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JResponse® is a readiness, relief, recovery, and resilience initiative that trains JCC professionals to provide non-emergency support to other JCCs and the communities they serve following natural and man-made disasters.

Conceived as a way to address immediate needs of a JCC in crisis, JResponse will send the JCC Movement’s most valuable asset—trained JCC professionals—to assist when disaster strikes. JCC professionals, selected by their home JCC for training with JCC Association, and its partner, IsraAid, will be trained to coordinate disaster responses, ready to assist a JCC in need.

JCCs agree to release their staff to participate in training and to be on rotation should the need arise to send them to provide assistance and relief to another JCC in a moment of need, allowing it—and its staff—to focus on getting back on their feet.