JCC ASSOCIATION STAFF AND SERVICES

Senior Leadership Team

Stephen Hazan Arnoff, President and Chief Executive Officer JCC Association

Stephen Hazan Arnoff

President and Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for giving overall professional leadership to JCC Association and the JCC Movement by working with the chair, officers, and board of JCC Association, along with presidents and executives of local JCCs. Represents JCC Association and JCCs to key organizations in the North American Jewish community, along with major foundations and donors. Also works directly with some communities, focusing mainly on planning and management, and issues of visioning and positioning the JCC in the community.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5082
E-Mail: stephen@jcca.org

Bob Kimsal

Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for overseeing all of JCC Association’s financial and investment transactions and preparation of financial statements; billing and collection of member JCC dues; acquisition and deployment of technology, including computer hardware and software; office administration including document production and distribution.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5141
E-Mail: bkimsal@jcca.org

Janet S. Elam

Senior VP, Community Consultation and Executive Leadership

Organizes and leads our community consulting team and manages our executive leadership programs: the Executive Leadership Seminar (ELS) and Kivinum (a leadership development program for first time executives).

Contact Information
Phone: 512-241-1118
E-Mail: janetelam@jcca.org

Arlene Swartz

Interim Director of Financial Resource Development

Directs the agency’s fundraising initiatives to support the annual fund and signature programs. Develops strategic plans to build and diversify JCC Association’s private revenues to maintain and strengthen programs. Provides support for the Board Financial Resource Development Committee to maximize opportunities to reach new donors and increase levels of current support.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5135
E-Mail:
aswartz@jcca.org


Irina Abramov

Accounting Assistant

Responsible for cash receipts and accounts payable.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5133
E-Mail:
iabramov@jcca.org

Janine Acevedo

Program Associate, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council

Provides administrative and program support for JWB Jewish Chaplains Council and Summer VISA Program.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5090
E-Mail:
janine@jcca.org

Dr. David Ackerman

Senior Vice-President
Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Jewish Education

Leads the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Jewish Education, which helps JCCs improve their ability to be excellent venues for Jewish living and learning. Its primary focus is the Jewish and educational training and development of senior personnel, along with elevating the Judaic nature of JCCs in all program areas. The Mandel Center is funded by a generous grant from the Mandel Foundation.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5110
E-Mail:
dackerman@jcca.org

Bernardo Arocho

Associate, Information Technology

Assists the IT manager in operating and maintaining JCC Association’s hardware and software systems. Responsible for manning the software help desk, network maintenance, operating system, and database maintenance. Additional duties include assessing staff training needs and developing appropriate training programs.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5094
E-Mail:
barocho@jcca.org


Robin Ballin

Senior Vice-President, Director of JCCs of North America Biennial Convention

Director of JCCs of North America Biennial Convention and other major events.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5112
E-Mail: robin@jcca.org

Faryn Bierman

Project Manager- JCC Innovation Lab: Jerusalem Initiative

Provides support for the JCC Israel Center and the JCC Innovation Lab programs.

Contact Information
Phone: 011-972-2-625-1265
E-Mail:
faryn@jcca.org

Steve Becker

Vice-President, Health and Wellness Services | Discover @ the JCC

Consults with sports and wellness staff about programming and facilities. Oversees programs and services for health and wellness, including Discover @ the JCC, DiscoverCATCH, and Lenny Krayzelburg-JCC Swim Academy.  Educational coordinator for Sports and Wellness conferences, and preferred vendor contact for sports and wellness-related vendors.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5105
E-Mail:
steveb@jcca.org

Joy Brand-Richardson

Associate Vice-President | Director of Training and Professional Leadership

Develops and coordinates all training activities for JCC staff in the U.S. and Canada. Director of Professional Conference. Consultant to all JCC Professionals on career development and job opportunities.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5114
E-Mail:
joy@jcca.org

Marla Cohen

Communications Manager

Provides continual writing and editorial support for all of JCC Association’s printed materials, newsletters, website, and JCC Circle magazine. Additionally, conducts ongoing public outreach through press releases and advisories to all media on behalf of JCC Association. Assists JCC professional staff with questions regarding written communications, media and public relations, and related matters.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5092
E-Mail: mcohen@jcca.org

