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JWB Jewish Chaplains Council® Awards Scholarships to Rabbinic Students

Irving S. Weinstein Philanthropic Funds Supports Students NEW YORK — JWB Jewish Chaplains Council®, a signature program of JCC Association of North America, recently awarded scholarships to three rabbinical students who are chaplain candidates in the military reserve and have demonstrated enthusiasm for military chaplaincy through their endeavors. Funding for the scholarships, which is to … Continued

JCC Association Supports Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

JCC Association Supports Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Calls on House and Senate to Address Hate Crimes  NEW YORK—Reacting to increased rates of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, including recent attacks in Georgia that killed eight innocent individuals, JCC Association of North America recently joined the Jewish Federations of North America, the Anti-Defamation … Continued

A Passover Seder Is More Than a Dinner Party

By Sam Lefkowitz For many people, Passover brings a bad taste to their mouth as they think of matzah (the traditional, dry unleavened bread) and all the foods they give up (depending on their level of observance) for (seven or) eight days, including popcorn and cake. For as long as I can remember, however, Passover … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 21 Adar 5781

  A Year of Progress, A Time to Remember   Twelve months ago, we had barely begun a new year with seemingly enormous promise. Increasing recognition of the unique potential of the JCC Movement, the largest platform for Jewish engagement on the continent, was reflected through burgeoning innovation, notable partnerships, and an infusion of philanthropic … Continued

Parashat Tetzaveh: Can We Dress for Success?

By Andi Meiseles “That sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean.” Any Meryl Streep fan immediately will identify this line from the monologue delivered by the discerning and demanding fashion icon she portrays in “The Devil Wears Prada.” In a few lines, we sense what drives her professional … Continued

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council® to Cooperate with Jewish Communities in the Gulf

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council® to Cooperate with Jewish Communities in the Gulf Newly formed organization will enhance Jewish life for Jews who serve NEW YORK —JWB Jewish Chaplains Council®, a signature program of JCC Association of North America, is pleased to announce a new cooperation with the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities (AGJC), a network of the Jewish communities from … Continued

Early Childhood Educators Are Heroes and They Deserve More

By Mark Horowitz, Ed.M., RJE “Freedom, Moses suggested, is won, not on the battlefield, nor in the political arena, but in the human imagination and will. To defend a land, you need an army. But to defend freedom, you need education. You need families and schools to ensure that your ideals are passed on to … Continued