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2022

September 21, 2022: The Marcus Foundation and JCC Association of North America announced a $3 million grant (full announcement)

September 15, 2022: Hazon convenes coalition of major Jewish groups in new international initiative to fight climate change

September 15, 2022: Atlanta 14U Soccer Team Triumphs at JCC Maccabi Games

September 07, 2022: Gold, Silver and Bronze: Detroit Dancers, Basketball Players Win Medals at JCC Maccabi Games

September 5, 2022: Local teams shine at 2022 JCC Maccabi Games

August 30, 2022: Experience at the Maccabiah Games Leads to Professional Development for Presburger

August 29, 2022: JCC Maccabi Games: West Coast Hockeytown

August 29, 2022: Philadelphia U16 girls basketball teams wins JCC Maccabi gold

August 26, 2022: Passing of the Torch

August 26, 2022: David Posnack JCC to Host the 2023 JCC Maccabi Games® & Access, North America’s Largest Jewish Teen Sports and Community Building Event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

August 25, 2022: Three St. Louis Maccabi athletes awarded special Midot Medals

August 9, 2022: Local Teen Athletes Return from JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego

August 7, 2022: 40th JCC Maccabi Games spotlight young Jewish athletes

August 5, 2022: At JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego, Pioneers Open Our Eyes to Remarkable Possibilities

August 4, 2022: Getting the data on compensation for early childhood educators

August 3, 2022: Daily Phil (Pic of the Day)

August 2, 2022: JCC Maccabi Games Return After Two-Year Hiatus, Detroit Athletes Take Part

August 2, 2022: San Diego Hosting 40th Anniversary JCC Maccabi Games

July 30, 2022: 38 St. Louis kids heading to Maccabi Games in San Diego

July 27, 2022: Return of JCC Maccabi Games a ‘Reset’ for Coaches, Athletes

July 25, 2022: San Diego Finds Itself at the Center of the Jewish Community Center Universe

July 1, 2022: We the People

June 30, 2022: Local teens headed for San Diego – The JCC Maccabi Games start July 31

June 30, 2022: How supply chain troubles, inflation and stock market woes are impacting Jewish nonprofits

June 24, 2022: Appreciating Jewish Leaders and Holocaust Survivors

June 17, 2022: Learners, Not Knowers

June 8, 2022: Kaiserman JCC Opening Maccabi Hall of Fame

June 1, 2022: To Everything There is a Season

May 26, 2022: Mandel JCC hosts ‘An Evening Celebrating Michael’

May 22, 2022: Building Peoplehood Through Arts and Culture “The Stories We Tell Make Us Stronger: Building Thriving Jewish Communities

May 4, 2022: Independence Day: Here’s how Jewish communities around the world are celebrating

April 27, 2022: New US Armed Forces rules forbid soldiers from non-official travel to Israel, region

April 22, 2022: DAF recognizes Holocaust Days of Remembrance by connecting the past to future operations

April 3, 2022: Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt meets with Jewish cadets following confirmation (JWB)

April 2, 2022: First-of-its-kind volunteer hub launches for Ukraine relief

March 29, 2022: 18 reported bomb threats directed at US JCCs and synagogues in March

March 3, 2022: Asking the Clergy: How Does Your Faith Support Women’s Development?

February 25, 2022: ‘The Power of Us”

February 16, 2022: Finding New Meaning in New Work

February 14, 2022: Tucson J puts the focus on Inclusion for Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month

February 8, 2022: East Coast Jews Defined the Last Century of Jewish Life. West Coast Jews Have the Next

February 02, 2022: Three Years After Playing Hockey in the JCC Maccabi Games, They’ll Finally Be Back on the Ice in San Diego

January 28, 2022: Anti-Semitism: Which Jews Face It and How to Respond? Letter to the Editor (PDF)

January 27, 2022: The Paley Center for Media Presents PaleyImpact: Media’s Role in Helping Us Talk about the Holocaust

January 27, 2022: Why our workplaces need to love their employees back

January 26, 2022: About Two Dozen Athletes Will Represent Detroit This Summer at the Revived JCC Maccabi Games

