J Associates

Jewish Community Center

2 Millstone Campus Drive

St. Louis, Mo. 63146

314-442-3109 • fax: 314-442-3109

Staci Gerchen, Staff

email: [email protected]

The J Associates, a women’s auxiliary, supports the St. Louis Jewish Community Center by promoting public awareness and fundraising through activities that foster camaraderie, develop leadership and inspire Jewish values. The J Associates has more than 500 members and began in 1985. Over the past 33 years, the J Associates has raised more than $1.8 million for the J by organizing fund raising events throughout the year. The money they raise is allocated annually to departments at the J. These departments use the funds for scholarships, programs and services. 

Impacting all ages from infants to the elderly, the J Associates have contributed to important programs such as early childhood services, Theatre Unlimited for adults with special needs, transportation services for the Adult Day Center, J Day Camps, Camp Sabra, Jewish Film Festival Senior Mitzvah Program, equipment for Fitness, Sports, Aquatic and Recreation Departments, Nishmah and more. The J Associates have also provided funding to the Capital Campaigns for the J And Camp Sabra.

Judy Schwartz Jaffe is the J Associates President.