Friedman Named New Bertha Alyce School Director
Monday, March 26, 2018

Houston, TX – Meagan Friedman has been selected as the new director of the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC’s Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School (BAS) effective June 1, 2018. 

Friedman has served in the capacity of assistant director of BAS for the past three years, Camp Bami director for the past four years and a classroom teacher for six years both in early childhood and school aged classrooms. Prior to moving to Houston, Friedman was on the professional staff at the JCC in New Orleans working in the children’s and camp programs. 

As had been previously announced, current director Bonnie Kasner had originally planned to retire effective May 31, 2018 but decided to delay her retirement until December 31, 2018. Kasner will remain as director until May 31 and return September 1 on a part time basis to ensure a smooth and seamless leadership transition. 

“Meagan has been an integral part of the BAS Leadership team, she knows what it takes to operate a successful and meaningful early childhood program and has the ability to implement new and innovative programming. These attributes make her an excellent choice to be Director of Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School,” stated Bonnie Kasner, Director, Early Childhood Programs.

The J is fortunate to have Friedman as part of the leadership team and know that the early childhood education programs will continue to excel under her very capable leadership and through her continued partnership with the entire BAS team.

“Meagan brings a strong understanding of our program, a meaningful connection to the families and a trusting relationship with the teachers. She will continue to foster a school and community we can all be proud of! It's a delight to have Meagan in her new role,” stated Debra Dluhy, BAS Committee Chair.

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Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston is a non-profit organization that provides quality programs for all members of the family including infants, school-aged children, teens, adults and seniors. Evelyn Rubenstein JCC provides more than $500,000 in scholarship aid to area families in need thanks to the generous support received, in part, from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the United Way.


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