January 26, 2022: Commissioning Of Third-Year Cantorial Student Laynie Zell into The United States Navy as a Chaplain Candidate

January 14, 2022: JCC Manhattan’s new director wants to help people ‘reclaim pre-COVID life’

January 7, 2022: New Hillel ROTC Cohort seeks to give its “lone soldiers” a lasting community

2021

December 24, 2021: Getting to Know a Shaliach from Israel Can Be Life Changing

December 11, 2021: Summer Camps Are Facing A Rocky Start, With An Uncertain Future

December 8, 2021: Why the JCC movement Is putting talent and culture at the fore

December 3, 2021: Z3 2021: Developing an evolved Zionist ideology for the 21st century

December 2, 2021: Post from Community: Unprecedented coalition forms to spotlight antisemitism

December 2, 2021: Spreading the joy of Hanukkah: Mister G leads online concert aimed at Jewish community centers across North America

December 2, 2021: Why universal preschool is a must for early childhood Jewish education (Shma Koleinu)

November 26, 2021: 3 Subjects Worthy of Deep Study: Torah, JCCs, Mideast History

November 25, 2021: Jewish communities thriving in the Arabian Gulf – opinion (JWB Jewish Chaplains Council®)

November 5, 2021: Growth of Austin Jewish Community Marred by Antisemitism

November 4, 2021: What’s a ‘JCC without walls’? In Contra Costa, it’s a community.

November 4, 2021: Communal ‘cornerstone’ Alan Mallinger retires from JCC

October 28, 2021: Y, JCC, Parks and Rec, University Rec, Medical Wellness Center Leaders: Reconnect, Rebuild Here

October 26, 2021: “At Camp David yesterday…” Jewish Insider, EJewishPhilanthropy

October 25, 2021: JCRIF-Aligned Grant Fund announces Reset grant recipients

October 5, 2021:Daily Torah Schmooze: Episode 640, JCC Association: A GREAT Vision Statement (even for you)!

September 30, 2021: Ep. #80: Like The Time We Sang My Song In Front Of The Entire Camp

September 17, 2021: A-camping They Did Go

September 10, 2021: I served in Afghanistan as an Army chaplain. Jewish wisdom can help us process what comes after withdrawal

September 7, 2021: Grandson of refugees joins mission to support current evacuees (JWB chaplain)

September 4, 2021: Jewish Marine who went viral cradling baby got start keeping kids happy at a JCC

August 31, 2021: Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood

August 26, 2021: A ‘military rabbi’ reflects on his service in Afghanistan

August 26, 2021: Jewish Women International to train JCC staff to help children exposed to domestic violence

August 14, 2021: South Floria Jewish Leaders Remember Surfside Victims

August 12, 2021: JCC Maccabi Games® to Return After 2-Year Pandemic Hiatus

August 11, 2021:The U.S. Army has brought the JCC Association and Chabad together to educate soldiers

August 11, 2021: JCC Maccabi Games® on Shelf for Another Year

August 10, 2021: Your Daily Phil: JWB Jewish Chaplains Council® supporting Jewish Community with the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities

August 3, 2021: JCC Maccabi Games® returns in 2022 after 2-year COVID-19 hiatus

August 3, 2021: Jewish Insider Daily Kickoff

August 2, 2021: Philanthropy Roundtable Joins 285+ National and Community Groups to Oppose King-Grassley Bill to Restrict Charitable Giving

August 2, 2021: Your Daily Phil: …The future of the JCC Maccabi Games®

August 1, 2021: Lawrence Family JCC Prepares for 2022 JCC Maccabi Games®

July 29, 2021: How a JCC helped the Munich 11 get their moment of silence

July 21: 2021: Back to Israel: Trip Highlights

July 20, 2021: The Naval Officer Who Found Her Rabbinic Legs at Sea

July 8, 2021: Back at the lake and canteen: Jewish campers express relief just ‘getting to be kids again’

June 29, 2021: Detroit Teen Athletes Invited to JCC Maccabi Regional Event in San Antonio

June 23, 2021: The JCC Reopens for Business

June 22, 2021: Welcome New JPRO Board Members! (Doron Krakow joins the executive board)

June 21, 2021: Thirteen new nonprofit leaders will learn together and support one another as they face post-pandemic challenges

June 18, 2021: Is It time for a new partnership paradigm in our Jewish community?

