Boulder JCC Updates Us for Summer

Summer is officially here and our campus is beginning to buzz. We began our Phase 1 limited reopening of the building on June 1 for essential services. We are encouraged by the success of our camps, hosting food and blood drives, and continuing our farm operations and virtual programming. Refer to the infographic below to see the impact of these services.

The health and safety of our community members and staff remains our top priority. Our limited reopening has allowed for the methodical assessment of our policies and procedures. We are using what we learn to help us reopen for as many families and community members as possible this fall. Our fall reopening decisions will also be guided and dependent on the health department and state guidelines.

There is still time to join us for camp this summer. Our Early Childhood Center camp (toddlers – Pre-K) and Cherryvale Day Camp (entering Kindergarten – 11 years old) summer sessions have limited space available in July and August.

Looking Ahead

We have begun to build our Phase 2 work plan for our fall reopening. Our priority is being responsive to community needs. This includes serving all of our currently-enrolled ECC families, rethinking our building space usage, and exploring the potential for in-person events and rentals. In addition, we will continue to create virtual, and potentially hybrid programs (in-person and online), understanding that even as our communities reopen, there will still be a need for virtual offerings.

Our Ongoing Commitment to Racial Justice

We are committed to racial justice, to amplifying the voices of People of Color and Jews of Color, and to continually reflect on the ways in which we can be better, both as an organization and within our community. 

We are having extensive conversations and taking measures to critically reflect on the areas in which we can grow and improve. We have convened our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee and started to create opportunities for meaningful conversation as a community. Join us for Poetry and Action: Using Spoken Word to Discuss Racism.

We understand that this work cannot be done overnight and will require a long-term commitment. In the coming days, weeks, and months, we will share specific goals we have set for the Boulder JCC. 

Thank you for your support of the JCC. We will continue to send updates to the community as we approach fall.  

Warmly,

Jonathan Lev
Executive Director
Boulder JCC
Lee Strongwater
Board President
Boulder JCC

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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