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Staff Spotlight: Pauline Rose

Staff Spotlight: Pauline Rose

JCCA sat down with Pauline Rose LCSW-R, Director of JCCA’s Health Homes in the Bronx. Our discussion touched on what a Health Home is — and isn’t — as well as her role as a mentor and advocate. Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity.    JCCA:...

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A Virtual Tree Blooms in Pleasantville

A Virtual Tree Blooms in Pleasantville

On January 23rd, 2021, JCCA hosted its first-ever virtual A Tree Grows in Pleasantville celebration. The annual celebration of volunteers, staff, and young people had moved online. Despite no canapés or open bar, nearly three hundred wildly enthusiastic attendees...

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JCCA Pinkerton Intern Reflects on Her Experience

JCCA Pinkerton Intern Reflects on Her Experience

The Pinkerton Mentored Intern program is a 12-week program for young adults in JCCA’s Foster Care program. Mentees are matched, according to their interests, with a staff member in one of JCCA’s administrative departments. Pinkerton interns also attend weekly...

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A Chanukah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

A Chanukah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

Dear Friends, It’s been a whirlwind of a year, leaving us slightly dizzy from so many rapidly unfolding events.  Chanukah, which starts at sundown tonight, is the perfect time to speak of this dizzy state, illustrated by the holiday’s classic symbol, the spinning...

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A Tribute to the Edenwald Social Work Department

A Tribute to the Edenwald Social Work Department

JCCA’s Maslow Awards recognize the exceptional work of individual employees, or teams up to six people. One director could not narrow it down to six and wrote this moving tribute to her staff instead. This is for the entire Edenwald Social Work Department. The work,...

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Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Thanksgiving 2020

Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Thanksgiving 2020

Dear JCCA Colleagues, We traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering with family and friends, ushering in the warmth and cheer of the holiday season. This year is starkly different. Almost no one has been spared the impact of Covid-19. Giving thanks means so...

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A Virtual Tree Blooms in Pleasantville

What is “A Tree Grows in Pleasantville”?

Though we have welcomed volunteers to our campus for decades, something happened in 2006 that transformed their involvement—and our programs—forever. Stephanie Spiegel, Andrea Soloway, and Stephanie Hochfelder launched the first “A Tree Grows in Pleasantville”...

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Alumni Day 2020: An Opportunity in Disguise

Alumni Day 2020: An Opportunity in Disguise

Alumni Day has for many years, been a great way for former Campus residents to return to the grassy acres they called home, and to re-connect with old friends (and old flames). It is a day usually dominated by storytelling and reminiscing. Excepting a stroll across...

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