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Our Membership Options

JCC Membership Categories

A family membership includes you, your spouse, and your children under the age of 26.
An adult membership is available for individuals and couples ages 18-69.
A senior membership is available for individuals and couples ages 70+.
A teen membership is available for individuals ages 11-17.

Embark on a journey of wellness and community with JCC membership, providing access to premier fitness facilities, diverse classes, and engaging events tailored to enrich your life and foster lasting connections.


Seiden Wellness Center Membership Upgrade

The Seiden Wellness Center Membership Upgrade offers adults-only access to premium amenities and top-of-the-line equipment in a personalized and exclusive setting.

Summer Membership

The Summer JCC Membership offers flexible options for families and individuals, allowing membership durations ranging from 1 to 4 months. Enjoy access to our facilities and programs during the summer months with this convenient and versatile membership package.

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Upgrade to the Seiden Experience

The Seiden Wellness Center is a premium membership add-on, featuring top-of-the-line equipment in a more intimate, personalized atmosphere.

State-of-the-art gym facilities at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.

Exclusive for Members

See Our Full Calendar

Welcome May

Wed, May 1 – Fri, May 31
Don’t miss out on the May festivities! Check out our event calendar, mark your favorites, and make the most of your membership. Because at Kaplen JCC, every day is a celebration of community, connection, and YOU!

Membership Open House

Sun, June 2
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
TOUR our sprawling facilities, ASK all the questions, and SEE for yourself how a membership at the J can help you Discover Your Passion.

Make a Splash this Summer @ the J

Sun, June 23
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for a summer of fun at the pool! Enjoy themed events from June to August, including a kickoff party, patriotic picnic, pirate adventure, flamingo day, and an end-of-summer bash. Bring the whole family and make unforgettable memories!

Discover Your Passion

Mon, April 1 – Sat, August 31
Discover Your Passion at the J – Join Today and see how your JCC membership can provide exclusive member-only discounts and help you uncover your passions like never before!

JCC Outdoor Playground

Fri, March 1 – Thu, October 31
Join us for exclusive playtime, where play and laughter create cherished family moments in a community atmosphere. It’s your special place for fun, reserved just for JCC members and their little ones!


Ages3 mo – 6 years
Babysitting is Back @ the J! The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is happy to offer FREE babysitting services to give our members the freedom to work out or take a class knowing that their children are in a safe and nurturing environment.

Tumble Room

Mon, January 1 – January 1, 2025
The Tumble Room is more than just a play area – it’s a canvas for imagination!

Kidz Kourt

Mon, January 1 – January 1, 2025
2-6 Year Olds Welcome! Activities Include: Mats, Blocks, Toys, &  Lots of Fun!

The J is a wonderful place to exercise, meet new friends and enjoy your family!

Judy Mouldovan

Amazing facilities. Tons of things to be involved with. A very nice community.

Andrea Cancro

The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and always avaliable to assist with you needs. The facilities are amazing and very clean. And, I love being able to workout and eat all in one place. Thanks JCC!

Mitchelle Foont

All the assistance you get. How well maintained the facility is. Plus all the different activities that are offered.

Helene Birk

A very friendly and supportive environment to work out at the gym and to work with a super knowledgeable personal trainer. Also the music school offers lots of good concerts!

Brian Park

I’ve been a member for decades and love the JCC, a place for EVERYONE to enjoy exercising, classes, nursery school, music school, summer fun and so much more.

Rella Feldman

Great programming for the kids, wonderful facilities and friendly, responsive staff!

Jamie Hirsch

Members in good standing may download and use the JCCOTP App to create an account for each individual in the membership household to schedule all visits to the JCC health & wellness facilities, book spaces in group exercise classes and personal and Pilates training.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payment information for new members

Membership at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades does not require an annual commitment. It can be paid monthly on a perpetual basis or in full with automatic renewal each fiscal year. The Board of Directors may elect to change the annual dues effective July 1 of each year. Members will be informed of any rate change. If you have any questions regarding payments, please email membership at

Financial Assistance

No one is ever denied membership because of an inability to pay membership dues. If you have special circumstances, please call the Membership Director and request a confidential interview.

