Mar 6, 2013
JCC To Move
The Jewish Community Center recently announced that they plan on relocating from 22nd and Tilghman Streets, to a location yet determined, west of Allentown. I remember when they moved into their current location, in the late 1950's. The facility served the baby boomer generation with a superb gym and swimming pool. The pool was managed by Dennis McGinley, and his programs resulted in the numerous kids developing into competitive swimmers. Hal Grossman coached the basketball teams, and it was common for Allen High to have one or two center players on it's varsity team. In recent years, the early childhood programs were well received by the entire community. As someone noted, the move will be a tremendous loss of social capital in Allentown's west end.