About Israel & Your JCC
As an agency dedicated to the continued vitality of the Jewish community, part of our mission is to facilitate the development of bonds of attachment between North American Jews and the Jewish State. The Israeli summer shlichim we interview, train, and place make lifelong impressions on JCC campers, which lead to a sense of personal connection with Israel and Israelis. JCC executives, staff, lay leaders, and board members benefit from seminars prepared by our Israel office. JCC members learn about an Israel they never imagined through our Boarding Pass Travel. Israeli teens bond with their American peers at the JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest. In the summer of 2011, the voyage went in the other direction when one thousand American teens went to the first-ever Games/ArtsFest in Israel in 2011. During the summer of 2012, close to 200 American teens traveled to Israel to explore leadership and gain a sense of self and Jewish identity. American and Israeli communities and JCCs forge relationships through Partnership2Gether. In numerous ways, we serve as a bridge that connects your JCC and its membership to Israel.