SNOW CLOSING: JCCA offices are closed today, Tuesday, January 27.
JCCA will resume normal operations on Wednesday, January 28.
JCCA will be open on Wednesday, January 28. You may also call 917-808-4800 for information.
A Smashing Success: 10th Annual Tree Grows in Pleasantville Cocktail Party
More than 300 people attended the very successful “A Tree Grows in Pleasantville” fundraiser, JCCA’s Tenth Anniversary Cocktail Party to Benefit The Cottage Schools’ programs and services for vulnerable children with serious emotional and family problems. Co-Chairs of the event were: Tema Bomback, of Mount Kisco; Julianne Cohn Metzger, of Chappaqua; Phyllis Neider, of Briarcliff Manor; and Judy Shapiro, of Armonk. A highlight of the evening was a special performance by Campus residents and the introduction of a vital new initiative, The Center for Healing Sexually Abused and Exploited Children. The event also premiered a beautiful book, Color of My Soul. Inspired by dedicated volunteers, the book includes a sampling of poetry and art created by the youth in the Therapeutic Arts Program of The Cottage Schools. Check out more photos on our facebook.
In The News: JCCA Featured in New York Times Neediest Cases
We are pleased to share with you the inspiring story of Dejulaira (DJ) Lopez in the Sunday New York Times. DJ is a JCCA client who has overcome great odds including serious illness, depression and abuse.
At 16 she came to JCCA. She said, “I learned to trust through JCCA. You changed my life.” Today she is an optimistic, articulate, determined young woman living in her own home, going to college, writing poetry and socializing with friends. We hope you enjoy the article.
Jewish Child Care Association is a comprehensive child and family services agency. We work with those who need us most, including children who have been neglected or abused, immigrant Jewish families, and those building new lives. Most of our clients come to us because they struggle with poverty or family crises, and because they are working to create an independent future. JCCA helps more than 16,000 children and families every year and is consistently rated at the highest levels for the quality of our programs. In all our work, we are motivated by tikkun olam, the value within Jewish tradition that calls upon all of us to repair the world, and by our belief that every child deserves to grow up hopeful.