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


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


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


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


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 […]

JCCs Enter Third Annual Fantasy Football Challenge


Most of the country may be enjoying the end of summer, but the 19 million Americans who play fantasy football are looking ahead to fall and daydreaming about their perfect teams. Not to worry. JCC Association is finalizing preparations for the third annual JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge (The Challenge).  Participants compete locally […]

JCCs of North America App Brings JCC Information to Smartphones


Nine Jewish Community Centers across North America are the first to take advantage of JCC Association’s new mobile initiative, the JCCs of North America App. The JCCs of North America App is now available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and enables JCCs to offer users the information they want […]

JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® Are Largest Gathering of Jewish Teen Athletes/Artists Worldwide

What do Olympic gold-medal swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg, “Survivor: Africa” champion Ethan Zohn, Doug Gottlieb of ESPN, “American Idol” finalist Brett Loewenstern, and Jay Fiedler of Miami Dolphins fame have in common? Before they were in the limelight, all five honed their skills and strengthened their Jewish identity as participants in the community and character-building experience […]

Second Cohort of JELI Accepting Applications


JCC Association and Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) are delighted to announce that applications are currently being accepted to the second cohort of the Jewish Experiential Leadership Institute (JELI). Made possible with generous funding from the Jim Joseph Foundation, JELI is an online and in-person leadership and professional development program specifically designed for JCC middle- and senior-management […]

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