In her spare time, Tiaisha enjoys the outdoors, spending lots of time with friends and family, traveling, and, of course, creating her own artwork whenever she can! Sheryl is an enthusiastic traveler and hiker who aspires to visit all 7 continents to date she has visited 5. Jason lives in Manhattan with his husband and their dog. More recently, she worked at Hudson County Community College as the recreational culinary coordinator and at Dine Market as an account manager helping restaurants and vendors connect meaningfully through an online ordering platform.
She graduated with a degree in film and television and special education studies from Tel Aviv University in Israel. She also worked as the travel director and tour leader at a summer camp and travel program for children and teens with special needs based in Pennsylvania. Her experience includes working as a studio assistant for a sculptor and printmaker, gallery assistant, and program assistant for an artist-in-residence program in Woodstock, NY, which ignited her interest in arts administration.
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Weekend in Prior to that, Kareema spent the last nine years working in various aspects of the Entertainment industry from network TV and box office film production to creative development, representation, academia, and social impact. Her love for cinema is extended to her artistic talents as a filmmaker and poet having been a fellow under Film Producer, Christine Vachon and the Cambridge Writers' Workshop, an artist residency hosted by Harvard alumni.
Kareema also has a heart for volunteering. When she can, she lends her time to organizations like Project Sunshine and Glam4Good, which both offer entertainment to children in hospitals. He attended film school at Columbia University and went on to work at Miramax Films. Isaac has developed the largest online database of Israeli films as well as Israel Film Center Stream, the leading site for streaming Israeli films. Isaac lectures around the world at major institutions and writes for a variety of publications, including the Huffington Post. She then spent several years working as an educational consultant at The Jewish Education Project, focusing on leadership development and teacher training.
Lori has rabbinic ordination from JTS and is a graduate of U. She lives in Teaneck with her husband, Simcha, and daughter, Maya. She graduated from Hunter College with a B. While in her M.
Prior to that, Nessa worked as a graduate student intern at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee JDC writing a curriculum for their short-term college-age service learning trips around the world. Nessa went to Camp Ramah in Canada for seven summers, and then worked there as a counselor and unit head for seven summers. Nessa loves camp and is excited to spend summers at Camp Settoga! Emmy received her B. Her pursuit of working as a social entrepreneur was motivated by her experience with Hillel, Gamma Phi Beta and Residential Life and Housing at the University of Delaware.
In previous summers, Sari worked as the art specialist, and for the last two summers, has taken on the role of snack specialist. In this role, she helps to supply the children with a creative learning environment to further explore new and old materials in various ways. Sari is looking forward to spending the summer with you and your children! During her time at school, she interned at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and completed social research on the biking habits of NYC cyclists.
A long-time camp counselor, Tal is an avid believer in positive youth development and leading by example. At the JCC, the highlight of Tal's day is picking up the nursery school students and hearing them chatter excitedly about going to Clubhouse and their afterschool classes. He was also a coach at the Day Camp Pearl River for two summers and He has spent most summers as a camper, counselor, or specialist at various camps around the country and feels very much at home in the camp environment.
He is currently a head teeacher in the nursery school and on the Leadership Team.
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He received his M. Adam believes that children are capable and creators of their own knowledge, and that community is at the heart of what we do both as early childhood educators and members of a Day Camp Staff. She grew up on Long Island where she attended religious school at Temple Beth Israel, after school music and gymnastics, and day camp. She enjoys connecting with children and learning about their individual interests and favorite flavors of cake! Genna grew up attending day camp and overnight camp, and worked as a staff member at an overnight camp for five years.
In September , Genna became the director of camps. Genna combines a love of children, a passion for camp, and a desire to help families find their place at the JCC as she plans for the summer. Michelle graduated from Brandeis University with a B. Prior to coming to the JCC, Michelle worked with children, teens, and adults of all abilities in recreational and educational settings.
Michelle serves as the tween coordinator in the Center for Family Life and a unit head at Camp Settoga over the summer. Michelle also currently serves as the coordinator for Boost! He directed a variety of youth-serving programs at the Y. Jon received his master's degree in Urban Policy and Leadership, with a specialization in non-profit management, at Hunter College in December of Over the years, she has expanded her knowledge and interest of various sports and now also assists in sports classes throughout the week, including classes for children with special needs.
She has always loved fitness and gymnastics and has been involved in the sport for many years. She was a competitive gymnast during high school, a college cheerleader at The College of Staten Island, and a circus acrobat after she graduated. To this day, she is still actively involved in various aerial arts. Outside of sports and aerial work, she acts in her local community theater in Brooklyn, where she is currently a director for the Theater for Children department.gohu-takarabune.com/policy/como-puedo/muxat-como-ver-los.php
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Michelle Jimenez, Coach A native of the Upper West Side, Michelle has always had an interest in learning and playing any sport she came across. As an adult, she continued to expand her athletic foundation and began playing professional women's football for the New York Sharks. In addition to land-based sports, Michelle is also quite the swimmer.
