Jewish Community Centers of North America

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News & Highlights

November 26, 2014

The Y has stood at the center of the evolving community of Washington Heights and Inwood for almost 100 years. Since 1917, the founding ideals are still rooted deep in our agency, ideals like helping the vulnerable and less fortunate by providing services and resources that would otherwise be unattainable.

November 13, 2014

"The Shabbos Project is a unique, international grassroots Jewish identity movement that unites all Jews to keep one full Shabbat together.

November 7, 2014

In Judaism, the idea of remembering (zecher) is an important part of growth and moving on from certain difficult situations.

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.

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.

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