Rance kicked off our podcast with our inaugural episode, and now he's back again with even more memories. Hear more names from the past, and listen as Rance recalls some tremendous trips he went on through the JCC.
Rich has been on our podcast before for the special "quiz show" episode. It's a fun one, so be sure to listen if you haven't already! This time he shares some of his childhood memories at the JCC.
Being a staple in the Lehigh Valley for 100 years, the JCC has very close ties to many other agencies and organizations. One such relationship is with Congregation Keneseth Israel in Allentown. Martina Obenski tells the history of KI, including the giant carnival held at the JCC that helped fund the building of KI's current location on Chew St.
Syman and Anita have been married for 57 years. But, just like we've heard many times before, if it hadn't been for the JCC they might not have ever met.
Carole Rose has been active at the JCC for decades in many capacities including nursery school teacher, day camp director, and assistant to the JCC Executive Director. One of the memories she shares on this episode could be summed up with the phrase "out of the mouths of babes." Listen, and you'll see why.
With all the work past President Wendy Born and the Born family put into the JCC to make it a special place, it was such a memorable experience the day Wendy got to carry Jacob (her grandson) in his infant seat through the front door of the community center for the first time. Jacob and his sister, Lilah, also share memories they've already made in their young lives at the JCC.
According to Jeff, "everybody back then lived, revolved, around the JCC." In fact, if it wasn't for the JCC, Jeff (Jake) might not have met his wife. They met at his 15th birthday party. Hear him talk about that, basketball, and more on this episode of our podcast.more»
Jerry Hausman's relationship with the Allentown JCC goes all the way back to when it was on 6th Street. Personal relationships, business relationships, lifelong relationships — Jerry has them, in large part because of the JCC.more»