25Th Anniversary of the Jewish Community Alliance in Jacksonville, Floridaby Representative Ander Crenshaw
Posted on 2013-03-04
in the house of representatives
Monday, March 4, 2013
Mr. CRENSHAW. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and honor the
25th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Community Alliance in
Jacksonville, Florida. During this period of time, the JCA has become a
pillar of good works in the community and has enriched the lives of
tens of thousands of people who have sought assistance in a plethora of
ways. JCA has worked tirelessly fulfilling its mission to enhance the
quality of life for those in need regardless of age, religion, race,
financial capabilities, and physical and mental abilities.
On April 20, 2013, the family of the Jewish Community Alliance will celebrate its positive impact on our community. Open to people--young and old--the JCA offers classes in fitness, gardening, and art. There are concerts for the young and the young-at-heart. You can learn chess or play sports in a family-friendly atmosphere. Summer days are filled with fun at a variety of youth camps, and kids and parents enjoy scientific discovery challenges together.
The JCA is celebrating a quarter of a century of providing pre- school age children with an enriched start in life and of offering adults and teens ways to improve their health and to partake in enrichment classes.
For the last 25 years the JCA has provided a place that benefits both young and old and has enhanced its participants' lives by allowing them to share intergenerational values. Children attend quality after- school programs that give comfort to their parents, and those with special needs, whether adults or children, are encouraged to reach their full potential with dignity.
JCA has a rich history of making a difference in our Jacksonville community. The faces of the children and those who come to the JCA may change each year, but the mission remains the same--making a difference in the lives of those it touches.
It is my honor to bring this historic commemoration of a quarter century of service to the community to the attention of the United States Congress and to invite Members to join me in extending our appreciation.