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JCCA Pinkerton Intern Reflects on Her Experience

JCCA Pinkerton Intern Reflects on Her Experience

The Pinkerton Mentored Intern program is a 12-week program for young adults in JCCA’s Foster Care program. Mentees are matched, according to their interests, with a staff member in one of JCCA’s administrative departments. Pinkerton interns also attend weekly...

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A Chanukah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

A Chanukah Message From Rabbi Ilan Ginian

Dear Friends, It’s been a whirlwind of a year, leaving us slightly dizzy from so many rapidly unfolding events.  Chanukah, which starts at sundown tonight, is the perfect time to speak of this dizzy state, illustrated by the holiday’s classic symbol, the spinning...

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A Tribute to the Edenwald Social Work Department

A Tribute to the Edenwald Social Work Department

JCCA’s Maslow Awards recognize the exceptional work of individual employees, or teams up to six people. One director could not narrow it down to six and wrote this moving tribute to her staff instead. This is for the entire Edenwald Social Work Department. The work,...

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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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