our inclusive

We provide opportunities to people of all ages and abilities, races and backgrounds, and genders and sexual orientations for inclusion in all programs. Our inclusion philosophy is woven into the fabric of each and every department at the J. We work to build a community where everyone acknowledges and respects people’s differences, while celebrating each individual’s inherent uniqueness.

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Your gift matters.

The Minnesota JCC creates a wide-range of opportunities for people to connect, grow, and learn through meaningful programs that enrich Jewish life, build Jewish identity and strengthen our community. Our unprecedented level of inclusiveness embraces the true diversity of our community. Jewish or not, affiliated or not, young or just young at heart. Our life enriching programming is what keeps us all connected. Everyone belongs to the J!



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Generous. Open hearted. Noble. Caring.

In Hebrew, those qualities can be summed up in one beautiful word – NADIV. We welcome our Nadiv Circle donors, who make gifts of $10,000+ annually to the Minnesota JCC. Your generosity supports our unique mission and the thousands of people we serve, engage and uplift each year.

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Augeo, Cristiana Giordano & David Kristal
Drs. Wendy & Howard Bach
Wendy & Steve Baldinger
Amy & Stan Baratz
Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd., Etta & Mike Barry
Judith Belzer & Jerry Waldman
Lyle Berman
F.R. Bigelow Foundation
BMO Harris Bank, Chicago
Otto Bremer Trust
The Martin and Esther Capp Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation
Susan Colby & Lawrence Baill
Gigi & Ronald Fingerhut and The Beverly Foundation
Linda & Michael Fiterman
The FS Foundation
Jacob Garber Endowment Fund
Cindi & Harold Goldfine
Arlis Grossman
The Heilicher Foundation
Louis Herman Memorial Fund
Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota & the Dakotas
Merle & Mort Kane
Barbara & Irv Kessler
Mitchel Kirshbaum
Sheri & Steve Lear
Sheila & Steve Lieberman

Wendy Lovell-Smith & Colin Smith
Kris & John MacDonald
Rhoda & Don Mains
Debbie & Gil Mann
Mardag Foundation
Herman Markowitz
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management
State of Minnesota
Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation
The Saint Paul Foundation
Saxon Auto Group, Polly & Mike Saxon
Nancy & Michael Schoenberger
The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation
Shapiro Endowment Fund
Shores Family Fund
Joanne & Michael Silverman
Michael Staenberg
Oren & Sharron Steinfeldt Family Foundation
Sharron Steinfeldt
Stevens Square Foundation
Tankenoff Families Foundation
Toodie and Frank Trestman Special Needs and Collaborative Education Fund
The Wert Family
The Benno and Gertrude Wolff Family Fund