At 99, Muriel Mandell Still Has Plenty to Teach
If you think mastering today's technology is just for the young, think again. In the 20+ years since nearly 1,000 classes in personal technology have been offered to seniors at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, close to 2,000 have learned skills ranging from computer, tablet, and cell phone basics to photo editing and streaming by tech-savvy peers like Muriel Mandell.
Three Fresh Faces at the JCC
This year, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan has been fortunate to welcome several new staff members. Now, with our newest center and department heads comfortably settled in at the JCC, we'd like to make a few introductions.
Megan Whitman’s New Role Is Picture Perfect
Even if she hadn’t been working remotely when she was hired as chief program officer (CPO) at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan this fall, Megan Whitman wasn’t likely to have encountered the same issues people taking a new position often do. Earning the respect of colleagues, figuring out how to order office supplies, and finding a go-to lunch spot didn’t stress her out. Even mapping out her new commute was of no great concern.
Virtual Journeys Give Connections Members a Passport to the World
When opportunities to travel locally closed up this year for participants in the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan's Connections group, they didn’t let it slow them down. Instead, they embarked on a global adventure.
For Jewish Journeys Students, Plan B Was the Great Outdoors
When the seventh graders enrolled in the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s Jewish Journeys B-Mitzvah class began their final year in the program in September 2019, they, like everyone else, had no idea the turns 2020 would take. The fifth group to reach this milestone since the unique Hebrew education program was launched in 2012, they anticipated celebrating the completion of their learning in the JCC's auditorium, encircled by a Torah unscrolled around the celebrants and their extended families.