Membership at the JCC

Community Membership

Note:  While the JCC Health Club is open and operating, our Membership team is working remotely as part of our health and safety protocols. Please reach out by phone or email and kindly allow 48 hours for a Membership associate to get back to you. We appreciate your patience! If you are reaching out regarding a JCC fitness or lap swim reservation, please email directly.

Meet a friend. Work your muscles. Flex your mind. See a play. Breathe deeply. Help a child. Learn to paint. Celebrate life. Splash. Study. Sweat. Think. Engage.

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is your urban oasis on the Upper West Side. Offering more than 1,200 programs every season, our spectacular 14-story complex creates a community where people, across all backgrounds and generations, can learn, play, and connect.

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Membership Plans + Benefits


The JCC is proud to offer membership packages and rates specific to individual adults; families of two, three, and more; as well as seniors, students, teens and young adults. Short-term memberships and monthly options are also available. Additionally, we can customize a membership to best suit your needs. We are always happy to design a combination package just for you and your family. Our four membership types are as follows (click on the type for more information about each):

Visit the Membership Office in our lobby, or give us a call at 646.505.5700 to discuss the details of your new membership or make changes to an existing account. Educator/military discounts available with proper identification.

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How, When, and Where to Join

There are three ways to join as a Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan member. Please be mindful of our program registration, cancellation, and credit transfer policies detailed below before you register.

In Person: The JCC Membership Office is located in the lobby at 334 Amsterdam Ave. Hours are Sun, 10 am-5 pm; Mon-Thu, 9 am-9 pm; Fri, 9 am-4 pm.

By Phone: Call 646.505.5700 during the hours listed above.

Online (Community memberships only): Click here to purchase.

To register for classes online, you must set up an account in advance. Click here to begin. Payment by Visa, M/C, or Amex is accepted.

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Cancellation Policy

Please register early. Many programs have limited space, and other programs depend upon a certain enrollment number to ensure they will run. For these reasons, pre-registration is requested at least one week in advance of each program and will guarantee your place only when accompanied by payment. In order to receive the member discounts on programs, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan requires that participants be active members at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the registered program(s). Note that the JCC reserves the right to make class reassignments based on skill level and such other factors as the JCC determines in its reasonable discretion.

Please be advised that the JCC operates on a JCC Credit only policy and does not issue any refunds unless otherwise advised and approved by a program director. JCC Credit applied to your JCC account can be redeemed for any program (and most services) at the JCC, can be used by any family member on your account, and carries no expiration date. Unless otherwise specified in the Program Guide, by a program director, or on a JCC program application, the following cancellation policy and JCC Credit timetable applies to all JCC programs:*

For Programs that Meet Fewer than 3 Times: Due to the costs and booking commitments associated with one- or two-shot programs, we regret that we cannot offer any JCC Credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are unable to attend a program in this category, we encourage you to consider your registration fee a form of support for the JCC, helping us to sustain wonderful programs.

For Programs that Meet 3+ Times: You may receive JCC Credit for withdrawal from a program when your cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. There is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations.

Full JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a JCC program when a written request is received at least one week before the date of the first class. 50% JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a JCC program when a written request is received before the second class.

After the second class, JCC Credit cannot be granted. (However, you may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space availability and with the program director’s approval.)

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., NY, NY 10023, Attn: Registration; or by fax to 646.505.4446. Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request and be mindful of the timetable described above.

  • All JCC programs and events are subject to change or cancellation. However, in the event that the JCC must cancel its own program, refunds will be issued.

  • Certain JCC programs such as Ulpan and JCC Day Camp have cancellation policies that differ slightly. Please check the appropriate Program Guide section, website, or program application,or check with the program director for complete information.

  • These program registration, cancellation, and refund policies do not apply to the Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School enrollment and/or tuition fees. For more information about the Nursery School policies, please contact Tara Ekelman, School Administrator.

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Financial Aid

Limited scholarships are available for membership. To request a financial aid application form, please email All requests are strictly confidential. 

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