About Us

Celebrating 100 years of community!The Bender JCC is a neighborhood – a place to feel comfortable, make new friends and meet up with old friends. It is your place to shmooze, work out, learn a new skill, discuss a book, listen to a concert, see a film and much more.


The Bender JCC embraces and welcomes the diversity of our community and encourages everyone to seek meaning and fulfillment by participating in our rich programming inspired by our Jewish heritage.

We open our doors to everyone, including people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities and sexual orientations, and interfaith couples and families.

Inclusion permeates our Center. Inclusion is belonging.


We will be the heart of our Jewish community, playing a central role in reaching out to build a welcoming, diverse and thriving community that enriches Jewish life for each generation.


We create a welcoming and inclusive environment, connecting the people of our Jewish community with each other, Israel, and the broader community. We inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being through programs of excellence rooted in Jewish values.


People holding hands in a line.Kavod Ha-briot  | Respect for one another
We respect the dignity of every person.

Klal Yisrael | One people
We welcome all Jewish traditions and backgrounds.

Hachnassat Orchim | Welcoming guests
We open our doors to everyone.

Gemilut Chasadim |  Acts of loving kindness
We help those in need through acts of loving kindness.

Tikkun Olam |  Repairing the world
We make the world a better and more just place.

Shmirat Ha-teva | Preserving nature
We respect our environment.

Torah | Jewish Learning
We promote Jewish learning and intellectual enrichment.

Shmirat HaNefesh v’HaGuf |  Preserving ourselves
We promote the well-being and fitness of every person.

Ruach |  Spirit
We infuse spirit and fun into our activities and programs.

Kehilla |  Community
We connect individuals to the community and communities to each other.

Eretz Y’israel | Israel
We connect our community to the people, history, culture & land of Israel.

B’yachad | Working together
We partner with Jewish & secular organizations to build a stronger community.


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