Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Rosh Hashanah

Categories: CEO Message
Rosh Hashanah, which begins tonight at sundown, and Yom Kippur are once again upon us. We commence the ten days that culminate on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year — the Day of Atonement. During this period, Jews reflect on their actions during the past year and how they can do better …

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A Rosh Hashanah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

Categories: JCCA Spotlight
There are many well-known traditions observed during the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Even though we repeat them every year, each one is special. We share a holiday meal with loved ones and community, eat symbolic foods, and recite prayers to commemorate the holiday. It’s not all serious–I remember, as a child, how my father …

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Message from CEO Ronald Richter: DACA

Categories: CEO Message
Reaching out when we need each other most As we prepared to send a message to share our deep concerns about the Trump Administration’s decision earlier this week to rescind DACA, dramatic natural disasters have overwhelmed our thoughts. So many people all across our hemisphere have been confronted by nature’s awesome, unimaginable strength. Thoughts and …

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Opening Day for Liberation Diploma Plus High School

Categories: JCCA Spotlight, Program Stories
Today was the first day of classes in schools across New York City and a promising new beginning for students, teachers, and JCCA staff at Liberation Diploma Plus High School. Located a few blocks away from the beach, in an old parochial school in Coney Island, Brooklyn, the brightly painted building stands out as a …

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Rick Safran, Giving Back

Categories: Alumni, JCCA Spotlight
Rick Safran is an alumnus of two of JCCA’s predecessor organizations, the Hebrew National Orphan Home (HNOH) and the Israel Orphan Asylum, where he resided for a total of 11 years. Now retired at 82, Rick had a distinguished career as an educator and administrator in the New York City school system. For many years, …

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