Click here to apply for financial assistance.

If you have special circumstances or would like further information please call membership at 201-408-1445.

What is the JCC’s Guest Pass Policy

Day Guest Passes

  • Members may bring up to 1 individual or 1 family per visit 
  • Guests are only permitted a maximum of 3 visits to the JCC per 365 day period
  • All guests must sign in when purchasing a guest pass with each visit
  • First time guests should arrive 10-15 min early to be entered into our system
  • Guests 15+ must provide a valid driver’s license, state issued ID, or school ID 
  • Guests under the age of 11 must have adult (18+) supervision entire time they are in the facility
  • Does not apply to pickleball drop in fee
  • Members should include guests in advanced reservations to ensure availability where applicable
  • Guest must be with member to purchase a guest pass
  • **Some exclusions apply


Adult -$25
Youth/Teen (4 – 17 years) – $15 
0 – 3 years old – Free 
Seiden Wellness Center- $36 
Family-  $65

Sundays May 31-September 2
Adult – $30
Youth/Teen – $15
0 – 3 years old – Free
Family – $75

Short-Term Guest Passes

(Short term = one week, two weeks or three weeks)

  1. Must show proof of address
  2. Out-of-town individuals and/or families from more than 100 miles
  3. Can’t be discounted
  4. Over 3 weeks would require purchasing FULL monthly membership.
  5. These weeks are consecutive meaning that if you purchase two weeks it is 14 consecutive days. Use it or Lose it.
  6. Does not apply to pickleball drop in fee
  7. Payment receive in advance for any specific date will be subject to ONLY that date. NO SHOWS – NO REFUNDS
  8. **Some exclusions apply


One week- $125
Two weeks-$190
Three weeks $250

One week-$75
Two week-$100
Three week-$150

Terms & Conditions

The JCC reserves the right to cancel membership or terminate a member’s participation in a program without refund for any reason including:

  • Damage or destruction of JCC property
  • Theft
  • Failure to follow proper safety precautions and practices
  • Inappropriate behavior
  • Fighting
  • Failure to pay membership fees
  • Harassment of other participants, members or staff
  • Physical or verbal abuse, or use of profanity
  • Failure to follow policies set by the JCC
  • Using our facility to conduct private business
  • Outside trainers or coaches whether in person or virtual are not allowed at the JCC

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a participating agengy of the JCC Association, the umbrella organization for the JCC Movement, which includes more than 350 JCCs, YM-YWHAs and camp sites in the US and Canada. JCCA offers a wide range of services and resources and is the only U.S. government accredited agency serving our Jewish military personnel.

To contact the membership office please call 201-408-1445.

Reactivate your Membership

Ready to come back to the J? You won’t be alone. It’s now easy to come and go as you choose. Click below and we will see you soon!

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Membership Hold

Please fill out the below membership hold form to place your membership account on hold.

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  • Membership holds are for a period of two months, with a maximum of two holds within a twelve-month period.
  • There is no fee to put your membership on hold. Payments will stop after your signed hold form is received and payments will begin again on the membership start date requested below.

Questions?  Contact membership at | 201.408.1445

We hope to see you at the J soon!


Our memberships are continuous. 

Members are required to give thirty days written notice when cancelling your membership. When you are ready to cancel your membership, please fill this out 30 days in advance: 

Please click here.

Once it is received, your membership will be cancelled 30 days from that date. 

Should you wish to restart your membership, there will be a $25 fee to reinstate your membership. 

Service Animals

We welcome members, program participants, and guests with disabilities who are accompanied by a trained service animal, in accordance with the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, “a service animal has been individually trained to work or perform tasks for assisting a person with a disability.” Pets, comfort animals, emotional support or therapy animals do not qualify as service animals under the LAD and ADA.

Please ensure your service animal is marked as such or see the security officers or the front desk staff to receive a pass to the building.