Welcome to the Samuel and Althea Stroum Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle.
The Stroum Jewish Community Center will inspire connections to build community and ensure Jewish continuity.
Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow and celebrate Jewish life and culture.
SJCC Core Values
Jewish Peoplehood K'lal Yisrael
Welcoming Everyone Hachnasat Orchim
Respect and Common Courtesy Derech Eretz
Taking Care of Oneself, Body and Soul Shmirat haNefesh v'haGuf
A Community of Friends Kehillah shel Chaverim
Founded in 1949, the Stroum JCC is dedicated to the enrichment of life for the Jewish and general community in the greater Seattle area. Membership is open to everyone. The SJCC offers diverse programming which includes community-wide events, a premier Early Childhood School, Parenting Center, summer day camp, school's out program, before- and after-school care, kids and adult sports leagues, activities specifically for adults and seniors, and a variety of social, cultural and recreational programs. Limited low-cost memberships are available for youth programs, the Parenting Center, camps and league sports, and senior and social programs.
The SJCC offers programs on Mercer Island and in Seattle at Temple Beth Am.
Examples of community-wide events include our annual Hanukkah celebration, Purim Carnival, Sukkot celebration and Second Night Passover Seder.
Mercer Island Campus
The Mercer Island SJCC campus has served the Jewish and general community since 1968. This location includes a fitness center, racquetball courts, indoor running track, gymnasium and indoor swimming pool. This location also has an auditorium, a children's library, kitchen, classrooms, and meeting rooms.
More than 10,000 people pass through the doors of the SJCC Mercer Island campus each year and more than 200 children are enrolled in its infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten programs. Each quarter, the SJCC offers programs ranging from swimming lessons to parenting lectures and yoga classes. The J offers transportation to and from several Mercer Island and east side elementary schools for its before- and after-school program. Summer camps include arts, sports, drama, teen adventure, and traditional Jewish day camps with transportation available.
Our auditorium, rooms and kitchen are available for rental groups, including birthday parties.
The Seattle campus makes its home in the K'hilah Center at Temple Beth Am. It offers a variety of programs and classes for children and families. All programs stress social and personal development infused with Jewish culture in a warm and nurturing environment. Shabbat celebrations and holiday and family events are offered throughout the year.
More than 100 children are enrolled in infant, toddler, and preschool programs. Each quarter, the SJCC offers programs at its Seattle campus ranging from parenting lectures and Krav Maga fitness classes to family holiday events. The SJCC Seattle offers an after-school care program.
We hope you take a look at what we have to offer you and your family and learn about joining the J.
The SJCC is a non-profit organization open to everyone.