New JCC a center for everyone

The 140,000-square-foot Mayerson JCC officially opens with a grand opening celebration for the public on September 1 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM that will feature free activities, prize drawings, food, tours and entertainment.

The new JCC has been five years in the making, since the Roselawn facility was closed after 43 years of operation.

In 2006, after purchasing the land at 8485 Ridge Road on the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati campus in Amberley Village, a $42 million capital campaign was launched and ground was broken.

Among the new building’s amenities:

  • A two-story fitness center with Olympic-quality equipment and an elevated cushioned running track
  • Indoor and outdoor heated pools and an indoor waterpark
  • A two-court gym
  • A 200-seat professional theater
  • An "Exertainment Studio" video exercise room
  • A traditional game room
  • An art/pottery studio
  • The Amberley Room, which can accommodate up to 500 guests for events
  • The J Spa
  • The J Café

Lauryn Moore, director of public relations for the JCC, says that it’s hard to nail down the building's best feature.

"It depends on who's asking," she says.  "We have programs, facilities, and activities for people of all ages."

Moore wants the public to know that the JCC is open to any person of any background.

"We really want to cater to the entire community," she says.  "The Mayerson JCC, commonly known as 'the JCC' or, more simply, 'the J', has members from a variety of different religions."

She adds that the JCC has members from throughout the region, from Mason to Covington and from Colerain to Milford.

"We're fifteen minutes from almost anywhere in Greater Cincinnati," Moore says.

Writer: Kevin LeMaster
Source: Lauryn Moore, director of public relations, Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson JCC on The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Campus

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