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Between the Meetings

As we continue to rebuild and show our resilience, we have seen so many people and organizations step forward to assist us in our own healing and repair. Amongst the most visible and helpful services has been the JCC movement’s support of JResponse through JCC Association.  JResponse was conceived last May as a mechanism that … Continued

Lending a Hand in Recovery

JCC Association’s Ellen Gettinger, professional development coordinator, offers a firsthand account of what it’s like to be on the ground in Pittsburgh with JResponse, as JCC staff help another J—and Jewish community—recover from tragedy.  I grew up in Pittsburgh and it’s difficult to put into words how it felt to be there to help, both as a … Continued

San Diego Philanthropist Gary Jacobs Becomes New Board Chair of JCC Association of North America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2018 CONTACT: Sara Koenig, West End Strategy Team SKoenig@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212.498.9300; Cell: 917.420.0303  San Diego Philanthropist Gary Jacobs Becomes New Board Chair of JCC Association of North America Longtime Jewish communal leader begins new tenure at the JCCs of North America Biennial Convention in Memphis New York – Last week, … Continued

Jewish Services to Continue at Ft. Campbell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2018 CONTACT: Marla Cohen mcohen@jcca.org; 212-786-5092 Jewish Services to Continue at Ft. Campbell   This week the Army Times and The Tennessean published articles about the Jewish lay leader at Ft. Campbell, Jeanette Mize, who had been removed from her volunteer position. A number of you have reached out to … Continued

Notes from the DMZ

by Rabbi Irving Elson This was a short trip to Korea, only five days “boots on the ground,” and yet I felt so much was accomplished in such a little time. JWB has a policy of visiting first-tour chaplains around the time they enter six-months on active duty, and all chaplains are visited every two … Continued

Pushing the Limits

Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council deputy director, has been selected to take part in the next cohort of Rabbis Without Borders, a pluralistic organization that uses Jewish wisdom to expand the role of what it means to be a rabbi today. Sharofsky, who has been with JWB since 2013, was selected to be … Continued

JCC Leadership Training Institute accepts first cohort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 1, 2017 CONTACT: Marla Cohen, director of communications mcohen@jcca.org; 212-786-5092 JCC Association partners with JTS to build JCC professionals’ career paths New York–JCC Association of North America, in partnership with the Leadership Commons, part of the Davidson School at the Jewish Theological Seminary, has selected 21 JCC professionals to participate in … Continued

U.S. Navy Officers, Chaplains and Jewish Community Leaders Celebrate Gift of New Torah to USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2017 CONTACT: Sara Koenig, West End Strategy Team SKoenig@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212.498.9300; Cell: 917.420.0303 U.S. Navy Officers, Chaplains and Jewish Community Leaders Celebrate Gift of New Torah to USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk JCC Association of North America, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, Kamaras family help make sacred text a permanent … Continued

…but is it Jewish?

Jewish Book Month choices offer insight—Jewish and not November celebrates Jewish Book Month, and JCCs as places where “people of the book” like to hang out, are naturals for promoting the annual literary event with book fairs, author events and arts, books and culture festivals. Last year we asked JCC Association staff for their book … Continued

The Great American Eclipse

by Michael Rowland JCC Association Marketing Consultant Today marks the Great American Eclipse. U.S. National Parks are expecting a record day of visitors. Maybe you’re among the thousands of people congregating to watch somewhere along the path from Oregon to South Carolina. It’s both a marvel of the galaxy and a momentary corridor of overpriced motel rooms There’s … Continued