BJPA Reader's Guide: Jewish Community Centers (JCCs)

Jan. 03, 2015

Sorce: BPJA


From Rabbi Joy Levitt's Introduction: "JCCs are at an important crossroads as we move into the 21st Century. Like so many institutions both within the Jewish community and in our larger world, JCCs must constantly renew and refresh our mission. Where once we were the "secular" alternative to synagogues and the accessible alternative to restricted athletic clubs, today we have an unprecedented opportunity to engage Jewish community in ways that both unite those earlier ideas and disrupt them.


More importantly, because JCCs are where most Jews are, this is a moment to be bold, to do what the best of our institutions have always done, which is to listen deeply to the needs of our communities and create new ways to connect to the values we share."


This Reader's Guide on Jewish Community Centers contains a wealth of information on JCC's in the past and present which can help us plan for the future.


The BJPA Reader's Guide on Jewish Community Centers contains links to articles and studies in the following areas:

  • JCC Membership

  • Evolving JCC Missions

  • Engagement & Identity at JCCs

  • JCCs & Education

  • Religious Content

  • Social Services at JCCs

  • Arts & Culture in JCCs

  • Sports & Fitness

  • JCCs & Israel

  • Staff & Leadership

  • Management & Admin

  • JCCs & Other Organizations

  • Predecessors
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015