Community is in our name, in our mission and in our hearts. Our community is one made up of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds throughout Bergen County and beyond who rely on us for reasons big and small. They look to us to connect with others, to support their health and wellness and experience the joys of a warm and welcoming community center rooted in Jewish values. Your support helps us to meet the growing needs of our community such as:
- Daily, free kosher meals, exercise, music, and life-long learning to seniors including those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as much needed respite and support for their caregivers
- Social, cultural, recreational, and educational experiences in natural community settings with appropriate supports for children, teens and adults with disabilities
- Scholarship assistance for families in need who would otherwise be unable to have access to all the JCC has to offer
- Jewish education and engagement opportunities for all ages
- And much more!
Your gift, no matter how big or small, helps us to shape someone’s story and makes a significant difference in our community. Whether you make a designated gift to a program you are passionate about or make a general contribution to the JCC, we hope you will consider joining the I’m In, Are You? Annual Campaign to ensure that our community can continue to thrive, not only today, but for generations to come.
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and relies heavily on philanthropic support from the community to remain a vital resource to families in Northern New Jersey. Membership dues and program fees only cover a portion of its operating costs.
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