Founded in 1949, the Stroum Jewish Community Center [SJCC] is a non-profit organization that offers diverse programming for the Jewish and general community in the greater Seattle area. The 10,200 square foot auditorium with structural upgrades provides members with a flexible, state-of-the-art facility to support existing, expanded and new programs in celebration of Jewish life and culture.

The upgraded auditorium includes all new retractable seating, a theatrical performance stage, audio-visual systems and house lighting, windows, skylights and finishes. The foyer and library feature new finishes and a storage area. Scope also included a new roof system for the entire SJCC campus and retrofitting the existing ECS preschool classrooms with a fully functioning fire protection and alarm system.


Stroum Jewish Community Center




10,230 SF

Year Completed


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seats in auditorium


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Construction took place while the operations of the SJCC continued. Some of the youngest community center members, from the SJCC’s Early Childhood School, took a special interest in the construction work. GLY’s superintendent on the job took students on tours of the new auditorium, foyer, and library space to show them what was going on behind the scenes.

Each of the team members played a critical role in managing this project so successfully. It was clear they all held a deep commitment to driving the process and ensuring the space would be beautiful and completed on time and within budget.

Judy Neuman, CEO Stroum Jewish Community Center