About the J
The David Posnack Jewish Community Center is located in the heart of southwest Broward County. Here at the "J", we are dedicated to making a difference in peoples' lives on a daily basis. From infant to senior, year round, the "J" is a place that offers endless possibilities for you and your family to grow. You can choose from a wide variety of programs, services and amenities that will enhance your sense of community, culture, education, enrichment, fitness and so much more.
If you're looking for sports and recreational activities, you can enjoy any of our amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, aquatics, basketball, tennis, racquetball/handball, dance, yoga, indoor running/walking track, martial arts, batting cages, personal and group training and so much more. If you're looking for cultural arts and education, attend any of our annual special events such as the Diane & Barry Wilen Jewish Book Festival, Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Music Festival. And if you have little ones in your family, our Susan and Saul Singer Early Childhood Learning Center is a Gold Seal Award recipient for the highest quality in childcare programs. You can feel confident that your child will thrive and learn in a safe and loving environment.
We welcome people of all ages, faiths and cultures to join our center.
Ask us how you can become a member today! Schedule a tour.
A Message from the Board Chair
What is your perception of the David Posnack JCC? Is it one of the best fitness facilities in Broward County? Is it home to diverse award-winning preschool and summer camp programs? Is it THE place for kids to work and play after school? The answer is: “ALL OF THE ABOVE and MUCH MORE!” While it would be easy to rest on our laurels during 2017, that simply is NOT going to happen. During 2017, DPJCC management and staff will be: (1) Launching Giborim U (2) Remodeling and upgrading our fitness facilities (3) Hopefully, raising enough dollars to build a splash pad.
With the J’s special needs camp, Giborim, celebrating 27 years of “awesomeness,” many of the campers have “aged out” of the program, but still want to participate and learn new skills. Thanks to the energy, vision and hard work of DPJCC CEO Scott Ehrlich, chairpersons Diane Wilen and Beth Allen, Giborim Camp Director Scott Dermer and their tireless committee, I am proud to announce the “launching” of Giborim U on Sunday, February 5 at the J. Giborim U is an all-encompassing program for children and teens, ages 6-17 and adults, ages 18 and up with a variety of special needs. It will offer courses in fitness, the arts, sports, recreation, life skills and health and wellness. To attend Giborim U, applicants must meet requirements determined by a completed intake process. Financial aid also is available to those who qualify. The spring session begins February 12 and runs through May 21. For information call 954-434-0499, ext. 347.
With all that is new and exciting going on at the J, and all that we hope to do, raising funds is at the top of our list. You may help us achieve our goals through a new JCC philanthropy program called JPillars. Through a one-time yearly ask you can allocate your contribution to programs, scholarship funds and/or services and receive wonderful benefits for your generosity. Your donation may help fund a new splash pad, Giborim U, our annual Gala, cultural arts and more. JPillars information is listed on page 39 of this guide.
I am so energized for all that we have planned for 2017, especially our upcoming Gala, “the party of the century,” on February 11. We invite you all to attend – no need to dress up – it’s boardwalk chic!
With warmest regards,