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JCC Association of North America Urges Trump Administration to Maintain Cultural Exchange Programs at Camps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212-498-9300; Cell: 202-215-9260 JCC Association of North America Urges Trump Administration to Maintain Cultural Exchange Programs at Camps NEW YORK – The State Department’s J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program, which for decades has brought multicultural awareness and cultural exchange to … Continued

35th Annual JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest to Host Close to 3,000 Jewish Teens

For Immediate Release July 28, 2017 Media Contact: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 212.498.9300; Cell: 202.215.9260 35th Annual JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest to Host Close to 3,000 Jewish Teens for World’s Largest Jewish Youth Sports Competition Teens to compete at summer games hosted in Birmingham, NY capital region and Miami NEW YORK – … Continued

JCC Association, Delegation of Jewish Leaders Meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212-498-9300; Cell: 202-215-9260 Sessions affirms federal support for Jewish Community Centers’ safety WASHINGTON – This morning, JCC Association of North America and a delegation of Jewish leaders met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The meeting comes in the aftermath of … Continued

JCC Association of North America Responds to Arrest of Suspect in Threats to JCCs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212-498-9300; Cell: 202-215-9260 NEW YORK – Today, a suspect with dual Israeli-American citizenship was arrested in Israel in connection with dozens of threats made to Jewish Community Centers across the United States and Canada since the beginning of January. All … Continued

JCC Association of North America Statement on Bomb Threats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212-498-9300; Cell: 202-215-9260 NEW YORK – JCC Association of North America shared the following statement in response to new threats it is aware of: “JCC Association of North America confirms a developing situation in which several JCCs have received either … Continued

JCC Association of North America Gratified by Arrest, Urges Resolve in Bringing Perpetrators to Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212-498-9300; Cell: 202-215-9260 NEW YORK – In response to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York’s announcement that an arrest has been made in connection with threats against Jewish institutions, JCC Association of North America’s new … Continued

JCC Association of North America Expresses Gratitude for Promised Support from Department of Homeland Security, Continues Urging Federal Agencies to Bring Perpetrators to Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212-498-9300; Cell: 202-215-9260   NEW YORK – On Wednesday, JCC Association of North America convened a conference call for JCC executives and leadership featuring representatives from the Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly publicly promised heightened support … Continued

JCC Association of North America Outraged by New Rash of Bomb Threats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212-498-9300; Cell: 202-215-9260 NEW YORK – In light of a new rash of bomb threats called into Jewish community centers and Jewish day schools today, a statement from David Posner, director of strategic performance at JCC Association of North America, … Continued

JCC Association of North America Expresses Gratitude for Congressional Call on Federal Agencies to Address Bomb Threats, Reinforces Urgent Need for Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212-498-9300; Cell: 202-215-9260 NEW YORK – Today, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York released a letter they co-led, signed by more than 150 members of Congress and endorsed by several dozen Jewish … Continued

JCCs Respond to New Wave of Bomb Threats Quickly, Effectively With Practiced Security Protocols to Keep Communities Safe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UPDATED February 21, 2017 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212-498-9300; Cell: 202-215-9260 All JCCs Impacted Return to Normal Operations JCC Association of North America collaborating with local JCCs, law enforcement, to ensure all JCCs safely serve communities NEW YORK – On February 20, 11 Jewish community centers received … Continued