Gural JCC Proposal to Join Forces With Five Towns Community Center


The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC announces its intention to create the Greater Five Towns Community Campus in collaboration with the Five Towns Community Center and bring State-of-the-Art Community Facilities to Residents.

With the coming expiration of the current lease at the site located at 270 Lawrence Avenue in Lawrence, the two respected organizations have come together in response to a Nassau County RFP for a new lease for the five-plus acre site. The site is to house the new Greater Five Towns Community Campus.

The new campus, once completely renovated by the JCC, will contain an updated gymnasium, new health and wellness center, an enhanced outdoor athletic complex and multi-purpose flexible meeting and event space. The current buildings will be completely renovated as well.

“Our proposal brings together two tenured and respected organizations currently serving the greater Five Towns, who will collaborate and share one community campus. This ‘coming together’ of two unique social service organizations will only benefit the residents of the greater Five Towns.” said David Kaye, President of the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC.

Gwynn Campbell, President of the Five Towns Community Center and lifelong Five Towns resident, is excited about what the future holds. “We were devastated when we discovered our lease would not be renewed. Everyone at the Five Towns Community Center is excited that we’ll be able to serve the community from our newly renovated and modernized space and for the opportunity to collaborate with the Gural JCC.”

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, which operates three sites in the Five Towns, has long outgrown their main location at 207 Grove Avenue in Cedarhurst. “The Gural JCC is in need of a larger footprint to meet the needs of the growing community” said Stacey Feldman, Executive Director of the JCC. “The additional space will enable us to expand our programs and services and become the full-service JCC that the community needs and wants,” Feldman added.

“The plan is to provide the Five Towns Community Center with beautifully renovated space to accommodate its services and programming, and to continue to operate independently.

The Community Center will have its own main entrance and lobby, an enhanced gym and newly renovated space enabling it to continue to provide critical programs and services to the community. My Board and I are proud to support this proposal to enhance the lives of all residents of the Five Towns,” said Cal Nathan, President of the Community Chest of the South Shore.

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC has committed a minimum of $7 million dollars to the project.

For further inquiries, please contact Stacey Feldman, Executive Director, The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC at 516-569-6733 or [email protected]


  1. How about a pool for the community? A gym to work out , with fitness classes ! Can you believe we’re the only JCC without any real facilities?

  2. Doesn’t the JCC charge a membership fee? How will low-income people in the community utilize the center if they require the services such as the food pantry to just feed their families?

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