Why Attend?

Taking on the responsibility of being a nonprofit and community leader can be intimidating as well as exciting. The JCCs of North America Biennial is the place to build the knowledge and connections you need to make a difference.

If you want to improve your leadership abilities, learn from vanguards in the field, hear what’s cutting edge at JCCs and in the Jewish communal world, and develop stronger ties to others committed to their JCC and the movement, you should come to our 2016 Biennial in Baltimore. There’s nothing quite like it. At this premier JCC leadership event, you will be able to choose from a full roster of learning options, as well as share your own information and experiences with other JCC leaders. You will spend several days in an intellectually stimulating atmosphere with like-minded peers who are as engaged as you are in the world of the JCC Movement.

Celebrating 100 years

JCCs will be celebrating 100 years of working together as a movement with the festivities beginning at the JCCs of North America Biennial in May. We are stronger together because of you—leaders who are passionate about the Jewish community, its people and its values.
Special people like you and your leaders make an effort to provide guidance, funding, expertise and knowledge to create the great programs and services desired and needed for each or your communities. Your devotion, energy and time, your hard work, commitment and generosity keep your JCC and your community accessible and fresh.

Shaping the JCC Future

Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones, bond with your fellow board members and share your love of JCCs. Become energized with new ideas. Participate in a variety of learning opportunities and innovation labs to learn about the latest trends and to brush up on the necessary skills to serve on your board. Learn about what it will take to keep your JCC vibrant as we welcome the next generations of Millennials and Generation Z. Come together with your own community leaders and connect with funders, thinkers, trainers, and innovators from around North America and the world, to build on our movement’s past while we shape the future.

Let Baltimore be the backdrop for four days of networking, sharing, and schmoozing.

The JCCs of North America Biennial is the place to meet innovative Jewish leaders who want to take their JCCs into the future. This is a wonderful opportunity to move past your everyday connections. It is a time to engage with people with creative ideas, to achieve some larger goals, face to face.
Spend four days learning from experts, networking with peers and having fun with friends. Learn from dynamic speakers who can help you find the balance between successful operations and a focus on your mission.

This is the place to debate, challenge, question, and connect to develop the future of our JCCs. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of it!