annual report 2010
Meeting Challenges: Annual Report 2010
he JCC Movement has adapted to a new reality, one where organizations can no longer take for granted that things will stay the same, that associates will always remain connected, or that distinctions between agencies will forever retain their clarity. We are entering a time of flux and rapid change when JCCs and JCC Association must become more flexible and much more responsive. Today’s environment has caused us to think about different ways of delivering our services so we can effectively lead the JCC Movement in the 21st century. Our board task forces have helped us reach these conclusions. Accordingly, we spent 2010 devising entirely new approaches to wellness (DISCOVER@ JCC), to executive succession and the development of a new generation of lay leaders, to doing a serious study of the Jewish impact of JCC day camps, and to reinvigorating the JCC connection to Israel. A primary focus was to open up a real conversation with our affiliate JCCs about our recommitting to our Jewish mission, and to encourage them to begin similar conversations with their users about the type of Jewish lives they want to lead, and how we can make it possible for them to do so. We tried hard to listen more than to speak, and to understand more than to prescribe. This annual report follows that pattern. We consistently looked at things from the point of view of our affiliated JCCs and asked ourselves what were the challenges they faced in 2010, and how did we respond. We provided a wealth of meaningful services to JCCs and their communities, but we know that we must constantly adapt to the rapidly changing conditions, both Jewish and general, within which JCCs operate. We want to hear from you through our different communications channels— our 1000 Conversations blog, Facebook pages, Twitter feed, our new website, our Listservs—and even old-world technology like the telephone. Make sure to look on our website at the videos we have prepared to supplement this annual report and let us know what you think. We always look forward to hearing from you.
Paula L. Sidman, Chair
Allan Finkelstein, President & CEO
Jewish Community Centers have an exalted mission: they are dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of their communities in a multitude of ways. That means the JCC Movement cares about the spiritual, cultural, physical, psychological, and economic health of the people who come to JCCs to learn, to play, and to grow. JCCs represent the highest and deepest values of Jewish lifeâ€”a reverence for education, compassion, and justiceâ€”and a uniquely North American expression of Jewish culture. In welcoming everyone, the JCC is the one place where people of different backgrounds can enjoy the extraordinary richness and variety of Jewish tradition, everything from Maimonides to Shalom Sesame. At JCC Association, we are always aware of our responsibility to support JCCs as they continue their vital work. The year 2010 was the year we looked for solutions, pragmatic ways we could help JCCs overcome their challenges. From our Biennial Conference in Atlanta, which focused on providing JCCs with the right tools to do their jobs, to the continuing expansion of JCC Excellence: Benchmarking, we dedicated ourselves to serving our constituents and putting their needs first.
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Challenge: How to grow a vibrant Jewish atmosphere at the JCC? Our Benchmarking data tells us that JCC users appreciate a rich Jewish ambience and that they are more likely to donate when they feel the JCC is a vibrant Jewish institution. How can JCCs ensure that they exude that Jewish vibrancy?
provide staff with many opportunities to deepen their Jewish literacy. The most effective way is to
We have devised numerous programs that do just that, for preschool teachers, for camp counselors and directors, for adult program directors, even for marketing and administrative staff. In 2010, we offered webinars and training conferences to 270 JCC early-childhood teachers and directors so they could become even more deeply familiar with the classic Jewish wisdom of An Ethical Start®. We created a beautiful family activity calendar based on the mishnayot drawn from Pirke Avot, which forms the basis of the program, and sent it to almost 7,000 families. In addition, our consultants trained more than 2,000 early childhood directors and teachers on the most current and effective pedagogical practices. We trained staff from 54 camps to use TAG: Jewish Values through JCC Camping® and the Goodman Family Foundation: Yisrael Sheli (My Israel), and we continued the intensive Jewish education of resident camp directors through our Hemshech and Netivim programs, with support from The AVI CHAI Foundation. JCCs comprise the largest network of Jewish camps, serving almost 85,000 children. We compiled extensive background resources for the staff leaders of our JCC Maccabi Israel trips, and we sent monthly updates to JCC executives and marketing directors on the contemporary situation in Israel—not just the news that’s always in the headlines, but information about Israeli business, music, movies, holiday celebrations, food, and everything that makes the Jewish State such an exciting place. We shared a weekly electronic d’var Torah from the Mandel Center for Jewish Education, and we gave JCC leaders the opportunity to engage in serious Jewish learning at our Biennial convention and our board meetings. Although the JCC is open to all, we worked hard to ensure that all JCCs have that expressly Jewish feeling.
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Challenge: How to attract, develop, and retain the staff and volunteer leaders of tomorrow? Our Benchmarking data clearly shows that a satisfied, motivated JCC staff is associated with greater member retention and more program participation. That means a healthier bottom line for JCCs. We also know that only half of JCC professionals expect to be in their jobs in three years. What can JCCs do to retain their best staff members and provide them with the development and advancement opportunities that will keep them engaged and productive and serving two million users?
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Because human capital is critical to the success of JCCs, the JCC Association board established the Future Talent Task Force to learn how to identify and advance promising staff. In 2010, we awarded $70,000 in JCC Association graduate scholarship funding for potential and current JCC professionals to enhance their expertise, and we launched a socialmedia campaign to reach more recipients. The Merrin Center for Teen Services offered its coveted Teen Professional Fellowship to a new group of 16 JCC teen workers. These dynamic young professionals have proven to be candidates for the next generation of JCC management. To make it easier and more economical for JCC staff members to continue their professional learning, our professional leadership department instituted a series of webinars, which drew hundreds of participants across North America. Our research shows that executive directors who have a clear vision for their JCCs inspire and motivate their staff. But how can executives develop the skills to clearly communicate their vision? Our annual Executive Seminars encouraged 67 executive directors to keep learning and growing, and we provide first-time executive directors with an intensive mentoring program to help them succeed. The Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management offers consultation in strategic thinking and executive-board development. The 2010 Biennial convention in Atlanta gave executive directors and lay leadership the priceless opportunity to learn together, forming a deeper understanding of their respective roles and responsibilities. The Esther Leah Ritz Next Generation JCC Leadership Institute at the Biennial enrolled 55 emerging JCC leaders in an intensive training program, which also introduced them to each other as future JCC leaders. Todayâ€™s JCC staff member requires feedback and evaluation to remain committed, and weâ€™re committed to helping JCCs acquire the skills they need to support their staff.
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Challenge: How to re-invent the JCC for a new generation? Today’s younger generation communicates differently — and has other opinions about involvement — than their parents did. Shaped by the digital age they grew up in, they are accustomed to rapid change, passionate about social issues, and skeptical about institutions. Their engagement in the Jewish community cannot be taken for granted, nor can their association with the JCC. Jewish young adults and parents with young children are the future of Jewish community in North America. How can JCCs evolve to connect with this generation, give them the services they want and need, and inspire them to map their own meaningful Jewish journeys?
What kind of Jewish lives do people want to live... and how can we make it possible for them do so? With that question, Allan Finkelstein introduced the idea of engaging in “1,000 Jewish conversations,” a continent-wide discussion about major issues that impact Jewish life, and how the work of JCCs can address those issues. The conversation generated a number of ideas aimed at removing barriers to Jewish involvement among today’s young people — and informed much of the work of JCC Association throughout the year. We gave the stage to two important young voices at the JCCs of North America Biennial convention in Atlanta. Sharon Brous, founding rabbi of the innovative spiritual community IKAR, urged JCCs to raise the bar, not lower it, noting that the more you challenge this generation, the more they respond. Ariel Beery, CEO of PresenTense — a group that connects creative young minds with the resources to make their Jewish social venture ideas a reality — described a generation reaching out to make a difference, and saw that JCCs could become ideal platforms to help them realize their potential. We developed DISCOVER @ the JCC, a campaign of programming and marketing resources that aim to posit JCCs as the total wellness leaders in their communities. DISCOVER is piloting now at six JCCs. Its first phase will focus on providing a holistic wellness model for soon-to-be parents and families with young children. Today’s young parents often feel disconnected from the traditional support structures that guided previous generations through the challenging early years of childrearing, creating a tremendous need for the JCC to become their go-to spot. DISCOVER will offer them programming in everything from mommy-and-me yoga to health fairs, from financial planning for young families to Shalom Sesame™ — and of course, all of it with a strong foundation in Jewish values. The tools of 21st century marketing and communications have changed — and are redefining community for a new generation. To keep JCCs on top of the curve, we provided training at Biennial, at regional conferences, and via webinars, on how to evolve the JCC’s marketing strategy from advertising to creating relationships, using new channels like FaceBook, Twitter, Google searches, and pay-per-click campaigns. Real change is impossible without strong and informed leadership. Our task force on executive succession advised JCCs to prepare now for the approaching turnover of top staff as the baby boomers near retirement, and prescribed steps to ensure JCCs find capable new professional leaders. On the lay side, our task force on engaging a new generation provided a path for JCCs to reach out to prominent young people in their communities and encourage them to bring their expertise and viewpoints to the board.
