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2013 by the Numbers


3,219 Teens participated in the JCC Maccabi Games® & ArtsFest® this past summer from:

79 delegations 6 countries





JCC executive directors learned together at our annual Executive Leadership Seminar

JCC professionals learned from 51 webinars and in-person trainings


JCCs participated in JCC Excellence: Benchmarking




Teens went to Israel with JCC Maccabi Israel®, creating memories to last a lifetime


Midot Medals awarded to athletes and artists at the JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® for exhibiting any of the six compassionate Jewish principles: Jewish Peoplehood Big-Heartedness Joy Pride Respect Tikkun Olam




JCC professionals actively used our intranet,

First-time, first-year executives participated in Kivunim, orienting to the centrality of the Jewish mission of the JCC while building a collegial network with JCC executives new to the position


175 Adults saw Israel from a different perspective on our new JCC Boarding Pass initiative and adult seminars through our JCC Israel Center

Downloads of JCCs of North America app guides

85 JCC professionals became Discover: CATCH Early Childhood trainers, to continue to share our healthy activity and nutrition program for preschoolers, and in turn trained their colleagues at 19 JCCs

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Holiday packages sent to deployed Jewish troops in the U.S. Armed Forces

Promising Jewish communal professionals grew as leaders and gained skills to better serve the critical teen demographic at JCCs, through our Merrin Fellowship


Unique visitors searched for their local JCC on

A Message from Our Chair

The 2014 JCCs of North America Biennial marks the completion of my tenure as Chair of the JCC Association Board of Directors. I am very honored to have held this position and am deeply grateful to the JCC Association professional staff for their extraordinary assistance and support over the past four years. I am particularly indebted to Allan Finkelstein for his vision, commitment and unique ability to direct JCC Association in meeting the many challenges and opportunities of a continental organization. Words cannot sufficiently express my appreciation and admiration for my fellow board members, whose excellence in leadership and unwavering dedication to our JCC Movement have been invaluable in helping to successfully direct us into the 21st century. I congratulate our next chair, Stephen Seiden, and very much look forward to working with him as we continue to take significant steps in building upon the JCC Movement that we are all so proud of today. It has been an exciting four years, with major advances in our services to both day and overnight camps as well as to our early childhood programs. Our training of professionals who will become tomorrow’s JCC leadership has expanded greatly, and I have been especially gratified to see JCCs across the continent engage with our new Vision and Statement of Principles for the 21st Century. Our new JCC member travel initiative Boarding Pass has brought hundreds of people to Israel. Let there be no question—our JCCs continue to be vibrant and meaningful hubs of Jewish life and culture. The success of JCCs depends on the collaborative and complementary partnership of professionals and volunteers. Each has a distinct role, but neither can function effectively without the other. It has been my special privilege to share in that partnership at JCC Association, and I look forward to continuing in the great work of the Jewish Community Centers for many years to come.

Paula L. Sidman, Chair


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We had happy news in 2013—more people in North America consider themselves Jews, and proudly so. They feel they belong to the Jewish people, although they reserve the right to define what that means. That is indeed happy news for JCCs. According to our recent JCC Vision and Statement of Principles, the JCC Movement is committed to “creating a vibrant and welcoming Jewish environment that encourages people to lead engaged lives of meaning and purpose.” We believe that people have the right to discover for themselves what will give their lives meaning and purpose; our job is to provide the vibrant and welcoming environment. But that does not mean we can remain complacent. Millennials are changing long-term habits in all spheres—they are buying fewer cars, preferring to rent by the day; television sets may soon be passe as they stream entertainment on portable devices; the steady 9 to 5 job is on the endangered list as Millennials become freelancers or hop from job to job. Everything changes, and we must too. The past year has seen significant steps to accommodate what people want from JCCs. Our Boarding Pass travel program has shown that JCC members are eager to go to Israel if the trip is designed for their particular interests. Our Day Camp Initiative is revealing the untapped value in Jewish day camps, which create significant opportunities for many young people—both campers and adolescent staff—with little “Jewish” in their lives to experience and enjoy Jewish life. The Project Welcome Home initiative that JWB Jewish Chaplains Council began planning during 2013 hopes to connect JCCs with returning Jewish veterans and their families, a group that wants and needs a link to the Jewish community. We continue to reach over 3000 Jewish teen athletes and artists each summer through the JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®. Our healthy activity and nutrition program for preschoolers, Discover: CATCH Early Childhood, has spread to 36 JCCs across North America.

All of these programs and initiatives are based on a basic educational insight—we must reach people where they are, not where we think they should be. With that in mind, we continued our intensive staff development programs for JCC professionals, from the Merrin Fellows to the Executive Leadership Seminar to the JCCs of North America Professional Conference to the Sheva Learning Framework for early childhood directors to numerous webinars and conferences for JCC professionals in all segments of the JCC field. All of us—JCCs, synagogues and others—are looking ahead to where the Jews, however they define themselves, are looking to connect. And as has always been the case, Jewish institutions will adapt to what the Jewish people are doing, not the other way around. If we truly want people to engage, then the only way to make that happen is to broaden access, making engagement our goal. People need to be helped to more easily pass through Jewish experiences, going from one to another; they crave engagement at a pace and a place they find comfortable at a given time. JCCs were designed to do just that.

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As I prepare to connect to my new Sheva community, I pause for a moment to reflect. I ask myself how might I grow. What strengths will I further develop and in what ways will I inspire and engage others on a path of inquiry and growth. JOAN MORGENSTERN Director of Early Childhood Education Mandel JCC of Cleveland, OH


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Early Childhood: raising the bar The number seven, or sheva in Hebrew, has deep roots in Jewish tradition.* Sheva is also the JCC Movement’s new early learning framework. In March of 2013 we rolled out this early childhood education initiative at the JCCs of North America Professional Conference to 85 early childhood professionals from 64 JCCs across North America, and their level of immediate engagement was extraordinary. After those five days of intensive professional development, study has continued monthly through Google Hangouts with over one hundred ECE professionals in eight Sheva Learning Communities, our virtual study hubs. Resources have been created for each participating school, which include “Sheva Talks,” Sheva Seminars, and marketing materials. That same level of engagement was seen at the New Early Childhood Director’s Seminar in October, where 20 new ECE directors attended

workshops and talked about best practices and research in the field. The early-childhood field is seeing a crisis in leadership, and we are working diligently to ensure that JCC preschools have the directors they need to flourish. Meanwhile, Discover: CATCH Early Childhood, a joint effort of the sports & wellness and ECE & family engagement departments and Discover @ the JCC, expanded to 36 JCCs across the U.S. Based on a foundation of Jewish values, Discover: CATCH nurtures a love of physical activity in preschool children, encouraging them to develop life-long healthy eating habits. Grants from Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Florida and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas have enabled us to train a large number of JCC professionals, who in turn can train staff at their JCCs. Originally designed to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity, Discover: CATCH is the right program at the right time.

