ALERT

COVID-19 Update

The LJCC is closed to members and the public at this time. However, the building is still open for volunteers and those using the limited services still being offered including Operation Cares: Camp and Operation Cares: Kitchen. LJCC lobby will be open for donations between the hours of 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM until further notice

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About Us

COVID-19 Update

Keeping up with the J!

Check out our at-home activities page to help keep busy!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the J! We will be sharing workout videos, ways to learn new skills, children’s content from our ECLC teachers and our Athletic Director, and so much more!

Join us for Operation Cares: Child Care. Children of essential workers are welcome to enjoy a day of camp filled with sports, games, crafts, movies and more!

Operation Cares is open exclusively to children of essential workers, as defined by Jefferson County Department of Health. Verification of parent essential employment is required. Essential worker guidelines are available at www.jcdh.org.

Hours

Monday – Friday: 7 AM – 4 PM

Registration

*Space is limited

Ages 6 week – 4 yrs:

Contact Barbara Traweek at

205-510-9011

Ages 5 – 12 yrs:

Register online here.

Contact Kirsten Robinson for questions.

Pricing

Ages 6 week – 4 yrs: $50/day

$238/week

Ages 5 – 12 yrs: $30/day

$140/week

*Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Register for Operation Cares: Camp

Medical Form for Campers

 

The LJCC is honored to be working with the City of Birmingham to provide Operation Care Kitchen and Operation Care Camp. Volunteers are needed to provide these services.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Ages 65 and below
  • Must not be part of any vulnerable population as defined by the CDC

Donations Needed

In addition to volunteers, donations of food and plastic/paper products are needed. If you are able to donate supplies, or would rather donate money so we can purchase supplies please contact Maureen Scardino.

Food Donations

Volunteers Sign-ups

Financial Donations

*Use drop down to select “2020 state of Emergency”

Staying strong and healthy is a great way to keep our immune systems strong and healthy. Therefore we have worked with our partners at Les Mills and are providing LJCC members with an at-home fitness option. These include HIIT, Les Mills favorites like BodyPump, mindfulness exercises, and more!

Les Mills Workouts

*If you are feeling ill or have been diagnosed by a physician it is important to rest. Listen to your body!

Be sure to stay up to date on what’s happening in Birmingham as well as what is happening within the Birmingham Jewish Community.

Thank you to the Birmingham Jewish Federation for providing us with a cohesive schedule of virtual happenings.

The importance of a strong and vibrant Jewish community has never been clearer than it is today. The Birmingham Jewish Federation, in collaboration with Collat Jewish Family Services, Levite Jewish Community Center, N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, the Birmingham Jewish Foundation, and all area synagogues, are proud to play a role in safeguarding the most vulnerable among us, and to help coordinate and communicate the efforts of our community partners.

In response to the current crisis, the BJF have created the Birmingham Jewish Federation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support our agency partners, Israel and the broader Birmingham Community.

Once you follow the link below, you can determine where your funds are donated. 100% of all contributions will directly support those impacted by the pandemic, and/or programs providing critical community services.

Donate here

COVID-19 Updates

Effective Monday, March 16 Cohn ECLC will be closed until further notice. LJCC Staff is working to clean all classrooms and will be working to provide online material for our students and families soon.

Additionally Spring soccer is postponed until March 30 pending future decisions.

The Fitness Floor is closed until further notice. Please check out our online workouts provided by Les Mills.

With much deliberation, and in consultation with infectious disease specialists and our national organization JCC Association of North America, we have made the decision to cancel all group fitness classes as of Sunday, March 15. However, we are going to provide you with opportunities to do at home workouts through our Facebook page. In addition, our programming is canceled until further notice. We will be in touch with our members and community about more opportunities to engage with the LJCC virtually.

For sanitary purposes, we will be suspending the towel service on Sunday. We have also suspended our coffee service for similar reasons. Please bring your own towel if you would like one.

For now, we are still hosting Camp LJCC’s Spring Break camp, youth sports and tennis and will communicate with members as changes happen. Our Cohn Early Childhood Center will continue as well.

We are continuously assessing the implications of delaying, postponing, and/or cancelling various activities at the JCC. These decisions are difficult and complicated. We pride ourselves on being a safe and welcoming place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather, connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow together.

As of today, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at the Levite Jewish Community Center and our actions now are precautionary. We encourage our members to practice social distancing and limit exposure to vulnerable populations and large groups. We are following the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization’s recommendations because we are committed to being part of the solution and keeping our community, our members, and our staff safe and healthy.

