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Recognizing the very best


An objective of JCCs of North America Biennial is to give JCC leaders a sense of what it means to be connected to the larger JCC Movement. The scope and opportunity available for learning, networking and exploration opens up as they see their JCC as one more piece in a vivid mosaic of Jewish life.

The opportunity to be inspired by leaders who began as they did—as leaders of their local JCC—is a key ingredient of the Biennial. To hear from those who grew from local influence to national leader with an impact not only on their JCC, but also on the entire movement, and the Jewish community across North America offers insight and inspiration to every volunteer who ever agreed to sit on a board of directors and every professional who dedicated their career to the Jewish people.

During the Biennial, five leadership awards will be presented recognizing outstanding contributions to the JCC Movement: The Morton L. Mandel Jewish Educational Leadership Award; and the Florence G. Heller Professional Award. As well, three Frank L. Weill Awards will be given to recognize distinguished contributions to the Jewish community center field, the armed services field, and the advancement of Jewish culture.

The deadline for nominating has been extended to Nov. 15.

It is important for you to nominate those who you recognize as leaders who have contributed at highest level.

What does it take to qualify? Read more and nominate someone incredible today.

In addition, Biennial offers a chance to see what outstanding programming and operational innovations look like among the winners of JCCs of North America Excellence Awards. Outstanding submissions will be recognized and JCCs that win will take home certificates. Have something you think makes the cut? Read the criteria and submit here.

To create some buzz, check out videos of Biennials past and you’ll get some of the flavor and fun of what it’s like to be in the center of it all. But nothing is a substitute for being there.

Bring it on in Baltimore this May! Nominate a leader now.

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