The Rockland Jewish Community Campus (RJCC) is a 501(c)(3) organization that is located at 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY in Rockland County.
The RJCC's priority is to secure the Campus as a central address of the Rockland Jewish Community for future generations. The Campus is a place where there is room for us all to grow with, learn from and connect to one another. And while enhancing Jewish life is at the core of its mission, the Campus plays a significant role in the wider community as an inviting and welcoming place for all.
What is the Rockland Jewish Community Campus History?
In 1997, the Rockland Jewish community raised $5 million to purchase its first Rockland Jewish Community Campus (RJCC). It was a 26,000 sq. ft. building on 5.5 acres on Route 45 in the Town of Ramapo. The Campus thrived and outgrew the existing space.
A new larger home was desperately needed. A group of Jewish leaders, who understood the invaluable role the Campus played on enriching Jewish life, had a shared vision of a larger Campus. They each invested their time and financial resources and began a Capital Campaign to purchase the former Champion Paper Company site with a 135,000 sq. ft. building on 15 acres in West Nyack. The campus would be large enough to serve the current and future generations of Rockland Jewish Families, as well the greater Rockland community.
The Rockland Jewish Community Campus opened on December 2, 2007 with both American and Israel flags visible as you drove onto the Campus, as well as visible from the New York Thruway. Even though there was a snowstorm that day, 5,000 plus community members came out to tour the new home of the Rockland Jewish Community Campus at 450 West Nyack Road in West Nyack.
Today, as you walk through the doors of the Rockland Jewish Community Campus you receive a warm welcome and see smiles from people of all ages, many of whom call the Campus their second home. You know you have entered a place where the entire Rockland County community is welcomed and Jewish life thrives.
As of 8.13.18
*Categories include combined JCC Maccabi 2012 and the current Securing Our Future Capital Campaign pledges.
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