About Friends of JCC Budapest
Friends give material support to the JCC Budapest and reach out to the broader Jewish community in the United States and beyond about its extraordinary work. To connect with the Friends and with the JCC Budapest is to support to this critical institution at an historic crossroads. The stakes are high: nothing less than the chance for rejuvenation of Jewish life in Eastern and Central Europe, the center of the Holocaust.
As one of the world’s largest continuous Jewish population, Jewish Hungary has survived against all odds. Its large base of supporters are determined to succeed. Will you help them?
Becoming a member: what it means to you, and to Jewry the world over.
Thousands walk through the doors of the JCC on a monthly basis and programs target a broad range of populations, from elderly, to singles, to children and families, to people with disabilities. The JCC achieves all of this because of its dedicated staff and volunteers, on a budget which represents a tiny fraction of the cost of JCCs in many other parts of the world.
Over the next five years, the JCC has set ambitious goals for itself.
It is determined to expand its outreach to Jews in Budapest who are not currently engaged with the Jewish community. And it aims to deepen its already-growing contribution to the culture of the city as a whole.
A member joins with this Jewish institution at a critical crossroads
To connect with the Friends and with the JCC Budapest is to support to this critical institution at an historic crossroads. Members of the Friends of JCC Budapest:
- Are updated on a regular basis by videoconference and in person on activities of the Center and planning.
- Help to build crucial support and inspiration for the JCC’s programming and increasing visibility.
- Gain opportunities to visit the JCC and are working to bring interested people to this lively institution.
My dream is to create, through the JCC Budapest, a second home for the Hungarian Jews – a place to feel safe, find meaning, and connect to their Jewish roots and to their community.
Zsuzsa Fritz, Director, Balint JCC