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The Community Index launched in Israel and more…

The DR. Mark Ramer JCC Global Hub: A Global Tapestry of Culture, Arts and Community Building will start on May 4, 2021

Save your spot at this one-of-a-kind Hub with presenters from ALL around the world. Opening session, May 4th, will explore the DNA of our Culture with esteemed scholars: Rabbi Joy Levitt from NY and Rabbi Mishael Zion from Jerusalem. Other topics include: Between the margins and the center, places and spaces, palace in time, global tapestries and more. For more information and to register:

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The Community Index launched in Israel

After several years of research and development, the Israel Association of Community Centers recently launched the Community Index. It is a process whereby the “secret sauce” of community building is analyzed and quantified in a manner that induces data driven community work. The Index is now being tested in 50 community centers all over Israel. Down the road, information gathered from this pilot program will help Community Centers perfect their discipline. JCC Global will arrange several zoom calls in several languages to learn more about this unique model and explore ways of adapting it to Jewish communities the world. For more information please contact:

The DR. Mark Ramer JCC Global Hub: Better Together for Russian speaking Executive Directors of JCCs and Hesed Centers in partnership with JDC

A year has passed since the outbreak of Covid-19 and it is time to re- convene, reflect and re-imagine. Opening the Hub on May 4th, guest speaker Alex Budnitsky from New York, will share mistakes made and opportunities seized. The program will take place in Russian.

JCC Global Monologues Teen Theatre Program

Shaming, social anxiety, not fitting in, moving between cultures- these were some of the topics covered in personal monologues prepared by teens from Israel, Ukraine and USA for the concluding event of an 8-week long program.

The program included facilitated Jewish text study, theater workshop and several guest performances. To see a glimpse of the program, click here

JCC Global Kol Isha event attracted more than 100 participants

Smiles and tears intertwined as heartrending yet optimistic life stories of courageous women unfolded and the art work that was created based on these stories was presented. For a recording of the session, click here To view the exhibit catalogue, click here

In addition to the yearlong program in Migvanim Ramat Hasharon, we also heard about the Women’s Haggadah from Krakow JCC, Poland and the community study program at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, California. To read the Krakow version of the 10 Plagues and add it to your Seder table, click here

As we prepare for the second Covid-19 Passover, whether in person, online or blended- here are some virtual additions to your Seder table:

JCC Global and Israel Association of Community Centers video clip Ma Nishtana Around the World

JCC Prague Passover animated fun video "Are We There Yet, Moses? A bit different Haggadah (not only) for kids" Click here to watch

In the Krakow JCC Women’s Haggadah, the 9th plague is darkness: “Darkness, which surrounds us. It represents the missing half of history. The fates and accomplishments of many women who shaped and shape our society together with men and equally to men, but who remain in the shadow, or in complete darkness. With time our eyes get used to darkness and we never question the fact that history fails to recognize and ignores accomplishments of women. Can we speak of the history of humankind without the history of women?”

May we ensure that this Passover we will include more stories of women around our Seder table. Happy Passover! חג שמח JCC Global Team



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