A first Birthright trip for JCC young professionals

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With a goal of enriching JCC staff knowledge of the Jewish homeland and enhancing its presence at their community centers, 20 young JCC professionals participated in JCC Association’s first Birthright trip organized specifically for this cohort. The trip was unusual, as participants ranged in age from 22 to 29, somewhat older than typical Birthright participants. […]

NJY Camps Welcome Jewish Kids of Military Families

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NJ Y Camps have instituted a special subsidy program for Jewish children of military families, and urge Jewish military kids to apply for the summer of 2014. The cost of $150 per week or $500 per session is deeply discounted and is designed to enable Jewish children related to men and women serving in the […]

JCC Maccabi Offers March of the Living Program

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The recent PEW study found that more than sixty percent of younger U.S. Jews say that remembering the Holocaust is essential to their sense of Jewishness. With that in mind, JCC Maccabi Israel® is offering an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in our March of the Living program to Poland and Israel, April 23 – […]

Cycle for Good Here in Time for Hanukkah

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Hanukkah may be really “early” this year, but Cycle for Good is ready to roll. Spinning wheels will complement spinning dreidels as the second annual Movement-wide stationary bike event called Cycle for Good takes off on December 1, the first Sunday of the festival, at many JCCs. Thanks to staggered start times, participants in Cycle […]

Generation Exit: Keeping Millenials on Staff

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How can we nurture the next generation of professional leaders if they are heading toward the door? Read management expert Haydon Shaw’s prescription in the latest issue of JCC Circle.

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 […]

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