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שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 24 Adar, 5780

What Does the Coronavirus Crisis Mean for the JCC Movement? Dear Friends of the JCC Movement, As we continue to monitor the evolving realities of the COVID-19 crisis, I want to update you on the devastating impact it is having on the JCC Movement and its Jewish Community Centers and Jewish Community Camps (JCCs) across … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 10 Adar, 5780

Leadership: Presumptions and Practice What comes to mind when we think about leadership? Mention the word, and in our heads, we immediately begin to assemble images of the great figures of all time: Moses, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. Who would we carve into our own personal Mt. Rushmore? We are generally quick to imagine … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 26, Sh’vat, 5780

Modern Miracles Shabbat is near at hand here in Israel, and I’m taking in the sunset along the magnificent Tel Aviv beachfront with my son, Aaron—on leave for the weekend from his paratrooper unit, which is completing preparations for a four-month deployment along the Gaza border. Wow. That’s a more casually written sentence than I … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 12, Sh’vat, 5780

Jewish Inc. Infrastructure isn’t built overnight. The remarkable and unprecedented infrastructure of Jewish communal life has grown and evolved over generations. JCCs and synagogues, day schools and federations, legacy organizations and start-ups—each was built and evolved to meet both current and emerging needs. They grew in response to unfolding and anticipated trends in participation and … Continued

JCC Association of North America Launches Partnership with Beit Issie Shapiro to Advance Disability Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

JCC ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH BEIT ISSIE SHAPIRO TO ADVANCE DISABILITY INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION JCC Association is partnering with Israel’s leading innovator for people with disabilities to expand inclusion programming across the JCC movement NEW YORK – Today, JCC Association of North America launched a new partnership with Beit Issie … Continued

JCC Association of North America and The Union for Reform Judaism Launch Unprecedented Partnership to Strengthen Field of Jewish Early Childhood Education

CONTACT: Lauren Silverman, West End Strategy Team lsilverman@westendstrategy.com; 917-603-6433 Lauren Theodore, Union for Reform Judaism ltheodore@urg.org; 917-767-8973 JCC Association of North America and The Union for Reform Judaism Launch Unprecedented Partnership to Strengthen Field of Jewish Early Childhood Education The JCC Movement and Reform Movement’s joint initiative will change ECE landscape with new business models … Continued

JCC Association Welcomes Gabriel Most as Chief Experience Officer

JCC Association of North America is excited to announce that Gabriel Most will join JCC Association as our new chief experience officer (CXO) on January 2, 2020. Most will be coming to JCC Association from the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America where he has served as both vice president, Community Engagement and vice president, East … Continued

The Heroes that Walk Among Us: Veterans Day 2019

The Heroes that Walk Among Us When I was stationed at the United States Naval Academy several years ago, getting a haircut at the Academy’s barbershop was one of my favorite things to do. And Freddie, a short, unassuming older gentleman, was my favorite barber. He was always quick with a joke, a smile and … Continued