Donald Credle

Production Assistant and Front Desk

Serves as liaison for mail service and other departments. Runs postage and prepares outgoing mail for pick-up. Delivers office supplies throughout the agency, inventory and mailing supplies, printing needs and all other duties as assigned.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5113
E-Mail:
dcredle@jcca.org

Ido Medan David

Program Director, JCC Maccabi Israel

Implements Israel travel programs for teens, including developing educational materials and itineraries, communication with communities and camps, marketing and recruitment, logistics and supervision of trips.

Contact Information
Phone:
011-972-2-625-1265
E-Mail:
ido@jcca.org

Dori Denelle

Vice-President | Community Consultant, Emerging Leaders, Governance

Director of St. Paul based office of JCC Association and a primary consultant offering consultation services to JCCs. Provides assistance to JCCs in engaging emerging leaders in governance and lay leadership development. Director of Esther Leah Ritz Emerging JCC Leaders program. Works with Board Development & Assessment.

Contact Information
Phone:
651-452-2219
E-Mail: dori@jcca.org

Jonathan Fass

Director, Merrin Center for Teen Engagement

Responsible for the Merrin Teen Fellowship program and other teen programming initiatives managed by JCC Association.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5089
E-Mail:
jfass@jcca.org

Leah Garber

Vice-President, JCC Association Israel Office

Represents the interests of JCC Association and North American JCCs in Israel and works to develop collaborative ventures with the JCC Movement’s partners in Israel. Works to make the rich public Jewishness of Israel more accessible to JCCs, to develop Israel as a Jewish educational experience, and to create opportunities for North American and Israeli community leaders, professionals, and members to build meaningful ties with one another. Coordinates partnership projects between JCCs and Israeli matnasim (community centers).

Contact Information
Phone: 011-972-2-625-1265
E-Mail:
lgarber@jcca.org

Alan S. Goldberg

Vice-President, Professional Leadership

Provides resources, programs and consultation for talent management, executive succession, professional development and human resources.

Provides primary consultation services to JCCs.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5122
E-Mail:
gold@jcca.org

Mike Gordon

Program Director, JCC Maccabi

Direct liaison to delegation heads providing support to help our delegations grow and strengthen, manages the allotment process, oversees operations, medical, safety and security protocols. Also responsible for developing training opportunities for coaches and chaperons.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5116
E-Mail:
mgordon@jcca.org

Aaron Greenberg

Senior Consultant for Day Camp Initiatives

The senior consultant for day camp initiatives and strategies is responsible for the development, administration, and execution of programs, initiatives and partnerships for the JCC field for day camps.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5150
E-mail:
aaron@jcca.org

Joanne Harmon

Creative Director

Responsible for art direction and graphic design of all JCC Association publications and print and electronic materials. Develops continental strategies to build brand identity for the JCC Movement. Conceptualizes collateral materials for JCC Association programs. Supervises artists and designers, and assists JCC professional staff with questions regarding design and related matters.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5101
E-Mail:
jharmon@jcca.org

D’wayne Haywood

Shipping & Receiving

Services as liaison for shipping service and other departments. Tracks and maintains records of shipments. Maintains kitchen, conference rooms and all other duties as assigned.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5107
E-Mail:
dwayne@jcca.org

Sarah Hecht

Talent Management / Professional Leadership Associate

Manages all aspects of JCC Association Talent Management and Scholarship programs.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5093
Email:
shecht@jcca.org

Michal Heskelovich

Continental Shlichah

Provides one-on-one training, supervision, and consultation to JCCs and their schlichim.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5121
E-Mail:
michal@jcca.org

Mark Horowitz

Vice-President, Early Childhood Education and Family Engagement

Consults extensively with JCCs on exemplary practice and current research in early childhood education and family engagement, studying and role-modeling our Jewish expression of values as the core of our programs and centers.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5098
E-Mail: mark@jcca.org

