LAURA FRIEDMAN NAMED EXECTUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
SHIMON AND SARA BIRNBAUM JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER IN BRIDGEWATER
BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Laura Friedman has been promoted to Executive Director of the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), it was announced by David Bunevich, President of the JCC Board of Directors. The appointment is effective January 1, 2013.
As Executive Director, Ms. Friedman is responsible for supervising the JCC program and administrative staff and for working with the staff and the JCC Board of Directors in carrying out the Center’s mission in serving the JCC’s membership and the community.
According to Mr. Bunevich, “Laura has been an integral part of the JCC prior to our opening our doors to the community in December 1999. She is an exemplary manager and leader. Laura is well known and respected by our JCC members, staff, lay leadership and the local community. She has been involved in every aspect of running this JCC for more than 13 years and we are pleased to have Laura at the helm of our agency.”
“I am extremely proud to serve as Executive Director of this JCC, Ms. Friedman stated. “It is gratifying for me to lead this agency, and I am very fortunate to work with a supportive Board of Directors and an experienced and dedicated staff who are committed to serving our members and the community,” she added.
Ms. Friedman previously was the Associate Executive Director of the JCC, a position she held since 2005. Prior to that, she held the position of Assistant Executive Director. Ms. Friedman joined the JCC as Program Director in August 1999, prior to the Center opening to the community. In this position, she was supervised all program staff and worked with them in developing JCC Fitness, Sports, Educational, Sports and Cultural programming including launching the Blaustein Early Childhood Center and Camp Ruach. Ms. Friedman has worked in the JCC field for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the Birnbaum JCC she held positions at the West Hartford JCC and the Staten Island JCC.
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center is located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater and serves Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, providing fitness, recreational, social, cultural and educational programs for the entire community. The state-of-the-art facility includes an indoor salt based pool, outdoor pool with dome enclosure during the off season, gymnasium, fitness center, group fitness studio featuring the Les Mills fitness program, Blaustein Early Childhood Center (ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten), JCC Camp Ruach (ages 15 months through 9th Grade), Bridgewater Tide Swim Team, J-Crew After School Program (Grades K-6) and Summer Swim Club. For additional information, visit the JCC website at www.ssbjcc.org.
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