I Stand With The JCC

Dear MJCCA Community,

The MJCCA has served as the gathering place for the Jewish community in Atlanta for more than 100 years. Informed by Jewish values, JCCs are open to all and provide connection and community for anyone who seeks it. It is through our programs and services that we create a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse environment. It is the very nature of who we are, and the great diversity of those we serve, that draw attention to our work and our mission.

That mission is one we should all be proud of, and our pride should never be replaced by fear.

We must not let the disturbing phone call we received in January – and that so many of our fellow JCCs continue to receive – deter us from the responsibility we have to be the safe, welcoming, inclusive, and diverse communal town square for the 55,000 people who walk through our doors each year. We stand firmly against hatred of any kind.

We are committed to a first-class, robust security operation which is in place today, and every day. We are in constant contact with local and federal law enforcement, as well as the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Director of Community Wide Security. All members of the Dunwoody Police force are MJCCA members, and our security team members have exceeded recommended training and certification requirements.

Our community depends on the MJCCA to provide stellar recreational, social, educational, camping, fitness, special needs, and cultural programs. We take seriously our responsibility of earning your confidence and trust, every single day. The safety and security of our members, guests, and staff is always our top priority.

We are grateful that we have served generations of Atlantans through universal values, and we will continue to do so. We join our colleagues throughout the country in celebrating Jewish life and opening our doors wide for the entire community to participate. We wake up each day committed to ensuring that everyone, of every background, has access to the programs and services we offer.

We invite you to join us here, alongside your friends and neighbors, at the MJCCA. Take a class, splash in the pool, enjoy a show. Be part of this very special place – this special family – and you will see our community is unique, resilient, and always hopeful and strong.

Best regards,

Jared Powers
MJCCA Chief Executive Officer

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The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.