*Seven species nurtured the ancient Israelites. Wheat, barley, vines, figs, pomegranates, olives and date honey.

Discover: CATCH is a gift to the field and participating in Discover: CATCH has been a tool to facilitate breaking down silos within the JCC. The framework of the program teaches healthy behavior for a lifetime through a Jewish lens. Eating ‘go’ foods and moving for 30 minutes a day are easy things to take from the classroom and into the home as a part of quality family time. TODD ROCKOFF Chief Executive Officer/President Tucson Jewish Community Center

We taught staff from 19 JCCs to train their colleagues in Discover: CATCH Early Childhood’s curriculum, encouraging exercise and nutritious habits in JCC preschool children.

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Funded by our Mandel Center for Jewish Education, Israel Up Close brought to Israel the largest group of day camp directors ever to attend the Jewish Agency’s shlichim training seminar.

Taking part in the Shlichim Seminar in Israel was an amazing way to understand where our shlichim come from and how to guide them to a successful summer at camp. Meeting the shlichim gave us a chance to get to know one another, help them understand what it’s going to be like at our camp, ease some of their fears/concerns, and work on developing programming. KAYLEEN VANNETTE Director, Camp Isidore Alterman Marcus JCC of Atlanta


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Putting Day Camp on the map We all know that Jewish summer camp is transformative. Children and youth who go to a Jewish camp never forget those days or the joyful Judaism they encounter. JCC day and overnight camps have led the Jewish camping movement since its beginning, and now we are engaged in making day camp as powerful as overnight camp. In December, we hosted the largest gathering of JCC day camp professionals ever—66 day camp directors representing 46 JCCs—for the first training specifically for new day camp professionals. Many participants shared comments about the importance of networking with their colleagues and the value of being able to think critically about how to do their jobs. As one director said, “It’s so refreshing and reassuring to know we are supported and trained by people at JCC Association who have been in our shoes and have the expertise to guide us toward excellence.” This ongoing training is an important piece of our Day Camp Initiative—our effort to raise the profile and professionalism of JCC day camps. Our Day Camp Initiative is a three-pronged approach including: • strengthening JCC day camps • positioning day camps for success within the JCC structure • getting day camp into the Jewish communal conversation One way to strengthen our day camps took the form of another initiative we launched in 2013—Israel Up Close. Funded by the Mandel Center for Jewish Education, this program aims to enhance Israel programming in JCC day camps. We brought 10 day camp directors to Israel to attend the Jewish Agency

for Israel’s training of 400 plus shlichim who would be working in JCC camps. These directors would not have been able to attend without our funding, and we included an extra pre- and post-training educational seminar in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The day camp directors gave the shlichim invaluable information about North American day camps and took away a deeper understanding of the value these young Israeli emissaries bring to their camp programs. Thanks to the generous support of the AVI CHAI Foundation, JCC Association’s Mandel Center for Jewish Education and the Foundation for Jewish Camp launched a third cohort of Lekhu Lakhem, a Jewish educational leadership program for Jewish resident camp directors. This cohort includes 20 camp directors, half from JCC Association camps, the other half from independent nonprofit Jewish resident camps served by FJC. The camp directors will participate in an intensive educational experience consisting of six seminars, including one in Israel; individual/small group learning with a mentor; site visits during camp season; and a demonstration project. Our first two cohorts of Lekhu Lakhem were transformational in terms of the Jewish content and emphasis of our camps.

It was great to come together and meet people doing the same job as me. I would love for this to be a yearly meeting for all of us! It was so useful! SARAH FEDOROWICZ St. Paul JCC Annual Report 2013


Opening Ceremony at the JCC Maccabi Games in Austin, TX

My daughter had not been away from home for more than three days and had never traveled alone by plane. This trip encouraged her to gain independence, problem-solving skills and confidence. JCC MACCABI ARTSFEST PARENT


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From athletics to the arts to Israel—JCC Maccabi has it all We believe it is crucial to provide positive Jewish experiences to teens in the early stages of forming their adult identities. Our JCC Maccabi Games®, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®, and JCC Maccabi Israel® programs connect with teens in the activities they love most—sports, arts, and travel. Each program gives teens an opportunity to stretch their wings and learn to believe in themselves, while at the same time learning the value of community, the joy of being surrounded by Jewish peers, and the wonders of the real Israel beyond the headlines. This year, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest celebrated its eighth anniversary, held in conjunction with the JCC Maccabi Games in Orange County, California. The JCC Maccabi Games were also held in Austin, Texas. Feedback from the teen athletes and artists and their families was overwhelmingly positive in both communities. “Thank you for everything you did to make this happen!” said Mara Kauff, an Austin parent. “We never would have gotten involved otherwise, and we would have missed this amazing experience.” The Games and ArtsFest formalized their commitment to Jewish values in 2013, introducing Midot Medals. Athletes and artists observed to behave with particular kindness or compassion earned medals for menschlichkeit—the ultimate Jewish value. Five hundred Midot Medals were awarded to teens displaying any of the core values of the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest—Jewish peoplehood, big-heartedness, joy, pride, respect, and tikkun olam. JCC Maccabi Israel (JMI) brought over 200 Jewish teens to Israel, generating life-changing experiences and memories to last a lifetime—as well as an impact on JCC communities that will echo for years. Groups traveled from JCC Camp Chi, Emma Kaufman Camp, Camp Wise, Interlaken Camp, Ruach Day Camp in Bridgewater and the School of Madrichim Program of the Michael Ann Russell (MAR) JCC in Miami, in addition to a group of dancers from MAR who participated in the Karmiel Dance Festival. JMI teens enjoyed a summer full of unique experiences. They explored kibbutz life, connected with their Partnership2Gether peers and families, participated in a beach-based leadership seminar, danced their way through Israel, while experiencing the diversity of life in the contemporary Jewish state.

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JCA Jacksonville staff explore the Jewish State. Our Leadership Seminars in Israel brought intensive — and intense — personal and professional Jewish learning to JCC staff and lay leadership groups.

