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JCC Movement Partners with Shine A Light

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2021 Media Contact Adam Peck; apeck@westendstrategy.com; 202-531-6408 JCC Movement Partners with Shine A Light to Combat the Dangerous Spread of Antisemitism Across North America Eight local JCCs are recipients of targeted micro-grants to engage with their communities around ways to identify and combat antisemitism New York, NY — Last month, … 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

JCC Association Responds to Acts of Vandalism at the JCC of North Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 5, 2018 CONTACT: Lauren Silverman, West End Strategy Team LSilverman@westendstrategy.com; Office: (212) 498-9300; Cell: (917) 603-6433 NEW YORK–The JCC of Northern Virginia in Fairfax was vandalized early Saturday morning by someone who defaced the building, painting 19 swastikas along its façade.  The criminal use of this symbol of the murderous regime … Continued

JCC Association Praises New Law Expanding Protections for Religious Institutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 5, 2018 CONTACT: Lauren Silverman, West End Strategy Team LSilverman@westendstrategy.com; Office: (212) 498-9300; Cell: (917) 603-6433 JCC Association Praises New Law Expanding Protections for Religious Institutions NEW YORK—JCC Association of North America commends the federal government for signing into law the Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2018. The law was … Continued

Security enhanced at Jewish centers across the country

Allan Finkelstein’s phone began ringing soon after a gunman killed three people at two Jewish sites in the suburbs of Kansas City on Sunday. Right away, the president and chief executive officer of Jewish Community Centers of North America began hearing from some of the hundreds of community centers the umbrella organization connects. Their leaders … Continued

Yom Ha’atzmaut 2013

Today, Israel and the Jewish world observe Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s national Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism. The State of Israel paused for two minutes at exactly 11:00 a.m. as a siren wailed to mark the beginning of Yom Hazikaron’s ceremonies. Israel and the Jewish world mourn the nation’s 23,085 fallen soldiers … Continued