Meet The Staff

DanielStern Daniel Stern
Executive Director

Daniel has been at the JCC for four years. He served as Director of Sports, Recreation and Aquatics for his first two years before becoming Executive Director in December of 2015. Daniel has a degree in Sports Management from The Citadel. Before coming to the JCC Daniel held positions at the Charleston Riverdogs and the City of Charleston Recreation Department. Daniel lives on James island with his wife, Sarah.

sandra-e1414181962447Sandra Brett
Filmfest Coordinator

Sandra Brett has a background in the arts and education. She organizes the Charleston JCC Jewish Filmfest, now in its third season. Along with her wonderful committee, she brings fabulous films and film maker presentations to Charleston. The films are Jewish in scope and topics appeal to all tastes. Suggestions and new committee members are always welcome.

carolCarol Berlin
Arts & Ideas Coordinator

Carol has worked at the Jewish Community Center for over 33 years in many different capacities, including Assistant JCC Director for three of those years. She coordinates the annual KidsFair event, which is celebrating 28 years in the Charleston Community. She plans to enhance Jewish identity in the community at large through a wide range of resources and excellent cultural programming.

Alan Goldkin
Digital Media Manager

Alan started working with the JCC WOW in 2015, although he has been involved with the Jewish community as a professional and lay leader for over thirty years. He is responsible for sharing information about the JCC and our great programs and events on social media, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc. Alan has a degree in Jewish Studies from the University of Florida and attended graduate school at Hebrew Union College. He lives in West Ashley with his wife Amy (the music teacher at Addlestone Hebrew Academy), five children, and two dogs. He asks everyone to like our Facebook Page at

LaraLara LeRoy
Community Programs Coordinator

Lara LeRoy is best described in two words: Active and Busy! When she is not engaged in activities with or for her three teens Abby, Nate & Eli or, her husband of 22 years Scott, than she is most likely involved in one of the community organizations she actively supports. LeRoy is especially passionate about education and community building and has dedicated a great deal of her time as professional and a volunteer to advancing educational initiatives and community wide programs for youth and adults.

MarylynMarylyn Haspel
Bookfest Coordinator

Marylyn Haspel has a background in advertising and marketing as a writer, and is very proud to be assuming the reigns of the Charleston JCC Bookfest, now going into its fifth season. She welcomes new participants and ideas and encourages you to come join the Bookfest Committee. Bookfest is always searching for fascinating authors, stimulating topics and diverse venues for its events!

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Upcoming Events

all-day Memorial Day
Memorial Day
May 29 all-day
Our office will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday
all-day Shavuot I
Shavuot I
May 31 all-day
Our office will be closed for the Shavuot holiday
all-day Shavuot II
Shavuot II
Jun 1 all-day
Our office will be closed for the Shavuot holiday
7:00 pm JCC Filmfest presents: The Last ... @ Terrace Theater
JCC Filmfest presents: The Last ... @ Terrace Theater
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
JCC Filmfest presents: The Last Laugh @ Terrace Theater | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
Is the Holocaust off-limits for comedy? “The Last Laugh” explores this question in a fascinating documentary. The film pairs film clips with interviews of Holocaust survivors, comedians (Including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman and Joan Rivers),
all-day Independence Day
Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day
Our office will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday

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