Franklin James

Supervisor, Production and Facilities

Supervises all JCC Association printing and mailings; works with vendors to purchase all office supplies; oversees office repairs and maintenance; attends to tenant needs, including photocopying, printing, and mailing, and acts as the liaison with the building management.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5118
E-Mail:
fjames@jcca.org

Lisa Kaplan, Graphic Designer JCC Association

Lisa Kaplan

Graphic Designer

Designs, creates, and lays out graphics for JCC Association projects and programs. Conceptualizes and illustrates designs and artwork to incorporate with the graphics.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5087
E-Mail: lkaplan@jcca.org

Irina Khomina

Manager, Human Resources

Responsible for human resources administration including all aspects of payroll and payroll taxes, and coordination of all employee benefits and corporate insurance.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5131
E-Mail: ikhomina@jcca.org

Barbara Lerman-Golomb

Director, Institutional Giving

Expands research of potential foundation grants and major donors and serves as grant writer.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-710-6436
E-Mail: barbara@jcca.org

Yael Lubofsky, Coordinator of Board Relations JCC Association

Yael Lubofsky

Coordinator of Board Relations

Assists the president and board chair in the performance of their duties; serves as a liaison between officers and board leadership and the Association. Coordinates all meetings of the JCC Association Board of Directors.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5084
E-Mail:
yael@jcca.org

Shira Lupiansky Hasson

Boarding Pass Associate, Israel Seminars

Works closely with communities to initiate, develop, and plan Israel trips for JCC membership through the JCC Boarding Pass program. Programs include develping educational materials along with overseeing logistics.

Contact Information
Phone:
011-972-2-625-1265
E-Mail: shasson@jcca.org

Randy Ellen Lutterman

Vice President for Arts and Culture
Director, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest

Provides support and leadership, communicating with JCCs across the continent about arts and culture programming, advising on content, growth of programs, and funding opportunities. This includes working directly with JCCs to maximize and share resources, trends and programming ideas, as well as creating signature programming and support materials for JCCs designed to further strategic and program development.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5123
E-Mail: randy@jcca.org

Yuliya Mazur

Resource Communications Manager

Responsible for the identification, collection, organization and dissemination of informational resources for JCC Association. Analyzes and presents data related to critical issues facing the JCCs. Leads organization of JCCA.me.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5140
E-Mail:
ymazur@jcca.org

Mackenzie Noda

Coordinator, Early Engagement and Wellness Strategies

Provides administrative and program support for the Early Childhood Education and Health & Wellness departments.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-710-5095
E-Mail: mnoda@jcca.org

Andy Paller

Director of Benchmarking | Strategic Performance, Community Consultant

Develops and coordinates JCC Excellence: The Benchmarking Project. Presents reports and consults with JCCs based on an analysis of the data and findings gathered through the Benchmarking Project.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-710-6432
E-Mail: apaller@jcca.org

Robert Poleszak

Marketing Administrator 

Serves as point person for marketing department for internal staff and external contacts. Traffics all marketing requests from start to finish.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5154
Email: rpoleszak@jcca.org

David E. Posner

Vice-President | Community Consultant

Director of Strategic Performance

Provides primary consultation services to JCCs. Directs all aspects of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership & Management related to organizational excellence and provides assistance to JCCs in strategic thinking. Coordinates JWB Jewish Chaplains Council programs with JCC Association.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5124
E-Mail: dposner@jcca.org

Rabbi Harold Robinson

Director, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council; Director, Armed Forces and Veterans Services

Heads JWB Jewish Chaplains Council and JCC Association Armed Forces and Veterans Services Committee. Recruits rabbis to serve in the armed forces and veterans affairs chaplaincies. Directs professional training conferences and lay leadership workshops. Advises the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs on matters of Jewish Welfare in the Armed Forces and at Veterans Hospitals. Visits US Armed Forces bases and installations worldwide.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5119
E-Mail:
hlrobinson@jcca.org

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Vickie Rosenberg

Office Administrator and Projects Coordinator, JCC Israel Center

Provides administrative support and works on projects as needed for the JCC Israel Center.

