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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

A Summer of Engagement with JCC Maccabi™

by Randy Ellen Lutterman In early August, we wrapped up three weeks of JCC Maccabi™, JCC Association’s premier Jewish teen engagement experience that brought more than 3,200 teens together from seven different countries. Three JCCs played host, in Columbus, Ohio, St. Louis, Missouri, and Stamford, Connecticut. And through the sister programs of JCC Maccabi Games® … Continued

JCC Association of North America announces national partnership with Keshet

For immediate release Partnership with leading Jewish LGBTQ group will assist JCCs with inclusion, reach JCC Association in partnership with Keshet, a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life, have formed national alliance to better support JCCs across the country in developing programming, facilities and policies that are more … Continued

Groomed for Success: Focusing on Talent in the JCC Field

By Joy Brand-Richardson Of the last 14 open executive director positions at Jewish Community Centers, nine were filled by current JCC staff, either an assistant executive director moving up in his or her own organization, or by one moving from another JCC, or an executive in a JCC in one city moving to another. That … Continued

Free Exercise Meets the Establishment Clause in Military Service

Responding to Religious Freedom in the US Military by Harold L. Robinson, director, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council A wounded Marine, a Catholic, endures the agony of physical therapy on his burned right hand covered in recent skin grafts. He must fully open his hand despite the pain or never regain its use. The pain has … Continued

JCC Maccabi: Teens at the Center, Jewish Community at the Core

by Jonathan Fass When Team Israel entered the arena at opening ceremonies for JCC Maccabi this summer, thousands rose to their feet in celebration. It was a powerful message of what JCC Maccabi, the world’s largest summer program for Jewish teens can accomplish. An intense, weeklong celebration of amiut Yehudit (Jewish Peoplehood), JCC Maccabi gathered … Continued