Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

Welcome to the Staenberg Omaha JCC!

Serving the Omaha Community Since 1926

The Jewish Community Center has been a big part of Omaha for more than eight decades! We opened our doors in 1926, and still today, continue to serve everyone in the community with our state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding programs and dedicated staff.

We’re so glad that so many members of our Omaha community participate in JCC programs. On any one day at the “J” you can see the full range of activities for children as young as six weeks old to seniors in their 90’s still keeping active and fit.

Compare us to anybody in town. We’re confident you’ll want to be part of a place where you can enjoy our staff, other members, and our exceptional facilities and programs.

Our Mission

The JCC’s mission is to create a positive Jewish environment in which to build, strengthen and preserve Jewish identity and traditions. The Center reaches out to the Jewish community and provides its members with a unique opportunity to associate through a variety of social, cultural, recreational, educational and physical fitness program, activities and services.

Something for everyone

Why JCC?

Phil Sokolof Fitness Center

Recently refreshed with new furnishings and equipment, the Phil Sokolof Fitness Center is a spacious 210,000 sq.ft. facility that houses everything you need to keep your workouts fresh and dynamic.

  • Wide Selection of Cardio Equipment, Weight Machines, & Free Weights
  • Group Exercise Studios
  • Cycle Studio
  • Pilate Reformer Studios
  • Mind-Body Studio
  • Indoor Walking / Running Tracks
  • Locker Rooms
  • Massage Therapy Area
  • Physical Therapy Room
  • Health Spa with Sauna, Whirlpool, & Steam Room (Requires Health Spa membership)

Whether you swim for fitness or swim for fun, our aquatic facilities have something for everyone. Outdoor and indoor pools provide year-round accessibility.

The Goldstein Family Aquatic Center opened in the summer of 2018. This beautiful outdoor aquatic area houses:

  • 25-meter Competition Pool (heated) with Lap Lanes, Diving Boards & Climbing Wall
  • Family-Friendly Leisure Pool (heated) with Zero Depth Entry & Aqua Play Unit
  • Lazy River
  • Splash Pad
  • 14′ Water Slide
  • Bathhouse with Showers & Family Changing Area
  • Concession Stand & Covered Eating Area
  • Coin Operated Lockers & Towel Service


Indoor Lap Pool & Baker Family Leisure Pool

Our beautiful, new Indoor Aquatic Center is now open. In addition to our renovated lap pool, the Baker Family Leisure Pool will give Members the opportunity to enjoy family swim time beyond the traditional summer season. Take a virtual tour of this space here. In addition to these exciting new spaces, we are also proud to provide our members with a new Family Changing Area. This space, located just off of the indoor lap pool, features five large and private stalls. Each stall is complete with a sink, soap and paper towels, toilet, shower, and diaper changing station. Lockers and additional sinks are located in the main area of the changing area as well.

Features of the indoor aquatic area include:

  • 25-yard Lap Pool (heated) with 6 Full Lap Lanes, New Filter/Gutter System, & Easy Stair Entry
  • Family-Friendly Recreational Pool (heated) with Zero Depth Entry & Aqua Play Features
  • 15′ Water Slide
  • Lazy River
  • Water Therapy Vortex
  • Towel Service
  • Family Changing Area
Child Development

The Pennie Z. Davis Early Learning Center provides a safe and nurturing space for our smallest members.

  • 19,000 sq. ft facility
  • Open Plan Facility with Great Room
  • Quiet Sleep Room for Infants
  • Wet Play Areas
  • Art Room
  • Kitchens Equipped for Children
  • Outdoor Playgrounds
Performing Arts

From dance to musical theater, our performing arts programs are housed in professional grade studios and theater. The beautiful new space includes new seats, new lights, new rigging, a new audio / visual system, new acoustic systems, and updated dressing rooms.

  • 7,000 sq ft. Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater with Seating for Over 300 People
  • Linda & Nelson Gordman Black Box Theater
  • Dedicated Dance Studios
  • Piano & Voice Studios
  • Art Gallery
Sports & Recreation

Our popular athletic programs are offered in our newly refreshed basketball gymnasium.

  • 12,000 sq. ft. Full Size Gymnasium with Multiple Basketball Courts
  • Outdoor Soccer Fields
  • Outdoor Baseball Field
  • Outdoor Sand Volleyball Court
  • Rentable Space for Sports Teams
Youth Services

Youth programming is housed upstairs in the Youth Lounge. This area, generously supported by the Goldstein, Fellman, and Kooper families, houses wonderful games and activities.

  • 3,900 sq. ft. Youth Lounge with Game Station, Xercise Wall & Lego Tables
  • Art Area
  • Study Area
  • Kitchen Area
  • Fit & Sit Childcare Room
  • Outdoor Playground & Pavilion

Health & Well-Being
To provide facilities and programs that promote physical, social and emotional well-being.

To provide belonging, connectedness, and inclusiveness through programs and partnerships.

To provide the opportunity for personal growth and life-long learning.

To incorporate traditional Jewish morals and values to successfully meet our mission.

You Belong Here

The Jewish Community Center has been a big part of Omaha for more than eight decades! We opened our doors in 1926 and still, today continue to serve everyone in the community with our state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding programs, and dedicated staff. We’ve been here in the past, we’re here today and we’ll be here tomorrow.