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Defining Excellence

Annual Report

There’s always room for improvement.
(The hard part is figuring out how to get there.)

In 2007, our Benchmarking Project

helped JCCs improve services and
operations — from maintaining financial
stability to building Jewish community.

Just one of the ways we made this a year of

defining excellence for JCCs — and helping
them get there.

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There is a great deal of discussion today in the nonprofit world about qualitative outcome
Jewish life
has always balanced
measures, and how we “know” that we have made an impact. In a mission-oriented enterprise
such as the Jewish Community Center, so much of that outcome is subjective: Did people’s
lives become better? Did they move ahead on a Jewish journey that was inspired by their
connection(s) with the JCC? Did a staff member influence their lives in some special way? Was
the individual or family exposed to new ideas and new activities through an opportunity that
only a JCC provides?

We went a step further in 2007 to measure our impact. We refined our benchmarks, developed
change and tradition.
Alan P. Solow through the Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management. We now know
objectively how we inspire those Jewish journeys. We can quantify the JCC’s effect on building
community. And we have clear and objective standards for the management and financial Through a complicated and often challenging Maccabi Games—and the beginnings of our newest—
stability of the JCC. Twenty-six communities participated in the 2006 JCC Excellence: The balancing act, the Jews have survived for thousands an adult engagement program called Journeys, from
Benchmarking Project, and learned their results in early 2007. Later in the year, even more
of years and—60 years ago—achieved their own the Mandel Center for Jewish Education.
communities joined this exciting effort, and we added a module to measure staff satisfaction. We
state once more.
are truly working hard to define excellence at the JCC, and we will know more and more about We provide expertise, grants, and consultation to
those outcomes in the near future. At JCC Association, we also help JCCs deal with day-to-day operations, and one
of our most successful initiatives—JCC Excellence:
Our JCC signature programs grew in 2007: We saw the second year of JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®. balance change and tradition,
the Benchmarking Project—came to fruition in 2007.
With support from the National Federation/Agency Alliance, GesherCity expanded to 12 looking for different and
communities with a new and dynamic Web presence. An Ethical Start®, with the support of the
Marcus, Brill, and Righteous Persons Foundations, continues to permeate the early childhood
innovative ways to carry on our And we inspire Jewish journeys—in our staff, in our
volunteers, in our service men and women in the
programs at JCCs, and the Mandel Center for Jewish Education began work on Journeys: Adult long-established work.
Allan Finkelstein armed forces, and in our JCC community.
Jews Living and Learning, along with The Goodman Family Institute: Yisrael Sheli, My Israel,
Our goal is always to help JCCs engage their
a new Israel education program for our resident camps supported by the Goodman Family We did all this in 2007, just as we have for many
communities, but we’re continuously trying to reach
Foundation. The Merrin Center for Teen Services saw its fifth class of Teen Professional Fellows years before, and hope to do for many years to
that goal through new efforts and initiatives.
join the 57 young professionals who have already completed this important program. And, come. We balanced change and tradition, giving
through our partnership with The AVI CHAI Foundation, we welcomed a new class of resident Those programs and services fall into four JCCs new ways to continue to inspire and connect
camp directors to Lekhu Lakhem: Jewish and Educational Journeys for Resident Camp Directors.
broad categories: with their communities.
This was a year of growth, of meaning, and of real impact. We helped
We act as conveners for the JCC Movement, and
local JCCs to enrich their communities, thereby strengthening the
in 2007 we organized some remarkably pioneering
Jewish community across North America.
meetings along with our customary conferences.

We imagine and create extraordinary JCC

programs for all age groups to enjoy, and 2007 saw
the 25th anniversary celebration of our oldest—JCC
Alan P. Solow Allan Finkelstein
Chair President
JCCs are famous
In February, we convened the Jewish Zero to Three Think These speakers created so much buzz—people in the future. The seminar, planned by JCC Association’s Israel
Tank, a first-of-its-kind response to a Brandeis University hallways couldn’t stop talking about what they’d heard. Office, introduced the group to religious and political
report on the Jewish community’s relationship to young Allan Finkelstein told the audience to find mentors and leaders, scholars, and artists with widely divergent views,
for bringing parents. We invited a select group of guests—academic
experts, leaders from the Jewish family service field,
make long-lasting connections in the JCC field, and
attendees started to act on that advice immediately. They
and in listening and talking to these people, the executives
recognized some of their own issues. “It was not a trip, it

people together, federation professionals, foundation executives, and

philanthropists to discuss the implications of the report.
met new people, examined new ways to do their jobs better,
and shared successes and problems. We introduced a blog
was an exploration,” said Eric Koehler, executive director
of the JCC of Northern Virginia, who now intends to

and we try People from different arenas discussed how important it was
for the Jewish community to reach out and support new
at the Professional Conference for the first time, and it
was a real hit. JCC professionals blogged about their trips
plan people-to-people programs to connect his JCC and
Israel. Stuart Wachs, executive director of the Sabes JCC in

to do the same.
parents, and the hum of creative thought filled the Kaufman to the conference, what they learned and who they met, Minneapolis, planned to devote an entire board meeting
& Makowsky Board Room in our New York offices. and their impressions of the whole event. More than a to the discussion of what Israel means to his community.
thousand people read the blog postings for months after the Other executives are designing board and staff trips to
From our inspirational leadership retreat/Executive There was just as much excitement at the 2007 JCCs of
conference was over. Israel, while some want to bring even more Israeli shlichim
Seminars in January to a transformative Israel seminar North America Professional Conference in Baltimore,
to their camps and JCCs. All of the execs agreed that what
in October, 2007 was filled with singular JCC Association Maryland in April. More than five hundred staff members What’s the best way to explain to American Jews why Israel
they heard and saw in Israel gave them the confidence and
events. We gathered large and small groups of people so from 114 JCCs in Canada and the United States came to is so unique and precious? Take them there! That’s why we
vocabulary to engage their constituents in meaningful
that they might share experiences, learn together, and form polish their skills, learn new ways to make a difference, and organized a learning trip for JCC executive directors in
conversations about the importance of supporting Israel.
long-lasting bonds. In this way, we continue our task of network with their colleagues. “Our entire delegation felt the fall. “It helped me crystallize why Israel is so important
building community in the JCC Movement. this conference was the best!  From the top level keynote to what we do,” said Dori Donelle, the executive director of These JCC executives were transformed by their experience,
speakers, to the workshops, to the networking opportunities the JCC of the Greater St. Paul Area in Minnesota. “Since I and they will be instrumental in deepening the connection
Our venue for the 2007 Executive Seminars, our annual and the fun evening events – it was all amazing,” said one came back, you cannot shut me up,” added Emily Holdstein, their JCCs and their larger communities have to Israel. JCC
high-level professional development and networking participant’s evaluation. executive director of the Worcester JCC in Massachusetts. Association has made a commitment to furthering that
meeting, was New Orleans, Louisiana, more than a year relationship. We recognize that Israel and the Diaspora are
after Hurricane Katrina had devastated the city. Two-thirds Keynote presenters included JCC Association Chair Alan They were talking about the extraordinary seminar Allan
co-dependents—we need each other for both to thrive.
of the executive directors of the JCCs in North America P. Solow, JCC Association President Allan Finkelstein, Finkelstein led for 18 JCC execs in Israel, a seminar that
attended the five-day session, and they unanimously Connie Glaser, author and motivational speaker, and Chuck opened their eyes to the astonishing diversity of the Jewish Another relationship that we are focused on is that between
volunteered to forgo one day of meetings to help rebuild Underwood, expert on generational marketing. state—diversity of population, of thought, of vision for the JCCs and their local Jewish federations. To support this
the city.  After an opportunity to see what Katrina and the critical partnership, we co-convened (with United Jewish
resulting levee breaks had done to the Jewish community, Communities) a retreat in December for eight JCC and
the two busloads of executives arrived at the remains of federation executive director “pairs” in Arizona. We invited
a flooded YWCA.  As part of their board retreat a week participants from different size Jewish communities and
earlier, the JCC Association Board of Directors had begun JCCs so we would have a broad representation, and the
the job of removing tons of trash from the destroyed result of this facilitated retreat was to create an ambitious
building. The executive directors continued the demolition agenda for re-engagement of these two agencies. Several
job and were successful in almost completely gutting communities are already making real changes, and we plan
the building. Community Consultant Ann Eisen, a New to have more of these JCC/federation retreats to maintain
Orleans native, reported that through the hard work of the and nurture a collaboration that has done so much good for
board members and executives we saved the YWCA tens of so many, and has enormous potential to impact local Jewish
thousands of dollars. Both board members and executive communities as we move ahead with a common, shared
directors described their days as life-changing, and many agenda of building the local Jewish communities in which
of them shared their experience with their fellow staff and these key agencies “live” and operate.
volunteers back in their hometown JCCs.

