Updated March 31, 2020
The Martin Pear JCC on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our community. As such, the board and senior staff continue to closely monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We have made the decision to extend the suspension of most agency operations, outside of those deemed essential, through April 30. We will continue to follow guidance from the appropriate federal, state, and local resources to determine next steps and provide you with frequent updates, should circumstances change. At this time, we expect Shemesh Camp at The J to proceed this summer as originally planned.
In the meantime, as recently communicated, we have created a virtual programming platform called J at Home. We are glad to see that many of you are enthusiastically visiting and participating on this platform to stay connected and engaged with your fellow members and JCC staff. J at Home has bi-weekly content releases on Mondays and Thursdays as we continue to develop new virtual content. If you have any recommendations for content you are interested in seeing on J at Home, please email Program Director, Megan Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know that connection is important to our members and hope to welcome you back to the facility as soon as we are able to reopen. Beyond J at Home, we remain committed to connection and are happy to share a few of the ways we are reaching our community:
- Our membership team, to date, has made 400 calls to active members checking in on their wellbeing. This check-in campaign will continue over the next two weeks.
- Our development team has also made more than 30 wellness calls and will continue their outreach through the next few weeks.
- Our ECC teachers are reaching out to parents and kids daily with videos, stories, and projects. At least 2 emails are sent per day and “zoom” meetings with parents are being held to ensure continued growth and learning.
- Our Club J staff is connecting with members weekly and our youth teams are very active on The J Facebook pages posting TikTok videos, musical and theatre activities, and enrichment trivia. Plus, much more.
We wish you health and strength during these challenging times. Please continue to check our website, Facebook, and your email for updates from us. We look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will see you on J at Home! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at: 480.481.7007 or email@example.com.
Jay J. Jacobs