July 3, 2020
This 4th of July holiday feels a bit different—like most holidays over the past couple months have felt. But it is important to remember that, despite changed plans or cancelled events, we can always hold on to our sense of community.
Here at the Friedman JCC, that’s what has kept us going. While times have been challenging, we’ve been able to persevere because of our wonderful community. We have been blessed by the generosity of our friends, donors and funders. Because of this generosity, we have been able to continuously serve the people hit hardest by the pandemic. Even though the JCC doors were temporarily closed, we never stopped working behind the scenes.
While our staff members have certainly been tested by this pandemic, they too have grown, rising to the challenge and demonstrating what an extraordinary group of professionals they are. Having to adapt to remote work has not been easy, but I’ve seen so much creativity from our staff as they find innovative ways to connect with people virtually.
We hope to continue to take what we’ve learned and use it to continue to reach even more people after the crisis passes. It is truly remarkable to see the positive impact we make in people’s lives.
While we start to gradually and safely reopen our agency, we finally get to have some fun. After months of preparing, we are incredibly excited to start JCC Day camp on Monday, July 6. While our day camp may look a little bit different than in previous summers, we are proud to continue the tradition of camping at the JCC. Even though we have had to make changes to ensure safety, camp will always be there to bring our campers joy, friendship, and happiness.
Thank you for your continued support of our work at the Friedman JCC.
Chief Executive Officer