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Our signature programs
fuel the movement.
Athletes, delegation heads, coaches, and parents threw Since 1982, the JCC Maccabi Games have brought JCC Maccabi Israel® (JMI), the third program under
a great party at the 2007 JCC Maccabi Games® sites in Jewish teens together, have encouraged friendships, have the JCC Maccabi Experience umbrella, also enjoyed
Houston, Baltimore, and Orange County, California, fostered pride, have nurtured Jewish values of fairness, growth in the teen and young-adult groups they took
to celebrate the Games becoming 25 years old. They compassion, and social responsibility, and have forged to Israel. Focusing on JCCs and JCC camps from
cheered the fact that they were part of a lengthy strong bonds between American and Israeli teens. What California to Massachusetts, JMI brought 157 teens to
tradition, and that they were joining a community of started as a group of 300 teens in Memphis has expanded Israel in 2007, introducing them to the Jewish State
almost one hundred thousand Jewish teens from all into a multiple-site event that welcomes thousands as well as to each other. The teens, many of whom
over North America and many foreign countries. It was of Jewish teens every summer. From a simple athletic were camp staff, were able to build personal and
Houston’s fourth time hosting the Games, and the Texas competition, the JCC Maccabi Games has matured professional bonds as they absorbed Israel’s culture
community brought their usual level of enthusiasm into a rounded social, athletic, and community-service and Jewish values. More than two hundred young
to the task. Baltimore piloted a new version of the experience, one that many teens find transformative and Jewish adults went on JMI Taglit-Birthright Israel trips
Games for younger athletes, the success of which can enduring. The great programs that make the Games so in 2007, making them part of the enormous group of
give smaller communities a chance to host. The local special—Days of Caring and Sharing, Hang Time, the young Jews who have taken advantage of this amazing
delegation to the Orange County Games fielded one salute to the Munich 11—continue to imbue the Games opportunity to visit Israel for free. JMI recruited,
third more athletes than they anticipated, and the JCC with so much heart. New corporate sponsors such as Just organized, and planned a JCC camp trip, a fact that
hired a new full-time JCC Maccabi Experience director Born and Thou Shall Snack joined the Games’ longtime extended the powerful influence that Jewish camping
to keep the momentum going. continental sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company®, in has on Jewish identity.
2007 in supporting this week-long character-building
In 2007, JMI inaugurated a partnership with
More than two IsraelExperts™- Initiatives in Education, an established
The success of the Games has inspired us to create Israel educational tour operator, which will benefit
new programs for teens, and the latest, JCC Maccabi hundred young Jewish teens and young adults through different
ArtsFest®, grew dramatically in 2007. The number of
teens who participated in the inaugural 2006 ArtsFest
Jewish adults went on programming options and greater staff resources. We’ll
be able to offer our traditional high-quality tours more
climbed to 329 young artists in 2007, more than JMI Taglit-birthright efficiently, in a more streamlined way.
doubling, and the first year’s 19 delegations ballooned
to 31. Over the year, our ArtsFest team developed Israel trips in 2007. Our Mandel Center for Jewish Education’s mission
is to inspire Jewish journeys. We do this by infusing
extensive resources that led host communities and
Everyone agrees that our superb artists/mentors make JCCs and JCC camps with exciting and original Jewish
delegations through the entire process of recruiting and
JCC Maccabi ArtsFest unique, and we have assembled an programs and learning experiences. In 2007, we went
registering teens, making it much easier for JCCs to find
inspiring group of artists-in-residence, many of whom a long way in furthering this mission by successfully
and sign up the young artists in their midst.
keep returning. Host communities also had a great continuing some of our existing signature programs
opportunity to showcase some of their local talent. The and creating new ones. Our Jewish values-themed

The local delegation result was a fabulous five days in Boca Raton, Florida
and Deal Park, New Jersey, where the JCCs, working
camp initiative, TAG: Jewish Values Through JCC
Camping®, brought 15 new curricular units to close to
to the Orange County in conjunction with local universities, gave young a hundred JCC day and resident camps across North
dancers, actors, musicians, artists, and writers a chance America. We developed new initiatives on Judaism &
Games fielded one third to bloom. We are deep into our plans for the 2008 JCC the environment, Israel, in our Touching Torah series

more athletes than they Maccabi ArtsFest, which will take place in Minneapolis
and northern Virginia, and we expect to increase
(on the weekly Torah portions that fall during the camp
season), and we continued preparing material for the
anticipated. participation by another third yet again. JCC Association─Coca-Cola Days of Caring and Sharing

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program, this year focused on tzedakah—charity, justice We developed another program in 2007, this one for Jewish young adults enjoyed a banner year in 2007 as
and righteousness. In addition, we introduced a board adults. Journeys: Adult Jews Living and Learning will GesherCity, our young adult initiative, spread to 12
game called Madrikh (counselor or leader) to be used offer our JCCs exciting Jewish learning opportunities cities and 12,000 users and made real progress in 13
for staff and leadership training at camp. to strengthen adult Jewish engagement and identity. other cities, where newly hired staff are creating new
The first program unit, “A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine GesherCity programs. Perhaps just as important to an
In October, Lekhu Lakhem: Jewish & Educational
and You,” focuses on several different aspects of our online community, we launched the new GesherCity
Journeys for JCC Day Camp Directors, came to a understanding of food, and is currently being piloted at website, http://www.geshercity.org/, with a brand-new
successful conclusion. For two years, our 18 day camp five JCCs across North America. Within the next three look and feel and many new social-networking functions.
fellows learned together in bi-monthly phone meetings years, 11 more program units will be created, providing a To go with the website, we created all new promotional
with mentors, during camp visits, and throughout six rich array of captivating and unique learning experiences materials, and we prepared an innovative viral marketing
seminars, five in North America and one in Israel. to engage the minds and hearts of Jewish adults strategy for implementation in 2008. We also formed
throughout the JCC Movement. strategic partnerships with Reboot and HEEB magazine, so
As one group ended, two new ones began. Based on the
success of the first cohort of AVI CHAI/Mandel Senior we could continue to connect to the world of twenty and
Fellows, which ended in the fall of 2006, 12 new resident thirty-somethings in various ways.
camp directors and assistant directors came together to
The success of GesherCity depends on energetic,
create Lekhu Lakhem: Jewish & Educational Journeys
motivated staff, so we worked hard to provide professional
for JCC Resident Camp Directors – Cohort 2. Their first
development opportunities for young-adult JCC staffers.
seminar took place in Georgia in November. In addition,
We created the first young adult professionals track at
we gathered 10 of the Cohort 1 directors into an alumni
group called Hemshekh: A Program of Continuing
the JCCs of North America Professional Conference, An Ethical Start was
Jewish Learning and Growth for Lekhu Lakhem Cohort
and we welcomed 13 participants. We convened six
conference calls with young-adult staff on a variety of
included in Slingshot,
I Alumni, whose first seminar took place in Pennsylvania
in October. These two programs were underwritten by a
topics from best practices to using the Web. We traveled
to nine communities to meet with staff and help
a collection of the
generous grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation.
conduct community meetings. Thanks to all this activity, 50 most innovative
Building on our experiences with JCC resident camps, GesherCity is growing and flourishing, and we expect to
MCJE is preparing a new initiative for teenagers, giving see many more communities next year. Jewish organizations
them an in-depth understanding of contemporary
Israel. The Goodman Family Institute Yisrael Sheli Eight new JCCs signed on in 2007 to An Ethical Start®, and programs.
(My Israel): A Teen Program of Israel Education our signature preschool values-education program,
and Experience, is being developed as a three-year which brings the number to 53 JCC preschools
curriculum for An Ethical Start to reflect everything we’ve
curriculum for ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders, the developing and growing with the program. We were
learned in the seven years that the program has been
first year of which will be piloted at three resident camps thrilled to have An Ethical Start included once more in
available, and we also spent a lot of time designing and
GesherCity, our young
this summer—Surprise Lake Camp in New York, Emma Slingshot, a collection of the 50 most innovative Jewish
building a website, which would allow parents to form
Kaufman Camp in Morgantown, West Virginia, and JCC organizations and programs. Our early childhood
a virtual community of learners and seekers, as well as
Maccabi Camp Kingswood in Maine. Based on a model
program currently being used at Camp Chi, Yisrael Sheli
adult initiative, has services department continued to provide the intensive
staff training that makes this program so unique, and
concerned caretakers.

will be available to all JCC resident camps and is being grown to 12 cities and added programs for parents at nine schools. In four
months, over 3,000 parents attended learning events
Our signature programs, known throughout the JCC
underwritten by a generous grant from the Goodman Movement, give JCCs the life-long learning materials
Family Foundation. 12,000 users. at JCCs. In addition, we updated and redesigned the members have come to expect.

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Services to JCCs
As the umbrella network of JCCs in the
United States and Canada, our job is to
empower JCCs to be successful in their
mission and in their operation.
One way we do that is by providing direct consultation and service make more informed decisions, and they can set real goals for staff
in different areas. Governance, finance, professional development, and focus their attention on key areas for improvement. Of course,
health and fitness, early childhood, camping, fundraising, no organization wants to think of itself as average or below average.
marketing—we send consultants, provide program help, cut money- When a JCC objectively sees how it stands vis-à-vis its peers, a
saving deals for JCCs, and share expertise to help JCCs in every natural sense of friendly competition arises, and the result is that
aspect of their multi-faceted operation. everyone gains.

Now in its second year, we can see that JCC Excellence: the How have the participating JCCs benefited from their experience?
Benchmarking Project, the data analysis program from the Mandel One JCC identified overhead costs as a major problem and as
Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management, has been a result is now tracking income and expenses more efficiently.
an extraordinary success. Twenty-eight JCCs participated in the Another JCC realized that membership retention was weaker than
Benchmarking Project in 2007, bringing the total to 34. Those JCCs they thought, and they implemented a different model, which they
that have gone through the process of gathering information on are tracking through their benchmarking data. When one JCC saw
various aspects of their operations and then analyzing the data have that a large percentage of members with preschool children were
been wildly enthusiastic about the experience. With clear and solid not sending them to the JCC, they prepared a targeted marketing
data that shows how a JCC measures up against other JCCs of similar campaign, which brought in enough children to the preschool to fill
size, boards of directors have been able to make dramatic decisions all the slots. Another JCC became aware that its staff was receiving
to improve the three areas that measure a JCC’s excellence: inspiring negative feedback and instituted more intensive customer-service
Jewish journeys, building Jewish community, and maintaining training. They used the information they gathered to make changes
financial sustainability. for the better.

So many JCCs clamored to take part in the Benchmarking Project

JCCs used the information that we hired new staff to work on it full time and take the project
forward and oversee the development of even more metrics. The
they gathered from first three areas for which we developed benchmarking criteria
were customer satisfaction, financial accounting, and people
Benchmarking to make participation. We’re setting up benchmarks in personnel satisfaction,

changes for the better.

governance, and donor relations next so that JCCs will be able to
improve their performance in those areas as well. JCC Excellence:
the Benchmarking Project has lived up to its name.
Why have JCCs responded to this project so eagerly? They want to
The Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management
be excellent in everything they do—from programs to operations.
developed another tool to help JCCs make changes for the better, a
They understand that measurable results will help them satisfy their
program that looks at the internal communications of the agency.
members and their supporters. Many organizations can’t improve
Our program, conceived by an experienced trainer with a JCC
because they are pulled in different directions; JCCs know that
background, can transform and improve the communications
focusing on critical activities is the key to success. The data derived
systems within an organization so that the agency is able to focus on
from the Benchmarking Project allows the board and executive to
serving its clients.

