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©2009 Jewish Community Centers Association of North America.All rights reserved.520 Eighth Avenue | New York, NY 10018Phone: 212-532-4949 | Fax: 212-481-4174 | e-mail: email@example.com | web: www.jcca.orgJCC Association of North America is the leadership network of, and central agency for, 350 Jewish CommunityCenters, YM-YWHAs and camps in the United States and Canada, that annually serve more than two million users.JCC Association offers a wide range of services and resources to enable its affiliates to provide educational, culturaland recreational programs to enhance the lives of North American Jewry. JCC Association is also a U.S. government-accredited agency for serving the religious and social needs of Jewish military personnel, their families and patients inVA hospitals through the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council.JCC Association receives support from the JFNA National Federation/Agency Alliance, local federations and JewishCommunity Centers.ISSN 1065-1551
This Time, There Is No Going Back
Allan Finkelstein on the Future
An Aquatics Renaissance
Spotlight on the Lenny Krayzelburg JCC Swim Academy
East Village Oasis
Visit New York’s 14th Street Y — in Digital Paintings
Torahs for Our Troops
Supporting Jews in the Military
Focus on: Philanthropy
Mort Mandel on Giving
Say Hello to the New Kid on the Block
We Catch Up with Jerry Silverman
What Every New Board Member Should Know
Beyond the Battle of the Bulge
Wellness Is the New Fitness
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Beore becoming president o JCC Association 15 years ago, Allan held leadership positions at JCCs inLos Angeles, Columbus, and Bualo. He has taught atHebrew Union College in Los Angeles, and at BrandeisUniversity. He is oten called upon to speak about oneo his passions—new models o looking at Jewishcommunal lie, especially as it applies to collaborationbetween institutions.
Lenny is the ounder and director o the LennyKrayzelburg JCC Swim Academy, a comprehensive,learn-to-swim curriculum available only at JCCs. He is aour-time Olympic gold medalist, multiple world-recordholder, two-time USA Swimmer o the Year, and wontwo golds at the 16th Maccabiah in Israel.
Ann F. Eisen
Ann F. Eisen, ormer executive director o the NewOrleans JCC, is the vice-president o communityservices, governance and leadership or JCC Association. She is certifed by BoardSource as aconsultant in board sel assessment. She is alsoresponsible or organizing the Esther Leah Ritz NextGeneration o Leadership Institute at the JCCs oNorth America Biennial.
Jerry Silverman is president and CEO o UJC/TheJewish Federations o North America. He is a highlyexperienced leader in the North American Jewishcommunity and longtime corporate executive, withover 25 years o experience.
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Edward H. KaplanAnn P. KaufmanJerome B. MakowskyMorton L. MandelLester PollackDaniel Rose
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Enid RosenbergMichael SegalMichael Wolfe
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