Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Gary BernsteinJCA Annual Meeting SpeechNovember 15, 2022 Good evening, everyone. Thank you for joining us this evening at the Friedman JCC for our 2022 JCA Annual Members Meeting. Believe it or not, this is my third Annual Meeting. Time really flies when you’re having fun. Congratulations to Bill Grant & Lynn Bachstein on receiving this…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear JCC Members & Prospective Members, Four years ago, this month was the fourth anniversary of the horrific mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We wish to commemorate this day and honor the memory of its victims. Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township Rose Mallinger,…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends. We are writing today with an important update about health and safety requirements for our agency. As we are seeing a resurgence of positive COVID cases across the community, it is vital that all members of our community take the following precautions: We are encouraging all staff, members and guests, regardless of vaccination…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Gary Bernstein: CEO Presentation JCA Annual Meeting – November 14, 2021 Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us this morning at the Friedman JCC for our 2021 JCA Annual Members Meeting. I’d like to start off by offering congratulations to our two teen award winners, Carla Weiss and Laurel Roth. To you Chuck Cohen,…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, The Friedman Jewish Community Center staged its 60th Annual Golf Outing this past Monday, October 11 at the premier Huntsville Golf Club. It was a wonderful day from start to finish. The event was originally scheduled for August 23, but due to rain and flooding on that date, we had to reschedule. As…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, The Friedman Jewish Community Center will be presenting its 60th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 23 at the premier Huntsville Golf Club. Proceeds from the day will be earmarked to the Autistic and Camp Scholarship Fund to help children and teens attend the JCC Day Camp located in Dallas, PA near Harvey’s…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, We are encouraged today, and I am happy to report of our increased resumption of in-person programs and activities, highlighted by the renewal of our day camping program. The return of campers and staff has been nothing short of joyful after 16 months of relative isolation. Throughout the pandemic, we have put the…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

*The following is the welcome presentation speech from the 2021 Tribute Gala last Sunday.* Dear Friends, On behalf of the Board of Directors and Professional staff of the Friedman JCC, I’d like to take this opportunity to honor Steve Davidowitz in our second Tribute Gala. We are all very thankful to those of you who…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, Shavuot 2021 begins at sundown on Sunday, May 16 and ends Tuesday evening, May 18. While Pesach (Passover) marks the Jewish people’s beginnings as a people, Shavuot (literally meaning “weeks”), marks a culmination and a celebration. Shavuot is a celebration of the anniversary of the Jewish people’s receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai.…

Message from Gary Bernstein, CEO

Dear Friends, At the Friedman JCC, the safety and well-being of our members, guests and employees continues to be our highest priority. Our goal is to provide a safe place for everyone! Wearing Masks The wearing of a face covering, such as a mask, helps us as a society to limit the spread of COVID-19…