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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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Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Happy New Year!

Dear JCCA Colleagues, The holiday season presents the opportunity to gather with loved ones and reconnect, to show appreciation for each other and the gifts that we receive, whether material or not. We take stock of the previous twelve months, some of us committing to...

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Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Rosh Hashanah

Dear JCCA Colleagues: For those of us who celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days, we are entering our days of awe — a time to reflect, resolve, and consider changes for the year to come. Whether or not one observes the holidays, the autumn season always heralds a time of...

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Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Father’s Day 2018

Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Mother’s Day 2018

Holiday celebrations, in general, bring the complex nature of family into stark relief. For those of us in child welfare, Mother’s Day embodies that complexity perhaps more than any other day. On the one hand, the nature of our work is defined by family disruptions,...

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Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Father’s Day 2018

Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Happy New Year!

Dear JCCA Colleagues, As I reflect on 2017, I am more appreciative than ever of you, our JCCA staff members, who continue to devote yourselves to the highest quality of care for our children and families. While we cannot predict what the future holds, I am optimistic...

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Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Message from CEO Ronald Richter: Happy Chanukah!

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah began last night.  Known as the festival of lights, Chanukah celebrates a miracle from 167 BCE, when the Maccabee freedom fighters’ only supply of pure oil, enough to light the temple for one night, lasted for eight. This year, if we...

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