New building offers room for growth | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

New building offers room for growth


MEQUON – The JCC’s Mequon-based early childhood education program is moving from a leased space to a newly purchased building.

Operations will move from 1415 Donges Bay Road to 10813 N. Port Washington Road. The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center announced the purchase of the Port Washington Road building in June, to house the Linda & Fred Wein Center for Gan Ami Early Childhood Education. The new space will be larger, with room for growth.

The newly purchased building is the former site of a since-closed preschool. It will be ready for current and new JCC families at the start of the 2017 fall school year.

“It’s a larger space than our current home, both in terms of overall square footage and within the individual classrooms,” said JCC Chief Operating Officer Jesse Rosen in an email. “It’s a space that was specifically chosen to be our permanent home, and one where we could continue to grow.”

“This investment, made possible with the generous support of the Wein family, is a strong demonstration of our commitment to high quality education and the entire northern suburban community,” said JCC President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro in a news release.  “As our service continues to grow, we identified the need for a permanent home for our program – one that could serve our existing families and meet the needs of a growing community.  We are deeply appreciative for the families, donors, staff and partners who have made this investment possible.”

The JCC will spend the summer months investing in the property and preparing to open for all families in September. Along with the Hy & Richard Smith JCC Water Park and the Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp, this property represents the third site the JCC owns in Ozaukee County.

“Quality education happens through highly trained faculty, in partnership with parents and caregivers. To have a new home that matches the standards of our teaching, and empowers us to educate with great heart and inclusive values, is a blessing,” added JCC Director of Early Childhood Education Stacy Mitchell.

Appointments for tours and enrollment inquiries can be directed to Karen Faust, site director, at 262-242-9871 or by visiting

The JCC’s early childhood program in Whitefish Bay will continue.

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New JCC building

  • In Mequon, for early childhood education
  • More square footage than current Mequon space
  • Whitefish Bay services will continue