JCCWatch.org is a volunteer organization that came into being when it was discovered that the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, chiefly via its Other Israel Film Festival (OIFF) website, actively partners with or links to groups that, in addition to their stated missions, support, fund, or closely work with organizations that advocate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
The JCC in Manhattan is a beneficiary agency of the UJA-Federation. The JCC in Manhattan should not partner with, link, or in any way support any of these despicable BDS groups, and should be doing everything in its means to educate the public against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
JCCWatch.org’s message to the board of directors of the JCC in Manhattan is that they cannot live in two worlds: one where they state they support the people of Israel and another where they abandon them by turning a blind eye to their links and partnerships to BDS and its non-governmental organization (NGO) supporters.
The board of the JCC in Manhattan must establish public and transparent guidelines that make clear that the JCC will not partner with nor link to other organizations that support or fund the BDS movement. Only by establishing these guidelines will the board’s actions reflect the organization’s stated position that it does not support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
JCCWatch.org is comprised of members of the JCC in Manhattan and the Jewish community at large. We welcome your support.