Allan Finkelstein Suggests Necessary Changes

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CEO and President Allan Finkelstein expressed his thoughts about the necessary changes in the Jewish community in an article published today in eJewishphilanthropy.

JCC Association Office in Jerusalem Now JCC Israel Center

After a week of competing and creating, JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest participants toured Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for three days. The two participants pictured above learn about the Jewish Diaspora at Beth Hatefutsoth.

In order to emphasize its service to Jewish Community Centers, JCC Association has named its office in Jerusalem the JCC Israel Center. Previously referred to as the JCC Association Israel Office, the historic Mary and Solomon Litt building located on Moshe Hess Street in the center of Jerusalem had served the Polish Red Cross during […]

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, […]

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