Jewish Community Centers of North America

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News & Highlights

October 10, 2014

As Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur come to a close, Jews around the world immediately start preparation for the holiday of Sukkot. On a chronological level, this is the time of year of harvesting crops, but Sukkot holds a much deeper significance. Deemed “The Time of Our Joy”, Sukkot holds a strong significance for both Jews and non-Jews alike.

October 3, 2014

It is with great pleasure that we announce the beginning of the next phase of our much anticipated and exciting renovation. In response to our ever-changing community, we are updating our building with a more modern design and special emphasis on safety and accessibility.

September 22, 2014

Rosh Hashana, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, begins on Sept 24th at s

September 17, 2014

Another summer has come and gone, and we are proud to say that we have completed yet another successful year of SYEP. This year, we were able to open our doors to 100 additional participants looking for employment, bringing our total for this year to a record 400 total youth served.

August 6, 2014

Starting well before June, you can feel the camp spirit in the air at the Y. That’s because camp is a 365 day-a-year business for us. Parents and young people have certain expectations for Camp Yomawha year after year, and we work year-round to deliver those expectations and more.

July 14, 2014

Larry Ramos may seem like a typical teenager, but once you start talking to him, you understand that there is more under the surface than meets the eye. Now on his way to a dual degree at NYU, you would never have guessed that he imigrated here from the Dominican Republic 5 years ago. 

June 18, 2014

Every year, the Community Pedatriacs Department of Columbia University Medical Center and the Ambulatory Care Network of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital hosts an Appreciation Breakfast to honor all of the Community Based Organzations of Washington Heights and Inwood who collaorate with them.

June 9, 2014

Local Tobacco Control Advocate Asks Youth to Take a Walk in His Shoes

May 29, 2014

Thanks to the generous grant from the UJA-Federation of New York Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal, the Y has officially announced the launch of our new initiative for new and expectant parents, "The Y Beginnings Parenting Center".

April 23, 2014

As our Smoke Free NYC Coordinator stood before a room full of Washington Heights Teens at the Smoke Free Youth Summit, he began the evening’s session with a question: “raise your hand if you know someone who life has been affected by smoking.” Not a single person left a hand unraised. The floor was then opened to anyone who wanted to share their story.

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