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Scout Builds Aron Kodesh in Bahrain for Eagle Project

Guest Post By Takeshi Shiratori On Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain there is a small Jewish community of around 20 people. They use the Chapel of Hope as a place to hold weekly Shabbat services and celebrate high holidays. The chapel has some Jewish prayer books, enough for every member of the community to have … Continued

Doron Krakow Joins Board of JPRO Network

JCC Association of North America is honored to announce that the organization’s president and CEO, Doron Krakow, has joined the board of JPRO Network, an organization that connects, educates, inspires and empowers professionals working in the Jewish communal sector. Krakow was among a slate of six new officers to the JPRO board, which comprises top … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 5 Iyyar 5779

Greater Jewish Communities This week, the Jewish world marked Yom HaZikaron, the memorial day for those who have fallen in defense of the State of Israel or who have been killed in terrorist attacks against Israel and the Jewish people. We remembered 23,741 soldiers, including 95 names added this year. And we remembered 3,150 Jewish … Continued

JCC Association of North America Welcomes Sue Gelsey as Chief Program Officer

Contact Sara Koenig, West End Strategy Team; Office: 212.498.9300; Cell: 917.420.0303 JCC Association of North America Welcomes Sue Gelsey as Chief Program Officer Veteran of the JCC Movement will define newly created position to oversee signature programs NEW YORK (April 23, 2019) – Today, JCC Association President and CEO Doron Krakow announced that Sue … Continued

שבוע טוב ~ Shavua Tov, 9 Nisan 5779

70 Faces Revisited It’s a long flight. The return from Israel to New York or to points beyond is at least 11 hours if you fly direct. That’s a long time to sit. Some sleep, but others like me tend to do so fitfully more often than not. It’s quiet, beyond the steady hum of … Continued

Representing Jewish Identity in the U.S. Military 

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council hosted in our New York offices its annual Chaplain and Lay Leader Training Course. Of all the agencies that endorse chaplains for the United States military and for VA hospitals, JWB is the only one that holds annual trainings specific to these rabbis’ and lay leaders’ role serving not only the … Continued

Solidarity is Our Response to Hate

On Friday, two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand became the latest target of murderous hate and bigotry. The death toll from this violent attack has risen to 50, with countless other lives traumatized and shattered. Our hearts go out to the Muslim community, both in Christchurch and here in the United States. As Eric Goldstein, … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 8 Adar II 5779

Yad b’Yad | יד ביד—Hand In Hand I witnessed something remarkable this week. JCC Association played host to the annual JWB Jewish Chaplains Council—Chaplain and Lay Leader Training Course. Over the course of four days, 54 rabbis, both active duty members of the military and lay leaders (non-military) who bear responsibility for the spiritual needs of the … Continued