AJCC Stories and Interviews

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Member Spotlight: Melissa Newman

Melissa Newman is one of the ubiquitous parents who gives so much of her time and energy to making the Alpert JCC such a special place. She currently chairs the ECE Committee, is on the AJCC Board of Directors, and recently Co-Chaired the successful AJCC fundraiser, “Adults at Play.”

 

When asked how she learned about the Alpert JCC, Melissa explained, “We learned about the JCC from Vicki Scherwin. Vicki and her husband have known my husband, Scott, for years, and our oldest kids are two days apart and have been the best of friends since birth. Vicki told me about From the Beginning, the free class for babies and their parents, and we attended several times together. It was the first time I had ever been to any JCC. I remember being so overwhelmed as a new mom and didn’t realize that nestled in the back of this wonderful building was the best preschool in Long Beach with the best teachers around!...

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Staff Spotlight: Leah Bleidistel

Leah Bleidistel is one of our dedicated staff members who first started coming to the Alpert JCC when she was a child. She went to camp here and attended many activities (including Hebrew High) that took place in the building. She loved the J and knew that when her oldest son, Michael, got to preschool age (he is now 22), I wanted him to go to the J. It was pure fortune that she also eventually started working here...

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