Five Top Reasons to Send Your Child to JCC Camp

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Summer is approaching, so it is time to start thinking about summer camp. Perhaps you went to summer camp yourself and want to share that experience with your children. Maybe you missed out on the opportunity and want to make sure your kids don’t. Whether it is an overnight or day camp, a general camp [...]

Hurricane Sandy & the JCCs

Many of our JCCs were affected by Hurricane Sandy. We’re actively pursuing these stories and collecting them here, on, and on Storify [View the story "Hurricane Sandy & the JCCs" on Storify]

JCC Camps Transform Their Food Options

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Think back to lunch at summer camp. Remember that first bite of greasy grilled cheese, the bread saturated with oil, the hot cheese oozing out. It was usually accompanied by a bowl of canned tomato soup, each sip sweeter and saltier than the next. So good! But guess what? It wasn’t good for you. .Read More

The JCC Maccabi Games, Largest Gathering of Jewish Teens


Since its inception in 1982, about 130,000 teens have benefited from the JCC Maccabi Games, whose influence extends far beyond the few weeks of summer competition. Inspired by their participation, many JCCs have developed year-round cultural and athletic programming.Read More

Help Us to Honor Fallen Jewish Chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces

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On this Memorial Day, honor the fallen American Jewish chaplains–and by extension all American Jews who have fallen in battle–by signing a petition supporting the passage of the bill.Read More

Words of Wisdom

When you see a man of worth, think of how you may emulate him. When you see one who is unworthy, examine yourself. 

How to Form Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

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It seems everyone is worried about our children’s eating habits, from First Lady Michele Obama to celebrity chef Jaime Oliver. And there’s good reason to be concerned.Read More

JCC Film Festivals Place to See Great Movies


Fall is the time for grownups to go back to the movies. In addition to the more mature offerings at your local theater, check out the selections at the film festival at your local JCC.
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Teens Love JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest


What do Olympic gold-medal swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg, “Survivor: Africa” champion Ethan Zohn and Jay Fiedler of Miami Dolphins fame have in common? All three honed their skills and strengthened their Jewish identity as participants in the JCC Maccabi Games®.
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What to Do if Your Child Is Homesick at Camp

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You’ve shopped, you’ve packed, you’ve gone over the list 20 times, and finally, you’ve delivered your child to the camp bus. So what do you do when you receive the first of many letters, saying, “I hate it here! It’s raining all the time, all the kids hate me, and the food makes me sick. Please, please, PLEASE can I come home?”