After a lifetime of different trips to Israel, I finally got a chance to lead a Family Trip. The JCC Israel Center staff collaborated with me and with the families to create an itinerary that was exciting, meaningful, varied and responsive to the needs of the group. I wanted to be able to spend my time focused on the group—children, teens, parents and grandparents—and not worry about details. I wanted the freedom to develop relationships with the adults in the group and begin the conversations about what comes next. I wanted to have the ability to be flexible if the needs of the group required it. I got everything I wanted. DAVID JACOBS Executive Director Mandell JCC, West Hartford, CT


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Our JCC Israel Center builds bridges Our Boarding Pass travel program for JCC members took off in 2013, with eight groups visiting Israel to experience the Jewish State in entirely new ways. From groups interested in Israeli arts and culture to those who wanted to focus on biking and fitness to a special group of young adults with special needs, JCC members embraced the Boarding Pass model of customized travel experiences. In addition, seven staff seminar groups traveled to Israel, deepening their connection to the Jewish State in the most effective way possible. These JCC professionals will now be able to share their views and experiences with others at the JCC. At the end of 2013 12 JCCs participated in our second familiarization trip with the commitment that they bring member groups to Israel. That brings to a total of 28, the number of JCCs who have or will be seeing Israel through our Boarding Pass program. JCC Association’s JCC Israel Center in Jerusalem plans to increase its outreach to North American JCCs in the upcoming year as well. The third cohort of Israel Task Force communities—now almost twenty strong—attended a successful two-day conference in New York at the beginning of 2013. These pilot communities are working with mentors to broaden connections to Israel, as well as to reach Israeli immigrant communities in North America. Three communities decided to bring shlichim to their JCCs as a result of their experiences with the Israel Task Force program, and another is planning to do so in 2014.

This was one of the most empowering and impactful Israel experiences I have had. Being a professional in Jewish informal education and connecting the dots through my personal connection with Israel allowed for me to have many “aha!” moments. The idea of Jewish space and Jewish time is now on my radar at the time of planning. We are constantly trying to bring the Jewish into our lives, trying to recreate Jewish space and time. Bringing Jewish values to what we do connects us all no matter where we live. I want to bring change to my JCC; I want to create programs that empower teens to make change happen. MERRIN FELLOW, ON MERRIN FELLOWSHIP COHORT VIII ISRAEL SEMINAR Annual Report 2013


Sixty-eight JCC day camp directors gathered for a two-day seminar focusing on articulating a leadership vision and developing strategies to maximize both profitability and mission impact.

The Professional Conference was rich, exciting, motivating and gave me a sense of renewal. It was great in every way. LISA AFRAME Director, Gilson JCC Early Learning Center JCCs of Greater Boston


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460 JCC staff members met in Orlando to learn from inspiring presenters—and each other—at the JCCs of North America Professional Conference.

Training underlies all that we do We take professional development seriously because we know that a well-trained and highly engaged staff is key to the success of any JCC. Our training programs go on throughout the calendar year, span disciplines, range from entry-level staff to C-suite management, and incorporate everything from technology to Talmud.

Another way we enhance the skills and talent of JCC professionals is by encouraging their pursuit of higher education through scholarships and fellowships. We helped nine graduate scholars further their education, and our eighth cohort of Merrin Fellows spent the year learning together and developing the professional bonds that will support them throughout their careers.

In addition to our 2013 JCCs of North America Professional Conference and Executive Leadership Seminars, we offered JCC staff 25 webinars, 26 regional trainings, specialized training for camp professionals and early childhood directors, as well as opportunities for arts and culture mavens. For the first time, we organized a conference for human-resource professionals. Our certified CATCH team trained staff from 19 JCCs in Florida, Ohio, and New Jersey in the Discover CATCH: Early Childhood curriculum so they could help combat childhood obesity.

The Jewish Experiential Leadership Institute (JELI), an in-service program for middle and senior JCC managers, supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation, is a result of the collaboration between the William Davidson Graduate School of Education at JTS, our professional development department, and our Mandel Center for Jewish Education. The second cohort of JELI Fellows began its 18 month-long course of study in November, after the successful completion of cohort one. Training and professional development is at the heart of what we do to build a stronger JCC Movement.

The JELI experience enhanced my work as a JCC professional in so many ways. From the monthly webinars focused on leadership skills based on Jewish texts, to the in-person retreats and conferences, my JELI mentor, and the supportive learning environment—I have never had a professional development opportunity as rich as this. ELANA MACGILPIN Director of Community Engagement Mandell JCC, West Hartford, Connecticut

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Being away from friends and family during the holidays is rough but people like you make it easier. CPT MATTHEW BERNSTEIN, AFGHANISTAN

It is wonderful to feel the support. LAY LEADER, CAMP EGGERS, AFGHANISTAN


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Serving Jews who serve Our JWB Jewish Chaplains Council offers material and morale support to active duty and reserve Jewish military chaplains and VA chaplains. In 2013 JWB launched several major new initiatives. JWB Siddur JWB Jewish Chaplains Council has developed a new siddur with the cooperation, input and guidance of representatives of all movements in American Judaism. Not only is this the first new siddur in 28 years, but it is the first time Jewish military personnel will have a common nondenominational prayer book. This more comprehensive and contemporary siddur, which includes gendersensitive language and universal transliterations of the Hebrew text, will make the prayer experience more accessible and inclusive for all Jewish servicemen and women.

Project Welcome Home JWB is embarking on a dynamic initiative to welcome back Jewish military veterans and their families to the Jewish community. There are currently an estimated 10,000 Jewish men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and that number increases to between 25,000 and 30,000 when their families are included. Working both on a local and national scale, JWB is seeking to convene and organize a broad Jewish communal program of engagement through our network of JCCs. The plan includes activities directed at integrating veterans and their children through recreation and cultural events, preschools and camps, youth programs, and networking to job opportunities. PJ Library and Jewish Military Families JWB is working with PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, to enable Jewish military families to engage in learning and create cultural connections. Children ages six months through eight years are eligible to receive free, high quality Jewish children’s literature and music, sent monthly to their homes. JWB also helps military families find resources for Jewish education and connect to local Jewish communities. We do everything we can to make our service members and their families feel our support and gratitude.

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Endowment-Funded Program Support Merrin Center for Teen Services JCC Association is grateful to Anne Heyman k”z and Seth Merrin whose generosity established the Merrin Center for Teen Services, which is dedicated to enhancing the work of teen professionals and providing programming for the youth they serve.