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Challenge: How to put Israel at the heart of the JCC... every day? In the ‘60s and ‘70s, nothing unified North American Jews of all denominations like support for the young nation of Israel during its struggle for survival. In recent decades, as Israel has become more secure, more prosperous, and more firmly established, politics have increasingly chipped away at that unity. Today, it is all too common for Israel to be regarded as a complicated topic, too political to be on the agenda outside of yearly Yom Ha’atzma’ut celebrations. Our connection to Israel is far too important to be pushed to the sidelines. Eretz Yisrael is the nexus of Jewish history and tradition, and modern Israel is the epicenter of Jewish culture and creativity today. If our JCCs are to be true and complete Jewish environments, Israel must be part of the equation. But how do we foster a meaningful relationship between JCCs and Israel in a new era?
Our task force on revitalizing the JCC/Israel relationship published its report in May, and called for a new approach, one that encourages open discussion and constant engagement with Israel. We began a year-long pilot program with seven JCCs to help them be exemplars in implementing the task force recommendations, and provide opportunities for informal Israel education and open forums for discussions. Our new Young Shlichim program paired JCCs with young, idealistic, and dedicated Israelis who in sharing Israeli cultural life with North American Jews, have touched their communities with programs that entertain, educate, and inspire. Working with the Jewish Agency for Israel, we are able to bring these emissaries to JCCs at a reduced cost, and help turn the JCC into the town hall of the Jewish community. Our Mandel Center for Jewish Education published the third curriculum of its Israel education program for JCC resident camps, Yisrael Sheli: My Israel. The goal of this program, generously funded by the Goodman Family Foundation, is to impart a clear picture and love of Israel to teens, and to inform them with facts before they enter a university environment all too likely to confront them with anti-Israel sentiment. We literally connected teens with Israel over the summer, taking groups from several JCC camps on a five-week exploration of the Jewish homeland with our JCC Maccabi Israel program. And we laid the groundwork for our biggest teen experience in Israel yet, working with our partner, Maccabi World Union, to bring our most popular Jewish-identity building programs — JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® — to Israel for the first time, in the summer of 2011. Nearly 1,000 teen athletes and artists are expected to participate. Our office in Israel sends regular bulletins to JCC leaders to keep them aware of current issues, and provides JCCs with a monthly compendium of information about Israeli movies, music, books, holiday celebrations, and food. We are doing everything we can to keep Israel on the mind of the JCC Movement, and in its heart.
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Lenny Krayzelburg JCC Swim Academy Children from California to New York lined up to learn to swim at Lenny K JCC Swim Academy sites, and more JCCs are in the process of signing on to this revolutionary water-safety system. The four-time gold medal winner Lenny Krayzelburg business model provides JCCs with an expanded revenue stream as well as way to connect with young families who want their children to be safe around the water.
An Ethical Start速 calendar We produced a family-activity calendar through An Ethical Start, our early-childhood-education values curriculum, which suggested games, projects, and conversation starters, all based on mishnayot drawn from Pirke Avot, the classic Jewish text. The calendar was another way to engage young families with children in JCC preschools and to expand their connection to Jewish life.
Mandel Center for Jewish Education: TAG: Jewish Values through JCC Camping速 We added five new units, including one on sportsmanship, to our wealth of material in TAG: Jewish Values through JCC Camping速, a program that gives JCC resident and day camps serving 85,000 campers a way to incorporate Jewish enrichment into the camp day. An acronym of Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut Chassidim, TAG offers camp directors more than forty units that address the weekly Torah portion, Israel, and daily life as seen through Jewish values. These illustrations are from TAG unit Basic Ideas in Jewish Life and Thought: Torah.
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JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest together! Our first ever combination JCC Maccabi Games/JCC Maccabi ArtsFest was a great success in Baltimore, and the Games in Denver, Omaha, and Richmond, and ArtsFest in San Rafael, California, drew thousands of teens to participate in what has become the largest gathering of Jewish young people. Besides participating in sports and arts workshops, the teens spend time in community service and just having fun together. The JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest are one of the most popular Jewish teen programs ever.
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JCC Maccabi Israel trips were a great success for JCC camps from Miami, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Pittsburgh. Traveling together with their camp friends through the Jewish State cemented the bond these teens felt for each other and for their JCC camp. And the camp benefited from a more cohesive group of young counselors.
Days of Caring and Sharing Teens attending the JCC Maccabi Games in Baltimore, Omaha, Richmond, and Denver, and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest in San Rafael, California, spent part of their time serving their communities. Some of the athletes worked with the Special Olympics, while others coordinated sports activities for kids from the local YMCA and Boys and Girls Club. All the Days of Caring and Sharing projects allowed the teens to perform the mitzvah of helping others.
Merrin Teen Fellows The Merrin Center for Teen Services selected 16 professionals working with teens to participate in the sixth cohort of the acclaimed Merrin Teen Professional Fellows Program. The program, which started in 1999 with the support of Seth Merrin and Anne Heyman, will feature five seminars held over 16 months. Participants focus on developing their leadership skills, learning how to serve teens more effectively, planning their career paths in the JCC Movement, and deepening their sense of Jewish identity. Meeting Challenges: Annual Report 2010
Training Highlights We recognized the need for JCC professionals to maintain and enhance their skill sets despite the economic hardships brought on by the recession, so we designed a variety of long-distance learning opportunities. The result was that hundreds of JCC staff members took advantage of the chance to learn. We ran webinars on time management, supervision, programming, early childhood education, and many other topics.
JCCs of North America Biennial Over 600 people from JCCs all over the U.S. and Canada gathered in Atlanta for our Biennial convention to learn, network, and be inspired to make their JCCs the hubs of their communities. Great speakers, 60 dynamic workshops, and lots of time to share experiences gave JCC leaders the tools they need to turn their JCCs into smooth-running operations. And a host community barbecue gave everyone a chance to visit the magnificent Marcus JCC.
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Benchmarking Expands to 48 JCCs One of our most popular programs ever, JCC Benchmarking continued to add invaluable data from even more JCCs to build a multi-leveled profile of what excellence means in the JCC Movement. Participating JCCs were able to judge their effectiveness in different areas against other JCCs of their size and against themselves over time. Real information enabled JCCs to make informed decisions and achieve measurable results.
Reorganization has made the Mandel Center for Excellence even more effective in providing consulting services to JCCs. We added strategic thinking consultations to our mix of marketing, fundraising, governance, and professional leadership services to offer JCCs a more complete portfolio. We introduced a client-contact tracking system to help ensure that JCCs were receiving the individual attention they need and deserve. We made 222 visits to affiliated JCCs.
JCC Grows Affiliated with the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s Peopleâ€™s Garden Initiative, our program for social-justice gardens at JCCs continued to resonate with many, and more JCCs told us about their gardening and other food-related projects. Many JCCs now sponsor CSAs (community supported agriculture) and farmerâ€™s markets. Some participated in the fresh-food collections we encouraged around the High Holidays, which were donated to local food pantries. Growing and eating wholesome food in a sustainable way is an essential part of our new wellness initiative, Discover @ the JCC.
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JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Since 1917, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council has served the religious, educational and morale needs of Jewish personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces. We maintain an unwavering commitment to these dedicated men and women. We provide what they need to observe Shabbat and holidays; our chaplains and trained lay leaders offer comfort, counsel and assistance to resist the overwhelmingly Christian culture in the military; in short, we strive to keep them connected to Judaism and the Jewish community throughout their military service. During the past year, JWB had more than 300 points of contact per month requesting help, guidance, materials, counseling and intervention. Of these, approximately two-thirds come from chaplains and lay leaders, one-sixth from active and reserve military members, and one-sixth from families of Jewish military personnel.
Israel Shlichim at JCCs and JCC Camps Once again, we interviewed, vetted, and trained over 400 young Israeli shlichim to work at JCC camps and JCCs. Through their presence, these energetic young Israelis introduced JCC campers to contemporary Israel, a country that is as diverse, as dynamic, and as fast-paced as the U.S. and Canada. At a time when the ties of North American youth to Israel are slackening, bringing shlichim to JCCs is more important than ever.