June 13, 2021: Other Voices: Stop Calling It Day Care

June 8, 2021: Lawrence Family JCC, Camp Mountain Chai Participate in National Wellness Program

June 8, 2021: Day Camps Get Their Moment in the Sun

June 7, 2021: Universal preschool: What could this mean for the Jewish community?

June 2, 2021: How a ‘bless our workforce’ approach can help us frame the journey back to the office

May 28, 2021: A Memorial Day Weekend Tale of Two Jewish American Military Heroes

May 28, 2021: eJP “Pic of the Day”

May 21, 2021: Make memorial Day Count in 2021

May 21, 2021: NY Army National Guard troops honor first Jewish Medal of Honor recipient

May 14, 2021: The Pittsburgh JCC’s CEO on vulnerability, humility and Jewish divides

May 6, 2021: The Vancouver JCC’s Expansion Plan

May 5, 2021: Philadelphia JCC that laid off 176 employees gets new CEO

May 3, 2021: Synagogues touched by COVID adapt to serve grieving congregations

April 29, 2021: Your Daily Phil: JCC Association of North America and the BBYO Center for Adolescent Wellness

April 29, 2021: JCC Association to partner with BBYO to address mental health among adolescents

April 23, 2021: Post-pandemic, JCC Association refocuses on talent strategy

April 13, 2021: JWB Jewish Chaplains Council® awards scholarships to two HUC rabbinical students

April 9, 2021: Thank You JCRIF Funders

April 8, 2021: Mah Nishtanah (Jewish Standard)

April 5, 2021: Mah Nishtanah (TOI)

March 25, 2021: US troops to celebrate Passover, Easter in-person and virtually

March 17, 2021: ‘He made you want to learn more and know more and be more.’

February 17, 2021: Jewish Communities Are Lynchpins in Strong, Free, Pluralistic Societies: The Director of JResponse® Speaks to CAM (Combat Anti-Semitism)

February 16, 2021: Jewish Nonprofits hopeful pandemic exodus will reverse

January 22, 2021: YMCAs and JCCs are struggling. But communities rely on them.

January 6, 2021: The Covenant Foundation Announces $1.7 Million in New Grants to be Awarded in 2021

2020

December 22, 2020: Why It is Critical for Workers in Out-of-School Settings to Qualify for Vaccine Eligibility Within the Education Sector

December 21. 2020: Former JCC Maccabi Games Pitcher is a World Series Champion

December 21, 2020: JCC’s Alan Mallinger honored for working beyond the call of duty

December 18, 2020: Jewish Military Families Experience the Gift of Jewish Community

December 16, 2020: First person: How our JCC adjusted to the pandemic in 2020

December 11, 2020: JCC’s Brian Schreiber talks resilience in webinar for nonprofits

December 10, 2020: Helping Jews in the U.S. Military Have a Happy Hanukkah

December 9, 2020: Giving Back Is the Loving Legacy of a JCC Maccabi® Athlete

November 26, 2020: Former JCC Maccabi Games pitcher celebrates LA’s World Series win — as team analyst

November 24, 2020: Talk About Big Jobs!

