If you’re picturing an absolutely irresistible, hilarious member of the community who you wish was your aunt, you’ve found her in Deb Kurland.
A retired LCSW, Deb and her husband got involved in this JCC in 1984. “My kids went through preschool, summer camp and our daughter became a counselor on board here,” says Deb. She has remained involved, especially with the youngest generation of her family. “I came to volunteer with my grandchild Elizabeth when she was a preschooler here.”
Deb is known for her sociability. “I come here and I work out. I do more talking than working out because I have friends of many different ages here. My husband jokes that it’s hard sometimes for me to get to the machine.”
She’s also got pearls of wisdom for you:
- On showing up: “It’s just a great community. We show up for each other. There’s history.”
- On meeting other people: “It’s always about connection. It’s always about community. It leads to joy.”
- On making mom friends: “Be the one who organizes the coffee, the brunch for other parents.”
Thank you, Deb for your wisdom, years of volunteering and giving back to the community!