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We know that fitness and recreation is at the financial In 2007 the JCC Association-NFL Youth Football
heart of many JCCs so we are always working to help Partnership reached its tenth year, continuing its
JCCs make the most of their facilities. The 2007 JCCs remarkable growth in the number of youth playing flag
of North America Professional Conference hosted football in JCCs. More than twenty-five thousand boys
over fifty sports & wellness/fitness professionals and and girls learned valuable skills, got healthy exercise, and
30 aquatics professionals. The sports & wellness track had fun playing football in 130 JCC programs across
ran joint sessions with membership professionals in an North America. We continued our strong history of
effort to create a blueprint for the two departments to professional development through the NFL grant, as well.
work together to better serve their membership. To reach Partnerships with George Washington University and
executive directors, sports & wellness brought fitness Rutgers University have led to more than one hundred
industry icon, Michael Scott Scudder, to the Executive JCC professionals participating in educational training.
Seminars in New Orleans.  His message that JCCs need With our publication of a flag football handbook for
to continue to approach health and fitness in a more coaches, we have been able to provide even the novice
business-like way fueled much discussion and furthered volunteer coach with the tools to work with youth.
JCC Association’s effort to help JCCs make the most of
their sports and wellness departments.  In the same way, In Israel, through our efforts with our partner, American
we continue to make the point that JCC swimming pools Football in Israel, participation in youth football tripled
should be revenue generators, and we began serious work in three years. More than seven hundred youth across
on a high-profile swim program that would help JCCs Israel are playing football in seven different cities.
do just that. We have offered numerous service training Each Sunday they meet at the Kraft Family Stadium in More than 25,000 boys and girls learned
opportunities for JCC health and fitness professionals, Jerusalem for games.
which included preferred vendor presentations, valuable skills, got healthy exercise, and had
Building on the success of our supervision training in
fun playing football in 130 JCC programs
professional conferences, tele-conference calls, and staff
training programs. 2006, our professional development services division,
along with the Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership
To keep up with the growth in JCC sports and wellness and Management, held regional supervision trainings in across North America.
departments, JCC Association’s sports and wellness staff seven locations across North America in 2007. Almost two
doubled its site visits to more than sixty consultations hundred JCC professionals from over thirty JCCs attended,
Professional development services also conducted a new In response to questions from Stephen Dorsky, chair of
in 2007. An additional consultant with a for-profit learning how to improve their supervisory practice at
professionals orientation in the fall of 2007, targeting the Professional Development Services Committee, PDS
fitness background made it possible for us to guide their JCCs. To date, nearly six hundred JCC professionals
people who have worked in the JCC Movement for two began a re-examination of the work that we do for the
numerous JCCs to the best decisions on their sports & have participated in this important learning experience,
years or less. We talked about the history of the JCC JCC Movement. We held a telephone conference with
wellness expansion, renovation, or purchasing plans. and the significance of that can’t be overestimated. JCC
Movement to give these new professionals a context executive directors and a retreat with several committee
A larger staff also helped to find 20 additional JCC professionals have told us in no uncertain terms that good
for their work. We trained them in time management, members, asking What do we do well? What needs
preferred vendors and JCC program partners in the supervision is at the top of their priority list. The JCC
communication, and customer service skills, but always improvement? How can we serve JCCs better?
sports and wellness area so JCCs could offer their Movement must develop and keep its best professionals if
with an emphasis on the specific needs of JCC work.
members the very best.  it intends to thrive, so improving the level of supervision
Twenty-one new professionals from twelve different JCCs
needs to be at the top of our priority list too.
signed up for this program.

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We realized that we’re very good at offering training and services with UJA-Federation of New York, which is
professional development opportunities, at counseling turning to us for our input and expertise.
JCC professionals throughout their careers, at providing
scholarship and tuition-assistance programs that We distributed JCC Association/Coca-Cola Days of
We intend to do everything we can
increase retention, and at the recruitment of potential
JCC professionals. We decided that we should increase
Sharing and Caring grants to seven resident and thirty-
two day camps in 2007, and they used the money to
to recruit, train, and nurture the next
our time spent on these activities for the benefit of the
JCC Movement. We will redesign and redirect www.
inspire their campers to help others. We brought over
four hundred shlichim (through the Jewish Agency for generation so that the JCC Movement
jccworks.com and plan for our popular and successful
Middle Management Training Program, Executive
Israel) to work at 115 camps, and those young Israelis
brought with them immeasurable benefits. We launched will continue to thrive.
Development Training Program, and local training regular conference calls with day camp professionals,
opportunities at JCCs. The JCC Movement, like many where they discussed staff recruitment, marketing,
other fields, will soon face a dramatic staff upheaval, as and the pros and cons of specialty camps. That newly
hundreds of baby-boom-generation professionals retire. energized sense of camaraderie spilled over into the
We intend to do everything we can to recruit, train, and day camp Listserv, and we succeeded in providing a
nurture the next generation so that the JCC Movement platform where JCC staff can communicate and learn
will continue to thrive. from each other.

Our consultants in camping, early childhood, and We help JCCs in other ways too, by giving them the
community services crossed the continent in 2007, tools they need to respond nimbly to markets and
providing evaluations and guidance to more than demographic changes. So JCCs will have current
three-quarters of all affiliated JCCs in different areas of information on trends, the Florence G. Heller-JCC
operation. Over twenty-five JCCs explored with JCC Association Research Center completed two major
Association consultants whether their early childhood research projects in 2007 on teens in JCCs and on
environments and curriculums expressed their Jewish effective lay leadership. Both surveys contained surprising
values. Our designated consultant worked with emerging and valuable information. Our information specialist,
communities in Colorado, South Carolina, California, working out of the Mandel Center for Excellence in
North Carolina, Washington, and Maryland, and shared Leadership and Management, responds to the field’s
our newly written Guide for Emerging Communities, a questions about a wide range of issues, from Shabbat
step-by-step resource for Jewish communities interested openings to membership plans to organizational charts.
in building JCCs. We reinvigorated our relationship Our marketing department instituted monthly webinars
with the YM-YWHAs and JCCs of the metropolitan that focused on the JCC Brand to help JCCs implement all
New York area in 2007, and assigned four consultants its aspects successfully and added to the growing online
to the 22 affiliated JCCs. That large group decided it toolkit of graphics available for their use. All the many
wanted to form a subcommittee to work on specific different services we offer directly to JCCs help them to
issues of concern, and one of our consultants staffed be the vibrant, successful agencies they want to be.
the subcommittee. We’re coordinating these consulting

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Continuing our tradition of deepening the Jewish
knowledge of our volunteer leaders as well as our staff,
JCC Association named Rabbi Brad Hirschfield to be our
scholar-in-residence for a two-year term in 2007. “There
really is no institution in American Jewish life that is better Rabbi,
positioned to capitalize (in every sense of the word) on the
moment in which we find ourselves,” said Hirschfield, “and unorthodox
I look forward to being a part of that process.”
We enjoy the benefits of the scholar- in-residence
program through the generosity of Leonard Rubin who United Jewish Communities, a member of VOAD,
passed away in 2007, a member of the JCC Association invited us to take part, along with Nechama, a Jewish
Board of Directors, and his wife Syril. Hirschfield has disaster response organization, and Jewish Healthcare
been preceded in the role by Rabbis Joseph Telushkin and International, a group that brings healthcare to
Reuven Kimmelman and historian Deborah Lipstadt. vulnerable communities in Israel and the former Soviet
Union. At the meetings, we talked about how we could
President of CLAL–The National Jewish Center for
collaborate to help communities that experience natural
Learning and Leadership, Hirschfield is known as a
and other disasters. UJC has taken the lead in this effort,
maverick thinker, a provocative speaker, and an incisive
and we are partnering with them to forward information
commentator on religion, society and pop culture.

that JCCs can share with their members.
Author of You Don’t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be
Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism (Harmony, Sept. Acting on the prophetic injunction to help our neighbors
2007), he conceived and is the editor of Remembering in distress, at the beginning of the year, we held our

Jewish for Life (CLAL, 2006), a new book on the challenge of

Holocaust memory in the 21st century, and is the
co-author of Embracing Life & Facing Death:
JCC Association Board of Directors meeting in New
Orleans—the scene of one of the worst natural disasters

to hit the United States—and used the opportunity
A Jewish Guide to Palliative Care (CLAL, to help clean out a YWCA daycare center destroyed
2003). An Orthodox rabbi, he received by Hurricane Katrina. Our board members rolled up
a master’s in Jewish studies and a their sleeves and hauled out rotting plasterboard and
Inspiring Jewish journeys is what the master’s in Jewish philosophy from ruined equipment so that a sister agency, the YWCA,
JCC Movement is all about, and we feel the Jewish Theological Seminary. could get back to business. Nechama volunteers were on
that impetus just as strongly as JCCs. hand as well in the first of what we hope will be other
During the past year, we worked
We want to enrich the Jewish lives of actively to be good citizens both
collaborative efforts to help those in need. We organized
our staff and lay leaders, and we try in the Jewish world and on our
a national blood drive too, which took place during
continuously to embody the highest Cheshvan, the month designated for Jewish social action.
planet Earth. In April 2007,
Jewish ideals. we participated in a special We also took a look at our own operations to see where
series of meetings, which were we could be more responsible environmentally. We made
JCC Association board members and JCC held in conjunction with the small changes, such as switching from Styrofoam to paper
executive directors help to clean up after national conference of Voluntary cups, that make an impact over a year, and moved to a
Hurricane Katrina. Organizations Active in Disaster.

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closely linked to the Jewish state, and we plan to be part of
2007 Revenue & Expenses
the birthday celebration, including a big bash at the 2008
JCCs of North America Biennial.
revenue (in thousands)
As part of our support for Israel, four of our staff 1. Affiliate Dues (3,872 | 35.9%)
participated in the eleventh Quadrennial Conference 2. National Federation/Agency Alliance
of the World Council of Jewish Communal Service, and Federation Support (1,800 | 16.7%)
held in Jerusalem, meeting with and presenting to 3. Annual Giving & Foundation Grants* (2,230 | 20.6%)
Jewish communal workers from all over the world. The 4. Corporate Sponsorship (425 | 3.9%)
5. Program Revenue (1,871 | 17.3%)
overarching theme was how to nurture the diversity and
6. Earnings From Investments (602 | 5.5%)
richness of Jewish communities everywhere.