November 19, 2020: Couple Who First Met at the 2008 JCC Maccabi Games® in Detroit Ties the Knot 12 Years Later

November 17, 2020: Zionism 3.0: Time to step it up on Israel-diaspora issues

November 17, 2020: Emma Kaufmann Camp, JCC recognized for ‘culture of philanthropy’

November 17, 2020: Bringing Out the Best in Our Professionals Through Jewish Mindfulness and Middot

November 6, 2020: Rabbi Berg Appointed Chaplain at V.A. Hospital (JWB) (Nov. 6 edition)

November 4, 2020: Nov. 11 National Jewish Community Celebration of Veterans Day Will Launch on Facebook

September 22, 2020: Newsmakers: September 2020

September 17, 2020: Air Force Academy’s New Jewish Chaplain (JWB)

September 10, 2020: Cool under fire with Rabbi Irving Elson (JWB)

September 10, 2020: One team, one fight: Wearing masks after the 9/11 attacks and during COVID-19 (JWB)

September 4, 2020: How to fulfill the mitzvah of Sukkot while fighting anti-Semitism

August 28, 2020: JResponse®: Adapting to Support the JCC Movement in a Pandemic

August 21, 2020: U.S. Air Force chaplain: My call sign is ‘rabbi’

August 20, 2020: As Our Eyes Adjust

August 18, 2020: BB Camp helps strike out hunger in Lincoln City

July 22, 2020: How has COVID-19 affected Jewish organizations?

July 6, 2020: The Coronavirus Is Killing Off American Jewish Institutional Life

June 25, 2020: We must support our JCCs in these troubled times

June 5, 2020: Mandel JCC model for closing followed by others

June 3, 2020: Where does the Jewish Community Center movement go from here?

June 2, 2020: A ‘Super Fund’ Aims to Keep Jewish Nonprofit World from Sinking

May 26, 2020: Summer Camp Might Not Survive Covid-19

May 22, 2020: A Florida JCC survived the pandemic with no layoffs. Now it’s reopening.

May 21, 2020: Repair the World launches new initiative for Jewish volunteers

May 19, 2020: National Jewish community observance of Memorial Day to be live-streamed

May 19, 2020: COVID-19 Tests Staying Power of National Jewish Organizations

May 18, 2020: DESRON 9 Chaplain Named Navy’s First Joshua Goldberg Award Winner (JWB)

May 18, 2020: Summer camps facing rocky start, uncertain future

May 15, 2020: Where Are We Now? (J Voices, Episode 6)

May 6, 2020: A Youth Development Professional Guidebook Podcast: JResponse®

May 5, 2020: Letter | America’s JCCs are neither failing nor irrelevant

May 5, 2020: (JCC) Maccabi Games cancellation dampens summer for participants

May 4, 2020: Inside the Multimillion Dollar Struggle for Jewish Camp in America This Summer

May 2, 2020: America’s Jewish institutions were failing. Coronavirus hastened their demise.

April 29, 2020: Summer Camp Hanging in the Balance Amid Crisis

April 25, 2020: Will there be camp this summer? Three Jewish camps will decide this week, and likely delay.

April 24, 2020: 80% of JCCs got SBA loans — but what happens when the money runs out?

April 24, 2020: Israelfest goes virtual with live programming from around the world

April 22, 2020: Washington-area JCCs are struggling to make their online presence pay the bills

April 20, 2020: Jewish nonprofits are struggling. How should donors try to rescue them?

April 19, 2020: Will US Jewish Summer Camps Reopen?

April 19, 2020: New York City overwhelmed by coronavirus fatalities as plasma treatment brings hope (JWB)

April 19, 2020: The grim challenge of recovering New York City’s coronavirus dead (JWB)

April 17, 2020: After the first round of pandemic loans, success for some Jewish groups and confusion for many

April 15, 2020: Letter to the Editor: JCCs are Far More than Fitness Centers

April 14, 2020: Struggling with Overdependence on Fee-for-Service, JCC Faces COVID

April 12, 2020: Meet the rabbi, military chaplain and Jewish educator who wants to thank you for your service

April 10, 2020: Summer camps facing rocky start, uncertain future (AP News, also published in The New York Times, ABC News, U.S. News & World Report, FOX Business, MSN, The Charlotte Observer, The Bellingham Herald, The    Portland Press Herald, FOX Indianapolis, FOX Milwaukee, Rochester First, FOX/CBS West Virginia, Texomas, Gloucester Daily Times, The Daily News of  Newburyport, The Eagle-Tribune, Flipboard, The Griffin Daily News, GazetteXtra, WGN Radio, The Register-Herald, OA Online, Santa Fe New Mexican, WKYT, Times Daily, Idaho Press, Restore: The North Woods, The Journal Times, The Dispatch/The Rock Island Argus, Town and Country Today, MV Magic Valley, Cochrane Today, The Citrus County Chronicle and Head Topics)

