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 […]

Brand New Issue of JCC Circle Available Now

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The latest issue of JCC Circle, the magazine for the JCC Movement, is out with great stories about the changing food options at JCC camps, the impact of millenial moms on JCCs, and an interview with Brett Loewenstern, the American Idol star who got his start at the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest. Plus, there’s a photo […]

JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest in Israel in Photos

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For the very first time, the JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest took place in Israel this summer. Over 1,000 Jewish teens from three continents participated in the two-week event, traveling from northern Israel to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. In addition to sports competitions and arts performances, the teens took part in a community-service project in Kiryat Shmona, a town near […]

JCC Association Launches First Ever JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge

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The NFL lockout is over, players are headed to training camps, and 47 JCCs are participating in the first ever JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge.  The Fantasy Football Challenge, also referred to as the FFC, aims to create 100 leagues made up of JCC members, their families and friends for an opportunity to […]

Register Today for JCC Fantasy Football Challenge

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Registration is open for the JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challege, and it looks like there will even be a N.F.L. season. Great prizes are available for the thousand participants who will play for 46 JCCs. If participants, who must be over 18, find that their JCC has not signed up, they can play […]

View Presentation on Jewish Chaplains Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery

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Just in time for Memorial Day, the U.S. Senate passed the necessary resolution to place a memorial to fallen Jewish chaplains in Arlington National Cemetery, next to existing memorials to Roman Catholic and Protestant chaplains. A similar resolution passed the House of Representatives earlier in the week. JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a division of JCC […]

We Must Remain Big-Tent Organizations with Room for Diverse Opinions

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Allan Finkelstein, president of JCC Association, reminded readers of JTA that JCCs are the original big-tent organizations, the place where Jews have always gathered to talk, to argue, and sometimes to disagree. Read his full op-ed piece here.

JCC Day Camps Are Enriching Jewish Environments, Study Says, with Potential to Do Much More

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JCC day camps are giving thousands of children and teens rich Jewish experiences, and have the potential to do even more, according to a new study completed by the Florence G. Heller-JCC Association Research Center. Commissioned by the Mandel Center for Jewish Education and supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the groundbreaking study, titled “The […]

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