About the J
The Merage Jewish Community Center is THE place to be for programs that will challenge your body, spark your intellect, kindle your spirit and brighten your life. We invite you to connect with community and friends in our beautiful facility.
Our full service fitness center has a large workout room featuring panoramic views and closed circuit TVs. Equipment includes PreCor, TKO, Star Trac, Paramount, Icarian and more. Personal Training and Pilates Reformer Training are also available to help you achieve your fitness goals. Over 60 group exercise classes are offered each week including yoga, spinning, Zumba, Pilates, cardio core fusion and more.
Our programs and services celebrate family, foster health and well-being, embrace tradition, create friendships, and expand cultural horizons all in a safe, positive, friendly and inviting environment.
The Merage Jewish Community Center is located in a 220,000 square foot facility on the Samueli Jewish Campus in Irvine near the intersection of Bonita Canyon and Turtle Ridge. The extraordinary facility, with its inviting landscape and breathtaking views, includes a health and fitness complex, preschool and toddler care, teen center, gymnasium with two full-sized basketball courts, swimming pool, senior center, adult education rooms, a professional-style theater and auditorium with banquet facilities, Kosher café and Holocaust memorial garden. The campus also houses social agencies to help people stay connected and to make the world a better place for all people.
The Mission of the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County is to enrich our Jewish identities and create a vibrant community through excellent programs and services rooted in shared values and traditions.
Excellence: Exceeding expectations in leadership, staffing, operations programming and service.
Jewish Culture: Celebrating the Jewish identity, history, roots and culture l’dor v’dor (generation to generation).
Community: Bringing people together, inspiring and enriching Jewish journeys in Orange County.
Mailing Address: 1 Federation Way, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92603
Phone Number: 949-435-3400
Fax Number: 949-435-3401
Merage Jewish Community Center Code of Conduct
The Merage Jewish Community Center offers a friendly and comfortable environment for all. Inappropriate language and/or conduct will not be tolerated. The Merage JCC, through its President/CEO or designate, reserves the right to remove from the premises any individual acting in an inappropriate manner and further reserves the right to cancel the membership of any such individual.
The Merage JCC is a Community Partner of Jewish Federation Family Services and is a member of the Jewish Community Centers Association.