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Jewish Community Centers Association of North America

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Neighborhood Centers

Mission: JCC Association strengthens Jewish life in North America through direct service to affiliated JCCs, YM/YWHAs and day and overnight camps. We provide leadership and guidance to the JCC Movement and signature programs such as JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest. In addition, we serve Jewish personnel in the armed forces via the Jewish Welfare Board (JWB).

Geographic areas served: North America

Programs: Program enrichment services - this program provides developing signature programs for member jccs and provides consulting on the programming needs of the jccs.

community consultation services - this program provides consulting services to jccs in the area of general management, financial management and governance. In addition, the mandel center for excellence in leadership and management has been involved in developing operational benchmarks for jccs.

jewish education services - this program develops programs for jccs to operate that have significant jewish content. In addition, seminars in israel for professional staff and lay leaders of jccs are performed through this program.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional at a JCC affiliated with the JCCA, I have gained tremendous experience within the field of Informal Jewish Education and many opportunities to network as well as opportunities for professional development. The network that I have built within the agency has allowed for me to grow personally and professionally. One of the very profound and meaningful experiences that I have had thus far is being a part of the Merrin Teen Fellowship. The cohort of 14 professionals and the seminars organized for us have allowed for our skills and perspective within the field to grow beyond our local communities. We have been given the tools to be the change agents for youth in the Jewish communal world. I am looking forward to many more opportunities that the JCCA will bring in the future.

Client Served

Rating: 4

The JCCA continually provides every department in JCCs with outstanding resources for programs and services. They provide us with a great deal of professional development opportunities that help make us grow as professionals but also in a way that helps our program become better quality to meet the needs of all our families. As a JCC professional I have benefitted immensely from their customer service, programs and resources.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional working at a JCC affiliated with JCCA, I have been given multiple opportunities for professional development. I have been able to grow in my community and enrich the work I do on a daily basis thanks to the high quality training and support. As a Merrin Teen Fellow, I've had access to the most amazing professionals in the field whom empowered me to make change happen.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The JCCA is a great organization to be part of! As an employee of an affiliated agency, I have had multiple opportunities to excel and grow in the JCC world. As a recipient of the JCCA Graduate Scholarship in 2010 and a fellow in the Merrin Teen Fellowship Program I have gained valuable skills and knowledge as well as connections to other JCC professionals.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the employee of a JCCA affiliated agency, I've been privileged to receive a great deal of professional development opportunities and access to consultancy to help strengthen myself as a professional and the departments I run. The Merrin Teen Fellowship is by far the greatest professional development program I've been part of, providing me with an incredible array of experts and resources at my finger tips.

Client Served

Rating: 5

JCCA provides support and guidance for JCC professionals throughout the country including conferences, trainings, list serves, surveys etc., which help us tremendously.

1 Fred N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For almost 25 years I served as an active duty military chaplain; from California to Japan; from Washington DC to Honolulu Hawaii, in combat and in peace. The Jewish Chaplains Council of the JCC NA provided guidance, gifts, guests and sometimes the guts to get through some of the battles with buracracy, boors, and boredom. Friendships, relationships, fellowship, and scholarship are among the fleet of ideas floated throughout the orgfanization. Of special mention is the support I received in Great Lakes Illinois, Memphis Tennesseee and San Diego California.

Client Served

Rating: 5

JCCA has been so helpful to us here in Orlando in recommending improvements to our business, particularly in marketing. We have made a number of changes based on their experts' recommendations, as well as the data-rich research they provide to us. They also help us connect with other similar professionals around the country. I learn so much from their professional staff conferences.

1 Ken_31

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

JCCA has been not only helpful to me but to my entire staff. Keeping us informed of new trends, information and ideas that are all around the United States. Their training and enthusiasm with all topics is wonderful and I would recommend them to anyone looking to help build community and keep a strong and helpful staff.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The JCCA does a great job with the Maccabi and Artsfest programs. It really keeps teens invloved.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

JCCA has been a very useful resource to me in my daily work as a Jewish Community Center Professional. JCCA provides great training, professional development, preferred vendor relationships and consulting services. In all aspects of what JCCA provides, they are very knowledgeable, responsive, thorough and efficient in how they deliver their product/service.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The JCCA is an organization that offers great services and support to the entire community as well as the staff from the different JCCs. I have the honor of receiving a scholarship for my master degree, that not only provides me the funds for the master but it also allows me to engage with professionals at different levels on the field to learn from them.
The JCCA does great working taking care of their staff and is always looking for new programs and resources to improve the work.

Francine T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

An association that assists Jewish Community Centers & YM&WHAs in North America develop best practices in programming and managements, this is the largest tent in Jewish life - open to and respectful of all. The JCC Association is highly professional and welcoming. Serving the youngest to the oldest, the focus is on community based programs, nationally assisted when needed on the management and programmatic level.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

JCCA (Jewish Community Centers Association of North America) serves over 1 million North American Jews by helping local J's serve their members better. The JCCA energizes "the movement" by generating creative programs, facilitating best practices through a unique benchmarking process, and stimulating collaboration throughut the continent. No other Jewish organization has the ability to "touch" so many Jewish lives, from infants to the aged, enriching their sense of Jewish idenity and purpose.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The organization offers outstanding training for professionals in the field.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The JCCA is a tremendous organization that supports the work of children and families throughout North America. I have found thier services to be of great depth and breadth. They respond to my needs, offer suggestions and strategies for improving our performance and deepening our connection to children and families. I support thier work and hope that you will as well.