The conference convened 115 Fellows from 53 JCCs in 15 countries, who participated in an in-depth process to meet global partners and programs. As part of this process, they engaged in speed dating – intense networking – in order to find global partners.
Funding for the Global Fellowship Programs comes from JCC Global and from a grant allocated by UJA-Federation of New York. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and participating JCCs are also supporting the program.
The JCC of Mexico City, CDI, mobilized its resources to help rebuild the city in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck the city in September. Spearheading the relief efforts, is the Mexican- Jewish faith based organization Cadena.
On the receiving end, the JCC of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico in general suffered tremendous loss as a result of Hurricane Maria. Several JCC leaders came to the forefront with initiatives to send help. If you wish to join these efforts please contact Naomi Eisenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org
The JCCs as Gateways to Jewish Peoplehood is the title of a recent publication that brings the voices of several thoughtful JCC leaders from around the world, co-sponsored with JCC Global. You are welcome to read the articles in this link . They can be a basis for contemplation and discussion in your local JCC.