For over 50 years, the pool at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center has been a seasonal gathering place for friends and families. It's a place where our community comes together to play, relax, enjoy the sunshine, play mahjong, and simply be together. The KJA is proud that our aquatic center is named for a dear community friend, Allen Rosen. We invite you to create a summer full of memories with swim lessons, tennis lessons, the Smokin' Salmon swim team, poolside parties, and more.
Our pool rules are designed to make sure everyone has a fun, safe, and healthy summer. Please review our rules, which are also posted at the pool entrance. Together we can make this a summer of fun for everyone!
Our lifeguards and tennis instructor offer lessons for AJCC members. Individual and buddy sessions are available for adults and children.
Smokin' Salmon swim team is a family-oriented program. We encourage swimmers to work toward achieving their fullest potential while supporting and encouraging their teammates.
Allen Rosen moved to Knoxville in 1948 at the age of 6 when his parents, Sam and Esther Rosen, purchased the Knoxville Junk Company. Sam and Esther loved Knoxville and raised a family with Allen, his brother, Hal, and sister, Rachel. Allen attended Heska Amuna and Temple Beth El’s joint Sunday School at the downtown JCC, became a bar mitzvah at Heska Amuna Synagogue, and was proud to be the president of Rabbi Isaac Winick AZA. In 1964, he married Alexandra Palmer and they made a home for themselves in West Hills. His career in the family business led him to be the president of Knox Metals Corporation. He helped take it from a local junk yard into a regional scrap iron and metals broker-dealer that punched above its weight. Allen and Alexandra raised two children, Stephen and Katheryn. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, they could be found at the AJCC Pool each Saturday and Sunday, from open to close. Allen could swim the length of the pool underwater (with Katheryn on his back!) and loved to show off his famous “back-jack” dive. Eating a couple of hot dogs, throwing a few kids in the shallow end, and downing several fountain Coca-colas and Snickers bars while talking with friends and family made for a great summer day.
Alexandra Rosen, Hal Rosen, Rachel Rosen
Katheryn Rosen, Christian Hudson and Frank Rosen Hudson
Kim, Stephen, Nathan, Arielle and Tifannie Rosen
Sam and Esther Rosen AJCC Fund of KJCFF