Another part to the yearlong celebration is the membership fees are not going to increase for 2011, which are $865 for a family membership, but there are discounted memberships for a single-parent families, full-time college students and seniors. There is also a $75 administration fee for new members.
"We'd like to ask people to come on down and check us out for a day and come get a free guest pass," said Weintraub.
There is a heavily volunteer-based core at the center and there are about 200 people that work at the center with 20 full-time employees. In the summer, said Cutler, the number of people working or volunteering at the center increases dramatically to assist in the outdoor facilities.
"People want to be on the board, because they love the organization and they feel at home here," said Cutler. "I enjoy the fact that people are really here because they love the organization."
To find out more about the Schenectady Jewish Community Center visit their website at www.SchenectadyJCC.com, or call the center at 377-8803.""