COVID-19 Policy Updates

The City of Newton has lifted its emergency order mandating face masks in indoor public spaces and businesses. Masks are no longer required inside the Leventhal-Sidman JCC for individuals who are up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations.

Masking and Safety

Do I need to wear a mask at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC?

Masks are no longer required for individuals who are up-to-date with vaccines inside of the Leventhal-Sidman JCC. We remain a mask-friendly organization. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask for any reason, please do so. Please remain mindful of both our members who are immunocompromised, and the children in our community who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated by maintaining your distance and wearing a mask when you feel appropriate. At this time the mask requirement for Godine Early Learning Center, Discovery Club After School and our children enrichment programs remain in place. 

See what constitutes being up-to-date on vaccines here.

What should I do if I'm feeling unwell, or have been exposed to COVID-19?

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell and/or if you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are not vaccinated. If you are vaccinated and have been exposed through close contact, we encourage you to consider being tested on day 5 after exposure to ensure you do not have an asymptotic breakthrough case before returning the JCC.

How We're Keeping You Safe

Reservations and Capacity

All spaces and programs operate at full capacity except for Group Fitness classes and the Indoor Pool. Reservations are required for these programs to help ensure adequate spacing and a positive experience for all participants.

Reservation Information:

  • Time slots are open for reservations 2 days in advance.
  • ​The reservation website opens at 5:30am and closes at 11:30pm. Plan ahead by reserving Saturday morning slots on Thursday, and Sunday morning slots on Friday.
  • Need help making a reservation? Click here for instructions.
  • If you need help with making a reservation on Shabbat, please email our help desk at or call 617.558.6419.

​Make a Reservation

Sparkly Clean

We will continue to go above and beyond in our cleaning protocols and manage public health and safety carefully. 

COVID-19 Protocols

Although we hope that with the widespread adoption of vaccines it will become less necessary, we will continue our practice of notifying members and staff of any COVID-19 instances in our community that may put you at risk of exposure.  

JCC Member & Visitor Code of Conduct

Our updated code of conduct now addresses members who are not following our health and safety guideline. This is enforced to protect our members and staff.

Guest Passes

At this time, we are not yet able to welcome back guests or pass holders.

Programs and Services Currently Available

George Schultz Fitness Center✓ Full capacity, no reservations required
Indoor track✓ Full capacity, no reservations required
Basketball gym use for pick up games and family/open gym✓ Full capacity, no reservations required
Tennis courts✓ Full capacity, no reservations required
Locker rooms✓ Fully open including steam rooms, saunas, and shower areas
LKSA swim lessons, Karishim swim club, Master's Swim✓ Open, registration required
Aqua Aerobics✓ Limited capacity, reservations required 
Cycle Studio✓ Limited capacity, reservations required
Group Fitness Classes✓ Limited capacity, reservations required
Indoor Swim: Lap & Family✓ Limited capacity, reservations required
Personal Training✓ 1:1 training available in person and online
Private Pilates & Yoga✓ 1:1 training available in person and online
Men's Health Center✓ Full capacity, no reservations required
Towel Service✓ Contact membership for information
Locker Rentals (Women's Locker Room)✓ Contact membership for information

Programs and Services Currently On Hold

Babysitting & The Playspace in the Winn Family & Wellness CenterTBD
Basketball LeaguesTBD