About Our JCC

We Pride Ourselves on Being the “The Place to Be” For Everyone!

THE SHIMON AND SARA BIRNBAUM JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER is a non-sectarian social service agency located on 14 acres on Talamini Road in Bridgewater. The JCC opened its doors to the community in December 1999 after years of planning and fundraising by a passionate group of local families that were driven to bring a JCC to our tri-county area.

The JCC serves residents of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties with fitness, recreation, social, cultural and educational programming for the entire community.  The JCC is open to all, and is dedicated to creating an environment that is open, safe, understanding and accepting.  We welcome individuals and families of all race, religion, culture, national origin, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, economic status, mental or physical disability and backgrounds to be part of our JCC Family.

The JCC is the central address of our widely spread, diverse Jewish community and serves as coordinator and locale for many community-wide events and for programs of Jewish education & culture. Universal humanistic Jewish values and ethics serve as the foundation for our JCC. The JCC is governed by a Board of Directors that works with JCC Professional Staff to fulfill our mission of providing quality programs and services to meet the needs and wants of the Jewish and general communities.

The JCC facility includes heated indoor and outdoor salt-based pools.  A dome enclosed outdoor pool is available in the off-season for year-round use. The JCC has a newly renovated and expanded fitness center, group fitness studio, spin studio and gymnasium.   We offer more than 70 group fitness classes/week, including the internationally acclaimed Les Mills Fitness Program.


We are a dynamic, welcoming, non-discriminatory organization built on a solid foundation of Jewish values, providing diverse, meaningful programming and support to people of all ages within Somerset, Warren and Hunterdon counties. We strengthen our community and enhance quality of life through education, recreation, fitness, culture, social and family activities and other programs and services.


The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center will provide a wholesome, nondiscriminatory facility with a wide range of services and diverse programming. This Center is committed to preserving, enhancing and strengthening Jewish identity and fellowship and will work to enrich the Jewish community and community-at-large.

We are committed to our Jewish heritage, identity and values and we are proud to be a non-sectarian and diverse center – open to everyone.