we are one
On November 19, 2020, the Boards of Directors of the Sabes JCC in Minneapolis and the St. Paul JCC in St. Paul, voted to authorize the creation of a combined JCC with multiple locations effective January 1, 2020. This vote was the culmination of four years exploration, where the St. Paul JCC and Sabes JCCs worked together to create a vision and path for the future, building upon our shared Jewish values and cultures, and emphasizing serving others, inclusivity, community, mutual respect, excellence, and innovation.
A JCC Steering Committee, co-chaired by the board presidents and comprised of leaders from both the Minneapolis and St. Paul communities, worked to intimately understand the important legacies of each JCC, including the wonderful foundation that the JCCs are built upon. This shared understanding was essential for creating a positive pathway forward for growth and sustainability – to reach more people, provide more programming and services, and to build upon what the JCCs do best.