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More than 250 presidents and executive directors of Jewish Community Centers and JCC networks from 30 countries representing over 1,100 JCCs convened in Ramat Gan's Kfar Maccabiah Hotel for the eighth World Conference of the World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers. The four-day (November 2-5, 2009) event focused on the effect of Israel’s deteriorating international image on Diaspora Jewry and finding innovative ways face this challenge by connecting Jews to their community, to Israel and to the Jewish people.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2009
A new Jewish community center was dedicated on May 12, 2009, in the central Ukrainian industrial city of Kryvoy Rog. The new JCC offers facilities for welfare support, Jewish education and community life, including a computer center, concert hall and space for communal festival celebrations. The Britain-based World Jewish Relief donated funding for the JCC.
Updated: May. 20, 2009
The Kehillah Partnership of Northern New Jersey is an innovative, community-wide effort to build a stronger and more engaged Jewish community across institutional and denominational lines. Now in its second pilot year, the Kehillah Partnership aims to reinvigorate community through the sharing of resources, the enhancement and integration of informal and formal Jewish education for all ages, and the creation of new opportunities for the unengaged to connect and identify.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2009
The Jewish National Fund has dedicated the largest indoor playground in Israel in Sderot on Purim, 2009. The 21,000 square-foot state of the art rocket-proof Indoor Recreational Center provides Sderot’s youth with a place to have fun, connect with friends, enjoy stimulating classes, and be children, safe from Kassam rockets fired from the Gaza strip.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2009
An Ethical Start is an ethics curriculum for preschool children, parents, and teachers developed by the Jewish Community Center Association based on the ancient Jewish text, Pirkei Avot. The program is developed through exploration of the text, “Ethics of Our Fathers”, environmental enhancements, multi-media exploration through music, books, Peer K doll and the emergent curriculum. It is presently implemented in 40 JCCA preschools nationwide.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009
This paper situates Jewish female educational leadership in the broader context of women in educational administration. It begins with two narratives of Jewish female educational leadership developed from empirical research. The cases were then interpreted according to Blackmore's set of eight gender scripts and three new gender scripts for Jewish women in educational administration were suggested.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2008