Membership Benefits & Services

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  • State-of-the-art Fitness Centers
  • Indoor/Outdoor Aquatics Center in season
  • Indoor Track
  • Full Court Basketball Court
  • Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Robust complimentary Group Exercise classes including cycling, barre, Zumba, HIIT, Yoga, and more, offered indoors and outdoors weather permitting.
  • Access to infant, toddler, and school-age programming in sports, karate, athletics, and arts
  • Luxurious spa center
  • Renowned Early Childhood Center, Day Camps, Music, Drama and Dance Schools

For more information please contact

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.

Click/tap here for instructions on how to get started


Couples, parents and children up to the age of 25 who live at home

Unmarried parent and children up to the age of 25 who live at home

Individuals, ages 12 and/or in grade 6 through age 18

Individuals, ages 19-30

Individuals, ages 31+

Couples, ages 72 and older

Individuals, ages 72 and older

The JCC is a nonprofit organization which serves the entire community and cannot provide the vast scope of programs and services through membership dues and program fees alone. Contributory members make a significant impact on the Center and in the lives of those in our community by helping the JCC provide scholarships, social service programs, special programs for senior citizens and those with special needs.

Benefactors help to provide scholarship and social service programs, program enhancements and expansions, and meet the needs of a growing and changing marketplace.

In recognition of the high level of commitment that benefactors make, the JCC extends them the following benefits:

  • Family membership
  • 2 Seiden Wellness Center Packages
  • $500 worth of group classes for the family
  • 50% discount on most other classes
  • Priority registration

Patrons support scholarship and social service programs. Patrons are also entitled to priority registration for all classes and two free tickets to all JCC events (excluding fundraisers).

Sustainers help support scholarship and social service programs.

Health and Recreation Center Gift Cards*
When you give an HRC gift card you give the gift of health! Purchase gift cards in any denomination for personal services such as Spa, nutrition consultations, special packages, athletic or aquatics classes, or fee-based group ex classes. All gift cards must be redeemed at time of service or upon registration. Cards expire one year from time of purchase and may only be used for programs and services provided by the Health and Recreation Department. Cards may be purchased at Courtesy, Sadinoff Fitness Center or Seiden Wellness Center desks.
*Some exclusions apply; cards are non-transferable.

Payment Information for New Members
Membership at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is an annual membership based on a twelve-month commitment when you join, renewing after the first year on your anniversary date and every year after on September 1. Payments may be made in full via check or credit card for the entire amount each year. Alternatively, those electing to pay monthly via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or credit card will be charged August through July on an annual basis. The Board of Directors may elect to change the annual dues effective September 1 of each year, thus affecting the rate and/or processing fee for automatic one time or monthly payments.

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/tap here for our financial assistance application.
If you have special circumstances or would like further information please call membership at 201-408-1442.

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

  • Failure to follow proper safety precautions and practices
  • Damage or destruction of JCC property
  • Theft
  • 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

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a participating agency 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 201.408.1442.