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Facility Update

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO

We would like to provide you with an update regarding the power outage that occurred at the J early Saturday morning. We have isolated the problem to a chiller that supports the Fitness Center, which means that throughout today, and likely until early afternoon on Monday, there will not be any air-conditioning in the Fitness Center.

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Facility Update

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO

With the weather being clear, we will reopen the recreational areas of the J this afternoon at 3:00 PM until their normal closing times. This includes the Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Tennis Center and Gymnastics. Recreational Swim for families is available tonight from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Please call 713.551.7211 starting at 3:00 PM to make a reservation. All gymnastics teams will practice at their regularly scheduled times.

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Update Regarding Hurricane Laura

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO

Please make note of the following important updates regarding the J and our plans to keep you and our staff safe and out of harm's way with Hurricane Laura threatening the Texas Coast and possibly Houston.  

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An Update from the J

Monday, August 24, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO
I know that everyone is concerned about the weather and how it may impact Houston and residents along the Gulf Coast. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates regarding how the storm may impact J programs, facilities and operations. 
 
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An Update from the J

Monday, August 17, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO
I hope that you and your family continue to be safe and healthy. I wanted to provide you with a quick update on what's happening at your J. Last week we announced our new Schools Day at the J initiative to support families and children as they transition back to school and our fall line-up of enrichment programs for children and teens. Watch for additional announcements in the coming days regarding our fall programs in:
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Facility Reopening Update

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO & Jeremy Samuels, President, Board of Trustees
 
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we reopen our J. We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening the Fitness Center, Indoor Tennis Center and Houston Gymnastics Center effective Sunday, July 26. In addition, we will be extending enrollment options for BAS and Summer Fun for families that were enrolled prior to our transitioning to childcare for essential workers to start as of Monday, August 3. Specific program information will be emailed to gymnastics, Summer Fun and BAS families within the next few days. For updates on health and safety protocols and updated hours of operation in fitness, tennis and aquatics, please visit our website
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Back to School Survey & Updates

Friday, July 17, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO
 
I wanted to share a number of important updates in our ongoing commitment to support you and your children through the summer and into the fall when schools reopen
 
As public and private schools finalize their plans for the upcoming school year, we are considering ways that the J can continue to provide the community with options that could include support for remote learning at the J and a wide variety of enrichment programs. We are thankful for the trust and confidence you’ve placed in us. We will continue our health and safety protocols implemented this summer and will continue to adapt and evolve those protocols for the coming school year 
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An Update from Our CEO

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, Chief Executive Officer

Health & Safety Guidelines 
Health Survey 

Here at the J, just like at home with each of you, there are no easy answers during this pandemic. There are many difficult choices that we are making daily, driven by a set of core values: to provide essential services to support the community and provide some access to our facilities in a safe and healthy environment. 

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An Update from Our CEO

Monday, July 6, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO

Health & Safety Guidelines 
Health Survey 

As you are aware, last week, following the guidance from our Medical Advisory Task Force and recommendations from Harris County leadership, we have chosen to dial back our reopening plan, to play our part in reducing the curve of the pandemic. As a result, we have temporarily closed our Fitness Center, Indoor Tennis Center and Gymnastics facilities. Our goal is to reopen these areas as soon as possible, and we plan on providing you with an update the week of July 13. Meanwhile, we continue to provide our critical programs of Meals on Wheels; childcare at BAS, West Houston and Summer Fun for children of essential professionals; and are allowing our outdoor pool and tennis courts to remain open. 

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Merfish Teen Center Serves as COVID-19 Testing Site

Thursday, July 2, 2020
Posted by: admin

The Merfish Teen Center at 9000 S. Rice is currently serving as a COVID-19 testing site Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (or while testing supplies last).

The mouth swab test is FREE and available to everyone - no appointment necessary.

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