Ten years through a Jewish lens

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TAG, you’re 10! And the signature JCC Association program of activities designed to explore daily issues through a Jewish lens, is taking that milestone in stride. As it hits the decade mark, TAG: Jewish Values Through JCC Camping®, will celebrate in a variety of ways even as it moves beyond the campground and into programming […]

Finding your network

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by Joy Brand-Richardson If you were to ask me what is the most valuable part of attending JCCs of North America Professional Conference the answer is simple. Nowhere else will your JCC staff be able to learn with, and from, the people who really “get” them, the job they do and the unique challenges and […]

N.J. JCCs come together to learn and grow

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What do you get when you combine Jewish learning, educators who are passionate about their profession and regional connections? You get A Day of Learning on Sept. 2 organized by educators at three New Jersey JCCs: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, JCC of Central N.J. in Scotch Plains, and JCC MetroWest in West […]

6 Second Hebrew: Mother, Police Officer and Soccer

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Learn three new words in less than 30 seconds!

New year, new Torah

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On August 20, a final presentation of one of our small, portable Torahs took place at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County in Irvine, Calif. During the ceremony, Rabbi Harold Robinson, a retired rear admiral and director of the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, handed the Torah to Lt. Joshua Sherwin, a chaplain in […]

Tips for a Winning Pic

2014 Photo Contest

Every day, within your doors, on your playing fields, at camp and in the community, the JCC touches lives and inspires us through opportunities to create, learn and connect. But what’s the best way to capture your JCC’s story in pictures? What photos tell your story the best? Since JCC Association is currently running its […]

Shana Tova 5775

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Shana tova from JCC Association of North America!

Words of Torah, to match

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For Jewish military personnel overseas seeking solace in scripture, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council has reprinted its very popular edition of the JPS Tanakh. The Tanakh, which now has a camouflage cover to match the JWB siddur, recently arrived in JCC Association’s offices and are being dispatched to service men and women as they are requested. […]

Yom Kippur (Leviticus 16:1-16:34)

“And should I not care about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people…?” (Jonah 4:11) Jonah is unique among the Biblical prophets; only he gets an entire city to repent with one warning. It makes sense, then, for the rabbis to choose Jonah for the prophetic […]

Update from JCC Israel Center

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Rosh Hashanah message The days are getting shorter, the air is cooler. Leaves are blowing in the wind and wayward birds fly high above, looking for something, perhaps new beginnings. The Days of Awe surround us; they fill our hearts and souls with prayers, exaltation and hope. Tonight the Jewish world will celebrate the new […]

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