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Stephen Hazan Arnoff named CEO of JCC Association

Set to succeed Allan Finkelstein in February Dr. Stephen Hazan Arnoff, who successfully expanded programing and grew the 14th Street Y in New York while executive director there before going on to become the first director of the Office of Culture, Community, and Society at Shalem College in Jerusalem, has been chosen to succeed Allan … Continued

21st Century JCCs: Building Community in a Brave Pew World

This article by JCC Association President and CEO Allan Finkelstein first appeared in eJewishPhilantrhopy.com on March 18, 2014. The first YMHA opened its doors in 1854 to serve Jewish immigrants arriving in America. It – and those YM and YWHAs that followed – provided a wealth of services helping turn a diverse lot of Jews … Continued

Hurricane Sandy & JCCs Storify

Below is a collection of stories from various JCCs that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. These are in chronological order, with the most recent story at the top. The storify will continue to be updated as more news is shared across social networks about the effects of Hurricane Sandy. View the stories on Storify [View … Continued

You Can Help JCCs Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Many of you have asked what your JCC can do to help the JCCs and their constituents severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, and we are grateful for your support. We have been reaching out to impacted JCCs to conduct an initial damage survey, calling and e-mailing virtually every JCC in the New York, New Jersey, and … Continued

Update on Hurricane Sandy and JCCs

We know that you have all been reading about–or living through–the effects of Hurricane Sandy, and we wanted to share with you what we have learned about the JCCs in the immediate area of the storm, and those a little farther away. Almost all of our JCCs are open and serving their communities; some have … Continued

JCC Association Office Open in NYC

Our New York office opened on Thursday, November 1, after being closed for three days after Hurricane Sandy. Staff members are all safe, although many have no power in their homes. “We appreciate everyone’s understanding through the very difficult situation caused by Hurricane Sandy,” said CEO Allan Finkelstein. “Everyone has been impacted in some way, … Continued

Movement-wide Cycle for Good to Help Special Olympics This Hanukkah

Spinning dreidels, meet spinning wheels, your new Hanukkah pal. JCC Association’s Movement-wide stationary bike event called Cycle for Good launches this December 9, the first Sunday of Hanukkah, to raise money for a good cause as well as for Jewish Community Centers. This year, the chosen charity is Special Olympics, the athletic competition for the … Continued

Tourism in Israel at Highest Level

Although driving on Israel’s roads this time of the year can be frustrating, most Israelis are happy to inch along behind crowded tour buses. So far, 2012 is a banner year for tourism in Israel. Over 1.4 million tourists visited between January and May, 4 percent more than the previous record set in 2010. For … Continued