Boulder JCC

A nonprofit organization


Rooted in Jewish culture, we envision a community where everyone feels valued, connected, and celebrated.


We are a home for community that builds relationships, embraces differences, and embodies what Jewish life can be.


  • Community. Bringing people together strengthens relationships and creates meaning and connection.

  • Joy. Celebrating life together, whether major milestones or simple moments, uplifts and inspires us all.

  • Care. Supporting neighbors through life's difficult times is an essential part of showing up for one another.

  • Respect. Being truly welcoming means embracing people of all backgrounds and identities.

  • Growth. Learning and curiosity are never-ending pursuits to be nurtured at all ages.

  • Generosity. Choosing to give inspires is to be our best selves.


As a leader in Boulder's Jewish community, I am so excited by the unfolding reality of the new JCC, where the mission to bring together Jews of all denominations and none, of all ages and with so many different entry points, can really be lived to its fullest potential. The rabbis and leaders of our rich and diverse community are thrilled to be part of what is being built in Boulder, physically and figuratively, and the future is dynamic and bright!
Rabbi Marc Soloway of Congregation Bonai Shalom

Our kiddo graduated from preschool today at our beloved Boulder JCC. She started there at 11 weeks old, and without the support of all the teachers, staff, and other parents, I would not have survived as a parent, and would not have finished my PhD dissertation, which I wrote completely in the JCC library between breastfeeding breaks. This special place is foundational to who we are as a family and I don’t have words for how grateful I am.
Lauren, Preschool Parent

Canasta lessons at the J have been so much more than just learning to play a card game.  I have been very fortunate to meet a group of wonderful women, including our talented instructor, Joyce Laiserin, and we formed an almost instant bond and deep friendship.  We meet on Thursday mornings for two hours of card play and almost non-stop laughter.  Sometimes we continue our fun over an impromptu lunch. We support each other through life’s ups and downs.  Good/great friends are hard to find.  This group of women means the world to me.  The best part though is that we love adding new folks to the mix so please join us

When I was a young child, my parents sent me to Jewish sleep-away camps.   That experience helped cement my identity and culture. Now, as a relatively new resident of Boulder, I was looking for the same sense of community and belonging. The MOTJ has answered my needs. I found like-minded men who enjoy hiking, meeting up at local breweries, and getting together to chat. The Boulder JCC is my new Jewish “camp” and the men I’ve befriended are my new “bunk-mates”. Thank you Boulder JCC and the Men of The J for welcoming me. 
Roy, Men Of The J Program Attendee

Today, fourteen years later with five kids who all went to the JCC preschool, we feel that we made the right choice. Each and every one of the staff members is loving, talented, educated and has a pure interaction with our family.

The Boulder JCC is not just a preschool; it is a community and a family. Thank you Boulder JCC, we love you all!
Iris & Ran Margalit

We continue to be impressed and excited with the cultural Jewish programming offered at the Boulder JCC. The width and breadth of the programming developed in the past 10 years have surpassed anything that we were exposed to in larger cities. We have learned so much about Jewish heritage through the wonderful lectures and movies.


We are a home for community that builds relationships, embraces differences, and embodies what Jewish life can be.

Background Statement

The Boulder Jewish Community Center (JCC) believes that relationships provide meaning and add value to our lives. We help people find connections in Boulder County and beyond in a way that resonates with them. At its core, the Boulder JCC is a place to build relationships and learn—a community hub for togetherness and vibrant Jewish life. We provide space and opportunities for anyone looking to grow and connect with their neighbors. Our programs and services span early childhood through adult education, arts, and culture, farm and sustainability, and so much more to offer essential care for the community and its ever-changing needs. Our program areas include:

• The Library houses a teacher resource center and is the primary Jewish educational and informational resource for Boulder County residents.

• Day Camps, After School, School Day Off and Teen Programs offer a variety of specialty camps and programs rooted in Jewish values and welcoming youth of all ages backgrounds, races, and religions.

• Arts, Culture, and Education (ACE) offers enlightening and entertaining arts, cultural, and educational programs, including the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, lectures, musical performances, lunch and learns, travel, and other arts-related programming.

• Farm and Sustainability ignite wonder and discovery about the natural world through a two-acre educational and sustainable farm that brings the greater community together through experiential programs and activities.

• Community and Family Engagement provides avenues to connect individuals and families through a variety of programs and networking opportunities designed to welcome newcomers while also continuing to build connections among long-time Boulder County residents.

o Women of the J provides a forum for Jewish women of all ages to build community by participating in social and educational opportunities, while incorporating the importance of tzedakah (charitable giving) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

o Men of the J is a new initiative that provides a forum for Jewish men of all ages to build community. The program currently consists of monthly hikes, discussion groups, and one-time programs such as speakers and classes.

o Nosh and Network promotes networking and connections in the business community.

o New(ish) to Boulder welcomes and connects new community members to each other and to the Boulder Jewish community.

Organization Data


Organization name

Boulder JCC

other names

Boulder Jewish Community Center

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Large Organization

Colorado State Tax Credits

Colorado Child Care Credit


6007 Oreg Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US



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