Centennial Calendar of Events

JCCs across the continent are celebrating the JCC Movement's 100th birthday. Check the calendar below or your JCC website for more details.

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January 2017

Making Music Happen: The Soundtrack of Jewish Life in North America

January 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JCC of Greater Baltimore, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21117 United States
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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Naturally 7 and the Maccabeats will perform two shows here, together, for the first time ever – live!

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Board Retreat

January 26 - January 29
The Westshore Grand, 4860 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609 United States
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JCC Association leadership gets the party started at the Board Retreat and Executive Leadership Seminar in Tampa, Florida.

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Making Music Happen: Yiddish Las Vegas

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
JCC of Southern Nevada, 8689 West Sahara Dr #180
Las Vegas, NV 89117 United States
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JCC of Southern Nevada present Yiddish Las Vegas, an intergenerational, community-wide culture festival.

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Executive Leadership Seminar

January 29 - January 31
The Westshore Grand, 4860 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609 United States
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JCC Association leadership gets the party started at the Board Retreat and Executive Leadership Seminar in Tampa, Florida.

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February 2017

Making Music Happen: The Mosaica Project: Cultural Fusion in Toronto’s Jewish Music Scene

February 1
JCC Schwartz/Reisman Centre, 9600 Bathurst St
Maple, Ontario L6A 3Z8 Canada
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The Schwartz/Reisman Centre in Vaughan, Ontario kicks off The Mosaica Project: Cultural Fusion in Toronto’s Jewish Music Scene. The program celebrates the community’s diversity through music and culinary heritage.

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Making Music Happen: Violins of Hope

February 1 - February 16
Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, 80 McIntosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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Making Music Happen: The Soundtrack of Jewish Life in North America: Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, Florida presents Violins of Hope.

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Making Music Happen: Lox and Lyrics

February 2 @ 12:00 am

Lox and Lyrics, a program of the Springfield JCC in Massachusetts, continues with a brunch program that runs every other month.

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Centennial-in-a-Box

February 13
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Discover how your JCC can be involved with the Centennial Celebration as it is introduced to your community. JCC executives will receive a Centennial-in-a Box from JCC Association to introduce the Centennial to their boards of directors and staff starting this week. It will include program ideas, creative swag and exciting ways for you to join in the fun all year long.

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President’s Day

February 20

Making Music Happen: Jewish Music with Soul

February 23
Galbut Family JCC, 4221 Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140 United States
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Making Music Happen: The Soundtrack of Jewish Life in North America: The Galbut Family JCC in Miami Beach, Florida starts its concert series, Jewish Music with Soul celebrating the community’s local singers.

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March 2017

Making Music Happen: Cultural Fusion in Toronto’s Jewish Music Scene

March 1
Schwartz/Reisman Centre, 9600 Bathurst St
Maple, ON L6A 3Z8 Canada
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The Schwartz/Reisman Centre in Vaughan, Ontario continues The Mosaica Project: Cultural Fusion in Toronto’s Jewish Music Scene. The program celebrates the community’s diversity through music and culinary heritage.

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Making Music Happen: Musician in Residence

March 1
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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Musician in Residence gets underway at the Jewish Community Center of East Bay in Berkeley, California. The JCC has hired a musical educator to develop learning opportunities and a performance showcasing the diversity of the community.

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Making Music Happen: Lox and Lyrics

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St
Springfield, MA 01108 United States
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Lox and Lyrics, a program of the Springfield JCC in Massachusetts, continues with a brunch program that runs every other month.

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Making Music Happen: Jewish Music with Soul

March 9
Galbut Family JCC, 4221 Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140 United States
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The Galbut Family JCC in Miami Beach, Florida continues its concert series, Jewish Music with Soul celebrating the community’s local singers.

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Purim

March 11
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Get out and make some noise!

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Centennial Exhibit and Videos: JCCs of North America Professional Conference

March 19 - March 22
ProCon, 9840 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819 United States
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JCCs of North America Professional Conference, JCC professionals will experience the shared history of the JCC Movement through exhibits and video stories throughout the conference.

