JCC Policies

1. Pay in full and save 5%.
2. Automatic monthly payment system (Master Card, Visa, and Discover*) based on a yearly contract. Automatic monthly payments are easy and secure. Once enrolled, there is no lapse in membership UNLESS the membership office receives in writing a cancellation request at least 30 days prior to membership renewal date. Automatic monthly payment dues plus the processing fee of $3 will be processed for your convenience. There is a $10 declined credit card fee, and a $30 returned check fee. Membership renewal month is set from the time of enrollment and will NOT be altered unless there has been a membership lapse of at least six months. At least one adult in household must sign the membership agreement/contract. Membership dues are NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE and cover a minimum one-year period. Dues cannot be pro-rated.
Every member 13 years and up is required to carry a newly issued photo membership card. To facilitate entrance into the MAR-JCC, please present your membership card to the Front, Fitness, and Tennis desk receptionists. Though we make every effort to recognize our members, we ask everyone to carry his/her membership card at all times. If your membership card or parking pass is lost or stolen, please notify the Membership Services Department. A $10 fee will be charged for replacement cards and Parking Passes. Membership cards and Parking Passes are nontransferable and MAR-JCC membership may be revoked upon violation of MAR-JCC policies.
An added feature to your MAR-JCC membership, receive discounts on services and merchandise from area businesses when presenting your valid MAR-JCC membership card. Go to www.marjcc.org to view participating businesses.
To expedite entry to the MAR-JCC, all members should have a valid MAR-JCC parking pass in the windshield of their cars (may be obtained at the Front Desk of the Main Building). The MAR-JCC reserves the right to tow (at driver’s/owner’s expense) or place a boot (removal charge of $50) on any vehicle parked in an authorized/undesignated area.
The MAR-JCC, a membership based organization, provides programs and services to both its membership and the community-at-large. The use of MAR-JCC facilities are primarily available to MAR-JCC members. Programs open to only MAR-JCC members are noted in Program Guide and other promotional materials.
All Access Members are entitled to bring a guest up to three times a year at a fee of $10/adult and 5/senior or ”junior” (13 and under) for use of MAR-JCC Health & Wellness facilities. Guests must be accompanied by a member. Same non-member guest may utilize the MAR-JCC up to three times per year. Out-of-town guests who belong to another JCC outside the area receive complimentary guest privileges for up to two weeks per year upon presenting a valid membership card from the other JCC to the Membership Department.
To register during early registration and receive priority registration and member rates on programs, membership must be in good standing for the duration of the program. If membership expires during the course of the program, members must either pay for the renewal at registration, or give a post-dated payment for the renewal. Payment must accompany allregistrations for classes and programs. To be eligible to register, member accounts must be up-to-date including membership fees. Associate and non-members may register for classes and programs when specified. No phone registration will be accepted. Registration will be accepted in person or by fax with completed registration form using Master Card, Visa, or Discover, with registrar approval. There will be a $30 charge for any returned checks and a $10 fee for any declined credit card. A registration will not be processed, a space will not be reserved in the class or program, and attendance will not be permitted until a signed registration form (accompanied by payment) is received. The MAR-JCC reserves the right to cancel any class or program due to insufficient registration and fees will be refunded.
The MAR-JCC offers fee assistance to qualified individuals and families. Extended payment plans are also available. All requests are handled confidentially. Visit the Membership Services Office, or call 305-932-4 200 x145/146, for scholarship application. To schedule a confidential interview, call Helga Gorin at ext. 163.
Program refunds will be awarded if request is made no later than the second week of class for those classes offered on a semester basis. For classes that have a yearly registration, refund requests must be made by the fourth week of the program. Refund requests after this period of time must be addressed in writing to the MAR-JCC President/CEO explaining the extenuating circumstances for the request. Allow four weeks for refund checks. There is a processing fee of $35 per transaction. NO REFUNDS or CREDITS will be issued for programs requiring try-outs, e.g., sports travel teams & Bamachol dance troupes. Credits, if issued, expire one year from date of issue.
Program refunds will be awarded if request is made no later than the second week of class for those classes offered on a semester basis. For classes that have a yearly registration, refund requests must be made by the fourth week of the program. Refund requests after this period of time must be addressed in writing to the MAR-JCC President/CEO explaining the extenuating circumstances for the request. Allow four weeks for refund checks. There is a processing fee of $35 per transaction. NO REFUNDS or CREDITS will be issued for programs requiring try-outs, e.g., sports travel teams & Bamachol dance troupes. Credits, if issued, expire one year from date of issue.
Per MAR-JCC policy and for insurance purposes, payment arrangements for all personal training and private lessons at the MAR-JCC must be processed through a MAR-JCC registrar. MAR-JCC membership is required. Only approved personnel and independent contractors employed by the MAR-JCC are eligible to provide personal training and private instruction.”Outside Professionals” Use of the MAR-JCC No outside trainers, teachers, coaches, tutors, therapists, pros, etc., may use the MAR-JCC for professional purposes even in the company of and with the permission of a MAR-JCC member, without written authorization from the MARJCC President/CEO. “Outside Professionals” receiving said authorization must comply with all insurance requirements and provide all required documentation.
