A visit from the top

PM Harper@Schwartz-Reisman

It’s not just any day when the head-of-state drops in on a JCC, but last week that’s exactly what happened when Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced tax cuts that would benefit families. He made the announcement on a visit to Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan, Ontario. He and his wife, […]

One day, many Js, lots of giving

Giving Tuesday Phoneathon

The website says it all: Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday. And thanks to the 92nd Street Y, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – this year Dec. 2 — has become part of the national lexicon as a national day of giving to launch the holiday season. But it also recognized that it had been thinking about […]

Repairing the world, one JCC at a time

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When an elderly New York Holocaust survivor died as a result of a fire in his apartment the YM-YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, where he had been a member, took action. The fire was thought to be a result of his sleeve catching fire when he was making himself a cup of tea. He […]

JCCs Can Strengthen the Shrinking Jewish Middle (and not just in the gym!)

Steven M. Cohen

This month’s guest writer is Steven M. Cohen, the research professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR, and director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. He addressed the role JCCs can play in shaping American Jewish life at the 2012 JCCs of North America Biennial. American Jewry is facing a significant, impending […]

Celebrating a month of books — and beyond — with JCC Reads

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By Randy Ellen Lutterman Jewish Book Month arrives on Nov. 16 and runs through Dec. 16 this year, and JCCs are getting ready to celebrate all things literary. During this time, many JCCs host their arts and culture or book festivals, featuring the best from the Jewish literary world. To keep the momentum going throughout […]

6 Second Hebrew: Turkey, Library, Train

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Learn three new words in less than 30 seconds!

March of the Living

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Learning about the darkest hour of Jewish history – the Shoah – and then visiting Israel, to see how we have triumphed over it, is the lesson embedded in the March of the Living. This journey for 11th and 12th graders takes them to Auschwitz and then to the Jewish homeland as they discover their […]

Ten years through a Jewish lens

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TAG, you’re 10! And the signature JCC Association program of activities designed to explore daily issues through a Jewish lens, is taking that milestone in stride. As it hits the decade mark, TAG: Jewish Values Through JCC Camping®, will celebrate in a variety of ways even as it moves beyond the campground and into programming […]

Finding your network

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by Joy Brand-Richardson If you were to ask me what is the most valuable part of attending JCCs of North America Professional Conference the answer is simple. Nowhere else will your JCC staff be able to learn with, and from, the people who really “get” them, the job they do and the unique challenges and […]

N.J. JCCs come together to learn and grow

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What do you get when you combine Jewish learning, educators who are passionate about their profession and regional connections? You get A Day of Learning on Sept. 2 organized by educators at three New Jersey JCCs: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, JCC of Central N.J. in Scotch Plains, and JCC MetroWest in West […]

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