The Alumni Relations Department is an important element at JCCA providing support and assistance in maintaining the close bonds among all its alumni who have been in JCCA’s programs, past and current, and serves as liaison with staff and other programs.
JCCA values its association with alumni, parents and friends who are important members of the JCCA family. Building upon these relationships provides advocacy and support needed in raising funds to further the JCCA mission.
Here's what alumni are saying:
"Each year, hundreds of former JCCA alumni of all ages contact us with many questions, but almost everyone asks about a special staff member who was important to them. Sometimes it’s a social worker, often it’s a child care counselor, but always there are strong memories of someone whose care made a real difference in their lives.
Frank Shorenstein, was only eight years old when he and his three siblings moved into the Mt. Vernon Residence of Hartman-Homecrest—one of JCCA’s predecessor agencies—in February 1958. He lived there until he was 16. Several years ago, Frank wrote a moving tribute to Zvi Galibof, the Residence’s director. Though nearly 50 years had passed, and now a successful fiscal specialist for the government and a parent himself, his memories were vivid as he recalled what made the Residence a real home for him. Movingly, Mr. Shorenstein credits Zvi Galibof with “kindling my interest in reconnections with the significant others of my larger family in Mt. Vernon and providing me with the opportunities to move forward without any regrets.”
"In My Own Words" by Richard G. Safran
"Gratitude to JCCA" by Steven Gure
"My Time at JCCA" by Christian Balseca
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