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April 2017

Making Music Happen: Musician in Residence

April 1
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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Musician in Residence continues at the Jewish Community Center of East Bay in Berkeley, California. The JCC has hired a musical educator to develop learning opportunities and a performance showcasing the diversity of the community.

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Making Music Happen: Jewish Music with Soul

April 8
Galbut Family JCC, 4221 Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140 United States
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The Galbut Family JCC in Miami Beach, Florida continues its concert series, Jewish Music with Soul celebrating the community’s local singers.

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JCC/JWB Day

April 9
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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On April 9, 1917, three days after the United States entered World War I, the Jewish Welfare Board (predecessor to JCC Association) was created to serve the needs of Jews in the armed forces. After the war, JWB expanded to focus on social and recreational needs of the Jewish community as the National Association of Jewish Community Centers and YM- YWHAs.

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The Fifth Question Social Media Campaign: Why is this seder different from all others?

April 10
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Learn more about the 5th Question, download the Haggadah insert and share on social media. On this night, we ask how your JCC or your military service has made a difference for you. Share the story with family and friends at your seder, and with us through social media with #100JCC and at 100.jcca.org. Don’t forget that photos help tell that story, and to share them, too!

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Passover

April 10 - April 18
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Don’t forget to your Haggadah insert available on JCCA.me

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May 2017

Making Music Happen: Lox and Lyrics

May 1
Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St
Springfield, MA 01108 United States
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Lox and Lyrics, a program of the Springfield JCC in Massachusetts, continues with a brunch program that runs every other month.

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Making Music Happen: Musician in Residence

May 1
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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Musician in Residence continues at the Jewish Community Center of East Bay in Berkeley, California. The JCC has hired a musical educator to develop learning opportunities and a performance showcasing the diversity of the community.

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100 Flavors of Israel

May 1 - May 31
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Through words and images and sharing Israel’s accomplishments, JCCs can highlight the impact the Jewish homeland has had on the North American Jewish community, on our own communities and on individuals within it. Check with you local JCC for specific programming about Israel.

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut

May 1
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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We celebrate Israel’s Independence Day on the fifth of Iyar, which is the Hebrew date for the establishment of the state of Israel. The original date corresponded to May 14, 1948. Check your local JCC calendar for events.

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Making Music Happen: One Voice, One Vibe, Our Community

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, 5601 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77096 United States
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The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC in Houston, Texas, presents “One Voice, One Vibe, Our Community,” showcasing works of spoken word and music as part of the community building the JCC has done following devastating floods in 2015 and 2016.

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Making Music Happen: Gershwin in Paris

May 3 - May 26
Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45236 United States
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Pianist Eric Himy presents “Gershwin in Paris,” during an arts residency at the Mayerson JCC in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Making Music Happen: Asheville Jewish Folk Music Collection

May 13
Asheville JCC, 236 Charlotte St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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The Asheville JCC in North Carolina with bring local Jewish musicians to record original compositions and public domain works for the Asheville jewish Folk Music Collection, integration bluegrass and folk music with Jewish themes and tropes.

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Making Music Happen: Tales of the Forgotten Kingdom

May 14
Jewish Community Alliance Portland, 57 Ashmont St
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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“Tales of the Forgotten Kingdom” takes place at the Jewish Community Alliance in Portland, Maine. The program celebrates Jewish culture by introducing sounds of near-forgotten Sephardic communities of the Balkans and Mediterranean.

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Jerusalem at 50

May 23
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, with the celebrations of Yom Yerushalaim (Jerusalem Day) commencing at sundown, Tuesday, May 23. Check your local JCC calendar for events.

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Lag B’Omer

May 25 - May 26
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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100 Days of Fitness

May 27
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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For 100 years JCCs have been working for the wellness of our communities. We continue to help our people stay fit. Participating JCCs will run local challenges while JCC Association will run a continental one. Stay tuned for more information.

