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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]