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Shames JCC VOD!

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“TxtWire” Instructions

Sign up for text alerts for pool or building delays or closures

Want to remain up to date on when the pool or the JCC is closed or has a delayed opening?

Using your phone, text any of following keywords (EarlyAlert, PoolAlert, or JAlert) to 91011 to be subscribed to the list below that meets your needs (keywords are not case sensitive):


EarlyAlert – Do you hit the gym or pool before the sun rises? You need to know about delayed openings and center closings before you leave the house. Early Alerts will be sent out before the time the J would have opened on that day in the event that we are unable to do so on schedule. (Before 5am Monday-Friday, before 7am Saturday & Sunday)

PoolAlert – Do you live for laps? Thunder, lighting, heavy snow or ice conditions, or other unforeseen interruption may force us to close the pool with little or no notice. We will text you any time the pool will be closed unexpectedly.

JAlert – Delayed openings and other weather related or emergency interruptions of service may occur from time to time. These alerts will go out by 7am in the case of weather related delays or closings, and at any time of the day that circumstances require us to make a change in our hours of operation for any reason. Notices will not be sent to this group for pool closings or program specific updates. If you have a child in any of our child-care programs, you will receive notice (text and/or email) from the program director separate from a “JAlert” notification.

If you have additional questions about “Txtwire” or would like to suggest any additional groupings for updates, please email Jen Josephs, Director of Marketing & Communications.