The MAR-JCC is not liable for the theft, loss, or damage to any personal belongings or property. You may bring a lock to secure your belongings in a “daily locker” in our locker room facilities, Scheck Family Gymnasium, or by the Program Building. The lock must be removed by the end of each day or it will be removed by MAR-JCC staff. Permanent lockers are available annually in the men’s and women’s locker rooms for $65. Visit the membership office, or call ext. 145/146.
Security and safety are our highest priority. The MAR-JCC reserves the right to check trunks and vehicles for security purposes. It also reserves the right to check backpacks, lunch boxes, and other types of sealed or closed containers without prior notification. No weapons are permitted on campus. Among the permanent security systems at the MARJCC are:• Security gates and guards• Entry to various MAR-JCC Facilities only with membership card activation• Surveillance cameras, recording systems and monitors at strategic places throughout the buildings and outdoor areas• Signage that will alert all visitors that the premises are under surveillance• Emergency alarms that are directly connected to law enforcement authorities• A photo I.D. is required to enter the MAR-JCC – access to the MAR-JCC may be denied if appropriate I.D. is not presented. The overall effect is a high level of security at the MAR-JCC that prompts quick action in the event of any danger signs.
The MAR-JCC will not provide any account information, expenses, registration records, participation in activities, and any other information to anyone other than its member of record, regardless of relationship/marital status.
To expedite the exiting of cars at school/camp dismissal, as well as those who are seeking entry to the MAR-JCC, we ask that you follow directions of MAR-JCC personnel and only make a right hand turn onto NE 25th Avenue.
For your safety, and the safety of others, we ask that you observe a speed limit of 5 mph when driving on the MARJCC’s Sanford L. Ziff Campus.
The MAR-JCC is a meeting place that promotes friendship, belonging, and camaraderie. MAR-JCC members, guests, and staff are expected to treat one another with respect and dignity and no form of bullying will be tolerated. Any act of bullying should be brought to the attention of MAR-JCC staff and may result in suspension from the MAR-JCC.
Cell phones may not be used in any MAR-JCC bathroom or locker room facility and when operating a vehicle on the MAR-JCC’s Sanford L. Ziff Campus. Texting while driving is strictly prohibited.
In recognition of the significance of Shabbat, the MAR-JCC encourages its members to use its facilities for, relaxation and family interaction. Sports and fitness facilities are open Saturday, from 1-6 pm. Business and membership offices are closed.
Operating hours and openings may vary in observance of Jewish and national holidays.
All food provided and used within the MAR-JCC must be Glatt kosher. Food service must be provided by the MARJCC’s in-house Glatt kosher food service purveyor, Kosher Subway, Inc. To accommodate its members and guests, there are two food service operations at the MAR-JCC – Kosher Subway and Elsie’s Cafe. For info, call Maurice Lichy, at 305-778-5946.
The MAR-JCC offers its rooms and various facilities for rent for parties (for members and associate members), reunions, and business meetings. Food service must be provided by the MAR-JCC’s in-house Glatt kosher food service provider. For bookings and more information, call ext. 103/176.
As part of our responsibility to care for the environment, please dispose recyclable cans, bottles, and paper in recycle bins located throughout the campus. Please use these containers for recyclables, not for garbage. We ask all members and guests to use trash receptacles to dispose of their garbage so that we have a clean & welcoming ambience.
The MAR-JCC is a non-smoking facility. Please refrain from smoking at the MAR-JCC at all times.
As a licensed child care facility concerned about hygienics combined with a sensitivity to those with allergies and fear of animals, pets are not permitted at the MAR-JCC.
MAR-JCC gift certificates are available for any amount, and may be purchased for membership, fitness, and tennis. Call the Membership Services Department for information at ext. 145/146. Gift cards may be purchased for Kosher Subway and Elsie’s Cafe. If you wish to acknowledge a birthday or other simcha, extend condolences on the loss of a loved one, or holiday greetings, you can purchase a Tribute Card for $18. An acknowledgement of your tax-deductible contribution will be mailed to that particular individual/family-call Shanna Bronstein at x196.
Check out the MAR-JCC website at www.marjcc.org, or check out our Facebook page. Content is updated regularly. Visit the website for membership information, upcoming events, class listings and schedules, MAR-JCC news, photos, and much more! The MAR-JCC will send to you its quarterly newsletter, two Program Guides, and other promotional materials. Please make sure we have your current email and mailing address.
In the event that we are confronted with the threat/impact of a tropical weather system, the MAR-JCC will follow (in most instances) the recommendations of Miami/Dade’s Public School System. During summer vacation, directives from the National Weather Service will be followed. Once a decision to close is made, the MAR-JCC will notify local TV & Radiostations (e.g., channels 4, 6, 7, & 10; WIOD, ZETA, LOVE 94, WLRN) to include in public service announcements.