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JCC Association pursues change, as new vice president is brought on board


Wendy Seligson, who helped steer the 14th Street Y of the Educational Alliance in New York, during a period of rapid expansion, has been hired as executive vice president for strategy and operations of JCC Association. Seligson, who has served as associate executive director of the 14th Street Y since 2007, worked closely with Dr. […]

Teen engagement initiative receives start-up funding


JCC Association to partner with the Marks JCH of Bensonhurst What happens when you combine Russian-speaking teens, a focus on arts and technology and the exploration of Jewish identity? You come up with ARTEL, a collaboration between JCC Association and the Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst. This innovative, year-long program, which […]

Gettin’ your grill on


Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the outdoor cooking season. Whether you’re tailgating, competing or just eating, people are passionate about their barbecue, and there’s regional styles – and rivalry – galore. But generally you can divide your cooking into slow-cooked barbecue over indirect heat, or grilling and the accompanying char that goes […]

Dairy does it for Shavuot


Coinciding with Memorial Day this year is Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates when the Israelites, having escaped Egypt, received the law from God. One of the traditions associated with holiday is that we eat dairy foods. There is no stipulation in Jewish law that we do so – some think it comes from the notion […]

6 Second Hebrew: Flower, Horse, Guitar


Words to get you excited for summer!

A whole new JCCA.me


JCCA.me, JCC Association’s intranet and resource sharing website for JCC professionals, re-launched recently with a brand new design and improved features. The improvements came in three core areas: speed, search and design, and were based on feedback from users. The most notable change to the website is the design. The new design not only was […]

AIRing their views


JCC Maccabi ArtsFest™ Artists in Residence share their takeaway Every year JCC Maccabi ArtsFest teen participants work with professional Artists in Residence (AIRs) in their chosen arts specialty. JCC Association works very closely with each host community to identify and select the right combination of new and returning AIRs to maximize the experience. “Curating the […]

6 Second Hebrew: Bread, Rain, Garden


Words for spring.

An awesome time in Orlando


Where were you March 15-18? We hope it was at JCCs of North America Professional Conference, with 500 of your colleagues. We learned and laughed together, gleaning insight from the best in the field and in the Jewish communal world. If you missed it, or you just want to relive it, here’s some video highlights. […]

Operation Passover makes a final push

victory base baghdad seder

On Friday night, Jews all over the world will sit down to their seders, and thanks to JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, Jewish men and women who serve in the military will be able to join the communal celebration. As we commemorate the holiday that celebrates our release from Egyptian bondage and subsequent lives as a […]

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