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Sawyer Schwartz

Sawyer Schwartz is the program associate for Talent Strategy at JCC Association of North America. A graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, he earned a bachelor’s degree in management. He shares his passion for nurturing opportunities for leadership, growth, and enjoyment both within and beyond the Jewish community. He recently lived in Spain, where … Continued

Miriam Lazewatsky

Miriam Lazewatsky is the controller at JCC Association. She is a New York State licensed CPA and previously worked in public accounting, specializing in audits of not-for-profit organizations. Miriam holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Scripps College, a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, and an MBA in accounting from … Continued

Rachel Felber

Rachel Felber is the RootOne program and grant manager at JCC Association of North America. She supports adherence to RootOne’s expectations, standards, and requirements around recruitment, operations, and education for Jewish Community Centers’ and Jewish Community Camps’ (JCCs) Israel trips. Felber previously held roles at the Mandel JCC of Cleveland and the Shalom Austin JCC … Continued

Edgar Díaz

Edgar Díaz is the development assistant at JCC Association of North America. He previously worked in congregational administration at two United Methodist churches in Manhattan and, most recently, a shul in Brooklyn. Originally from Illinois, he came to the east coast to attend Yale University, where he majored in religious studies. After a brief time … Continued

Asher Newman

Asher Newman is the program associate on the Experience Team at JCC Association of North America. A recent graduate of The College of New Jersey, he earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a concentration in global health, development, and environment. He has a longtime interest in promoting an understanding of the Jewish experience, … Continued

Danielle Gilman

Danielle Gilman is the project manager at JCC Association of North America. She was previously a marketing coordinator at Sloomoo Institute, a kid-friendly, sensory-driven slime museum in NYC, where she managed projects, including video and photo shoots. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a focus on rhetoric from Binghamton University.

David Immerman

David Immerman is the program associate, JCC Maccabi®. He has a passion for the Jewish community, using his love of sports to connect teens, and a strong connection to Israel, where he spent a year on the Nativ College Leadership Program, studied at Hebrew University, and volunteered in Yerucham, a town in the Negev. A … Continued

Eli Pollack

Eli Pollack, manager, registration and administration, for JCC Maccabi®, has designed and developed teen activities and programs at 4Front Baltimore and the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston, Texas. He is an alumnus of Cohort XI of the Merrin Teen Fellowship; was a member of Team Philadelphia at the JCC Maccabi Games® in 2008, 2009, and … Continued

Jacob Wright

Jacob Harris Wright is the Sheva Center program associate. Originally from a small town on the North Shore of Long Island, New York, he holds a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in acting from the University of Connecticut and has spent years studying and practicing his craft around the world, from New York and London … Continued

Gennady Favel

Director of Resources and Communication supports the staff of Jewish Community Centers and Jewish Community Camps across North America by maintaining the JCC Resource Center (JRC), a robust website for practice- and resource-sharing and facilitating peer-to-peer networking and assistance. In addition, the Director of Resources and Communication disseminates resources, opportunities, information and announcements to JCCs … Continued