JWB recruits potential chaplains from the major rabbinical training institutions in the United States; provides special training and counseling for them, and recruits and trains lay leaders to serve where no Jewish chaplains are available. Working through its network of chaplains and lay leaders, it provides kosher foods and ritual necessities to Jews serving across the world; it offers support and counsel to the families of active-duty Jewish military personnel, and ensures that Jews killed in action receive appropriate ritual services. In 2010, we sent hundreds of holiday packages to troops overseas to enable them to observe the High Holy Days, Hanukkah, Purim, Pesach and Shavuot.
Torahs for Our Troops JWB Jewish Chaplains Council has undertaken to commission small, lightweight Torah scrolls for military chaplains to carry easily in the battle theater and on ships. A Torah scroll, no matter the size, presents a major fundraising challenge, but we have been gratified by an overwhelming community response. The first Torah was completed and dedicated in May at the U.S. Capitol, and is already in use. After only six months of fundraising, several more scrolls have been completed, much to the delight of military chaplains on active duty.
Michele Obamaâ€™s Letâ€™s Move Initiative First Lady Michele Obama invited us as the sole Jewish organization to participate in a White House meeting of community faith-based groups committed to combating childhood obesity. Her Letâ€™s Move Initiative wants to reduce this health risk in one generation, and we support that effort all the way. Our VP of program services and the Mandel Center of Jewish Education Patricia Cipora Harte (standing, third from left) proudly represented JCC Association and committed us to expand JCC Grows to one-third of JCCs in the next five years.
Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan), chair of the Armed Services Committee (left) prepares to add to the Torah scroll with help from scribe Zerach Greenfield. Meeting Challenges: Annual Report 2010
Dedicated Donors Helped Us Meet the Challenges Feldman Family Supporting Foundation, Redwoods Group Foundation, the Segal Family and Corporate Sponsor CocaCola NA support our best-known teen Jewish identitybuilding programs, the JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®.
No annual report would be complete without a resounding “thank you” to the generous donors – both individuals and foundations – who share our commitment to Jewish Community Centers. They understand the importance of our programs and services, which help JCCs serve their local communities with excellence. They share our passionate dedication to meeting the religious and morale needs of Jewish military personnel through our JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. More than 2,100 generous donors supported both the JCC Association annual fund and JWB operating funds in 2010. Thank you to all. We especially thank the Crown Family for its generous support of JWB operations.
The Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management, also supported by the Mandel Supporting Foundations, is meeting the challenge of attracting, developing and retaining the staff and volunteer leaders of tomorrow, within its larger mission of constantly helping JCCs improve their operations and business practices. The work of our early childhood services department, and its values-education curriculum An Ethical Start®, was strengthened by a continuing grant from the Brill Family Foundation. With support from the foundation, our department of early childhood services is bringing extraordinary programming and training to JCC preschools and to families with young children.
We offer special thanks to all of our donors, whose vision and commitment to the work we do truly helps us meet the challenges facing the Jewish community, and allows JCC Association to continue to effectively lead the JCC Movement in North America.
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Generous grants from Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs, Paula L. Sidman, and Mandel Supporting Foundations allowed us to undertake special projects, enhancing our operations and the services we provide to JCCs.
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We could not possibly meet the challenges outlined in this report without significant assistance from visionary foundations. Programs developed through the Mandel Supporting Foundation’s ongoing support of the Mandel Center for Jewish Education enables us to enhance a vibrant Jewish atmosphere at JCCs and JCC camps. The AVI CHAI Foundation continues to be a source of sustenance and encouragement as our programs deepen Jewish life at JCC camps, and the Goodman Family Foundation helped us meet the challenge of strengthening the Jewish identities and connections to Israel of thousands of youngsters and teens. A grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation helped us undertake the first comprehensive study of JCC day camps, which is leading to new and important developments in Jewish training and programming. The Soref-Breslauer Texas Foundation,
JCC Association Endowment and Capital Funds Launched in the fall of 2005, the Meeting the Challenge: SECURING JEWISH FUTURES campaign is making it possible for JCC Association to achieve a tripartite goal: • Creating and endowing the new Merrin Center for Teen Services, to benefit both Jewish teens throughout North America and the professionals in JCCs who work with them; • Enhancing the JCC Association general endowment, to enable us to meet the rising costs of our current initiatives, maintain the quality of our signature programs, and to respond flexibly to new JCC needs as they arise; and • Meeting the capital expenses of our relocation to offices at 520 Eighth Ave, necessitated by the changing real estate market in New York. Our new headquarters are providing a fiscally responsible, cost efficient, technologically sophisticated home with room for growth in the years ahead. We thank the donors whose commitment and generosity have helped us pass the two-thirds mark of our $12,000,000 goal for this campaign*. Their contributions will enable us to continue to help JCCs, YM-YWHA’s and JCC Movement camps provide programs of excellence and inspire Jewish Journeys for the more than 2,000,000 members and participants who use their services every year.
The Merrin Center for Teen Services Anne Heyman and Seth Merrin
Guest and Visiting Personnel Suite Virginia A. and Francis Maas
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Entryway Mezuzah Barbara and Edwin Goldberg
Conference Rooms and Department Suites Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman Evelyn and Jerome B. Makowsky Geri and Lester Pollack Paula L. Sidman Andrea and Alan P. Solow President’s Office Betty S. Melaver and Norton Melaver k”z Senior Staff Offices Bonnie and Allan Finkelstein Amy and Alan Meltzer Sharon and Stephen Seiden Sharon and David Wax Management Team Offices Irene and Philip M. Shiekman David Sterling Staff Lounge D’vora Tager and Robert Dietz Professional Team and Consulting Staff Offices Michael Ostroff Carol and Lawrence Zicklin
President’s Office and Senior Staff Office Mezuzot Dana Egert The Redwoods Group, Inc. Shirley and Allan Solomon Roberta and Allan Weissglass Mezuzot Harriet and George Blank Ruth and Michael Fletcher Maxine and Jay Freilich Debby and Hal Jacobs Judith and Lester Lieberman Fani Magnus Monson and Michael A. Monson Alan and Janet Mann Ronna and Michael Segal Amy and Andrew J. Shaevel Charlene and Jack G. Shaffer Deferred Gifts Stephen Fitzsimmons Cheryl Fishbein and Philip Schatten Linda and Jerome Spitzer Nonspecific Gifts Myrna Block Jane Gellman Thelma Z. and Melvin Lenkin Charitable Fnd. Inc.
