JCC Extranet Adds Social Media Component

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Our new site JCCA.me is now live and available to all staff at affiliated JCCs across the U.S. and Canada. This extranet is a limited- access website that provides a trove of information on all the different things JCCs do, and adds new social media features that allow people working at JCCs to blog, microblog, […]

Group Flies Out to Aircraft Carrier with JWB to See Navy Life Up Close

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Four rabbinical students and other prospective Navy Jewish chaplains had the opportunity to see Navy life up close when they flew out to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Harry Truman with JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Director Rabbi Harold Robinson in August. Rabbi Nina Mizrachi from JCC Chicago joined the group, as did JCC Association VP and […]

Affiliation vs. Engagement: Where Do You Stand?

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Allan Finkelstein’s essay in eJewishphilanthropy on the need to move from the concept of membership/affiliation to that of engagement has sparked a lot of discussion. How does this change affect your JCC’s relationship to your community? Read the essay and add your voice to the conversation at our blog.

New Vision for the 21st Century JCC Unveiled

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For the first time in more than twenty years, JCC Association has put forward a new statement of principles for the JCC Movement. Initiated by a group of executive directors at the largest JCCs, this statement grew out of many further discussions with board members and executive directors all over the continent. The statement of […]

Jared Fogle of SUBWAY Helps Launch Discover CATCH: Early Childhood

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Jared Fogle, spokesperson for SUBWAY® sandwich shops and founder of The Jared Foundation,  appeared on  March 14 at the JCCs of Greater Boston to announce a strategic partnership with JCC Association to combat childhood obesity. Discover: CATCH Early Childhood, a new JCC Association initiative being piloted at the six Boston JCC preschools, as well as […]

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 […]

Eighty JCCs Sign Up for MCJE’s TAG Training–Most Ever

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An unprecedented number of registrations for training in the Mandel Center for Jewish Education’s camp initiative TAG have made it necessary to add another day in the New York metro area. All day trainings are being held throughout February in Chicago, San Francisco, and Atlanta, in addition to two days of training at JCC Association’s […]

First Fantasy Football Challenge Ends with Big Winners

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The end of the inaugural season of JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge ended with some big winners in JCCs all over the U.S. More than two hundred people played this season in 21 total leagues. Anyone can join the group in the off season on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest information, […]

Happy Centennial Plus to Two Oldest Jewish Resident Camps

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The two oldest Jewish resident camps in the nation–both founded in 1902–will be celebrating their 110th anniversaries soon, and they’ll be throwing themselves big birthday bashes. Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, New York, and Tamarack Camps in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, both affiliated with JCC Association, have served children for more than a century, introducing them […]

Watch Video from the Formal Dedication of Jewish Chaplains Memorial

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Hundreds of people attended the formal dedication of the memorial to fallen Jewish chaplains at Arlington National Cemetery on October 24, 2011. After three years of intense effort by JWB Jewish Chaplains Council and numerous other Jewish, community, and veterans organizations, the monument was placed on Chaplains Hill next to existing memorials to Catholic and […]