Boulder JCC Adds Assistant Exec Director

The Boulder JCC is thrilled to announce the hiring of Wendy Aronson, MJEd as Assistant Executive Director. Wendy comes to the JCC with more than a decade of Jewish communal work in Colorado both in Boulder and Denver, two master’s degrees as well as extensive background in camp, Jewish programming and management. In this new position, Wendy joins Jonathan Lev, Executive Director, to work with the Boulder JCC program directors to enhance its current offerings and strategize new opportunities. Her experience will provide the Boulder JCC with the expertise to structure its program for the new facility.

Wendy shares,

I am thrilled to return to Boulder at such an exciting time in the Boulder JCC’s development. I remember when the current location at Kalmia opened and am excited to be part of the team that will welcome the community to the new site. From my friends who are currently involved in the JCC or have worked there recently, I have heard countless stories of how the JCC is known for its haymish (homey) feel. I look forward to meeting and working with you all!”

Wendy began her professional career in Boulder as the first Jewish Campus Service Corps Fellow at CU Boulder Hillel and has since spent 13 years creating positive Jewish experiences for young people in various informal educational settings.  Most recently, Wendy was the Program Director of the JWest Campership Program through the Foundation for Jewish Camp, a program which funded over 3300 first time campers from the Western states to attend Jewish overnight camp for multiple summers.  Wendy holds a M.A. in Jewish Communal Service from the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University and a M.A. in Jewish Education from Hebrew College.  In her free time, Wendy loves to travel (especially to Israel), sing karaoke and perform on stage in community theatre productions.

Jonathan Lev shares, “We all extend the warmest welcome to Wendy as she re-joins the Boulder Jewish community and the Boulder JCC at this critical time in our development. Her experience and dedication will help the Boulder JCC continue to bring high level and meaningful programs and events to our community.”

Wendy began her work at the Boulder JCC this week. Welcome!

About Jonathan Lev

Jonathan Lev, MPA, joined the Boulder JCC as Executive Director in 2010. He is a passionate educator and entrepreneur who combines his experience at Jewish summer camp and involvement with the startup of Boulder based Renewable Choice Energy to influence his leadership as a nonprofit executive and Jewish professional. He was certified as high school teacher and Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder. For more than six years, Jonathan was a leader in the field of Jewish summer camp where he worked to enhance the level of supervision and mentorship for both campers and staff through innovative summer and year-round trainings. In 2007, Jonathan continued his studies and was selected as a Taub Fellow at New York University in the dual-master’s degree program for a Master in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management and Master in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Since starting his role in 2010 at the Boulder JCC, Jonathan has led the community's $30M capital campaign to build a new JCC campus, which opened in summer 2016. He speaks regularly about making philanthropy fun and the role that inter-generational giving has on creating a legacy. Outside of work, he and his wife, Lyndsay, and their daughters, Mira and Susanna, can be found hiking, skiing, practicing yoga, listening to music, and planning their next great adventure. Follow him @jonathanlev on twitter.

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One comment

  1. Welcome back, Wendy! Very exciting to see you back in the Boulder community full time!