Program Services Suite Joan and Irwin Jacobs
For information about contributing to the Meeting the Challenge: SECURING JEWISH FUTURES Campaign, or to learn about naming opportunities in the new JCC Association continental headquarters, please contact Fani Magnus Monson Vice-President and Chief Development Officer by email at FaniMM@jcca.org or by telephone at (212) 786-5135
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*As of December 31, 2010 Work Stations Mandell L. Berman Ruth White Brodsky & Joanne and David Brodsky Marshall B. Coyne Foundation, Inc. Deena and Jerome A. Kaplan I. E. Millstone k”z Barbara and J. Victor Samuels Irene and Philip M. Shiekman
The Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Lobby Irene and Edward H. Kaplan
Ronald M. Katz Laura Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z Toby and Robert Rubin Sandra Saltzman Doris and David Yorysh
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Endowment Funds: Beyond 2000 JCC Association is grateful to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation of Baltimore, and proud to have partnered with it in this successful campaign, which enhanced our endowment by a total of $5,100,000. We thank the following donors whose generosity in contributing $3,600,000 made it possible to meet the Weinberg Foundation’s $1,500,000 challenge grant: Visionary Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. Founders Edgar M. Bronfman Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Evelyn and Jerome B. Makowsky Benefactors Jane Gellman Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman Arlene and Robert Kogod Jacqueline Blatt and Ronald L. Leibow Merle and L. Michael Orlove Geri and Lester Pollack Syril Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Paula L. Sidman and Edwin N. Sidman k”z Carol Brennglass Spinner and Arthur C. Spinner Lee and John M. Wolf, Sr. Builders Estate of Matilda Blendes Bonnie and Allan Finkelstein Betty S. Melaver and Norton Melaver k”z Anne S. Reich & Henry and Anne Reich Family Foundation, Inc. Cheryl Fishbein and Philip Schatten Linda and Jerome Spitzer Roberta and Allan Weissglass Patrons Anise and Ronald Belz Ruth White Brodsky and Joanne and Donald Brodsky Marvin Gelfand Barbara and Edwin Goldberg Virginia A. and Francis Maas Phyllis and Philip Margolius Marvin J. Pertzik Aliki and Peter Rzepka Barbara and J. Victor Samuels Barbara and Norman Seiden Judith Shiekman k”z and Philip M. Shiekman Sharon and Edwin Toporek Linda Cornell Weinstein and Sherwin Weinstein Barbara and Douglas Bloom Barbara and Daniel Drench Annette and Lionel Goldman Tillie Mazor Foundation/Judith Lieberman Judith and Mark Litt
Estate of Mary Litt Children and Grandchildren of Jerome B. Makowsky, 1998-2002 Chair, JCC Association, in his honor Lynn and Gerald Ostrow Patricia and Stephen R. Reiner Shirley and Allan Solomon Andrea and Alan P. Solow Estate of Henrietta Weil Friends Wendy and Warren Blumenthal Eleanor and Edward Epstein Laura Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z Charlene and Jack G. Shaffer Randi and Ian Sherman Peggy and Philip Wasserstrom Visionary: $1,500,000 Founders: $250,000 and above Benefactors: $100,000 and above Builders: $50,000 and above Patrons: $25,000 and above Sponsors: $10,000 and above Friends: $5,000 and above
Endowment Funds: Endowing Today for Tomorrow The following individuals made a leadership commitment to JCC Association’s Endowment Fund to assure that the work of the JCC Movement continues in perpetuity. We give them our special thanks. These gifts were received prior to the inception of the Beyond 2000 Endowment Campaign. Founders Joan and Jesse Feldman k”z Florence G. Heller Memorial Fund Florence G. Heller Trust Mary and Solomon Litt k”z Barbara and Morton L. Mandel Samuel Morganroth Geri and Lester Pollack Esther Leah Ritz k”z Guardians Lili and Max M. Hahn Syde Hurdus Sam Sulsten Lee and John M. Wolf, Sr. Benefactors Beatrice and Irving Edison Henry Kaufmann Foundation Evelyn Goodstein and Jacob Goodstein k”z Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Frances and Joseph Kruger k”z Judith and Lester Lieberman Minnie Nathanson k”z
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Janet Robinson k”z and Irwin Jay Robinson Arlene and Leonard Rochwarger k”z Joanna and Daniel Rose Charlene and Jack G. Shaffer Judith Shiekman k”z and Philip M. Shiekman Jeanne and Milton Zorensky Builders Jean Adler and Robert L. Adler k”z Hyman J. Cohen Bonnie and Allan Finkelstein Leo and George P. Frenkel Yetra Goldberg and Israel Goldberg k”z Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman Judith and Mark D. Litt Evelyn and Jerome B. Makowsky Joan and Martin E. Messinger Anne S. Reich & Henry and Anne Reich Family Foundation, Inc. Syril Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z Muriel Russell Helen Zimman and Harold O. Zimman k”z Patrons Ella and Gerrard Berman k”z Elayne and Julian Bernat Shirley and Roy Durst Edwin A. Hochstadter Bea D. Katcher k”z Charles R. Katz Lynne and Charles Klatskin Arthur Kokot Jacqueline Blatt and Ronald L. Leibow Norma and Alfred W. Levy Betty S. Melaver and Norton Melaver k”z Susan Mintz and Donald R. Mintz k”z Merle and L. Michael Orlove Pesses-Sachs Family Evelyn S. and Shaol L. Pozez Anne S. Reich and Henry S. Reich k”z Barbara and Norman Seiden Geraldyn and Henry Sicular Roseann and Alan Simberloff Linda and Jerome Spitzer Sponsors Gerry and Charles Aaron k”z Dinerman Family Barbara and Daniel Drench Andrew L. Eisenberg Linda Fischer k”z and Robert Fischer Annette and Lionel Goldman Alvin Gray Dolores and Solomon Greenfield Anise and David A. Kaplan
Janet Kaplan and Leonard Kaplan k”z Clara Larner and Martin L. Larner k”z Lynn and Gerald Ostrow Marvin J. Pertzik Harriet L. and William Rosenthal Anita Rotman and Arthur Rotman k”z Eugenia and Irving Ruderman Milton A. Shorr David Sterling Muriel and Myron Strober Sharon and Edwin Toporek Peggy and Philip Wasserstrom H. S. Weil Estate Linda Cornell Weinstein and Sherwin Weinstein Roberta and Allan Weissglass Founders: $250,000 and above Guardians: $150,000 and above Benefactors: $100,000 and above Builders: $50,000 and above Patrons: $25,000 and above Sponsors: $10,000 and above
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Endowment-Funded Program Support Merrin Center for Teen Services JCC Association is grateful to Anne Heyman 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 JCC Association Israel Office Judith and Mark D. Litt
We are grateful to the donors to this endowment fund: Judith and Joseph D. Hurwitz Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman Carol and Leonard Lewensohn Philanthropic Fund Barbara and Morton L. Mandel Evelyn and Jerome B. Makowsky Melanie Katzman and Russell Makowsky Geri and Lester Pollack Laura Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z Endowed Scholarships JCC Association scholarships enable students who plan to make careers in the JCC Movement to pursue their education at the master’s level. We are grateful to the donors of these scholarship funds:
Jewish Education Programming Geri and Lester Pollack JCC Association Scholars Fund Syril Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z Lenny Rubin Israel Education Fund This fund, named in honor of Lenny Rubin k”z upon his retirement, supports the continuation of Israel education for JCC Association staff. We thank the generous donors who contributed to this fund in 2010: Harry Kosansky Kate Obstgarten Private Foundation Laura Rubin In addition, we thank the many people of the JCC Movement—lay and professional—who contributed to the fund to honor Lenny Rubin’s memory. Lorraine Fay Linder Senior Citizens Fund Lorraine Fay Linder k”z Esther Leah Ritz Next Generation Memorial Fund To honor the memory of Esther Leah Ritz k”z, former continental chair and founder of the JCC Association Endowment Fund, we established the Esther Leah Ritz Next Generation Memorial Fund. Proceeds of this endowment underwrite the cost of the Next Generation program, which supports the development of lay leadership for Jewish Community Centers.
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 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
The National Federation/Agency Alliance is a partnership that provides a significant amount of funding to nine national agencies including $1,226,500 to JCC Association of North America in FY 2010/2011. 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. Meeting Challenges: Annual Report 2010
JCC Association 2010 Annual Funds Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management JCC Association is grateful to the Mandel Foundation for its annual renewable grant, which created and sustains the Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management. JCC Association thanks Irene and Edward H. Kaplan for their support that established a program within the Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management dedicated to helping new and emerging Jewish communities to create Jewish Community Centers. Mandel Center for Jewish Education JCC Association is grateful to the Mandel Foundation for its annual renewable grant, which created and sustains the Mandel Center for Jewish Education. JCC Association also thanks the following for their support of programs within the Mandel Center for Jewish Education: David C. Ackerman: TAG Sportsmanship Unit in memory of Marvin A. Myers The AVI CHAI Foundation: Netivim: a continued support program for Lekhu Lakhem alumni Chizuk: Jewish programming directors strengthening Lekhu Lakhemâ€”JCC Camps Goodman Family Foundation: The Goodman Family Institute: Yisrael Sheli (My Israel) Annual Fund 2010 JCC Association gratefully acknowledges the following donors who have made generous contributions to the 2010 annual support program: Leadership Circle Jeffrey and Paula Gural Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs Stephen Muss Platinum Circle Joan and Martin E. Messinger Geri and Lester Pollack Barbara and J. Victor Samuels
