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Merrin-go-round in the Holy Land The ninth cohort of Merrin Teen Fellows visited Tel Dan in northern Israel. The group of 13 spent the second day of their Israel Seminar on a hike that explore the biblical, political, geographic, and modern historical touchstones that make up Israel. The seminar is part of two-year fellowship, established … Continued

We stand with Jerusalem

Twenty years ago I sat in a rec room on the campus of the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) in Arad, Israel having just begun a six-month artists-in-residence program. A little beer, some olives and baigele, music and conversation with fascinating new friends from around the world — it was a perfect Saturday night. … Continued

That’s Why I Love Mankind

JCC Association President and CEO Dr. Stephen Hazan Arnoff periodically contributes Torah commentary to Seventy Faces of Torah, a pluralistic Jewish scriptural commentary, produced by The Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College. This Huffington Post feature provides a forum for thought leaders from around the world to offer insights into the weekly Torah portion … Continued

My Heart is in the East

I am in New York, but my heart is in Israel. Work has called me to America, but the news turns me around so that I face east, worrying about my beloved homeland. When I awoke this morning, the news was grim. It was hard to absorb that since Rosh Hashanah eight Israelis had been … Continued

In an ancient city, a spark of the creative

JCC Innovation Lab: Jerusalem first of its kind Twenty-four JCCs will be taking part in JCC Association’s first JCC Innovation Lab: Jerusalem in early November. As they explore “Technology, Talent, Tolerance and Tradition,” and how innovators in Israel are grappling with such issues, they will spend their time reimagining how JCCs can reshape the Jewish communal … Continued

Creating community with every RPM

Cycle for Good builds on past success When JCC Association rolled out Cycle for Good—a continental fundraiser involving stationary bikes, group riding and a lot of ruach (spirit)—four years ago, Audrey Edwards knew the event would be perfect for the JCCs of Greater Boston. “When we saw the email, we couldn’t have hit ‘yes’ faster,” … Continued

Recognizing the very best

An objective of JCCs of North America Biennial is to give JCC leaders a sense of what it means to be connected to the larger JCC Movement. The scope and opportunity available for learning, networking and exploration opens up as they see their JCC as one more piece in a vivid mosaic of Jewish life. … Continued

A worldwide network of JCCs

JCC Global celebrates ninth conference in Jerusalem JCC Global will convene senior leadership of the Jewish Community Center Movement worldwide to address the main concerns of Jewish life today, focusing on Jewish peoplehood and enhancing programming at local JCCs in its ninth annual conference in Jerusalem. The conference takes place Nov. 1-6 at the Yehuda … Continued

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