Contact Information
Phone: 972.2.625.1265
E-mail: vrosenberg@jcca.org

Marissa Rosenblum

Executive Administrator

Plans and directs all administrative and operational activities for the organization’s CEO & President. Acts as a point of contact between management, employees, and other stakeholders.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5083
E-mail: marissa@jcca.org

Michael Rowland

Marketing Consultant

Provides support and consultation to JCCs in all areas of marketing.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5153
E-Mail: mrowland@jcca.org

Dina Rudolph

Controller

Responsible for the company’s accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with lending institutions and the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5132
E-Mail:
drudolph@jcca.org

Lea Sarris

Program Associate, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Jewish Education

Provides administrative and program support for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Jewish Education.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5088
E-Mail:
lsarris@jcca.org

Lilach Shalom

Accountant, Israel Office

Responsible for bank reconciliation, general accounting entries, accounts payable and cash deposits.

Contact Information
Phone: 
011-972-2-625-1265
E-Mail:
lilach@jcca.org

Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky

Deputy Director for Programming, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council

Works with JCC Association’s 90 Jewish military lay leaders, coordinates the annual JWB conference, and is the point person for new initiatives involving the provision by JCCs of programs and services for current and returning Jewish military personnel and their families.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5137
E-Mail:
abbi@jcca.org

Sara Sless

Assistant Director, Israel Office
Director, Israel Seminars

Works in close cooperation with JCCs to develop Israel training seminars, including logistical and educational components. Provides JCCs with initial guidelines and budgetary information to assist in planning Israel seminars for staff and lay leaders

Contact Information
Phone:
011-972-2-625-1265
E-Mail:
ssless@jcca.org

Brian Soileau

Consultant, Fitness and Membership | Manager Corporate Partnerships

Provides support and consultation to JCCs in all areas of fitness and wellness, as well as membership recruitment and retention.

Contact Information
Phone:
504-237-5750
E-Mail:
brian@jcca.org

Dena Sokol

Associate Program Manager, JCC Maccabi

Provides operational support for JCC Maccabi team and delegation heads. Administers registration system and manages social media presence.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5081
E-mail:
dsokol@jcca.org

Jodi Sperling

Senior Consultant for JCC Camps

Provides consultation, support and resources to JCCs and affiliated day and resident camps.

Contact Information
E-Mail:
jodi@jcca.org

Chris Strom, Director, New Media and Social Networking JCC Association

Chris Strom

Director, New Media and Social Networking

Creates and implements the digital marketing strategy including managing our web presence, social media channels and directing JCC Association through the digital world. Consults JCCs on how they best can use digital media to grow their business and engage their community.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5117
E-Mail: cstrom@jcca.org

Samantha Tananbaum

Digital Marketing Associate

Responsible for creating, overseeing and executing email, social media and web-based marketing initiatives to grow and engage JCC Association’s online audience.

Contact Information
Phone: 212-786-5144
E-Mail:
stananbaum@jcca.org

Elaine Vasquez

Accounting and Benefits Associate, Front Desk

Provides support to the Finance and Administration department in the areas of accounting and benefits administration as well as general administrative assistance.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5136
E-Mail: evasquez@jcca.org

Dina Yakar

Conference Coordinator/Registrar

Involved in all aspects of JCC Association event planning and operations including but not limited to: Professional Conference, Biennial, Executive Leadership Seminar, webinars and other departmental training workshops.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5152
Email:
dyakar@jcca.org

Jordan Zarin, Host Community Liaison, JCC Maccabi

Jordan Zarin

Host Community Liaison, JCC Maccabi

Primary support for JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® to ensure success of host communities.

Contact Information
Phone:
301-704-1048
E-Mail:
jzarin@jcca.org

Andy Zhang

Manager, Information Technology

Plans, organizes, and oversees the operations and administration of JCC Association’s computer hardware and software systems; designs and implements databases; responsible for technical maintenance of the website; provides technical advice, information, and assistance to create an environment for employees to work in an efficient manner.

Contact Information
Phone:
212-786-5103
E-Mail:
andy@jcca.org

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