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…but is it Jewish?

Jewish Book Month choices offer insight—Jewish and not November celebrates Jewish Book Month, and JCCs as places where “people of the book” like to hang out, are naturals for promoting the annual literary event with book fairs, author events and arts, books and culture festivals. Last year we asked JCC Association staff for their book … Continued

The Great American Eclipse

by Michael Rowland JCC Association Marketing Consultant Today marks the Great American Eclipse. U.S. National Parks are expecting a record day of visitors. Maybe you’re among the thousands of people congregating to watch somewhere along the path from Oregon to South Carolina. It’s both a marvel of the galaxy and a momentary corridor of overpriced motel rooms There’s … Continued

At Iwo Jima, a call to serve

At Iwo Jima, a call to serve By Rabbi Steven Ballaban Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to join several other sailors and marines in raising the U.S. flag over Iwo Jima.  I was selected for the flight, and the honor of raising the flag at the site of the famous [Joe] Rosenthal photo atop Mt. Suribachi. … Continued

First JCC professional honored by IJSHOF

Former JCC Maccabi Games director first JCC professional honored by International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Lenny Silberman, former JCC Maccabi Games® director for JCC Association of North America was honored by the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (IJSHOF) on July 4 as part of the 20th Maccabiah celebration in Israel.  The ceremony, which … Continued

O, Canada!

Canada, you’re not getting older, you’re getting better! And just to prove it, some of our Canadian JCCs have explored just what it means to be both Jewish and Canadian. They crafted some very special programming to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In May, the Windsor Jewish … Continued

Discovering a new way to celebrate Israel

by Liran Shoseyov Yesterday I fell in love—with what you might ask? I fell in love with parades! I understand that parades are very common in New York and every week there is a parade for a different cause. But for me, as an Israeli who just moved to the city, it was a unique … Continued

JCC Association of North America Responds to Charges Filed Against Suspect in Threats to JCCs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team; Office: (212) 498-9300; Cell: (202) 215-9260  NEW YORK – Today, the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against a suspect with dual Israeli-American citizenship in connection with dozens of threats made to Jewish Community Centers across the United States and Canada since the … Continued

Statement from the Jewish Community on Meeting with FBI Director Comey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team; Office: 212-498-9300; Cell: 202-215-9260 WASHINGTON – This morning, leadership from the Jewish community met with FBI Director Comey and the senior leadership team of the FBI to discuss the range of threats that have been directed against Jewish institutions in the … Continued

“He was always working for us”

Rabbi Nathan M. Landman, former deputy director dies at 87   Rabbi Nathan M. Landman, who provided a Jewish presence in at one time or another in every U.S. Air Force base in Europe, and later became the deputy director of the JWB Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy (now JWB Jewish Chaplains Council), died on Jan. … Continued

JCCs head for the Hill

An opportunity to lobby for those with special needs For the past seven years, the Tucson Jewish Community Center has offered Taglit, a program that provides meaningful work and enrichment opportunities for young adults with special needs. And because of that commitment to serving those who comprise what is often an underserved community, Todd Rockoff, the … Continued