CREATE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
JCC Global initiates and supervises the creation of global partnerships among Jewish communities year-round.
Our flagship program Amitim-Fellows — A Global Leadership Network in partnership with UJA Federation of NY, cohorts #1 and #2, resulted in projects that focused on various areas of engagement: arts and culture, youth leadership, women’s empowerment, special needs and more. The program engaged more than 15,000 participants in 22 global projects connecting 65 JCCs in 15 countries.
Prior to that, JCC Global initiated and supervised 10 Tri Center Projects that connected 30 Jewish communities.
A GLOBAL LEADERSHIP NETWORK
A Global Network of Executive Directors and Lay Leaders of Jewish Community Centers, identified as key change agents and led successful global joint projects:
JCC GLOBAL AMITIM2.0 JOINT PROJECTS
JCC Global Amitim2.0-Fellows connected 50 JCCs from 15 countries that invented, developed and implemented 15 global programs that brought their members closer to Jews in their own communities and around the world.
The Executive Directors and Lay Leaders of these JCCs, who were identified as key change agents, are part of our global network. After spending a week together in New York, USA, in November 2017, the JCCs are worked on 15 global projects. Each group was composed from JCCs from different regions: North America, Israel and Europe/FSU/Latin America.
The Fellows spent another week in Israel in December 2019 at the Amitim2.0-Fellows Assembly and 10th World Conference of JCCs. Eventually, Jewish Peoplehood will be integrated into the life of the local JCC.
JEWISH LENS (PHOTO AMITIM)
JCC Metro West, West Orange, NJ, USA
Kfar Vradim Community Center, Kfar Vradim, Israel
Lisbon Jewish Community, Lisbon, Portugal
About the Project:
Jewish Lens is a program designed to actively engage participants in learning about the values that are important in their Jewish communities. It uses photography as a mean to strengthen identity and connect globally.
During the program, a teen delegation from Lisbon visited Kfar Vradim during the summer of 2019.
JCC GLOBAL AMITIM JOINT PROJECTS
JCC Global Amitim-Fellows connected 25 JCCs from 11 countries that invented, developed and implemented global programs that brought their members closer to Jews in their own communities and around the world.
The Executive Directors and Lay Leaders of these JCCs, who were identified as key change agents, took part of a global network. After spending a week together in Budapest, Hungary, in June 2014, the twenty five JCCs worked on their seven global projects. Each group had at least 3 JCCs from different regions: North America, Israel and Europe/FSU/Latin America.
The Fellows spent another week in Israel in November 2015 at the Amitim-Fellows 2nd Conference and JCC Global 9th World Conference, after which they went back to their communities and continue to work on their global projects.
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, Milwaukee, USA
Ginot Ha’ir Community Council, Jerusalem, Israel
JCC Krakow, Poland
About the project:
A a Jewish learning and environmental conservation project, in which a series of educational workshops for the young adults leadership took place. Delegations from Krakow, Jerusalem, and Milwaukee participated in an exchange program as an opportunity to get to know one another and to together explored their Jewish identities and their connection to Jewish Peoplehood through studying Jewish texts and taking action in integrating green spaces in the participating communities.
We thank UJA Federation of New York for supporting the Amitim-Fellows- A Global Leadership Network and making our dream come true
JCC TO JCC PARTNERSHIP
JCC Global initiates, supports and nurtures the development of meaningful mutual relations between JCCs worldwide.
TRI CENTER PROGRAM
In 2006 JCC Global – in partnership with UJA Federation of New York, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israel – New York Connections Office – initiated the Tri Center project. The project spanned around the world and connected 10 clusters of 3 JCCs in three different cities each.