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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 JewishCommunity Centers, YM-YWHAs and camps in the United States and Canada, who annually servemore than two million users. JCC Association offers a wide range of services and resources toenable its affiliates to provide educational, cultural and recreational programs to enhance thelives of North American Jewry. JCC Association is also a U.S. government-accredited agency forserving the religious and social needs of Jewish military personnel, their families and patients in VAhospitals through the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council.JCC Association receives support from the UJC National Federation/Agency Alliance, localfederations and Jewish Community Centers.ISSN 1065-1551
Alan P. Slw
Chair, JCC Association
he economic challenges facing our country confront local Jewish CommunityCenters throughout the continent, as well as JCC Association itself. The Jewishphilanthropic world has been damaged by the general reduction in wealth due tothe decline in the equity and housing markets as well as the impact of well-publicizednancial frauds. At the same time that Federation campaigns are reported to be down,more of our fellow citizens need assistance from our communal institutions.Ironically, it is just at such times that we must insure that every family looking to itsJCC for service will nd a welcoming and embracing environment. Reports tell us thatmembers are looking toward their Jewish communal home for exercise and learningexperiences because they enjoy the cost effectiveness and camaraderie they nd at theJCC. They are looking for the comfort of community during these tough times. So whilewe are strapped for cash, we all must deliver more.At JCC Association, we have reduced our operating costs, but we have made certainthat the services we provide to our constituent JCCs and camps remain as strong asever. That means that we continue to supply and support curriculum in areas from earlychildhood education to camping, that we are developing innovative initiatives for adults,that our consulting services in wellness, management, and Judaic education remain theenvy of others, and that our Jewish personnel in the armed services are cared for by ourchaplains. We have done so while maintaining our traditional dues structure, and we aregrateful for the support of our members.Local JCCs and camps are doing their best to provide more with less. We will remaindedicated to adding value to Jewish life. We are not out of the woods yet; difcult times,and perhaps hard choices, lie ahead. As we all move forward, let us resolve to makethose choices based on the Jewish values that are central to the Jewish people’s abilityto adapt, and not only survive, but prosper, through the centuries.
Alan P. Solow
Edward H. KaplanAnn P. KaufmanJerome B. MakowskyMorton L. MandelLester PollackDaniel Rose
Lisa BrillDonald BrodskyCheryl FishbeinGary JacobsVirginia A. MaasStephen R. ReinerToby RubinStephen SeidenPaula Sidman
Enid RosenbergMichael SegalMichael Wolfe
Stephen DorskyAndrew ShaevelDoron Steger
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