the jcc of greater albuquerque

The Ronald Gardenswartz Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque (JCC) is part of your extended family, your home away from home—providing programs and services for all ages and stages in life. Within our walls or around the world, our members gather together to meet, play, learn, celebrate, and be part of the Community. Everyone, regardless of age or religious affiliation, is welcome.


Specials & Events

Karate For Kids
Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of Shotokan Karate. This includes: Kata, Kihon and Kumite. Our students will learn self-defense, self-awareness, coordination, flexibility, self discipline. They will develop self-confidence, self-esteem and self-control. Please see instructor for uniforms. Click here for printable brochure The registration deadline has passed.
  • 10:30 AM to 11:45PM
Women’s Self Defense

The need for Women’s self-defense is greater than it has ever been. Women’s Self-Defense should not only teach awareness of your surroundings, but also easy to learn and effective physical defenses to get yourself and your loved ones out of danger.

  • 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Spanish After School- Ages 6-11

Classes will be taught in a fun, highly interactive style and will teach an introduction to Spanish–spoken and written.

Children’s Dance

Dance 1: (Ages 5+) Combines ballet and Jazz. Continued introduction to dance with emphasis on dance foundations, coordination, basic dance terminology, and learning dance etiquette. Dancers will develop strength, technique, and correct body placement in a creatively challenging atmosphere.

  • 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Magical Music & Movement

Magical Music and Movement features age appropriate music and movement activities to help students with their musicality, coordination, balance, strength and control, postural alignment & spatial awareness.

  • 03:55 PM to 04:25 PM
Rio Grande Crossfit Kids

Let your kids join the dynamic duo coaching of Luke and Veronica Carlile.

Your kids will love this 1 day per week, 30-minute workout, packed with FITNESS and FUN!

About Us

The purpose of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque, Inc.

Value Statements: 

We will complete our mission by creating community and a sense of inclusion, maintaining the highest standards for consumer satisfaction, providing the opportunities for healthy lifestyles, educational opportunities, social events and programming, while having a strong focus on Jewish culture.

With the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam (to repair the world) in mind, the JCC will ensure a sense of community is fostered through dialog and outreach with the greater Albuquerque, non-Jewish and Jewish communities; and by providing a safe, welcoming and family friendly environment within the walls of the JCC.

Who We are and what we do

The Ronald Gardenswartz Jewish Community Center serves as a focal point for all those who seek a Jewish experience. The Center will provide a unique opportunity for individuals to come together to express, enhance and strengthen their Jewish identity and to participate in a variety of social, cultural, recreational and educational programs and services.

The Ronald Gardenswartz Jewish Community Center

  • Fosters Jewish identity
  • Builds and strengthens a sense of Jewish community
  • Reaches out to all Jews—intermarried, nonaffiliated, and affiliated
  • Contributes to Jewish Survival
  • Supports and enhances existing Jewish organizations, congregations and institutions.

The JCC is a place where

  • families and individuals are assured that their precious leisure or learning time will be well spent in a welcoming, Jewish environment
  • a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facility provides the added bonus of a social experience
  • children and youth, teens and their families receive quality educational, cultural and social enrichment while learning what it means to be a part of the Jewish Community
  • active seniors pursue a wellness of both mind and body in a home away from home
  • anyone new to the community or new to the country will feel a sense of extended family when they walk through the door
  • this generation can build a future for generations to come

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