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JCC Global Hub:
Jewish Peoplehood at your JCC

In partnership with ANU 
Made possible thanks to a grant from Laurayne Ratner


The Dr. Mark Ramer JCC Global Hubs are cohort-based online courses for human resource development and capacity building. A series of 6 webinars, each one 1.5 hours long, together with JCC leaders from around the globe.

For this Hub, JCC Global partnered with ANU- the Museum of the Jewish People, to create a platform for representatives of JCCs from around the world in order to delve into Jewish Peoplehood concepts and practice.

Some of the questions explored will include:

  • What approach/es to Jewish Peoplehood resonate with your constituency and how can they be translated to programming?

  • How can joining a JCC turn into a journey for connecting to the Jewish People, Jewish identity, and civilization?

  • What is the added value of Jewish Peoplehood education to JCC members?

  • How can the local JCC utilize the global network in order to enrich the global dimension of Jewish Peoplehood?



A series of 6 bi-weekly webinars, each one 1.5 hours long.

Starting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, every two weeks, at 18:00 Israel time, 11:00 am New York.

Registration is now closed.


Language: English with translation to/from local language as needed


Target Audience: Executive Directors of JCCs, lay leaders of JCCs, JCC staff members 



Jewish Peoplehood- Amiut or Klal Israel- is an ancient concept. It connects Jews historically to past and future generations and geographically to Jews in other communities and countries. Its manifestation may be religious, ethnic, cultural, national, value based; all or none of the above. For many generations, it was an intrinsic part of Jewish life and was carried over from one generation to the next.

No more. In today’s open society, natural bonds among Jews can no longer be taken for granted. Jewish identity today is distinctive in the State of Israel, in the Jewish communities of North America and in other parts of the world. Moreover, the natural bonds within local Jewish communities are too often fractured and even opposed.

As pluralistic and open institutions, JCCs are the natural spaces to explore and enhance Jewish Peoplehood for the benefit of local communities and the Jewish world at large.


Goals of the Hub:

  1. Discover and discuss the concepts of Jewish Peoplehood

  2. Explore practical ways to translate Jewish Peoplehood concepts into engaging programs

  3. Access JCC Global and ANU educational resources and programs for the benefit of the JCC

  4. Become part of a global network of interwoven communities that strengthens Jewish Peoplehood


Outline of the sessions:

  1. Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    What does Peoplehood mean to me? Why is it important and how do we nurture it?
    Opening session and framing the program and its goals.
    Getting to know the participants and their communities.

  2. Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    The JCCs as Gateways to Jewish Peoplehood
    Panel discussion with 3 representatives from different Jewish communities followed by a group discussion.

  3. Tuesday, February 14, 2023
    Building Peoplehood through Arts and Culture

    How does one utilize the impact of arts and culture to build and enhance a collective Jewish consciousness?

  4. Tuesday, February 28, 2023
    A remote tour of ANU museum

    An online tour of the museum that will compare and contrast themes and ideas that expressed throughout the Hub. Culminating the session with brainstorming of pedagogies that can effectively nurture collective consciousness in today’s reality.

  5. Tuesday, March 14, 2023
    Jewish Peoplehood in Practice – shifting from What to the How
    What approach/es to Jewish Peoplehood resonate with your constituency and how can they be translated to programming?

    Followed by JCC Global and ANU show casing best practices 

  6. Tuesday, March 28, 2023
    The Global Dimension

    Explore ways to introduce in practice the global dimension of Jewish Peoplehood and how to utilize the JCC Global network to advance this cause.

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