community center

noun

Definition of community center

: a building or group of buildings for a community's educational and recreational activities

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In 2006, a gunman shot six people at the Seattle Jewish Federation, and in 1999, a white supremacist attacked a Jewish community center in Los Angeles and injured five people, including three children. WSJ, "The Paradox of American Anti-Semitism," 2 Nov. 2018 Thousands of mourners jammed a synagogue, a Jewish community center and a third, undisclosed site for the first in a weeklong series of funerals for victims of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. Allen G. Breed, The Seattle Times, "Mourning and protests as Pittsburgh begins victims’ burials," 31 Oct. 2018 In early 2017, there were dozens of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. and in Canada, according to the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish group that battles anti-Semitism. Josef Federman, chicagotribune.com, "Hacker whose bomb threats sparked fears of anti-Semitism rise in U.S. convicted in Israel," 28 June 2018 In early 2017, there were dozens of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. and in Canada, according to the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish group that battles anti-Semitism. Washington Post, "Israel convicts hacker who threatened US Jewish centers," 28 June 2018 The town hall is also not far from the Jewish community center and retirement community where three people were killed in a 2014 shooting. Bryan Lowry, kansascity, "'We want dialogue': Students disappointed Kevin Yoder won't show at town hall on guns | The Kansas City Star," 5 Apr. 2018 Chris Marshall’s Sans Bar in Austin, Texas, pops up on Friday and select Saturday nights inside a community center managed by addiction resources group RecoveryATX. Julia Bainbridge, WSJ, "What Do You Call a Bar Without Booze?," 23 Jan. 2019 On the last Sunday of every month, Akinmowo installs the books somewhere like an art gallery or a community center. Eric Ginsburg, Teen Vogue, "These Heroes Are Saving Black Feminist Classics by Putting Them on Wheels," 8 Jan. 2019 The work of minority-engagement program organizers includes visiting high schools with teens who are eligible to vote, jails, senior-citizen homes, and other community centers. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "How a Democratic "Minority-Engagement Program" Is Fighting Ohio's Voter-Roll Purges and Their Impact on Black People," 9 Oct. 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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community center

noun

English Language Learners Definition of community center

: a building or group of buildings where there are classes and activities for the people who live in a community

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