April 10, 2020: Keeping traditions alive during the ‘new normal’

April 9, 2020: Rainbow Haggadah reminds Jewish GIs of the meaning of freedom

April 8, 2020: Local and national JCCs flailing, in desperate need of bailout

April 8, 2020: Job loss, salary reductions pose new reality for local Jewish nonprofits

April 8, 2020: Layoffs force JCC leaders to ponder post-pandemic future and leave employees in the lurch

April 7, 2020: Pandemic hampers houses of worship as faithful stay home

April 7, 2020: How to Host a Passover Seder on Zoom

April 5, 2020: Inside the Multimillion Dollar Struggle for Jewish Camp in America This Summer

April 3, 2020: The pandemic, and how the Jewish community survives it (Also published in The Times of Israel)

April 1, 2020: As JCCs Struggle, UJA Pumps In $10 Million

March 25, 2020: Major Jewish Organizations Form Emergency Pandemic Coalition

March 23, 2020: ‘Painful and deep’: Jewish nonprofits face dire economic prospects during and after coronavirus (Also Published in Sun Sentinel)

March 18, 2020: Large JCC Convention Scheduled for Milwaukee in May is Cancelled 

February 5, 2020: JCC of Central New Jersey boosts inclusion programming

January 12, 2020: JCC Association of North America and The Union for Reform Judaism Launch Unprecedented Partnership to Strengthen Field of Jewish Early Childhood Education

2019

December 25, 2019: An uptown Y honors Dr. Ruth

November 27, 2019: Let Me Look At You

November 14, 2019: Just Walk Beside Me

November 13, 2019: Szeresewski: Lending A Helping Hand in Pittsburgh, One Year Later

November 13, 2019: One Year After Pittsburgh Attack, Acts of Kindness Remain Powerful Beyond Words

November 11, 2019: Military Chaplain: Spiritual Care Helps Veterans Reconnect with Home and Family

November 7, 2019: Meet the Army Rabbi who led Yom Kippur services in Saddam Hussein’s Palace

September 3, 2019: Large conference for JCCs to be held here

August 7, 2019: Maccabi and Moonshots: Why Big Ideas Matter

August 7, 2019: Maccabi Games Draw to a Close

August 3, 2019: Disabled athlete shares his journey to inspire others

August 1, 2019: Looking Back: Maccabi Spirit Returns Again

August 1, 2019: Detroit JCC Maccabi By the Numbers

July 24, 2019: Atlanta Welcomes JCC Maccabi Games

July 24, 2019: JResponse: Harnessing the Power of JCC Professionals in Moments of Crisis

July 14, 2019: Peoplehood is the Platform – Zionism Brings it to Life

July 7, 2019: 70 Faces Revisited

July 3, 2019: You Should Know: Carly Schwartz

July 2, 2019: JCC’s Carol Folkerth celebrated with tribute dinner

June 26, 2019: Krakow & Minsky: JCCs-The Largest Platform for Jewish Engagement in North America

March 28, 2019: Here’s What It’s Like To Celebrate The Jewish Sabbath On An Air Force Base

March 27, 2019: Local rabbi inducted into U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame

2018

December 20, 2018: The Pittsburgh shooting caught the US Jewish community off guard. Can they catch up?

