Welcome to the Shames JCC on the Hudson

Our Mission

The Harold and Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson is a welcoming, inclusive gathering place where we enrich the greater community by offering social, recreational, educational and cultural opportunities guided by Jewish values.


What is the JCC?
The JCC is a non-sectarian community center -like a YMCA without the “C” but with a Jewish flair.

Are there people like me at the JCC?
Individuals, couples, and families of all cultures, religions, lifestyles, and abilities are welcome at the JCC.  Our members come from Yonkers, Hastings, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff, Ossining, Elmsford, White Plains, and beyond.  

What do people do at the JCC?
At the JCC, people socialize, take classes, exercise, learn and grow. From toddler drop off to swimming to active retirement groups, there is something for everyone. 

  • Our preschool, afterschool child care, enrichment classes, vacation break programs and summer day camps engage children 1-16 years. 
  • Teens socialize, take test prep, and participate in training programs for fun and credit. 
  • Adults of all ages enjoy working out in our aquatics and fitness center, attending classes, parenting groups, lectures, films, discussion groups, and trips. 
  • Individuals with special needs enjoy camaraderie and develop social skills in both self-contained and inclusive programs.
  • Our on-site social worker is available to anyone in need of an ear, makes referrals, and helps connect those with similar situations for networking and emotional support.

How do I get started?

  • Call Membership at 914. 847.9000 


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