The J - Chesterfield

The J - Chesterfield


J Day Camps gives campers options on their activities – sports, arts, gymnastics and more.
We’re at two convenient locations – Creve Coeur and The J - Chesterfield. 11 weeks of camps and programs for kids ages 3-8th grade.

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Zoom this Summer with Oasis - All classes in June & July will be held live using Zoom video. Visit or call 314.862.4859, ext. 24 to register or view a complete list of programs. Enjoy these classes and more.

St. Louis Baseball History
Wed., 5/27, 1:00 - 2:00, *Free

Free From Falls
Fri., 5/29, 9:30 - 11:00, *Free

Clayton Men's Roundtable
Mon., 6/01 - 8/17, 1:30 - 3:30

Great Minds in Brain Science
Tues., 6/02, 10:00 - 11:30

The Mormons in Missouri - and Beyond
Tues., 6/02, 10:00 - 12:00

Camille Claudel: First Modern Sculptress
Wed., 6/03, 10:00 - 12:00

American Indian Cultures-North America
Wed., 6/03, 10:00 - 12:00

Osteoporosis: Dos & Don'ts of Every Day Movement
Wed., 6/03, 10:00 - 12:00, *Free

Center of Clayton
Maryland Heights Community Center
The Pavilion at Lemay
Kirkwood, MO Parks and Recreation
The J - St. Louis
The J - Chesterfield
New Northside Missionary Baptist Church
Crown Center for Senior Living
The Timbers of Eureka
Brentwood Parks And Recreation
FREE Zoom classes! Register today. Visit

Green Tuesdays with Jean Ponzi: The Power of Native Plants! 5/5/2020 @ 10:00am, #9001 Zoom

St. Louis Browns: Baseball History 5/6/2020 @ 1:00pm, #9002 Zoom

Disability? Not Me! 5/7/2020 @ 10:00am, #9003 Zoom

The More You Know, the Less You Go! 5/15/2020 @ 9:30am, #9988 Zoom *New class number

The Hidden Truth about Pain 5/18/2020 @ 10:00am, #9987 Zoom
*New class number

Free From Falls 5/29/2020 @ 9:30am, #9986 Zoom
*New class number

St. Louis American
The Pavilion at Lemay
The J - Chesterfield
Center of Clayton
Kirkwood Community Center
Christ Our Redeemer AME Church
The Oasis Summer 2020 Catalog is now available for you to view online! Your guide to Oasis programs features dynamic classes scheduled to begin in June, pending further notice. Registration opens Wednesday, May 13th, so mark your calendar and don’t forget to sign-up…either online, by phone, or U.S. mail!

For more information, check out our vlog or visit

Kirkwood, MO Parks and Recreation
The J - Chesterfield
Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation
The Pavilion at Lemay
February 11 (Tuesday):

1860 Saloon, Game Room, & Hardshell Café (StL) – Open Mic Night with Tim Perry; 9p-1a

Evangeline's Bistro & Music House (StL) – Box of Nerves; 7-10p

Fast Eddie's Bon Air (Alton) – DudeBro DUO; 6-10p

Gulf Shores Restaurant and Grill (Creve Coeur) – Vince Martin; 5:30-8:30p

Hettenhausen Center for the Arts @ McKendree University (Lebanon) – Saxophone Night; McKendree University Department of Music led by McKendree professor Ryan Janus; evening will entail a masterclass from 5-6p; chamber choir music from 6-6:45p; a short culminating performance open to the public at 6:45p

Intersect Arts Center (StL) – Blues Dance Classes: Come learn a style of African-American dance that was done in Mississippi Juke Joints, New York ballrooms, to the blues bars of Chicago, Memphis, and here in our great city of STL; 7-9p

Meridian Ballroom @ Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Edwardsville) – SIUE's Arts & Issues presents: J. Drew Lanham, Forever Gone - Extinction and the Case for Ecological Reparations; 7:30p

Missouri History Museum (StL) – Storytelling in the Museum; This week’s theme: Much Love; 10:30a

OFF BROADWAY MUSIC VENUE (StL) – Shakey Graves "For the Record: An Acoustic Tour" (three nights through February 13); 8p

Saint Louis Zoo (StL) – The Land of Cinnamon and Gold: 500 Years of Amazon Science and Exploration; Featured Speaker: Thomas Lovejoy, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, College of Science, George Mason University, presents the highlights of exploration and science from the 1539-1541 expedition of Francisco de Orellana up to the present day; 7-8:30p

Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries (StL) – Chamber Music Society of St. Louis: Lovefest Rides Again (It is Valentine's Day...); 7:30p

The J - Chesterfield (Chesterfield) – “Lost Treasures of St. Louis”; local author Cameron Collins book presentation & signing; rarely seen photos and artifacts revive nostalgic eateries, iconic stores and sports moments, and local brands many will recognize from golden days gone by; 1:30-3:30p

The Royale (StL) – Royale Residencies - Tuesday Night Audio Reserve featuring: 18&Counting; 9:30p

The Wildey Theatre (Edwardsville) – Classic Movie Night: Breakfast at Tiffany's; 7p

Thurman's in Shaw (StL) – Tenacious Trivia with Andi; 7p
Enjoy our outdoor pool one last time for the season this Sunday at The J - Chesterfield with your pups!
I am a subcontractor and when I was working one day at the J I found this charm on the parking lot and forgot to turn it into the desk. Please spread the word so that I can locate the owner. Thank you!

The J's Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield is home to indoor and outdoor pools, basketball and voll

Operating as usual

Fasting alternatives, creating new traditions for Yom Kippur - St. Louis JCC 09/22/2023

It is imperative that we find ways to be inclusive of all people of all backgrounds in our holiest of holidays and celebrations, so we’ve compiled this list of alternative ways people have interpreted the idea of self-denial and made it their own:

Fasting alternatives, creating new traditions for Yom Kippur - St. Louis JCC Fasting can be triggering for people who suffer with disordered eating or have at some point in their lives. It is imperative that we find ways to be inclusive of all people of all backgrounds in our holiest of holidays and celebrations.


Raffle tickets for the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival are on sale now! Don't miss the opportunity to win great prizes and support the festival at the same time. Prizes include gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, and much more! Get yours at


Bryan likes to start his mornings at the J! There's nothing like a morning workout with your friends to get your day going.


We are so sad to see our good friend Kimberly Jones leave the KidZone. Thank you so much for your time at the J, Kimberly!

Let's welcome Sydney Reynolds, a former ECC teacher who has now been promoted to KidZone Manager. Congratulations and welcome to the KidZone, Sydney!


Check out our new record holders from the 2023 St. Louis Senior Olympics! The full record book will be released soon.


Don't forget to RSVP for the Community Kabbalat Shabbat & Tashlich in the Park this upcoming Friday! We will provide the fish and dessert for a picnic dinner and celebrate this sweet new beginning as a community. RSVP at


Shanah Tovah! Happy New Year from your J family.

Photos from The J - Chesterfield's post 09/14/2023

Last week's SLCL Authors at the J featured Joe Posnanski and Fredbird! What an amazing interview to host here at the J. We will see you at our next author event: Kashmir Hill on September 29.


Check out the New Jewish Theatre's 2024 Season Lineup!


Gail loves the versatility of the J! With over 100 group exercise classes every week, she can change up her routine to match her needs whenever she wants.


It was such a lovely weekend to spend time with the St. Louis community at the St. Louis Art Fair in Clayton. Thank you for letting us highlight the work we do in the community!

Photos from The J - St. Louis's post 09/10/2023

Join us at Washington University as we reflect on "The Handshake That Shook The World" 30 years after the Oslo Accords. RSVP using the link below!


We will see you tonight at Lynnie's Light!

We want to give a huge shoutout to our friends who have helped make Lynnie's Light possible each year. Thank you to our co-chairs: Debbie Polinsky and Marcie Brook; our committee members: Susan Bosse, Judith Isaacs, Pam Lester, Marcia Lisker, Galia Movitz, Vickie Shuchart, Tracey Singer, and Ricki Tischler; and finally to Chelsea Leon, our Nishmah Director, and Debbi Braunstein, The Hamsa Wellness Community Director.

Let's shed some light on the amazing work of cancer support and women's spirituality at the J!


Larry has been coming to the J for 48 years! Just like Larry, you don't have to be Jewish to be part of the St. Louis Jewish Community center.

Everyone is welcome at the J!


Happy Labor Day to all of our members and beyond! If you're looking for a workout or a chill day at the pool, we are open from 8am to 5pm. See you at the J!


