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Shabbat Shalom 22 Kislev 5782 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Read On My son, Aaron, is a student at Machon Pardes (The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies), where he is spending a semester studying Jewish texts—a spiritual journey taking the place of the kind of post-army trek to southeast Asia typical of many young Israelis. For Aaron, who received a limited formal Jewish education growing … Continued

JCC Association Welcomes New Board Members

At its meeting in May, JCC Association of North America’s board of directors welcomed 14 new members to its ranks. The newly elected individuals represent communities of all sizes from coast to coast and have proven themselves to be outstanding leaders in Jewish life, deeply engaged in the endeavors of their local JCCs (Jewish Community … Continued

A View from Jerusalem – February 2018

Tikkun Olam “I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.” —Abraham Lincoln On a sunny but chilly morning a few weeks ago, I had a fascinating conversation with a Houstonian taxi driver who drove me across town from one of … Continued

Stephen Hazan Arnoff named CEO of JCC Association

Set to succeed Allan Finkelstein in February Dr. Stephen Hazan Arnoff, who successfully expanded programing and grew the 14th Street Y in New York while executive director there before going on to become the first director of the Office of Culture, Community, and Society at Shalem College in Jerusalem, has been chosen to succeed Allan … Continued

Mobile App Big Success at 2012 Biennial

JCC Association’s entry into mobile technology was a great success at the 2012 JCCs of North America Biennial in New Orleans, indicating that Jewish Community Center leaders are eager to join the mobile revolution. Created by Guidebook, the special Biennial app enabled delegates and staff to construct individualized schedules, share photos, review sessions, and respond … Continued