JCC Movement Statement of Principles for the 21st Century
JCC Movement Vision and Statement of Principles
Read the Vision and Statement of Principles
A Letter from Paula Sidman & Allan Finkelstein
An Introduction to the Statement of Principles
Commentary from Leading Jewish Thinkers
Frequently Asked Questions
JCC programs, services, and connections will support a diverse and thriving Jewish people-and as appropriate, the broader community-in making fulfilling and healthy life choices. Through this work, we will model a world in which, more than ever, Jewish wisdom is valued; differences are respected; communities are built; creativity is encouraged, and aspirations are realized in exciting and powerful new ways.
The JCC’s primary purpose is to strengthen Jewish life and is built upon these principles:
- Creating a Jewish identity is a unique and individual life-long process.
- Respecting and supporting diverse Jewish opinions, beliefs, and practices are essential for strong and enduring Jewish communities.
- Interaction between diverse groups of Jews is critical for the well-being and future of the Jewish people.
- Jewish living and learning sit at the heart of the JCC.
- Israel is an eternal birthright of the Jewish people, linking us to our past and to Jews around the world today.
- Strong Jewish communities benefit, and benefit from, their larger communities.