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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April 2017

JCC/JWB Day

April 9
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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
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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
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Don’t forget to your Haggadah insert available on JCCA.me

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May 2017

100 Flavors of Israel

May 1 - May 31
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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
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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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Jerusalem at 50

May 23
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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
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100 Days of Fitness

May 27
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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
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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
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June 2017

100 Sparks of Jewish Learning

June 5
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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
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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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July 2017

100 Vintage Camp T-shirts

July 1
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Wear your favorite vintage camp T-shirts and share your photos on social media with #100JCC

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Tisha b’Av

July 31 - August 1
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August 2017

100 JCC Recipes

August 20
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Starting to think about the holidays? JCC members and participants share their family’s best holiday, seasonal and everyday recipes. We want the ones your bubbe gave you and the ones your children love, too.

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September 2017

Labor Day

September 1
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New Year, New JCC Century

September 3
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Watch our collection of stories and videos from JCC Maccabi Star Reporters on 100.JCCA.org

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Rosh Hashanah

September 20 - September 23
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Yom Kippur

September 29 - September 30
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October 2017

100 JCC Milestones

October 1
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Create a timeline of your JCC within the JCC Movement as featured on 100.jcca.org/timeline/, JCCs can create their own digital and physical timelines, check yours for local participation.

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Sukkot

October 4 - October 11
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Shmini Atzeret

October 11 - October 12
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Simchat Torah

October 12 - October 13
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November 2017

Jewish Social Responsibility Month, Chesvan

November 2 - November 30
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It is a month for social action projects and good deeds, of building Jewish unity and highlighting the importance of helping others and our world. It doesn’t need to be limited to this month!

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U.S. Veterans Day and Canadian Remembrance Day

November 11
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#GoAboveAndBeyond continues to thank and acknowledge our veterans

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Jewish Book Month

November 12 - December 12
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Select one book for all JCCs to read, or pick one for yourself from our list of great Jewish books—coming soon.

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December 2017

Hanukkah

December 12 - December 19
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Cycle for Good

December 17
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Participate in our annual ride on the first Sunday of Hanukkah to raise money for a good cause and get fit at the same time. Check your local JCC calendar for participation.

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