Faces of the Community

In March 2019, under the creative direction of Jennifer Deppe Parker, the JCC embarked on "Faces of the Community," an interior decor project designed to depict the diversity and breadth of the JCC community. The project involved an initial planning process, recruitment of suitable subjects, two photo shoots in summer 2019, extensive discussion regarding placement of the images, then installation in late December 2019.

The following portraits appear throughout our building accompanied by codes that allow you to listen to excerpts of audio interviews recorded with each subject at the time of their photo shoot. These excerpts appear below. To learn where each portrait lives, download this PDF.

Creative Director: Jennifer Deppe Parker
Project Coordinators: Jordana Roat and Allison Rosen
Photography: Nicole Hawkins
Hair/makeup: T. Cooper/Metro Look
JCC Chief Marketing Officer: Eric Winick
JCC Senior Director of Creative Services: Peter Hines
Video: Angelica Ciccone


Laura

Michael, Hannah, Yelena + Esti

Family | Jewish Journeys, Generation R

 
 

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Charlotte, Hilary + Sadie

Friends | BBYO Manhattan teen program leaders

 
 

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Christina

Shoemaker, Author | Studio arts, New York Writers Workshop

 
 

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Freya + Helen

Friends | 60+ programs, SeniorTechNYC co-coordinators

 
 

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Camille

Center for Jewish Living Advisory Council, Atid, family programs

 
 

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Sara, Lainie, Joy + Ruthie

3 Generations
Joy: JCC executive director
Sara + Lainie: Camp, nursery school, family programs
Ruthie: Community member

 
 

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Abby + Barbara

Friends | Nursery school, family programs

 
 

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Katie + Ronit

Married June 2019 | Jewish Life classes, Out at the J

 
 

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Diana

Jewelry maker | Studio Arts

 
 

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Judith + Theo

Mother + Daughter
Judith: Filmmaker, community member
Theo: Camp, family programs

 
 

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Steven, Lily, Kirk + Scarlett

Family
Steven + Kirk: Board members
Lily + Scarlett: Camp, family programs

 
 

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Amy

Fitness, aquatics

 
 

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Phil, Jonah, Tobias + Kate

Family | Camp, nursery school, family programs

 
 

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Hector + Kevin

Friends | Transitions participants

 
 

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Stu

Engage Jewish Service Corps, 60+ programs

 
 

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Lenox, Jordan + Ericka

Family
Lenox: Camp, family programs
Jordan: JCC Harlem advisory board, Atid
Ericka: Atid

 
 

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Eugene

Adaptations participant

 
 

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Sheila + Sheldon

Married 40+ years | Meditation teachers

 
 

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Emmett

Camp, nursery school, family programs

 
 

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Judy

60+ program facilitator, symposium committee chair

 
 

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Elisa

Camp Settoga counselor

 
 

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Isaac, Vered + Shulamit

Family | 20s + 30s, What Matters, Jewish Life + holiday programs

 
 

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Elana + Phyllis

Daughter + Mother
Elana: Connections participant
Phyllis: Community member

 
 

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Lauren + Alexander

Mother + Son
Lauren: Infants + Young Children Committee
Alexander: Camp, family programs

 
 

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Amanda + Scott

Married August 2019 | Jewish Life classes

 
 

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Alex + Ellie

Brother + Sister | Family programs

 
 

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James, Rachel, Nicole + Alex

Family | Camp, nursery school, family programs

 
 

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Pete

Out at the J, Ulpan, fitness, culinary arts 

 
 

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Alexandra

20s + 30s Advisory Board, social justice programs

 
 

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Yvonne + Roger

Married 50+ years | Nia dance and Zumba Gold teachers

 
 

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