Support of the JCC Israel Center Judith k”z and Mark D. Litt Jewish Education Programming Geri and Lester Pollack JCC Association Scholars Fund Syril and Leonard Rubin k”z

Lenny Rubin Israel Education Fund In honor of Lenny Rubin k”z, support of Israel education for JCC Association staff. We thank the generous donors who contributed to this fund in 2013: Kate Obstgarten Private Foundation Laura Rubin

Endowed Scholarships The future requires well-trained professionals. JCC Association recognizes donors who endowed the Graduate Education Scholarship program. Robert L. Adler Memorial Scholarship Fund Alumni Scholarship Fund Ella and Gerrard Berman Scholarship Fund Elayne and Julian Bernat Scholarship Fund Harold Dinerman Memorial Scholarship Fund Shirley and Royal H. Durst Scholarship Fund Joan and Jesse Feldman Scholarship Fund Frances and Samuel Finkelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund Frenkel Memorial Scholarship Fund Israel Goldberg Memorial Scholarship Fund Goodstein-Kleitman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Edwin Hochstader Scholarship Fund Joan and Irwin Jacobs Scholarship Fund Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Scholarship Fund Philip R. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship Fund Bea D. Katcher Scholarship Fund Charles R. Katz Memorial Scholarship Fund Mary and Solomon Litt Scholarship Fund Minnie and Louis Nathanson Memorial Scholarship Fund Pesses-Sachs Scholarship Fund Evelyn S. and Shaol L. Pozez Scholarship Fund Henry S. and Anne S. Reich Scholarship Fund

Joanna S. and Daniel Rose Scholarship Fund Syril and Leonard Rubin Scholarship Fund Michael-Ann Russell Memorial Scholarship Fund Fedgie and Hy Schultz Memorial Scholarship Fund Geraldyn and Henry Sicular Scholarship Fund Diana S. Simberloff Memorial Scholarship Fund Avraham Soltes Memorial Scholarship Fund Sam Sulstan Memorial Scholarship Fund Olga F. and Oliver B. Winkler Scholarship Fund Helen and Harold O. Zimman Scholarship Fund

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JCC Association 2013 Annual Funds Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management JCC Association is grateful to the Mandel Foundation for the grant, created to sustain the Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management. Mandel Center for Jewish Education JCC Association is grateful to the Mandel Foundation for its grant, created to sustain the Mandel Center for Jewish Education. JCC Association acknowledges The AVI CHAI Foundation for its support of training programs within the Mandel Center for Jewish Education: Leckhu Lakhem III: brings JCC Association’s proven Jewish educational leadership training program to the wider Jewish resident camp community in collaboration with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Chizuk: Jewish education program directors at camps strengthening Lekhu Lakhem – JCC Camps Annual Fund JCC Association gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generous contributions to the 2013 Annual Fund: Leadership Circle $25,000 and above Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs Irene and Edward Kaplan Barbara and Morton Mandel Barbara and J. Victor Samuels Sharon and Stephen Seiden Paula L. Sidman Platinum $18,000-$24,999 Geri and Lester Pollack Sharon and David Wax

Gold $10,000-$17,999 Harriet and George Blank Joanne and Donald W. Brodsky Karen and David Everett Bonnie and Allan Finkelstein Cheryl Fishbein and Philip Schatten Ruth and Michael Fletcher Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman Jeannie and Brian Kriftcher Millie and Lawrence Magid Evelyn and Jerome Makowsky Lisa and Thomas Mandel Stephanie and Eric Nislow Francine Zorn Trachtenberg and Stephen Trachtenberg Silver $5,000-$9,999 Meryl K. and David Ainsman Jack Baum Elizabeth A. Schiro and Stephen L. Bayer Kara and Paul Bierman Lisa F. and Ron Brill Susan R. Diamond and Martin Schenker Carol and Howard F. Fine Carol Weintraub Fogel and Ronald P. Fogel Laurie and Richard Frankoff Robin Frederick and Michael Gold Maxine and Jay Freilich Jane Gellman Cathy and Michael Gildenhorn Sandra and Arnold P. Gold Barbara and Edwin Goldberg Joyce and Neil B. Goldstein Felicia and Michael Gottdenker Roslyn F. and Ricky Haikin Barbara B. and Stuart Hochwert Allison and Kenneth Jacobs Rosalyn and Howard T. Jacobson Trudy L. and John Jacobson Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod Family Foundation Ronald L. Leibow Esther and Jack B. Levy Judith and Lester k”z Lieberman Amy and Alan Meltzer

Sharon R. and Marc Merklin Wendy and Steven Rubin Linda and Barry Russin Annette and Michael Saxon Ronna and Michael Segal Theresa and Steven Sherman Shirley and Allan Solomon Andrea and Alan P. Solow Linda and Jerome Spitzer Ken Steinberg Susan and Richard Strait The Irma T. Hirschl Trust Jennifer and Jeffrey Tuvlin Eileen and Steven Wishnia Toby and Gerald Wolf Jessica and Eric M. Zachs Bronze $2,500-$4,999 Barbara and Sidney F. Miller Marvin J. Pertzik Debra and Gerald K. Schwartz Tracey and Jordan Shenker Irene and Philip Shiekman Susan Stearns Mary Rita and Norman Weissman Super VIP Associate $1,800-$2,499 Dr. David C. Ackerman Marcella and Neil Cohen Mark S. Horowitz Laurie and Robert D. Kimsal Johanna and Arnie Sohinki

Marjorie and Mark Sokoll Sherry and Doron Steger Muriel and Myron Strober Executive Associate $500-$999 Arthur Allen Nancy and Irving Chase Dori Denelle Ann F. and Butch Eisen Benita and Myron I. Flagler Carol and Jeffrey Folkerth Judith Corn and David G. Fried Arlene and Henry C. Friedman Donna Gilbert Laurie F. and Paul Lieberman Joyce and Mark A. Lit Gerald S. Ostrow Connie and Alvin M. Pesachowitz Patricia and Steve R. Reiner Todd Rockoff Richard Saxe Suzanne and Brian Schreiber Sharon and Mark F. Shapiro Sharon and Edwin Toporek Sherri and Doug Wolf We thank the many federal employees who supported JCC Association through contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign.

VIP Associate $1,000-$1,799 Lynn and Daniel M. Bernstein Jane B. and John C. Colman Janet S. and Doron Elam Martin G. Englisher The Entin Family Fund Susan and Martin J. Fox Claire Frankel Lauren and Alan Goldberg Gretchen and Gordon Gross Amy and David E. Posner Susan and Alan Sataloff Charlene Shaffer

The National Federation/Agency Alliance is a partnership that provides a significant amount of funding to ten national agencies including $1,012,000 to JCC Association of North America in FY 2013/2014. The national agencies that make up the Alliance engage in critical work to build capacity and support the work of the federations and their local affiliates. They also help advance the federation system’s goals on a national and international stage. While mindful of its role in evaluating and monitoring the national agencies, the Alliance works to promote deeper relationships and create synergy between the national agencies and the federations.