Gold Circle Everett Foundation Inc. Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Jeannie and Brian Kriftcher Sharon and Stephen Seiden Paula L. Sidman Shirley and Allan Solomon Andrea and Alan P. Solow Sharon and David Wax Silver Circle Lisa F. and Ron Brill Joanne F. and Donald W. Brodsky Marcella E. and Neil Cohen Bonnie and Allan Finkelstein Cheryl Fishbein and Philip Schatten Ruth and Michael Fletcher Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Roslyn F. and Ricky Haikin Rosalyn and Howard T. Jacobson Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman Jacqueline Blatt and Ronald L. Leibow Laurie F. and Paul Lieberman Judith and Mark D. Litt Virginia A. and Francis Maas Millie and Lawrence Magid Evelyn and Jerome B. Makowsky Lisa and Thomas Mandel Betty S. Melaver Amy and Alan Meltzer Linda and Jerome Spitzer Sherry and Doron Steger The Irma T. Hirschl Trust Roberta and Allan Weissglass Bronze Circle Meryl K. and David Ainsman Elizabeth A. Schiro and Stephen L. Bayer Harriet and George Blank Wendy and Warren S. Blumenthal Tanya and Stephen A. Bodzin Edie and Joel Brodsky Nancy I. Brown and Peter Brown Margey and Gary Cheses Susan R. Diamond and Martin Schenker Dana Egert Andrew L. Eisenberg Arlene Fickler Dale T. and Edward Filhaber Carol and Howard F. Fine Robin Frederick and Michael Gold Maxine and Jay Freilich Freddi and Marvin Gelfand Jane Gellman Barbara and Edwin Goldberg Joyce and Neil B. Goldstein Rita and Lawrence Gotfried Allison and Kenneth B. Jacobs Carole and Morton H. Katz
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Esther and Jack B. Levy Judith and Lester Lieberman Fani Magnus Monson and Michael A. Monson Janet and Alan Mann Sharon R. and Marc B. Merklin Barbara and Sidney F. Miller Stephanie and Eric Nislow Marvin J. Pertzik Connie and Alvin M. Pesachowitz Joan Karlin and Paul Resnick Doris and Rammy Rochman Nancy and Lawrence I. Rosenberg Laura Rubin Wendy and Steven Rubin Toby and Robert Rubin Linda and Barry Russin Lori Barnet and Jeffrey K. Savit Debra and Gerald K. Schwartz Ronna and Michael Segal Randi and Ian Sherman Irene and Philip M. Shiekman Linda S. and Kenneth Simon Susan Stearns Muriel and Myron Strober Francine Zorn Trachtenberg and Stephen Trachtenberg Mary Rita and Norman Weissman Carol and Robert Wertheimer Eileen and Steven Wishnia Jessica and Eric M. Zachs Super VIP Associate David C. Ackerman Ruth Brodsky Sandra and Arnold P. Gold Mark S. Horowitz Jane Tzinberg Rubin and Kenneth Rubin Barbara and Norman Seiden Johanna and Arnie Sohinki David Sterling Enid and Barrie M. Weiser Lee and John M. Wolf, Sr. VIP Associate Julian Bernat Barbara and Douglas Bloom Jane and John C. Colman Barbara and Daniel Drench Ann F. and Robert Eisen Janet S. and Doron Elam Jeanne and Donald Epstein Arlene and Henry C. Friedman Alan Goldberg Babe Grollman Lawrence A. Kades Laurie and Robert D. Kimsal Jeanmarie and Gary S. Lipman Scott A. Menaker Joann and Herbert Nevyas
Gerald S. Ostrow Amy and David E. Posner Irwin Jay Robinson Charlene and Jack G. Shaffer Carol Brennglass Spinner and Arthur C. Spinner Jeanne and Jordan Tobin Anita and Earl Winestock Executive Associate Anonymous Robin and Bob Ballin Lynn and Daniel Bernstein Kara Bierman Marjorie and Morley Blankstein Renee and Gary J. Bomzer Cheryl and Hal Bordy Nancy and Irving Chase CMS Endowment Foundation Martin G. Englisher Carol and Jeffrey Folkerth Marilyn and Sam Fox Richard J. Fox Sue and Martin Fox Judith Corn and David Fried Donna Gilbert JoAnn and Paul Gillis David Jacobs Jerome A. Kaplan and Deena Kaplan Ronald M. Katz Sherry Kulman Susan C. and Samuel A. Lieberman Howard L. Lipschutz Garth Potts Patricia and Stephen R. Reiner Sidney and Lois Robbins Leonard M. Robinson Susan and Alan Sataloff Suzanne and Brian Schreiber Tracey and Jordan Shenker Marjorie and Mark Sokoll Susan and Richard Strait Paula A. Tanker Sharon and Edwin Toporek Linda Cornell Weinstein and Sherwin B. Weinstein We thank the myriad federal employees who supported JCC Association through contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign. Bequests Estate of Eva Schoenberger k”z Leadership Circle: $25,000 and above Platinum Circle: $18,000 - $24,999 Gold Circle: $10,000 - $17,999 Silver Circle: $5,000 - $9,999 Bronze Circle: $2,500 - $4,999 Super VIP Associate: $1,800 - $2,499 VIP Associate: $1,000 - $1,799 Executive Associate: $500 - $999
Program and Project Support JCC Association gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and foundations that have made generous contributions in 2010, making these programs and projects possible: Grants for Special Projects Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs Mandel Supporting Foundations Paula L. Sidman Camping/Day Camp Study Harold Grinspoon Foundation Early Childhood Initiative/An Ethical Start® The Lisa and Ron Brill Charitable Trust JCC Maccabi Experience JCC Maccabi ArtsFest JCC Association thanks the following donors for their generous support: Feldman Family Supporting Foundation, Inc. The Redwoods Group Foundation, Inc. The Soref-Breslauer Texas Foundation Ronna and Michael Segal JCC Maccabi Games JCC Association thanks its collaborative partners in presenting the JCC Maccabi Games: Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel Maccabi World Union Support of Continental Youth Sports Programs in JCCs
JWB Jewish Chaplains Council JCC Association gratefully acknowledges the Crown Family Philanthropies for its operating grant, which helps sustain the work of JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. We also thank the more than 1,000 individual donors whose generosity makes JWB’s vital work possible and recognize those individuals and organizations that made gifts in 2010 of $500 or more: Dr. and Mrs. Ari Berenson Kenneth J. Bloom B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD Jeffrey Braverman Buffalo Grove, IL, Auxillary No. 89 Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo, CA Congregation Or Zarua, New York, NY Covenant B’nai B’rith Unit 2215 Federation of Jewish Women’s Orgs. of Maryland Gavlin Family Foundation Jewish Federated Charities of the Shoals Jennifer Turner Kirschenbaum Silver Post 282 Manette and Louis M. Mayberg Debra and William Mendelsohn The Metropolitan New York District of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Debra Newman Kamin Pittsburgh Conference Jewish Women’s Organizations Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis Temple Emanuel Temple Israel of the City of New York The New Kalman Sunshine Fund Harriet and Nathan Wasserstrum Sally G. and Robert E. Waters Randi and Barry Weiss Preston M. Woline Young Israel of North Beverly Hills
Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Program Initiative National Basketball Association NHL Street Hockey National Hockey League Scholarship Programs We gratefully acknowledge the generous supporters of the JCC Association Scholarship Program, which enables students who plan to make careers in the JCC Movement to pursue their education on the master’s degree level. Elizabeth Schiro and Stephen L. Bayer Ed Lee and Jean Campe Foundation Shirley and William L. Grossman Scholarship Fund Louis and Anita Perlman Family Foundation Barbara and J. Victor Samuels
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Torahs for Our Troops JCC Association and JWB Jewish Chaplains Council thanks those visionary donors whose commitment to the religious and spiritual wellbeing of Jewish U.S. military personnel led to their making the naming gifts for the first four small, portable Torahs for use by Jewish military chaplains. Three have been completed, and a fourth has been begun. The JWB Military Torah assigned to U.S. Air Force Central Command, Qatar: Anonymous The Leonard R. Strelitz Memorial Torah assigned to the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush: The Leonard R. Strelitz Memorial Talmud Fund The Memphis Jewish Community Torah assigned to the U.S. Army Central Command, Afghanistan: The Jewish Community of Memphis, TN The San Diego Military Services Torah: Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs We also acknowledge and thank the more than 600 donors who have contributed to Torahs for Our Troops and recognize those individuals and organizations that made gifts in 2010 of $500 or more: The JWB Military Torah assigned to U.S. Air Force Central Command, Qatar: Koby A. Abels Harriet and George Blank Lisa F. and Ron Brill Joanne and Donald W. Brodsky Tanya and Stephen A. Bodzin Nancy I. and Peter Brown Nancy and Irving Chase Judy and Jason Chudnofsky Central Nassau Committee JWB Lori Frank Dr. Sandra Gold Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex Co. Bryna Shuchat and Joshua H. Landes Richard F. Miller Fani Magnus Monson and Michael Monson Karen Pack George and Ellen Rifkin Vicki Roitman Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Family Foundation Paula L. Sidman Andrea and Alan P. Solow Mrs. Joyce H. Strelitz Ronna and Michael Segal Lori and Matthew Sidman Diana and Morton Tobin Anne B. Tursky Arthur and Joan Weisberg Family Foundation, Inc.
