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


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


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 […]

JCC Association Awarded Grant to Help Teach Water Safety

Athletes competed in venues throughout northern Israel. Swimmers were treated to a newly constructed pool with a stunning view.

JCC Association is one of four organizations to receive funds from the National Swimming Pool Foundation through their Step Into Swim™ campaign. Step Into Swim awarded JCC Association $10,000 to encourage programs that teach people how to be safe in the water. According to Steven Becker, JCC Association vice-president, health and wellness services, the money […]

JCC Association Featured as Effective Agency in Obesity Fight


“To tackle obesity, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association focused on one simple premise: it’s much easier to create good health habits than it is to change bad ones.” With this introduction, JCC Association has been featured as a particularly effective agency in the nation’s battle against obesity in Trust for America’s Health 2012 report […]

Three New Management-Level Professionals Added to Staff


JCC Association is pleased to announce three management-level additions to its full-time staff. Susan Bender is taking over the financial resource development portfolio as senior vice-president. Alison Pepper has joined the agency as assistant vice-president on the early childhood education and family engagement team. Jerry Wische will assume the role of JCC Association’s chief operating […]

Are You Ready for Some Football?


Most of the country may be mired in record-breaking heat, 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 second annual JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge (The Challenge). Participants compete locally with […]

Mobile App Big Success at 2012 Biennial

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JCC Association’s entry into mobile technology was a great success at the 2012 JCCs of North America Biennial in New Orleans, indicating that Jewish Community Center leaders are eager to join the mobile revolution. Created by Guidebook, the special Biennial app enabled delegates and staff to construct individualized schedules, share photos, review sessions, and respond […]

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