Please alert me if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been at the LJCC in the last week. Please also let me know if you have come in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been at the LJCC in the last week.

This situation is changing rapidly and we urge you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time and we hope to be able to provide our full range of services for a healthy and well community soon.

As the Jewish people have done for thousands of years, we will bond together during this difficult time. We will lift each other up, and be a source of light in the face of darkness. To all those who are ill we wish a refuah shlema, speedy recovery.

Shabbat Shalom,

Samantha Dubrinsky
LJCC Executive Director

To our Levite Jewish Community Center Members:

 

As always, our highest priority is the health and safety of our members, community, and staff. The Levite Jewish Community Center in coordination with the JCC Association of North America and consultation with infectious disease specialists, have continued to monitor the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

We are continuously assessing the implications of delaying, postponing, and/or cancelling various programs and activities at the LJCC. These decisions are difficult and complicated. We pride ourselves on being a safe and welcoming place to people of all faiths, ages, and backgrounds and, additionally, recognize our role in helping lead the effort to limit the potential spread of this virus.

 

Other communities have shown success in limiting the potential spread of the virus by social distancing, specifically, limiting large gatherings. We are committed to learning from others and doing our part locally.

 

As a result, the LJCC will be canceling the following activities and programs:

 

  • Character Breakfast
  • Theatre LJCC Presents: Charlotte’s Web (both Saturday and Sunday performances)
  • Senior Adult Fitness Classes (until further notice)
  • Color Run 

 

We ask for your patience and understanding as we determine what, if any, additional programs and activities will be cancelled or postponed to a new date.

 

We are hopeful that by taking swift and direct action we can help keep our community healthy and safe. We will continue to evaluate programming daily. As such, decisions can change rapidly, and we urge you to continue checking back with us. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the timeliest updates on program cancellations.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

 

Sincerely,

Samantha Dubrinsky

LJCC Executive Director

 

To Our Levite Jewish Community Center Community,

 

As events are being canceled and organizations are closing because of the threat of the novel coronavirus, the LJCC, in consultation with Dr. Billy Lapidus (an infectious disease specialist) and the JCC Association of North America (the LJCC’s national organization), has been evaluating our protocols.

 

Dr. Lapidus has spoken with us and reviewed our efforts to keep our membership safe and assured us that, at this moment in time, we are doing the right thing. The LJCC will continue business as usual for the time being and adhere to the measures listed below.

 

We will reevaluate, in coordination with Dr. Lapidus and JCC Association, if there are  confirmed cases in Alabama.

In the meantime, we have taken a number of extra measures to help everyone stay healthy and minimize the spread of transmissible diseases:

 

  • We have asked our janitorial crew to disinfect door knobs, light switches and other surfaces daily.
  • We have further amplified incorporating good hygiene practices into our youth and preschool programs.
  • We are adding additional hand sanitizer stations around the building.
  • We have posters from the CDC reminding our participants to maintain safe hygiene practices.

 

It is very important that we all:

 

  • Stay home when you are sick, especially if you have experienced a fever or flu-like symptoms.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or a flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Make use of the hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
  • Throw used tissues into a bin immediately after use.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Try to avoid touching your face, nose, and mouth.
  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions should take extra precautions to protect your health.

Again, part of our mission is to create a healthy community. Please help us by following best practices.

Thank you,

To Our Levite Jewish Community Center Community,

We have been closely tracking new developments around COVID-19 and following updates from the State and County departments of public health in addition to private briefings by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are assessing the situation daily, and are prepared to make changes should the situation evolve. In the meantime, we have taken a number of extra measures to help everyone stay healthy and minimize the spread of transmissible diseases:

 

  • We have asked our janitorial crew to disinfect door knobs, light switches and other surfaces daily.
  • We will further amplify incorporating good hygiene practices into our youth and preschool programs.
  • We are adding additional hand sanitizer stations around the building.
  • We have posters from the CDC reminding our participants to maintain safe hygiene practices.

 

As a reminder, it is very important that we all:

 

  • Stay home when you are sick, especially if you have experienced a fever or flu-like symptoms.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or a flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Make use of the hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
  • Throw used tissues into a bin immediately after use.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Try to avoid touching your face, nose, and mouth.

 

The public health department advises against any non-essential travel, and that anyone who has traveled to an area where coronavirus is active, or who has been exposed to anyone with coronavirus, should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Part of our mission is to create a healthy community. Please help us by following best practices.

Thank you,

Samantha Dubrinsky

LJCC Executive Director