Ruth and Michael Fletcher Lori Frank Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation Debra M. G. and Ronald S. Hunter The Jewish Federations of North America Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex Co. Jewish War Veterans of USA Manny Pevan Post 65 Laurie and E. S. Katz Bernice C. and Maxim I. Kovel Dale L. and R. H. Latiff Jeffrey Marks Piassick Family Foundation Raleigh-Cary Jewish Federation Donald and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation Sharon and Stephen Seiden Cynthia D. and David S. Shapira Elizabeth and Bradley Winer
Florence G. Heller-JCC Association Research Center We thank the following donors whose generous contributions support the Florence G. Heller–JCC Association Research Center’s practice-oriented research for Jewish Community Centers and YM-YWHAs:
AbCoaster Accrisoft Corporation Advecor, Inc. American Council on Exercise American Specialty Health Am-Finn Sauna & Steam Inc. Balance Body Inc. Bank of America Merchant Services BioAge Carab Enterprises, Inc. Clubcom, Inc. Crown Trophy Cybex EnerNoc Inc. Fabiano Designs FreeMotion Fitness GOJO Industries, Inc. Landscape Structures Les Mills West Coast, Inc. Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc. Matrix Fitness Systems Corp. Maytronics US, Inc. Mondo America, Inc. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Network Services Company Octane Fitness LLC Polar Electro Inc. Power Systems, Inc. Precor Retention Management Staples Sterling & Sterling, Inc. Technogym ULSA Corp. The Redwoods Group, Inc. TMI Salt Pure Corp.
Sandra and Arnold P. Gold Judith and Lester Lieberman Frances and Bernard Marcus Toby and Robert Rubin
Program Partners American Council on Exercise International Council on Active Aging Les Mills West Coast, Inc.
The San Diego Military Services Torah Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego: Claire and David Ellman Lawrence Family JCC of San Diego County L. E. B. Enterprises, Inc. Susan Shmalo Gloria and Rodney Stone Temple Emanu-El Jan Tuttleman Sharon and David Wax Torah Fund Brett C. Oxman
Corporate Sponsors We thank and acknowledge Loeb & Loeb LLC for providing pro bono legal services regarding intellectual property for JCC Association’s signature programs. We gratefully acknowledge the following companies who provided support to JCC Association continental programs: JCC Maccabi ArtsFest and JCC Maccabi Games The Coca-Cola Company Just Born, Inc.
The Leonard R. Strelitz Memorial Torah assigned to the U.S. Army Central Command, Afghanistan: Leslie Ainsman David Brenner Ellen and Daniel Dubin
Preferred Vendors The following companies provide preferential continental account status or services to affiliated JCCs and/or financial support to JCC Association programs:
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JCC Association Officers and Board 2010-2012 JCC ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Chair: Paula L. Sidman
Secretary: David Wax, San Diego, CA
Vice-chairs: Lisa Brill, Atlanta, GA Marvin Gelfand, Los Angeles, CA Gary Jacobs, San Diego, CA Virginia A. Maas, Los Angeles, CA Noreen Gordon Sablotsky, Miami, FL Philip Schatten, New York, NY Andrew Shaevel, Buffalo, NY
Associate Secretaries: Dana Egert, Boca Raton, FL Linda Russin, New City, NY
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
President: Allan B. Finkelstein
2010-2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Meryl K. Ainsman, Pittsburgh, PA Stephen L. Bayer, W. Hartford, CT Alvin K. Berkun, Pittsburgh, PA Daniel M. Bernstein, Irvine, CA Harriet Blank, New Hope, PA Gary J. Bomzer, N. Miami Beach, FL Lisa F. Brill, Atlanta, GA Donald W. Brodsky, Houston, TX Edie Brodsky, Long Beach, CA Nancy I. Brown, Palm Beach, FL Gary Cheses, Columbus, OH Edward B. Cohen, Boca Raton, FL Marcella E. Cohen, Potomac, MD Susan R. Diamond, San Francisco, CA Stephen Dorsky, Birmingham, AL Dana Egert, Boca Raton, FL Andrew L. Eisenberg, Boston, MA Martin G. Englisher, New York, NY Arlene Fickler, Philadelphia, PA Dale T. Filhaber, Boca Raton, FL Howard F. Fine, San Francisco, CA Cheryl Fishbein, New York, NY Ruth Fletcher, Los Gatos, CA Carol Folkerth, Columbus, OH Robin Frederick, Stamford, CT Susan Fox, Brooklyn, NY Maxine Freilich, Stamford, CT Marvin Gelfand, Los Angeles, CA Jane Gellman, Milwaukee, WI Sandra Gold, Englewood, NJ Edwin Goldberg, Louisville, KY Joyce Goldstein, Essex Fells, NJ Roslyn Haikin, Houston, TX David Jacobs, W. Hartford, CT Gary Jacobs, Del Mar, CA Kenneth Jacobs, Jacksonville, FL Howard T. Jacobson, Prairie Village, 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 Sherry Kulman, Toronto, ON Ronald L. Leibow, Los Angeles, CA Jack Levy, Birmingham, AL Judith Lieberman, Morristown, NJ Virginia A. Maas, Los Angeles, CA Lawrence Magid, Searingtown, NY Jerome B. Makowsky, Memphis, TN Morton L. Mandel, Cleveland, OH Thomas Mandel. Akron, OH Joyce D. Mandell, West Hartford, CT Marc B. Merklin, Akron, OH Sidney F. Miller, Columbus, OH Eric Nislow, Owings Mills, MD Marvin J. Pertzik, St. Paul, MN Alvin M. Pesachowitz, Falls Church, VA Geri Pollack, New York, NY Lester Pollack, New York, NY Stephen R. Reiner, New York, NY Paul Resnick, Palo Alto, CA Leonard M. Robinson, Fairfield, NJ Rammy Rochman, Richmond Hill, ON Daniel Rose, New York, NY Lawrence I. Rosenberg, Owing Mills, MD Jane Tzinberg Rubin, St. Louis, MO Steven Rubin, St. Paul, MN Toby Rubin, San Francisco, CA Linda Russin, New City, NY Noreen Gordon Sablotsky, Miami, FL J. Victor Samuels, Houston, TX Alan Sataloff, Palo Alto, CA Martin J. Satinsky, Nashville, TN Jeffrey Savit, Boston, MA Philip Schatten, New York, NY Brian Schreiber, Pittsburgh, PA Gerald K. Schwartz, Miami Beach, FL Michael Segal, Miami, FL Stephen Seiden, Livingston, NJ Andrew J. Shaevel, Buffalo, NY Jack G. Shaffer, Denver, CO Jordan Shenker, Richmond, VA
Ian Sherman, Ottawa, ON Philip M. Shiekman, Philadelphia, PA Paula L. Sidman, Boston, MA Linda S. Simon, Presto, PA Mark Sokoll, Boston, MA Shirley Solomon, Boca Raton, FL Alan P. Solow, Chicago, IL Carol Brennglass Spinner, New York, NY Jerome Spitzer, New York, NY Doron Steger, Martinsville, NJ Jeanne Tobin, Beachwood, OH Francine Zorn Trachenberg, Washington, DC David Wax, Rancho Santa Fe, CA Allan Weissglass, Staten Island, NY Mary Rita Weissman, Dayton, OH Robert Wertheimer, Baltimore, MD Anita Winestock, Vancouver, BC Steve Wishnia, Memphis, TN Eric M. Zachs, Hartford, CT HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Meyer L. Balsar, Houston, TX Julian Bernat, El Paso, TX Daniel Drench, Verona, NJ 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 Mark D. Litt, Larchmont, NY Gerald S. Ostrow, Pittsburgh, PA Irwin Jay Robinson, New York, NY Harriet L. Rosenthal, West Orange, NJ Irving Ruderman, Rochester, NY Norman Seiden, Tenafly, NJ Myron Strober, Palm Beach, FL Henry Taub, Tenafly, NJ John M. Wolf, Sr., Palm Beach, FL
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Michael Rowland Contract Consultant, Marketing | Strategic Performance (212) 786-5153 MRowland@jcca.org
Please note that if you are in our telephone system through the main switchboard (212) 532-4958, you can contact additional staff members via their extensions (Last four digits of their number below). Staff members can also be reached directly at their telephone numbers listed below.
