Fees and Member Policies

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All members must abide by the following rules and regulations.

Membership Cards:
Each JCH member receives a photo ID card that must be shown at the security desk upon entering the building. The JCH will take photographs at no charge during registration. After photo is taken, membership cards will be available for pickup within two days in the Cashier Office. Those not carrying membership card may be denied admission. Non-members enrolled in JCH programs will be issued a course card, to be used as identification upon entering the building. Please report lost or stolen ID cards to the office immediately. Card replacements are available at a $5.00 charge.

Building Tours:
The JCH welcomes prospective members to take an escorted tour of our facilities. Contact our membership office at 718-331-6800 ext. 111 to set up a visit.

Guest Passes:
The JCH welcomes members to bring friends and relatives as their guests. The fee, $15 per guest visit, may be applied toward membership if enrollment takes place within 30 days. Guests may make up to three visits per year, though only one guest fee may be applied toward membership. Photo IDs are required for all guest passes. Please check our Fitness Center & Swimming Pool schedule for hours that are open to guests.

Personal Responsibilities:
The JCH expects its members and guests to behave and use our facilities in an appropriate manner. Inappropriate behavior, such as foul language, dangerous play, fighting or property damage may result in loss of membership. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building.

Personal Assumption of Risk:
Physical activity inherently carries such risks as bruises, scrapes, muscle pulls and more serious conditions such as heart attacks. Each participant assumes personal responsibility in the event of an injury sustained in the normal course of events.

The Marks JCH of Bensonhurst maintains Jewish dietary laws and we request the cooperation of all who use our facilities. All food brought to the JCH must be Kosher and dairy.


Does the Pool & Fitness Schedule change?
Yes. We have separate schedules for Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer, with the Summer schedule changing at the end of June to reflect summer hours.

Where can I get a Pool & Fitness Schedule?

Right here. Or, at the Membership & Information Desk located in the JCH lobby, as well as inside the Fitness Center.

Do I need to bring my own towel?

Yes. Towels are not provided in the Fitness Center or Swimming Pool.

Will anyone show me how to use the fitness equipment?

Yes. The fitness center is staffed during all open hours and an attendant would be happy to show you how to use the equipment.

What should I wear to the Fitness center?

Proper workout attire, please. Sneakers, sweatpants, athletic shorts and t-shirts are appropriate. Jeans, slacks, khakis, jean shorts, skirts and flip flops/sandals are not permitted. COMPLETE FITNESS CENTER RULES*

* Fitness Rules
1. Everyone using the Fitness Center must be a current member or a guest.
2. All members must present a valid membership ID card.
3. Please sign in at the Fitness Desk each time you use the Fitness Center.
4. You must be 13 years or older to use the Fitness Center.
5. Proper workout attire is required.

What should I wear to the Swimming Pool?

Swimsuits and swim caps (available for purchase in the Cashier Office) are mandatory. Flip flops are recommended for use on pool deck. COMPLETE SWIMMING POOL RULES*

* Aquatics Rules
1. A valid membership ID card must be presented when entering the Pool area.
2. All swimmers must shower with soap before entering the Pool & wear a bathing cap.
3. Flip flops are required to enter the Pool area but may not wear them in the Pool. Members must be appropriately dressed to swim at all times in the pool area. You may wear swim goggles.
4. No running, jumping, splashing, diving or ball playing in the Pool or Pool area
5. No eating, drinking or gum chewing in the Pool or Pool area.

Can I pay for the pool only?

No. Membership at the JCH includes both the pool and fitness center. We do not offer separate memberships.

How do I make use of the lockers?

When using the fitness and swimming pool facilities you must place your belongings in a locker and lock it with your own lock. Bags and other belongings are not allowed in the fitness center and swimming pool areas. Guests are asked to take their belongings and locks home with them at the conclusion of their workout, though yearlong locker rentals are available. Please note that we are not responsible for items left in lockers. For the convenience of members who don’t want their valuables (i.e. wallets, jewelry) left in the locker room, we provide free safety deposit boxes in the Cashier Office. Please visit for assistance.

At what age can child members use the pool and fitness facilities?

Children must be 13 or older to use the fitness equipment. Children under 12 require parental supervision to use the Swimming Pool.

May I add my wife/husband to my membership?

Yes. If you add a spouse within two weeks of membership, you will be charged the difference between an individual and married couple membership category. For additions past two weeks, contact Diana El Bassiouny, Director of Membership Services, at 718-331-680 ext. 111.

May I upgrade from an individual to family membership?

Yes. You can pay the difference at the Cashier Window.

May I cancel membership if I relocate or get sick?

Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable. In the case of illness, please contact Diana El Bassiouny, Director of Membership Services, at 718-331-680 ext. 111 to make the necessary arrangements.


Annual membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable and payable in full upon registration. Financial aid may be available on a need-based basis, and single-parent families with proper documentation may apply for a special rate.

PLEASE NOTE: All first-time registrations (except Children’s, Zehut Teens and Senior Adults Club categories) or those whose memberships have lapsed by three months or more require an additional $35 administrative fee, to be used for processing applications and creating photo ID cards.


$650 – Parents with unmarried, dependent children 18 and younger living in the same household. Applicants must present birth certificates for all children.


$550 – Under 60 years old, membership does not include children. Applicants must present copy of birth certificate.


$400 – Ages 30+. Proof of age is required.


$300 – Ages 19-29. Proof of age is required.


$250 through June 30th, 2019


$200 single; $315 couple Ages 60+


$75 single/$140 couple – Ages 60+, Weekday activities only, NO POOL & FITNESS CENTER. Proof of age is required.


$170 – Ages upto 11. Proof of age is required.


In an effort to promote good health among employees at local businesses, the JCH is pleased to offer corporate memberships. For further information, contact the membership office at 718-331-6600 ext. 111.

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