Now back home in Buenos Aires, Ariela Lijavetzky reflected on her time spent in Tarrytown.
Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up Fifty-three Jewish Community Centers from 15 countries came together for the JCC Global World Conference in New York from November 5-9.
They listened to panel discussions on Jewish identity and how to learn from failure, they shopped at a local mall and visited a Harlem JCC.
“Usually, in Israel we don’t think about was defines us as Jewish.
Here you see new Jewish communities — this is something new for me, how different every community is,” Koma said.
In 2015 they traveled to Mexico City, in 2016 it was Orange County, and last summer they went to Kfar Yona.
Each time they did group community service projects, had a family tree expo night, celebrated Shabbat, and, through leisure activities, got to know each other better.
(Photo credit: Magali Druscovich) TARRYTOWN, New York — Pulling into the parking lot of the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, one can’t help but notice the work in progress that is the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
It’s an almost too-perfect, real life metaphor for the events taking place just inside the hotel’s Grand Ballroom: four days of bridge building between Jewish Community Centers from Mumbai to Memphis and all points in between.
Representatives from different JCCs worldwide participating in a ‘speed dating’ event aimed at pairing up different centers on 2-3 year long projects.