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Did you know?

On May 9, 1941, the German submarine U-110 is captured by the British Royal Navy. On board is the latest Enigma machine which Allied cryptographers later use to break coded German messages. On May 9, 1974, formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon began. And on May 9, 1874, archaeologist Howard Carter, best known for his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, was born.


Camp, Youth and Teens

MACC Art Camp

Not Yet Registered for Camp?

Camp season is right around the corner and we don’t want your child to miss out on the summer of a lifetime! From some day time fun with Camp Shai and Shai Sports, to honing their artistic side with our MACC academies, or escaping to the mountains for a summer with Ranch Camp, the J has something for every child.

Space is filling up faster each week the closer we get to summer, so be sure to sign up today!

Learn about all our camp options here.

Camp Shai Futsal

Have You Heard of Futsal?

Futsal, like indoor soccer, is a fast-paced, fun sport that offers a great opportunity for campers to develop soccer skills all year-round regardless of weather.

Played using a smaller and slightly heavier ball, on the gymnasium courts using smaller goals and field sizes, Futsal gives athletes a chance to develop footwork and passing skills as well as moving the ball down the pitch with control.

If your camper feels the need for speed and likes soccer, this is the sport for them! Skills are easily transferable to other sports.

Learn more about Futsal, and our other Shai Sports offerings here.

Community Engagement


Volunteers Needed

The Walk for Israel and Celebrate Family Festival needs your help!

More than 70 volunteers, ages 13 – 99, are needed to ensure the success of this year’s event. The event will be held from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at the DCPA Sculpture Park in downtown Denver.

Register here to volunteer.

Auschvitz Birkenau

Surviving the Holocaust

A Conversation with Jack Welner

In 1940, Nazis took a slum area of Poland’s second largest city, Lodz, and surrounded it with barbed wire and forced 160,000 Jews inside.

Jack and his family, were locked inside the prison-like Lodz Ghetto. They all believed they were going to Germany to work, because that is what the soldiers told them. Suddenly they found themselves in Auschwitz, a Jewish concentration camp.

Join Jack as he tells his remarkable story of survival. This event is free.

To attend, or for more information, please contact Suzi Malman at 303.316.6358.

Family Life


Happy Mother’s Day!

From all of us at The J, we would like to wish those who celebrated yesterday a very wonderful and happy Mother’s Day!

“No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.”

~Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Family Programs Mini Camp

Mini Camp

No preschool May 31 – June 4

With preschool out, there is no better way for your child to spend the week than at MINI CAMP for four days of fun in the sun, for kids, ages 2 – 5.

Themes include:
Super Spys, Backyard Fun, Splish Splash and Space Adventures.

Full-day and Half-day options available:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm or 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.

All participants must be potty-trained.

For more information contact Jill Katchen at jkatchen@jccdenver.org or 303.316.6336.

Spots are limited, so register now by contacting Justin Pierce at jpierce@jccdenver.org.


JCC Denver Gym

Gym Schedules Now Available!

Ever come to the J hoping to use the gym and realize it’s in use and your whole workout routine is ruined? After listening to your feedback and realizing this has been an issue, we created a gym schedule so our members know when the gym is available for open use or reserved for scheduled events or leagues.

Printed schedules are available for pickup at the Fitness Desk or in front of the locker rooms. Or, download a digital version on our website.