Tuesday, April 27
7:00 pm CDT
Free! Registration required to receive Zoom link.
Presented by JCC Chicago, JCFS Chicago, and Grandparents Unleashed.
The experience of Jewish summer camp has always played an important role in creating a deeper connection to Jewish identity and building relationships for lifelong impact.
It’s even more important now as children have been isolated from opportunities to spend quality time learning together and growing from shared experiences within a Jewish context.
At the end of this program, grandparents will…
- Know what JCC Chicago overnight and day camps are doing to make camp safe with COVID.
- Understand socialization and child developmental stages.
- Have actionable ideas how grandparents can nurture, foster and support these important experiences.
Meet the Panelists
Chief Operating Officer
Brad Finkel is the Chief Operating Officer for JCC Chicago. In this role, he provides leadership and oversight for all aspects of agency operations, identifying and executing opportunities for operational strength and improvement, supervising key program department leaders and works as part of the agency leadership team.
Prior to becoming the COO, Brad served as one of the agency’s Regional Vice Presidents and Director of Camp Chi, resident camp of JCC Chicago. Brad has been a part of JCC Chicago since 1998. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications and Jewish Studies from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Jewish Professional Studies from Spertus Institute. Brad currently is a mentor for other Master’s degree students at Spertus Institute. He has participated in the Lekhu Lakhem program- Jewish and Education Journeys for JCC Resident Camp Directors, Senior Fellowship of the Mandel Center for Jewish Education of the JCC Association of North America and the #2020 Beyond Leadership Program.
Joshua Berman, LCSW
Virginia Frank Child Development Center of JCFS
Josh Berman, LCSW has worked at Virginia Frank Child Development Center of JCFS since 2013. He has served as an Educational Therapist in the Virginia Frank Therapeutic Nursery and as a Clinician at the Center has provided children and families with individual and family psychotherapy. He also provides mental health consultation to early childhood programs.