Community Consultants Dori Denelle1 Vice-President| Community Consultation (651) 452-2219 firstname.lastname@example.org
Odelia Sussman Program Associate, Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management and Community Services (212) 786-5109 email@example.com
Ann F. Eisen2 Vice-President | Governance (504) 866-5090 firstname.lastname@example.org
Florence G. Heller-JCC Association Research Center Prof. Steven M. Cohen Director, Florence G. Heller-JCC Association Research Center email@example.com
Administration Allan Finkelstein President and Chief Executive Officer (212) 786-5082 firstname.lastname@example.org Yael Lubofsky Coordinator of Board Relations (212) 786-5084 email@example.com Rabbi Alvin Mars Senior Consultant to the President on Educational Development (603) 292-6205 firstname.lastname@example.org Community Services consults with all communities to enhance the functioning of JCC boards, executives, and staff. Provides JCCs with ongoing training in areas such as lay leadership development, staff development, programming, finances, etc. Helps JCCs improve their services by conducting research, gathering statistical data, and strategic planning studies, developing annual work plans, and providing seminars for management and lay leaders. Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management in Jewish Community Centers is transforming the field by allowing JCCs to assess their management effectiveness and leadership needs, to be more responsive to difficulties as they arise, and develop a practical approach towards continuous self-improvement over time. MCELM is helping JCCs meet the challenges of the future with confidence and proficiency. Gary S. Lipman Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer Director, Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management (212) 786-5138 email@example.com Gladys Goldman Executive Assistant (212) 786-5088 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet S. Elam3 Vice-President | Emerging Leadership (512) 241-1118 email@example.com Brandi Johnson Administrative Assistant, Southeastern Office (504) 866-5090 firstname.lastname@example.org Professional Leadership Alan Goldberg Vice President | Professional Leadership (212) 786-5122 email@example.com JoyAnn Brand Associate Vice-President/Director of Training | Professional Leadership (212) 786-5114 firstname.lastname@example.org Lonny Friedman Camp Consultant and Operations Director, Merrin Center for Teen Services (212) 786-5111 email@example.com Tory Holland Program Associate/Registrar | Professional Leadership (212) 786-5086 Tory@jcca.org Strategic Performance David E. Posner Vice-President | Strategic Performance Tel: 212.786.5124 DPosner@jcca.org Deann Forman Director of Benchmarking | Strategic Performance (212) 710-6432 firstname.lastname@example.org Jordan Zarin Manager of Information Resources | Strategic Performance (212) 786-5145 email@example.com
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Finance and Administration Services oversees management of financial and human resources record keeping, financial reports, and information technology. Assists JCCs in developing data-processing plans and in conducting financial reviews. Bob Kimsal Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (212) 786-5141 firstname.lastname@example.org Accounting Pearl Magence Controller (212) 786-5132 email@example.com Irina Abramov Accounting Assistant (212) 786-5133 IAbromov@jcca.org Human Resources Irina Khomina Human Resources Manager, (212) 786-5131 firstname.lastname@example.org Information Technology Andy Zhang Manager, Information Technology (212) 786-5103 email@example.com Paul Niedbala Associate, Information Technology/ System Administrator (212) 786-5094 firstname.lastname@example.org Production Franklin James Production Supervisor (212) 786-5118 email@example.com Donald Credle Production Assistant (212) 786-5113 firstname.lastname@example.org
D’wayne Haywood Shipping and Receiving (212) 786-5107 Dwayne@jcca.org Reception Janine Acevedo / Donald Credle Receptionist (212) 532-4949 Financial Resource Development is responsible for JCC Association’s fundraising efforts, including annual support and designated giving, JCC Associates, grant-seeking, corporate sponsorship and preferred vendor programs, special events and the MEETING THE CHALLENGE: Securing Jewish Futures capital and endowment campaign. Fani Magnus Monson Vice-President and Chief Development Officer (212) 786-5135 Fanimm@jcca.org Ziva Davidovich Director of Annual Funds (212) 786-5099 email@example.com David Sobel Director of Corporate Partnerships (212) 786-5148 Dsobel@jcca.org Elaine Vasquez Financial Resource Development Administrator (212) 786-5136 firstname.lastname@example.org JCC Association’s Israel Office represents the interests of North American JCCs and provides services for them in Israel. It also implements Israel-based Jewish educational programs including training seminars for JCC professional staff and lay leaders, JCC Maccabi Israel® experience programs for teens, TaglitBirthright Israel for young adults, partnership initiatives between JCCs and community centers in Israel, and creates specialized Israel trips for JCC members. Leah Garber4 Director, Israel Office 011-972-2-625-1265 email@example.com Sara Sless Program Director, Israel Office 011-972-2-625-1265 firstname.lastname@example.org Yaron Lipschitz JCC Maccabi Israel Operations Director 011-972-2-625-1265 email@example.com
Avigail Barkai Office Administrator, Israel Office 011-972-2-625-1265 Israel@jcca.org Lilach Shalom Accountant, Israel Office 011-972-2-625-1265 Israel@jcca.org JWB Jewish Chaplains Council is a US Government-accredited agency to serve the religious, educational, and morale needs of Jewish personnel in the armed forces, their families, and patients in VA hospitals. Its Council Advisory Group consists of Conservative, Orthodox, and Reform rabbis and active-duty Jewish chaplains, a cooperative and successful venture in Jewish pluralism. Rabbi Harold Robinson Director, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council; Director, Armed Forces and Veterans Services (212) 786-5119 firstname.lastname@example.org Rabbi Barry Baron Deputy Director, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council (212) 786-5137 email@example.com Janine Acevedo Program Associate, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council (212) 786-5090 Janine@jcca.org Mandel Center for Jewish Education has as its mission to infuse the people, experiences and programs of the JCCs of North America with Jewish content, learning, and values, and thereby to enhance and elevate every Jewish person who is part of a JCC community. Dr. David Ackerman Director, Mandel Center for Jewish Education (212) 786-5110 firstname.lastname@example.org Patricia Cipora Harte Vice-President, Mandel Center for Jewish Education (212) 786-5130 email@example.com Matthew Abrams Gerber Senior Program Director, Mandel Center (212) 710-6434 firstname.lastname@example.org Odelia Sussman Program Associate, Mandel Center for Jewish Education (212) 786-5109 email@example.com
Marketing and Communications maintains consistent brand image for the JCC Movement and provides strategic marketing training to JCCs to increase their effectiveness in image building, advertising, communications , public relations, digital and interactive marketing and branding, as well as accommodating the in-house needs of JCC Association.
Adults Patricia Cipora Harte Vice-President, Program Services (212) 786-5130 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Korntreger Program Director, JCC Maccabi Games (212) 786-5116 email@example.com
Barbara Lerman-Golomb Consultant on Social Responsibility, Greening and Environment (212) 710-6436 Barbara@jcca.org
Jason Silberfein Operations & Athletics Director, JCC Maccabi Games 212.786.5081 firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Ballin Sr. Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer (212) 786-5112 email@example.com
Randy Ellen Lutterman Consultant on Arts, Culture and Ideas (212) 786-5123 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaliach Assaf Goren Shaliach, JCC Association (212) 786-5121 email@example.com
Peter Shevenell Creative Director (212) 786-5101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Childhood Education Mark Horowitz Director, Early Childhood Services (212) 786-5098 email@example.com
Miriam Rinn Communications Manager, JCC Circle Editor (212) 786-5092 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Litman Director, An Ethical Start (610) 668-1656 Lisa@jcca.org
Jeremy Kortes Sr. Graphic Designer (212) 786-5143 email@example.com Dan Hertzberg Graphic Designer (212) 786-5087 firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Strom Interactive Marketing Specialist (212) 786-5117 email@example.com Kelly Rainey Marketing Administrator 212.786.5096 firstname.lastname@example.org Program Services provides JCCs and camps with program assessment and resources to help them maintain creative, innovative programming in arts and culture, early childhood education, adults, teens, individuals with special needs, fitness, recreation, and camping. It also coordinates GesherCity, an initiative for young adults and the JCC Maccabi Experience, which includes JCC Maccabi Games速, JCC Maccabi Israel速, and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest速. Merrin Center for Teen Services creates programs and resources for teens and the professionals working with them to help JCCs inspire the next generation to embark on its Jewish journey. Arnie Sohinki Sr. Vice-President, Program Services (212) 786-5097 email@example.com
Health and Wellness Steve Becker Director, Health and Wellness Services (212) 786-5105 firstname.lastname@example.org Anthony Slayen Continental Fitness, Wellness and Membership Consultant Membership Consultant (212) 786-5128 email@example.com Merrin Center for Teen Services Lonny Friedman Operations Director, Merrin Center for Teen Services (212) 786-5111 firstname.lastname@example.org Alec Rieger Director of Camping Services & Initiatives (212) 786-5126 email@example.com JCC Maccabi Games & JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Dan Deutsch Director, JCC Maccabi Experience (212) 786-5089 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Associates Nicole Bernard Program Associate for Program Services, Adults, Sports and Wellness (212) 786-5093 email@example.com Janet Sylvan Program Associate for Early Childhood Services and Merrin Center for Teen Services (212) 786-5129 firstname.lastname@example.org
1 JCC Association Midwestern Services Office 2478 Pond Circle West St. Paul MN 55120 (651) 452-2219 email@example.com 2 JCC Association Southeastern Services Office 8200 Hampson Street, Suite 200 New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 866-5090 fax (504) 866-8164 firstname.lastname@example.org 3 JCC Association Southwestern Services Office P.O. Box 30372 Austin, Texas 78755 (512) 241-1118 email@example.com 4 JCC Association Israel Office Solomon and Mary Litt Building 12 Hess Street Jerusalem, 94185, Israel 011.972.2.625.1265 fax 011.972.2.624.7767 firstname.lastname@example.org
A special Thank You and Good Luck to Steven J. Rod and Alan Mann, who retired from JCC Association in 2010 after 40+ years each in the JCC Movement. Kol hakavod - we miss you!
