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 […]

Sen. Carl Levin and Chiefs of Chaplains Participate in Dedication of First JWB Torah for Our Troops

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Director Rabbi Harold Robinson led a group of distinguished guests in reciting a shehecheyanu – the Jewish blessing for reaching a milestone-in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Room at the U.S. Capitol on May 10 when the last letter had been inscribed in a new Torah scroll commissioned for U.S. Jewish chaplains. […]

JCC Association Brings Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy to New York Metro Area JCCs and JCC Day Camps

 Children in the New York metro area can now learn to be safe in the water using the special method developed by four-time Olympic gold-medal-winning swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg. With the opening of the Shorefront Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy at the Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, New York, JCC Association and Krayzelburg are bringing the […]

JWB Sends Torah to Iraq

Welcomed by Jewish Air Force Chaplain    A beautifully refurbished Torah scroll recently arrived at Balad Joint Air Base in Iraq, sent to Chaplain Sarah Schechter by JCC Association’s JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. Service men and women at the base proudly carried the Torah in procession to Gilbert Memorial Chapel, where it will add immeasurably […]

JCC Association Earns Top Rating for Fourth Consecutive Year in Independent Review of Charitable Groups

 JCC Association, the continental leadership organization for the JCC Movement, has, for the fourth consecutive year, been recognized by Charity Navigator for exceptional fundraising practices. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest independent evaluator, and it assesses 5,000 charitable organizations annually to determine how much each spends to raise money and what percentage of the dollars […]

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