About - JCC - Orlando

The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando is the home of Jewish life in Central Florida

Our mission is to build community, strengthen family life, and promote universal human values through a Jewish lens. We accomplish this through our award-winning Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center, the Andrew Hansen Mandell Camp J, after-school programs, wellness and sports programs, and community and culture programs.


JCC membership and all of our programming are open to the entire community—we welcome everyone, Jewish and non-Jewish. We strive to be a home for all regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic background, sexuality, and gender identity. When you join the J, you join the J family. We can’t wait to welcome you!


When we opened our doors in 1973, our goal was to “create a facility which will serve our entire Jewish community, our children and grandchildren.” Then, Orlando was home to approximately 1,300 Jewish families; today, there are over 25,500 Jewish households in the Orlando area. Just as in 1973, we continue to serve Jewish Orlando, and hope to do so for generations to come.

What began as a modest house amidst a quiet orange grove in Maitland has swelled into a vibrant community hub.

As we’ve grown, so have our offerings. When you’re on our campus, you’ll run into folks doing a little bit of everything. From the preschool and basketball leagues to our seniors group and film club, we have something for everyone. We welcome thousands of people to our campus daily, where they enjoy our quality programming and build community in an environment rich in Jewish values.

What are some of those values?

We’re so glad you asked! In all of our programming and operations, The Roth Family JCC aims to emulate the following values:

Masa | Journey

Our individual life journeys are both reflected in and illuminated by the larger journey of our people and our success in life depends as much upon the integrity with which we progress as it does upon reaching our goals.

B’rit | Covenant

A covenantal relationship enables us to partner with others in pursuit of our shared vision—, to grow, to risk, and to communicate with honesty.

Tzelem Elohim| Dignity and Potential

Being created b’tzelem Elohim (in the image of God) unifies all of humankind, while at the same time distinguishing each human being from all others.

K’dushah | Holiness

Holy times are ones in which various mundane activities are either suspended or imbued with special meaning; holy places are those in which we feel ourselves to be fully present enough to appreciate the unique, the extraordinary, the divine.

Hit’orerut | Awakening

In the words of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, we “take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments.”

D’rash | Interpretation

The spirit of inquiry with human nature is the impetus for growth and reflection.

Tikkun Olam | Repair the World

The Jewish imperative for involvement in the healing and unification of a broken world.

Through our programming, we seek to serve the whole person: mind, body, & soul.

At the J, you can strengthen your body with Pilates and exercise your mind with Mahjong, or join us for any of our wonderful community holiday and Shabbat programs. It is our sincere hope that whatever you’re looking for—whatever you need—you’ll find here, with plenty of smiles and laughter along the way. We can’t wait to see you soon.