JCC GLOBAL CONNECTS OVER 1,000 JCCS WORLDWIDE
Founded in 1977 in Jerusalem, JCC Global is a network of more than 1,000 Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) serving several million Jews in North America, Israel, Europe, Latin America, Former Soviet Union, Australia, and the Far East.
Our Vision: JCC Global envisions a world where Jewish communities thrive locally and connect globally in order to foster a sense of belonging among a diverse and intertwined tapestry of people.
Our Mission: JCC Global creates a network of interwoven communities that strengthens Jewish Peoplehood by training local leaders to think and connect globally and by cultivating meaningful partnerships around the world.
The war in Ukraine
JCCs in Ukraine and in the entire FSU region are affiliated with JCC Global via the JDC-FSU Department. For many years, JCC Global has provided JCCs in Ukraine a variety of opportunities for capacity building and the development of global Jewish partnerships. JCC Global works closely with JCC/Hesed leaders in Cherkassy, Dnepro, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnitsky, Kiev, Konotop, Krivoy Rog, Lubny, Luhansk, Lutsk, Lviv, Melitopol, Nikolaev, Odessa, Poltava, Shostka, Sumy, Zaporizhzhya and more.
Since the outbreak of the war, in February 2022, all the JCCs in Ukraine turned into centers for welfare and humanitarian aid while continuing to provide a wide range of educational, social and recreational programs.
JCC Global was quick to respond and immediately reached out to the JCCs in the region. It was able to provide moral and financial support, it helped connect with JCCs around the world, and the staff teams of the JCCs joined several educational offerings. Thus, JCC Global ensures that no JCC is left alone.
“JCC Global strives to deepen the sense of Jewish Peoplehood throughout the Jewish world”