Reopening Details

Dear Levite Jewish Community Center Members:

We are so excited to welcome you back into our facility on Monday, June 1! While our entire community works to navigate life during a pandemic, we have consulted with some of the top epidemiologists to perfect our “Responsible Reopening” plan, which is outlined below. 

In this plan are important steps and procedures that we will require our members to follow in order to use our services. Much of what is a part of our “Responsible Reopening” plan has been mandated by the State of Alabama, the Jefferson County Department of Health and the City of Birmingham. We hope that you take comfort in knowing that ALL of what we have implemented is listed under the Best/Better Practices of the Center for Disease Control guidelines.

I also want to assure you that while we are requiring our members to follow specific procedures, our staff will be following stringent guidelines as well (below is an overview of member expectations and staff expectations). Additionally, there is so much that is unknown about COVID-19, which means our policies and procedures may change as new information about the virus emerges.

Our promise to you is to communicate, communicate, communicate! We know there is a lot of information being sent out everywhere to everyone and it may seem like the J is over-communicating, but we want to be sure you have all the information you need to fully enjoy and use your membership!

Speaking of membership, as we mentioned in previous correspondence, while we’ve had a significant number of inquiries regarding new membership, we are not accepting any new J-Classic, J-Plus or J-Elite memberships at this time. This is so that our current members — who have supported us during this trying time — are able to have priority access to the facility, given new capacity guidelines. Because you are receiving this as a current member, we want you to know that if you need to adjust your membership tier, you can do so by reaching out to our LJCC Membership Department at for help.

Thank you for all your support. We are so grateful to have such wonderful members like you!


Samantha Dubrinsky

LJCC Executive Director