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council reached out to the families

of Jewish military personnel during 2007, putting into
action the plan suggested in the task force report Effective
Service to Today’s Military. A new initiative piloted by
the JCCs of Chicago brought area rabbis to the Jewish
men and women and their families at the Great Lakes
Naval Training Base, giving them the chance to enjoy total unresricted
the spirituality of a Jewish Shabbat. On Hanukkah, JWB revenue: 10,800
1 2 3 4 5 6
worked with B’nai B’rith International to send B’nai B’rith
Buddy Bears to the children and young siblings of men *In addition to these grants, the agency has received restricted
printer that uses environmentally sound paper and inks grants in the amount of $946,498 to support programs that do
and women in the armed forces, showing them that we
whenever possible. We also began using Fair-Trade coffee
in our office, which we hope will help small coffee growers
We sent gift packages appreciate all they’ve given up by having their loved ones
not appear in the above operating budget.

of food and phone

away from home. As always, we sent gift packages of food
get a fair price and encourage them to practice responsible
and phone cards and ritual items to chaplains for every expenses (in thousands)
farming techniques, and we introduced a feature in our
monthly e-newsletter that promotes environmental cards and ritual holiday, so they could bring some Yiddishkeit and joy
to service men and women far away. We organized our
1. Program Enrichment Services (3,406 | 31.5%)
2. Community Consultation Services (2,346 | 21.7%)
items to chaplains
responsibility. In the Jewish tradition of respecting God’s
annual training conference for chaplains and lay leaders in 3. Professional Development (983 | 9.1%)
creation, we will continue to monitor our meetings,
San Diego, California for 50 participants from all branches 4. Marketing & Communications (950 | 8.8%)
programs, and events to see if there are other practices that
can help reduce our impact on the environment.
for every holiday, of the armed forces in November. In the face of a severe 5. Services to the Military (362 | 3.5%)
shortage of military chaplains of all faiths, we continued 6. Jewish Education Including Israel

Israel is celebrating her sixtieth birthday in 2008, and so they could bring our aggressive recruiting, and we were successful in
Operations (1,245 | 11.5%)
7. Support and Development (465 | 4.3%)
some Yiddishkeit
we began collecting materials and resources in 2007 registering more rabbis than we have in many years. The
8. Management & Finance (1,043 | 9.7%)
to help JCCs commemorate this inspiring event. On six chaplain candidates—four Conservative and two
JCC Resources, our intranet for JCC staff and boards, a
special section under adult services holds a wide variety
and joy to service Reform—are divided between the U.S. Army and Navy,
where there is a particular need for Jewish chaplains. total

men and women

of materials—exhibits, films, logos, photos, children’s expense:
Promoting Jewish values, heritage, and culture is
programming, artists—that JCCs can access when 10,800

