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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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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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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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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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Yvette Morales, 2018 JCCA Maslow Award Winner

Yvette Morales, 2018 JCCA Maslow Award Winner

Every year, JCCA’s Robert Maslow Awards for Excellence in Practice recognize employees who have gone above and beyond their duties in support of JCCA’s mission. For a glimpse into the passion and dedication that power JCCA’s life-saving work, read our interview series...

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