Nine JCCs selected to pilot talent management program

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To assist JCCs in building a larger pool of talent that can best steer their organizations in the future, JCC Association has selected nine Jewish Community Centers to pilot a program aimed at identifying and supporting those professionals. The goal is to help JCCs develop a conscious, deliberate approach to attracting, developing and retaining people […]

A first Birthright trip for JCC young professionals

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With a goal of enriching JCC staff knowledge of the Jewish homeland and enhancing its presence at their community centers, 20 young JCC professionals participated in JCC Association’s first Birthright trip organized specifically for this cohort. The trip was unusual, as participants ranged in age from 22 to 29, somewhat older than typical Birthright participants. […]

Steve Becker honored with President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award

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New York— Steve Becker, JCC Association’s vice president of health and wellness has received the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) 2014 PCFSN Community Leadership Award.  The award is given annually to individuals or organizations that improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, […]

Three Jewish movements, one prayer book

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Manhattan synagogues to use new JWB siddur over Memorial Day weekend This Memorial Day weekend, three Upper East Side synagogues will remember the Jewish men and women who have died defending the United States by using the JWB Jewish military siddur, or prayer book, during Shabbat services. The three synagogues — one each from the […]

JCCs to train in pilot program serving veterans

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Six Jewish Community Centers have been selected to pilot Project Welcome Home, a JCC Association initiative meant to educate them to better assist U.S. service men and women and their families and to engage with their communities. The project, which will be steered by JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a program of JCC Association, incorporates the […]

Prayer book for U.S. military a unique collaboration of all Jewish denominations

A unique prayer book commissioned by the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council will be first used at Shabbat services on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29 during the JCC Association Biennial in San Diego. It is the first time since World War II that a siddur, Hebrew for prayer book, has been created expressly for use by […]

Allan Finkelstein steps down after two decades at helm of JCC Association

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Allan Finkelstein, who has spent his entire career working to strengthen Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) and the role that they play in American Jewish life, will retire from leading the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America, where he has served as president and CEO since 1994. His retirement is effective at the end of […]

JCC Movement Honors Lay and Professional Leaders at JCCs of North America Biennial

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JCC Association is proud to announce the recipients of several distinguished awards, which will be presented at the JCCs of North America Biennial in San Diego in March. J. Victor Samuels of Houston, former president of the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and a member of the JCC Association Board of Directors since 1996, will […]

Jody Hirsh to Receive Morton L. Mandel Jewish Educational Leadership Award

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Jody Hirsh, the director of Judaic Education at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been chosen to receive the Morton L. Mandel Jewish Educational Leadership Award for his lifelong commitment to Jewish education. The Mandel Award is presented by JCC Association, the leadership network of the JCC Movement, […]

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 […]

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