Humans of JCC Buffalo
Members and visitors at the JCC are the heart and soul of what makes us a Center of Communities, a special place for everyone.
Add your photo and story today! Photos can be of yourself, or something that defines you, such as your home, your garden, a special piece of jewelry, piece of art, pet, family, etc. What is your story? What do you want people to know about you? You may send more than one photo and story, but please keep each story to 250 words or less.
Arup Das, Rhonan Kegler and Sam Hollander are seniors at City Honors School in Buffalo and have working out together at the JCC for two years. “I like to be in shape and working out helps me train for sports,” says Arup. “The JCC is good for all of us – close to our school and close to our homes,” says Sam.
“I work as a volunteer grandparent through Catholic Charities, am a Protestant and I’ve been a volunteer at the Jewish Community Center for 9 years, working with the 3 & 4 year olds. I love it here, and I love the amazing things kids say and do at this age. We need to be working with children at this age – it’s an important time in their development.”
“Those who have a voice must speak for those who are voices” B.R.
Here in the early childhood program that is exactly what we do for our young children.
Help people to be better than yesterday through health, fitness and life in general. What helps me enjoy what I do is knowing that I’m helping others help themselves while enjoying it.
I recently graduated from UB. I want to become a bilingual teacher. The reason I came to the JCC was to be able to work with children.
I’ve been in the J family for 10 years now, after moving from my home town of Puerto Rico the “J” became my new family. I work in the Early childhood department for 8 years now. I love to work with the kids.
I am one of the lead teachers at the Holland Building. To paraphrase Neil Gaiman “Make Good Art”.
I am a relatively new member that loves the JCC gym. The classes are great and the private instruction with Al has been rewarding.
I’ve been at the JCC for 19 years as an employess and I enjoy the environment and friendly staff and members.
I come to the JCC every time I am home in my native Buffalo! Mt grandmother Renee Joffe still at 93 takes workout classes twice a week at the JCC, so what would be my excuse for not coming myself!
I have worked at the JCC for 10 years. I enjoy getting to know the families and the strong community feel. It really is a great place with awesome members and staff.
I am a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the NSCA. I am lucky to call the JCC my home for personal training of others, and myself.
My name is Elizabeth and I’m a teacher assistant for the 2 years old. I have been here for almost 2 years. I do like to work with the children. I enjoy and grow with them all the time.
I work at the Kids Place program in the Senior room. Outside of work I teach facilitation and transformative conflict resolution.
I’ve been working at the “J” for a little over a year now. What I love the most about working here are all my great co-workers, the member and all the kids, they really brighten my day!
I am a new JCC employee. I am glad to be working here.
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“When I retired the JCC filled a big hole in my life and I’ve met wonderful extremely helpful people.”
“My mother used to say to me, Orson, don’t forget to comb your eyebrows.”