JCCs Address New Challenges in the Early Childhood Marketplace

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The article was originally featured in JCC Circle Summer 2013. When in his State of the Union address, President Obama called to make “high-quality preschool available to every child in America,” he echoed the opinions of many child-development experts. The world is finally recognizing the value of a developmentally appropriate early childhood education. More state […]

Discover CATCH Gets a Second Round of Funding

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The Florida Blue Foundation granted our Discover CATCH: Early Childhood program almost $100,000 for a second round of training at JCCs in Florida, a tribute to the program’s effectiveness. It was one of only four programs to receive additional funding. “We will be able to train staff members from two more JCCs in Florida, Adolph […]

Second Cohort of JELI Accepting Applications

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JCC Association and Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) are delighted to announce that applications are currently being accepted to the second cohort of the Jewish Experiential Leadership Institute (JELI). Made possible with generous funding from the Jim Joseph Foundation, JELI is an online and in-person leadership and professional development program specifically designed for JCC middle- and senior-management […]

Winners Chosen in JCC Association Photo Contest

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We have a winner! Actually, we have three winners in our JCC photo contest. Donna Harlev from the Bernard & Ruth Siegel JCC in Wilmington, Delaware won first place; Jonah Grant of JCC Chicago won second place; and Polina Fridman of the JCC of Stamford, Connecticut won third place. Mazal Tov to all the winners. […]

You Can Help JCCs Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

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Many of you have asked what your JCC can do to help the JCCs and their constituents severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, and we are grateful for your support. We have been reaching out to impacted JCCs to conduct an initial damage survey, calling and e-mailing virtually every JCC in the New York, New Jersey, and […]

Share Your JCC Story in Pictures

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Jewish Community Centers are special places. The JCC is the place you meet your friends, the place your kids go to preschool or to camp, the place you play basketball or do yoga, the place you learn more about your heritage. We want to share those special qualities through photographs, so we are sponsoring a […]

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 […]