December 19, 2018: JCC interim director lends helping hand in Pittsburgh

December 18, 2018: Center Field: To Reinvigorate Zionism, ‘Z3’ Should Build ‘Identity Zionism’ First

November 20, 2018: Relief Arrives For JCC Staff In Pittsburgh

November 13, 2018: Pittsburgh’s Jewish leaders, FBI worked together in aftermath of Tree of Life shootings

November 13, 2018: Jewish Community Center conducts preparedness seminar for Jewish leaders

November 13, 2018: U.S. Jewish Leaders Tour Squirrel Hill, Tree Of Life Synagogue

October 1, 2018: IT’S WHO YOU KNOW! THE PODCAST: Episode 44: Doron Krakow, JCC Association of North America

August 30, 2018: JCC CEO Brian Schreiber to help national association strategize

August 17, 2018: JCC Maccabi Coaches Find Jewish Gold on the Diamond

August 17, 2018: Tomchei Golf Outing, Boy Pays It Forward

August 6, 2018: Annual Olympic-style competition brings volunteerism into Long Beach

August 2, 2018: JCC board member Howard Jacobson devotes time and love to The J

July 5, 2018: A group promoting high school programs in Israel is blaming its demise on apathy and Birthright

April 11, 2018: Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Bazeh – All Jews are Responsible for One Another

February 24, 2018: Rebuilding Jewish Life in a New ‘Town Square’

February 2, 2018: Four Chaplains Day: honoring the faith leaders who serve our troops

December 14, 2017: Miracle’ monument dedicated to Pacific-based chaplains at Hawaii cemetery

November 29, 2017: US aircraft carrier gets a Torah scroll

November 27, 2017: Synagogue’s Mix of Arts and Religion Helps Shape Jewish Life in Washington

November 11, 2017: To honor WWII vet, seafaring Torah scroll to sail on new US Navy supercarrier

October 17, 2017: JCCs as Gateways to Jewish Peoplehood

October 3, 2017: How Trump’s Visa Changes Could Hurt Jewish Summer Camps

September 2, 2017: Executive order may keep Israeli counselors from Jewish US summer camps

April 18, 2017: Threats to Jewish centers, including Nashville’s, have greater meaning

March 30, 2017: Jewish leaders meet with US attorney general in wake of bomb threats

March 24, 2017: U.S. Jewish groups beef up security after threats despite arrest

March 16 , 2017: AFTER JCC THREATS, JEWISH FAMILIES AFRAID TO SEND CHILDREN TO PRESCHOOL

March 13, 2017: Bomb Threats Reshape Jewish Centers

March 3, 2017: Disgraced journalist charged over bomb threats to U.S. Jewish groups

March 2, 2017: What exactly is a Jewish community center?

March 2, 2017: An ancient prejudice returns

February 27, 2017: A fifth wave of bomb threats targets Jews. Here’s why it’s hard for the FBI to solve.

February 23, 2017: Jewish centres respond to ‘disruption and anxiety’

February 22, 2017: A Place for Water Aerobics and Feeling Safe as American Jews

February 22, 2017: The Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats Affect You, Too

February 21, 2017: JCC Association’s David Posner addresses bomb threats at JCCs

February 21, 2017: American Jews Confront a Wave of Bomb Threats

February 21, 2017: Federal Authorities Investigate Bomb Threats Targeting Jewish Centers

February 18, 2017: After bomb threats, Jewish community centers see ‘virtually no’ loss of clientele

January 27, 2017: From the editor’s desk: Staying strong in solidarity

January 27, 2017: JCCs receive second wave of bomb threats in a month

January 26, 2017: Local JCCs respond to bomb threats in U.S.

January 24, 2017: Bomb Threats Extend Locally; Montgomery County Jewish Community Center among those targeted.

January 24 2017: Jewish Atlanta Prepared for Bomb Threats

January 24, 2017: Intersection: Jewish Community Center Threats

January 23, 2017: Middlesex JCC targeted in wave of bomb threats

January 18, 2017: Jewish Centers Across U.S. Face New Wave of Bomb Threats

January 13, 2017: Bomb threats won’t derail the vital activity of JCCs

January 13, 2017: Association Responds to Bomb Threats at Jewish Community Centers

January 10, 2017: After Bomb Threats, JCC Association Reassures Jewish Community

January 9, 2017: Across the US, 16 JCCs get bomb threats in a single day