September 11, 2020 / Modified sep 11, 2020 5:20 p.m.

JCC continues to provide services during pandemic despite loss

How the pandemic has affected its child care program, distance learning students and adults with disabilities.

The Tucson Jewish Community Center has been a hub for child care, political debates and recreation over the years. President and CEO Todd Rockoff said though the J had to close from mid-March to June 1, they tried to keep a link to the community through virtual classes. It has lost approximately $800,000 a month during its closure. Rockoff said its day program for adults with disabilities, Taglit, is now almost half of what it was, but he said he's happy the J is still providing job training and social interaction for those who need it.

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