An Important Message On Behalf of the JCC of Metro Detroit
January 6, 2015 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
To the Members, Program Participants, Donors, and other stakeholders of the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit,
As you may be aware, our Jewish community is in the process of addressing a number of longstanding financial challenges at the JCC that surfaced in the Fall of 2013. At that time, an Oversight Committee comprised of JCC and Jewish Federation leaders was formed to assess the financial condition of the JCC and oversee its operations. Subsequently, it was reported that the JCC had been operating for multiple years at an annual loss of roughly $1,000,000. It is clear that this ongoing loss is unsustainable and threatens the viability of the organization and its ability to serve our community.
It is with this background in mind that we are inviting you to attend an open forum on January 12th, 2015 at 7 p.m. where a community discussion will be held concerning the anticipated recommendation of the Oversight Committee that the JCC cease its operations at the Jimmy Prentis Morris Building on the Oak Park Campus.
It is important to recognize that the JCC remains committed to serving the Jewish population in the Oak Park, Southfield and Huntington Woods areas. It will continue to fulfill its mission to support Jewish unity, ensure Jewish continuity and enrich Jewish life in this area as well as throughout the community. Regardless of any decision, many of its programs will continue, albeit in different locations.
We know that this is an exceptionally important and difficult issue. Before any final decisions are made, we want to share everything we know about the situation and hear your comments, and suggestions.
Please join the JCC and Jewish Federation lay and professional leadership for an open discussion on the important issues we are facing.
When: Monday, January 12th, 7PM
Where: Oak Park JCC (JPM) Prentis Social Hall
For more information, or to submit questions in advance, please visit our online information page:
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