Membership Code of Conduct

The New Orleans Jewish Community Center (JCC) is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members, guests, and staff. To ensure the safety and security of all, the JCC requires individuals using the facilities or participating in our programs to conduct themselves in a considerate and responsible manner and to respect the rights and dignity of other members, guests, and staff.

All members, guests, and staff using the facilities or participating in our programs are expected to abide by the following policies:

  1. Individuals entering either JCC facility or JCC sponsored activity must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with a family atmosphere.

  2. Upon entering the JCC, each person is required to swipe their membership card at the desk or sign-in as a guest following our visitor management protocol.

  3. Non-members must provide a photo ID to the JCC desk receptionist. Visitors will receive a visitor sticker to wear while on the premises.

  4. Any suspicious or inappropriate behaviors must be reported to the JCC staff. Members and guests should not hesitate to notify a staff member if assistance is needed.

  5. Packages or bags shall not be left unattended at any time. Members and guests must report any unattended packages to the JCC staff.

  6. Pets are prohibited on our JCC campus and inside buildings (service/assistance animals are excluded from this policy).

  7. Attire appropriate to the activity is required. Shirts and athletic shoes must be worn in the fitness area and basketball gymnasium.

  8. Take reasonable measures to maintain proper personal hygiene (ie. cleanliness) and prevent unpleasant odors.

  9. Children under the age of 12 years old must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

  10. Members and guests are responsible for cleaning up after themselves and helping to keep the facility attractive and safe.

  11. Members and/or guests will not engage in any disruptive actions including but not limited to:
    • Angry or vulgar language, including swearing, name-calling, shouting, or any other conduct of an inappropriate, threatening or offensive nature.

    • Physical contact with another person in an angry, hostile, or threatening way.

    • Stalking, leering, and unwelcome contact or communication with other members.

    • Any demonstration of sexual harassment, activity, or conduct with another person.

    • Activities that pose a conflict of interest with JCC services (personal training, athletic training, swim lessons).

    • Aiding in the unauthorized entrance of any person, sharing membership cards for access to the facility or unauthorized access to programs, services or classes.

    • Theft or behavior that results in the destruction of property.

    • Carrying or concealing any weapons, devices or objects that may be perceived as weapons; with the exception of law enforcement and authorized JCC security guards.

    • Smoking, vaping, the use of e-cigarettes, or chewing tobacco inside the building or outside on the grounds of the JCC. The JCC and its property are smoke-free environments.

    • Sell, distribute, dispense, possess, use, trade, offer for sale, or offer to buy illegal or prescribed drugs, or otherwise engage in the illegal use of drugs.

    • Consumption of alcohol beverages on JCC property (unless approved for special events)

    • Using cell phones to take photos of other members without permission or making phone or video calls in the locker room. 

    • Any behavior that endangers the life, safety or health of others is prohibited.

    • Loitering causing annoyance or alarm to other members or staff on JCC property is prohibited.

    • Solicitation, gambling, proselytizing or panhandling of any kind on JCC property.

Membership Suspension or Revocation

Membership may be suspended or revoked based on the severity of the violation.  This will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Executive Director and/or Board of Directors when behavior is contrary to the interests, purposes, good and welfare of the agency, or is determined to be in violation of the rules and regulations of the JCC. 

Parents and guardians are responsible for the behavior of their children while using the JCC facilities and/or participating in JCC programs.

The JCC reserves the right to deal with violations of the JCC Code of Conduct at our discretion at any given time to include, but not limited to, refusal of service, removal from JCC property, suspension and/or revocation of membership privileges and facility access.

The JCC reserves the right to update the JCC Code of Conduct without prior notice to JCC members, guests, and staff. Updates to the JCC Code of Conduct will be displayed at each entrance to the facility and published online at nojcc.org/codeofconduct. 

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Membership Agreement 

Upon joining, all members must digitally sign a membership agreement. Membership levels and dues will be outlined on your agreement along with your contact information and a list of sub members (if applicable). A copy of the membership agreement template is provided below for your convenience.

 

I authorize the Jewish Community Center to receive payments for my membership dues by drafting monthly either a debit/credit card or bank account for the above-mentioned monthly dues. This authorization will remain in effect until my membership is cancelled (see cancellation policy below).

Membership dues may be paid in full or on a month-to-month basis. Annual memberships are automatically renewed on your anniversary join date and monthly memberships are automatically renewed on the fifteenth of each month. Membership dues are evaluated annually at the beginning of each calendar year and subject to change. Louisiana sales tax will be assessed on dues when applicable, as required by law. Membership and membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferable. A joining fee is required at the time of sign-up, of which twenty-five percent is designated to the JCC building fund. Thereafter, if applicable, a twenty-five dollar building assessment fee will be billed annually. For those paying by monthly draft, this assessment will be a separate monthly charge.

Membership is a minimum of one month plus 30-days to cancel. To cancel a membership, a thirty-day written notice must be given prior to the fifteenth of the month for which you want to cancel. For example, if you want to cancel as of June 15, written cancellation must be received by May 15. A rejoining fee will be required for all previously cancelled JCC members. 

The undersigned applicant will be designated as the "Main Member'' and will be responsible for all charges and balances incurred on their JCC account. In addition, the “Main Member'' on the account will have sole authority regarding all aspects of their JCC membership unless otherwise indicated below. The undersigned applicant, in consideration of participation in programs, activities, and/or classes of the Jewish Community Center, agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Jewish Community Center, its representatives, its successors, and assigns, and releases the same from any and all liability for any injury which may be suffered by the participants named herein, arising out of, or in any way connected with the programs, activities, and/or classes of the Jewish Community Center, and assumes the risk for such injury, illness or loss of life.

I apply for membership to the New Orleans Jewish Community Center for me/my family and agree to abide by all the Center's rules governing membership policy and the use of the Center facilities. I understand that if applicable, I have the OPTION to share authority with the adult sub-member on my account and that they will have the authority to make changes to my account including but not limited to status, category, and bank draft information. By initialing the box below, I hereby agree to grant joint authorization and responsibility to the sub member on my account._____________________

The JCC reserves the right to revoke any membership violating the rules and regulations of the Center as stated in the By-Laws.

I have read and agree to the Terms and Agreement as stated in my JCC contract.

Applicant Signature:  ______________________________________ 

Sub Applicant Signature:   ____________________________________

Members must bring their membership card to gain access to the Center.

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