2016 Was Awesome!
You may not know it, but one of the best parts of my job is hearing from you. There’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing the life-changing impact of a new experience, new friend or new mentor. I take tremendous pride in knowing that within JCC Chicago camps, classrooms and across our community, magical moments happen every day. It is such a pleasure to share beautiful words of reflection that give life to some of these special J experiences.
Impact of Jewish Student Connection
“I’m part of a program called Bearing Witness at UCLA, where Holocaust survivors come in for lunch every Wednesday and tell their stories. I’ve had the opportunity to meet with them for a few weeks now, and it’s incredible to hear first-hand about their lives before and after the war. I think that JSC at Northside College Prep made me more comfortable being part of a program that is super interesting but not necessarily part of my own religion. Thank you for making the program at Northside (College Prep) so great!
– Past JSC (Jewish Student Connection) Participant
The Friends of Ta’am Ivrit
“Just wanted to say thanks for a great weekend. Becky and her friend both had the most positive things to say when they got home! It was fantastic!! Todah Rabah!!”
– Ta’am Ivrit (Hebrew Immersion Weekend) Parent
Swim and Sunday Fun
“Thanks again for making it a special and safe place for kids to build their confidence and learn how to swim. Allie and Dylan look forward to it every Sunday!”
– LKSA Parent, Bernard Weinger JCC
It’s Not Just Camp! It’s…
“Isaac is having the best summer of his life! He has loved his experience this (& every other) summer. Great job Chicago Apachi team. You have made a true camp lover out of my kid! Thank you a million times over.”
– Apachi Chicago Day Camp Parent
Camp Chi is Changing Lives
“We want to thank the entire team at Camp Chi and Keshet for providing Kelly the opportunity to have the summer of her life. She was so excited to be able to go to camp for 8 weeks and especially to be a “staff” member and a SIT. She had such an amazing time hanging out with her fellow SIT’s and truly felt included.”
– Parents of Camp Chi Camper
Loving the J All Year
“We can’t say enough about Apachi Hyde Park where our son George attended this summer. A special commendation for Jamillah at the Hyde park swim program should be passed along. She is incredible, and has my 5-year-old doing a one-armed crawl across the deep end already. Wow! We are thrilled about his progress and the experience that he has had this summer. Kudos to you and the team at the Chicago area JCCs for all your hard work to make programs like this possible for our community.”
– Apachi Hyde Park LKSA and Camp Parent
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