Leadership

2014 JHJCC Board of Directors:  Al Zuckerman (President),  Josh Kleyman (Vice President),  Andy King (Treasurer),  Andrea Mazer,  Mike Scher and Christine Schuller.


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Judd Grossman

Chazzan

Judd Grossman is a full-time musician and a song and prayer leader for the Jackson Hole Jewish Community since 1997. He performs weddings, b’nei mitzvot and other life cycle ceremonies for the local community and visitors. From performing at JHJCC Shabbat or holiday services to locales around town, Judd can often be found with his guitar in hand, playing solo or with his band. Judd has lived in the valley since 1980. – juddgrossman.com

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Zoe Novak-Miller

J-Play Instructor

Zoe was almost a pioneering member of  Spirit of the Mountains Summer Day Camp, but sadly started attending the subsequent year. It remains a source of embarrassment. She is in the midst of her gap year, and will be attending New College of Florida in the fall. There, she is looking forward to experiencing her first hurricane and studying gender and feminism. In addition to leading J-Play, she currently works in the Wrangler Daycare at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You can usually find her knitting and she hopes to involve fiber arts in the J-Play Curriculum.

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Josh Kleyman

Lay Rabbi, Bet Sefer teacher, JHJC Board VP

Josh joined the faculty of the Teton Science Schools’ graduate program in 2006, training adults as environmental educators and naturalists. He is currently the Coordinator of the Kelly Campus, focusing on connecting people to nature and place through field education. Josh is passionate about the Jackson Hole Jewish Community, a place where his wife Kalen and their daughter Reviva have found their Jewish family in Wyoming. He has taught Bet Sefer since moving to Jackson in 2006. Recently, he has helped a number of Jackson Hole Jewish Community youth with their B’nai Mitzvah. Josh explores spirituality and expresses his passion through community, wilderness, education, Judaism and baking challah.

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Andrea Mazer

Bet Sefer Principal, JHJC Board Member

Andrea graduated from George Washington University with a degree in Religion and Conflict Resolution and then moved to Jackson in 2003. She has been teaching at the JHJC’s Bet Sefer since 2004. She has also been the summer camp director for a number of summers and served the community as Executive Director of JHJCC from 2006-2010. It brings her much joy to pass down traditions and rituals to the next generation of Jews in Jackson. When she is not helping out at a community event, you may find Andrea on the trails, skiing, hiking or biking.

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Amira Burns

J-Play Instructor

Amira is excited to join the Jackson Hole Jewish Community Center as J-Play’s new preschool instructor. A transplant from Milwaukee, WI, Amira’s Jewish learning played an integral role in her childhood. Her most formative Judaic experiences included Jewish summer camp in the Wisconsin north woods, assisting Hebrew school and special education Sunday school at the synagogue, where she became a Bat-Mitzvah, traveling to Israel under the Birthright program, and attending the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, where she began a now decade-long study of modern Hebrew.

One of Amira’s favorite aspects of Judaism is the high value it places on lifelong learning, beginning with both religious and secular education at an early age. Amira feels that this commitment to education inspires curiosity, creativity, and an eagerness to ask questions, all of which are central parts of J-Play.

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Mary Grossman

Executive Director

Mary began visiting Jackson Hole with her family when she was a little girl and has lived here full-time since 1987. Originally trained as a musician and composer, she has spent the last 20 years in the publishing and nonprofit worlds. She currently owns Planet Jackson Hole, which publishes JH Weekly newspaper and Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine. After serving on the JHJC Board for three years, she became Executive Director in 2010. Mary loves promoting and planning fun events for the Jackson Hole Jewish Community and is especially proud of the new JHJC Center. She is married to chazzan Judd Grossman and they have two teenagers, Esther and Isaac.