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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

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 the 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 foritself. Itisdeterminedtoexpanditsoutreachto Jews in Budapest who are not currently engaged with the Jewish community. And it aims to widen its already growing influence on the city as a whole

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, and help to build crucial support and inspiration for the JCC’s programming and increasing visibility.

Friends gain opportunities to visit the JCC and are working to bring interested people to this lively institution.

JOIN US

The Friends ask you to join us in connecting and supporting the JCC in Budapest. Join as an international member with a $180 donation, and take an active role in meeting the challenges and reveling in the incredible inspiration of Jews in Hungary. Or consider sponsoring a holiday program, a lecture, a camp, a club or a festival in Budapest by contacting ambassadors@jdc.org or calling (212) 885-0878

Your donation is critical to the continuation of the JCC’s work and to sustaining and strengthening Jewish life. Help us meet the historic challenge of fully renewing Jewish life in the heart of Central and Eastern Europe.

Our Mission

Build support for a welcoming, inclusive and diverse institution that inspires Hungarian Jews to discover their heritage and to freely and actively engage with their community.

Provide a window for visitors to recognize the vibrancy and potential of Hungarian and Central European Jewish life.

Create meaningful opportunities for American, Israeli and other Jews to connect with the Hungarian Jewish community.

Friends of JCC Budapest Zsuzsa Fritz Director Balint JCC

Zsuzsa Fritz, Director, Balint JCC

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.

Chairs:
Joel Beckman
Hadassah Lieberman
Cathi Luski

Board Members:
Allen Adamson
Daniel Blaser
Adam Frieman
Wayne Goldstein
Susan Green
Rina Langer
Carol Levy
Mitchell Warren Miller
Victor Ney
Joan Roth
Mark Seidenfeld
Harriet Suvall

Professionals:
Rabbi Michael Paley
Rebecca Neuwirth, JDC New York
Zsuzsa Fritz, Director, Balint JCC