JCC Association Awarded Grant to Help Teach Water Safety

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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 […]

JCC Association Awards Graduate Scholarships to Promising Professionals

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JCC Association is proud to announce the 2012-2013 class of scholarship recipients. The three recipients of the JCC Association Graduate Scholarship come from different parts of the U.S. and have a variety of educational backgrounds. “We are excited to help these promising JCC professionals advance their educations,” said Joy Brand, associate vice president/director of training. […]

JCC Association Reaches Out to Emerging JCC Professionals

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As Jewish communal organizations are confronting the imminent retirement of a generation of professional leaders, the JCCs of North America Biennial is responding with a vigorous strategy  of inclusion of younger staff. Several groups of new and rising JCC professionals will attend the Biennial in New Orleans, May 6-9, arriving early and interacting with seasoned JCC […]

JCC Association Invites Jewish Military Chaplains to Lead Study Sessions at Biennial


For the first time, Jewish military chaplains from the U.S. Armed Forces will be teaching JCC lay leaders at the JCCs of North America Biennial as part of an effort to raise the profile of Jews in the military within the larger Jewish community. Seven JWB Jewish Chaplains Council-affiliated chaplains will use Jewish texts to explore how […]

Partnership with JTS Benefits JCC Professionals


Jewish Community Centers Association and Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) are pleased to announce the launch 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 […]

Grant from Florida BC/BS Foundation to Help 8 JCCs

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JCC Association has received a $98,200 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation (BCBSF Foundation) to help eight Florida Jewish Community Centers combat childhood obesity: Jewish Community Alliance, Jacksonville Lori & Eric Ross JCC, Boynton Beach JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches, Palm Beaches JCC at Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando […]