General Information

Hours

Facility Hours

MONDAY – THURSDAY
5:45 AM – 9:00 PM
FRIDAY
5:45 AM- 6:00 PM

SATURDAY
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SUNDAY
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Welcome Center Hours

MONDAY – THURSDAY
8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

FRIDAY
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

SATURDAY
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SUNDAY
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Holidays Hours & Closings

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24

  • 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25

  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31

  • 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

  • Closed for New Year’s Day

MONDAY, JANUARY 2

  • Building hours: 5:45 AM – 9:00 PM (regular hours)
  • Business Office Closed.

Code of Conduct

All participants should recognize that the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center is dedicated to the welfare of all participants. In order to maintain a comfortable and safe environment, the management of the JCC asks that all of the participants at this facility:

Refrain from the use of foul language, abusive actions or inappropriate behavior.
Recognize that sportsmanlike conduct, fair play and a cooperative attitude govern behavior at all times.
The J reserves the right to suspend membership privileges, without refund, of any member who:
Aids in the unauthorized entrance of non-members.
Becomes physically or verbally abusive to other members or staff.
Disregards posted rules and regulations.

Policies

Aquatics and Gymnasium Youth Policies

  • Children ages 13 and older who are JCC members may enjoy the pool or gymnasium without direct adult supervision.
  • All children ages 12 and younger must be directly supervised by an individual age 17 or older.
  • Children 12 or younger must pass a swim test in order to swim in the deep end of the pool. Any child that cannot pass the deep-water test MUST have an individual age 17 or older in the water within 25 feet of their child at all times.
  • Children wearing or using any type of flotation device (puddle jumper, bubbles, belts, noodles, etc.) are not permitted in the deep end of the pool.
  • Lap lanes are available for swimmers who are AGE 13 or older, unless on the Bridgewater Tide Swim Team. These lanes are reserved for lap swim purposes only. Swimmers must be able to keep the pace of the lane.

Pool Rules

  • Any person showing evidence of skin disease, sore or inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharges or any communicable disease shall be refused admission.
  • Persons with excessive sunburn, open blisters cuts or bandages shall be refused admission.
  • No dogs, except Seeing Eye dogs or other animals, shall be allowed in the pool, spa area, dressing rooms, or other parts of the enclosure.
  • No food or drink permitted in the pool area. This includes gum chewing.
  • All persons shall shower before entering the water.
  • Expectoration, roughness, rowdiness or other conduct affecting the safety
    and comfort of others shall not be permitted.
  • Indoor bathing shall be prohibited during an electrical storm. The pool will reopen 30 minutes after the storm.
  • Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall be prohibited from entering the water.
  • No smoking is permitted in the pool area.
  • Swimmers must obey the lifeguards’ instructions.
  • No diving is permitted unless under direct supervision.

 

  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers under their bathing suit. Disposable diapers are not allowed in the pool.
  • Toys and floating devices permitted at the discretion of the Aquatic staff to ensure a safe environment. Equipment for general member use (bubbles, barbells, kickboards, noodles) is located outside of the Aquatics office.
  • Running in the pool area is prohibited.
  • Lap lanes are for lap swimming only.
  • Proper swim attire is required.
  • All hair shoulder length or longer must be tied back or a swim cap must be worn.
  • The JCC is not responsible for the loss or theft of any personal belongings.
  • During fire alarms all persons must exit the building, no one is allowed back into locker rooms.

Fitness Center Rules

  • Be considerate with your time on the equipment and return and wipe all equipment after use with disinfectant wipes provided.
  • Be courteous of general phone usage and take phone calls to the lobby or hallway, unless an immediate emergency.
  • The JCC is not responsible for the damage, loss or theft of any personal belongings.
  • For safety reasons, our Group Fitness and Spin Studios are for group fitness classes only.
  • Only authorized JCC Personal Trainers are permitted to provide personal training. Personal training by another member is not allowed, whether for payment or not. If we find someone providing unauthorized personal training, our staff will investigate and you and the trainer may be expelled or suspended.

 

  • Members 16 years and older are permitted to use the Fitness Center, Cardio Studio, and Functional Training areas without parent/guardian supervision. They are allowed one guest, 16 years and older.
  • Members 12 to 15 years old must complete 2 Jr. Weight Training Orientation sessions to work out in the Fitness Center, Cardio Studio, and Functional Training areas, both with or without parent/guardian supervision. Details and Registration Form at the Front Welcome Desk.
  • Members under 12 years old are NOT permitted in the Fitness Center, Cardio Studio, or Functional Training areas. Exception for members 10 to 15 years old who participate in JCC Dryland.
  • Proper exercise/athletic attire is required, i.e., Sneakers, shirts, tank tops, other sports tops, shorts, other pant attire must be worn to work out and may not be removed during exercise, unless due to a medical condition. No sandals, flip flops, open toed shoes, bathing suits are permitted, unless due to a medical condition. Additional attire allowed for religious reasons.

JCC Locker Room Policy

  • Children 2 and younger are allowed in the Adult locker rooms with a guardian.
  • Children 3-17 are allowed in the Adult locker rooms under the supervision of the same gender identifying guardian 18 years and older.
  • Children 17 and younger, unaccompanied by an adult guardian, and children on teams, should use the auxiliary locker rooms.
  • The All Gender/Family Changing Rooms located on the pool deck and in the hallway are available for anyone’s use.
  • Children 13-17 may use the Sauna and Steam Room with adult supervision.
  • The Sauna and Steam Room are NOT to be used as changing areas.
  • Eating is prohibited in locker rooms. Please help us keep our locker rooms clean.

Valuables

The JCC is not responsible for lost or stolen articles in the Locker Rooms, Fitness Center, Gym, Pool, etc.  Use the “Valuable Lockers” right outside the Fitness Center Door to ensure the safety of small personal items. For larger personal items, please bring a ‘lock’ to secure your belonging in Locker Rooms. Locks must be removed after each use to allow other members to use the lockers, except for Patrons and Benefactors with “ Reserved” Lockers.

Kashruth Policies

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC is committed to the inclusion of the entire Jewish community.  Our Kashruth Policy is designed to be respectful of the rules of Kashruth within the context and limitations of our local community. Our policy is to adhere to the following guidelines.

  • All food that, by its very nature, cannot be kosher, such as pork products, shellfish, or other specifically forbidden foods may not be brought into the JCC or served at an event at the JCC.
  • Within a meal, meat and dairy products may not be mixed or served at the same time.
  • Food served by the JCC at all SSBJCC programs and meetings on site, shall be either dairy, meat (kosher) or parve (containing neither meat nor dairy).
  • Food served at all SSBJCC programs and meetings off-site shall be either dairy, meat or parve.
  • Outside caterers or private functions such as birthday parties, or room rentals can either serve dairy, meat or parve. Pork or shellfish products are prohibited.
  • Events held on our campus, but outside, may have both meat and dairy vendors available and is then up to the individual to choose.
  • As a courtesy to the wide variety of Jewish practices, members and guests can bring food into the JCC for their own consumption, excluding shellfish and pork products.

Ours is a kosher-style policy. We do not require that all food products or ingredients be certified as Kosher (hekshered), nor do we require kashering of the kitchen, dishes, or utensils.