The “heart” of the new building is a floor-to-ceiling glass entrance with a gathering area that leads to a central feature of the building: “the street.”
The “soul” will include a large auditorium space that will house the JCC’s theatre program and will allow for large and small functions alike. The “soul” will also serve as the home for the JCC’s senior programming and JPlay. Also, this space will house the kitchen, co-working spaces and a café.
The “body” of the new JCC will provide programming for all ages and include an indoor aquatics center with 6-lane, 25-yard lap pool, recreation pool with slide and a zero-depth entry pool with spray features. The “body” also includes a state-of-the-art fitness center that includes a multi-use gym space with a full indoor basketball court, an indoor half-court, two group exercise rooms, a functional training room, a cycle studio and an elevated running track that will be larger than the current one.
The “mind” is the Jewish Education Wing that will house the Early Learning Center (ELC), LBSY and other enrichment programming. A defining feature of the “mind” is the “natural play” courtyard that is surrounded by 12 classrooms. The additional classroom spaces, beyond the current JCC’s capacity, will allow for more young families and children to be part of the ELC experience. The ELC will also have a private entrance.