planning their calendar year. The JCC Movement is far away. integral to who we are, and it continues to influence
everything we do.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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Donors Endowment Funds:
Beyond 2000
Endowment Funds:
Endowing Today for Tomorrow
JCC Association is grateful to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg The following individuals made a leadership commitment to JCC Association’s
JCC Association Endowment and Capital Funds Foundation of Baltimore, and proud to have partnered with it Endowment Fund to assure that the work of the JCC Movement continues in
in this successful campaign, which enhanced our endowment perpetuity. We give them our special thanks. These gifts were received prior
by a total of $5,100,000. We thank the following donors whose to the inception of the Beyond 2000 Endowment Campaign.
generosity in contributing $3,600,000 made it possible to meet the
Launched in the fall of 2005, the Meeting the Challenge:
Weinberg Foundation’s $1,500,000 challenge grant. Founders Patrons, cont’d.
SECURING JEWISH FUTURES campaign is making it possible
Joan and Jesse Feldman k”z Edwin A. Hochstadter
for JCC Association to achieve a tripartite goal: Visionary Patrons, cont’d. Florence G. Heller Memorial Fund Bea D. Katcher
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Barbara and Norman Seiden Florence G. Heller Trust Charles R. Katz
• Creating and endowing the new Merrin Center for Teen Services, to benefit both Jewish teens throughout
Foundation, Inc. Judith Shiekman k”z and Mary and Solomon Litt k”z Lynne and Charles Klatskin
North America and the teen professionals in JCCs who work with them;
Philip M. Shiekman Barbara and Morton L. Mandel Arthur Kokot
• Enhancing the JCC Association general endowment, to enable us to meet the rising costs of our current Founders Sharon and Edwin Toporek Samuel Morganroth Jacqueline Blatt and
initiatives, maintain the quality of our signature programs, and to respond flexibly to new JCC needs as they Edgar M. Bronfman Linda Cornell Weinstein and Geri and Lester Pollack Ronald L. Leibow
arise; and Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Sherwin Weinstein Esther Leah Ritz k”z Norma and Alfred W. Levy
Evelyn and Jerome B. Makowsky Barbara and Douglas Bloom Betty S. and Norton Melaver
• Meeting the capital expenses of our relocation to new offices, necessitated by the changing real estate Guardians
market in New York. Our new headquarters are providing a fiscally responsible, cost efficient, technologically Benefactors Barbara and Daniel Drench Susan Mintz and Donald R. Mintz k”z
Lili and Max M. Hahn
sophisticated home with room for growth in the years ahead. Jane Gellman Annette and Lionel Goldman Merle and L. Michael Orlove
Syde Hurdus
Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman Tillie Mazor Foundation/Judith Pesses-Sachs Family
We thank the donors whose commitment and generosity have helped us achieve two-thirds of our $12,000,000 Sam Sulsten
Arlene and Robert Kogod Lieberman Evelyn S. and Shaol L. Pozez
goal at the midpoint of this five–year campaign*: Lee and John M. Wolf, Sr.
Jacqueline Blatt and Judith and Mark Litt Anne S. Reich and Henry S. Reich k”z
Ronald L. Leibow Estate of Mary Litt Benefactors Barbara and Norman Seiden
The Merrin Center Management Team Offices Mezuzot Merle and L. Michael Orlove Children and Grandchildren Beatrice and Irving Edison Geraldyn and Henry Sicular
for Teen Services Irene and Philip M. Shiekman Debby and Hal Jacobs Geri and Lester Pollack of Jerome B. Makowsky, Henry Kaufmann Foundation Roseann and Alan Simberloff
Anne Heyman and Seth Merrin David Sterling Judith and Lester Lieberman Syril Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z 1998-2002 Chair, JCC Evelyn Goodstein and Linda and Jerome Spitzer
Fani Magnus Monson Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Association, in his honor Jacob Goodstein k”z
The Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs Staff Lounge Sponsors
and Michael A. Monson Paula L. Sidman and Edwin N. Lynn and Gerald Ostrow Irene and Edward H. Kaplan
Family Conference Center D’vora Tager and Robert Dietz Gerry and Charles Aaron k”z
Alan and Janet Mann Sidman k”z Patricia and Stephen R. Reiner Frances and Joseph Kruger k”z
Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs Dinerman Family
Professional Team Laura and Leonard Rubin Carol Brennglass Spinner Shirley and Allan Solomon Judith and Lester Lieberman
Barbara and Daniel Drench
The Irene and and Consulting Staff Offices Toby and Robert Rubin and Arthur C. Spinner Andrea and Alan P. Solow Minnie Nathanson k”z
Andrew L. Eisenberg
Edward H. Kaplan Lobby Michael Ostroff, The Ostroff Group Ronna and Michael Segal Lee and John M. Wolf, Sr. Estate of Henrietta Weil Janet and Irwin Jay Robinson
Linda and Robert Fischer
Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Amy and Andrew J. Shaevel Arlene and Leonard Rochwarger k”z
Friends Annette and Lionel Goldman
Charlene and Jack G. Shaffer Builders Joanna and Daniel Rose
Wendy and Warren Blumenthal Alvin Gray
The Barbara and Morton Mandel Guest and Visiting Estate of Matilda Blendes Charlene and Jack G. Shaffer
Deferred Gifts Eleanor and Edward Epstein Dolores and Solomon Greenfield
Executive Suite Personnel Suite Bonnie and Allan Finkelstein Judith Shiekman k”z and
Stephen Fitzsimmons Laura Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z Anise and David A. Kaplan
Barbara and Morton Mandel Virginia A. and Frank Maas Betty S. and Norton Melaver Philip M. Shiekman
Charlene and Jack G. Shaffer Janet Kaplan and Leonard Kaplan k”z
*As of January 25, 2008 Anne S. Reich and Henry and Anne Jeanne and Milton Zorensky
Program Services Suite Entryway Mezuzah Randi and Ian Sherman Clara and Martin L. Larner
Joan and Irwin Jacobs Barbara & Edwin Goldberg Peggy and Philip Wasserstrom Builders Lynn and Gerald Ostrow
For information about Family Foundation, Inc.
Jean Adler and Robert L. Adler k”z Marvin J. Pertzik
Conference Rooms and Work Stations contributing to the Meeting the Cheryl Fishbein and Philip Schatten
Visionary: $1,500,000 Hyman J. Cohen Harriet L. and William Rosenthal
Department Suites Mandell L. Berman Challenge: SECURING JEWISH Linda and Jerome Spitzer
Founders: $250,000 and above Bonnie and Allan Finkelstein Anita and Arthur Rotman
Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Deena and Jerome A. Kaplan FUTURES Campaign, or to learn Roberta and Allan Weissglass
Benefactors: $100,000 and above Leo and George P. Frenkel Eugenia and Irving Ruderman
Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman I. E. Millstone about naming opportunities in Patrons Builders: $50,000 and above Yetra Goldberg and Milton A. Shorr
Evelyn and Jerome B. Makowsky Barbara and J. Victor Samuels the new JCC Association Anise and Ronald Belz Patrons: $25,000 and above Israel Goldberg k”z David Sterling
Geri and Lester Pollack Irene and Philip M. Shiekman continental headquarters, please Ruth White Brodsky and Sponsors: $10,000 and above Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman Muriel and Myron Strober
Andrea and Alan P. Solow contact Fani Magnus Monson, Joanne and Donald Brodsky Friends: $5,000 and above Judith and Mark D. Litt Sharon and Edwin Toporek
President’s Office and Vice-President of Development, Peggy and Philip Wasserstrom
Marvin Gelfand Evelyn and Jerome B. Makowsky
President’s Office Senior Staff Office Mezuzot by email at FaniMM@jcca.org H. S. Weil Estate
Barbara and Edwin Goldberg Joan and Martin E. Messinger
Betty and Norton Melaver Dana Egert or by telephone (212) 786-5135. Linda Cornell Weinstein and
Virginia A. and Francis Maas Syril Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z
Shirley and Allen Solomon Sherwin Weinstein
Senior Staff Offices Phyllis and Philip Margolius Muriel Russell
Roberta and Allan Weissglass Roberta and Allan Weissglass
Bonnie and Allan Finkelstein Marvin J. Pertzik Helen Zimman and
Sharon and Stephen Seiden Aliki and Peter Rzepka Harold O. Zimman k”z
Founders: $250,000 and above
Sharon and David Wax Barbara and J. Victor Samuels Guardians: $150,000 and above
Above, top to bottom: Patrons
Ella Berman and Gerrard Berman k”z Builders: $50,000 and above
Andrea & Alan P. Solow,
Elayne and Julian Bernat Patrons: $25,000 and above
Betty S. & Norton Melaver and Sponsors: $10,000 and above
24 JCC Association of North America Shirley and Roy Durst
family, David Sterling, and
Allan Weissglass
Donors Annual Support
New Initiatives Fund
JCC Association expresses
Jack Kay
Lawrence Kirstein k”z
JCC Association also thanks the
following for their support of
Jeffrey and Linda Solomon
Foundation, in honor of
Endowment-Funded Program Support its gratitude to the visionary Thelma and Melvin Lenkin and programs within the Mandel Center Lenny Silberman
supporters of the New Initiatives Edward Lenkin for Jewish Education: Andrea and Alan P. Solow
Fund, spearheaded by Past Chair The Levitt Foundation Linda and Jerome Spitzer
Merrin Center for Teen Services Lenny Rubin Endowed Scholarships The AVI CHAI Foundation:
Edward H. Kaplan. Through their Bernard L. Madoff
JCC Association is grateful to Anne Israel Education Fund, cont’d. JCC Association scholarships enable students who plan to make careers Lekhu Lakhem: Jewish and Silver Plus Club
generosity, the New Initiatives Marshall B. Coyne Foundation, Inc.
Heyman and Seth Merrin for their in the JCC Movement to pursue their education at the master’s level. We Educational Journeys for JCC Camp Fern and James Badzin
We thank the following generous Fund is enabling JCC Association Melrod Family Charitable
annual grant which created and are grateful to the donors of these scholarship funds: Directors, a senior fellows program; Anise and Ronald Belz
donors for their leadership gifts: to serve local JCCs with innovative Foundation, Inc.
sustains the Merrin Center for and Hemshekh: an alumni program Lisa F. and Ron Brill
Robert L. Adler Memorial Scholarship Fund new programs, provide new Alan and Amy Meltzer Family Fund
Teen Services, which is dedicated Irene and Edward H. Kaplan for cohort I of Lekhu Lakhem Bonnie and Allan Finkelstein
Alumni Scholarship Fund and necessary professional Howard and Geraldine Polinger
to enhancing the work of teen Anne Heyman and Seth Merrin Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman
Ella and Gerrard Berman Scholarship Fund development opportunities, and Family Foundation George S. Blumenthal:
professionals and providing Kate Obstgarten Private Foundation Jacqueline Blatt and Ronald L.
Elayne and Julian Bernat Scholarship Fund develop creative programs to Abe Pollin TAG: Jewish Values Through
programming for the youth Laura Rubin Leibow
Harold Dinerman Memorial Scholarship Fund directly benefit JCCs in such areas Anne S. Reich Camping®: Touching Torah
they serve. Sandra and Marvin Rubin Judith and Lester Lieberman
Shirley and Royal H. Durst Scholarship Fund as technology, fundraising and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Goodman Family Foundation:
Michelle and Russell Silberglied Judith and Mark D. Litt
Support of JCC Association Joan and Jesse Feldman Scholarship Fund strategic planning. This multi- Family Foundation The Goodman Family Institute:
Lenny Silberman Virginia A. and Francis Maas
Israel Office Frances and Samuel Finkelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund million dollar fund is allowing JCC Rhoda and Charles Steiner Yisrael Sheli (My Israel) Evelyn and Jerome B. Makowsky
Judith and Mark D. Litt In addition, we thank the hundreds Frenkel Memorial Scholarship Fund Association to provide for the Daniel Solomon Woodbury Fund Betty S. and Norton Melaver
of people of the JCC Movement Israel Goldberg Memorial Scholarship Fund ever-changing and growing needs Andrew Tisch Annual Fund 2007
Jewish Education Programming Barbara and Martin Rosen
— lay and professional — who Goodstein-Kleitman Memorial Scholarship Fund of Jewish Community Centers with JCC Association gratefully
Geri and Lester Pollack Mandel Center for Excellence in Irene and Phil M. Shiekman
contributed to the fund to honor Edwin Hochstader Scholarship Fund creative new models and cutting- acknowledges the following
Leadership and Management Sherry and Doron Steger
Lenny Rubin’s memory. Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Scholarship Fund edge technologies. donors who have made generous
JCC Association Scholars Fund JCC Association is grateful to the David and Sharon Wax
Philip R. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship Fund contributions to the 2007 annual
Syril Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z Gary Berman Mandel Foundation for its annual Roberta and Allan Weissglass
Esther Leah Ritz Bea D. Katcher Scholarship Fund support program:
Mandell Berman renewable grant, which created Foundation
Lenny Rubin Next Generation Charles R. Katz Memorial Scholarship Fund
Joshua Bernstein and sustains the Mandel Center Leadership Circle Kelly and Michael Wolfe
Israel Education Fund Memorial Fund Mary and Solomon Litt Scholarship Fund
To honor the memory of Esther The Diane and Norman Bernstein for Excellence in Leadership and Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs Bronze Plus
The Lenny Rubin Israel Education Minnie and Louis Nathanson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Leah Ritz, former continental Foundation Management. Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Susan and Arnold Beiles
