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Exterior of the JCC's Geon M Mordoh Fitness Center, facing northeast (an orange brick building with red trim and a wall of windows, behind a field of green grass with tires scattered throughout and two leafless trees)

About Us

Our History

For the past 100 years, the JCC has been a neighborhood and community resource in Indianapolis. From its start in 1914 at 23rd and Meridian to its current location on Hoover Road, the JCC has been dedicated to serving the Indianapolis community and responsive to its needs through programming and resource availability. For the past century, the JCC has created a multi-generational, inclusive environment where all people can live, learn, play and connect. One hundred years after its modest beginnings, the JCC continues to serve the community with its holistic approach to wellness— optimal healthy living for the mind, body and spirit.

Our Vision

The JCC of Indianapolis…Together, we inspire all people to become the best versions of themselves.

Our Mission

The JCC of Indianapolis, guided by Jewish values and traditions, provides inclusive experiences that lead to personal growth and community building.

Our Values

Commitment (M’sirut)– Providing the very best programming and services

Community (Kehilla) – Enriching our neighborhood and Jewish community, making them better

Connections (K’sharim)– Incorporating our Jewish values and ties to Israel

Integrity (Yo’sher)– Earning trust through excellence and ethical behavior

Welcoming (Kabalat Panim) – Engaging our members and guests with warmth and respect

Wellness (Briyut) – Offering healthy choices for improving the mind, body and spirit

Diversity & Inclusion

The JCC of Indianapolis believes in fairness and recognizes the value of inclusiveness. The JCC encourages participation by all people and in this way fulfills its mission. The JCC celebrates a diverse society of cultures, beliefs and perspectives whose knowledge strengthens us as an organization and a people.

GuideStar Seal of Transparency

Our organization earned a 2019 Silver Seal of Transparency on GuideStarUSA! Now our community, potential donors, funders and key decision makers can tangibly see our commitment to financial accountability.