JCC Association Launches First Ever JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge

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The NFL lockout is over, players are headed to training camps, and 47 JCCs are participating in the first ever JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge.  The Fantasy Football Challenge, also referred to as the FFC, aims to create 100 leagues made up of JCC members, their families and friends for an opportunity to […]

Corporate Sponsors Support JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®in Record Numbers

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   An unprecedented number of corporate sponsors have signed up to support the JCC Maccabi Games® in 2011, including the first-ever JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest in Israel, an indication of their recognition of the program’s impact and influence. Approximately 1,500 people, including the teen participants, coaches, chaperones, family members, and JCC staff and board members, will […]

American Idol Finalist Brett Loewenstern to Appear at JCC Maccabi ArtsFest in Israel

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  This summer, popular Israeli hip hop funk band Hadag Nahash will teach its trade to hundreds of North American teenagers who will be in Israel participating in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest. The band is famous for their tongue-in-cheek political commentary in songs such as “The Sticker Song.” In these tunes, Hadag Nahash uses familiar Zionist slogans and bumper-sticker […]

Facebook Campaign Launched to Urge Senate to Approve Chaplains Memorial

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JCC Association is urging people all over the U.S. to contact their senators to approve the resolution to erect a memorial for fallen Jewish chaplains at Arlington National Cemetery. Using the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Facebook page as a platform, JCC Association has created an easy way for thousands of people to send a message […]

2011 JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest Represents 10 to 15 Percent Increase in Teens Traveling to Israel

New York, NY, May 19, 2011–At a time when fewer North American Jewish teens are interested in visiting Israel, JCC Association has devised an ingenious plan to get them there. Bring an event to the Jewish state that draws thousands of teens each summer wherever it’s held. This summer’s JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest to be held […]

JCC Day Camps Are Enriching Jewish Environments, Study Says, with Potential to Do Much More

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JCC day camps are giving thousands of children and teens rich Jewish experiences, and have the potential to do even more, according to a new study completed by the Florence G. Heller-JCC Association Research Center. Commissioned by the Mandel Center for Jewish Education and supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the groundbreaking study, titled “The […]

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Leads Effort to Establish Arlington Jewish Chaplains Memorial

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JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a division of JCC Association, in partnership with the Jewish War Veterans and New York-based members of the American Legion, and with the support of a broad array of Jewish communal organizations, is urging the swift passage of a concurrent resolution in the U.S. Congress to establish a memorial in Arlington […]

JCC Association Piloting New Holistic Wellness Initiative DISCOVER @ the JCC

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JCC Association, the continental leadership network for the JCC Movement, has formed a partnership with premier fitness provider Club One to launch an initiative Discover @ the JCC, which emphasizes the holistic nature of good health and well being. A year-long study by a JCC Association task force resulted in the decision to move JCCs […]

JCC Association Selects Seventh Cohort of Merrin Teen Professional Fellows Program

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JCC Association’s Merrin Center for Teen Services has selected 16 professionals working with teens in affiliated JCCs and camps in North America to participate in the acclaimed Merrin Teen Professional Fellows Program.  The program will feature five seminars held over 16 months, with the first gathering in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in February. Participants focus on developing […]

JCC Maccabi Games® Set Time Aside for Community Service with Help from The Coca-Cola Company®

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About one hundred and fifty people with special needs will enjoy a day of outdoor fun at the JCC Maccabi Games® in Denver during the first week in August, thanks to a generous grant from The Coca-Cola Company® in support of Days of Caring and Sharing, the Games’ community-service initiative. Working in conjunction with Special […]

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