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Tikkun Alum: Ava Cohn and Olivia Silberstein

Tikkun Alum: Ava Cohn and Olivia Silberstein

JCCA’s Pleasantville Cottage Campus is a special place. Once you get to know the oasis of healing and reprieve that lies beyond the front gate, it’s hard to forget. Countless volunteers tell a version of a familiar story: ‘I came here by chance one day years ago and...

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Brooklyn Office Ribbon Cutting

Brooklyn Office Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, December 7th, surrounded by staff, elected officials, foster parents, and a boisterous community of support, JCCA cut the ribbon on a stunning new office in downtown Brooklyn. The beautiful, state-of-the-art facility features a range of adaptable spaces...

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Staff Spotlight: Anthony Robinson

Staff Spotlight: Anthony Robinson

When Anthony Robinson last appeared on JCCA’s blog, in 2015, he was a 19-year-old college freshman described as “charming, motivated, ambitious.” A strong student and accomplished track athlete who spoke of a career in law enforcement, Anthony was clearly a young man...

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A Thanksgiving Message from Ron

A Thanksgiving Message from Ron

Dear Friends of JCCA, Thanksgiving is nearly here, and with it the start of a truly meaningful time of year. While decorations, eating too much, and heart-warming traditions often get the spotlight, generosity, gratitude, and connection are what make the holiday...

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A New Paradigm for Care

A New Paradigm for Care

(Click here to read Part 1: Growing Out of the Orphanage) It was the turn of the century and Samuel Levy, President of the Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society, knew that “the glorious work of individualizing children” was due for a modernizing leap forward. A lawyer...

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Growing Out of the Orphanage

Growing Out of the Orphanage

(Click here to read Part 2: A New Paradigm for Care) The age of the orphanage lives on in the popular imagination in works like Oliver Twist and Annie. We envision crowded mess halls and tightly packed beds lining cold, institutional rooms, where lonely children eked...

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Staff Spotlight: Sarah Goldstein

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Goldstein

We sat down with Sarah Goldstein, a clinician and supervisor in JCCA's Child-Parent Psychotherapy program, to learn more about her career and a connection to JCCA that dates back to before she was born. I was raised in Westchester and aware of JCCA as a child. The...

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Tikkun Alum: Rachel Shine

Tikkun Alum: Rachel Shine

I’ve always loved literature and theater, in part because I see value in viewing things through the lens of character and story. In college I majored in English and spent a summer writing a screenplay about Romani Gypsy fortune tellers. My process involved conducting...

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Rosh Hashanah 5784

Rosh Hashanah 5784

  Dear JCCA Community, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, begins tonight at sundown. As with any new year’s tradition, it’s a chance to look forward to renewal and new beginnings. Here at JCCA, each time a new resident steps on our campus or a child or family...

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