The JCC Center was founded in 1950 as a family center with a kindergarten in the Sabra area, south of Beirut, adjacent to the Shatila camp. The Center offers a variety of educational programs, including:
Kindergartenfor preschool children.
An educational program for unschooled youth & dropouts
School Support and Tutoringprogram for children with different learning abilities, behavioral problems, and speech difficulties.
A Literacy program that focuses on the empowerment of women by helping them in reading, writing and simple arithmetic.
Additionally, the Sabra Center offers several Vocational Programs such as:
Beauty Skills: a course teaching facial care, makeup, and the most up-to-date products and techniques as well as nail care and design.
Barbering: where men and boys learn scalp care, hair coloring, conditioning, and the latest hairstyles.
The Electronics and Computer program teaches the fundamentals of electronics, computer hardware and software, and mobile phone maintenance.
The Sabra Center offers a variety Community Network Activities such as:
Program for the Elderly where women assemble for their weekly “special day” together and socialize and discuss matters of interest.
Summer Program, a recreational program for children that offer art, music, games and sports are offered over six weeks.
A small library with books that target all ages and interests to encourage students from all programs to read.
JCC Sabra also gives awareness-raising lectures and workshops in collaboration with local and international organizations.