Z3 2020: Visions of a Shared Future

A ground-breaking online experience
Hanukkah, December 10-17, 2020

This is a call for JCCs around the world to reimagine the relationship between world Jewry and Israel.


For the first time in Jewish history, there are thriving Jewish communities worldwide and a secure homeland in Israel. Yet, we are also facing a growing chasm threatening to tear apart shared values and the keen sense of Jewish Peoplehood that binds us all together.

For that purpose, in 2015, the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, CA launched Z3- a yearly conference that brings together minds and hearts to dialogue about poignant issues in a safe space. This year, due to the pandemic, the conference will be offered online. JCC Global is partnering with Z3 in order to welcome JCCs from around the world to join this worthy gathering.


JCCs are welcome to join in three different ways:

  1. Encourage English-speaking JCC members to participate at a $36 per person fee for the entire week (we are checking an option for 3 sessions with simultaneous translation to Hebrew, Russian and Spanish).

  2. We are looking to recruit JCCs that will organize a local event that will contextualize and deepen the global conversation. The Oshman Family JCC team and JCC Global will help you plan and implement the program utilizing a state-of-the-art technology platform- JCCs will be accepted on a first come first save basis.

  3. ANY JCC can submit a proposal for funding a program (focused on the central pillars of Jewish Peoplehood) that will be part of a mega crowdsourcing platform that will be voted and ranked by all participants (Stay tuned for an RFP).  


Please note: North American JCCs have already received information about this program and may contact Leah Garber at l.garber@jcca.org for more information.


COMING SOON Z3 2020 website and registration


Join an info zoom call with Smadar Bar-Akiva, JCC Global Executive Director, Zack Bodner, CEO of the Oshman Family JCC and Rabbi Amitai Fraiman, Director of the Z3 Project on

Wednesday, October 21st

at 12:00 p.m. NY time/ 7:00 p.m. Israel time

PLEASE RSVP to info@jccglobal.org