MIYJCC Policies

Kashruth Policy
The Mid-Island Y JCC maintains Jewish dietary laws and we request the cooperation of all who use the facilities. In general, this means that all lunches or snacks brought into the MIYJCC must be Kosher with one of the following symbols:

Allergy & Health Aware
There are many children in our school who have severe, life-threatening peanut and tree nut allergies. We are making every effort to ensure that their safety and health are not jeopardized. This means the MIYJCC, with your cooperation, will do its reasonable best to maintain peanut and tree nut-free classrooms. When bringing in snacks for your child’s birthday or Shabbat, they must be pre-packaged with the appropriate Kosher symbol. In addition, these snacks must be peanut and tree nut-free. Bakery items are not allowed in the classrooms.

The following is a list of some acceptable snacks: 
Fresh fruits & vegetables; plain mini-bagels; Entenmann’s Popems, Mini Muffins & Brownie Bites; Oreos; Chips Ahoy; CheezIts; ice cream cups (ShopRite brand); ices; graham crackers & pretzels. This is only a partial list.

Please notify each department of any allergies or health issues that could affect your child. Please read all food labels to make sure the snack is safe for all of our children. Thank you for understanding that a food allergy can sometimes present a life-threatening situation.

Snow Closings
For building closures due to inclement weather communications will be issued via:
•   www.miyjcc.org   •  “Y” Alert email blast   •   Cablevision, Channel 12   •  Text Messaging

Smoking is prohibited in the building and on the grounds of the MIYJCC.

No dogs or animals are allowed in the building or on the grounds (unless a medical note is provided.)

Disabled Access to the MIYJCC

Our front doors will automatically open when a data chip is passed over a main switch. These chips are adhered to your membership card (non-members get a visitor card). The cards are available through Membership Services and require a $15 deposit (refundable when you no longer need the chip). Please call the Membership Director at x306 for details.

Insurance

The Mid-Island Y JCC participates in the Group Accident Medical Program, which provides excess accident medical coverage for members injured in a “Y” sponsored activity.

Fitness Center Policies

The MIYJCC staff will enforce the following regulations to ensure that you have a safe and effective workout.

• Must be a current MIYJCC member or guest of a member and 13 years or older
• Please sign in at the fitness desk each time you use the Fitness Center
• 13 year old members are required to take an orientation to use the Fitness Center
• Proper workout attire is required, ie: gym shoes, shorts/warm-ups, t-shirt/tank tops
• Gym bags and jackets must be stored in the provided cubbies
• Food and gum are not allowed in the Fitness Center
• Do not place weights on the benches
• Strip all bars and rack all weights
• When there is a wait, there will be a 30-minute limit on all cardiovascular equipment
• Classes may be added or deleted without prior notice.

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure the privacy of our members, the use of cell phones is prohibited in the Fitness Center.

Safety
The safety of our members and their children is our utmost priority. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult member. Proper member ID and/or photo ID is required to enter the facility. The Mid-Island Y JCC reserves the right to enforce security measures at all times to ensure the safety of all occupants of the building.

The steamroom, sauna and whirlpool are for individuals 16 years and older; these areas are dangerous for younger children.

The track is for walkers and joggers only; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.