Center Policies

Fees and Class Size

Membership in the Sephardic Community Center is a prerequisite for participation in almost every program. Certain programs, classes and events are open to non-members at a differential fee.

Cultural and informal education programs are offered throughout the year. Specialized activities such as Pre-school, Summer Camp, educational courses, special children’s programs, concerts, etc. require additional fees. Members may be expected to bring additional materials to some classes.

In order to provide the fullest benefit to members, it is necessary to limit the size of certain groups. Registration will close when the maximum is reached. Additional groups will be formed if there are sufficient requests and if space allows.

In the event that registration requires 2 groups, groupings will be made by staff, taking into consideration the order of registration, requests and make-up of the group. The ultimate decision will be made by staff. There is no refund if there is a withdraws based on dissatisfaction with the group make-up. In the event that there is misrepresentation of age and grade, the SCC reserves the right to remove such individuals from the group and no refund will be made.


Membership Cancellation

The Sephardic Community Center reserves the right to revoke and/or suspend membership privileges at any time due to inappropriate or destructive behavior. Membership in the SCC is a privilege not to be misused. There will be no refunds made for revoked or suspended memberships.


Refund Policy

If a participant withdraws from a class or activity before the semester has started, a $25 administrative fee will be charged. The remainder will be refunded.

If one withdraws during the first to weeks of classes, in addition tot he $25 administrative fee, 25% of the class fee will be withheld from refund.

Our Pre-school programs, Culinary School, and Summer Camps have separate refund policies.


Low Cost Accident Medical Insurance

All members participating in Sephardic Community Center activities must participate in a Special Group Insurance Plan, regardless of age or sex. The rate is $20 per membership year. The coverage is in effect for all injuries caused by accident while in activities sponsored or supervised by the Center. The benefits payable under the policy are payable in addition to any other insurance carried by the individual. The basic policy is subject to $200 deductible applying to each claim and a maximum reimbursement of $25,000. Certain sports activities are excluded from coverage, e.g., tackle football, ice hockey and snow skiing.

The policy does not pay for items or personal property such as special shoes, corsets, purchase of crutches, or items of similar nature, even if prescribed.


Code of Conduct

Verbal abuse and/or the use of physical force against another person, or with actions that damage Center property, will not be tolerated and may result in suspension or loss of membership privileges. Center management reserves the right to request that offenders vacate the premises.


Please note: Children under the age of 10 unattended by an adult can not be in the building after 9:00 PM.


Photo and Video Release

The Center takes and uses photographs, videography, and/or sound/image recordings during our programs/events for promotion of good will, public education, and/or fundraising and other related activities of The SCC. By using/entering the Center, the user waives any right to inspect or approve the photograph(s) or finished version(s) of works, including website, incorporating the photograph(s).

By using/entering the Center, the user releases The SCC, its officers, directors, agents, employees, independent contractors, licensees and assignees (including photographers or videographers), from all claims for any cause of action arising out of taking and/or use of
the photographs, videos, and/or any sound/image recordings, and/or description of the same, be it blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use of composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in taking of the photographs, or any
processing tending toward the completion of the finished product, unless it can be shown that they and the publication thereof were maliciously caused, produced and published solely for the purpose of subjecting the user to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn and indignity.

By using/entering the Center, the user agrees that the SCC owns the copyright (or may apply for copyright) in these photographs, videos, and other works and creations, and the user hereby waives any claims based on any usage of the photographs, videos, or works derived therefrom in any form, may it be printed, projected, televised or transmitted via the web, and/or at any time, be it in the present or in the future, including, but not limited to claims for either invasions of privacy or libel.

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Policy Against Harassment

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Sexual Harassment Complaint Form

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