The Contra Costa Jewish Community Center is no longer a hub of activity.
from its board to parents decrying the struggle to maintain membership and revenue growth.
The CCJCC website presents a cheery face to the world ("Celebrate Chanukah Dec. 21").
But if you look closely, under "Today's Events" are listed "Millman Center (adult day care) Closed, 0:00 a.m." and "Early Childhood Center Closed, 0:00 a.m."
The Weight Watchers class that used to meet at the JCC now meets next door at the Tice Valley Gymnasium, operated by the city of Walnut Creek. The city has a room for a classroom and exercise that is used for rentals and programming that is mostly filled, but can accommodate Weight Watchers, said Barry Gordon, the city's director of arts, recreation and community services.
By terms of the city's 99-year lease for Tice Valley Gymnasium, 20 percent of its hours are used for JCC purposes, Gordon said, and those exercise sessions and classes continue.
Since last week's abrupt announcement, JCC management has not responded to Walnut Creek Patch's calls and emails seeking comment on the closing.