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** Early Childhood Center - now accepting registration for 2013-2014 school year ** Check out Aquatics page for information regarding Summer Swim Lesson registration and more. **



Welcome To The Jewish Community Center of Dutchess County

There's Something for Everyone at the JCCDC!

We provide outstanding Social, Educational, Recreational, and Cultural program and services to children and adults of all ages in Dutchess County and vicinity. We are a culturally diverse agency welcoming all members of the Jewish and the greater community.
Our Mission Statement can be found here.



The JCC will close at 4pm on December 24th, will be closed all day December 25th, will close at 4pm on December 31st, and will be closed all day on January 1st, 2014. Please call (845) 471-0430 with any questions.

NEW ACTIVITIES - Click links below for flyer

- Become A Lifeguard
- Dive In Thursdays - Under 4 years old Parent/Child Swim Sessions
- Yoga
- Zumba

Please call (845) 471-0430 with any questions.


Schedule is the same as the Fall Swim Lesson schedule. Call (845) 471-0430 to sign up or with any questions.

8th Annual Senior Law Day - Tuesday September 17 8:30am-1pm

The 8th Annual Senior Law Day, "Legal Issues to Help Prevent and End of Elder Abuse: The Tip of the Iceberg" will be held on Tuesday, September 17, from 8:30am-1pm at the Jewish Community Center of Dutchess County (soon to be the Hudson Valley Community Center) 110 South Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie.

This FREE event is co-hosted by the Jewish Community Center, Dutchess County Office for the Aging, and the Coalition on Elder Abuse (under the auspices of the Mediation Center of Dutchess County) This event is open to the public, especially seniors and their caregivers to help educate all on this very hidden crime. It may not be you, but is it someone you know?


8:30am-9am-Check in, Bagel & Coffee
9:30am-10am-"What is Elder Abuse?"
10am-10:30am-"How to Recognize and Protect Oneself From Fraud and Scams Aimed at Senior Citizens"
10:30am-11am-"Orders of Protection (the types of OP and why to get one), and How to Proceed to Prosecution of the Abuser"
11:15am-11:45am-"Who to Contact If You Suspect Abuse in a Health Care Facility"
11:45am-12:15pm-Advance Directives, Power of Attorney, Trusts vs. Wills

Pre-Registration is Strongly Advised: Call the JCC at 845-471-0430 for more information.

We wish to thank "The Handel Foundation" for helping to make this event possible!

Fall 2013 Swim Lessons - Registration begins 8/12/13 for Summer Students and 9/10/13 for others

Summer 2013 Swim Lessons - registration for Spring swim students begins on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 8:15 AM; registration for all others begins on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 8:15 AM.

Note: All Wednesday lessons begin one week later than other days; they start on 9/25/13 and end on 11/27/13.

Parents and Swimmers:

Please note there are no refunds; JCCDC credit may be issued at Aquatics Director's discretion.

Each class is 30 minutes long and meets one day per week.
Please register yourself or your child for the appropriate lesson level. If you are unsure of the appropriate lesson level, please read our lesson level descriptions.
Improvement is faster with consistent attendance, in conjunction with signing up for consecutive classes.
Please help your child and the instructor by not going to the pool side when class is in session.
Contact the Aquatics Director for policies regarding closures due to inclement weather or other issues, or for any other questions via email or call (845) 471-0430.

A flyer with information regarding schedule can be downloaded by clicking on this link.
A flyer with information regarding registration information can be downloaded by clicking on this link.


Click here to read statement...


The PJ Library comes to the Hudson Valley!   

Children who are between the ages of 6 months and 7 years of age who reside in Dutchess, Ulster, or Columbia Counties are eligible to receive a free Judaic book or tape in the mail each month.  Please go to www.pjlibrary.org for details and to enroll your child, or you can contact Melinda Margulies at the JCCDC (845) 471-0430 or at jebmar400@aol.com.. 

We are waiting to hear from you! 


JCCDC Friends on Facebook!!! Please go to our Facebook pages and click “like”. Help spread the word about great programs and community events with just a click of our mouse! Go to:

            The Early Childhood Center at the JCCDC

            PJ Library of Dutchess, Ulster, and Columbia Counties, Shalom of Grand, and JCCDC Aquatics. Thanks for your help.


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For news, events and commentary of interest to the Hudson Valley's Jewish Community, be sure to visit the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County Home Page.            


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