About the Merage JCC

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 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 extraordinary facility, with its inviting landscape and breathtaking views, includes a state-of-the-art health and fitness complex, licensed preschool and toddler care, teen lounge, gymnasium, Jr. Olympic swimming pool, senior center, adult education rooms, a professional theater and auditorium with banquet facilities, Kosher café, our new teaching kitchen, and Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Garden.

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.

1 Federation Way, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92603

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Our Vision

Ensuring Jewish continuity in Orange County

Our Mission

To build a welcoming Jewish community by inspiring and enriching Jewish identity

Our Values

Excellence: Exceeding expectations in leadership, staffing, operations programming and service.
Jewish Culture: Fostering meaningful connections to the land and people of Israel and the Jewish community worldwide and celebrating ourJewish identity, history, roots and culture l’dor v’dor (generation to generation). 
Community: Always providing a warm, supportive environment, welcoming all no matter where or whether our community worships, whatever their age or lifestyle. 
Family-oriented: Fitness, education and enrichments, Israel and Jewish connections, we have programs for all, from young to not-so-young. Programs for families and for individuals. We are a place for your whole family. 


Merage JCC Board of Directors

The Merage JCC Annual Meeting is in the fall of each year. All members are welcome!

In addition, the Board of Directors holds nine board meetings each year on designated Tuesdays. Contact Marcia Clark,, to r.s.v.p. for the annual meeting or with further questions.


Merage JCC Audited Financial Statements

Click here to view our 2019 audited financial statements. 


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.