Leaders from 85 JCCs in 24 Countries Convene in Jerusalem

The focus of this year’s conference is “a joint future for World Jewry.”

Conference highlights include:

  • Release of initial findings from the Jewish Peoplehood Latino America research project, an initiative that expresses the complex diversity of Latin American Jewry, which is often marginalized in the global Jewish discourse. The project is a joint initiative of Hebraica University of Mexico, JCC Global, JDC Latin America and The Metta Saade Foundation.
  • Culmination of Amitim-Fellows – A Global Leadership Network; a five-year project that developed a global leadership network and global partnerships among 65 JCCs in 15 countries with 1125 active participants and more than 15,000 community members engaged. Projects focused on various service areas such as music, youth leadership, women empowerment, dance, photography, special needs, theater and more with Jewish Peoplehood and the ties that bind as their core. Funded by JCC Global, JDC, participating JCCs and UJA-Federation of New York.
  • The launch of the Dr. Mark Ramer JGlobal Hubs Program – a new vehicle for human resource development and capacity building designed as a result of a yearlong research project. The project will begin in 2020 and is destined to provide a network centric approach that can help achieve greater impact and solve problems.

The Conference will also include experiential tracks on adopting the Start Up nation model to social entrepreneurship, Jerusalem Placemaking tours, an Expo with 22 leading organization offering Jewish Peoplehood programs, consultations and more.

The Conference is sponsored by Israel Association of Community Centers, Israel Federation of Community Centers, JCC Association of North America, JCC Global affiliate organizations, JDC, UJA Federation of New York and others.