JCC Manhattan imagines Jewish life that is diverse and engages meaningfully with its values, culture, and ideas in everyday lives.
Our seven core values are:
We’re committed to redefining what Jewish life means today.
We serve as a model of what’s possible in the ever-evolving and diverse Jewish community, incubating innovative programs that are shared nationally.
We’re dedicated to the well-being of everyone in our community.
As people in our community seek out opportunities to grow physically, intellectually, and spiritually, we’re dedicated to helping them reach their full potential.
We have a broad and inclusive view of Jewish life and family.
There are multiple ways to live in a community. The experiences we offer invite everyone to explore what it means to be part of that community.
We take responsibility for one another.
Our community is bound together by a shared commitment to a better, fairer world, which we put into practice every day, giving back and supporting each other through meaningful actions.
We take pride in our culture.
Whether celebrating Jewish holidays, exploring new ideas, or engaging with the arts, the growth of a community relies on its access to culture.
We believe in accessibility.
We strive to create an inclusive and accommodating environment for people of different backgrounds and abilities with opportunities for growth and connection.
We are deeply connected to Israel.
Our community connects to Israel through its sights, sounds, history, and complexity. We embrace the challenge of weaving our relationships with Israel into our diverse Jewish identities.