SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The JCC of Central NJ will be closed as of Saturday, March 14, for at least 14 days, according to a letter from Mike Goldstein, Executive Director, and Stefani Klaskow, President,  posted on the JCC's Facebook page.

Dear JCC community,

With heavy hearts, as we communicated earlier today, we are announcing that the JCC will follow the direction of our local Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district which announced an indefinite closure today.

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Therefore, in the interest of public health, the JCC will close all programs and building access for a period of at least 14 days beginning tomorrow, Saturday, March 14.

We will continue to keep a close watch on this situation, and continue to communicate with you in a variety of ways – through email, Facebook and on our website ( Closure information will also be recorded on our phone system at 908-889-8800.

If you or a family member does contract COVID-19, we would appreciate knowing so that we can be aware and assist you in any way we can. If this is the case, please email This information will be kept in strictest confidence.

Words fail to express how all this feels. Please be safe and follow guidelines to stay healthy and stop the spread of this virus. We will recover from this, but it appears that it will take some time and communal cooperation and patience.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

B’shalom (In peace),
Mike Goldstein, Executive Director and Stefani Klaskow, President

"We are sad to close, but in the meantime, I will keep you updated on here and be streaming live workouts and classes that you can do from home, no equipment required," posted Jenny Siegel, Fitness and Wellness Program Director at the JCC of Central NJ.