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2016 | May 15-18, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

JCCA Biennial 2016 Logo JCC Global Logo

JCC leaders from Argentina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Israel, Mexico, Paraguay, Poland, Spain and Ukraine will be attending the JCC Association Biennial Conference as part of the JCC Global overseas delegation. Known to be the largest gathering of JCCs in North America, the conference will allow visiting leaders to learn best practices from leading JCCs and at the same time Biennial delegates will be able to open a window to Jewish life in overseas communities.

Following the conference, some of the delegates will participate in a study seminar to the Jewish Community and JCC of Greater Washington. Michael Feinstein, CEO and JCC Global Amitim-Fellow designed a program filled with learning and networking opportunities that will allow delegates to get to know in depth one of the leading Jewish communities in North America.

Click here to meet the delegates

Click here to see JCC Global track program at the Biennial

Click here to see JCC of Greater Washington study seminar program

2014 | March 28-April 1, San Diego, California 

The JCC Association Biennial conference brought the largest gaterhing of JCC lay leaders and executive directors. JCC Global led a delegation of 20 JCC leaders from 7 countries. The delegates presented their communities during several program segments and had a chance to learn and meet other peers form all over North America. JCC Global hosted a dinner for the overseas delegates and North American friends. Delegates also had a chance to visit the San Diego JCC and some new and exciting community programs in the San Diego area. European delegates were graciously sponsored by Dr. Lisa Braun-Glazer and Laurayne Ratner of San Diego.

Regional networks of JCCs hold major conferences on a regular basis. JCC Global organizes a worldwide delegation to these conferences, which include visits to local JCCs and the JCC umbrella organizations.

Biennial has inspired me for future work, it has become an incitement to me to develop further programs in our community centers.

Yana Klimova, Jewish Renewal Regional Coordinator JDC Kharkov, Ukraine

 

2012 | November 1-4, Marseilles, France

The 5th Pan-European Conference took place this year in Marseilles from the 1st-4th of November 2012. This year’s main focus was the Jewish Community Center as a hub. An important part of the conference was also dedicated to apps, social media and the use of technology in reaching out to communities.

Avraham Infeld lecture at the 5th Pan-European Conference 1, Nov-12

 

The 5th Pan-European Conference 2, Nov-12[Note: insert image

 

2012 | May 6-9, New Orleans

The World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers led and sponsored an international delegation that attended the JCCA Biennial Conference in New Orleans. Delegates came from 8 different countries, including Israel, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Argentina, Mexico and USA.

 

2010 | October 2010, London Conference

370 participants, 31 countries, 1 great success

London Conference, Oct-2010

To read the conference report click here.

To read an article written by Smadar Bar-Akvia, click here.

 

2010 | May 2-5, Atlanta, Georgia

The World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers led and sponsored an international delegation that attended the JCCA Biennial Conference. Twenty top leaders from JCCs around the world gathered in Miami to learn and share. The delegates participated in various sessions, went out with JCC delegations for Monday night dinners and presented their own experiences at various opportunities.

 

2008 | December 14-16, Bucharest, Romania

WCJCC led an international delegation to the third conference of European JCCs that took place at the new JCC in Bucharest, Romania and launched the newly formed European Association of Jewish Community Centers.

Participants from all over Europe shared their insights and challenges and discussed better ways to cooperate and connect across the European continent.

To read about the program click here.

2008 | May 4-7, Miami, Florida

The World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers led and sponsored an international delegation that attended the JCCA Biennial Conference. Thirty top leaders from JCCs around the world gathered in Miami to learn and share. As new JCCs are opening in England, Moldova, Romania, Argentina and the Ukraine, learning from the North American JCC experience was very helpful. The delegates participated in various sessions, went out with JCC delegations for Sunday night dinners and presented their own experiences at various opportunities.

To read a report in Hebrew written by Eti Isler, Executive Director of the Israel Federation of Community Centers click here.

 

2007 | June 24-26, Jerusalem, Israel

More than 100 representatives from JCCs worldwide attended the 11th Quadrennial Conference of the World Council of Jewish Communal Services that was held in Jerusalem and brought together more than 700 professionals. JCC participants were active in various relevant tracks. The World Confederation hosted a special reception, a board meeting and facilitated several presentations in addition to running a special track.

 

2006 | May 7-10, Philadelphia

The JCC Association Biennial Conference: “Inspiring Jewish Journeys: Securing Jewish Futures” gathered 1000 leaders. WCJCC led a 30 member delegation from 8 countries with pre visits to New York and an extensive program track at the Biennial.

 

2006 | June 11-13, Vilnius, Lithuania

The Second Conference of JCCs in Europe, organized by JDC and ECJC and co-sponsored by WCJCC brought together 100 Executive Directors from JCC in Europe. Andrea Solow represented the WCJCC board.

 

2004 | May 20-23, TOWARDS A NEW ERA – The GA in Budapest

Sponsored by JDC and ECJC gathered more than 1000 leaders of Jewish communities in Europe.

Over 30 participants attended a track on JCCs.

Click here for Budapest Report.

 

2004 | Montreal: A great JCCA Biennial

WCJCC led a delegation of 30 participants from 8 countries to the JCCA Biennial in Montreal.

The overseas delegation also visited JCCs in New York.

  • Read the report on the pre Biennial seminar.
  • Delegation list and WCJCC program at the Biennial.

Close to 40 people attended the WCJCC Annual board meeting.

 

2003 | May 28-30, A successful First European Conference of JCC in Europe

Over 150 participants from 22 countries gathered at the JCC of Paris, France for the First Conference of European JCCs.

The conference was initiated and organized by AJJDC and co-sponsored by: EAJCC, ECJC, FSJU and WCJCC.

  • Read more or visit photo archive 
  • For more photos from Paris conference please visit here.

 

2002 | A conference for Directors of Jewish Community Centers in Europe

Together with the European Association of Jewish Community Centers, The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the European Council of Jewish Communities and WCJCC co-sponsors a conference for Directors of Jewish Community Centers in Europe, 2002 June 20-23, Rome.

  • Summary of Rome
  • Rome conference itinerary

2002 | The 3rd International Conference of the Association of Jewish Community Centers in the Commonwealth of Independent States

The 3rd International Conference of the Association of Jewish Community Centers in the CIS, Moscow, November 4-7, 2002

  • updated program
  • list of WCJCC delegates
  • Summary of conference, English Hebrew