Mission and Vision
To advance our vision of an exemplary, thriving, engaged community rooted in Jewish values, the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh’s mission is to enrich our community by creating an environment that strengthens the physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being of individuals and families.
The JCC provides a gateway to experience the richness of Jewish tradition and community.
The JCC is a place where Jews are welcome no matter where or whether they worship, whatever their age or life style. We see value and potential in people associating with each other in a warm, supportive environment.
We foster meaningful connections to the land and people of Israel and the Jewish community worldwide. We promote active collaborations to build lasting Jewish commitment and memories.
Following the tradition of Abraham, we welcome individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.
We maximize accessibility of services for people of all means and abilities.
The JCC’s Jewish Values Build Community Every Day
JCC Values are an expression of who we are and what we aspire to. In this fast-changing, complicated world, our values are enduring.
Kavod speaks to how we treat others and comport ourselves—with honor, respect and dignity.
“Kindness is the overflowing of one’s self into the lives of others” —Anonymous Our sages teach that one of the three pillars upon which the world is sustained is kindness. The term gemilut chasadim, which literally means “the giving of loving-kindness,” is an act that an individual completes without the anticipation of receiving something in return. Chesed is “paying forward” in its truest sense.
What we build every day at the JCC.