Fund, established in his honor Pesses-Sachs Scholarship Fund
chair and founder of the JCC Charles E. Smith Family Foundation Platinum Plus Club Tanya and Stephen Bodzin
upon his retirement, will support Evelyn S. and Shaol L. Pozez Scholarship Fund JCC Association thanks Irene and
Association Endowment Fund, we Paul Silberberg and Mark Solomon Edith Everett Joanne F. and Donald W. Brodsky
continuing Israel education for Henry S. and Anne S. Reich Scholarship Fund Edward H. Kaplan for their support
established the Esther Leah Ritz CMS Endowment Foundation Joan and Martin E. Messinger Ruth Brodsky
JCC Association staff. Lenny Joanna S. and Daniel Rose Scholarship Fund of a program within the Mandel
Next Generation Memorial Fund. Marcella and Neil Cohen and Geri and Lester Pollack Nancy I. and Peter Brown
believed that those who serve the Syril and Leonard Rubin Scholarship Fund Center for Excellence in Leadership
Proceeds of this endowment Ryna and Melvin Cohen Marcella E. and Neil Cohen
Jewish community must know and Michael-Ann Russell Memorial Scholarship Fund and Management dedicated to Gold Plus Club
underwrite the cost of the Next Samuel R. Dweck Foundation, Inc. D’vora Tager and Robert Dietz
feel a passion for Israel, so they Fedgie and Hy Schultz Memorial Scholarship Fund helping new and emerging Jewish Ben and Esther Rosenbloom
Generation program, which Lois and Richard England Lori and Stephen Dorsky
can, in turn, share that intensity Geraldyn and Henry Sicular Scholarship Fund communities to create Jewish Foundation
supports the development of lay Diana and Michael David Epstein Dale T. and Edward Filhaber
and enthusiasm with others. Diana S. Simberloff Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Centers. Joanna and Daniel Rose
leadership for Jewish Community Sylvia S. Ely Foundation, Inc. Ruth and Michael Fletcher
Throughout his career he urged Avraham Soltes Memorial Scholarship Fund Lois Rosenthal
Centers. Joan Lee Gindes Mandel Center Freddi and Marvin Gelfand
Jewish Community Centers to Sam Sulstan Memorial Scholarship Fund Barbara and J. Victor Samuels
Robert Goldberg for Jewish Education Jane Gellman
sponsor missions to Israel and send We are grateful to the donors to Olga F. and Oliver B. Winkler Scholarship Fund Cheryl Fishbein and Philip Schatten
Charles H. Goodman JCC Association is grateful to the Barbara and Edwin Goldberg
staff to study and visit Israel. He this endowment fund: Helen and Harold O. Zimman Scholarship Fund Sharon and Stephen Seiden
Arie and Ida Crown Memorial Mandel Foundation for its annual Mary Anna and Michael D. Kaplan
was the driving force behind JCC Paula L. Sidman
Brenda and Sandy Guritzky renewable grant, which created Carole and Morton H. Katz
Association’s Israel teen travel Judith and Joseph D. Hurwitz Shirley and Allen Solomon
Barbara and Allan Hurwitz and sustains the Mandel Center for Janet and Alan Mann
program, JCC Maccabi Israel. We Irene and Edward H. Kaplan
Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Jewish Education. Barbara and Sidney Miller
can think of no more fitting tribute Ann P. and Stephen M. Kaufman
to his ideals. Carol and Leonard Lewensohn
Philanthropic Fund
We thank the Henrietta Rosen Barbara and Morton L. Mandel JCC Association is ranked as a 4-Star Charity The National Federation/Agency Alliance is a partnership that provides a significant amount of funding
Estate, Lewis Stolzenberg, Trustee, Evelyn and Jerome B. Makowsky to nine national agencies including $1,744,317 to JCC Association of North America in FY 2007/2008.
for establishing this fund. We are proud that Charity Navigator awarded JCC Association
Melanie Katzman and its 4-star rating for the third consecutive year. This coveted This year the Alliance additionally awarded $100,000 in funding specifically to support GesherCity, JCC
Russell Makowsky designation compares the ratio of donated dollars that go Association’s signature outreach and networking program to engage the next generation. The national agencies that make up the Alliance engage
Geri and Lester Pollack directly to support the work of the agency vs. dollars spent on in critical work to build capacity and support the work of the federations and their local affiliates. They also help advance the federation system’s
Laura Rubin and Leonard Rubin k”z fundraising, and other markers of sound fiscal management. Only goals on a national and international stage. While mindful of its role in evaluating and monitoring the national agencies, the Alliance works to
9% of charities rated have received three consecutive 4-star promote deeper relationships and create synergy between the national agencies and the federations.
evaluations, indicating that JCC Association operates in the most
fiscally responsible way possible, and is a worthy recipient of
donated funds.
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Scholarship Programs Park Avenue Synagogue, NY Corporate Sponsors JCC Circle:
We gratefully acknowledge the Philip Schechter We gratefully acknowledge the We thank the following donors,
generous supporters of the JCC Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish following companies who provided whose contributions support the
Association Scholarship Program, Women’s Organization support to JCC Association publication of JCC Circle Magazine:
Annual Fund 2007 Jane and John C. Colman Richard David Levin Howard Wasserman which enables students who plan to Aliki and Peter Rzepka continental programs:
Bronze Plus, cont’d. Ann F. and Robert Eisen Jeanmarie and Gary S. Lipman Charlene and Steven Wendell make careers in the JCC Movement William Seligman Association of Jewish Chaplains
Janet S. and Doron Elam Saul H. Magram Gwynne Wicks to pursue their education on the Sisterhood of Temple Israel Days of Caring and Sharing in day of the US
Fani Magnus Monson and and resident camps: The Coca-Cola Company®
Eleanor and Edward Epstein Phyllis and Philip Margolius Anita and Earl Winestock master’s degree level. Sunkist Chapter 1317
Michael A. Monson The Coca-Cola Company® Kades Financial, Inc.
Arlene Fickler Nancy and Douglas “Woody” Ostrow Jerry Wische Temple Beth Torah, NY
Marvin J. Pertzik Elizabeth Schiro and Landscape Structure
Robin Frederick and Michael Gold Phillip C. Pepper Temple Israel, NC JCC Maccabi Games®:
Rose Robinson Stephen L. Bayer Lionel Goldman
Joseph Harris Maurice D. Plough Jr. Leadership Circle: New York Metropolitan Region- The Coca-Cola Company®
Linda and Barry Russin Ed Lee and Jean Campe Foundation Schlesinger Newman & Goldman
Maxine and Jay Freilich Garth Potts $25,000 and above United Synagogue of CIBC World Markets Miracle Day
Noreen Gordon Sablotsky The Sam and Louise Campe Sterling & Sterling, Inc.
Ellen B. Gaber Amy and David Posner Platinum Plus: $18,000 - $24,999 Conservative Judaism
Debra and Gerald K. Schwartz Foundation
Alan Goldberg Patricia and Stephen R. Reiner Gold Plus: $10,000 - $17,999 United Way of New York City JCC Maccabi Experience —
Ronna and Michael Segal Crown Family Foundation
Joyce and Neil Goldstein Fred F. Richman Silver Plus: $5,000 - $9,999 Robert Waldman Games and ArtsFest:
Susan Stearns Shirley and William L. Grossman
Barbara and Louis Gross Sidney and Lois Robbins Bronze Plus: $2,500 - $4,999 Women’s League for Just Born, Inc.
Linda Cornell Weinstein and Israel Goldberg Memorial
Deena and Jerome A. Kaplan Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Super VIP Associate: $1,800 - $2,499 Conservative Judaism Thou Shall Snack
Sherwin Weinstein Scholarship Fund
Lori and Ron Kasner Louis M. “Buddy” Sapolsky VIP Associate: $1,000 - $1,799 Etan Zellner
Lee and John M. Wolf, Sr. Louis and Anita Perlman Family JCCs of North America
Laurie F. and Paul Lieberman Elizabeth and Edward Schreiber Executive Associate: $500 - $999
Super VIP Associate David M. Max Marilyn and B. Lee Skilken Foundation Military Chaplaincy Rabbinical Professional Conference:
Anonymous I. E. Millstone Sharon and Edwin Toporek Barbara and J. Victor Samuels School Scholarship Sterling and Sterling, Inc.
Marjorie and Morley Blankstein Lynn and Gerald Ostrow Jennifer Singer JCC Association thanks Rabbi Philip cMarket
Barbara and Daniel Drench Irwin Jay Robinson Silverstein for establishing the The Coca-Cola Company®
JWB Jewish Chaplains Council first Military Chaplaincy Rabbinical Life Fitness
Dana Egert Leonard M. Robinson
Rita and Lawrence Gotfried Francine and Steven Rod
Program and Project Support JCC Association gratefully School Scholarship, in memory of Staples
acknowledges the individuals and his beloved wife, Adina Silverstein. Sheletron, Ltd.
Dr. Arnold P. and Sandra Gold Lawrence I. and Nancy Rosenberg JCC Association gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations supporting the work Silver Sneakers
Roslyn and Ricky Haikin Harriet L. and William Rosenthal foundations who have made generous contributions in 2007, making these of JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Florence G. Heller-JCC
Sharon and Barry S. Kantrowitz Daniel Rubin programs and projects possible: with contributions of $500 or more: Association Research Center
Leslie and Ronald Katz Jane Tzinberg Rubin and We thank the following donors
Alvin and Marilyn Mars Kenneth Rubin Early Childhood Initiative: Harry and Bessye Rosenberg We thank B’nai B’rith International whose generous contributions Preferred Vendors
Tammy and Scott Menaker Marcia and Martin J. Satinsky An Ethical Start® Charitable Trust for its extraordinary financial support the Florence G. Heller–
Michael Ostroff Charlene and Jack G. Shaffer The Lisa and Ron Brill Ronna and Michael Segal support that helped provide Solo The following companies provide preferential continental account status
JCC Association Research Center’s
Laurie and Haran C. Rashes Leonard Silberman Charitable Trust Sherry and Doron Steger Seder Kits to Jewish military to affiliated JCCs and/or financial support of services to JCC Association
practice-oriented research for
Enid and David Rosenberg Johanna and Arnie Sohinki The Marcus Foundation personnel and their collaborative programs:
Jewish Community Centers
Arthur Rotman k”z and Jeanne and Jordan Tobin San Francisco Jewish Community Support of JCC Maccabi Games® efforts that led to the creation and YM-YWHAs: Alloy Media + Marketing Medical Graphics Corporation
Anita Rotman Lori and Lary Weintraub Endowment Fund William D. Abramson of the B’nai Brith Buddy Bear/
Toby and Robert Rubin Hanukkah Hug program in support Steven M. Cohen Accrisoft Corporation MLS Camps and Sporting Essentials
Enid and Barrie M. Weiser Righteous Persons Foundation
Wendy and Steven Rubin Support of JCC Association/NFL of children of Jewish military Edward Gabovitch Adolph Kiefer & Associates Mondo
Nannette and Michael Wien
Barbara and Norman Seiden Young Adult Initiative: Youth Partnership personnel. Sandra Gold American Council on Exercise The Nautilus Group
Amy and Andrew Shaevel Executive Associate GesherCity National Football League Youth Chase Paymentech Solutions LLC Network Services Company
Sally Gottesman
Cheryl and Mark Sherman Robin and Bob Ballin The National Federation/ Football Fund Ari Berenson cMarket The Ostroff Group, Inc.
Marvin Israelow
Randi and Ian Sherman Renee and Gary Bomzer Agency Alliance National Football League Players Kenneth J. Bloom Clubcom, Inc Power Plate North America, Inc.
Judith Kaplan
Carol Brennglass Spinner and Hal Bordy Association Neal Cohen Club Resource Group Power System, Inc.
Michael D. Kaplan
Steven M. Cohen Youth Programming: B’nai Israel Congregation, MD CSI Software Precor
Arthur C. Spinner Ferne Katleman
Elena and Joel Dinkin Support of GoGirlGo! Project Congregation Beth Israel, MA Cybex Retention Management
David Sterling Support of Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Judith Lieberman
Mrs. Arthur Edelstein The Hadassah Foundation Congregation Beth Yam, SC Expresso Fitness Sport Resource Group, Inc.
Muriel and Myron Strober Program Initiative Mark D. Litt
Ruth Pinkenson Feldman and Women’s Sports Foundation Congregation Knesset Israel, MA FreeMotion Fitness Sportwall International, Inc.
Henry Taub National Basketball Association Bernard Marcus
Ellen and Robert H. Temkin Gary Feldman Congregation Or Zarua, NY Landscape Structures Staples
Women’s National Basketball Support of JCC Association Samuel Norich
Mary Rita and Norman Weissman Judith Corn and David Fried Covenant B’nai B’rith, Unit 2215 Les Mills West Coast, Inc. Star Trac
Association Youth Sports Programs Barbara Rosen
Florence and Barry Friedberg Federation of Jewish WOS of MD Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies STOTT Pilates
VIP Associate Major League Baseball Toby Rubin
Stephanie Owitz Greenberg Support of JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® Gavlin Family Foundation Macrolease Take It Off
Elizabeth Schiro and Rookie League Stephen Seiden
Gretchen and Gordon Gross Feldman Family Ruth Herman
Stephen L. Bayer National Hockey League – Andrew J. Shaevel
Tina Guberman Supporting Foundation, Inc. Jewish War Veterans, IL
Julian Bernat NHL Street Paula L. Sidman
Deborah and Michael Hopkins Lawrence E. Glick Lee Kissel
Joshua Bernstein Shirley Solomon
David Jacobs Shirley and Milton Gralla Martin S. Lasky
Harriet and George Blank Carol Brennglass Spinner
Richard Juran Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Judi Gould Lemeshev
Barbara and Douglas Bloom Sherry and John Kulman The New Kalman Sunshine Fund

