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  • More than 80 FREE Group Exercise Classes a Week!

  • Heated Indoor Swimming Pool for Your Enjoyment!

  • Full Size Gymnasium

  • 4 Tennis Courts

  • Outdoor Sports Fields

  • Convenient Babysitting while you work out!

  • 5,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center

  • Spacious Locker Rooms!

  • Enjoy a relaxing massage.

  • Work out with one of our Certified Personal Trainers.

  • Racquetball courts

  • Enjoy our dry sauna!

Member & Guest Policies

Membership Cards


When you come to The J, please bring your membership card with you every time. It’s your passkey into the building, and your ticket past the reception desk. Membership cards are non-transferable. If yours is lost or stolen, please call us at 330-867-7850 right away. We can provide replacement cards for $15/adult card and $5/child card (ages 5-12). Members may be charged $15 for a replacement card if unable to present their card after three visits in a row. Thank you for helping us keep The J safe and secure for all of our members!

Unaccompanied Minors Policy on Campus


All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult when entering and exiting the building. Under no circumstances will a minor under the age of 14 be permitted to remain in the building unless accompanied by a responsible adult or in a supervised program.


To view the policy in its entirety, please CLICK HERE. Updated 1/16/2023.


Be Our Guest!


Guest Pass fees:

  • $3/Baby (2-year-olds and under)

  • $8/Child (3 to 13-year-olds)

  • $12/adult (14-years and up)


In-Town Guests

We welcome any local guest at The J up to three times per calendar year. A member must always accompany guests. Please CLICK HERE to view the full in-town Guest Policy.


Out-of-Town Guests

It's good when family and friends come to visit! We welcome out-of-town guests up to 14 times per calendar year. Please call 330-867-7850 for more information on pricing and restrictions.


*ReciprocityOut-of-town guests with proof of membership at another JCC may use our facilities free of charge. Membership Associates reserve the right to call your home JCC to verify membership.

Lockers and Towel Service 


Monthly towel service is available for $16 per month for single adults or $32 per month for families/couples. The fee will be drafted monthly from your account just as membership is. You must have a valid back account or credit card on file for drafting purposes. 

Family and Accessible Changing Rooms 


You’ll find family changing rooms available to those who cannot use the stairs from the lower level locker rooms to the indoor pool and to families who would like a private place to change together before and after swimming. Please ask our member service staff for more information and directions to the family changing rooms.


To safeguard our members’ privacy, we ask that children six years of age and older use the appropriate locker room for their gender. If your child of the opposite gender needs some help from you in the locker room, we invite you to use the family locker rooms located off the main lobby.



For our members to feel comfortable at The J, please wear appropriate attire in our facility. Shirts and shoes are required in all areas except the locker room and the pools, and, for safety reasons, proper footwear must be worn in physical activity spaces. We cannot allow outdoor shoes in the gymnasium. The J reserves the right to determine what is appropriate clothing.

Keeping it Kosher!


All food served by the Shaw JCC must be kosher, and we ask that all food brought in to the building and outdoor pool be respectful of the laws of kashrut and those who keep kosher. What does that mean? Jewish tradition dictates that meat and milk be kept separate from one another in the kitchen, on the table, and in our stomachs. Because Jewish law also dictates certain rules about meat types and preparation, we ask that you leave meat at home and, when you’re bringing food to The J, pack cheese sandwiches, tuna fish, peanut butter and jelly, and all of the other wonderful treats you can imagine that don’t include meat!

Shabbat (Saturday) Policy


Jewish law and tradition embrace the Sabbath – Saturday, a day of rest, when no work is done and no money changes hands. To respect that tradition, we do not sell goods or services at The J on Sat.. Please remember to buy guest passes ahead of time. We cannot charge member accounts for guest passes or Shabbat cards.

Loss of Privileges 


The use of physical force against another person or with the intent of damaging Shaw JCC property may result in suspension or loss of privileges. Verbal abuse will be handled in the same way as physical force and may also result in suspension or loss of membership privileges. The Shaw JCC of Akron reserves the right to revoke any membership in event of inappropriate behavior, failure to follow safety rules and/or disruptive behavior to Members or Staff.

Photo/Video Permissions


Unless otherwise noted on the account, The Shaw JCC of Akron reserves the right to use the name and photographic likeness of all individuals included on the membership in all forms and media for advertising, trade, and any other lawful purpose.

For any questions regarding Member & Guest policies, please call 330-867-7850