There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the Jewish Community Center in Rochester, after a $17 million dollar, 26 thousand square foot expansion project which offers fitness, nutrition and many other programs for the Rochester community.
A year and a half in the making, the newly named Louis S. Wolk JCC features a state-of-the-art two-floor fitness facility, a wellness center, juice bar, Olympic pool, outdoor splash pool for the kids, and many other upgrades and improvements.
Executive Director of the Wolk JCC, Arnie Sohinki, says it's all part of the organization's vision of engaging and bringing families to the JCC.
"To come to a safe, secure environment, to meet other people, to talk to other people, and to be engaged in other activities, whether it's theater, arts and culture, hearing authors, seeing plays or musicals, and taking activities and just keeping fit, and working out in our fitness area," he says.
The JCC is named after the Wolk Foundation, which has made significant contributions to the JCC over the years.
Special events are planned at the JCC through the weekend, including an open house on Sunday.