The JCA Film Series presents a free showing of "Liberty Heights" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Barry Levinson returns to his Baltimore roots for a fourth time with this sensitive coming-of-age saga set in the mid-1950s. The focus is on Jewish brothers -- Ben, who’s smitten with a black girl at his high school, and Van, who has grown attached to a gorgeous WASP he met at a party. This is a film of quiet beauty and lasting poignancy. This film is part of the series of the Jewish American influence in film, and is free and open to the entire community.
JCA members are invited to a Family Fun Day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (food served 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). We'll have games and prizes for the kids along with DJ, hot dogs, chips and refreshments.
Click here to see a photo album from the JCA's 25th Birthday Party.
Happy 25th Birthday, JCA! Thank you for celebrating this milestone with us! We appreciate the support of the entire community in marking this momentous occasion! Here is our fabulous video retrospective of the last 25 years, created by Dan Kossoff and Carlos Bouvier.
JCA members tell, in their own words, how the agency has impacted their lives in a story/photo display in the Vandroff Art Gallery. About 30 members, ranging in age from teenagers to 90, participated in the project which is part of the JCA’s 25th Birthday Celebration and will be on display through May 30.Founding members of the JCA talk about how much the agency has grown over the years. Grandparents tell of their pride in seeing their grandchildren become part of the JCA through the Michele Block Gan Yeladim Preschool. Some members relate how the JCA helped them get through a personal crisis such as the death of a spouse. Others credit the JCA with restoring their health through various exercise opportunities and fitness advice.A recurring theme is the multigenerational impact the JCA has had with members who grew up in the JCA now seeing their own children participating in preschool and other activities.And many members praise the JCA for fostering friendships, enhancing the Jewish experience and bringing together the entire Jacksonville community. The JCA Stories Committee of Debbie Banks-Kitay, Lois Chepnik, Joy Korman, Dinah Kossoff and Andrea Mail conducted the project. Shelly Hughes, JCA Theatre Department Director and Camping Coordinator, took the photos. Special thanks to Reddi Arts for their photo board donation.