Three More JCCs Get Grant to Fight Childhood Obesity with Discover CATCH

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Three Jewish Community Centers have received a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) through its “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families” initiative to implement JCC Association’s program Discover: CATCH Early Childhood. The JCCs in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston will now be able to train staff to put into operation the early-childhood nutrition-and-activity […]

Two JWB Chaplains Offer Hanukkah Blessings at White House Celebration

President Obama celebrated the Festival of Lights twice on the last day of Hanukkah, highlighting the coincidence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah in 2013 at the afternoon celebration. “As the Festival of Lights draws to a close, let’s take one last chance to think about all the miracles we’ve been lucky enough to experience in our […]

First LGBTQ Boarding Pass Trip to Go for 2014 Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade

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Travelers can show off their pride at the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv on June 13, 2014 with their JCC friends when they register for the first continental LGBTQ Boarding Pass trip to Israel. Sponsored by JCC Association, the continental leadership network for the JCC Movement, in collaboration with the JCC of Austin, this […]

JWB-Endorsed Navy Chaplain Wins Bible Award

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Each year the National Bible Association awards the prestigious Witherspoon Award to one chaplain from each military service branch, recognizing special creativity and achievement in inspiring others to read the Scriptures. This year’s Navy recipient is LT Josh Sherwin. Endorsed by JWB Jewish Chaplains Council in 2009, Chaplain Sherwin has served with the second Marine […]

A Portrait of Jewish Americans Storify

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In early October, Pew released “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” which was the first major study of the Jewish population in the United States in over a decade. To many, the results were surprising. One out of five Jews describe themselves as having no religion. You may also view this directly on Storify. [View the […]

New Partnership Will Bring Children’s Yoga to JCCs

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JCC Association is delighted to announce a new partnership with Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) to present Yoga Yeladim, a children’s wellness and stress-management program with a Jewish twist. Yoga Yeladim will enable JCCs to give children all the benefits of traditional yoga–stretching, relaxation, meditation, proper breathing, self-discipline–through a fun, musical session that will have children […]

Stephen Seiden Nominated to Be Next Chair of JCC Association

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Stephen Seiden of Livingston, New Jersey was nominated as the next chair of JCC Association at the  JCC Association board of directors meeting held in New York City on October 6 and 7.  Seiden is a two-time past chair of the JCC MetroWest Board of Trustees; and is the current JCC Association finance committee chair. President […]

JCC Job Board Connects to Largest Online Job Board in World

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JCC Association has entered into an agreement with www.indeed.com, the largest online job board in the world to list all of the jobs from www.jccworks.com onto their job board on a daily basis. When a JCC lists job on jccworks, that job will also appear on indeed.com approximately 24 hours later. In the same way, […]

Second Cohort of JELI Fellows Begin Training Program

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The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and JCC Association are pleased to announce the second cohort of the Jewish Experiential Leadership Institute (JELI), an online and in-person leadership and professional development program specifically designed for JCC professionals. The fellowship program, supported by generous funding from the Jim Joseph Foundation, is the result of collaborative efforts among […]

JCC Association Awards Five Graduate Education Scholarships for 2013-2014

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JCC Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarship. The five awardees are from different parts of the U.S., and will be studying at a variety of schools. With a strong commitment to the Jewish community and the JCC Movement, recipients of the JCC Association Graduate Scholarship study […]

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