transferable. If yours is lost or stolen, please call us at 330-867-7850 right away. We can provide replacement cards for $15/adult card and $5/child card (ages 5-12). Members may be charged for a replacement card if unable to present their card on two visits in a raw. Thank you for helping us keep the Shaw JCC safe and secure for all of our members!

Guest Policy 


The Shaw JCC is a popular place for community members of all ages. To ensure that our members have the best possible experience at the Shaw JCC, our Board of Trustees has approved these guest policies, which apply to guests who accompany our members: 

 

  • Guest pass fees are $10 for adults 18 and over; $7 for teens ages 13-17; $5 for children ages 5-12; and free for children ages 4 and under.
  • We welcome any local guest at the Shaw JCC three times each calendar year. A member must always accompany guests.
  • We welcome in-town guests anywhere in our building or outdoor pool Monday-Friday, but in order to ensure that our members have use of the facility on the weekends, we cannot welcome in-town guests in the building on Saturdays and Sundays. During the summer pool season, members may bring in-town guests to the outdoor pool after 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • It's good when family and friends come to visit! We don't have any restriction on out-of-town guests; our fees are $25 per week per individual or $35 per week for a family, or the daily guest pass rate.
  • We cannot sell guest passes on Shabbat, so please buy them in advance. We aren't able to charge member accounts for guest passes.

Lockers and Towel Service 

 

We're pleased to offer full and half lockers for daily use at no charge. If you'd like to borrow a lock for day use, please show your card at the Fitness Desk. 

You can rent a locker for the year for $75 for a half locker and $150 for a full locker; the senior adult rate is $50 for a half locker and $150 for a full locker. 

However, if locks are left on overnight, we must remove the locks and empty the locker. We cannot be responsible for valuables removed from lockers. 

We're pleased to offer towels at the Fitness Desk for an annual fee of $42 per family.

 

 

Family and Accessible Changing Rooms 

 

Just off our main lobby, you'll find family changing rooms available to those who cannot use the stairs from the lower level locker rooms to the indoor pool and to families who would like a private place to change together before and after swimming. Please ask our reception desk staff for more information and directions to the family changing rooms.

Supervision Policy and Age Restrictions 

 

We want the Shaw JCC to be the family place for people of all ages. Therefore, we require that an adult accompany a child under the age of 13 at all times. We ask parents of children ages 13-18 to use good discretion to determine the level of adult supervision required by their child. 

For the safety of our members, the whirlpool, steam room and sauna, are for the use of members ages 16 and over. 

To safeguard our members' privacy, we ask that children six years of age and older use the appropriate locker room for their gender. If your child of the opposite gender needs some help from you in the locker room, we invite you to use the family locker rooms located off the main lobby. 

 

 

Attire

 

So that all of our members feel comfortable at the Shaw JCC, please wear appropriate attire in our facility. Shirts and shoes are required in all areas except the locker room and the pools, and, for safety reasons, proper footwear must be worn in physical activity spaces. We cannot allow outdoor shoes in the gymnasium. 

The Shaw JCC reserves the right to determine what is appropriate clothing. 

Everything but Meat - Kosher Food Policy

 

All food served by the Shaw JCC must be kosher, and we ask that all food brought in to the building and outdoor pool be respectful of the laws of kashrut and those who keep kosher. 

What does that mean? Jewish tradition dictates that meat and milk be kept separate from one another in the kitchen, on the table, and in our stomachs. Because Jewish law also dictates certain rules about meat types and preparation, we ask that you leave meat at home and, when you're bringing food to the J, pack cheese sandwiches, tuna fish, peanut butter and jelly, and all of the other wonderful treats you can imagine that don't include meat!

 

 

Shabbat (Saturday) Policy

 

Jewish law and tradition dictate that the Sabbath--Saturday--is a day of rest, when no work is done and no money changes hands. To respect that tradition, we do not sell goods or services at the J on Saturdays. Please remember to buy guest passes ahead of time and, in the summer, Shabbat cards for the snack bar. We cannot charge member accounts for guest passes or Shabbat cards.

Loss of Privileges 


The use of physical force against another person or with the intent of damaging Shaw JCC property may result in suspension or loss of privileges. Verbal abuse will be handled in the same way as physical force and may also result in suspension or loss of membership privileges.