To Build and Be Built

To Build and Be Built | Livnot u’Lhibanot | לבנות ולהבנות, JSummit 2020’s theme, is the foundation of our conference—an expression of the aspirations of our community work and the resolve of our movement to meet the community’s needs by working together.

JCC’s of North America Presents: JSummit 2020

The JCC Movement biennial leadership gathering

May 3-5, 2020 • Milwaukee, WI

JSummit, formerly known as JCC Biennial, is the JCC Movement’s premier leadership gathering, hosted by JCC Association of North America. This biannual event, held in the dynamic community of Milwaukee in 2020, brings together hundreds of lay leaders, JCC executives and U.S. military chaplains who are all deeply invested in their JCCs, camps and Jewish life in North America.

JSummit features three days of immersive learning, cohort networking, breakout sessions and training workshops. Conference plenaries feature world-renowned keynote speakers and panelists, diverse cultural presenters, and leaders of prominent North American philanthropic and civic organizations addressing topics including Israel, leadership, innovation, strategic partnerships, fundraising, arts and culture, and most importantly, the work of strengthening Jewish life in North America. Participants will also have many opportunities to discover Milwaukee’s sights and sounds through its centers of commerce, distinctive food culture and Jewish roots.

How Can You Participate?

Register to attend – Convention registration fee includes all keynotes and learning sessions, including off-site events, and meals on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Dress is business casual. Feel free to bring resources and materials from your JCC to share with others, as well as lots of questions and an appetite for learning.

Volunteer– Represent Milwaukee and help us welcome conference participants from over 160 JCCs and camps across the United States and Canada. Bring your Cream City pride and be a part of the action!

Support – Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Host Community Event on Sunday, May 3 at the Harley Davidson Museum. JSummit 2020 represents a meaningful opportunity to engage over 700 leaders in a lasting Milwaukee experience.

JSummit 2020 
Milwaukee Host Committee Leadership


Alicia Sadoff   Sue Strait
Volunteer Committee
Reenie Kavalar   Judith Parrish
Host Community Event Committee
Sheryl Rubin   Jess Vroman
Hospitality Committee
David Cohn   David Wasserman