AJCC Stories and Interviews

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Member Spotlight: Inge Johnson

Inge Johnson, 87 years young, was born in Germany and left with her family in December 1938 at age 9. She grew up in Central California (Tulare) and lived for 40 years in the San Francisco bay area where she was a teacher and the mother of three children, two girls and boy. She made Aliyah (moved to Israel) in 1988 and lived in the beautiful seaside city of Netanya until 2002. Inge had a very interesting life in Israel (and she has written a book all about it!), including being a volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces three different times: once stationed near Lebanon, once near Haifa (where she was taken out on a nuclear submarine!) and once near Ashkelon.

 

In 2002, Inge decided to move back to California... 

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Staff Spotlight: Brandon Julian

Brandon Julian first came to the AJCC when he was 14 and volunteered for Gesher in the Game Room (now called Kids’ University). “I was a CIT first and then volunteered for a year.  Shortly after receiving the Chai Volunteer award, I was hired as a Jr. Counselor for Camp Komaroff.  I moved up quickly.  First I was a Jr. Counselor, then a Sr. counselor, and then my last summer before I went to college, I was the CIT coordinator. I went to college at Humboldt State in Northern California and got my degree in Child Development.  After college, I came back to Long Beach and was the CIT coordinator for one more summer...

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