JCCs Enter Third Annual Fantasy Football Challenge

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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

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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

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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 […]

JWB Hosts Largest Conference in a Decade at Annapolis

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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 […]

Partnership with PresenTense Marks Merrin Fellowship as Innovator

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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 […]

JCCs of North America Professional Conference Largest in Years

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Meeting at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando from March 3-6, 2013, the JCCs of North America Professional Conference will welcome 450 JCC professionals from 102 Jewish Community Centers in the U.S. and Canada, along with two attendees from Venezuela, to the largest gathering of men and women who work at JCCs in years. “We […]

PBS to Show Documentary Premiered at JCCs of North America Biennial

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On January 31, most PBS stations across the U.S. will broadcast the documentary renamed “Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope” about the Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and his participation in the tragic flight of SS Columbia. The film, originally titled “An Article of Hope,” was premiered at the JCCs of North America Biennial in Atlanta […]

JCC Association Staff Begins Visit to Israel in the South

December 5, 2012–Undeterred by recent turbulence, JCC Association, the leadership network of the Jewish Community Center Movement, is leaving on a 10-day staff seminar to Israel on December 8. To show their support to those affected by recent rocket attacks, the group of 25 staff members will head to the south of Israel as soon […]

JCCs Spin Their Wheels This Hanukkah to Raise Money for a Good Cause

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Spinning wheels will complement spinning dreidels this Hanukkah as JCC Association launches an annual Movement-wide stationary bike event called Cycle for Good on December 9, the first Sunday of the festival. Thanks to staggered start times, participants in Cycle for Good will ride indoor bikes at the same time in Jewish Community Centers across North […]