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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 Black and...

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On Central Park and Minneapolis

On Central Park and Minneapolis

Dear JCCA Colleagues, Last weekend, a video went viral of a woman named Amy Cooper in Central Park shouting at a birdwatcher who asked her to leash her dog, as park rules require. “I’m going to tell the cops an African American man is threatening my life,” she yells...

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JCCA Celebrates National Nurses Day

JCCA Celebrates National Nurses Day

In honor of National Nurses Day, JCCA recognizes the nurses and nurse practitioners who work tirelessly to keep the kids and families in our program safe and healthy. In addition to operating two medical centers on campus, JCCA’s nurses provide medical care to...

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A Passover Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

A Passover Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

Dear Friends, Typically, this time of year has us looking forward to the enriching values, traditions, and celebrations of the spring season. But there is a gloom hovering outside in spite of the blossoming trees. I could never have imagined a Passover seder where I...

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Tree 2020: Thank you for an amazing night!

Tree 2020: Thank you for an amazing night!

This year's "A Tree Grows in Pleasantville" event was incredible. If you were there with us, you already know it was a true testament to the commitment our volunteers and supporters have for JCCA's Pleasantville Cottage Campus. We are thrilled to announce that last...

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A Chanukah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

A Chanukah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

Dear Friends, We light the menorah during the eight nights of Chanukah, which begins tonight, to honor the Maccabees, the small Jewish army that managed to fight off vicious invaders who had desecrated or destroyed every trace of Jewish spiritual observance in Judea,...

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Halloween at JCCA

Halloween at JCCA

What do you get when a troll, an alien, a Demogorgon, and Cousin Itt walk into a room? You get an awesome Halloween party! At JCCA's Bronx office, our dedicated staff held their annual Halloween party.The party was packed with over a hundred children in costume ready...

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A Rosh Hashanah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

A Rosh Hashanah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

A central theme of the upcoming Jewish holiday is the blowing of the traditional ram’s horn trumpet, the shofar. As a young boy I remember the beginning of the school year and the heavy weight that came with it. Transitioning from summer fun to classroom days was not...

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