Jewish Community Center In Bridgewater, Receives Grant From Investors Foundation

Bridgewater, NJ — The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center has received a grant from the Investors Foundation to help aid funding for PPE supplies.  This grant will help further the JCC’s mission of providing a safe environment for the local community.  The grant will be used to purchase face masks, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer and more to be used throughout the JCC including in the JCC Fitness facilities, for the J-Cares Special Needs program, The JCC Blaustein Early Childhood Center and JCC Camp Ruach.

According to Laura Friedman, JCC Executive Director, “We are so appreciative to have received this grant from Investors Foundation. This grant will help offset the cost of purchasing PPE supplies for our Center, and is critical in providing a safe environment for our members and the community.”

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.  Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing.  The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its neighbors and communities across the bank’s footprint.  For more information, please visit

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center is a social service agency that serves residents of all ages residing in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, providing fitness, recreational, social, cultural and educational programs for the entire community.  The state-of-the-art facility includes an indoor salt based heated pool (with ramp access), outdoor salt based heated pool with dome enclosure during the off season, gymnasium, fitness center, group fitness studios, and indoor and outdoor functional training areas. The JCC offers Personal Training, and group fitness classes, including Les Mills classes. The JCC offers a wide variety of adult educational and cultural programs including lectures, film series and trips. The JCC Blaustein Early Childhood Center provides childcare for ages 6 weeks through full day Kindergarten and the J-Crew After School Program is open to children in Grades K-6.  JCC Camp Ruach is the JCC’s summer day camp for children ages two years through 9th Grade. The JCC offers a variety of special needs programs including the J-Zone Respite Program for children ages 5-16, J-Cares Adult Intern Program, J-Connects Social Programs for Adults, Adaptive Aquatics Skills Program and the Rising Tide Special Olympics Swim Team.  The JCC is home to the Bridgewater Tide Swim Team and Summer Swim Club, featuring The Amy & Seth Geldzahler ADA compliant Splash Page. For additional information, visit the JCC website at