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Mission Statement

JCC Association leads and connects the JCC Movement,
advancing and enriching North American Jewish life.

About JCC Association of North America:

JCC Association of North America strengthens and leads JCCs, YM-YWHAs and camps throughout North America. As the convening organization, JCC Association partners with JCCs to bring together the collective power and knowledge of the JCC Movement. JCC Association offers services and resources to increase the effectiveness of JCCs as they provide community engagement and educational, cultural, social, recreational, and Jewish identity building programs to enhance Jewish life throughout North America. By supporting the 25,000 Jewish communal professionals who connect with two million JCC participants each year—JCC Association encourages engaged lives of purpose and meaning.

About JWB Jewish Chaplains Council

In 1917, the Jewish Welfare Board began to serve young men entering the military in World War I. Today, as JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a signature program of JCC Association, that work continues: safeguarding the rights, fulfilling spiritual needs, combatting loneliness and isolation and honoring the service of Jewish men and women in the United States armed forces. JWB is a U.S. government-accredited agency for serving the religious requirements of Jewish military personnel, their families, and patients in VA hospitals, or wherever they serve.

About JCC Israel Center

JCC Israel Center, the Jerusalem-based office of JCC Association of North America, helps bring Israel into North American Jewish communities. Understanding that Israel is a part of the eternal story of the Jewish people, JCC Israel Center connects JCCs to Israel and helps infuse Israel into their work. Whether creating custom Israel trips and seminars for JCC professionals or participants, collaborating on Israel education programs for JCCs, or helping place schlichim (Israeli emissaries) within JCCs.