She began her JCC tenure in in the Aquatics department, first as a lifeguard and then as one of our instructors, which is where she discovered her passion for working with children. In , after 11 years on the sixth floor, she went down a few flights to join the third-floor athletics team as a full-time coach, where she finds joy every day inspiring and coaching young athletes as they master new skills and gain confidence—all while having fun!
He studied finance at New York University, and, after spending one year working on Wall Street, ealized his passion for working with children, and has been doing so ever since. Darren is the youngest of seven children, and was raised in a home where sports were omnipresent. He played many sports throughout high school and college, but he specializes in playing and teaching tennis and lacrosse. Darren has worked at the JCC since January She began as a tumbling toddler and ended as a Syracuse University cheerleader, where she cheered on the Orange basketball and football teams and competed in the UCA National Championships.
After graduating in and working in a financial institution for one year, she decided to go back to gymnastics and working with children. She returned to the JCC in the fall of and became director in early She came to New York as an international correspondent and end up staying for good. Looking to add an extra job and some fun into her reporting career, Carolina became a lifeguard and certified swim instructor in She joined the JCC in as a swimming instructor and shortly after became part of the Aquatics department.
Today, Carolina is still teaching kids to swim, to be safe and love the water. She has two young kids and lives in Pearl River, NY. A football and basketball fan Go, Cavaliers! A graduate of George Washington University and resident of the Upper West Side, Adena is an avid Yankee fan and enjoys training for the occasional marathon and hanging out with her shih-tzu Bernie. In his spare time, you can find him rollerblading, enjoying Sweetgreen, or working out at Barry's Bootcamp. In her role as Senior Director or Development, Breanne manages institutional giving, facilitates corporate partnerships, promotes planned giving, and garners support from individuals around special initiatives and programs at the JCC.
In her personal time, she serves on the Junior Advisory Board of Partners for Women and Justice, which is an organization that provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. A graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park, Nikki resides in Hoboken with her husband, son, and her miniature schnauzer Pliny. Melissa Regan, Directorial of Institutional Giving Melissa has spent her career helping social and human service agencies achieve their fundraising goals, build organizational capacity, and provide critical services to their communities through effective grant writing, prospect research, program development and strategic planning.
Melissa loves working broadly across these departments to produce programs for children and adults of all ages, support key partnerships, ensure member service and smooth program operations, create performance measures and analytics, and supervise the JCC's talented and committed staff. She is an avid fan of health and wellness and loves to work out, swim, run, ride her bike, and play with her niece and nephews. She is so happy to be a part of the JCC family. Nia is a holistic lifestyle and fitness practice.
As a somatic educator and Nia Trainer, she co-facilitates intensive trainings at the white, green, blue, brown and black belt level. She holds certifications in yoga, indoor cycling, personal training, life coaching, and 5 Rhythms—a dynamic movement meditation practice. A former professional dancer with a passion for anatomy and the brain, Caroline is drawn to using movement to help special populations.
In her 16 years working at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Caroline has been instrumental in leading a progressive slate of fitness programming. Her signature work includes developing a range of cancer care programs in partnership first with Mount Sinai Hospital and now Breastlink NYC. She also designed the nationally and internationally recognized Edmond J. Caroline has been recognized as a teacher, programmer, a wellness mentor for staff, and a constant advocate for JCC members and the Upper West Side community. During a brief relocation to St. When Fran returned to New York, she connected with her native fitness community as the sports manager for an exclusive fitness club.
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Her love of water and long-standing desire to be a mermaid brought her to the JCC, where she oversees the facilities operations of the Aquatics Department. Fran is passionate about encouraging others to understand swimming as a sport of longevity, and to enjoy the healing properties of water. When he wasn't playing, running, or dancing, he was taking things apart trying to figure out how they work.
Working in a fitness center is a natural fit; he enjoys being part of a team that's excited to provide our members an opportunity to enhance their day through awareness, movement, and community. She previously served as a Rabbinic Fellow at the Jewish Theological Seminary, teaching, writing, and leading High Holiday services, as well as in a number of development roles. An avid knitter and yoga enthusiast, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children. Her passion is helping people grow and heal from the inside out by uncovering and exploring their spiritual journey as well as teaching techniques and practices that can help them find their deepest connection to themselves, to each other, and to the Divine.
Bren Bater, Marketing Assistant Bren is responsible for distribution of promotional materials, creating physical advertisements, and compiling online content such as email promotions for programs and events.