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Memorial Day

May 29
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Remember the Jews in the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice. In addition, many of you have served in our military , or know of chaplains, lay leaders and men and women who have done so. Please add your name, or the name of a loved one who served, to our registry so we can acknowledge and salute our veterans.

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Shavuot

May 30 - June 1
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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June 2017

100 Sparks of Jewish Learning

June 5
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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JCCs have always been powerful environments for Jewish living and learning and we want them to share moments that illustrate the rich diversity of topics, audiences, and modes of learning. We’ll share on the Centennial website, showcasing the ways JCC’s spark the light of Jewish learning.

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100 Acts of Kindness

June 5
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Repairing the world, or tikkun olam, is a core value of many JCC day and overnight camps. Many JCC camps will bring the 100 Acts of Kindness campaign to camp this summer, reminding our children of our obligation to make a difference in the world by engaging in gemilut hasadim, or acts of loving kindness.

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Making Music Happen: Summer Concert Series

June 5
Mittleman JCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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The Mittleman JCC in JCC in Portland, Oregon introduces its summer concert series that include offerings in different genres for teens, adults and families.

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Making Music Happen: St. Paul JCC Symphony

June 14
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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The St. Paul JCC Symphony will present a classical concert for Russian immigrants and to engage young listeners. A playlist of the works presented will be available widely, following the concert.

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July 2017

Making Music Happen: Lox and Lyrics

July 1
Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St
Springfield, MA 01108 United States
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Lox and Lyrics, a program of the Springfield JCC in Massachusetts, continues with a brunch program that runs every other month.

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Making Music Happen: Musician in Residence

July 1
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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Musician in Residence continues at the Jewish Community Center of East Bay in Berkeley, California. The JCC has hired a musical educator to develop learning opportunities and a performance showcasing the diversity of the community.

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100 Vintage Camp T-shirts

July 1
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Wear your favorite vintage camp T-shirts and share your photos on social media with #100JCC

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Making Music Happen: Summer Concert Series

July 1
Mittleman JCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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The Mittleman JCC in JCC in Portland, Oregon introduces its summer concert series that include offerings in different genres for teens, adults and families.

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JCC Maccabi Games

July 30 - August 4
Levite JCC, 3960 Montclair Rd
Birmingham, AL 35213 United States
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JCC Maccabi Games kick off at the Levite JCC in Birmingham, Alabama. Continues through Aug. 4

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Tisha b’Av

July 31 - August 1
JCC Association, 520 8th ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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August 2017

Making Music Happen: The Mosaica Project

August 2
JCC Schwartz/Reisman Centre, 9600 Bathurst St
Maple, Ontario L6A 3Z8 Canada
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The Schwartz/Reisman Centre in Vaughan, Ontario continues The Mosaica Project: Cultural Fusion in Toronto’s Jewish Music Scene. The program celebrates the community’s diversity through music and culinary heritage.

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Making Music Happen: Musician in Residence

August 2
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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Musician in Residence continues at the Jewish Community Center of East Bay in Berkeley, California. The JCC has hired a musical educator to develop learning opportunities and a performance showcasing the diversity of the community.

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Making Music Happen: Summer Concert Series

August 2
Mittleman JCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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The Mittelman JCC in JCC in Portland, Oregon introduces its summer concert series that include offerings in different genres for teens, adults and families.

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Making Music Happen: Tucson Jewish Songbook

August 2
Tucson JCC, 3800 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Tucson Jewish Songbook and Community Kumzitz gets underway at the Jewish Community Center of Tucson, Arizona. Five synagogues, cantorial soloists and song leaders will come together to create a community songbook through a kumzitz (musical gathering).

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JCC Maccabi Games

August 6 - August 11
Albany JCC, 340 Whitehall Rd
Albany, NY 12208 United States
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JCC Maccabi Games get started in New York Capital Region, Albany and Schenectady

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JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest

August 6 - August 11
Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Ave
Miami, FL 33176 United States
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JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest begin at the Alper JCC in Miami Florida

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