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What Does the Coronavirus Crisis Mean for the JCC Movement?

$1B for the Day After: An Open Letter to the Jewish Funder Community


“Nobody expected we’d be where we are today. COVID-19 has created a whole new set of issues, dynamics, and concerns for all of us.”
_ Doron Krakow, President and CEO, JCC Association of North America

At this moment, the overwhelming majority of North America’s 172 Jewish Community Centers have closed their doors and discontinued all in-person programming and events, joining worldwide efforts to mitigate the spread of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

As a testament to their professional staff’s commitment to continuing to serve the 1.5 million members and families who come through their doors each week, JCCs are quickly generating an enormous reservoir of meaningful, online programming and other creative content to help them stay connected. In the coming days and weeks, we will continue to provide all manner of support and resources to all JCCs to ensure that they, in turn, can serve their communities at this time when their programs and services may be more necessary than ever.

Only with your help, however, can we maintain the century-long history and tradition of our civic and social network that has supported Jews and non-Jews in all facets of life and safeguard today’s JCC network so it can fulfill its crucial mission—to build Jewish communities and enrich North American Jewish life—today and for generations to come.

Now, more than ever, we are extremely grateful for your support. If you want to support a specific JCC or camp, visit this page.