About Us

The Simon Family JCC is dedicated to encouraging tolerance and inclusivity in the community by providing facilities and programs that are open to all. The standards for excellence and inclusivity for its social, recreational, health and educational programs remain rooted in its Jewish values and which remain a guide for all future actions. It stands as a common meeting ground promoting enrichment and unity for the Jewish and general community.


Our History

The Simon Family JCC started life as the Tidewater Jewish Community Center in 1952. It was located on Spotswood Avenue in Norfolk from 1952 – 1966. It then moved to Newport Avenue in Norfolk, where it remained until 2004. In 2004, the current campus in Virginia Beach opened its doors. Throughout its history, the JCC has been a center for the entire community, providing a family-friendly environment where we can all stay healthy, body and mind. We have always been and continue to be an organization guided by our Jewish values and welcoming to all members of the community, regardless of age, faith or background.

Our Specialties

From the moment you enter our soaring limestone entry, you’ll know the Simon Family JCC is more than just a great gym. Members at the JCC have access to:

  • Comprehensive fitness center
  • Cybex strength training equipment  and free weights
  • 50+ free group fitness classes per week, including Spinning, Zumba, and more
  • Group and private Pilates sessions
  • Complimentary lockers, towel service, and amenities
  • 3 heated indoor pools
  • Steam rooms & saunas for men & women
  • Indoor gymnasium with basketball courts
  • Outdoor water park
  • Outdoor tennis courts and tennis lessons
  • Free babysitting while you work out
  • Kid Fit children’s exercise and nutrition classes
  • Swimming lessons for kids
  • Five-day-a-week infant and toddler daycare
  • Enriching before- and after-school care
  • Summer day camps for toddlers through teens
  • Cultural & educational programs for children, teens & adults