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Staff & Services Rabbi Brad Hoffman Dan Hertzberg Patricia Cipora Harte Adam Courtney
Deputy Director, Graphic Designer Vice-President, Program Services Director, Young Adult Initiative
Please note that if you are in our Gladys Goldman financial reports, and information Ziva Davidovich JWB Jewish Chaplains Council 212.786-5087 | dhertzberg@jcca.org 212.786.5130 | pcharte@jcca.org 212.786.6108 | acourtney@jcca.org
telephone system through the main Executive Assistant technology. Assists JCCs in developing Director of Annual Funds 212.786.5171 | bhoffman@jcca.org
switchboard (212) 532-4958, you can 212.786.5088 | ggoldman@jcca.org data-processing plans and in 212.786.5099 | zivad@jcca.org Alina Cherny Steve Becker Dr. Ruth Pinkenson Feldman
contact additional staff members via conducting financial reviews. Maintains Gail Mamatos Marketing Administrator Interim Director, JCC Maccabi Games Director, Early Childhood Education
their extensions (last four digits of their Ann Eisen** JCCs Online, the computer network Elaine Vasquez Sr. Executive Secretary, 212.786.5096 | alina@jcca.org and Director, Health and 212.786.5098 | ruthpf@jcca.org
number below). Staff members can also Vice-President, Community Services; linking the JCC Movement. Administrative Assistant JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Wellness Services
Consultant on Leadership Development 212.786.5136 | evasquez@jcca.org 212.786.5120 | gail@jcca.org Professional Development 212.786.5105 | steveb@jcca.org Miriam Healy
be reached directly at their telephone
504. 866.5090 | anneisen@jcca.org Bob Dietz recruits, refers for placement, counsels, Projects Coordinator,
numbers listed below.
Sr. Vice-President, JCC Association’s Mandel Center and trains professionals across the Michele Korntreger Early Childhood Education
Janet S. Elam*
Administration Vice-President, Community Services;
Finance and Administration Israel Office for Jewish Education continent. Extends scholarships to Assistant Director, JCC Maccabi Games 212.786.5106 | MHealy@jcca.org
212.786.5134 | dietz@jcca.org represents the interests of North qualified college graduates interested 212.786.5116 | michelekc@jcca.org
Consultant on Emerging Communities has as its mission to infuse the people, Lisa Litman
Allan Finkelstein American JCCs and provides services in JCC careers and offers training
512-241-1118 | janetelam@jcca.org Rita Niyazova experiences and programs of the JCCs Jason Kromirs An Ethical Start® Coordinator
President for them in Israel. It also implements seminars as well as study seminars
Controller of North America with Jewish content, Host Community Coordinator, 610-668-1656 | Lisa@jcca.org
212.786.5082 | jccal@jcca.org David E. Posner Israel-based Jewish educational in Israel.
212.786.5132 | Rita_Niyazova@jcca.org learning, and values, and thereby to JCC Maccabi Games
Yael Lubofsky Vice-President, Community Services programs including training seminars enhance and elevate every Jewish Rachel Klechevsky
Steven Rod 212.786.5102 | jason@jcca.org
Coordinator of Board Relations 212.786.5125 | DPosner@jcca.org Irina Khomina for JCC professional staff and lay person who is part of a JCC community. Early Childhood Program Associate
leaders, JCC Maccabi Israel® experience Vice-President, Ran Butbul 212.786.5127 | rklechevsky@jcca.org
212.786.5084 | yael_lubofsky@jcca.org Manager, Human Resources
Alan Goldberg programs for teens, Taglit-birthright Rabbi Alvin Mars Professional Development Shaliach, JCC Maccabi Games
212.786.5131 | irina_khomina@jcca.org
Vice President, Mandel Center israel for young adults, partnership Director, 212.786.5085 | steverod@jcca.org
Community Services for Excellence in Leadership and Irina Abromov
212.786.5139 ranb@jcca.org
consults with all communities to initiatives between JCCs and community Mandel Center for Jewish Education JoyAnn Brand
enhance the functioning of JCC
Management and Community Services Accounting Assistant centers in Israel, and creates 212.786.5110 | alvin@jcca.org Associate Director of Professional
Alon Lavi JCC Association
212.786.5122 | gold@jcca.org 212.786.5133 specialized Israel trips for Shaliach, JCC Maccabi Games
boards, executives, and staff. Provides
JCC members.
Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein Development Services and JCC Maccabi Israel Regional Offices:
JCCs with ongoing training in areas Bob Kimsal Andy Zhang Assistant Director, 212.786.5114 | joy@jcca.org 212.786.5152 | lavi@jcca.org
such as lay leadership development, Director of Benchmarking Manager of Information Technology Leah Garber*** Mandel Center for Jewish Education * Southwestern
staff development, programming, Lonny Friedman Adinah East
for JCC Association 212.786.5103 | andyz@jcca.org Director, Israel Office 212.786.5123 | jennifer@jcca.org Services Office
finances, etc. Helps JCCs improve Coordinator of Recruitment Community Engagement Coordinator,
212.786.5141 - bkimsal@jcca.org 011-972-2-625-1265 | lgarber@jcca.org P.O. Box 30372
their services by conducting research, Paul Niedbala Lana Ifraimova and Scholarship Programs JCC Maccabi Experience/Birthright
Melissa Shipenberg Information Technology Associate 212.786.5111 | lfriedman@jcca.org Austin, Texas 78755
gathering statistical data, and strategic Sara Sless*** Program Associate 212.786.5091 | E-mail Easta@jcca.org
Consultant on Marketing and 212.786.5094 | Paul_niedbala@jcca.org tel: (512)241-1118
planning studies, developing annual Program Director, Israel Office Mandel Center for Jewish Education Tory Holland
Membership, Mandel Center Janine Acevedo janetelam@jcca.org
work plans, and providing seminars Franklin James 011-972-2-625-1265 | ssless@jcca.org 212.786.5145 | LIfraimova@jcca.org Administrative Assistant
for management and lay leaders. for Excellence in Leadership Sr. Secretary, JCC Maccabi Israel ** Southeastern
Production Supervisor and Conference Registrar
Community Services sends a bi-weekly and Management
212.786.5118 | fuj@jcca.org
Avigail Barkai*** Marketing and Communications 212.786.5086 | Tory@jcca.org
212.786.5090 | Janine_Acevedo@jcca.org
Services Office
electronic communication packet to 212.786.5153 or 212.537.6316 Secretary, Israel Office maintains consistent brand image
011-972-2-625-1265 | Israel@jcca.org Arlene Sorkin 8200 Hampson Street, Suite 200
MShipenberg@jcca.org Donald Credle for the JCC Movement and provides
Executive Directors and Presidents Program Services Director, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest New Orleans, LA 70118
to share resources, information, and Production Assistant strategic marketing consultation and provides JCCs and camps with program
Kay Mitchell JWB Jewish Chaplains Council 212.786.5089 | arlene@jcca.org tel: (504)866-5090
trends. Research & statistical data 212.786.5113 | dcredle@jcca.org training to JCCs to increase their assessment and resources to help
Manager of Information Resources is a US Government-accredited agency fax: (504)866-8164
provided by Florence G. Heller-JCC effectiveness in image building, them maintain creative, innovative Adrienne Krone
212-786-5109 | kmitchell@jcca.org D’wayne Haywood to serve the religious, educational, anneisen@jcca.org
Association Research Center. advertising, communications , public programming in arts and culture, Host Community Coordinator,
Shipping and Receiving and morale needs of Jewish personnel
Danielle Karoly relations, and branding, as well as early childhood education, adults, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest *** Israel Office
Mandel Center for Excellence 212.786.5107 in the armed forces, their families, accommodating the in-house needs of 212.786.5140 | akrone@jcca.org
Program Associate teens, individuals with special needs, Solomon and Mary Litt Building
D’wayne_Haywood@jcca.org and patients in VA hospitals. Its JCC Association.
in Leadership and Management 212.786.5129 | danielle@jcca.org fitness, recreation, and camping. It 12 Moshe Hess Street
Council Advisory Group consists of Charlene Wendell
in Jewish Community Centers Prof. Steven M. Cohen Jamella Hall Conservative, Orthodox, and Reform Robin Ballin also coordinates the JCC Maccabi Consultant on Camping & Youth Services Jerusalem, 94185, Israel
will transform the field by allowing Director, Florence G. Heller-JCC Receptionist rabbis and active-duty Jewish chaplains, Sr. Vice-President, Experience, which includes JCC Maccabi 212.786.5126 | cwendell@jcca.org tel: 011-972-2-625-1265
JCCs to assess their management Association Research Center 212.532.4949 | Jamella_Hall@jcca.org a cooperative and successful venture in Marketing and Communications Games®, JCC Maccabi Israel®, and fax: 011-972-2-624-7767
effectiveness and leadership needs, be Jewish pluralism. 212.786.5112 | robin@jcca.org JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®. Merrin Center Nadine Kedrus israel@jcca.org
more responsive to difficulties as they Financial Resource for Teen Services creates programs Administrative Assistant,
arise, and develop a practical approach Lauren Blitzer Development Rabbi Harold Robinson Peter Shevenell and resources for teens and the Sports & Wellness and Camping
towards continuous self-improvement Assistant Director, Florence G. Heller- is responsible for the agency’s Director, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council; Creative Director professionals working with them to 212.786.5095 | nkedrus@jcca.org
over time. MCELM will help JCCs meet JCC Association Research Center fundraising efforts, including annual Director, Armed Forces and 212.786.5101 | peter@jcca.org help JCCs inspire the next generation to We were deeply saddened to lose
Jason Silberfein
the challenges of the future with 212.786.5121 | LBlitzer@jcca.org support and designated giving, Veterans Services
Miriam Rinn
embark on its Jewish journey. two great figures in 2007, Arthur
212.786.5119 | hrobinson@jcca.org JCC Association-NFL Youth Football
confidence and proficiency. Lea Graham Reener
JCC Associates, foundation grants, Communications Manager Partnership Program Director Rotman, president emeritus of JCC
Arnie Sohinki
corporate sponsorship and preferred 212.786.5092 | miriam@jcca.org Association, and Leonard Rubin,
Alan Mann Southern Office Staff** Rabbi Barry Baron Sr. Vice-President, Program Services and 212.786.5081 | silberfeinj@jcca.org
vendor programs, special events and executive vice-president, program
Executive Vice-President, lreener@jcca.org Deputy Director, Director, Merrin Center for Teen Services
endowment funding. Jeremy Rosenstein Kortes Anthony Slayen
JCC and Community Services; JWB Jewish Chaplains Council 212.786.5097 | asohinki@jcca.org services. They devoted themselves
Finance and Sr. Graphic Designer Health and Fitness Consultant
Director, Mandel Center for Excellence Fani Magnus Monson 212.786.5137 | bbaron@jcca.org to the Jewish people and Israel, as
212.786.5143 | jeremy@jcca.org Julie Rubin 212-786-5128 | anthonys@jcca.org
in Leadership and Management Administration Services Vice-President of Development well as the JCC Movement, and their
Administrative Assistant,
212.786.5138 | amann@jcca.org oversees management of financial 212.786.5135 | Fanimm@jcca.org lives are an inspiration to us all.
Program Services
and human resources record keeping,
212.786.5125 | jrubin@jcca.org

