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JCC Association, BBYO Partner to Address Adolescent Mental, Emotional and Social Health

Media contact: Alissa Kaplan Michaels West End Strategy Team, amichaels@westendstrategy.com, 917.363.5037 Pilot initiative supported by Jim Joseph Foundation comes as adolescents struggle with well-being NEW YORK, April 28 – In a first-of-its kind-partnership, JCC Association of North America and the BBYO Center for Adolescent Wellness (BBYO-CAW), with support from the Jim Joseph Foundation, will collaborate to assess and support mental, emotional and social health among adolescents. … Continued

Five Cool Things to Do on the ProCon Conference Platform

By Jane E. Herman With less than a week to go before more than 2,500 people gather online for the JCC Association of North America Professional Conference —ProCon 2021—check out these five features of the conference platform that will help you get the most from being together with JCC professionals from across the continent and … Continued

Parashat Tazria/Metzora: Words Matter, Choose Them Carefully

Rabbi Bonnie Koppell If we knew with certainty, with absolute certainty, that we could 100% guarantee that our health would be protected if we aligned ourselves with certain behaviors, we would do them, right? We would eat right, we would exercise. If there was a guarantee, we would never deviate. It would be easy to … Continued

So, You Want to be a Jewish Communal Professional?

By Sue Gelsey I attended a Jewish overnight camp for many years and worked there through college, which inspired a career in Jewish communal work. I started with the Reform Movement as assistant camp director and regional youth director. I subsequently moved to the JCC world, where I stayed for nearly 20 years before joining … Continued

One Human Tapestry: Resilient, Enduring, and Hopeful

By Leah Garber When I’m gone, Something inside you, Something inside you, Will die with me, will die with me. When you’re gone, Something inside me, Something inside me, Will die with you, will die with you. For we all are, yes, we all are, We all made as one life human tapestry, And if … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 27 Nisan 5781

  Days of Memory   I remember being dazzled by magicians as a child. The good ones made things disappear and reappear right into and out of thin air. In real life, though, once something’s gone, it’s nearly impossible to bring it back. Nearly. Helena Czernak and Aleksander Prugar are two among countless Jews who … Continued

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