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Program and Project Support JCC Association gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and foundations that have made generous contributions in 2013, making these programs and projects possible: Grants for Special Projects Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs Sharon and Stephen Seiden Paula L. Sidman Graduate Scholarship Program Elizabeth A. Schiro and Stephen L. Bayer Israel Goldberg Memorial Scholarship Fund Shirley and William L. Grossman Scholarship Fund Louis and Anita Perlman Family Foundation We also thank all the alumni of the Graduate Scholarship program who have made generous contributions in 2013. Discover CATCH Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation, Inc. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas The Jared Foundation Inc. JCC Grows The Robert Sillins Family Foundation, Inc. JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® The Feldman Family Foundation The Soref-Breslauer Texas Foundation JCC Maccabi Games® The Coca-Cola Company Seth Goldman Glassman Family Charitable Fund Joel Greenberg Jean and Stephen Kaplan Jody and Robert Mansbach Chatherine and Craig Miller Sharon and David Wax

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council JCC Association gratefully acknowledges the Crown Family Philanthropies for its generous grant, which sustains the work of JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. Over 1,100 individual donors contributed to JWB’s vital work in 2013. Individuals and organization with gifts of $500 or more in 2013 include: Fern and James Badzin Kenneth J. Bloom B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD Joanne and Donald W. Brodsky JWV of the USA Inc. 89 Buffalo Grove Aux Nancy and Irving Chase Barbara Chazen Neal Cohen Congregation Or Zarua, New York, NY Covenant B’nai B’rith Unit #2215 Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations of Maryland Carol Weintraub Fogel and Ronald P. Fogel Barbara and Louis Gross Ruth L. Herman Jewish Federated Charities of the Shoals JWV of USA Fort Worth Post 755 Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Barbara and Morton Mandel The Metropolitan NY District of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Philip Chosky Charitable Foundation Pittsburgh Conference Jewish Women’s Organizations Barbara and J. Victor Samuels Paula L. Sidman Temple Sinai, Cranston, RI The New Kalman Sunshine Fund The Robert Sillins Family Foundation, Inc. Jennifer Turner Robert A. Waldman Harriet and Nathan Wasserman Torahs for Our Troops JCC Association and JWB Jewish Chaplains Council thank donors who have contributed to Torahs for Our Troops. We recognize those individuals and organizations making gifts of $500 or more in 2013: JWV Clearbrook Post 395

JWB Siddur Project Joshua H. Landes Molly and Ricky Notkin Merrin Center for Teen Services Matilda Blendes Fund Corporate Sponsors We thank and acknowledge Loeb & Loeb LLC for providing pro bono legal services regarding intellectual property for JCC Association. 501 (c) Agencies Trust AJCP Program Fund Alpha Epsilon Pi Banners in 48 Hours Bylada Foods Club One Daxco eFinesstri/ARC Guidebook, Inc. Israel Lacrosse Just Born Landscape Structures NetVentures Octane Fitness Pfizer, Inc. Precor Incorporated Sport Resource Group Staples The Coca-Cola Company The Redwoods Group TMI Salt Pure Corp. Preferred Vendors and Program Partners The following companies and organizations provide preferential continental account status and services to affiliated JCCs and/or financial support to JCC Association programs: 501 (c) Agencies Trust Accrinet American Council on Exercise Avoda Arts AMT Telecom Group Bank of America Merchant Services Carab Enterprises Care Purchasing Service CATCH Coordinated Approach to Child Health

Club One ClubCom Club Industry Crown Trophy Cybex International Enernoc Fabiano Designs Fitness Anywhere, LLC FlagHouse FreeMotion Fitness Fun Express, a subsidiary of Oriental Trading GoJo Guidebook, Inc. Intek Strength Interactive Fitness InterfaithFamily, Inc. International Council on Active Aging Jewish Outreach Institute Jewish Publication Society Jewish Women’s Archive Jules and Associates Landscape Structures Lenny Krayzelburg JCC Swim Academy Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc. Loeb & Loeb Matrix Fitness Ma’yan: The Jewish Women’s Project of the JCC in Manhattan Med-Fit Systems, Inc. Mondo My Jewish Learning Network Services Company Octane Fitness Our Rewards/Impact Shopping Perform Better Power Systems Precor Incorporated Regpack Retention Management Sage SCW Fitness Education Spectrum Aquatics Sport Resource Group SPRI, a division of GAIAM Staples Star Trac Talk N Save Technogym The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel The Redwoods Group TMI Salt Pure Corp Yoga Yeladim

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2013 JCC Association Revenues & Expenses* Revenues $12,817,000

8% 23% 4% 3%

41% 21%

Affiliate Dues $5,207,000 Program Fees $2,889,000 Annual Giving & Foundation Grants $2,746,000 National Federation/Agency Alliance and Individual Federations $1,067,000 Corporate Sponsorship/Other $403,000 Draw from Investments for Operations $505,000

Expenses $12,817,000


6% 3% 21%



23% 16% Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman carries the torch at Opening Ceremonies of the JCC Maccabi Games速 in Austin, TX

Program Enrichment Services $2,919,000 Finance & Administration $2,647,000 Community Consultation Services $2,454,000 Jewish Education & Israel Operations $2,011,000 Professional Leadership $930,000 Marketing & Communications $765,000 Financial Resource Development $709,000 Services to the Military $382,000

*Preliminary financial information. Subject to change upon audit.

JCC Association Staff and Services Administration Allan Finkelstein President and Chief Executive Officer (212) 786-5082 | Yael Lubofsky Coordinator of Board Relations (212) 786-5084 |

Community Services Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management Jerry Wische Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer Director, Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management (212) 786-5138 | Zoe Schein Executive assistant for the Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management and Community Services (212) 786-5109 | COMMUNITY CONSULTANTS Jordan Shenker Senior Vice-President | Community Services (212) 786-5085 | Dori Denelle1 Vice-President | Community Consultant, Emerging Leaders, Governance (651) 452-2219 | Janet S. Elam Vice-President | Community Consultant (512) 241-1118 | 2

STRATEGIC PERFORMANCE David E. Posner Vice President, Community Consultant | Director, Strategic Performance Tel: (212) 786-5124 | Andrew C. Paller Director of Benchmarking | Strategic Performance (212) 710-6432 | Michael Rowland Marketing Consultant (212) 786-5153 | Yuliya Mazur New Resource Communications Manager, Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management (212) 786-5140 | PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP Alan Goldberg Vice President, Professional Leadership and Community Consultation (212) 786-5122 | Joy Brand-Richardson Associate Vice President | Director of Training and Professional Development (212) 786-5114 |

Odelia Silver Conference and Event Registrar (212) 786-5152 | Nicole Bernard Program Associate, Professional and Lay Leadership (212) 786-5093 |

Finance and Administration Services Bob Kimsal Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (212) 786-5141 | ACCOUNTING Pearl Magence Controller (212) 786-5132 | Irina Abramov Accounting Assistant (212) 786-5133 | HUMAN RESOURCES Irina Khomina Manager, Human Resources (212) 786-5131 | Elaine Vasquez Accounting and Benefits Associate, Front Desk (212) 786-5136 | INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Andy Zhang Manager, Information Technology (212) 786-5103 | Bernardo Arocho Associate, Information Technology | Network Administrator (212) 786-5094 | PRODUCTION Franklin James Supervisor, Production and Facilities (212) 786-5118 | Donald Credle Production Assistant and Front Desk (212) 786-5113 | D’wayne Haywood Shipping and Receiving (212) 786-5107 |

