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“Let There Be Light” JCC Global zoom event

JCC Global invites JCC leaders from around the world to participate in the JCC Global Hanukkah “Let There Be Light” ויהי אור Campaign culminating event on Sunday, December 10, at 11:00 a.m. NY time/ 6:00 p.m. Israel time, for one hour.

We will light candles with sisters and brothers in Israel and around the Jewish world sending a message of hope.

Donations raised by JCC Global for community centers in Israel have been distributed

Thanks to your generosity, JCC Global was able to swiftly provide initial grants to specific causes that support Community Centers in Israel and already leveraged additional funding.  

To the Israel Association of Community Centers:

  • Helping youth at risk among the evacuees.

  • A mobile Art Mobil in memory of Livnat Kutz of blessed memory, who worked at the Community Center of Sha’r Hanegev and was brutally murdered with her husband and three children in Kfar Aza.

To the Israel Federation of Community Centers:

  • Psychological support to children and youth and helping seniors who are unable to evacuate in the city of Ashkelon.

To a new JCC Global initiative: “TeenTruthTalk” connecting teens from JCCs around the world with their peers in Israel to promote the just representation of Israel and combat Antisemitism.

IACC launching a new youth club for evacuees in Eilat

Dr Etti Isler, CEO, IFCC distributing grant funds in Ashkelon

JCC Association Solidarity Mission to Israel

Executive leaders from 12 North American JCCs visited Israel from November 15-20 on a solidarity mission hosted by JCC Association of North America with significant support from Israel's Ministry for Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism. The delegation from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) demonstrated the commitment of top leadership of the JCC Movement to standing with Israel in the face of war. The mission included visits of Sderot and Kibbutz Kfar Azza and the areas most effected by the Hamas attack on October 7; meetings with evacuees and the families of those held captive in Gaza; a visit to the Shamir Medical Center to learn about cutting edge treatment for PTSD; briefings with community leaders, military, and political leaders; meetings with the leadership of the Israel Association of Community Centers in Israel; and opportunities for direct service on behalf of those in greatest need.

Members of the delegation pack care packages for soldiers at

Members of the delegation pack care packages for soldiers at

Kiryat Hasharon Community Center, Netanya

For a video clip depicting the visit to the Community Centers in Netanya click here:

Jewish Leaders gather in Zagreb, Croatia, for a Leadership Retreat

For the second year in a row, JCC Global, in partnership with Haver Serbia, and thanks to grants from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and JDC Europe, the Dr. Mark Ramer JCC Global Hub for leaders from former Yugoslavia Jewish communities continues. Last weekend, November 24-26, twenty-seven leaders from five countries and a dozen cities gathered in Zagreb, Croatia for a face-to-face retreat co-sponsored and hosted by the Jewish Community of Zagreb. This in person retreat focused on strengthening local Jewish communities, the regional network of Jewish communities and standing strong at the wake of current events.

Retreat participants calling to bring back the hostages.



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