If the Community Wants It, They Will Go


This post was written for eJewish Philanthropy and written by Yaron Lipschitz, Program Director of JCC Maccabi Israel. As the director of JCC Association’s teen travel program JCC Maccabi Israel (JMI), I am acutely aware of the need to encourage Jewish teens to visit and spend time in Israel. I am happy to report that […]

JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge is Back!


Registration for the third season of the JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge is open, and all fantasy football fans—novice to expert—are invited to play. Twenty JCCs have already opted in, but we are actively looking for more. There is no fee for JCCs, and this is a fun and effective way to raise […]

First-Time HR Conference Brings Together JCC Professionals


As the department concerned with the needs and benefits of a company’s employees, human resources is a crucial part of any organization, big or small, but until now little attention has been paid to it in JCC professional development circles. This is set to change on June 12-13, when JCC Association will be taking an […]

Jewish Film Presenters Conference in NYC


Once again, we are partnering with the JCC in Manhattan/Israel Film Center on the Jewish Film Presenters Conference taking place June 5 and 6.  We have developed a great two days of programming filled with opportunities to brainstorm and share resources. “We have made sure that there is something for established film festivals and those just […]

JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest Included Among Effective Teen Programs


A new report  from the Jim Joseph Foundation on engaging Jewish teens includes the JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest among 21 programs particularly successful in connecting teens to each other and to the Jewish community. JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest are included with only seven other Jewish programs for teens and two for young […]

JWB Hosts Largest Conference in a Decade at Annapolis


JWB Jewish Chaplains Council will be hosting its largest gathering of Jewish military chaplains in over a decade on April 21-24, 2013 at the Commodore Levy Center, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Attendees are arriving from Afghanistan, Okinawa, Europe, and other spots around the world, with 34 currently serving military and VA chaplains and […]

Early Childhood Framework Introduced at Professional Conference Draws Large Cohort of Educators

Daddy, make sure you spell our name right so we can win the Chanukah Raffle!  (Choopla 2012)

JCC Association of North America has recently launched Sheva, an early childhood education framework that strives to raise the level of excellence in the ECE programs offered by JCCs through facilitated learning communities. Early childhood directors from all over the continent were first introduced to the new program at the JCCs of North America Professional […]

Jared Foundation Funds Discover: CATCH Training


Staff members from four JCCs will be learning techniques to combat childhood obesity, thanks to a generous grant from the Jared Foundation. Jared Fogle, spokesperson for SUBWAY® sandwich shops and founder of the foundation, endorsed JCC Association’s Discover: CATCH program last year and the foundation has contributed to help train JCC staff in different parts […]

New Date for TAG Training in Chicago Area

Camp Jaycee Swim

We are excited to announce that our Chicago TAG Training Seminar has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 10 (we had to move it from our original date in February due to weather). TAG: Jewish Values through JCC Camping® is a curricular initiative designed to enrich the Jewish component of the JCC camping experience. TAG develops […]

Partnership with PresenTense Marks Merrin Fellowship as Innovator

Taken Camp Kadima 2012 at FlagPool                caption:   YES!!!!

PresenTense and the Jewish Community Center Association are pleased to announce a new partnership through JCC Association’s Merrin Teen Professional Fellowship.  The Merrin Fellowship is a selective continental training program that helps JCC professionals working directly with teens develop their own leadership and management skills, enrich their Jewish identities and those of their participants, and […]

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