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Temporary Closure for Osher Marin JCC Until At Least March 27


Osher Marin Jewish Community Center Announces Temporary Closure as a Proactive Measure Against the Coronavirus


While the JCC has not experienced any cases within its community, the brief closure will help protect members and the public from potential community spread in Marin County.


SAN RAFAEL, CA, March 14, 2020 –  Starting today, the Osher Marin JCC has taken the extraordinary step to suspend all of its programs for at least two weeks due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. There are no known positive Coronavirus cases affiliated with the Marin JCC, however, the organization is following advice from various health officials to practice social distancing during this time.

 “We have made this very difficult decision out of an abundance of caution, particularly for community members who may be considered high risk,” stated Judy Wolff-Bolton, CEO of the Osher Marin JCC. “Our JCC is a place where people can gather, connect with one another, and strengthen their bodies, minds, and souls. However, during this unprecedented situation, we strive to be part of the solution along with other organizations, businesses, and schools in combating this threat to public health. While we understand this is a temporary disruption for many people, it’s the right thing to do.”

The Marin JCC will remain closed to the public until at least March 27 as the organization monitors the situation and continues to listen to the advice from county health officials. Some essential staff will continue to work from the center’s facilities while other staff members will work remotely from home during this temporary closure.


Since its founding in 1948, the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center has played a vital role in Marin County. We all seek meaning and fulfillment in life. We want to be part of a warm, accepting community and to do our part to make the world a better place.

Our JCC stands as a beacon of tolerance and inclusion. We strive to sustain Jewish culture and build cross-cultural understanding while enhancing the lives of those in the community at large. We work with a multitude of partners to collaborate towards an overarching goal we all desire of tikkun olam, to repair our world and society.