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2006-2008 Officers The JCC Movement
Chair Secretary Treasurer President Inspiring Jewish Journeys... from coast to coast.
Alan P. Solow, Chicago, IL Noreen Gordon Sablotsky, Miami, FL Edwin Goldberg, Louisville, KY Allan B. Finkelstein

Vice-chairs Associate Secretaries Associate Treasurers Honorary Chairs

Akron Detroit Montreal Santa Barbara
Lisa Brill, Atlanta, GA Michael Segal, Miami, FL Stephen Dorsky, Birmingham, AL Edward H. Kaplan, Washington, DC Albany Dunwoody Mount Vernon Santa Rosa
Donald Brodsky, Houston, TX Shirley Solomon, Boca Raton, FL Andrew Shaevel, Buffalo, NY Anne P. Kaufman, Houston, TX Albuquerque Durham Nashville Sarasota
Cheryl Fishbein, New York, NY Michael Wolfe, Salt Lake City, UT Doron Steger, Bridgewater, NJ Jerome B. Makowsky, Memphis, TN Allentown East Hills New Haven Savannah
Gary Jacobs, San Diego, CA Morton L. Mandel, Cleveland, OH Altoona Edmonton Newark Scarsdale
Ronald L. Leibow, Los Angeles, CA Lester Pollack, New York, NY Ann Arbor Fairfax New City Schenectady
Stephen R. Reiner, New York, NY Daniel Rose, New York, NY Asheville Fairfield New Orleans Scotch Plains
Toby Rubin, San Francisco, CA Atlanta Flossmoor Newburgh Scottsdale
Stephen Seiden, Livingston, NJ
Augusta Forest Hills Newton Centre Scranton
Ian Sherman, Ottawa, ON
Austin Ft. Meyers Norfolk Seattle
Baltimore Foster City Northbrook Sherman Oaks

2006-2008 Board of Directors Bayside

Ft. Lauderdale
North Miami Beach
Oak Park
James Badzin, Leawood, KS Barry Kantrowitz, Rockland Cty, NY Howard Rosenbloom, Howard Wasserman, Brooklyn, NY
Binghamton Harrisburg Oklahoma City Stamford
Stephen L. Bayer, W. Hartford, CT Edward H. Kaplan, Washington, DC Lutherville, MD David Wax, San Diego, CA Birmingham Hartford Omaha Staten Island
Arnold Beiles, Staten Island, NY Michael D. Kaplan, Memphis, TN Lois Rosenthal, Scarborough, NY Linda Cornell Weinstein, Bloomfield Hills Highland Park Orlando Stoughton
Ronald A. Belz, Memphis, TN Ron Kasner, North Brunswick, NJ Daniel Rubin, Tenafly, NJ Rochester, NY Boca Raton Hollywood, FL Ottawa Tampa
Harriet Blank, Bridgewater, NJ Morton H. Katz, New Orleans, LA Jane Tzinberg Rubin, St. Louis, MO Allan Weissglass, Staten Island, NY Boston Houston Overland Park Tarrytown
Stephen Bodzin, Alexandria, VA Ronald M. Katz, Indianapolis, IN Steven Rubin, St. Paul, MN Mary Rita Weissman, Dayton, OH Boulder Indianapolis Owings Mill Tenafly
Gary Bomzer, No. Miami Beach, FL Ann P. Kaufman, Houston, TX Toby Rubin, San Francisco, CA Michael S. Wien, Marietta, GA Boynton Beach Irvine Palm Springs Toledo
Lisa F. Brill, Atlanta, GA Stephen M. Kaufman, Houston, TX Linda Russin, Rockland Cty, NY Anita Winestock, Vancouver, BC Bridgewater Jacksonville Palo Alto Toronto
Donald W. Brodsky, Houston, TX Sherry Kulman, Toronto, ON Noreen Gordon Sablotsky, Miami, FL Michael Wolfe, Salt Lake City, UT
Brighton Knoxville Philadelphia Tucson
Nancy I. Brown, Alpine, NJ Ronald L. Leibow, Los Angeles, CA J. Victor Samuels, Houston, TX
Edward Cohen, Boca Raton, FL Judith Lieberman, West Orange, NJ Louis M. Sapolsky, Baltimore, MD
Brooklyn Lake Como Pierrefonds Tulsa
Marcella E. Cohen, Washington, D.C. Laurie F. Lieberman, Chicago, IL Martin J. Satinsky, Philadelphia, PA Honorary Buffalo Lake Delton Pittsburgh Vancouver
Buffalo Grove Lancaster Plainview Walnut Creek
Jeffrey A. Coopersmith,
Columbus, OH
Gary Lipman, Stamford, CT
Virginia A. Maas, Los Angeles, CA
Philip Schatten, Brooklyn, NY
Brian Schreiber, Pittsburgh, PA
Board Calgary Las Vegas Plantation Washington, DC
Stephen Dorsky, Birmingham, AL
Dana Egert, Bergen Cty, NJ
Jerome B. Makowsky, Memphis, TN
Morton L. Mandel, Cleveland, OH
Gerald K. Schwartz, Miami, FL
Michael Segal,
Members Canton Little Neck Pleasantville Washington Township
Cedarhurst London, ON Port Jefferson Station Wayne
Julius Eisen, Bergen Cty, NJ David M. Max, Baltimore, MD North Miami Beach, FL Julian Bernat, El Paso, TX
Chandler, AZ Long Beach, CA Portland, ME Westboro
Andrew L. Eisenberg, Boston, MA Betty S. Melaver, Savannah, GA Stephen Seiden, West Orange, NJ Daniel Drench, MetroWest, NJ
Irwin L. Elson, Detroit, MI Charleston Long Beach, NY Princeton West Bloomfield
Arlene Fickler, Philadelphia, PA Dr. Scott Menaker, Charlotte, NC Andrew Shaevel, Buffalo, NY
Gilbert S. Fox, Nashville, TN Charlotte Los Angeles Providence West Hills
Dale T. Filhaber, Boca Raton, FL Dr. Sidney Miller, Columbus, OH Jack G. Shaffer, Denver, CO
Cheryl Fishbein, Brooklyn, NY Marvin J. Pertzik, St. Paul, MN Cheryl Sherman, Staten Island, NY Hugh W. Greenberg, Detroit, MI Cherry Hill Los Gatos Raleigh West Orange
Ruth Fletcher, San Jose, CA Geri Pollack, New York, NY Ian Sherman, Ottawa, ON Gordon R. Gross, Buffalo, NY Chesterfield Louisville Raritan Valley West Palm Beach
Robin Frederick, Stamford, CT Lester Pollack, New York, NY Philip M. Shiekman, Philadelphia, PA Henry Kohn, New York, NY Chicago Maitland Regina Whippany
Maxine Freilich, Stamford, CT Ronald Prehogan, Ottawa, ON Paula L. Sidman, Boston, MA Mark D. Litt, Larchmont, NY Chula Vista Malibu Richmond Wilkes Barre
Marvin Gelfand, Los Angeles, CA Haran C. Rashes, Ann Arbor, MI Philip Silverstein, Columbia, SC I.E. Millstone, St. Louis, MO Cincinnati Manalapan Riverdale Wilmington
Jane Gellman, Milwaukee, WI Stephen R. Reiner, New York, NY Jeffrey Solomon, New York, NY Gerald S. Ostrow, Pittsburgh, PA Clifton Manhattan Rochester Windsor
Sandra Gold, Englewood, NJ Leonard M. Robinson, Fairfield, NJ Shirley Solomon, Boca Raton, FL Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, Israel
Columbia Marblehead Rockland Winnipeg
Edwin Goldberg, Louisville, KY Rose Robinson, Boca Raton, FL Alan P. Solow, Chicago, IL Irwin Jay Robinson, New York, NY
Harriet L. Rosenthal, MetroWest, NJ Columbus Margate Rockville Woodbridge
Joyce Goldstein, Essex Fells, NJ Daniel Rose, New York, NY David H. Sorkin, Staten Island, NY
Irving Ruderman, Rochester, NY Commack Marietta St. Louis Worcester
Lawrence Gotfried, West Orange, NJ Barbara Rosen, Wayne, NJ Carol Brennglass Spinner,
Roslyn Haikin, Houston, TX Enid Rosenberg, Cleveland, OH New York, NY Norman Seiden, Palisades, NJ Coral Springs Memphis St. Paul Wynnewood
Michael Hopkins, West Orange, NJ Lawrence I. Rosenberg, Jerome Spitzer, New York, NY Myron Strober, Palm Beach, FL Dallas Miami Salt Lake City York
David Jacobs, W. Hartford, CT Baltimore, MD Doron Steger, Bridgewater, NJ Henry Taub, Tenafly, NJ Dayton Miami Beach San Antonio Youngstown
Gary Jacobs, San Diego, CA Jeanne Tobin, Cleveland, OH John M. Wolf, Sr., Pittsburgh, PA Deal Park Milford San Diego
Delray Beach Milwaukee San Francisco
Denver Minneapolis San Rafael
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