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What is “A Tree Grows in Pleasantville”?

What is “A Tree Grows in Pleasantville”?

Though we have welcomed volunteers to our campus for decades, something happened in 2006 that transformed their involvement—and our programs—forever. Stephanie Spiegel, Andrea Soloway, and Stephanie Hochfelder launched the first “A Tree Grows in Pleasantville”...

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Alumni Day 2020: An Opportunity in Disguise

Alumni Day 2020: An Opportunity in Disguise

Alumni Day has for many years, been a great way for former Campus residents to return to the grassy acres they called home, and to re-connect with old friends (and old flames). It is a day usually dominated by storytelling and reminiscing. Excepting a stroll across...

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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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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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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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