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Directory of Jewish Community Centers CANADA Calgary Jewish Community Centre, Calgary, AB JCC of Edmonton, AB JCC of Greater Vancouver, BC Rose & Max Rady JCC, Winnipeg MB JCC of Hamilton & Area, ON JCC of London, ON Soloway JCC, Ottawa, ON Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto, ON Prosserman JCC, Toronto, ON Schwartz/Reisman Centre, Toronto, ON JCC of Windsor, ON UNITED STATES Levite JCC, Birmingham, AL Valley of the Sun JCC, Scottsdale, AZ East Valley JCC, Chandler, AZ Tucson JCC, AZ Barbara & Ray Alpert JCC Long Beach, CA JCC Development Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA Silverlake Independent JCC, Los Angeles, CA The Shalom Institute, Malibu, CA JCC at Milken, West Hills, CA Westside JCC, Los Angeles, CA Merage JCC of Orange County, Irvine, CA Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto, CA Lawrence Family JCC of San Diego County, La Jolla, CA Camp Mountain Chai, San Diego, CA Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, Berkeley, CA Contra Costa JCC, Walnut Creek, CA JCC of San Francisco, CA Camp Tawonga, San Francisco, CA Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael, CA Peninsula JCC, Foster City, CA Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, CA Bronfman Family JCC, Santa Barbara, CA Boulder JCC, CA Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, Denver, CO Greenwich JCC, CT Mandell Jewish Community Center, West Hartford, CT JCC of Western Connecticut, Southbury, CT JCC of Stamford, CT Siegel JCC, Wilmington, DE Washington District of Columbia Jewish Community Center Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, Boca Raton, FL Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties, Fort Myers, FL David Posnack JCC, Davie, FL Jewish Community Alliance, Jacksonville, FL Michael-Ann Russell JCC, North Miami Beach, FL Dave & Mary Alper JCC, Miami, FL Miami Beach JCC, Miami Beach, FL Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, Maitland, FL
JCC at Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Campus, O rlando, FL JCC Suncoast, St. Petersburg, FL JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches, Palm Beach Gardens, FL The Lore & Eric F. Ross JCC, Boynton Beach, FL JCC North, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Marcus JCC of Atlanta, Dunwoody, GA Zaban/Blank Branch, Dunwoody, GA Shirley Blumenthal Park Branch, Marietta, GA Augusta Jewish Community Center, GA Jewish Educational Alliance, Savannah, GA JCC Chicago, IL Anita M. Stone JCC, Flossmoor, IL Bernard Horwich JCC, Chicago, IL Bernard Weinger JCC, Northbrook, IL Florence G. Heller JCC, Chicago, IL Hyde Park JCC, Chicago, IL Mayer Kaplan JCC, Skokie, IL Ezra Multi-Service Center, Chicago, IL Resident Camping Services - Camp Chi, Lake Delton, WI Z Frank Apachi Day Camp, Northbrook, IL Florence Weiss Perlstein Vacation Center, Lake Delton, WI Pritzker Center for Jewish Education, Skokie, IL JCC at Woodland Commons, Buffalo Grove, IL JCC of Indianapolis, IN JCC of Greater Kansas City, KS JCC of Louisville, KY New Orleans JCC, LA Goldring-Woldenberg JCC – Metairie, LA Jewish Community Alliance, Portland, ME JCC of Greater Baltimore, Owings Mills, MD JCC of Greater Baltimore - Park Heights Branch, Baltimore, MD Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, Columbia, MD Jewish Federation of Howard County, Columbia, MD JCC of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD Capital Camp & Retreat Center, Rockville, MD JCCs of Greater Boston, Newton, MA Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton, MA JCC Brookline, Brighton, MA Metrowest JCC, Framingham, MA JCC of the North Shore, Marblehead, MA Springfield JCC, MA Boroughs JCC, Westborough, MA Worcester JCC, MA JCC of Greater Ann Arbor, MI JCC of Metropolitan Detroit, West Bloomfield, MI Jimmy Prentis Morris Branch, Oak Park, MI Fresh Air Society / Tamarack Camps, Bloomfield Hills, MI Sabes JCC, St Louis Park, MN JCC of the Greater St. Paul Area, St Paul, MN Jewish Community Center, St Louis, MO The Staenberg Family Complex, St Louis, MO Marilyn Fox Building, Chesterfield, MO Omaha JCC, NE
JCC of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV Shimon & Sara Birnbaum JCC, Bridgewater, NJ Betty & Milton Katz JCC, Cherry Hill, NJ NJ Y Camps, Fairfield, NJ NJY Camps - Nah-Jee-Wah, Cedar Lake, Teen & Mountaintop, Milford, PA NJY Camps - Nesher, Round Lake & Kislak Adult Camp, Lake Como, PA Associated Camps Inc. - Block-Hexter Vacation Center, Fairfield, NJ JCC of Ocean County, Lakewood, NJ JCC 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 Lautenberg Family JCC, Whippany, NJ JCC of Western Monmouth, Manalapan, NJ Ronald Gardenswartz JCC of Greater Albuquerque, NM Sidney Albert Albany JCC, Albany, NY Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC, Oceanside, NY Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC: Long Beach Division, Long Beach, NY JCC of the Greater Five Towns, Cedarhurst, NY Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills, NY Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview, NY Suffolk Y JCC, Commack, NY Suffolk Y JCC East, Port Jefferson Station, NY Riverdale YM-YWHA, Bronx, NY Boro Park YM-YWHA, Brooklyn, NY Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY Edith & Carl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY Sephardic Community Center, Brooklyn, NY Kingsbay YM-YWHA, Brooklyn, NY 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 92nd Street Y, New York, NY Surprise Lake Camp, New York, NY Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Little Neck, NY Central Queens YM-YWHA, Forest Hills, NY Samuel Field Y - Bay Terrace Site, Bayside, NY Newburgh JCC, NY Jewish Community Center of Rockland County, West Nyack, NY Jewish Community Center of Schenectady, Niskayuna, NY JCC of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY Avis/South Shore JCC, Staten Island, NY JCC on the Hudson, Tarrytown, NY Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester, Pleasantville, NY JCC of Mid-Westchester, Scarsdale, NY Berkshire Hills - Emanuel Camps, Ardsley, NY
Asheville JCC, NC Sandra & Leon Levine Jewish Community Center, Charlotte, NC Charlotte & Dick Levin JCC, Durham, NC Raleigh-Cary JCC, Raleigh, NC Jerry Shaw Jewish Community Center of Akron, OH Mayerson JCC, Cincinnati, OH Camp Livingston, Cincinnati, OH Mandel JCC of Cleveland, OH The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, OH Marjorie & Oscar Boonshoft - Center for Jewish Culture & Education, Dayton, OH JCC of Toledo, OH Oklahoma City Jewish Federation, Oklahoma City, OK Charles Schusterman JCC, Tulsa, OK B’nai B’rith Camp, Beaverton, OR Jewish Community Center of Allentown, PA Jewish Memorial Center, Altoona, PA Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, PA Jewish Community Alliance of Lancaster, PA Pinemere Camp Association, Philadelphia, PA Charles & Elizabeth Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA The Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA Kevy K. & Hortense M. Kaiserman JCC, Wynnewood, PA Raymond & Miriam Klein JCC, Philadelphia, PA Jacob & Esther Stiffel Senior Center, Philadelphia, PA JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, PA JCC of Greater Pittsburgh/South Hills Branch, PA Scranton JCC, PA JCC of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes Barre, PA York JCC, PA JCC of Rhode Island Charleston JCC, SC Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, Columbia, SC Memphis JCC, TN Gordon JCC, Nashville, TN Jewish Community Center of Austin, TX Aaron Family JCC of Dallas, TX JCC of Houston, TX JCC/West Houston, TX Barshop JCC of 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 Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island, WA Stroum Jewish Community Center, Seattle, WA Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, Milwaukee, WI