Skip links

Main navigation

Posts by Morgan Weiss

How do you happy new year?

For these Days of Awe we’ve been particularly awestruck by the creative, thoughtful and fun videos produced to celebrate the holidays. Two of our favorites, not coincidentally, are JCC-made. Celebrate with this production from our friends at the 92Y for their #NewYearPrayer campaign. Feel free to share it, or your own thoughts for the year … Continued

A career spent making a difference

Over four decades, Lenny Silberman carved out a career in JCCs, eventually coming to work for JCC Association, where he made a national impact through his work on JCC Maccabi®. Today he continues to make a difference as chief executive officer of the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Pearl River. His goal was to make a … Continued

Going above and beyond to honor our vets

Those who have served in the United States armed forces have devoted their lives to going above and beyond for our country. Veterans Day is a time to acknowledge their service and to go above and beyond for them. And JCCs and other organizations can be a big part of that. Through the #goaboveandbeyond initiative, … Continued

Quiz: What kind of JCC professional are you?

Find out what type of JCC professional you are, let your exec know and join others like you at JCCs of North America Professional Conference! Whatever type of JCC professional you are, don’t forget to register for the JCCs of North America Professional Conference! See you in Orlando! Register for Professional Conference Now!

Parashat Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20)

“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deut. 29:29) Parashat Nitzavim opens with three assertions: the national mission of the Israelites is to enter into a brit, or covenant … Continued

Shimon Peres, the ulitimate believer

Shimon Peres, one of the last surviving public figures of the generation that founded Israel as a nation in 1948, died early Wednesday morning, having suffered a stroke on Sept. 13 from which he never recovered. At the time Peres died, he was surrounded by family. He is deeply mourned by the people of Israel, … Continued

Revisiting Zionism

Following the success of last year’s Zionism 3.0, the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, California will reprise the multi-speaker, multi-viewpoint conference. This year, JCC Association is on board as a sponsor of the daylong event, providing support to Livestream it so that anyone can take part. The event runs Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11:30 … Continued

What’s your #NewYearPrayer?

To ring in the new Jewish year, 5777, JCCs and their communities can take part in #NewYearPrayer on Thursday, Sept. 29. Jewish communities around the world will have the opportunity to unite around a #NewYearPrayer sent around the world in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah, which begins the evening of Oct. 2. The 92nd Street Y, … Continued

When the JCC is your constant

By Stephanie Dworkin Katz JCC, Cherry Hill Marketing Director For some that meaningful JCC moment comes when they find the love of your life at camp, or discover they really can act after a successful tryout for the J’s theater group. Or it might be meeting a lifelong best friend in JCC preschool, or mastering … Continued