Yom Ha’atzmaut 2013

Today, Israel and the Jewish world observe Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s national Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism. The State of Israel paused for two minutes at exactly 11:00 a.m. as a siren wailed to mark the beginning of Yom Hazikaron’s ceremonies. Israel and the Jewish world mourn the nation’s 23,085 fallen soldiers […]

Corporate Sponsors Support JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®in Record Numbers

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   An unprecedented number of corporate sponsors have signed up to support the JCC Maccabi Games® in 2011, including the first-ever JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest in Israel, an indication of their recognition of the program’s impact and influence. Approximately 1,500 people, including the teen participants, coaches, chaperones, family members, and JCC staff and board members, will […]

2011 JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest Represents 10 to 15 Percent Increase in Teens Traveling to Israel

New York, NY, May 19, 2011–At a time when fewer North American Jewish teens are interested in visiting Israel, JCC Association has devised an ingenious plan to get them there. Bring an event to the Jewish state that draws thousands of teens each summer wherever it’s held. This summer’s JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest to be held […]

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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