It's A Sweet New Beginning! Celebrate the New Year together with the J at Creve Coeur Lake. We will have a Tashlich ceremony followed by a potluck dairy dinner. We will provide the fish and dessert!

This event is put on in conjunction with the IAC, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, ADL Heartland, and PJ Library.

Sign up at

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the New Jewish Theatre! 09/03/2023

The Cultural Arts Corner Podcast is back! This time they are celebrating 25 seasons of the New Jewish Theatre by speaking with Michele Siler - the New Jewish Theatre's costume designer since 2001. Check out what they have to say at the link below!

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the New Jewish Theatre!


Shabbat Shalom! Did you know that braided challah only became a tradition a couple hundred years ago? Challah’s braids are only about 500-years-old and symbolize the lovely braided hair of the “Sabbath Bride.”

Photos from The J - Chesterfield's post 08/31/2023

As we prepare for Rosh Hashanah in a couple of weeks, our IN and Adult Day programs spent time in the kitchen making honey cakes with the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. This sweet treat is a staple of the Jewish New Year!

Rosh Hashanah Menu 2023 | Jewish Community Center 08/31/2023

Let us make your Rosh Hashanah easy! The J’s 613 Catering is offering a full menu of kosher food items perfect for your New Year’s celebration! Fill your table with everything from brisket to honey cakes. It is just what you and your family need to start the new year right.

Orders must be placed by Monday, September 11. Customers can pick up their order on Thursday, September 14 from 4-6pm or on Friday, September 15 from 12-3pm.

Rosh Hashanah Menu 2023 | Jewish Community Center


Chelsea Leon, the J's new Nishmah Director shares why Lynnie's Light is so important to her personal life journey. We hope to see you poolside at the J in Creve Coeur to listen to the full story of how Chelsea became a breast cancer survivor! Register at


Jerry has been with the J for his whole life! Recently though, he likes to stick to working out with his amazing trainer, Jo. Get your own personal trainer at the J today!


Join our Director of Literary Arts, Hannah Dinkel, at the University City Public Library for her "Stories of Exile" discussion series! These four book discussions will focus on narratives that grapple with questions of homelands, journeys, identity, and belonging.


Shabbat Shalom! Did you know that Shabbat is the first Jewish holiday to ever be mentioned in the Torah? We can even see Shabbat being observed by the Israelites in the Torah. Our people have been resting on the seventh day for over 3500 years, so why are we still so tired?


Turning green because you can't wait to celebrate 25 years of NJT?! Us too!! Click the link to get your tickets!

Upper Left: Bad Jews, 2015, Em Piro, Antionio Rodriguez, Taylor Steward
Upper Right: Life Sucks, 2018, Michelle Hand and Keating
Lower Left: The Raging Skillet, 2018, Sarajane Alverson and Erin Rene Roberts
Lower Right: Falsettos, 2004, Sharon Hunter and Steve Isom


Stacey found Yoga for Cancer at the J through the Hamsa Wellness Community. She is able to attend through the support of donors like you. You can meet Stacey and hear her full story on September 6 at Lynnie's Light.

Get your free ticket or donate at!


Join our team at the J for The Club! Our after-school program provides snacks, homework help, and structured activities such as art, sports, science, cooking, swimming, and more. Do you want to have some after-school fun? Check out our listing at

All positions are part-time. The J is an equal opportunity employer.


It's again! After 3 years, Numpol loves that everyone at the J knows his name. We love getting to know all of our members.


The Jewish Community Center has openings for Full-Time Teachers to join our Early Childhood Program at our Chesterfield location. These positions are full-time and include our employee benefits package (medical, dental, pension, 403b, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, etc.).

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Applications must be submitted via our website. View full job posting:

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Your Virtual J Has Arrived

While we’re practicing social distance (and we can’t wait for that to end), our staff are busy connecting with our members in new and exciting ways. We’ve taken our community online to reach you where you are and will be adding new content weekly. Join us!

Many of our classes and programs are now live! Check out our Livestream Schedule for upcoming live group ex classes, activities for our Early Childhood families and more! (Livestreams are subject to cooperating technology.)

Check out the page on our website!

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16801 Baxter Road
Chesterfield, MO

Opening Hours

Monday 5:30am - 10pm
Tuesday 5:30am - 10pm
Wednesday 5:30am - 10pm
Thursday 5:30am - 10pm
Friday 5:30am - 8pm
Saturday 7am - 8pm
Sunday 7am - 8pm

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