Israeli Summer Shlichim in Training

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JCC Association staff is in Israel this week, participating in the training of hundreds of young Israelis who will be coming to JCC camps this summer. Israeli shlichim are part of almost all JCC resident camps and more than three-quarters of JCC day camps. These young men and women bring contemporary Israel to North American […]

JCCs Can Help Israel to Find Holocaust Heirs

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Many European Jews who died during the Holocaust held property, bank accounts, and other valuables in what was then Palestine, and the Israeli government is now searching for their heirs. We have asked JCCs to spread the word to potential heirs to contact The Company for Location & Restitution of Holocaust Victims’ Assets, the agency set […]

An Israeli New Year’s

The secular year of 2010 ended exactly two weeks ago. Although we wish each other Shana Tova at Rosh Hashanah in the fall, more and more Israelis celebrate New Year on January 1. This relatively new trend is a result of one million immigrants from the former Soviet Union, who are used to celebrating this […]

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