Asheville JCC/Asheville Jewish Community

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The JCC is Asheville’s Jewish Neighborhood

At the JCC, all are welcome to share in Jewish traditions, values and culture. Our JCC has been the home for Jewish life in Western North Carolina since 1940, and today we continue to be a vibrant and diverse community of people. The Asheville JCC strengthens Jewish identity, celebrates Jewish culture and builds community through a wide variety of programs for people from all backgrounds, at every stage of life.

Any way you prefer to connect, the JCC has something for you!

The price for an annual JCC membership has changed to $75 per adult and $50 per child. All program participants are required to become JCC members; Member/Non-Member rates for children’s programs have been eliminated.  The JCC welcomes individuals of every background, belief, age and identity to become a member, and there will be no requirement for a parent to become a member in order for a child to have a membership. We expect that these supporting memberships should be tax deductible, so please check with your accounting professional.

Only JCC members will be eligible to enroll in JCC childcare, summer camp and most aquatics programs, with the exception of swim lessons which will be open to the entire community. Since all enrolled children will now be JCC members, our early childhood, after school, and camp programs will no longer have separate rates for members and non-members. We hope this will simplify our billing significantly. When our pool opens this summer, we will offer summer only pool memberships and year-round pool memberships that can be paid on a monthly basis.

Download the Membership Application Form here.

Join the Asheville Jewish Community Center now through our online form by clicking here. 

For 2017 pool rates, please click here.

For more information, contact Becky Olszewski at 828-253-0701 or email

Our Mission

The Asheville Jewish Community Center strengthens Jewish identity, celebrates Jewish culture, and builds community.

The Asheville JCC Values

Kehilah (Community)

Metsuyanut  (Excellence)

Limud  (Learning)

Hachnasat Orchim (Welcoming)

Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World)


The Asheville Jewish Community Center provides opportunities for everyone in Western North Carolina to connect to Jewish life and culture.  We focus on ensuring that community members are supported through every life stage, with programs that enhance community life and a sense of belonging.  We continuously evaluate our programs, expanding and improving them to support our vibrant, evolving community.


Parties Around Town 2018

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Register for your parties HERE

***Some of our parties have already sold out, but we encourage you to register anyway.  You will go through the same process for registration without getting charged for the event.  You will then be added to the wait list in the order that your registration was received.

Click HERE  for step by step instructions to navigate log in and registration process.

If you want more details about all of the parties, please come by the JCC main building to pick up your 2018 Parties Around Town booklet!

Summer is almost here and that means it’s time for “Parties Around Town,” the social events of the season! Parties will be held from June 1st through September 30th. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to schmooze with your friends, meet new people, have a grand time and support the JCC! All “Parties Around Town” proceeds go directly to the JCC!

June 1 Mamas & Martinis Shabbat $20 June 16 Wines you didn’t Know you Love! $25 June 24 A Southern Tea $20 July 1 Bagels, Blintzes and Belly Laughs Brunch $20 July 15 The Ultimate Chick Party $50 July 20 Mah Jongg Mayhem $35 July 28 All About That Beef… No Piggie $25/family July 29 Brunch and Blooms $25 July 29 Jazz and Dinner in the Garden $40 August 4 Tasting & Blending Party at Burial Brewery $40 August 4 Tastes of Summer Dinner Party $100 August 5 Lettering & Libations $84 August 12 Bangle Bracelet Making Class $50 August 12 Dichroic Glass Workshop $50 August 19 Good ‘Ole Family Pool Party & BBQ $75/family August 20 Mah Jongg Madness $36 August 24 Shabbat Dinner with the Susskind Family $54 August 26 Let’s Get Physical $20 September 15 Days of Awe: Transformational Collage $50 September 22 It’s So Easy to Fall in Love $50 September 29 Summer of Love ’18 $45