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A Rosh Hashanah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

A Rosh Hashanah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

We cross the finish line of the expiring Jewish year reflecting on untold challenges: a worldwide pandemic, social isolation, economic hardship, devastating wildfires, and a national reckoning with systemic racism. Rosh Hashanah offers us a new beginning, a chance to...

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Foster Parents Feel the Love, Spread the Love

Foster Parents Feel the Love, Spread the Love

In June, JCCA held our annual Foster Parent Appreciation Night to celebrate and thank foster parents for their hard work all year long. This was the first year it was held on Zoom, but the event was as uplifting as ever. Ten foster parents received awards, each...

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JCCA 2020 Graduation Celebration

JCCA 2020 Graduation Celebration

On June 4, 2020, JCCA held a virtual graduation celebration for all of the foster youth in our care. Ron Richter, CEO of JCCA began the ceremony with words of encouragement and pride. “We are proud of our graduates every year,” he said. “Graduating is an incredibly...

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2020 Campus Graduations

2020 Campus Graduations

On Friday, June 19th, JCCA celebrated the high school graduates from the Mount Pleasant Cottage School (MPCS) and Edenwald. Most of the amazing young people live on the Pleasantville campus. They have all faced many challenges. Some needed extra educational and...

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Tiffany Haddish’s Zoom Q&A with JCCA youth!

Tiffany Haddish’s Zoom Q&A with JCCA youth!

On June 3, 2020, comedian, actress, and former foster youth Tiffany Haddish held a virtual Q&A for youth in JCCA’s foster care and residential programs. She was fearlessly authentic. For reasons of confidentiality, we could not include every portion of the zoom in...

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Juneteenth at JCCA

Juneteenth at JCCA

This year, JCCA will recognize and honor the Juneteenth holiday. It is a long overdue step and more important than ever this year. After a morning of agency-wide reflection and discussion, all city offices will close at 1:00 PM. Juneteenth is the oldest national...

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JCCA’s Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

JCCA’s Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

As news reports emerge that more than 10,000 people have been arrested across the country during the past two weeks for protesting racial injustices, JCCA vehemently condemns the brutal repression of those fighting for systemic change and for the rights of our Black...

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