Two boys playing ping pong at the Jewish Educational Center Annex while a group of children looks on, 1940. In 1936, the J. E. C. annexed an adjacent home to be used for children's groups and arts and crafts classes. The annex was closed in 1940 and activities shifted to Mt. Zion and Temple of Aaron.
A young men's basketball team at the Jewish Educational Center in Saint Paul, c.1940. The programming arm of the J. E. C., known as the Jewish Center Activities Association, oversaw social and recreational activities at the Center.
A publicity photograph (taken c.1930) showing arts and crafts activates for kids enrolled at "Stay at Home Camp," a summer camp developed by the Jewish Center Activities Association, for the growing number of families joining the J. E. C. The J. C. A. A. was the Jewish Education Center's programming arm.
In 1930, the Jewish Community Center of St. Paul (JCC)—originally called the Jewish Education Center (JEC)—began the work it continues in the twenty-first century: providing for the educational, social, cultural, and recreational lives of Jewish youth and St. Paul families.