Lewis has served as director at Camp Northland, outside of Toronto, and previously served for four summers as the director of B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp in the Poconos. Lewis, the product of two seasoned JCC professionals, serves on the Executive Leadership Institute of the Foundation for Jewish Camp. He has worked as youth counselor in the Reform movement, the Baltimore Council BBYO director, and the Teen Services Supervisor at the JCC of Houston. He earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Jewish Communal Service from Baltimore Hebrew University.
Ethan Copperman is a new addition to the JCC’s Children, Youth and Family Division as the Assistant Director of Operations. Prior to joining the agency, he worked as a Research Assistant for UPMC Children’s Hospital. He assisted with a variety of studies that centered on adolescent violence prevention. Before his work with UPMC, Ethan functioned as the Office Assistant at J&R Day Camp.
Previously, he served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Philadelphia. As a Corps Member, he supported classroom instruction by tutoring and mentoring middle school students. Following City Year, he went on to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the School District of Philadelphia main office where he helped children, parents and school staff with a series of initiatives to improve overall school attendance.
Ethan is originally from Brooklyn, New York. He enjoys playing sports, trying new restaurants and traveling. Most recently, he earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Corporate and Community Relations from the University of Pittsburgh. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont. In the future, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in Business Administration.
Marilee worked in the Pittsburgh Public Schools for 30 years as a classroom teacher and mathematics coach. She has served as Educational Director of the Temple Sinai Religious School for 25 years.