Financial Resource Development Susan Bender Senior Vice-President, Financial Resource Development and Chief Development Officer (212) 786-5135 | Barbara Lerman-Golomb Grants Coordinator (212) 710-6436 | Debbie Calise Coordinator of Development and Planning (212) 786-5126 |

JCC Israel Center3 Leah Garber Vice-President | JCC Israel Center 011-972-2-625-1265 | Sara Sless Assistant Director, JCC Israel Center | Director, Israel Seminars 011-972-2-625-1265 | Ido Medan David Program Director, JCC Maccabi Israel® 011-972-2-625-1265 | Shira Lupiansky Hasson Boarding Pass Associate, Israel Seminars 011-972-2-625-1265 | Tovah Grafstein Davis Office Administrator, JCC Israel Center 011-972-2-625-1265 | Lilach Shalom Accountant, JCC Israel Center 011-972-2-625-1265 | Nicole Bernard U.S. Program Associate | Israel Programs (212) 786-5093 |

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Rabbi Harold Robinson Director, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council | Director, Armed Forces and Veterans Services (212) 786-5119 | Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky Deputy Director, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council (212) 786-5137 | Janine Acevedo Program Associate, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council (212) 786-5090 |

Mandel Center for Jewish Education Dr. David Ackerman Senior Vice-President | Director, Mandel Center for Jewish Education (212) 786-5110 | Matthew Abrams Gerber Assistant Vice-President, Mandel Center for Jewish Education (212) 710-6434 Lea Sarris Program Associate, Mandel Center for Jewish Education (212) 786-5088 |

Marketing and Communications Robin Ballin Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer (212) 786-5112 | Peter Shevenell Creative Director (212) 786-5101 |

Marla Cohen Communications Manager, JCC Circle Editor (212) 786-5092 |

JCC MACCABI Dan Deutsch Vice-President, JCC Maccabi (212) 786-5089 |

Jeremy Kortes Senior Graphic & Multimedia Designer (212) 786-5143 |

Randy Ellen Lutterman Vice-President and Director, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® (212) 786-5123 |

Lisa Kaplan Graphic Designer (212) 786-5087 | Kelly Rainey Corporate Sponsorship and Marketing Manager 212.786.5096 |

Jordan Zarin Host Community Liaison, JCC Maccabi (212) 786-5145 | Michael Gordon Program Director, JCC Maccabi (212) 786-5116 |

Chris Strom Director, New Media and Social Networking (212) 786-5117 |

Osnat Zur Continental Shlicha, JCC Maccabi (212) 786-5121 |

Alexandra White Digital Marketing Manager 212.786.5144 |

Jody Gansel Associate Program Manager, JCC Maccabi (212) 786-5081 |

Jessica Ritter Marketing Administrator 212.786.5154 |

Program Services Arnie Sohinki Senior Vice President Program Services (212) 786-5097 | Nicole Bernard Program Associate, Program Services (212) 786-5093 | EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Mark Horowitz Vice-President | Early Childhood and Family Engagement (212) 786-5098 | Alison Pepper Assistant Vice President, Early Childhood and Family Engagement (212) 786-5091 | Mackenzie Noda Program Associate, Early Childhood Services (212) 786-5095 | HEALTH AND WELLNESS/ DISCOVER @ THE JCC Steve Becker Vice-President, Health and Wellness Services | Discover @ the JCC (212) 786-5105 | Brian Soileau Consultant, Fitness and Membership | Discover @ the JCC (212) 786-5128 | Randy Ellen Lutterman Vice President for Arts and Culture (212) 786-5123 |

Jackie Schreiber Intern, JCC Maccabi (212) 710-6420 |

Camping and the Merrin Center for Teen Services Jodi Sperling Vice President | Director, Merrin Center for Teen Services and Camping (212) 786-5130 | Shara Perlman Assistant Director, Camping (212) 786-5111 | Nicole Bernard Program Associate, Merrin Center for Teen Services (212) 786-5093 | Myra Meskin Intern, Camping (212) 786-5125 | 1 JCC Association Midwestern Services Office 2478 Pond Circle West St. Paul MN 55120 (651) 452-2219 2 JCC Association Southwestern Services Office (512) 241-1118 3

JCC Israel Center Solomon and Mary Litt Building 12 Moshe Hess Street Jerusalem, 94185, Israel 011.972.2.625.1265 fax 011.972.2.624.7767

Mackenzie Noda Program Associate, Health and Wellness Services | Discover @ the JCC (212) 786-5095 |

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JCC Association Officers and Board 2012-2014 JCC ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Chair Paula L. Sidman Boston, MA

Secretary David Wax, San Diego, CA

Vice Chairs Donald Brodsky, Houston, TX Ruth Fletcher, San Jose, CA Brian Kriftcher, Stamford, CT J. Victor Samuels, Houston, TX Philip Schatten, New York, NY Stephen Seiden, Livingston, NJ

Associate Secretaries Robin Frederick, Stamford, CT Linda Russin, Rockland County, NY President & CEO Allan B. Finkelstein

Honorary Chairs Edward H. Kaplan, Washington, DC Ann P. Kaufman, Houston, TX Jerome B. Makowsky, Memphis, TN Morton L. Mandel, Cleveland, OH Lester Pollack, New York, NY Daniel Rose, New York, NY Alan P. Solow, Chicago, IL

2012-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Meryl K. Ainsman, Pittsburgh, PA Arthur Allen, Dallas, TX Jack Baum, Dallas, TX Stephen L. Bayer, W. Hartford, CT Rabbi Alvin K. Berkun, Pittsburgh, PA Daniel M. Bernstein, Irvine, CA Kara Bierman, Memphis, TN Harriet Blank, New Hope, NJ Stephen Bodzin, Alexandria, VA Lisa F. Brill, Atlanta, GA Donald W. Brodsky, Houston, TX Susan R. Diamond, San Francisco, CA Andrew L. Eisenberg, Boston, MA Martin G. Englisher, New York, NY David F. Everett, Larchmont, NY Arlene Fickler, Philadelphia, PA Howard F. Fine, San Francisco, CA Cheryl Fishbein, New York, NY Myron I. Flagler, Jacksonville, FL Ruth Fletcher, San Jose, CA Carol Weintraub Fogel, West Bloomfield, MI Carol Folkerth, Columbus, OH Susan Fox, Brooklyn, NY Richard Frankoff, Las Vegas, NV Robin Frederick, Stamford, CT Maxine Freilich, Stamford, CT Jane Gellman, Milwaukee, WI Michael Gildenhorn, Bethesda, MD Sandra Gold, Englewood, NJ

