JCC Global Newsletter - January 2020
Updated: Apr 2
10th World Conference of JCCs- a resounding success
More than 500 Jewish leaders and 36 teen leaders from 26 countries and more than 100 Jewish communities gathered in Jerusalem for the 10th World Conference of JCCs and Amitim2.0 Assembly, December 9-12, 2019.
“Towards a Joint Future: The Power of the JCC Global Network” was the theme that permeated the multiple sessions and events that took place during both gatherings. Delegates has the opportunity to hear from scholars, meet peers in small group discussion, network, discuss and build together an ever-stronger network of JCC professional and lay leaders.
Click here to see conference photos, movies, materials and survey results.
In the photo: Galgalei Machol Natanya community center dance troupe perform during the 10th World Conference of JCCs
Join JCC Global delegation to the JCCA JSummit in Milwaukee
You are welcome to join the largest gathering of lay leaders and executive directors of JCCs from all over North America and a Pre-Summit Shabbat hosted by the Harry and Rose Samson Family JCC of Greater Milwaukee, May 1-5, 2020
As in the past, JCC Global is organizing a special track for overseas delegates. Click here for more details.
Please note, the 2020 Annual Board Meeting of JCC Global will take place during the summit. More details coming soon.
The Dr. Mark Ramer JCC Global Hubs Program
The Ramer family is partnering with JCC Global to launch a new vehicle for human resource development and capacity building in memory of Dr. Mark Ramer.
For more info read here.
22 JCC Global Projects reaching 15,000 members
65 JCCs engaged 1125 active participants and 15,000 members as part of Amitim1.0 and Amitim2.0 programs that spanned all service areas of JCCs
In the photo: Mekorock teen group perform during the World Conference
Happy Tu Bishvat
As the world is experiencing unprecedented weather calamities, the Jewish focus on the desired harmony between mankind and nature is more relevant than ever.
We find in Ecclesiastes Rabbah the following text:
“When God created the first human, God led him around all the trees in the Garden of Eden. God said to him, “See my works, how beautiful and praiseworthy they are. Everything I have created has been created for your sake. Think of this, and do not corrupt or destroy My World; for if you corrupt it, there will be non one to set it right after you.”
Certainly, it is our responsibility to take care of the earth for our sake and the sake of generations to come. We command the many JCCs around the world that lead the way in programs that promote ecology and sustainability and welcome you to share your initiatives and accomplishments.
In the photo: JCC Global Amitim1.0 fellows program Adam-Adama