Photo: From left, Kim Subrin, Leah Zigmond and Audrey Edwards.
Martin Pear JCC on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus (“The J”) announces the arrival of Audrey Edwards into the newly created role of chief experience officer. Audrey comes to The J having served at the Boston JCC for more than two decades.
In her most recent role as health, fitness and wellness director, Audrey oversaw all children’s enrichment and specialty camp programming, adult programming and health, wellness and fitness programming. She also worked very closely with membership acquisition and retention with a particular focus on enhancing the member experience.
“Audrey’s arrival at the Martin Pear JCC is a game-changer for our agency,” said Jay Jacobs, chief executive officer of The J. “We continue to strive for ways to enhance the member experience and provide increasing value to our community. Audrey’s expertise will allow us to double down on our commitment to quality programming and experiences for any age at any stage. She has a stellar reputation across the entire JCC national network and we are pleased that Scottsdale will become her home.”
Along with welcoming Audrey, Martin Pear JCC also welcomes Leah Zigmond as the early childhood education director. Leah was most recently the director of Camp Daisy and Harry Stein and has more than 20 years of experience running youth educational and recreational programming. Prior to Camp Stein, Leah spent 13 years living and working on Kibbutz Lotan in Southern Israel. For much of that time, she served as the Education Director for Lotan’s Center for Creative Ecology. Leah has more than 20 years of experience engaging children, teens, and adults in innovative educational programs both in Israel and the United States.
“Going with the theme of exceeding expectations, our youngest Martin Pear JCC members and their parents are in for a treat with the addition of Leah,” said Jacobs. “Her extensive experience coupled with our amazing teachers and curriculum will undoubtedly ensure a focus on each child’s natural curiosity, intelligence and interests while developing his/her Jewish identity.”
Lastly, with these two new additions, The J is pleased to announce that Kim Subrin will officially be transitioning into the role of Shemesh Camp at The J director. “Kim’s passion for camp and ensuring campers have a phenomenal experience summer after summer makes her the perfect person for this important role within the agency,” said Jacobs. “This past summer during COVID was a challenge to be sure. Kim stepped in as director and served up 11 weeks of back-to-basics camp and turned a bummer into a fun summer! I know she is already brainstorming ways to level up for next summer to further exceed parent and camper expectations.”
The Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus and Martin Pear JCC are open. Tours for new members are available and, for members, swim, fitness and group exercise reservations are recommended. The safety of Martin Pear JCC members and staff remains our top priority.
To see how The J is keeping members and staff safe, please visit, vosjcc.org/membersafety.