Three More JCCs Get Grant to Fight Childhood Obesity with Discover CATCH


Three Jewish Community Centers have received a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) through its “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families” initiative to implement JCC Association’s program Discover: CATCH Early Childhood. The JCCs in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston will now be able to train staff to put into operation the early-childhood nutrition-and-activity […]

JCC Association Featured as Effective Agency in Obesity Fight


“To tackle obesity, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association focused on one simple premise: it’s much easier to create good health habits than it is to change bad ones.” With this introduction, JCC Association has been featured as a particularly effective agency in the nation’s battle against obesity in Trust for America’s Health 2012 report […]

This Shabbat, Unplug and Slow Down

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JCC Association is partnering with Reboot for the National Day of Unplugging (NDU) this weekend. The NDU is part of a larger project called the Sabbath Manifesto, which encourages hyper-connected and frequently frantic people of all backgrounds to re-embrace a day of rest. The National Day of Unplugging runs from sundown Friday, March 23, to sundown, […]

Grant from Florida BC/BS Foundation to Help 8 JCCs

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JCC Association has received a $98,200 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation (BCBSF Foundation) to help eight Florida Jewish Community Centers combat childhood obesity: Jewish Community Alliance, Jacksonville Lori & Eric Ross JCC, Boynton Beach JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches, Palm Beaches JCC at Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando […]

Discover @ the JCC Partners with JGDC to Combat Genetic Diseases


Discover@theJCC, JCC Association’s holistic wellness initiative, has partnered with the Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium (JGDC) to provide important information to couples and families dealing with genetic disorders.  Randy Gold, the 2011 JFNA Communal Hero, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, has been struggling with his daughter Eden’s diagnosis of ML4, one of the 19 testable Jewish genetic diseases. […]

Club One Named as “Best in Class” Provider for JCCs


Club One has officially partnered with JCC Association as a “Best in Class” provider of fitness and membership services.  A leader in fitness management for over twenty years, Club One has worked successfully with many JCCs for the past ten years.   Club One is a nationally recognized leader in the industry, developing award-winning fitness and wellness solutions that […]

JCC Association Joins National Go4Life® Campaign

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JCC Association has joined the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in Go4Life, a new national exercise and physical activity campaign for people age 50+. The goal of Go4Life is to provide resources to older adults that they can use to incorporate exercise and physical activity into their everyday lives. This federal campaign is based on […]

JCC Association Makes It to the White House


JCC Association’s name popped up on lots of government blogs in the last few weeks, and they were all buzzing about JCC Grows, our gardening and hunger-relief program. When we visited the White House as part of First Lady Michele Obama’s Let’sMove initiative, we committed to encouraging one-third of JCCs and JCC camps to participate […]

JCC Association Piloting New Holistic Wellness Initiative DISCOVER @ the JCC

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JCC Association, the continental leadership network for the JCC Movement, has formed a partnership with premier fitness provider Club One to launch an initiative Discover @ the JCC, which emphasizes the holistic nature of good health and well being. A year-long study by a JCC Association task force resulted in the decision to move JCCs […]

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