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Listen to This: The 2015 Sounding Board Top Ten

As 2015 draws to a close, there are many lists to celebrate the end of the year. Here’s ours: the 2015 Sounding Board Top Ten. We hope that every tune evokes some of the spirit of the JCC Movement—the programs and people and imagination we share together each and every day. JCCs fire up our … Continued

Shining Light—Right Now!

There are people in the world espousing views of utter darkness. Where you might light a candle—or eight candles—to help a stranger find his or her way at sundown, others would snuff out the flame, preferring neighbors to stumble in the dark. Some of those people already have power and seek to expand it; some feel so powerless … Continued

You’re gonna flip for this “Latke Recipe”

Just in time for the Festival of Lights, the Maccabeats—the a cappella group that gave birth to the viral Hanukkah song parody phenomenon—has issued a new seasonal treat: “Latke Recipe” sung to the tune of Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance.” Shout out to Ari Lewis, marketing director for the YM & YWHA of … Continued

Picture this!

Southern salute to those who serve It was an honor for the Jewish Educational Alliance in Savannah, Georgia to present Capt. Rabbi David Gingold, as featured speaker at their Jewish Federation Lunch ‘n Learn. He shared his experiences as a Jewish chaplain in the military to a rapt audience filled with many who have served … Continued

Js score big with Jr. NBA

A new partnership between JCC Association and Jr. NBA aims to raise their game, providing access to resources, training, as well as challenges and tournaments. Not to mention the Jr. NBA name. “This allows JCCs to use the Jr. NBA name with their youth basketball program,” says Steve Becker, JCC Association vice president, health and … Continued

Share your sweaty snapshots

We want to see your effort when Cycle for Good spins into action on Dec. 13, the seventh day of Hanukkah. So don’t forget to take plenty of pics and videos, and be sure to share them with us. You can use the hashtag #JsCycle4Good. We’ll be re-posting our favorites on social media and using … Continued

Young, Jewish, and “ENGAJed”

How do you get busy young adults to embrace an active role in the Jewish community? The answer to the question in California’s Silicon Valley is a new type of young adult outreach program called ENGAJ. A collaboration between the Oshman Family JCC and Hillel at Stanford, ENGAJ sparks Jewish young professionals and graduate students … Continued

I have a little dreidel, I made it out of… marshmallow

These marshmallow dreidels are an easy, no-bake Hanukkah dessert that’s fun for the whole family. You may get a little messy, but there are plenty of fun ways to get the kids involved—or have some fun yourself, if there aren’t any around—and put your own spin on a Hanukkah treat. Ingredients Wax paper Marshmallows Hershey … Continued

So what’s new? Innovation Lab: Jerusalem, of course

Fifty-three JCC executives directors, lay leaders and rising stars from 23 JCCs took part in JCC Association’s first Innovation Lab: Jerusalem, a dynamic platform designed to inspire and inform Jewish Community Centers to take on our most urgent questions: How might we shape a creative, relevant and engaging Jewish future? How might we refresh and … Continued