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Our Future

The JCA has continuously ascended as a community, driven by purpose and passion. We are excited to share the future of the Jewish Community Alliance.

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J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Welcome Area

  • Updated and enhanced lobby entrance with state-of-the-art security
  • One entrance in and one way out
  • ADA accessible front desk and checkin area

Chepenik, Markowitz, Movsovitz Lobby

  • Open lobby with vaulted ceilings
  • Convenient registration location to better serve members and guests
  • Offices for our Development and Membership teams

Donziger Media Library

  • Expanded and updated media library

Chepenik, Markowitz, Movsovitz Lobby

  • Art cases leading into new pottery and art studios to showcase work local artists create at the JCA.

Interactive Israel Wall

  • 27-foot interactive Israel Wall with multiple touch screens for a tangible learning experience about Israel featuring information on the advancements and technology.

Chepenik, Markowitz, Movsovitz Lobby

  • Holocaust Torah prominently on display in the lobby
  • Donor recognition and announcement wall
  • New flooring throughout, including in our Vandroff Art Gallery

Setzer Family History of Jewish Jacksonville Display

  • Timeline display of Jewish history and facts from our River City

Pottery and Art Studios

  • New pottery and art studios designed to amplify natural light and stocked with equipment and artist amenities

Updated and Expanded Early Childhood and Youth Area

  • New two-story building, the first floor dedicated to the preschool and second for staff space
  • A new playground for all ages will be installed in the courtyard – for holistic play, allowing imagination and creative minds – stimulating the minds and curiosity of children at all ages

Michele Block Gan Yeladim Preschool & Kindergarten Updates

  • A gross motor room with an indoor play area for preschool children
  • A sensory room to better accommodate children with diverse abilities
  • Two new classrooms for the preschool
  • The Deanna Lissner Teacher Lounge for early childhood teachers

Youth Services Updates

  • Five new rooms, plus tutoring and a common area allowing us to expand our award-winning after-school programs
  • Youth Staff offices
  • Technology room to accommodate new ways of learning

Selevan Family Aquatics Center
home of the Howard and Joy Korman Outdoor Pool 

  • Extending 30 feet from where the outdoor pool is today, the JCA is building a brand new splash park for members of all ages to enjoy
  • Parent viewing area
  • Lifeguard and First Aid station
  • Outdoor pool will now be heated so that it can stay open all year long

Selevan Family Aquatics Center
home of the Richter Family Indoor Pool

  • New pool deck
  • New steps in and out of the pool with improved entry and exit areas
  • Resurfaced pool floor
  • New picturesque ceiling
  • Improved ventilation
  • New indoor/outdoor parent viewing area
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Splash Pad

  • With shade sails, a grassy area and benches – there will be places for families to relax and store their items while they enjoy the new splash pad and updated outdoor pool

Updated Tennis Courts and New Pickleball Courts

  • Resurfaced Har-Tru Clay tennis courts
  • Four new pickleball courts

Fitness and Wellness Updates

  • New wellness wing with expanded locations for our Wellness Partners – Brooks Rehabilitation and Baptist Health Center
  • The Miller Families Fitness & Wellness Center will encompass an expanded and completely redesigned fitness center and wellness area
    • Larger personal training studio
    • New larger Pilates studio
    • Enhanced and expanded group fitness class studio with a stage for instructor
    • Active Fit Wellness Room
    • Outdoor fitness area with equipment, 40-yard stride area – “Eiffel’s Playground” allows athletes to enhance their sports conditioning.
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Locker Rooms Updates

  • Updated and remodeled men/women locker rooms with sauna and steam rooms
  • Five private family locker rooms complete with shower, toilet and sink
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Bessie Setzer Frisch Auditorium Updates

  • Improved fire safety throughout the auditorium and the entire JCA campus.
  • Multiple backstage improvements
  • Lighting updates
  • New ceiling-mounted microphones and updated sound system
  • New stage curtain


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Architectural renderings and designs are subject to updates and changes
throughout the construction of Building Our Future Together.