Kansas City Crowns a Super Star

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The Kansas City JCC held its third annual fundraiser, KC SuperStar, in August, and Erick Patrick from Olathe, Kansas was chosen as the 2012 winner. Ten finalists performed before a panel of judges, which narrowed the field to the top three. Audience members then selected the winner, just like on “American Idol” and other reality […]

Gardens Bloom at Camp JCA Shalom

Camp JCA Shalom

In the summer of 2001, a group of nine Israeli teenage scouts and eight American teens at Camp JCA Shalom designed and created a garden in the shape of Israel. Their vision was to teach about Israel through Malibu’s similar climate. They wanted to expose youth to the flora and fauna of the historical and […]

JCC Bridgewater Tide Swimmers Compete in National Swim Meet

JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team Member Jennifer Doorly of Bridgewater competes at the Sunkissed Invitational Meet in Charlotte, NC.

The JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team took their first ever National Team to Mecklenburg Aquatic Facility in Charlotte, North Carolina to compete in the prestigious Sunkissed Invitational from March 29 — April 1. Fifteen Bridgewater Tide swimmers qualified to swim in this national-level meet; six local swimmers participated including: Alexis Brewer, Jennifer Doorly, Ryan Bugianesi, […]

Annual Family Reunion at the Indianapolis JCC

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A family that plays together stays together, and the Barry family is living proof of that. They have been “competing” in the JCC’s annual Indoor Triathlon since 2008. This year they are returning with an even larger number of family members, seven in all. The Barry clan stands out among the many athletes who participate […]

Happy Centennial Plus to Two Oldest Jewish Resident Camps


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 […]

Executive Director of Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC Honored

Mark Shapiro, executive director of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee will be honored with the presentation of the first annual Lee Kass Cancer Support Community Philanthropic Award, which is presented to an individual or organization who has demonstrated benevolence and compassion to individuals and their families who are living […]

Virginia JCC Going to the Dogs?

The Simon Family JCC in Virginia Beach has made an unusual video to tell potential members about their services. It’s done from a dog’s point of view, and it’s a hoot. We love Cujo.

Birnbaum JCC Visits Israel

Birnbaum JCC staff and members in front of JCC Association Jerusalem office

A group of staff and lay leaders from the Shimon & Sara Birnbaum JCC in Bridgewater, New Jersey, visited Israel recently, spending time with many nonprofit Israeli organizations. The trip, sponsored by Harriet and George Blank, was planned by Sara Sless of our Israel office.

JCC of Staten Island Goes Green

The JCC of Staten Island in New York is in the first cohort of the Jewish Greening Fellowship, funded by New York’s UJA Federation. They’ve been doing some great things. Check out the video to learn more. NY1 video spot

DC JCC Tells Youth It Gets Better

Watch this moving video made by the LGBT center at the DC JCC that tells gay youth that life gets easier.  DC JCC It Gets Better video  JCCs have long championed diversity and mutual respect.

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