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Shames JCC VOD!

Shames JCC VOD!

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Gateway Membership

Two annual memberships for under $1,000. Making it easier for young families to engage in Jewish life.

Gateway is an exciting wonderful program for families with young children that offers affordable dual membership to the Shames JCC on the Hudson and to a selection of synagogues in the Rivertowns.


Who is eligible?

Families whose eldest child is 7 years old or younger may apply for Gateway membership and may remain members in both communities at the Gateway rate until a child turns 8 years old/enters 3rd grade.

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What is the cost?

$995 per year entitles you to full membership benefits at your choice of congregation and annual membership at the Community Level at the Shames JCC. Families wishing to upgrade to a Community+Pool or All-Inclusive Level membership at the JCC receive a 25% discount on the regular family price; the congregational membership component of the Gateway program remains $725.

What if I already belong to the JCC or one of the participating congregations?

Please contact Member Services at both organizations to let them know, and if you meet the criteria for the dual membership, the discount will be applied to the relevant membership(s).

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What does a Gateway Membership Include?

Community Level membership at the Shames JCC, which includes:

  • Access to JCC programs that require membership such as the Early Childhood Program, Children’s Garden Center and Almost Home
  • Use of the gymnasium and locker rooms
  • Member rates for classes in gymnastics, dance, karate, sports and performing arts, swimming
  • Member rates Music and Swim lessons (private and group)
  • Member rates for school vacation programs
  • Member rates for River Friends and Twelve Trails day camp
  • Priority registration
  • Free lectures, workshops, recitals
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Full Membership at one of four congregations in the Rivertowns Jewish Consortium: Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Mishkan Ha’am, Temple Beth Abraham or Woodlands Community Temple, including:

  • Full participation in religious school at member rate
  • High Holy Day tickets
  • Mailing list for all synagogue communications
  • Pastoral services
  • Committee involvement
  • Facility rental at member rates
  • No obligation to the congregation’s building fund
  • And many others specific to each congregation!
How do I join?

Please call Membership at 914.847.9000 at the Shames JCC, or Member Services at the congregation of your choice, below.  Please note that you will have to go to each facility to fill out the appropriate forms and make payment.

Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry (914) 693-4260

Mishkan Ha’am in Hastings-on-Hudson (914) 222-5518

Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown (914) 631-1770

Woodlands Community Temple in White Plains (914) 592-7070



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