Edwin Goldberg, Louisville, KY Joyce Goldstein, Essex Fells, NJ Felicia Gottdenker, Bethesda, MD Roslyn Haikin, Houston, TX Stuart Hochwert, Chicago, IL Kenneth B. Jacobs, Jacksonville, FL Gary Jacobs, San Diego, CA Howard T. Jacobson, Overland Park, KS Trudy Jacobson, Leawood, KS Edward H. Kaplan, Washington, DC Ann P. Kaufman, Houston, TX Stephen M. Kaufman, Houston, TX Brian Kriftcher, Stamford, CT Ira I. Kronenberg, Passaic, NJ Ronald L. Leibow, Los Angeles, CA Jack B. Levy, Birmingham, AL Judith Lieberman, West Orange, NJ Mark A. Lit, West Bloomfield, MI Lawrence Magid, Searingtown, NY Jerome B. Makowsky, Memphis, TN Morton L. Mandel, Cleveland, OH Thom Mandel, Akron, OH Joyce D. Mandell, West Hartford, CT Marc B. Merklin, Akron, OH Dr. Sidney Miller, Columbus, OH Eric Nislow, Baltimore, MD Marvin Pertzik, St. Paul, MN Geri Pollack, New York, NY Lester Pollack, New York, NY

Stephen R. Reiner, New York, NY Daniel Rose, New York, NY Lawrence I. Rosenberg, Baltimore, MD Jane Tzinberg Rubin, St. Louis, MO Steven Rubin, St. Paul, MN Linda Russin, Rockland Cty, NY J. Victor Samuels, Houston, TX Alan Sataloff, Palo Alto, CA Annette Saxon, Baltimore, MD Philip Schatten, Brooklyn, NY Brian Schreiber, Pittsburgh, PA Gerald K. Schwartz, Miami, FL Michael Segal, North Miami Beach, FL Stephen Seiden, West Orange, NJ Mark F. Shapiro, Milwaukee, WI Steven Sherman, Jacksonville, FL Philip M. Shiekman, Philadelphia, PA Paula L. Sidman, Boston, MA Mark Sokoll, Boston, MA Shirley Solomon, Boca Raton, FL Alan P. Solow, Chicago, IL Jerome Spitzer, New York, NY Susan Strait, Milwaukee, WI Ken Steinberg, Memphis, TN Francine Zorn Trachtenberg, Washington, DC Jeff Tuvlin, Louisville, KY David Wax, San Diego, CA Mary Rita Weissman, Dayton, OH

Steven Wishnia, Memphis, TN Toby Wolf, Hewlett Neck, NY Eric M. Zachs, West Hartford, CT Honorary Board Members Meyer L. Balsar, Houston, TX Julian Bernat, El Paso, TX Irwin L. Elson, Detroit, MI Gilbert S. Fox, Nashville, TN Marilyn Fox, St. Louis, MO Hugh W. Greenberg, Detroit, MI Gordon R. Gross, Buffalo, NY Henry Kohn, New York, NY Mark D. Litt, Larchmont, NY Gerald S. Ostrow, Pittsburgh, PA Irwin Jay Robinson, New York, NY Harriet L. Rosenthal, MetroWest, NJ Irving Ruderman, Rochester, NY Norman Seiden, Palisades, NJ Myron Strober, Palm Beach, FL Henry Taub, Tenafly, NJ John M. Wolf, Sr., Pittsburgh, PA

Photo Credits cover, pages 2, 4, 7, & 24: ©Donna Harlev, Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License | Bernard and Ruth Siegel JCC, Wilmington, DE page 3: ©David Finkel page 8: ©Ginny B Photography page 17: ©Jonathan Bell, Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License | Lawrence Family JCC of San Diego County


JCCs of North America

JCCs, YM-YWHAs, and Camps of the JCC Movement CANADA Calgary Jewish Community Centre, Calgary, AB JCC of Edmonton, AB JCC of Greater Vancouver, BC B’nai B’rith Camp, Winnipeg, MB Rose & Max Rady JCC, Winnipeg, MB JCC of London, ON Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto, ON Prosserman JCC, Toronto, ON Jewish Community Campuses of Greater Toronto, ON Schwartz/Reisman Centre, Vaughan, ON JCC of Windsor, ON

UNITED STATES Levite JCC, Birmingham, AL East Valley JCC, Chandler, AZ Valley of the Sun JCC, Scottsdale, AZ Tucson JCC, Tucson, AZ JCC of the East Bay, Berkeley, CA JCC Development Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA Peninsula JCC, Foster City, CA North Valley JCC, Granada Hills, CA Merage JCC of Orange County, Irvine, CA Camp Yofi, Angelus Oaks, CA Lawrence Family JCC of San Diego County – Jacobs Family Campus, La Jolla, CA Barbara & Ray Alpert JCC, Long Beach, CA Westside JCC, Los Angeles, CA Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, CA The Shalom Institute, Malibu, CA Camp JCA Shalom, Malibu, CA Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto, CA Camp Mountain Chai, San Diego, CA JCC of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Camp Tawonga, San Francisco, CA JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, San Francisco, CA Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael, CA Boulder JCC, Boulder, CO Camp, Inc., Boulder, CO Robert E. Loup JCC, Denver, CO JCC Ranch Camp, Elbert, CO Greenwich JCC, Greenwich, CT JCC of Western Connecticut, Southbury, CT JCC of Stamford, CT Mandell JCC, West Hartford, CT Washington District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, Washington, DC Siegel JCC, Wilmington, DE Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, Boca Raton, FL David Posnack JCC, Davie, FL Jewish Community Alliance of Jacksonville, FL Roth JCC of Greater Orlando, Maitland, FL JCC at Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Campus, Orlando, FL Dave & Mary Alper JCC, Miami, FL Miami Beach JCC, Miami Beach, FL Michael-Ann Russell JCC, North Miami Beach, FL Mandel JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches JCC, Boynton Beach, FL JCC, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Klingenstein Jewish Center of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, FL Augusta JCC, Augusta, GA Marcus JCC of Atlanta, Dunwoody, GA Camp Barney Medintz, Cleveland, GA Zaban Park, Dunwoody, GA Jewish Educational Alliance, Savannah, GA

