JCC Manhattan is one of New York’s long-standing leading Jewish institutions, acclaimed for its innovative Jewish programming, its commitment to redefining what Jewish life means today and its strong connection to Israel. As our senior partner, JCC Manhattan brings with it the institutional knowledge and credibility needed to found the Shazur Center in New-York, along with the ability to form a neighborhood-wide infrastructure that will allow us to provide a cohesive, immersive experience for all missions visiting the UWS and NYC at whole.
Set out to serve as the architect of the Jewish future, JCC Palo Alto demonstrated its obligation to making Jewish life in America accessible to Israelis by founding the Israel Culture Connection, the most robust community organizer for Israelis in America today. Its proven experience working with this demographic, along with its commitment to redefine the relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jewry as presented in its annual Zionism 3.0 (Z3) conference, are all keys to the success of the proposed Center. JCC Palo Alto allows us to expand our operations to the Bay Area.
Bnai Bayit was founded to welcome Israelis studying in North America for advanced degrees into our homes and communities. Hosts offer our Israeli visitors a true sense of family, friendship, and a home away from home. Every interested Israeli graduate student is matched with a local Jewish host family for the academic year. Opening our homes and hearts to these young Israelis is the right thing to do. Such person-to-person relationships are not only rewarding and fun but also a vital component of building stronger connections between the world's two largest Jewish communities.