JCC Chicago, IL Florence G. Heller JCC, Chicago, IL Hyde Park JCC, Chicago, IL Bernard Horwich JCC, Chicago, IL Ezra Multi-Service Center, Chicago, IL Early Childhood Services – JCC at Woodland Commons, Buffalo Grove, IL Bernard Weinger JCC, Northbrook, IL Pritzker Center for Jewish Education – Mayer Kaplan JCC, Skokie, IL Florence Weiss Perlstein Vacation Center, Lake Delton, WI Camp Chi, Lake Delton, WI JCC of Indianapolis, IN JCC of Greater Kansas City, Overland Park, KS JCC of Louisville, KY New Orleans JCC, New Orleans, LA Goldring-Woldenberg JCC – Metairie, Metairie, LA JCCs of Greater Boston, Newton, MA Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton, MA JCC Brookline, Brighton, MA Metrowest JCC, Framingham, MA JCC Maccabi Camp Kingswood, Bridgton, ME Springfield JCC, Springfield, MA Worcester JCC, Worcester, MA JCC of Greater Baltimore, Owings Mills, MD JCC of Greater Baltimore – Park Heights Branch, Baltimore, MD JCC of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD Capital Camps & Retreat Center, Rockville, MD Jewish Community Alliance, Portland, ME JCC of Greater Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI Tamarack Camps, Bloomfield Hills, MI JCC of Metropolitan Detroit, West Bloomfield, MI Jimmy Prentis Morris Branch, Oak Park, MI Sabes JCC, St Louis Park, MN JCC of the Greater St. Paul Area, St Paul, MN JCC, St Louis, MO Marilyn Fox Building, Chesterfield, MO The Staenberg Family Complex, St Louis, MO Camp Sabra, Rocky Mount, MO Asheville JCC, Asheville, NC Sandra & Leon Levine JCC, Charlotte, NC Charlotte & Dick Levin JCC, Durham, NC Raleigh-Cary JCC, Raleigh, NC Omaha JCC, Omaha, NE Shimon & Sara Birnbaum JCC, Bridgewater, NJ Betty & Milton Katz JCC, Cherry Hill, NJ NJ Y Camps, Fairfield, NJ Nesher, Round Lake & Kislak Adult Camp, Lake Como, PA Nah-Jee-Wah, Cedar Lake, Teen & Mountaintop, Milford, PA Betty & Milton Katz JCC of Princeton, Mercer, Bucks, Lawrenceville, NJ Milton & Betty Katz JCC, Margate City, NJ JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains, NJ Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ JCC MetroWest, West Orange, NJ Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, West Orange, NJ JCC of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV JCC Southern Nevada East Side, Henderson, NV Sidney Albert Albany JCC, Albany, NY Riverdale YM-YWHA, Bronx, NY Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY Edith & Carl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY Camp B’yachad, Medford, PA Kingsbay YM-YWHA, Brooklyn, NY JCC of the Greater Five Towns, Cedarhurst, NY Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills, NY

The JCC of Greater Buffalo, NY Benderson Family Building, Getzville, NY Holland Family Building, Buffalo, NY Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Little Neck, NY Bay Terrace Site, Bayside, NY Central Queens YM-YWHA, Forest Hills, NY Camp Poyntelle, Poyntelle, PA JCC in Manhattan, New York, NY YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood, New York, NY The Educational Alliance, New York, NY 14th Street Y of The Educational Alliance, New York, NY 92Y, New York, NY Passport NYC, New York, NY Berkshire Hills – Emanuel Camps, New York, NY Surprise Lake Camp, New York, NY Moise Safra Community Center, New York, NY JCC Association, New York, NY JCC of Schenectady, Niskayuna, NY Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC, Oceanside, NY Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC: Long Beach Division, Long Beach, NY Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester, Pleasantville, NY JCC of Mid-Westchester, Scarsdale, NY JCC of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY Avis/South Shore JCC, Staten Island, NY JCC of Rockland County, West Nyack, NY Jerry Shaw JCC of Akron, OH Mandel JCC of Cleveland, Beachwood, OH Camp Wise, Chardon, OH Mayerson JCC, Cincinnati, OH Camp Livingston, Cincinnati, OH The JCC of Greater Columbus, OH Marjorie & Oscar Boonshoft - Center for Jewish Culture & Education, Dayton, OH JCC of Toledo, Sylvania, OH JCC of Youngstown, OH Oklahoma City Jewish Federation, Oklahoma City, OK Charles Schusterman JCC, Tulsa, OK B’nai B’rith Camp, Beaverton, OR JCC of Allentown, PA Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, PA Pinemere Camp, Philadelphia, PA JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, PA South Hills Branch, Pittsburgh, PA Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA Emma Kaufman Camp, Morgantown, WV Scranton JCC, Scranton, PA JCC of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes Barre, PA Kevy & Teddy Kaiserman JCC, Wynnewood, PA York JCC, York, PA Alliance JCC, Providence, RI Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC, Columbia, SC Memphis JCC, Memphis, TN Gordon JCC, Nashville, TN JCC of Austin, TX Aaron Family JCC of Dallas, TX Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Houston, TX JCC/West Houston, TX Barshop JCC of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX I.J. & Jeanne Wagner JCC, Salt Lake City, UT JCC of Northern Virginia, Fairfax, VA Weinstein JCC, Richmond, VA The Marilyn & Marvin Simon JCC, Virginia Beach, VA Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, Milwaukee, WI Camp Interlaken, Eagle River, WI

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JCCs of North America

A LOOK AHEAD We are working on new and different programs and initiatives that will enable JCCs to reach individuals and families and empower them to lead more engaged lives.

Camp Website Responding to our camp professionals, we are launching our first website to support all JCC camps, featuring individual camp profiles that highlight directors, camp activities, lots of photos and much more. This website will help to focus JCC camps as a movement, much like did for JCCs.

Implementing the Brand The first revitalization of the JCC Brand in a decade debuts in 2014, bringing JCCs the concepts and tools they need to reintroduce the J as a first-class, flexible operation with high professional standards, where Jewish living transcends differences to create a positive atmosphere where anything can happen.

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Professional Conference Our major JCC professional conference will be held in Orlando March 15–18, 2015. This biennial opportunity for JCC professionals from all disciplines to meet and learn about the latest trends in their fields is inspirational and critically important to retaining the best staff.

Project Welcome Home JCC Association and JWB Jewish Chaplains Council introduce Project Welcome Home as a way to help JCCs become community leaders in supporting and honoring returning veterans. Project Welcome Home provides training and resources for JCCs to engage returning veterans and use existing resources to meet their needs. Your JCC can be the place for these men and women looking for a Jewish connection in these powerful years of identify formation.

Jewish Europe Travel Benchmarking 2.0 We are launching a second-generation model of Benchmarking, which offers JCCs new effective tools to measure their performance and emphasizes implementation of the data gathered. This will include new dashboards to capture performance and a new module that evaluates the governance impact on the JCC.

We are planning an exciting addition to our successful Boarding Pass program: Boarding Pass Jewish Europe and Israel. Participants will marvel at Europe’s architectural beauty, explore historic sites, and visit Jewish landmarks with a knowledgeable guide. Then the trip will continue to Israel, the thriving Jewish State that is home to the world’s largest Jewish community.

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